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The PSP Store is not only offering original downloadable content, such as beats and Syphon Filter: Combat Ops. It's providing archived UMD games, such as Wipeout Pure and B-Boy. Darren Carris spoke to GI.biz about how the Store and UMD games will intermingle: "I don't think that this would give us any cause for concern over UMD, I think they sit very well together. When you talk about the more casual games, pick-up-and-play games, you would definitely want to put them through the Store rather than have disc production, in to retail, and so on."

Thankfully, the PSP Store has no size limit, and some games are already topping 1GB. However, future downloadable games may not have all the features of their UMD counterparts. "Full titles won't necessarily include all content found on the corresponding retail UMD," the article notes.

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PocketGoddess1

11-21-2007 @ 5:03PM

PocketGoddess said...

I don't have a problem with the PC store games having less content than the boxed retail game *IF* that point is made abundantly clear in the store listing. If I pay to download it and then find out some important feature is missing, I'll be totally ticked.

But if I have the necessary info to make a good decision on which version to buy, that's cool. It will be interesting to see what happens with this in the future.

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jamma2

11-21-2007 @ 5:03PM

jamma said...

Since I have 2 PSPs, i would like to know if these have DRM or not. Anyone know?

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blaguid3

11-21-2007 @ 7:42PM

blaguid said...

@jamma:

They shouldn't have DRM, because if you pay to download them on the store, you can redownload them multiple times if you've deleted them from your account. So, you can play these on more than 1 PSP, yes.

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Fohacidal4

11-21-2007 @ 7:42PM

Fohacidal said...

There is a PSP store?! How do I accsess it O.o

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merc255

11-21-2007 @ 8:26PM

merc25 said...

jamma, I would also like to know this cause my memory stick goes into rotation of what I want to play, the other stuff I'm done with is put on my computer. I wonder if the DRM will count it as one of the five(presuming that it operates like the PS3 DRM).

Could you guys look into this for us?

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MCW6

11-21-2007 @ 10:16PM

MCW said...

http://store.playstaion.com

Same DRM situation as PS3. You can download games to multiple PSP's, just don't go overboard.

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MCW7

11-21-2007 @ 10:16PM

MCW said...

http://store.playstation.com I meant to say.

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Alien8

11-22-2007 @ 10:58AM

Alien said...

Who cares ... its 15 pounds/game , can be stored on the memory stick , and it is official ... so what if gamesharing or other small stuff doesnt works ?

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Eric9

11-23-2007 @ 9:49AM

Eric said...

So has anyone tried Combat Ops? I havent seen any reviews and don't know of anyone actually buying it...

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Angela U10

11-23-2007 @ 3:18PM

Angela U said...

I bought Medievil, an older ps one game. This looks better than many of the psp games. At that price a great deal!!!

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merc2511

11-23-2007 @ 10:16PM

merc25 said...

jamma, I would also like to know this cause my memory stick goes into rotation of what I want to play, the other stuff I'm done is put on my computer. I wonder if the DRM will count it as one of the five(assuming that it operates like the PS3 DRM).

Could you guys look into this for us?

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