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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2005, 09:27:10 AM »

It was designed to be sexy.

Just like me.

Allen, does the PSP make you a goddamn sexual tyrannosaurus too?
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2005, 09:40:15 AM »

I already was, Jeremy, I already was.

Sony will warrantee dead-pixelled PSPs

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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2005, 12:50:04 PM »

So Sony finally smelled the PR disaster.  Notice how they waited until the PSP was not a scarce sell-out item on release before announcing this.   Sleazebags.

My pixels are all fine, but I'm glad they did this.

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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2005, 04:31:23 PM »

Just fired up some Spider-Man 2 and Ridge Racer. Meh.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2005, 04:31:36 PM »







Just kidding! Man, what a system!
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2005, 05:00:56 PM »

Fucking fanboys.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2005, 04:32:42 PM »

But some retailers said yesterday they were surprised at relatively lackluster interest on launch day and still have PSPs sitting on store shelves.

Yeah, pretty shocking.   Joe Six Pack doesn't buy $250 handhelds.   Stop the presses.

1 million units is a lot of inventory for any launch day.   But it's a hell of a lot of inventory for a system that is trying to establish a new, premium price point.

EB and Gamestop sellouts = the gaming hardcore.   Target excess stock = regular consumers.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2005, 04:56:24 PM »

Download PSP Dead Pixel Checker to see if you have any. I nearly burst into tears at the first screen, but it was just a speck of dust. Whew.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2005, 10:42:01 AM »

Battery update:  After my last charge, I kept a gaming log to track my playtime.   I got 3hr, 48min of Ridge Racer playtime on a single charge.   I was certainly hoping for more but it could be worse.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2005, 01:47:01 PM »

Tunnelling update:   Xlink has released a custom WRT54G (Linksys router that runs Linux and is easy to hack/upgrade) bios that allows tunnelling without buying new hardware (like my $20 USB stick).

It has a couple of limitations.   You must log into your routers configuration form and enable PSP when you want to play, and while it is enabled, the access point cannot communicate with other wireless devices.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2005, 08:27:14 PM »

Got mine last night! My initial impressions:

The PSP is ahead of its time. Thinking about all the other gadgets I have in my house, the PSP is teh bias. Sure, I've pwned it for less than 24 hours, but I can see that this is a sophisticated, adult product that will have many uses for a long time to come.

I've never owned a portable, but I've played with most of them. None have come close to offering this level of entertainment potential. The screen is obviously the biggest deal. It is huge. It is gorgeous. What else do you need? Screen size and picture quality have been the only reasons for me never purchasing a portable. This problem has finally been addressed to my satisfaction. The launch line-up is strong. And if you get bored of the games, there's always music, movies, and photos.

Critiques: Playing for an exteded period of time cramps my hands a bit more than I anticipated. The only game I own so far is Lumines, so I've really only had to use the D-pad and X button. I'm wary of how well positioned everything will be when I need to access the shoulder buttons and analog nub. Speaking of which, the nub movement feels weird. I wonder how well it'll work in-game.

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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2005, 10:04:30 AM »

I finally downloaded the dead pixel pics.  Unfortunately, I have a a couple of dead pixels.  Fortunately, I actually bought the EB Games "warranty" or whatever they call it.  I can exchange it with them and not mess with sending it in to Sony.  It does not bother me so I will wait until it does or just before the EB warranty is up. 
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2005, 11:17:07 PM »

Does anyone else seem to think it takes an awful long time to load/start a game? This is the only thing that I find annoying with the PSP. Everything else is top notch.

The screen is perfect, and blows away every other handheld game I ever owned: Game Gear, Game Boys (all versions), etc.

I understand they are going to sell for $200 without all of the "extras" in a month or so. To me, it is well worth the $200.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2005, 12:56:26 PM »

Jon,

The load times really seem to vary a lot depending on the game.   Years of gameboy have gotten me used to no loading on handhelds, which is great when you only have time for a quick game.   If you are bothered by the loading in Mercury, you might want to skip Tiger Woods.  :)
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2005, 01:19:10 PM »

I havenít tried a PSP yet, but long load times in a handheld would bug me.  I donít mind waiting on my couch for my console to load, but on the go it would suck.
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