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This topic contains 68 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  Steph 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #3755

    omen
    Participant

    For those interested:
    US launch Date is March 25th. Should really be announcing Europe any day now.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=6625

  • #17472

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I’m not very impressed with the UMD movie thing, I mean are any companies(apart from Sony Pictures of course!) going to actually bother to release their movies on UMD? Even if they do, is anyone actually going to buy them??
    People aren’t going to buy a movie on DVD(which a lot of people do these days) and also buy it on UMD so they can watch it on their PSP.

    Will probably buy one after the price has come down and after seeing the games.

  • #17473

    omen
    Participant

    Thats all your not impressed with ???

  • #17475

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Well I’m not impressed with the price, the look or the games either, but didn’t want to cause an argument…. :cool:

  • #17480

    Idora
    Participant

    Well I’m not impressed with the price, the look or the games either, but didn’t want to cause an argument…. [/quote:49b8c9c56e] Why not?! It’s never stopped you before ;)

  • #17483

    omen
    Participant

    but didn’t want to cause an argument…. [/quote:55db82ec46]
    I was kinda hoping you would :)

  • #17485

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I’m trying to turn a new page in my life, with less arguments and more hippy style lovin….

  • #17486

    omen
    Participant

    Now you know there’s no fun in that.

  • #17488

    Nooptical
    Participant

    True, but sometime you just gotta take one for the team….. :D

  • #17489

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Why not?! It’s never stopped you before[/quote:7f68fc1b15]


    Touche Kenny…..touche

  • #17493

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Ah shure I’ll argue with someone. What are we talking about?

  • #17506

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    For those interested:
    US launch Date is March 25th. Should really be announcing Europe any day now.

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=6625 [/quote:f3580860e7]

    April 28th is word on the street…

  • #17518

    omen
    Participant

    where’d you hear that ?

  • #17522

    Steph
    Participant

    where’d you hear that ? [/quote:9255f58b72]

    why do you care?

    (pushing for the argument lads & ladettes, pushing ’til it comes :D )

  • #17523

    zoltar
    Participant

    “Well I’m not impressed with the price, the look or the games either, but didn’t want to cause an argument”

    Have you held a PSP yet Nooptical?
    Have you played any of the games yet Nooptical?

    Just wondering.

  • #17525

    Steph
    Participant

    Guys, do we have ourselves a fanboy here?!?

  • #17526

    zoltar
    Participant

    Just curious Steph,Nooptical sounds like he knows a small bit about the PSP. I thought he might own one and played some of the games.
    Also Steph is it a bit clicky around these parts?

  • #17527

    Steph
    Participant

    Nah – just getting you going a bit! ;)

    We’re a good crew round these parts, and you’ll find the dialogues & banter more on the informed/educated/mature side than the “PSP sucks/my DS kicks its ass” side of things…

    …though my DS does indeed kick SonEa’s ass any day :D

  • #17532

    Nooptical
    Participant

    April 28th is word on the street…[/quote:af2e8fe712]

    where’d you hear that ?[/quote:af2e8fe712]

    On the “street” I presume…. :p

    Have you held a PSP yet Nooptical?
    Have you played any of the games yet Nooptical?

    Just wondering.
    [/quote:af2e8fe712]

    No, and No. I’m basing my opinion on the price, well, on the price. And the looks, on how it looks. ;) I just don’t like its design. Maybe it is comfortable to hold, will wait and see.

    My opinion on the games is based on previews/reviews etc. Ridge Racer looks good, but nothing else really interests me…..

  • #17540

    Pete
    Participant

    I’m looking forward to Wipeout Pure on PSP

  • #17542

    omen
    Participant

    zoltar…

    Answer to both of your questions is yes and I’m unimpressed.
    I could add a lot more things to be unimpressed with; flying disks, unresponsive square button, dodgy key and stick positioning….many more.

  • #17543

    Nooptical
    Participant

    unresponsive square button[/quote:d5b08aca4f]

    I can’t believe you don’t like this. Its one of PSP’s best “features”….

  • #17546

    omen
    Participant

    I can’t believe you don’t like this. Its one of PSP’s best “features”….[/quote:abd0a6e6a2]
    Hahahaha…

    I think its greatest feature though is you get the impression that dropping it will caause it to smash into several pieces. I must admit I haven’t tested that one out though because I don’t own one and they’re a little expensive.

  • #17548

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I’m not a huge fan of the DS design either, but at least its clam-shell. I much prefer clam-shell to the PSP design or GBA design.

  • #17550

    zoltar
    Participant

    “flying disks, unresponsive square button, dodgy key and stick positioning”
    Omen

    I’ve been using a number of different PSP for the last 4 months and I have had none of the above problems.

