Are you wanting to get a bunch of free psp game downloads? Would you like to play tons of PSP games without having to pay for all of them? What about free movies and music? This post and the next two - show you how!
If you answered “yes!” to free games - then you need to read the rest of this post, because I’m going to explain exactly how I was recently able to download so many free PSP games that I still haven’t had time to play them all. (Or, if you aren’t into reading , you can just follow this link to find all the free games you could want!)
First of all you need to understand that there are many companies who make money from giving away things that other businesses charge money for.
Why do they do this?
Basically, it’s because they put a lot of advertising on their web pages. Instead of charging users like you and me money, they charge advertisers to put some ads in front of us, and the advertisers pay for that opportunity. Sure it can be annoying, but if you think about it, you will realize that the ads are a great thing because it means we can get a lot of things which would normally cost a lot of money totally free!
It’s this exact “free” system which allows us to get all the game downloads for PSP we want without having to spend all our hard earned cash.
(I don’t know about you, but I LOVE getting free games and stuff!) If you love getting free games too, then follow this link to get Bitfood’s free PSP games updates.
Anyway, the best thing you could possibly do is go to pspgames and look for the exact games you want.
G5 Entertainment and Game Interface are running a competition with three prizes of (codes for) the PSP game Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 on offer. Two prizes will be given away on their website and one is a twitter comp (ie retweet-to-get-entry style of give away).
To get entry to win by tweeting, all you have to do is tweet the following message:
Want to win a PSP Game by @G5games? Visit http://bit.ly/9YQn8d to win #GIPSP RT & Follow @gameinterface for a chance as well
To win by posting comments on the site is a bit more involved. Details are on the GameInterface site. This may be the best way to win. Because it is a bit more involved, fewer people are going to be bothered to do it. The retweet - if you have a Twitter account is super easy. So many more people are likely to enter to win this way - but maybe not!
As of writing this post only 15 tweets have been posted. So maybe there is a good chance of winning through retweets, as well. On the other hand, the comp was only announced today! Whichever way you choose - good luck!
If you have not yet got Need For Speed Undercover or Need For Speed Shift, you might like to try them out on the free demos that EA has provided. Now neither demo is available for play on the PSP, unfortunately, but you can still get a sense of the game and so decide whether tis the game for you.
Need For Speed Undercover can be played on a neat free demo player that EA has provided for us to download and use on our PC. This provides a demo screen that is a bit smaller than the PSP screen, but you will get the gist:
The free demo for Need For Speed SHIFT, can be played on our PCs as well - but in full screen mode. Still, again you will get a feel for the game and see whether you want to get the PSP version.
As the Bitfood team has said in many previous posts - we would like to see a lot more demos available for the PSP games.
Currently there is only one PSP game available as a demo in Playstation store (Sony should really take a leaf out of Apple’s marketing approach where literally hundred’s of “lite” - ie demo - iPhone games are available for free). Even as we wrote this post several free demo were dropped from the Playstation store! The EA free game demo - Army of Two: The 40th Day - is actually still listed at the EA site as available at the Playstation store!
The fact is Sony has just not discovered the value of providing free demos - and their dropping sales show that its just a dumb way to go!
It might be tempting to think that PSP games are stolen because such a big percentage of PSP game players are young. And generally, the younger the person, the less $$ they have to spend - so it could be argued that there would be a greater temptation to steal the wanted games.
But not so - firstly - the average age of (PSP?) gamers is 30 (you can read more surprising gamer facts here). Secondly, it is clear that game theft is not limited to the PSP. Even iPhone owners are guilty of stealing games made for the iPhone. They also steal Apps by the thousand at a time (thieves develop packs of 1000 iPhone games/apps for free download). When you consider that there are hundreds of free iPhone games and Apps available for download from the iTunes store, and that those Apps that do have a price tag mostly sell for less than three bucks, you gotta conclude that - “its not about the money”!
Anyway, the Bitfood team decided to find out which PSP games are currently the most popular to steal. Now our research is not gonna include the games that are stolen and included as part of their package by “backyard” PSP modders - basically because, while we know they are out there by the hundreds, we can’t survey them to find out what stolen games they are using. What we did was check out the most popular sites for distributing these stolen games. The thirteen most popular PSP games currently being stolen are:
This list does not include the packs of games like “PSP 145 Iso Games” which has 145 - mostly old, mostly less popular - games.
We have not included any links to sites that allow for the downloading of these stolen games. Mostly because we want to see more great PSP games being developed fast! The more games are stolen, the less developers are interested in putting their $$ into developing new games! More on this in our next post!
WE have said it before - but we will say it again - lets have more free PSP game demos!
Thats the fastest way to get us to buy them. Most of us have enough experience to be immune to the hype that goes with most games (OK some still get the pulses racing but that’s because they are hot games). But too often a game does not live up to the promos and that just makes us ultra slow to jump in again! If a game is really worthy it will get rave reviews from the demo and be quickly got by everyone.
