The Playstation Zeitgeist Episode 16 - IM BACK MO'FO's!

Posted by NovidAnon (71 posts) -

Yall miss me? Life is killing me. I got job(s) - brand spanking new thingy called responsibilities and such. 
 
I was going to start up a site and I will get to that - but this topic isnt good news fro the Playstation Faithful.  Trust me when I say this. You DONT KNOW HOW GOOD YOU YOU HAVE IT WITH  THE PSP. Seriously. 
 
I bought the 1000 version back in 2005/6 And i loved every min of it. It was stolen sadly, but i went to get a 2000 version of  the PSP - which i still use.  
 
Trust me, I know whats the shit out there. (I mean good shit not bullshit) and the PSP - if you look at the games they have made from Sony on down, were something unique than anything else out there. Patapon is one of the greatest franchises ever made seriously. The fact that Sony US fucked it chances with Patapon 2 was i felt a determent to the PSP success.  
 
But im not crying over mistakes over at Corporate. They have enough great franchises.  
 
But what I am unhappy about is the new NGP. The Playstation Portable (cubed) 
 
Its a great design marred by mistakes, after mistakes, after errors and Me-TOOism.  
 
Android is the little programing language that could. However that doesn't help a damn thing - the Playstation NGP is not the PSP, and will never reach its honorable niche. Not westerned-fid, not too eastern bread, just the right amount. 
 
The first part i want to talk about is the UMD   First off, the lack of UMD – in order to go “backwards” is the first huge WARNING sign something else is up. Trust me when I say this. NOBODY hated the UMD. The ONLY REASON why UMD never caught on is the reason every body is with Blu-Ray now – Sony cannot control the disk process – other companies must join in and do their own disc pressing process. But Sony felt that the PSP would be more secure if they control the Disc Process. Turns out it wasn’t true.-  they could rip out the ISO with a few clicks of a mouse. 
 
Second:   And with any revamp (the UMD was a revamped Mini-Disc and had way better read times) there would be problems. The UMD despite its flaws, was the most advanced Tech of its time and with a few mods would have been a good complement to the Blu-Ray – a better version of the Digital Disc ideas now used by Disney and other companies.-  
 
The fact they went to a system that is at best 25 years old - instead of going download only or disc based makes the PSP MORE advanced, not less - More ADVANCED than the NGP, regardless of design or touchscreen. 
 
The next issue at hand, is the interface    Its ugly as sin. The XMB works (mostly) for the PS3 and the Original PSP. This apple based mixture is weak and has no – character.  
 
So -   i could almost deal with a download only PSP (PSPgo) – i could deal with android – i can even deal with all this three g bullshit (where everybody is going towards 4g and 3G-gaming cant and never mix) but this system has no chance of success because while it might add touch screens, and a second nub – it went backwards on the very things that made it “different” from Ninty’s DS and 3DS. – Its interface (the XMB can handle apps duh) and its disc based system (going back to 25 year old tech just dont cut it) and im not even sure it will allow Memory Card Duo’s anymore since there’s only a space of some sort of a SD card (which fail…hard – and i use it on my cell and three out of 5 times it has a memory error.) 
  
As much as people and certain companies love the NGP - there is one major company not too pleased. 
 
Electronic Arts. And for the first time since 2005 - I agree. Wholeheartedly. This is trying to become the all everything machine. in 2004 - they had a legit case. Come Christmas 2011 - its all noise. 
 
And that's a very sad statement to make - because i want to love the NGP. WANT TO. 
 
But i cant do it. Not when there are so many problems, so many issues. I really doubt i buy one- and even if the COD brothers love the machine - it will still fail in the west because the PSP has been given a bad rap, some of it for no good reason. 
 
So Ninty wins again in the place they have always done well, handhelds.  
 
Which means im might be done with handhelds again (the PSP kept me in) and it will be a LONG time before i get back to it. 
 
And thats the saddest truth of the whole matter. 
 
Sony does so much but cant pull the right trigger for massive success and profit. 
 
