YouTube, and you'll find tons of direct-feed user-generated videos.
It'll be exciting to see PSP games support this in the future. We're intrigued by the possibility of recording our own game footage -- but is the PSP really powerful enough to handle 3D gaming and video recording at the same time? Guess we'll find out soon enough.
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10-27-2008 @ 6:42PM
thats freaking awesome
10-27-2008 @ 7:29PM
Hey, they already muffed up the display 'in order to fix it', so what next for an encore? Shutting down any ability to play games whatsoever in favor of video capture? Can't wait.
10-27-2008 @ 7:30PM
sweet. god knows how much time i spent taking pics in locoroco and wipeout pulse. this is gonna make my monster hunting dreams come true!
10-27-2008 @ 7:31PM
If they can pull it off for all PSP and not make it a, say, PSP-2000/3000/4000 only feature, that would be awesome...
10-27-2008 @ 7:42PM
What I hate about these features is that, like Custom Soundtracks and Screenshots for the PS3, it's only available for select games. Some people might not want to use UMD space for that. Others might not have the time or development funds to expend. It should be integrated into the official firmware. And while it may make performance for a lot of games not-so-stellar, it is definitely easier for developers to optimize for video recording then to code entirely new systems for the process into their game.
10-27-2008 @ 8:23PM
You have no clue how this works. The feature would go in the firmware itself, meaning it takes up space on PSPs internal flash, not the UMD
10-28-2008 @ 8:05PM
It adds the capacity to record video; the software for capturing the video itself is not stored within the firmware, it has to be placed on the UMD.
10-27-2008 @ 8:00PM
While this is cool and will help out a great many,
I was really truly hoping for PSP trophies that integrate with our current PSN accounts so I can upgrade my gamer level while on the road. This would be epic for me.
Do the same thing that you are doing for the PS3 library and patch old games to have trophies. That would increase the replay-ability for older games as well as boost sales for people that LOVE the trophy system.
10-27-2008 @ 9:16PM
lol, way to catch up with homebrew community Sony, this has already been possible with cfw plugins for like 2years.
10-27-2008 @ 10:05PM
I don't see why it can't handle it! Isn't the 2000 (and presumably the 3000, too) packing spare horsepower that's almost never been used by games?
10-27-2008 @ 10:13PM
This was already possible long ago on CFW.
10-28-2008 @ 3:35PM
Yeah but depending on the game its incredibly laggy.
10-27-2008 @ 11:28PM
so...now law abiding citizens can get the same features
10-28-2008 @ 12:50AM
Actually the only legal thing you violate by modding your PSP is the warranty. Whether you break the EULA or not, depends on which EULA you agreed to. I believe Sony changed it to include unofficial software sometime after FW 2.80, that move in and of itself is a legal grey area.
10-27-2008 @ 11:28PM
ive seen so many MHF videos i forgot it wasnt an official feature yet...
10-28-2008 @ 3:07PM
I guess this might be like trophies for some, but I really have no interest in recording video of myself playing a game. Nor do I ever look at videos of other people playing their games. To me, this seems like more of a tool for gaming journalists, rather than the average game player.
10-29-2008 @ 8:41AM
Next PSP4 will most likely have a built in webcam. PSP should have no problems handling a 1.3 MP webcam or VGA.