Now I mean free demos (not like the recent offer for Patapon 2 where you get the demo only if you pre-buy the game) - and from the Sony store or the PSN - why not? And add all the promo suck-ins you want. Just give us the demos. Now I am not gonna complain if the demo is short either - as I have seen some guys do. In fact it just makes sense to keep us wanting more. I wanna be there - don’t you?
Having said all that, I’m still gonna include a trailer for Patapon 2 (above) and a link to a site that has free PSP game demos on it. Now, they are either older games (most before 2008) or they are Japanese games that are not available elsewhere. So these demos aren’t like the ones I was talking about above - that give us a good sense of what a new game is like. But they can pass away the time and be a bit of fun. So go to free-psp-demos and check out what he’s got.
Don’t we just love playing the games that go with movies we have watched and loved! And now, it seems that when movie comes out - a game comes with it. And some are great. Will the upcomeing movie -UP - be a movie that will drive us to the game?
Well, we can get a glipse of both as the movie trailer is out (see it below) and the game demo is also out (download it from the link at the bottom of this post)
The Upvideo game, and Disney/Pixar film,is planned for release to PSP, worldwide, in spring 2009. In the game, players have to navigate through treacherous jungle terrains, battle dangerous creatures and trek the slippery slopes of the Amazonian Tepuis. The game can be single player (with three possible IDs - ) or multi player with the game including an epic level that will allow up to four players to compete in aerial combat.
The demo for Up is now available - which is great considering that the site is not really functioning yet - just a one page setup. Let us know what you think of the game in the comments section belwo.
There are some enthusiastic homebrew developers that have designed a lot of games for the PSP. Not all are well received. In fact, if you read through the forums, you will find that there are plenty of critics around that keep developers busy! All the same, there are homebrew games that get wide approval. We have included three of those below - enjoy!
If you are looking in CraigsList or Ebay to buy a second hand PSP you will quickly find ads offering to unbrick, unlock or mod your PSP, with offers like:
Have a bricked PSP phat/slim? Want custom firmware or games? Feel free to email me or give me a call. I can fix your BRICKED psp and put CUSTOM Firmware of your choice which allow you to play homebrew games/apps, CSO/ISO,emulators (SNES,NES,Sega,Atari etc.)Movies, PMF/MP3 player and just completely unlock the full potential of your PSP)
Although we found that the cost of this service varies - in most places the charge is around $20.
But why would anyone unlock their PSP? Can all PSPs be modded? Is it legal? Is it easy to use homebrew and emulators? And WHO gets their PSP modded?
We decided to go to the source and interview a local PSP modder to get some answers, and here is what we discovered:
3) load an emulator so they can play nintendo and Atari games,
4) get copyright games for free (eg God Of War was one that the modder we interviewed included in his price - this last is definitely illegal)
* Not all PSPs can be modded. The new 3000 can’t be unlocked (yet?), and the plain black 2000 is unlockable. The easiest to mod is the original phat PSP. Of the slim models, the white and silver have a 90% chance of being modded and the blue and red PSPs have about a 70% success rate of being modded.
* Getting your PSP modded is not illegal. But our source warned that if your PSP has to be sent to Sony for repairs they will update the software to the official Sony software and you will have to get it modded again.
* According to our source, its easy to use emulators and download and play homebrew games. (We will go into this in more detail in later posts)
Our interest is in being able to try out the homebrew games. Sony could well take a look at how Microsoft has brought the radical inventors in from the cold. They have established a self governing community where homebrew games can be showcased and trialed and critiqued and eventually sold as legitimate games!
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.
A recent survey on Bitfood showed that whilst PSP’s are used mainly for games (naturally), 50% of PSP’ers also use it to watch videos and to listen to music. On the other hand, only 12% use it for Skype (a sad loss of opportunity, here) and less than 15% use it to play Nintendo 64 games (another missed benefit!). We wondered whether this revealed a lock of knowledge rather than a lack of interest?
We know PSP’ers are smart so we figure they just don’t know they can do these things. So in the next few blog posts we will show how easy it is to use them.
But today we are going to look at how we can get PS1 games to play on our PSP
Catlemania on PSP!
The people over at Gizmodo have been hard at work putting together a tutorial explaining how this can be done. Now before we provide you with the link, just keep reminding yourself - as you follow the instructions - that at the end of the whole deal:
you can rip your old PS1 games and play THOSE on your PSP … and load all the PSP games you own onto it so you don’t have to carry around so many UMDs.
Otherwise you might be tempted to give up along the way. It is mind numbingly boring to do!
But some of those old games are classic. Take Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, for example - Gamespot describes it as
Quite possibly the best 2D action side scroller ever.
So now you can get these games to play on PSP. Here is the Gizmodo link. If you do it, let us all know - in the comments - whether you think it is worth doing.