Such a shame.

#1 Posted by NovidAnon (71 posts) -

Yall miss me? Life is killing me. I got job(s) - brand spanking new thingy called responsibilities and such. 
 
I was going to start up a site and I will get to that - but this topic isnt good news fro the Playstation Faithful.  Trust me when I say this. You DONT KNOW HOW GOOD YOU YOU HAVE IT WITH  THE PSP. Seriously. 
 
I bought the 1000 version back in 2005/6 And i loved every min of it. It was stolen sadly, but i went to get a 2000 version of  the PSP - which i still use.  
 
Trust me, I know whats the shit out there. (I mean good shit not bullshit) and the PSP - if you look at the games they have made from Sony on down, were something unique than anything else out there. Patapon is one of the greatest franchises ever made seriously. The fact that Sony US fucked it chances with Patapon 2 was i felt a determent to the PSP success.  
 
But im not crying over mistakes over at Corporate. They have enough great franchises.  
 
But what I am unhappy about is the new NGP. The Playstation Portable (cubed) 
 
Its a great design marred by mistakes, after mistakes, after errors and Me-TOOism.  
 
Android is the little programing language that could. However that doesn't help a damn thing - the Playstation NGP is not the PSP, and will never reach its honorable niche. Not westerned-fid, not too eastern bread, just the right amount. 
 
The first part i want to talk about is the UMD   First off, the lack of UMD – in order to go “backwards” is the first huge WARNING sign something else is up. Trust me when I say this. NOBODY hated the UMD. The ONLY REASON why UMD never caught on is the reason every body is with Blu-Ray now – Sony cannot control the disk process – other companies must join in and do their own disc pressing process. But Sony felt that the PSP would be more secure if they control the Disc Process. Turns out it wasn’t true.-  they could rip out the ISO with a few clicks of a mouse. 
 
Second:   And with any revamp (the UMD was a revamped Mini-Disc and had way better read times) there would be problems. The UMD despite its flaws, was the most advanced Tech of its time and with a few mods would have been a good complement to the Blu-Ray – a better version of the Digital Disc ideas now used by Disney and other companies.-  
 
The fact they went to a system that is at best 25 years old - instead of going download only or disc based makes the PSP MORE advanced, not less - More ADVANCED than the NGP, regardless of design or touchscreen. 
 
The next issue at hand, is the interface    Its ugly as sin. The XMB works (mostly) for the PS3 and the Original PSP. This apple based mixture is weak and has no – character.  
 
So -   i could almost deal with a download only PSP (PSPgo) – i could deal with android – i can even deal with all this three g bullshit (where everybody is going towards 4g and 3G-gaming cant and never mix) but this system has no chance of success because while it might add touch screens, and a second nub – it went backwards on the very things that made it “different” from Ninty’s DS and 3DS. – Its interface (the XMB can handle apps duh) and its disc based system (going back to 25 year old tech just dont cut it) and im not even sure it will allow Memory Card Duo’s anymore since there’s only a space of some sort of a SD card (which fail…hard – and i use it on my cell and three out of 5 times it has a memory error.) 
  
As much as people and certain companies love the NGP - there is one major company not too pleased. 
 
Electronic Arts. And for the first time since 2005 - I agree. Wholeheartedly. This is trying to become the all everything machine. in 2004 - they had a legit case. Come Christmas 2011 - its all noise. 
 
And that's a very sad statement to make - because i want to love the NGP. WANT TO. 
 
But i cant do it. Not when there are so many problems, so many issues. I really doubt i buy one- and even if the COD brothers love the machine - it will still fail in the west because the PSP has been given a bad rap, some of it for no good reason. 
 
So Ninty wins again in the place they have always done well, handhelds.  
 
Which means im might be done with handhelds again (the PSP kept me in) and it will be a LONG time before i get back to it. 
 
And thats the saddest truth of the whole matter. 
 
Sony does so much but cant pull the right trigger for massive success and profit. 
 
Such a shame.

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