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Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 37

It's the end of the week, which calls for a new volume of Ask PSP Fanboy! Each week we'll collect your questions, and each weekend a new volume of Ask PSP Fanboy will appear on the front page. If you've got a question, send an email to justin.eaton @ weblogsinc .com with the subject "Ask PSP Fanboy."

Q: Do you know if, when connected to a standard definition TV (like an old Trinitron, to keep it in the family), will games still show up within a black letterbox frame? You know, on all four sides, not just top and bottom. I think standard def TV is 640x480, so that would mean the PSP's 480x272 resolution wouldn't fill it up, but a guy can dream can't he?
A: Unfortunately, you will see those letterbox bars when playing through a TV that does not support the local resolution. There are some video settings you can play around with on your PSP, but generally the black bars will be present. Sorry!

Q: Is there a way to download items from the PLAYSTATION Store over again?
A: Once you've logged into the PC PLAYSTATION Store, you should see a link in the top-right corner that will allow you to "View downloads." From there you'll have access to any content you've already downloaded, and can therefore re-download anything lost.

Q: How can I quickly turn off the PSPs screen, without shutting the whole thing off?
A: While you can simply flick the power button up to put your unit to sleep, I believe you're looking to keep the handheld running, which can best be done by holding down the video button. It's the same button you'd use to adjust your brightness, near the "start" and "select" buttons. Additionally, holding down the music button will mute your PSP.

I noticed a while back on a story with the guys behind Ghostbusters: The Video Game where they mentioning that a PSP port may be in the cards. Any news on that, and could a port to our beloved portable be more / less likely now with the release issue the game is having?
A: According to the official game site, Ghostbusters: The Video Game is currently in development for the PSP, along with the DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2 and PC. However, recent trouble caused by Blizzard-Activision's merger have put doubt on whether or not this title will ever release. Currently, it's in need of a new publisher.

Q: Will Resident Evil ever see the light of day in a PLAYSTATION Store other than Japan's? When will SCEE and SCEA release this to PSP gamers (if at all)?
A: This one is all up to Capcom. There's definitely been more content heading to the Japanese PLAYSTATION Store than others, but there's no telling whether or not they plan to bring Resident Evil to the European/US stores.

Q: So i have been having fun with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo and it got me thinking is there any online for it? I have looked every where and cant find an answer so is there online or is it only single player?
A: According to an earlier hands-on with IGN, there are three multiplayer modes in the upcoming title: Force Out, Rule the Galaxy, and Force Assassin. "Force Out is a sumo-esque game where you need to get your opponent out of a ring, Rule the Galaxy is a king of the hill game, and Force Assassin is all about 'bot blasting."

Q: Some time back EA had a listing of EA Replay 2 on the ESRB site. What happened to that game?
A: We're not quite sure. Neither IGN nor GameSpot have EA Replay 2 listed as canceled, yet no information has been released since it's "leak" last year. We'll keep an eye out.

Q: Will the PSP Fanboy staff ever start reviewing the 'GAMES' content on the PC PLAYSTATION Store? (PS1 Classics and Full Games)
A: We've done many Retro Reviews, along with additional PLAYSTATION Store previews, but we'd love to continue game reviews. Stay tuned!

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