Game demos are a great way to find out if you really want to get a particular game (whether to hire, buy, borrow or copy).
Take the latest games released for PSP: Ben 10: Alien Force The Game, The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga, Neverland Card Battles, and, Monster Jam: Urban Assault.
No Demos! - at least, so far. And the sites that say they provide demos - generally don’t! Or they have a few, but they are old games. Even specialist gaming sites can’t get their hands on demos for most games.
This is a real shame as we believe that the game developers would have more success by allowing us to see demos.
But there is some good news! There is a demo out for the recently released game: SpiderMan Web of Shadows. The trailer was exciting and the demo lives up to the great graphics and action we saw in the trailer.
But we did find one PSP game demo site that is worth mentioning. It is well organized so its easy to find the demos, and while there are not a lot of demos for recent games, it does have some - for example there is a demo for Hototogisu Ran. And you can search for games alphabetically - which makes them easy to find.
The reports on some of the PSP games previewed at the Tokyo Show earlier this month were not inspiring. With one exception. Dynasty Warrior: Strike Force was well received.
Chris Watters, fromGameSpot, played a demo version at the Show and has this to say about this PSP game:
Our opponents ranged from stationary artillery batteries to fairly weak foot soldiers to hardened veterans. The latter of these foes required advanced combat techniques, like sustained midair attacks or charged strikes. Holding down the attack buttons for a few moments allowed us to charge up our attacks and unleash powerful magical strikes. Good times. (read more here)
The trailer has just been released, and you can now see the whole trailer in the following video (all the PSP trailers for this game on YouTube only go for a few second:
The trailer for this highly anticipated PSP game, has finally been released. So watch and weep and drool - cos it looks like it will still be some time till the game is released. In fact none of the top game sites have a date of release for the game yet and IGN has it listed simple as
Though, IGN does not yet have the trailer on show either…. so perhaps they are a bit behind on this PSP game!
The trailer is pretty exciting so lets hope that HexaDrive develop this game so that it uses the full power of PSP and not try and make the same game suitable for release on mobiles (as has been rumoured)
We at Bitfood have decided to set up an info center where people can share their knowledge about great free PSP wifi hotspots.
For those who do not already use them:- we can - via these hotspots - connect our PSP to any available free wifi and download game demos, clips, wallpaper and, yes, Skype our friends (check our previous post on this) and so on …even when we are away from our home computer.
Wherever you are in the world (except Japan) if you know some great hot spots where we can connect to the internet via our PSP, then give all the details in the comment section at the end of this post.
(Why are we excluding Japan? - because Sony has recently done a deal with FON - the world’s largest global WiFi community - to provide access points for a FREE internet browser at 44,000 FON spots across Japan and over 2,000 in Tokyo alone!)
The Sony PSP has built-in wifi capability. This means that we can use our PSP as a mobile computer devise as well as a game station. But to use the PSP to connect to the internet, we need to find local free wireless networks to join.
So that’s where our readers come in. We see no reason why the rest of the world should be left out of getting free PSP wifi (hopefully Sony agrees and will soon offer all countries a similar great free network!)
In the meantime a bit of sharing will go a long way. For example, on a recent trip through Vancouver, Canada, one of our team discovered free wifi available 24/7 at a local cafe chain called Waves, and on offer for 2 hours a day at all Vancouver Starbucks.
Let the free world PSP wifi network map begin….
Alternatively, you need not wait for Sony to organize this, or us at Bitfood.
You can get this for yourself by becoming a Fonero! IF, that is, you have wifi at home. AND, if
… you are willing to share your own wifi service and join the FON community of wifi sharers across the planet. Then you will be able to get free wifi at thousands of WiFi FON Spots worldwide for free.
Otherwise, just check the comments below for free PSP WiFi hotspots near you….
A few posts back we made the promise to show readers how to use some of the great things that our PSP can be used for - besides playing games. After all, we may as well get max benefits from it. And it turns out that some of the really cool things we can use our PSP for just aren’t being used!
With Skype on PSP, you can call friends, family, and anyone else who’s got Skype – free – wherever they are in the world - so thta is pretty cool.
Because Skype has made it possible to hook our PSP up to it - and make calls from our PSP for FREE!
Here’s how to get Skype on PSP -
*First up you do need the PSP-2000 series.
*Second, you can download Skype directly to your PSP using the Network Update icon Using the XMB™ menu, scroll to the Network icon and scroll down to the Skype™ icon.
The sign-in page will look like this
* Third, you must create an account (if you already have one on your PC then you can use that same ID for PSP. To cretae your account, insert your Memory Stick into your PSP and select create Skype account from <Skype> under <Network>. The system will connect to the internet and an account will be created. Then follow the on-screen instructions…
* Fourth -just get to any WiFi zone, sign into Skype and start chatting!
You can get more details from the Playstation-site pages about Skype-on-PSP (Skype were too lazy to provide the url for the exact page - they only send us to the home page for Sony Playstation!) Here are some links to the exact pages for most of you.