  • #17552

    Steph
    Participant

    Originally posted by zoltar Have you held a PSP yet Nooptical?
    Have you played any of the games yet Nooptical?[/quote:aad78992a9]

    Originally posted by zoltar (not a fanboy,) Just curious Steph,Nooptical sounds like he knows a small bit about the PSP. I thought he might own one and played some of the games. Also Steph is it a bit clicky around these parts?[/quote:aad78992a9]

    Originally posted by zoltar
    I’ve been using a number of different PSP for the last 4 months and I have had none of the above problems. [/quote:aad78992a9]

    :rolleyes:

    Me begins to detect increasing levels of artificially-suppressed fanboyism.

    Clickiness threshold, initially lowered for welcoming purposes, is being concurrently reassessed…

  • #17555

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    On the “street” I presume…. :p

    [/quote:4c22da9006]

    lmao.

    In my opinion the design of the PSP is faultless, if you consider its aimed at a mass-market audiance, if you look at the machine from an aesthetic point of view then maybe some cracks begin to appear in the design as Nooptical has noted, personally I think it is much better conceived than Nintendo’s DS.

    Oh and I heard the date on either http://www.gamesradar.co.uk or in Edge, or again on http://www.the-magicbox.com.

  • #17557

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Now I am confused…..

  • #17558

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Now I am confused….. [/quote:015fc35981]

    Why’s that?

  • #17560

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Stephs last post confused me…….but having re-read it I understand it now……

  • #17561

    boadle
    Participant

    Before this debate goes any further, can we just clear up a semantic issue that’s getting on my nerves:

    1. Click: A brief, sharp sound.

    2. Clique: a small exclusive group of friends or associates.

    Ahthankyew.

  • #17562

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Quick, someone call Dr Phil… Imeediatly!

  • #17564

    zoltar
    Participant

    “Me begins to detect increasing levels of artificially-suppressed fanboyism.

    Clickiness threshold, initially lowered for welcoming purposes, is being concurrently reassessed…”

    I just think the PSP is a nice piece of kit as I have been using it for awhile know and I just thought I would share this with you
    SENIOR MEMBERS.

  • #17566

    Steph
    Participant

    1) Newbie (1 post when asking “have you done this/that Nooptical?”)
    2) baiting regulars for PSP bad-mouthing (well, at least faults-outlining/debate)
    3) then evangelising (of sorts) PSP

    If it looks like one, sounds like one, smells like one… catch my drift?;)

    Not that it wouldn’t be fun poking fun at Messengers of the Sonea faith, mind… But I believe such debates lead nowhere and are therefore best avoided: which is better, PSP or DS? Is one better for games, the other for price, one better for innovation, the other for looks, etc, etc?

    Who TF cares? Like PS2/Xbox/GC before, this will probably turn into a ‘better to have both’ situation. PSP for the big franchises and better graphics (GTA, GT4…), DS for quirky multiplayer titles (Mario Kart DS and others). Such that direct comparison on any point (tech/design/price/ergonomics) is, IMHO, pointless.

  • #17567

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Senior Citizen Members you mean……

  • #17568

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Everyone always shuns me if I consider proclaiming that the PsP is sexier than the DS… (T_T)

  • #17569

    Nooptical
    Participant

    “have you done this/that Nooptical?”[/quote:9725d88467]

    I’m always asked that question……. :D

    Edit:

    Everyone always shuns me if I consider proclaiming that the PsP is sexier than the DS…[/quote:9725d88467]

    Correction: Everyone just shuns you…… :p

  • #17571

    Steph
    Participant

    The PSP is a beautiful object, zoltar.

    But consumer-appealing aesthetics should not be allowed to overshadow ergonomic design faults. Great looks is absolutely not synonymous with great gameplay, if one accepts that user control is one of the tennets of gameplay, and that goes not only for graphics but also hardware…

  • #17572

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Awww Steph…..stop turing this into a legitimate discussion….. :(

  • #17573

    boadle
    Participant

    Lads,

    please don’t say anything to annoy Zoltar, as I’ve just noticed he is described, under his ‘profile’ biography, as ‘Decent Bloke’.

    Made me laugh out loud.

    Nice one, Zoltar!

  • #17574

    Steph
    Participant

    It’s the hot & cold shower treatment :D

  • #17575

    Nooptical
    Participant

    please don’t say anything to annoy Zoltar, as I’ve just noticed he is described, under his ‘profile’ biography, as ‘Decent Bloke’.[/quote:89b239c751]

    Whats wrong with that?

  • #17576

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    The PSP is a beautiful object, zoltar.

    But consumer-appealing aesthetics should not be allowed to overshadow ergonomic design faults. Great looks is absolutely not synonymous with great gameplay, if one accepts that user control is one of the tennets of gameplay, and that goes not only for graphics but also hardware… [/quote:d1504ddd42]

    Indeed, I have yet to get my ‘mits’ on a PsP so wheter or not the aesthetics compliment the ergonomics is yet to be seen, all in all I like the PsP for the design, shoot me for doing so if you feel the will too.

    Note: please use 9mm rounds, I hate bows and arrows, they always get stuck in my teeth.

