PCWorld have just published their list of the best/top 30 PSP games. Unfortunately, they have presented their list in the form of a tediously slow, slide show. So we fell on the sword and waded our way through the list to bring you their selection.
But… Do you agree? What do you think? Is Patapon (either one) really better than Grand Theft Auto? And is Daxter really unlucky 13?
25. WipEout Pulse
24. Burnout Legends
23. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
22. Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
21. SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
20. Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
19. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
18. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the WarLords
17. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
16. Rock Band Unplugged
15. Star Ocean: Second Evolution
14. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
12. Final Fantasy VII
11. Metal Gear Solid
10. Resistance: Retribution
9. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
8. Grand Theft Auto Liberty and Vice City Stories
7. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
6. LocoRoco / 5. LocoRoco 2
4. Lumines II
1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
But we do agree that God Of War should be in the number one spot! And if you really wanna know what the last five are - well, you know where to go and we have provided the link!
Movies for PSP are being introduced by Sony!
Over the last few posts we have looked at how PSP has traditionally been a guys’ plaything but is becoming increasingly popular with girls. The latest move by Sony is likely to result in skyrocketing interest in PSPs from girls. That is, depending on how much $$ Sony is gonna ask for it! (BTW - the Bitfood team has already done several posts on how we can get free or super cheap movies for PSP)
“Sony to offer full-length TV content via PlayStation3 and PSPs”
And while not all girls might be into PSP games - especially the guy-oriented ones that have so far been on the PSP menu - they do love watching movies and TV shows! And the handy mobile large-screen viewing that the PSP offers is a superb medium for watching their favorite shows.
But note the pics used by MediaWeek in their news coverage of the Sony plans:
Typically, guys are shown using the Sony gear!! Still, we think they have not really thought this through. The team at Bitfood predict that this will do more for getting girls to buy the PSP than the lilac-colored PSPs or tailor made games!
What the heck is the offer? Well, according to MediaWeek:
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is launching its PlayStationNetwork video delivery service this November in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with other markets to follow in 2010.
The service will allow users to download movie releases to their PlayStation3 and PSP hand-held devices.
Hopefully, “other markets” includes the North America - though we have been left out of other European developments - like the whole “GO!” setup that they enjoy and we can’t get.
The Bitfood team have nagged the US Sony Entertainment people and they confirm we are not getting the GO! setup anytime soon. (Notice the US Go! site has all disappeared? - if we enter gopspgo.com, for example, we get redirected to the official playstation site)
So, whilst this could be a great new way to get movies and TV shows for our PSP, there are two concerns. Firstly, will North America get it? Second, how much will it cost? Remember, we have already shown you how - with two easy to use bits of software - we can get free movies to watch on our PSP already!!So, why wait for Sony to get around to letting us have the privilege of buying their movies?
Rockstar Games - the developers of Grand Theft Auto - are about to release a PSP game that
puts a world-class mixer at your fingertips -
enabling easy, powerful and innovative creation.
Rockstar have got together with Timbaland to create original music and a sound-kit with thousands of sounds to use in creating beats.
This thing could be hotter than Rockband! If you want to be in the front row for the hands-on demo videos when they get released, we suggest you join the Rockstar mailing list .
Rockstar Games are saying that Beaterator will be released on September 29th, 2009 in North America and on October 2nd, 2009 in Europe, so the demo should be out soon! Rockstar are also saying that they based their PSP game on their popular PC version of Beaterator. So we don’t need to wait to find out what is in store as there is a cool demo version of the PC beaterator that we can check out.
We all know the main sites that keep us updated on the PSP games that are going to be released. But did you know about The PSP Show ? This is a no frills site that provides fast reviews of PSP games - and that has been a huge success. They provide reviews of the latest PSP games via podcasts (they have just celebrated their 100th podcast, so there is plenty of reviews and interesting info to be got from them!).
If you are not sure how to get PSP podcasts (specially video podcast) its all explained in the following video: