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PSP vs DS: At moment, PSP is winning big for me.

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Anonymous
March 24, 2005 9:25:43 PM

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I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
say on this:
Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
and low points.

Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
(Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
play these tonight.

At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.

If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
is winning big with me.

Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 10:47:50 PM

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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>


I don't think Nintendo expects the DS to compete with the PSP. It is just a
space holder.

> - Richard Hutnik
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 7:19:41 AM

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The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.

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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 8:28:53 AM

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Kirby Touch and Go? I will need to check that out. I am likely to at
least dump a few of the DS games. Again, as I said, as an controller,
the DS holds potential.

- Richard
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 8:31:11 AM

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Yoshi Touch and Go offers new play mechanics and is replayable (levels
are different each time you go through the Marathon level, which also
interests me). This is why it interests me. I am into innovation.
The Bomb Defusing game also is piques my interest to, as does Mercury.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:08:33 AM

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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik
>

Interesting post. I only disagree with your plan to sell your DS. The
upcoming Kirby Touch Go sounds really sweet from the preview on IGN, and
there are many other games, like a potentially new Lunar RPG, and a new
Katamari Damacy in the works. Give it time; more and more developers will
get more accustomed with the system's strengths.

Anyways, in the meantime have fun with your PSP. Almost bought one today at
Target!
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:34:01 AM

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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik

You like Yoshi much more than I do. 30 bucks for a freaking tech
demo/mini-game turned into a full blown release. No thanks. I'm trading mine
in towards one of the upcoming PSP releases ...perhaps MLB or MVP. Maybe the
bomb defusing puzzle game that's coming out soon.
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:42:31 AM

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yay, a mine diffusing puzzle game.

Minesweeper, anyone?


"Skye" <carolinaconvicts2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> <richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1111717543.854377.173290@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
>> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
>> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
>> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
>> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
>> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
>> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
>> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
>> say on this:
>> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
>> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
>> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
>> and low points.
>>
>> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
>> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
>> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
>> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
>> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
>> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
>> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
>> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
>> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
>> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
>> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
>> play these tonight.
>>
>> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
>> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>>
>> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
>> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
>> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
>> is winning big with me.
>>
>> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>>
>> - Richard Hutnik
>
> You like Yoshi much more than I do. 30 bucks for a freaking tech
> demo/mini-game turned into a full blown release. No thanks. I'm trading
> mine
> in towards one of the upcoming PSP releases ...perhaps MLB or MVP. Maybe
> the
> bomb defusing puzzle game that's coming out soon.
>
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 11:54:15 AM

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richardhutnik@hotmail.com wrote in news:1111757333.022871.86820
@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com:

> Kirby Touch and Go? I will need to check that out. I am likely to at
> least dump a few of the DS games. Again, as I said, as an controller,
> the DS holds potential.
>
> - Richard
>

As long as you've *already* bought both the DS and PSP, I can't see
the logic in selling either. Neither system has had time to prove
itself.

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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 2:00:33 PM

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Aaron, I get credit to trade in, so I can save money and get other
games. As far as I am concerned the PSP has proved itself enough.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 8:03:18 PM

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As a die-hard GBA SP user, I am happy that the PSP is doing very well. This
will lead to an inevitable firesale of GBA/DS cartridges at the video game
stores and I'll be more than happy to help them to clear their shelves of
these obsolete games.

It will be a buyer's market for the die-hard GBA/DS users :) 

<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik
>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:11:54 PM

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richardhutnik@hotmail.com wrote:
> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.

I'm not particularly passionate about either of these systems
(although I will probably cave and get a DS eventually, even if Metroid
Hunters is the only game I ever buy.)
However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
(apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way. Just be careful
with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
being taken on the move.
I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
(non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
beautifully. (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
systems are nigh indestructible.
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 10:13:54 PM

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The Eternal Lost Lurker wrote:
> Could be worse.
>
> Could be Virtual Boy. :p 
>
>

I'll say one thing for the Virtual Boy: the 3D actually worked. Okay,
another thing: virtually (no pun intended) all controllers these days
use the same control configuration, with a directional control on both
sides, so in that way its legacy lives on. :-)

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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 2:35:14 AM

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Stephen Williams wrote:
> I'm not particularly passionate about either of these systems
> (although I will probably cave and get a DS eventually, even if Metroid
> Hunters is the only game I ever buy.)

I will wait at least a year before I buy a DS. After a year several
things will happen: either a great DS game will come out that I have to
have, or Nintendo will release details on the next Game Boy (which I'm
really really hoping is a portable GC), *or* DSes will really come down
in price (probably to combat the PSP).

> However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
> named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
> system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
> (apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way.

What the heck does that mean? Is she saying it's another piece of
defective Sony hardware? (sleek and sexy in the store, three months
later it's in a package on its way to Sony customer service where it
will be ignored)

> Just be careful
> with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
> susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
> being taken on the move.
> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
> (non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
> premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
> beautifully. (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
> especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
> two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
> systems are nigh indestructible.

Well, that's certainly true, they do make some tough cookies.

I think the PSP's power will be its Achille's heel, so to speak.
Nintendo will be able to drastically lower the price of the DS sometime
this year without taking much of a loss (if any), whereas Sony could not
do that without taking a humongous loss (they're probably already taking
a loss of at least fifty bucks per unit if I had to guess, just look at
that screen). Now, this may be less of an issue as time goes by,
perhaps they'll put out a PSP SP with better battery life (they may have
to wait for new battery technology to be invented though) and the chips
and LCD screen could be cheaper too. These are all maybes though. You
could watch TV on the Game Gear's big color screen, didn't help it
against the under-powered Gameboy. In a portable device, low price and
battery life is key, possibly moreso than the library of games (people
aren't as choosy with portable games compared to console games, they're
more accepting of quickie puzzle titles and anything that seems like it
was released on a console ten years ago).

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March 26, 2005 4:17:57 AM

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"Stephen Williams" <steve1.williams@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
> named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
> system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
> (apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way. Just be careful
> with it, that's all I'm saying. Portable consoles in particular can be
> susceptible to accidental shock and scratch damage when they're always
> being taken on the move.

Which is why an optical drive on a handheld game system is a bad idea.

> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
> (non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
> premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
> beautifully.

Dude, dropping a GBA isn't going to bust it. Gamespot's reviewers *flushed
theirs down the TOILET* and it ran just fine once they dried it off.

> (I've also dropped my Gamecube a couple times, and had an
> especially nervous dog pee on it.) Nintendo has earned my loyalty for
> two reasons: They make what I consider to be cool games and their
> systems are nigh indestructible.

That's because they know what can happen to game systems in the hands of
rowdy kids. :p 


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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 5:15:22 AM

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The Eternal Lost Lurker wrote:
>> I can't count the number of times I've accidentally dropped my GBA
>>(non-SP), and the wrist strap I got for it has probably saved it from
>>premature destruction on one or two occasions. But it still runs
>>beautifully.
>
>
> Dude, dropping a GBA isn't going to bust it. Gamespot's reviewers *flushed
> theirs down the TOILET* and it ran just fine once they dried it off.

Yes but were there turds and urine in the bowl as well, or just water?
That's not a very thorough test.

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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 6:55:59 AM

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"AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

>The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
>interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.

Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
"cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
it.

Joe
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 6:56:00 AM

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"Joe62" <NOSPAMjmcginn@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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> "AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>
>>The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
>>interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.
>
> Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
> "cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
> unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
> work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
> honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
> it.
>
> Joe

You should feel foolish for the lie you are telling about having one.
March 27, 2005 2:22:54 AM

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<richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
> say on this:
> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
> and low points.
>
> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
> play these tonight.
>
> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>
> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
> is winning big with me.
>
> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>
> - Richard Hutnik

I'm planning on picking up PSP within a week or so, but still have high
expectations for the NDS. At the top of my "wish list" for the NDS is a
standard 802.11b capable web browser and email client. Such applications
would be a perfect fit for the DS, with it's two LCD's and touchscreen. I
want one handheld for both internet capability and game playing. As of now,
I have to carry around both a PDA and the DS.
Anonymous
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Joe62 wrote:
> Or a few days. Most PSP purchases at this point are solely for the
> "cool factor", since there is literally no other reason to buy the
> unit given the substandard launch-title lineup. I have a unit from
> work, and yeah I've had fun flashing and showing it around ... but I'd
> honestly be feeling pretty foolish by now if I'd paid my own money for
> it.
>
> Joe

I remember thinking the CD-i was pretty cool. 7th Guest looked awesome
on it, moreso than the PC. It had "flash factor," for sure. Of course,
it had a lackluster library, which I could also say for the PSP and DS.

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March 27, 2005 5:30:45 AM

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I have ordered my PSP with 6 or so games from a shop in Glasgow.

Chap promises me I will have it on Tuesday, will let you know how I feel it
compares to the DS. All I can at this early stage, it will need to pack one
hell of a punch to rack up the hours my DS has.

If your interested, I am paying £249.99 for the unit, and £39.99 per game.
I have ordered the USA PSP and the following games:

a.. Wipeout (US)
b.. Metal Gear Acid (US)
c.. Ridge Racer (US)
d.. Ape Escape (US)
e.. Lumines (US)
f.. Mercury
Apparently one or two of the games wont be with meon Tuesday.

Gary.
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 6:47:41 AM

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Gary Whittle wrote:
> If your interested, I am paying £249.99 for the unit, and £39.99 per game.
> I have ordered the USA PSP and the following games:
>
> a.. Wipeout (US)
> b.. Metal Gear Acid (US)
> c.. Ridge Racer (US)
> d.. Ape Escape (US)
> e.. Lumines (US)
> f.. Mercury
> Apparently one or two of the games wont be with meon Tuesday.
>
> Gary.

If my exchange info is right, you're spending around $900. Why not wait
for the European release? Won't it be cheaper?

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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 11:39:39 AM

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> If my exchange info is right, you're spending around $900. Why not wait
> for the European release? Won't it be cheaper?



I dont think there is a set date, and I hate waiting.

Gary.
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March 27, 2005 6:06:19 PM

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"Eric" <ericmau001a@hotmail.remove.com> wrote in message
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>
> <richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1111717543.854377.173290@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as a
>> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much potential
>> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
>> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
>> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I have
>> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware Touched,
>> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a decent
>> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I will
>> say on this:
>> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is pretty
>> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi is
>> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its high
>> and low points.
>>
>> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around it,
>> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is due
>> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer, Nightstalkers, Ape
>> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system title,
>> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system, when I
>> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
>> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
>> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
>> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
>> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and Twisted
>> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get to
>> play these tonight.
>>
>> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit (Yoshi
>> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
>>
>> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike them
>> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary, potentially,
>> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the PSP
>> is winning big with me.
>>
>> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
>>
>> - Richard Hutnik
>
> I'm planning on picking up PSP within a week or so, but still have high
> expectations for the NDS. At the top of my "wish list" for the NDS is a
> standard 802.11b capable web browser and email client. Such applications
> would be a perfect fit for the DS, with it's two LCD's and touchscreen. I
> want one handheld for both internet capability and game playing. As of
> now,
> I have to carry around both a PDA and the DS.
>
>
There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC, Age of
Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very good
titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC. Definately
visit this website www.pocketgear.com

To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to play
console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in the
future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &
Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).
>
March 27, 2005 6:21:47 PM

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"yleas" wrote in message

> There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC, Age
of
> Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very good
> titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC. Definately
> visit this website www.pocketgear.com
>
> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to
play
> console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in the
> future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &
> Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).

Yeah, there are some good PDA games out there. (I do have a PPC and a
couple of them.) Personally, I just find PDAs to be clumsy platforms not
only for gaming but pretty much for everything. Having had three PDAs now,
I've given them their chance. I have my current PocketPC, a WinCE PDA
before that, and a "pocket manager". Oddly, the device that I ended up
finding the most use and enjoyment with was the "pocket manager" -- Casio
BE-300. The BE-300 is extremely customizable with so much 'homebrew' stuff
out there for it, such as eXpod. Its only $120, but there is software for
it that enables it to do pretty much anything a PDA can. My main problem
with all three is the screen. The vertically oddlong screens really aren't
the most practical, for anything. The Nintendo DS, with it's two LCD's,
would be a much better platform for software applications.

Yeah, thats pretty much what I'm hoping for with the PSP as well. ("console
quality"). I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.

Cheers!
-Eric
March 27, 2005 6:24:11 PM

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Jacob Oost respectfully sez...

> I remember thinking the CD-i was pretty cool.
> 7th Guest looked awesome on it, moreso than
> the PC. It had "flash factor," for sure. Of
> course, it had a lackluster library, which I
> could also say for the PSP and DS.

I had a 3DO many years past.
The graphics were good, but you had to snap the CD into the drive. Once the
CD fell and when I put it in, there was a defect that destroyed the game.
The game basically reset everytime it hit the same exact spot.

I like the DS because cartridge format should stay around. It is much easier
to handle and less fragile than Sony's disc option. I read that dust can
destroy a $50 PSP game and it can't be returned because dust is not covered
under warranty.

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Eric sez...

> I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.

I hope you don't mind dead pixels and the awful battery performance.
I read that someone cleaned the screen with a cloth and now the screen has
scratch marks.

By the way, did you know that if dust manages to get on your PSP disc, it
will be destroyed and is not covered under warranty?

Just letting you know the risks before you buy it.

If you do buy it, I wish you much luck with it. It seems like a very fragile
unit.

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March 27, 2005 6:33:43 PM

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"fish" <i.am.such.a.fish@atlantic.ocean> wrote in message
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> Eric sez...
>
>> I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.
>
> I hope you don't mind dead pixels and the awful battery performance.
> I read that someone cleaned the screen with a cloth and now the screen has
> scratch marks.
>
> By the way, did you know that if dust manages to get on your PSP disc, it
> will be destroyed and is not covered under warranty?
>
> Just letting you know the risks before you buy it.
>
> If you do buy it, I wish you much luck with it. It seems like a very
> fragile
> unit.
>


Man, you need to stop talking out of your ass.
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 8:53:18 PM

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>> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to
> play
>> console quality games on a portable <SNIP>


I am looking forward to my PSP on Tuesday, however many of the DS games I
own are far better than many of my best "console games", and I own seven
systems including the PS2, GC & Xbox. The DS is MORE than capable of
"Console Quality". Saying that, I hear the PSP has the edge graphics wise.

Gary.
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:50:22 PM

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yleas wrote:
> "Eric" <ericmau001a@hotmail.remove.com> wrote in message
> news:2hl1e.17728$rL3.16199@fe2.columbus.rr.com...
> >
> > <richardhutnik@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:1111717543.854377.173290@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> >> I purchased the DS when it first came out. I have to say that, as
a
> >> controller, it is first rate/breakthrough. It holds so much
potential
> >> to come out with some breakthrough games. Yoshi Touch and Go is
> >> interesting. I am still awaiting PunchOut and a decent Real-time
> >> Strategy title on it. The system screams for these. So far, I
have
> >> for it: Mario 64, Mr. Driller, Asphalt: Urban GT, Warioware
Touched,
> >> Yoshi Touch and Go, and Retro Atari. I have given the system a
decent
> >> shot. I have been disappointed by the lack of releases for it. I
will
> >> say on this:
> >> Mario 64 is great, Mr. Driller was fun for awhile, Asphalt is
pretty
> >> good. Wario is good, if you want to use the touch screen. Yoshi
is
> >> the best use of the touch screen thus far, and Retro Atari has its
high
> >> and low points.
> >>
> >> Well, the PSP hit the stores today, and I fell for the buzz around
it,
> >> and I picked out up during lunch. Well, that and Mercury which is
due
> >> out for it. Got 4 titles with the PSP: Ridge Racer,
Nightstalkers, Ape
> >> Escape, and Lumines (must have, also a drive to get the system
title,
> >> as I am into puzzle games). These titles sold me on the system,
when I
> >> got it. Finally got to play some. The screen is incredible (best
> >> ever), and the system's graphics rival the PS2 (the DS is like an
> >> N64-Dreamcast hybrid).
> >> Well, after work, I went and got Metal Gear Ac!d, Untold Legends
> >> (Diablo clone on the go, complete with random dungeons), and
Twisted
> >> Metal. 7 titles. Ugh, most ever for a launch. Still need to get
to
> >> play these tonight.
> >>
> >> At this moment, I am thinking of dumping the DS for store credit
(Yoshi
> >> Touch and Go screams not to though). And the PSP is winning.
> >>
> >> If you read my posts, you see I am hardly a Sony fanboy (I dislike
them
> >> with a vengance), and consider the DS more revolutionary,
potentially,
> >> but the PSP has my interests now. Maybe this will change, but the
PSP
> >> is winning big with me.
> >>
> >> Just my 2 cents to add the fanboy flamewar going on.
> >>
> >> - Richard Hutnik
> >
> > I'm planning on picking up PSP within a week or so, but still have
high
> > expectations for the NDS. At the top of my "wish list" for the NDS
is a
> > standard 802.11b capable web browser and email client. Such
applications
> > would be a perfect fit for the DS, with it's two LCD's and
touchscreen. I
> > want one handheld for both internet capability and game playing.
As of
> > now,
> > I have to carry around both a PDA and the DS.
> >
> >
> There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC,
Age of
> Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very
good
> titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC.
Definately
> visit this website www.pocketgear.com
>
> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP
to play
> console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in
the
> future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &

> Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).
> >

I would like to hear about any RTS's in the works for the DS. That and
hope for a punchout are why I got it.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
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Gary Whittle wrote:
> >> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the
PSP to
> > play
> >> console quality games on a portable <SNIP>
>
>
> I am looking forward to my PSP on Tuesday, however many of the DS
games I
> own are far better than many of my best "console games", and I own
seven
> systems including the PS2, GC & Xbox. The DS is MORE than capable of

> "Console Quality". Saying that, I hear the PSP has the edge graphics
wise.
>
> Gary.

Gary WHAT top quality DS games do you know of? I have Mario64 and
Yoshi Touch and Go being about it. Wario is gimmicky, and that is
about it. Metroid is not out yet, and Feel the Magic might be
something special, but I don't feel its magic.

The DS has more capability of breakthrough titles though.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 10:14:08 PM

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"Eric" <ericmau001a@hotmail.remove.com> wrote in message
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>
> "yleas" wrote in message
>
>> There are some pretty good games availiable for the PDA, Warfare InC, Age
> of
>> Empires, Street Duel racing, Shadowgate and Tomb Raider are all very good
>> titles assuming you have a powerful enough PDA or Pocket PC. Definately
>> visit this website www.pocketgear.com
>>
>> To stay more on topic, I have both the PSP and the DS. I got the PSP to
> play
>> console quality games on a portable and the DS for its potential in the
>> future. I am especially looking forward to an RTS game like Command &
>> Conquer 64 and Age of Empires should be good (DS).
>
> Yeah, there are some good PDA games out there. (I do have a PPC and a
> couple of them.) Personally, I just find PDAs to be clumsy platforms not
> only for gaming but pretty much for everything. Having had three PDAs
> now,
> I've given them their chance. I have my current PocketPC, a WinCE PDA
> before that, and a "pocket manager". Oddly, the device that I ended up
> finding the most use and enjoyment with was the "pocket manager" -- Casio
> BE-300. The BE-300 is extremely customizable with so much 'homebrew'
> stuff
> out there for it, such as eXpod. Its only $120, but there is software for
> it that enables it to do pretty much anything a PDA can. My main problem
> with all three is the screen. The vertically oddlong screens really
> aren't
> the most practical, for anything. The Nintendo DS, with it's two LCD's,
> would be a much better platform for software applications.
>
> Yeah, thats pretty much what I'm hoping for with the PSP as well.
> ("console
> quality"). I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.
>
> Cheers!
> -Eric
>
>
>''Eric'', have you heard about this yet? http://www.oqo.com/

It is literally a desktop PC in the palm of your hand running Windows XP (or
whatever x86 OS u wish). Although it has its flaws and an expensive price
tag I am extremely intrigued by this device.

