It looks like Europe will get 1 million PSPs on judgement launch day. "Reports are in today that Sony will have one million units available on launch day - that's the same number as they promised for North America"
40 Games and 20 Movies!!! No friggin way. "There are also reports that there will be an unprecedented 40 games available in time for September and 20 UMD movies."
Fox, Paramount and Universal Studios are all considering releasing films for the PSP in the UMD format. Buena Vista, Lions Gate and Sony Pictures are already releasing movies on this thing. More and more people are using the PSP as a portable entertainment system (PES). It fulfills all your entertainment needs in one small package.
Well... in Japan. The next issue of Famitsu PSP, a Japanese PSP-only magazine, will include a UMD demo disk for the PSP. The disk will feature Tenchi no Mon and comes in a standard PSP case. The release date is set for June 17th.
I mainly use Firefox as my default browser. It does all I need with some great features. I do test my stuff with Internet Explorer and when I setup the site it looked great. The problem is how IE handles CSS over Firefox. Firefox consequently renders the page correctly and IE does not when the links have a length that goes beyond the specified width. I "fixed" the problem by removing portion of the link. You will still be taken to the desired article but only the website's main URL will be displayed.
"Smedley then described a future where you could play an online game via your PSP, PS3, PC, and cell phone where you would be able to play the same game utilizing the same character on all platforms."
Sweet! I am so looking forward to this. I can work on a character while I am away from the house and then I can upload the changes to my home console version. It will also mean that I need two copies of the game. One for each system.
Digital Illusions has announced that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is coming to the PSP. This is great news as the first Battlefield: 1942 was an excellent game. Lets hope that all of the online modes are in place for this portable version. Can you imagine 32 players battling it out online with the PSP?
There have been reports around that the PSP is only running at 222Mhz and not the 333Mhz as advertised. This is true. The first batch of games were locked, by the software, to the slower speed. You might ask why? Well Sony did not want reports out the door of the thing lasting less than 2 hours. My PSP heats up on long crawls through Untold Legends with Wi-Fi enabled. I can only assume that it will get hotter and last less with games like GT 4 and maybe GTA. That could explain the need to push back the date of those two titles. The new (longer lasting) battery is supposed to be released in the fall too. E3 is so close.
The stuff does not stop rolling in. You can now download magazines for the PSP. The magazines are in picture format. Just drop the directory of the magazine into your Photo directory on the memory stick. I have checked them out and can only hope this keeps up.
It appears that Disney is preparing a new batch of movies to be released on UMD format. I saw a commercial the other day for House of Daggers for DVD and UMD. Could UMD be a viable alternate format for the portalable dvd market?
May 3 National Treasure Reign of Fire Hero
June 21 King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director's Cut Tron
July 19 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Armageddon Gone in 60 Seconds Unrated Director's Cut Dusk Till Dawn
They have ported Linux to everything from a toaster to the latest and greatest gadgets. That includes the Sony PSP very soon. The guys over at PSP-Linux.org have the talent and support to bring Linux to the PSP. Keep checking back for more information. If you are a Linux developer then head over to the forums to give a helping hand.