  • #17577

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I was thinking of using a blunt spoon myself…..

  • #17578

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    As opposed to what? a deadly crafted razor sharp spoon, sporting Samurai leather crafted buckles?

  • #17579

    Steph
    Participant

    Note: please use 9mm rounds, I hate bows and arrows, they always get stuck in my teeth. [/quote:8b4bff0be8]

    9 mil’ is for sissies. How does 12-bore Brenneke grab you?

  • #17580

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Rather nasty post there…. *sniff* *sniff*

  • #17581

    Nooptical
    Participant

    As opposed to what? a deadly crafted razor sharp spoon, sporting Samurai leather crafted buckles?[/quote:8cce89c24c]

    umm…well, yes, quite frankly……

    Although what in God’s name “Samurai Leather” is I don’t know….

  • #17582

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    *puff* *pany* I can’t keep up with this posting milarcky!!!

    someone shoot me now………………………

  • #17583

    Nooptical
    Participant

    And how, pray tell, do you suggest I “shoot” a spoon?

  • #17584

    Steph
    Participant

    Thissssss….
    …..is the sound of inevitability, Mr Omega’s Dust.

    Thissssss….
    …..is the distinct clacking sound of a pump mechanism loading a 12-bore Brenneke cartridge into the breech of my shotgun.

  • #17585

    Steph
    Participant

    And how, pray tell, do you suggest I “shoot” a spoon? [/quote:b3292816fa]

    Load it in a blunderbuss?

  • #17586

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Haha Steph, Log onto CS and we’ll have a bout!

  • #17587

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    Load it in a blunderbuss? [/quote:1059bad444]

    How obvious…

  • #17588

    Nooptical
    Participant

    *clink* *clank* *clinkitty* *clank*

    That is the sound of the blunt spoon rattling off the change in my pocket…….

  • #17589

    Steph
    Participant

    Sounded more like the sound of it clanging down the tube of a mortar to me…

  • #17590

    Nooptical
    Participant

    no no no, this is the sounds of it clanging down the tube of a mortor:

    *clink* *clank* *clankitty* *clink*

  • #17591

    Steph
    Participant

    How obvious… [/quote:e1b61c516a]

    Not so obvious for Nooptical, do excuse me.

    Can’t do CS just yet, still at work, then moving on to the boozer (O’Brien’s, Upper or Lower Leeson St, one of the two – just been refurb’d) in not very long at all :D

    But those should be available in CS, I do agree. A 12-bore bullet (which is what a Brenneke is) is rather terminal, might I add, both for the target when hit and for the shooter’s shoulder.

  • #17592

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Can’t do CS just yet, still at work, then moving on to the boozer [/quote:c4fa2543f9]

    You lucky son of a…….

    Wait, I’m goin to the pub too…….yeehaa!

  • #17593

    Steph
    Participant

    Originally posted by Steph
    Can’t do CS just yet, still at work, then moving on to the boozer in not very long at all [/quote:89b18c9183]

    :D

  • #17594

    omen
    Participant

    I don’t like the PSP. Then again, I don’t like the PS2 either, maybe I have a dislike for Sony products :eek:

    “flying disks, unresponsive square button, dodgy key and stick positioning”
    I’ve been using a number of different PSP for the last 4 months and I have had none of the above problems.[/quote:9d147e9246]

    I’m glad to hear it, but you can’t deny its true from reading the news on the web. The amount of returns is pretty high.
    I also don’t agree thats its a sexy design. Technically it isn’t what Sony have said it is either.

    By the way guys, baiting newbies is really annoying. Chances are he’ll not post again because you pissed him off, just because he had an opinion. Not exactly the kind of atmosphere that we should have on a forum that is trying to attract as many people as possible due to the lack of games educated people in Ireland. If you’re reading this zoltan, ignore them.

  • #17596

    Steph
    Participant

    yeah zoltar, come back, you’re not so ugly after all, all is forgiven…

  • #17597

    omen
    Participant

    Hang on one tootin’ minute!!!

    I’ve been using a number of different PSP for the last 4 months and I have had none of the above problems.[/quote:9a931a34f4]

    Do you work for Sony??
    4 months ago is October. Were dev kits even out then?? If not Sony, must be someone like EA.
    Do tell…

  • #17600

    zoltar
    Participant

    Yep work for Sony over here in London. From Ireland but been in England for the last three years.

  • #17602

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Yep work for Sony over here in London[/quote:abc24aca5d]

    That explains it. ;)

    Don’t take the slaggin to heart Zoltar….its only a bit of fun! Welcome to the boards…. :)

  • #17649

    Sideshow
    Participant

    I like cake.

  • #17656

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Yo mamma likes cake too by the looks of her……….she must have to iron her clothes on the driveway.

  • #17659

    boadle
    Participant

    This should be good…

  • #17661

    Steph
    Participant

    Me preparing the crash cart… :D

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