Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 32
Q: When is Wipeout Pulse coming out?
A: From Paul Murphy, SCEA: "We have not made any official announcements with regards to a launch date
for Wipeout Pulse." Ouch! We want it to come out soon -- hopefully in tandem with the upcoming PSN release, Wipeout HD?
Q: How do I install demos?
A: Good question. We made a quick write-up for people like you. Check it out here.
Q: I am interested in Portable Ops Plus. Do I need the first Portable Ops to play this?
A; Yes. The new game coming out is just an expansion pack and will require the original game to play.
Q: What is the status on the larger battery lid that will let you use the PSP Phat battery in the PSP Slim? Sony announced it's existence, but when will it actually be released?
A: Since originally announcing it, Sony has pretty much denied the existence of such a battery cover. Chances of an official Sony cover is slim at this point. We're going to have to wait for third parties.
Q: I saw someone mention that they were able to play Youtube Videos on the PSP Slim & Lite with out converting to MP4. I was hoping you could confirm whether this is true or not.
A: Incorrect. The PSP browser will not access YouTube on either the new or old PSP. (This does not take into account for homebrew.)
Q: What's the deal with PSP region-locking? Does it only exist for movies or does it extend to games as well?
A: It's only for movies. Games are completely region free, so import to your heart's content!
Q: Does the Web browser in the new PSP Slim & Lite use the extra Flash memory?
A: Sadly, it does not.