Gadling's resident pilot explains what life in the cockpit is like

Chris Powell
Guam - http://www.pspfanboy.com

Chris is the media relations chief at Andersen Air Force Base. An eight-year Air Force veteran, Chris has an extensive journalism background and has held various editorial positions at three Air Force newspapers. Chris is also one of the few people in the entire world to admit he owns an N-Gage and continues to profess his love for the taco phone.

Chris Powell
Guam - http://www.pspfanboy.com

Chris is the media relations chief at Andersen Air Force Base. An eight-year Air Force veteran, Chris has an extensive journalism background and has held various editorial positions at three Air Force newspapers. Chris is also one of the few people in the entire world to admit he owns an N-Gage and continues to profess his love for the taco phone.

GDC08: Lots of new Secret Agent Clank footage

If grainy low-res gameplay videos get you all hot and bothered under the collar, then you're in for quite a treat. IGN has posted four Secret Agent Clank videos that aren't exactly the prettiest we've ever seen, but they do show some more of what we can expect from the Clank's adventure, and it's pretty funny to see Ratchet get thrown into the "big house."

Check the jump for more videos.


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Worldwide PSP releases for the week of Feb. 17 [Update]


So it looks like us gamers in the United States will be stuck playing our Patapon demo for another week while those in Europe get to enjoy the full greatness of the game.

North America Games
Europe Games
Asia Games
In other regions, if you're a fan of either Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors, you may want to check out Musou Orochi. It combines both games and characters into a singular action epic.

[Editor's Note: We incorrectly listed flOw as releasing this week. Although the official PlayStation website lists it as releasing this week, it is supposed to release March 6th. We'll try to get a clarification from SCEA soon.]

PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 19




Every week, PSP and PS3 Fanboy will bring you new backgrounds for your Sony consoles, in resolutions up to 1080p. Download them directly to your PS3 by accessing PS3 Fanboy on your system. Download PSP wallpapers directly to your PSP by accessing the site wirelessly at m.pspfanboy.com.

This weekend, we're focusing on Digital Extreme's upcoming PS3 title Dark Sector.

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NSFW - The ladies still love Kratos

If you ever bothered playing the first two God of War titles, you'd know Kratos' skills with the ladies. And despite Kratos getting anatomically miniaturized in God of War: Chains of Olympus, this video proves he still has certain needs no matter how small he is.

There's not much more to say other than: "Rock on, Kratos. Rock on."

Win a Bravia HDTV in Sony's Buzz! contest


So we're pretty sure quite a few of you are anxiously anticipating Buzz! to make its way to the PSP later this year. [Editor's note: Buzz! has NOT been announced for release in the US.] To help you brush up on your quiz show skills, SCEA's PlayStation Blog is holding a contest kicking off at noon PST today through midnight, complete with some great prizes.

In all, 10 questions will be presented, and the first person to correctly answer all of them will win a 37" BRAVIA M series HDTV. Prizes will also be given to the second- and third-place winners, receiving a PS2 SingStar bundle and games and PS2 versions of Buzz! Hollywood and SingStar 90's, respectively.

The full details of the contest will be posted later today, but all of you budding quiz show contestants better get ready because this may be your one and only chance to win real prizes while playing Buzz!

Echochrome explained in Japanese trailer

Still don't know how to play echochrome yet? Well, even if you don't know Japanese, just sit back, enjoy the mellow tunes and allow this newly released trailer to help clear things up for you.

As you can see, when one pathway is blocked by an inconveniently placed hole, all it takes is a rotation of the structure to magically clear the obstruction. The rest of the video is pretty self explanatory, but if you leave here without even the slightest twinge of excitement, please run to the phone to call your doctor, cause there's obviously something wrong with you.

Worldwide PSP releases for the week of Feb. 10


We're gonna go ahead and state the obvious - this is a very good week to be a PSP owner in every major region throughout the world.

North America Games
Europe Games
Asia Games
The heavy hitters throughout are, of course, Wipeout Pulse, Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles and Downstream Panic!, but Europe and Asia get a few more games to help round out the week. Despite assurances from the Sony's official PSP site that Dungeon Explorer: Warrior of the Ancient Arts will also be releasing in North America this week, both Gamestop and Amazon list the title to release on Feb. 26. Oh well, it's not like there's not enough for us to play this week, right?

PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 49




Echochrome Japanese trailer (17.8MB)

Also featured: The Club, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, Wipeout Pulse, Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden

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PSP robbery turns deadly

There's been several stories, even one recently, of people getting their PSPs robbed from them, but this one is, by far, the most disturbing. It appears the robbery began like many others with an unsuspecting youth who was attacked by two older teenagers trying to steal his PSP.

However, when James Felton-Maitland fought off his attackers and fled across the street still holding onto his PSP, he was struck and killed by a truck after sustaining severe head trauma. Now, Jamila Brown and Keith Goa, Jame's attackers, are being charged with second-degree felony murder and strong-arm robbery, according to the Miami Herald.

What's worse is Brown confessed while Goa continues to claim his innocence, despite overwhelming evidence linking him to the crime. The bottom line is that this is a senseless tragedy, but gamers also need to be on the lookout while using their PSPs in public, especially while walking down the street or in less populated areas.

[Via CVG]

Daxter surpasses two million worldwide sales

The news of the PSP's holiday success just keeps on rolling in. Sony made sure everyone knew how well its consoles sold during the blitz, and now Ready At Dawn is getting in on the action as it announced that Daxter had one of its best-selling months in December, despite being on store shelves for almost two years.

With the December surge, it put worldwide sales of Daxter past the two million mark, which is extremely good for any game. It's not clear, though, if that's individual sales of the game, or if Ready At Dawn is also including sales of the Daxter PSP bundle.

Either way, two million sales isn't enough for Ready At Dawn's next game, God of War: Chains of Olympus. "We can only look forward to God of War: Chains of Olympus doing even better. The bar has been set and we're just about to raise it!" That's a lofty goal, but God of War might just be the most anticipated PSP title to date, and we wouldn't be surprised if it reached that mark in its first year.

[Thanks for the tip, Merc25!]

Worldwide PSP releases for the week of Feb. 3


Despite the fact that there's not much PSP action in North America this week, the two other major regions are getting some games that should please just about all PSP owners.

North America Games
Europe Games
Asia Games
It seems weird that the Final Fantasy remakes are just now getting their European releases, since they were released Stateside in June and July last year. In Asia, gamers are getting yet another Gundam title, and they usually sell like hotcakes so it will be interesting to see how well it does.

[Edit: Oops, we were wrong, or should we say Sony's official PSP site failed to list Downstream Panic! as shipping this week.]

PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 18




Every week, PSP and PS3 Fanboy will bring you new backgrounds for your Sony consoles, in resolutions up to 1080p. Download them directly to your PS3 by accessing PS3 Fanboy on your system. Download PSP wallpapers directly to your PSP by accessing the site wirelessly at m.pspfanboy.com.

This weekend, we're focusing on EA's upcoming PS3 title Army of Two.

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PSP Fanboy Theatre: Volume 48




Star Ocean: First Departure intro (10.6MB)

Also featured: Devil May Cry 4, Dark Sector, NiGHTS Into Dreams, Condemned 2: Bloodshot

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Donate your used PSP games to Trade-ins for Troops


When our servicemembers deploy overseas, they leave their families, homes and everything they've come to love, but one thing they usually take with them is their PSPs. Drew Koehler, founder of the Hardcore Christian Gamer's Association, is on a mission to ensure they have plenty of games to help pass the time, and he needs your help.

Koehler's newest venture is Trade-ins for Troops, and it's supported entirely by gamers like yourselves who, instead of trading their old, used games in at Gamestop, donate them to Trade-ins for Troops. Then, Koehler and his team make sure they get into the troop's hands.

Like comic books and playing cards have in past wars, video games are one of the main ways deployed troops pass the time, and after spending time in Iraq myself, I can say the PSP is extremely popular with servicemembers. It just so happens that Trade-ins for Troops are looking mostly for handheld games, so if you want to support a good cause, maybe you should look into donating them.

PS Fanboy Wallpapers: Volume 17




Every week, PSP and PS3 Fanboy will bring you new backgrounds for your Sony consoles, in resolutions up to 1080p. Download them directly to your PS3 by accessing PS3 Fanboy on your system. Download PSP wallpapers directly to your PSP by accessing the site wirelessly at m.pspfanboy.com.

This weekend, we're focusing on Capcom's upcoming PS3 title Lost Planet.


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