Yes I agree, the DS is perfectly suited to PDA type software, hopefully
using its wifi to connect to hotspots for online activities. I wonder how
this would work and where you could store downloaded data or files i.e an
alternative to the SD storage usually found in PocketPC's. The PSP has
potential in this area as well but the lack of touch screen is a
disadvantage in that respect.
>
Anonymous
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fish wrote:
> I had a 3DO many years past.
> The graphics were good, but you had to snap the CD into the drive. Once the
> CD fell and when I put it in, there was a defect that destroyed the game.
> The game basically reset everytime it hit the same exact spot.
>

The 3DO was a good system, with a library better than Jaguar but not as
good as Saturn. It also had the most jaw-dropping graphics of the time.
I remember being amazed by Road Rash on the 3DO. I seriously
considered buying one for the M2 drive...which was sold to Matsushita
when 3DO stopped making consoles. You know, I often wonder how much the
GC and M2 were connected. Both systems used PPCs for the cpu, and
according to some SGI guy (Zachary something) in 1996, SGI got a lot of
new team members from the M2 team. And who developed the GC? A lot of
people who left SGI after the N64 was developed, and Matsushita *was* a
hardware partner.

> I like the DS because cartridge format should stay around. It is much easier
> to handle and less fragile than Sony's disc option. I read that dust can
> destroy a $50 PSP game and it can't be returned because dust is not covered
> under warranty.
>

OTOH, Sony's Blu-Ray format seems to be able to withstand lots of abuse,
like steel wool.

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Feel the Magic = More weak mini games. I like the graphical shell and
"story" they wrapped around them though.

- Jordan
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 9:42:46 AM

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On 3/27/05 8:33 AM, in article avz1e.26545$qN3.22479@trndny01, "fish"
<i.am.such.a.fish@atlantic.ocean> wrote:

> Eric sez...
>
>> I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.
>
> I hope you don't mind dead pixels and the awful battery performance.
> I read that someone cleaned the screen with a cloth and now the screen has
> scratch marks.
>
> By the way, did you know that if dust manages to get on your PSP disc, it
> will be destroyed and is not covered under warranty?
>
> Just letting you know the risks before you buy it.
>
> If you do buy it, I wish you much luck with it. It seems like a very fragile
> unit.

Did mommy and step-daddy feed you those excuses just so they don't have to
buy you one?

RickB
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 11:06:29 AM

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G, Yoshi is a throwback to old videogames, that the object was to score
as many points as possible. It is a game that throws new play
mechanics at you and challenges you to master them.

- Richard Hutnik
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 2:55:46 PM

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Jordan, Feel the Magic is a DS demo, with something remotely resembling
a game attached to it.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 4:54:26 PM

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"fish" <i.am.such.a.fish@atlantic.ocean> wrote in message
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> Eric sez...
>
>> I'm going to pick a PSP up Wednesday.
>
> I hope you don't mind dead pixels and the awful battery performance.
> I read that someone cleaned the screen with a cloth and now the screen has
> scratch marks.
>
> By the way, did you know that if dust manages to get on your PSP disc, it
> will be destroyed and is not covered under warranty?
>
> Just letting you know the risks before you buy it.
>
> If you do buy it, I wish you much luck with it. It seems like a very
> fragile
> unit.

Awe, how cute fishy wishy is.
He almost sound sincere and not totally pissed off and jealous zealot.
Don't cry or be scared whil man. Just get use to the fact that Sony will do
in the handheld market what they have done in the console market, TAKE OVER
and kick Nintendo's sorry ass all over the planet.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 8:53:08 PM

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Jacob Oost wrote:
>> However, the most decisive review I've read about PSP was by a lady
>> named Kittyhawk. To paraphrase her already brief run down of the
>> system, the PSP is beautiful and sleek and efficient. It also
>> (apparently) breaks if you look at it the wrong way.
>
>
> What the heck does that mean? Is she saying it's another piece of
> defective Sony hardware? (sleek and sexy in the store, three months
> later it's in a package on its way to Sony customer service where it
> will be ignored)

Well, (according to Kitty), the screen scratches easily and the UMD
drive is "dying to pop out." I'm not entirely sure what that means
myself, but it doesn't sound good.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 8:56:31 PM

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Jacob Oost wrote:
> Yes but were there turds and urine in the bowl as well, or just water?
> That's not a very thorough test.

