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60 reasons to own a PSP: part 9


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41. Free wireless internet from T-Mobile
Six months of free internet access for your PSP from T-Mobile. That means almost any Starbucks restaurant you go to will give you free wi-fi for internet browsing. It certainly comes in handy when you need to check your mail on the go.



42. Universal remote functionality
Through homebrew and use of the PSP's why-is-it-there IR port, PSP users can turn their systems into a universal remote, causing mayhem on televisions everywhere.



43. Share photos with others
You can wirelessly send images to other PSP owners through local ad-hoc. Just sit nearby another system and initiate a transfer by pressing Triangle and hitting Send. We wish Sony could extend this other things, such as video and music ... but for now, we can share our wallpapers (and other images) wirelessly with our friends.



44. PS3 games playable on PSP
It's only been implemented in one title so far, but the future for PSP-PS3 connectivity seems bright. You can download some PS3 games and play them from anywhere in the world through Remote Play. Imagine being able to continue playing the next big PS3 RPG from the classroom or office you normally steal wi-fi from. Sweet.



45. Analog nub
It's both a curse and a gift -- many will complain that the PSP needs two analog sticks. However, the analog nub is in itself a feat of engineering, giving complex 3D controls to a handheld, unlike never before. It takes some time to get used to, admittedly, but we think that for navigating 3D worlds, it far outdoes a D-Pad or a stylus.

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wambam1

7-02-2007 @ 5:01PM

wambam said...

is the free t-mobile wi-fi free in the UK too, does anyone know

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Aaron2

7-02-2007 @ 8:18PM

Aaron said...

Ugh! That photo does nothing for our image guys.

And I agree with the analog nub.

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CitizenGeek3

7-03-2007 @ 7:57AM

CitizenGeek said...

Yes, I agree with number 45. The analog nub is great, and much better for navigation than a d-pad or a stylus!

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theMediaman4

7-03-2007 @ 8:44AM

theMediaman said...

My analog nub broke on the weekend. My vote is for "curse".

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Larz5

7-03-2007 @ 5:29PM

Larz said...

Another good thing about the analog nub is that you can replace it really easy. When I first found out there was an analog stick, I was ecstatic. And after using it I'm even happier with it than I thought I would be. It works as well if not better than the PS controller. People are always complaining about the lack of 2 analog sticks... but I can't think of a single game for PS1 or PS2 that I own which uses the right one for more than just arbitrary button mapping.

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manuel taveras6

7-03-2007 @ 10:48PM

manuel taveras said...

where can I get ps1 games for my kids for the psp.,
or how to change my firmware to play the ps1 games..
my kids are driving me banana, cause they love the game battle tank for ps1 and they want to play it ont the psp.....
thank for the good work that you are doing for the rest of us

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YoDude7

7-06-2007 @ 11:19AM

YoDude said...

That picture is disgusting. Tell that guy to get a job, a haircut and some damn shoes. Gross!

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