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News Sony: "PSP needs more new games"

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    They need to stop porting normal console games over and start using the PSP's features to make decent games. That's one of the reasons why homebrew has skyrocketed imho - without any big games people are turning to making their own/running emulators of other consoles just for something to use.
     
  3. sotu1

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    ummm...PSP's features? what features? it's a PS2 in disguise.
     
  4. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    MP3 player, Mobile video, mobile browser, picture viewer, wireless access, etc. I love my psp. I love my DS though. I had the feeling that devs were spending too much time on the DS and not enough on the PSP. They're cranking out crappy games on the DS quicker than you can say "overkill"
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Who needs more games? ScummVM Cheesecake!
     
  6. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Not more, new, is the important word in that sentence.
     
  7. M4RTIN

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    if only they'd actually released gran turismo on it, GT sells consoles. theres no doubt about that. or a mtal gear solid that didnt involve weird cards
     
  8. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    What they should do is provide an official emulator for the psp so you can play psone and PS2 games on it.. that would be a start.. it would also be nice if it had a proper digital distribution model.. it might also be nice if they acknowledged some of the better homebrew games and feature them (kinda like steam does with indie games). my 2cents.

    P.s: would also like to see msn/yahoo messenger and youtube, and winamp remote compatibility :)
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya I havent really played with either of my PSPs, lol I should turn both in and upgrade to the Slims so I can hook it up to my TV but ya I havent touched them in a while should go out and see whats out that might interest me.

    well you can if you have a PS3, not sure about PS2 games but I know you can do that with the PS1 games.
     
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    Not missing any 'lack of games' as I've been playing homebrew games an awful lot :D
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Seems like it would make a nice PDA
     
  12. Goty

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    I love my PSP, but unfortunately I only have three games that I still play (Namely Crisis Core, Harvey Birdman, and Patapon). There's enough geek potential on the homebrew scene to keep me hooked for a long while more, but more games would definitely be welcome.
     
  13. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    OMG Sony! You've got it! Thats not to say goods games are unavailable. They are just being released infrequently. We need a better GTA, Gran Turismo, a proper MGS release (something to complement MGS4 or a remake of originals) and maybe even a playable Crash Bandicoot...
     
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    I am happy with the direction the PSP has gone. It has allowed me to enjoy alot of what the PSOne and PS2 has and have had to offer in the past. Final Fantasy Tactics, and Disgaea:Afternoon of Darkness are great remakes/ports, along with games like Generations of Chaos, and Monster Hunter Freedom. Having the "portable" version of a full scale game on PSP no longer means you get a heavily scaled back game graphically and content wise, and when it comes to a spin-off title based on a main series it can be fully presented on the PSP Platform without "feeling" like a handheld title. Dunno if that last sentence made any sense but games like Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops are what I'm referring to.
     
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    The best games for the PSP have been games developed for the psp, accepting its limitations and creating a game play specifically for a small screen.

    Patapon and LocoRoco are in my mind good examples of this. God of war: Chains of Olympus (correct me if i'm wrong here) is also a good example of a game specifically developed for the psp, but at the same time taking a genre/story from an existing game on the ps2.

    Porting games helps to keep a good number of titles on the shelves, and is fine for the likes of Tiger Woods 08 etc... But the psp simply isn't made for handling content rich games such as the Need for Speed franchise, where heavily cut down versions are produced to enable them to run on the low powered machines.


    It's one of only 2 key handheld game systems, and I'd like to see more money going into the development of titles specifially planned for the psp.
     
  16. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    If only Sony would embrace the homebrew community (instead of frustrating it) I bet the number of great easily available, free, add-ons and increased functionality would be amazing. That would sell these way faster than Sony's proprietary approach (how can the "U" in "UMD" mean universial when only the PSP uses it?)
     
  17. eddtox

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    Yea.. but who in their right mind would buy a PS3 to play pd1 and ps2 games on it? The reason i suggested it for the psp is because it basically IS a ps2. And it would be great to be able to take all your favorite games from the full size consoles with you wherever you go. As Tyinsar said, Sony should really embrace the homebrew community. Not only would that revitalise the PSP but it would also provide a much needed reputation boost for Sony. I have the PSP slim. I've had it since it came out. I've bought about 10 games, 5 of them were playable but only 2 were good enough to make me complete them. IMO this is a very sorry state of affairs. I've gotten to the point now that I'm really considering buying a service battery, downgrading and getting homebrew. If that happens Sony would probably never get another penny from me. :sigh:
     
  18. CanadianViking

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    What they need is to convince Capcom to release Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G in English.

    That would make my day.
     
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