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.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
11-10-2007 @ 12:16PM
GameBox 47 said...
Incorrect, PSP Fanboy. ;) You can play YouTube on you PSP, with a little homebrew application called PSPTube, no you can't play it with out custom firmware, 1.00, or 1.50. But that can easily be done with Pandora's Battery.
I can play YouTube on my PSP Phat without converting it, and the same is true if I had a PSP Slim.
Hopefully that extra memory in the Internet Browser Sony will add in a firmware update.
11-10-2007 @ 12:17PM
"Q: Does the Web browser in the new PSP Slim & Lite use the extra Flash memory?
A: Sadly, it does not."
What the...? Sadly? How was the browser supposed to use the flash memory?
The browser, just like any software running FROM the firmware in the flash memory, uses the system RAM. Which, incidentally, was also doubled.
I thought this feature was supposed to end people's confusion...
11-10-2007 @ 12:52PM
I think this Q&A session was for those who were just either picking up and playing the PSP for the first time or planning to use it just for its intended(read: "legal")purposes.
...though it does irk me to know there's still no release date on WIPEOUT PULSE. :(
11-10-2007 @ 1:34PM
Actually you already linked to a fat battery cover on the front page...
11-10-2007 @ 1:41PM
That's a THIRD PARTY battery cover, not an official Sony one. He made that pretty clear in the Q&A:
"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."
11-10-2007 @ 3:42PM
Actually from the wuote it says...
"We're going to have to wait for third parties.""
Thats what I was posting for..you dont have to wait..theres one out now.
11-10-2007 @ 6:36PM
Is it just me, or does this Q&A feel like a W&B?
11-10-2007 @ 7:08PM
they say that wipeout pulse is coming out in the us at february of next year.
11-10-2007 @ 8:35PM
Andrew the answer for question#3 is incorrect. On one of the Kojima Reports podcasts I heard Ryan Payton say that people in the U.S will not need portable ops to play portable ops + but if you live in Japan you will.
You may want to check with Ryan Payton. I think it was in session 61,62,63 or 64 I cant remember which one.
11-10-2007 @ 11:14PM
^I heard the same thing. I notice you guys have a lot of false info here. What's up with that?
11-10-2007 @ 11:55PM
Andrew Yoon said...
Yeah, unfortunately many of these are written days/weeks in advance, and the information changes when it publishes. I was away for the weekend, but will update for relevant info ASAP. Thanks, guys!
11-11-2007 @ 5:57AM
Yeah ... that is sad ... lets hope that with new FW updates we will have more internet options to choose from ...
11-11-2007 @ 6:04AM
Q: The European Portable Operations Plus will need the European MPO or will be compatible with the US MPO?
(Nobody seems to care?)
11-11-2007 @ 8:10AM
Michael Williams said...
Your wrong about Portable Ops +
You need PO if you want more soliders - As in transfer your save over to PO+. But you do NOT need PO to play PO+
11-12-2007 @ 1:11PM
"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.)"
Last line: (This does not take into account for homebrew.)
Read more CAREFULLY, GameBox 47.