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This topic contains 29 replies, has 15 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4518

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Did anybody see anything on the load of PSP’s being hijacked lastnight/this morning in Swords/Dublin. I briefly caught something about it on TV3 news this morning, but I can’t find anything about it online yet.

    Does anybody know the story?

  • #24361

    eighthnemesis
    Participant

    Why, you looking for one??

    i saw that too but havent heard anything since last night, thats being desperate to get your hands on a console

  • #24362

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Did you hear how many it was? I could swear the report said 10,000 or something like that

  • #24364

    Idora
    Participant

    Did you hear how many it was? I could swear the report said 10,000 or something like that[/quote:9f2a334c64]saw it on news last night… truck had just left plant in Swords and was robbed while driver was stopped at motorway petrol station. driver was beaten, tied and gaged and stuffed into the lorry, which was driven to a housing estate and emptied. He was left there until rescued by a passer by who heard him shouting.

    didn’t catch number that was stolen, but they were bound for Limerick – so imagine there will be lots of disappointed gamers in Limerick at midnight tonight!

  • #24369

    Steph
    Participant

    Has Max Clifford got anything to with this, one wonders… :wink:

    Also wonder if SONY would do something about it, given that the things are WiFi’ed and SONY *should* have the relevant serials, presumably somehow accessible over-the-air when the units eventually get bought/used?

    Maybe ElectricBirdLand had a hand :lol:

  • #24378

    gus
    Participant

    not exactly relevant, but this reminds me of the stories of dell having ram delivered to limerick in ambulances about five years back when there was a big shortage…

  • #24379

    jediboy
    Participant

    anyone want to buy a PSP? Have a few that fell of the back of a ….

    (sorry, couldn’t resist…)

  • #24380

    Steph
    Participant

    anyone want to buy a PSP? Have a few that fell of the back of a …[/quote:c0556dcaba]

    pm’d ya :lol:

  • #24398

    Malward
    Participant

    well for everyone who was queing all night,

    what do u make of the PSP

  • #24399

    Steph
    Participant

    ‘slept like a baby :D

  • #24401

    lk_
    Participant

    I take it they’re out then….??

  • #24403

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Yes. Massively quiet launch. Possibly no need to advertise, given so many were pre ordered and how few there are actually available.

    Dave

  • #24406

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    Oh yeah that thing is out today aint it

  • #24407

    jediboy
    Participant

    Hey guys,

    I was watching the news, and checking the papers and there hasn’t been anything with respect to the PSP robbery in them.

    Does anyone have any links to news coverage?

    B.

  • #24408

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Too Expensive and Delicate for me. They are beautiful though..I love the screen.

    GTA should see it sell by the bucketload. For the money I am not that excited by ports of existing games, sorry.

  • #24410

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    One of the lads in the office was showing me something about it in the Sun newspaper today. but the article still didn’t mention how many were nicked.

  • #24412

    niamhy
    Participant
  • #24413

    Max Marshall
    Participant
  • #24414

    omen
    Participant

    new Play Station gizmos [/quote:a3c8b8f44a]
    You have to love journalists who understand what they’re writing about.

  • #24416

    Craig
    Participant

    @Malward
    A mate in the states picked up one for me a while ago.
    I love my PSP!
    i’m on the train a fair bit, and the journey flys with it.
    i bought a gig mem stick for it, a 2 hour movie takes about 400-450mb.
    battery lasts for 6 hours. longer if just watching movies(not playing games).
    i got lumines and wipeout pure, both great games.

    bottom line IMHO:
    totally worth 250 squids (and the 100odd for 1gig ram).

  • #24417

    omen
    Participant

    battery lasts for 6 hours. longer if just watching movies(not playing games). [/quote:e6edba931d]
    Surely thats the wrong way around. Watching movie means constantly spinning disk, means using more battery.

    i’m happy with my gba :)

  • #24418

    Craig
    Participant

    if watching UMD movies yes.

    i got a gig mem stick, so i rip my dvds and copy them to the card. (hence i was talking about 2hours movie taking about 400-450megs).

    no spinning motor stuff on mem card = more bat time.

  • #24419

    omen
    Participant

    ahhh….

  • #24420

    lk_
    Participant
  • #24421

    Paul_Conway
    Participant
  • #24422

    omen
    Participant

    Nope.
    I think handheld prices have always been ridiculous when compared to console prices.

  • #24423

    Craig
    Participant

    i agree that they are too expensive.
    but i wonder if it isn’t justified now?
    content wise on the psp version of wipeout, there isn’t much difference between it and its ps1 predecessors.
    other psp games seem quite content filled too.

  • #24424

    omen
    Participant

    there isn’t much difference between it and its ps1 predecessors[/quote:d14e1a0ac8]
    And yet it costs more than the PS2 version

  • #24427

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #24431

    gizmo
    Participant

    Hah, the Gardai were on the news earlier referring to the theft of “a shipment of Playstation Hand Pods”, and I thought ill-informed journos were bad! :D

    Theres articles in all the newspapers today about them too. “Most of the informed punters will have placed desposits on their units months ago to ensure they get theirs on launch day” ….eh not, most “informed” people will have gotten them on import from the likes of Liksang!

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