I think submerging an electronic device in water and sending it through
a bunch of grimey pipes is bad enough, given the test subject. The fact
that it still works at all is impressive to me. Adding fecal matter to
the mix is unlikely to make things any worse.
March 28, 2005 11:03:51 PM

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> Jordan, Feel the Magic is a DS demo, with something remotely resembling
> a game attached to it.
>

A tad harsh, its one of my fave DS games. Very good fun.

G.
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"Stephen Williams" <steve1.williams@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Jacob Oost wrote:
>> Yes but were there turds and urine in the bowl as well, or just water?
>> That's not a very thorough test.
>
> I think submerging an electronic device in water and sending it through a
> bunch of grimey pipes is bad enough, given the test subject. The fact
> that it still works at all is impressive to me. Adding fecal matter to
> the mix is unlikely to make things any worse.

Whoosh!
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 11:51:46 PM

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Joe62 <NOSPAMjmcginn@shaw.ca> writes:
> "AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>
> >The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
> >interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.

My thing with the PSP is that it is really competing with the PS2.

The PSP looks great, but the kind of games I would want to play on it are
easier if I sit on the couch in front of the TV, especially considering the
money I have to put out for it.

A portable system has to be different.

In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.

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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 11:51:47 PM

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"Ray Blaak" <rAYblaaK@STRIPCAPStelus.net> wrote in message
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> Joe62 <NOSPAMjmcginn@shaw.ca> writes:
>> "AceoHearts" <bhoran@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>>
>> >The system and 7 games, you must have dropped $500 on it. It will be
>> >interesting to see what you think of the PSP after a few months.
>
> My thing with the PSP is that it is really competing with the PS2.
>
> The PSP looks great, but the kind of games I would want to play on it are
> easier if I sit on the couch in front of the TV, especially considering
> the
> money I have to put out for it.
>
> A portable system has to be different.
>
> In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.

So basically you prefer playing SNES games vs N64 or PS2 games?
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 12:14:08 AM

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"Boody Bandit" <lightenup@francis.news> wrote in message
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>
> > A portable system has to be different.
> >
> > In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.
>
> So basically you prefer playing SNES games vs N64 or PS2 games?

Learn to actually read what people are saying, rectum. Also, stop putting
words in peoples' mouths. I know you want to put something ELSE in their
mouths and they aren't letting you, but that doesn't excuse you.


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March 29, 2005 1:06:15 AM

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>> In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.


Thats a bit of a silly statement, the DS is capable of playing GBA games, no
issues.

Gary.
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 1:36:39 AM

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"Boody Bandit" <lightenup@francis.news> writes:
> "Ray Blaak" <rAYblaaK@STRIPCAPStelus.net> wrote in message
> news:uwtrrzgzf.fsf@STRIPCAPStelus.net...
> > A portable system has to be different.
> >
> > In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.
>
> So basically you prefer playing SNES games vs N64 or PS2 games?

No. I prefer my consoles as high end as possible.

My point is that portables should not try to be consoles.

GBA wins for me since it is robust, small enough to fit in a pocket, and its
games tend to be simple enough to play anywhere: train, plane, bus, etc.

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Anonymous
March 29, 2005 1:40:23 AM

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"G" <G@G.com> writes:
> >> In my mind, the GBA beats both the DS and the PSP.
> Thats a bit of a silly statement, the DS is capable of playing GBA games, no
> issues.

Yes. But the GBA has a more portble size, fitting nicely in a pocket.

Don't get me wrong, the DS looks sweet, but until there is some irresistable
game or app for the DS, the GBA is quite good enough for portable gaming.

--
Cheers, The Rhythm is around me,
The Rhythm has control.
Ray Blaak The Rhythm is inside me,
rAYblaaK@STRIPCAPStelus.net The Rhythm has my soul.
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 2:22:11 AM

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In reply to The Eternal Lost Lurker

> Learn to [...]

.... think? Or pick up some manners?

He may have interpreted this in a different way than you do, but he does
have a point. It all boilds down to taste and opinion in the end anyway,
and this is not worth all this ruckus.

Jammet
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 10:04:42 AM

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Ray Blaak, try about 5 minutes of Lumines. That doesn't fit a couch
game at all. The PSP has those, AND networking games that call for
people to play against others with their own screen.

- Richard Hutnik
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