European PSP owners will finally be able to get their hands on the Go!Messenger
application this Friday. The service will go up on the PC PlayStation Network Store and will allow PSP owners who have the Go!Cam to communicate via video or voice chat wirelessly. The service is free, as long as you're connected to a wireless network. This doubles the communication potential of the system, what with last month's release of Skype for PSP, but still doesn't make it much more practical than a mobile phone.
We're intrigued to get our hands on the software to see just how useful it is. At least Go!Messenger
will support fat PSPs, so people who don't intend on updating their systems can still talk to each other over the internets. If you're in Europe, that is.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
2-27-2008 @ 8:53PM
David Van said...
Dam.... I wanted it for NA first...
2-27-2008 @ 8:58PM
I haven't even heard any updates on the Go!Cam for North America. Sure, someone said it's coming to America, but then the news stories on it just kind of died. I hope SCEA didn't forget about it...
2-27-2008 @ 9:04PM
2-27-2008 @ 9:19PM
David Van (Cool Prizes Inc.) said...
Nah.... It's for europe... Not for NA... STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
2-27-2008 @ 9:45PM
Noooooo! NA please xD cookie?
2-28-2008 @ 2:01AM
hey NA PSP users! don't lose your hope... you can still have this software in your PSP if it's custom firmware... just fake your region to Europe and that's it... cool eh>?
2-28-2008 @ 3:26AM
i think this go!messenger thing could be a useful application for people who are lonely and need someone to talk to... on the other hand its still as useful as 3G on a mobile phone (cell phone).
i said this on the gps device thing... arent we lucky in europe...
PROUD TO BE BRITISH
2-28-2008 @ 10:38AM
Bored to be Canadian
2-28-2008 @ 6:19AM
most useless piece of kit ever... just get a phone, they are just tryna sell the stupid cam and eventually (read after a month) you'll be bored and cam will gather dust...
2-29-2008 @ 11:11AM
I've got to agree.
Just like Skype, stoked on it at first, old after a while. Gathering dust. Of course that's also what they said about T.V. So maybe we're wrong?
2-28-2008 @ 7:39AM
Meh, good enough I suppose...Any freeware is good...Anything free is good :D!
2-28-2008 @ 7:50AM
Nah Nah, unluck NA peeps, lol, for once we get something first ^^
Speaking of which, this should have come standard on psps, like a texting service, why allow us to name our psps in the ninckname section if it has no chat system other then sending pics to other psps? Boring :S
They should have had something on there already, like a mini msn for psps and ps3s, so you just add someone and chat to them. Meet a person, like that person, if they have PSP, add them. Saves money too, phone texting costs :)
2-28-2008 @ 7:52AM
Mills and Boom said...
Bring on entitlement issue riddled US users?
I'm looking forward to this. Just hope I don't need a cam and can just use the service as a kind of SMS/email job.
2-28-2008 @ 9:38AM
Sony is going about this all the wrong way. They shouldn't be adding all this messengers to PSP (Skype, Go!) They should be adding PSN support to PSP. When you register a PSP to a PS3 it should copy over your PSN account.
Gees Go! Messenger has features even PSN for PS3 doesn't have. You can't leave audio/video messages. Fricken ridiculous.
And why is this europe exclusive? That's retarded on so many levels. That's just a slap in the face to everyone else. And it's just going to get hacked for custom firmware anyway
2-28-2008 @ 10:53AM
It probably has something to do with it being created by BT (British Telecom)...
2-28-2008 @ 11:43AM
Great ... I might buy a Go Cam for this :D
2-28-2008 @ 2:47PM
This reminds me, what ever happened to the official PSP Skype headset (or Mic). Wasn't Sony making one available?
2-28-2008 @ 9:44PM
Downloading now :D
(Registration can now be done @ https://gomessenger.bt.com/gmp/login.do?action=registration) too
2-29-2008 @ 12:06PM
??? Can I make a acount For gomessenger, for the psp,on the PC ????
2-29-2008 @ 8:46PM
No need for cfw if you aren't in Europe but you still want Go! Messenger... just go to pspdemocenter.org... They have Go! Messenger available as a direct download. You will still need to register for a BT account though but you can always lie and say you're in the UK...