Category: Gaming

Beats for Sony PSP Shows The Way Forward

While it ain’t no Guitar Hero, the newly opened online PSP Store (store.playstation.com) is now working in Europe, and one of the games for sale is the brand new PSP title, Beats. It’s a rythym game, and while the right hand hits the buttons in sequence, the left hand decides the postion. It’s the closest you can get to a (fretboard, choose strings) metaphor on the PSP. But three things make it stand out for me. 1. It’s a fully electronic download package – no retail packaging, no having to get to a store, no cut to the store, just

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How Do You Listen To Yours? Podcast, That Is.

What is the best device to listen to podcasts on? A simple question you might think, but is the answer obvious? Well, as with most things, there is no one correct answer that will fit everyone, but I do listen to a fair few podcasts (can’t think why…) and I have found the perfect podcast device for me. It’s the Sony Playstation Portable. Now hear me out – I know the statistics are that 60% of people listen to podcasts on their PC (one reason that a lot of podcasters have a ‘play’ flash applet on their websites), but I’m

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Your Sinclair, Your Symbian, and Print Publishing vs The Web

Finally, I have the set! Thanks to the delights of EBay, I’ve picked up one of the original “Your Sinclair, It’s Crap” T-Shirts to go alongside the homage we made up with “Your Symbian.” This might not seem imporatnt to many of you, but Your Sinclair was probably the magazine that had the most impact on my formative years. Covering the world of the ZX Spectrum, it was published monthly and compared to the competition, had a healthy air of irreverence, nonchalance, and the air that the writers really believed (or hated) what they were reviewing and writing about. And

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Warriors Come Out To Play… on The PSP Show

The PSP Show is back, and after the travel around the USA, I’ve got potential review games coming out of my ears. First up is the movie-tie ‘The Warriors,’ adapted from the 1979 New York Gang War movie of the same name. What I find amazing about this game is that while I have played violent games before, this is the first where I’ve had a visceral reaction and had to walk away from the game. Anyway, the full review, along with the news highlights in the PSP World are in the show and at The PSP Show site. [audio:http://psp.thepodcastnetwork.com/audio/tpn_psp_20070409_38.mp3]

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Shaun of The Dead Killed on my PSP

Thank you Sony… grrr. I could have picked up a copy of Shaun of the Dead on UMD Video disk for my recently accquired Playstation Portable for $10 (about £7) which I think is a pretty good price point. Except that because I’m in the USA (region 1) and my PSP is UK based (region 2) you’ve locked me out of a purchase. If you think I’ll pay $40 (£28) when I get back to the UK then think again. The full DVD is $20 (£15) and I’d rather get that and then rip the DVD using PSPVideo9. When a

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Links from Wednesday 13th July 2005

How dare the BBC use their public service charter to expose over a million people to new music they would never consider buying? Of course, it’s the classical music labels who are shouting. Folks, it’s simple. Give someone confidence to explore a new genre and they will stay. No-one is going to gamble on buying nine symphonies at a tenner each just to see if they like it. Think long term and growing the market, not short term profits. Link: GeekNewsCentral Handango move to populate the TablePC Software space, and author Josh Einstein discovers how much of a percentage the

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