It looks as if Sony may be planning some big moves for PSP in 2008.
It has just announced (at At the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) the upcoming release of the new 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo. This is a big increase in memory capability over the current 8GB model.
This may seem innocent enough - after all the current memory stick really does not allow us to do all the things we want. There is just not enough room to store games and movies and all our music!
But, when taken together with the also-demonstrated up and coming ability to
load certain Blu-ray movies onto your PSP, using the blue ray disc (of course) - and the PSP memory sticks … well, you can see where this is going.
The current Memory sticks just will not do the job. So to sell you on this easier-than-the-current-ways (that any resourceful PSP owner with a high-speed internet connection have developed) to load movies onto their portable system, Sony have - Voila! - produced a huge new memory card. (Mind you it will cost $300 when it is released in March).
I can’t help but mention another gadget Sony has pushed into the lime light (again?) at the CES. You can see plenty of youtube vids if you so wish - I just could not bring myself to display the foolish (Am I being unkind?) trailer here. It may be that this gadget is made for the Japanese market (where they love cute little gadgets) -or, possibly for the super rich kindy-brats in our country?
Maybe I am alone in finding this gadget super-silly? Feel free to vent your own opinions on this!
If you are anything like the majority of PSP’ers out there, you are no doubt on the constant prowl for the newest PSP release. There is really no such thing as owning too many games. Am I right?
There are several notable titles, slated for release in the upcoming weeks. These include: Fading Shadows, Spinout and Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law.
Screen shot from PSP Spinout
Brought to you by Ghostlight Video Game Publishing, Spinout is due to hit the shelves, in late January. It is categorized as a sports game, but it involves puzzle solving, as well. If you love a fast-paced fun of racing game, this is for you
Gamers are transformed to the galaxy of Xorber, where they are in control of their own futuristic race car, a Xorb, which can be customized. There are five game modes, 50 courses to conquer and 9 environments, in which to race.
If you like puzzles, you might want to consider adding Fading Shadows to your collection. This puzzle game, suitable for 1 or 2 players, is slated to be released the first week of February.
The game is set in the fantasy world of castles and evil doers. Work your way through challenging puzzles, dangerous obstacles and intriguing riddles, to help Aria save her brother Erwyn from the villainous Master Gardal.
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, made famous by his Adult Swim TV fame, is an interaction-based simulation game, which will provide gamers with hours of entertainment. (No CourtTV required.)
Screen shot from Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
(You can watch the trailer on youtube)
Help Harvey solve a series of unusual and amusing cases by visiting the crime scene, obtaining evidence, questioning witnesses and much more.
This game is rated ‘T’, for Teen. Be prepared for crude humor, mild language and sexual themes. Harvey Birdman at his best!
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming PSP games, you won’t want to live without.