This week is all about Madden ... even in Asia. Can you believe it? They're getting Madden NFL 09, but not sharing Memories Off. Seriously, we didn't think the people of Asia (and Europe for that matter) liked American football. Even the Canadians do not 'get' the sport. Well, whatever, they can get it if they want to; we'll be too busy unboxing our blue PSPs to take any notice. Yeah, those sexy blue slims will be out Tuesday, and this blogger will be picking one up for himself.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
8-10-2008 @ 10:42AM
And the new PSP value pack does come with a memory card. So why didn't the GoW one not have one?
8-10-2008 @ 11:31AM
My guess is that is they probably expected someone who was buying the GoW one has some background with the PSP, whereas both the Daxter and Madden are starter sets that are for the first time PSP buyer hense having a memory card as well.
8-11-2008 @ 3:00AM
I think they just want you to drop that extra 30 or 40 bucks no matter what you do.
"You can either have a game that you WANT to play, or you can have a memory card. Which is it?"
8-11-2008 @ 8:53PM
More likely it's because of the recent drop in production cost of flash memory.
8-10-2008 @ 1:01PM
Fresh Bryce said...
"Even the Canadians do not 'get' the sport." What? I'm Canadian, and what the fuck are you talking about?
Anyways those sexy blue slims are equipped with those new cpu's, you know those Pandora-proof ones...
8-10-2008 @ 1:03PM
Majed Athab said...
You don't have a sense of humor I see.
8-10-2008 @ 7:00PM
Fresh Bryce said...
i was just kidding btw lol
8-11-2008 @ 2:53AM
I'd love a CFL game.
But first, "Madden Australian Rules Football '09".
8-10-2008 @ 1:09PM
Man, these release lists make me and my PSP quite sad. I'd love for more companies to start supporting my handheld wonder, instead of only getting shoveled Madden on it, since Madden shows up on every console (and cellphone) known to mankind!
8-10-2008 @ 2:25PM
i hella want one. my phat black right next to my shiny blue. i need to save up money this is amazing.
8-10-2008 @ 3:10PM
"Seriously, we didn't think the people of Asia (and Europe for that matter) liked American football."
Actually, they don't. Even the rest of America doesn't give a crap about American Football. So I wonder what EA's thinking. Trying to "internationalize" the sport? Who knows...
Anyway. Not much to see here, but things seem to get better from late August onward =)
8-10-2008 @ 3:11PM
So I got my first PSP (a Daxter one, quite happy with it) not 4 days ago, and I've been looking at the release lists from a few weeks back and I must say... I am very disappointed with the games that are coming out. In fact last week or something there were *no* US releases on the system. Did I buy a PSP in the end of its lifecycle? Is this just the summer drought? Because I am getting slightly more scared as days go by that the good PSP games have come and gone already.
Any comments that reply to this are welcome of course, I am not flaming, I am sincerely worried and sad.
8-10-2008 @ 3:19PM
Well there are lots of reasons for that. But don't worry, PSP is not even near to the end of its lifecycle.
We've got great things coming, but they take some time to make. PSP games are a little harder to make than... say... DS games, which can be as simple as your average java game. I just hope more japanese games get localized, tho. We're missing out on lots of great stuff.
Anyway. during this "drought" of sorts, you should take the time and look into already existing titles. There's great stuff there man. Just check it out.
8-10-2008 @ 3:32PM
Well, that's the thing, I've already looked at most of the games that are out there that are even mildly interesting for me, and the list isn't really that long. 20 games, tops. And I'm including the big hitters such as God of War, Portable Ops, Crisis Core, Patapon, etc.
The thing is that, so far, I've been getting more enjoyment out of flOw and OutRun 2006 (which is a fantastic game and I am very happy that it's on the PSP since it's a fantastic portable game) than from God of War or MGSPO.
I agree that there's a lot of Japanese games that I hope they get localized, for example, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, THE [email protected] (which isn't out yet), Persona 3 (which isn't out yet), Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and many more. At the very least, I'd hope those games get an English Option like some DS games got in Japan (Phoenix Wright 1 and 3 for instance, both amazing games).
8-10-2008 @ 4:11PM
if ya wait until '09 you might feel better about your purchase. trust me, there are amazing games out right now so just play those while you wait for the new ones.
8-10-2008 @ 4:13PM
Yes you did, at least in the US/Europe. It's nothing new, though, people have been pointing this out for quite some time.
8-10-2008 @ 4:20PM
So far, I'm seeing 2 responses:
1) Yes there's nothing worth playing now or in the near future, but there's been good stuff so go play that.
2) There's nothing worth playing right now and it is the end of the line for the PSP in the US/Europe.
Both seem... well, less than ideal scenarios for me. It's good that I know some Japanese to import Japanese games (like [email protected], for instance), but I want more non-licensed and possibly non-multiplatform shovelware (looking at you, Madden) on this system, and aside from the so far japanese only Square-Enix games (KH:BbS, Dissidia and Agito XIII) there's nothing that fills those shoes in the horizon...
8-10-2008 @ 6:04PM
Well I hope you find what you're looking for, eventually. I, for once, am expecting some nice titles in the near future, before the big Square ones (Dissidia, PE3, KH). Titles such as Yggdra Union, SW Force Unleashed, Lego Batman, Mana Khemia, Neverland Card Battles, King of Fighters Collection, among others.
8-11-2008 @ 2:47AM
I bought mine less than a month, and have found more fun playing neogeo and cps2 emulators than any game made for psp.
I do expect this to change and we have some good games to play.
Until today gow was the only game worth for psp.
8-11-2008 @ 11:58AM
There are some cool games coming. I actually just bought a PSP for Crisis Core FFVII, Star Ocean 1&2, Yggdra Union, That atelier iris game I can't spell, and so on. But if you aren't an RPG nerd like I am, I may not be offering much comfort.
I've been playing Burnout Legends non-stop lately, though. It's amazing fun, and I'm saying this as someone who hates racing games with a firey passion. But I do love crashing games. Give that a try until all the awesome hits in 2009.