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  • PSP Podcast #4

    PSP Podcast #4 is now ready and available for download.

    In this issue I cover the big news items from the last week, The homebrewscene starting, the released ISOs and Wipeout running from memory card. We have a few mini-reviews as well Mercury, Tiger Woods Golf, Hot Shots Golf, and an info piece on Metal Gear AC!D. A podcast timeline can be found at the bottom of this post. I’m posting this a couple hours early in the CST timezone, but it’s Wednesday somewhere! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you would like to give it a listen you can either download it directly [mp3 33min 15mb], or subscribe to the podcast RSS feed in your favorite aggregator. You can find the link to the podcast RSS feed in the sidebar. Enjoy!

    Shownotes and Timeline

    • 00:00 – PSP Podcast #4, recorded live in Winnipeg Manitoba, CANADA
    • 01:25 – PGR Forums
    • 02:15 – News on Homebrew software and cracked ISOs
    • 07:20 – PSP Web Browser Emulator from MioPlanet
    • 09:15 – PSPBook
    • 11:01 – I mispronounce “Debuting”, oops! ๐Ÿ™‚
    • 11:30 – Mini Game Reviews
      • 11:49 – Archer Maclean’s Mercury – Rated: C
      • 16:01 – Thanks to Simgish from the forums for next review idea!!
      • 16:35 – Review Duo: Tiger Wood’s Golf – Rated: C and Hot Shots Golf – Rated: B
      • 24:20 – Review Preview (!?) Metal Gear AC!D – Rating Pending
    • 31:15 – Logo contest on hold until new site lauches
    • 31:59 – Please leave me your comments on this podcast!
      • 32:10 – Send me an audio question or comment via email
      • 32:30 – Comment in the Forums
      • 32:23 – message me through the Contact Page
      • 32:48 – or just email me: dasme @ pgrevolution.com
    • 35:50 – That’s all she wrote, remember… The Revolution will be Broadcast.
  • PSP games hacked and released

    Although no way to play them exists, a pirate release group Paradox has supposedly released ISO images of Wipeout Pure, Ridge Racers and the Chaos Tower.

    Sony has always called the PSP a secure platform so it will be interesting how they handle this. This news just a day after the first announced homebrew software running on the PSP should make for an interesting time for Sony as they play clean up.

  • Heavy 2 Go

    heavy.com has just announced a partnership with Sony and will expand it’s already popular website to include PSP downloads. The service, names H2G or Heavy 2 Go, will eventually bring heavy.com’s entire library of thousands of hours of animation and live-action video shorts available for free download on the PSP. These “PSP Packs” will be brought our regularly in the coming months.

    The first 3 packs have been released and are quite good! “Behind the Music that sucks” is a whopping 131MB and contains 4 videos that truely suck. “BLISSTER” weighs in at a large 101MB ans contains 9 videos that are like Jackass meets the X-Games. And finally, “Pimp my Weapon” brings the God of War Kratos’ how-to show from the cable access networks to the Sony PSP. A tongue in cheek concept, but well worth the download where it weighs in at a manageable 18MB.

    What a great first release of it’s PSP packs, i’ll be sure to keep my eyes on Heavy.com looking out for more content releases.

    Source Yahoo news

  • Forums have been added

    As mentioned in this week’s podcast I have added forum software here on PGRevolution. Please check it out and post your thoughts about the podcasts! There are some general sections as well so lets get some conversations started!

    PGR Forums

  • PSP Podcast #3

    PSP Podcast #3 is now ready and available for download.

    In this issue I cover the last weeks bigest news items as well as talk a little bit about the logo contest I will be running soon. We also have our first in studio guest to talk about future game releases, and fight through some technical difficulties.

    If you would like to give it a listen you can either download it directly [mp3 23min 11mb], or subscribe to the podcast RSS feed in your favorite aggregator. You can find the link to the podcast RSS feed in the sidebar. Enjoy!

  • More media releases for PSP

    Sorry for the slow news week here, i’ve been devoting all my free time to the new design of this website.

    I’ve been seeing reports around the net over the last couple of weeks that shows the mainstream media seems to ‘Get’ the powers of the PSP. Here is a sampling of some new free downloadable content for your PSP.

    Gorillaz Music Video: Over on the Gorillaz fan site they have recently posted a downloadable version of their new music video that is pre-formatted for your PSP. It’s a 10MB download and look awesome on the highres PSP screen.

    Clubplanet Television: If sweaty nightclubs and all night dancing are your thing, Clubplanet Nightlifestyle has released some PSP encoded versions of their documentary series. You can check it out and download them at the Clubplanet TV: PSP Video Page.

    Fantastic Four Secret content: If you surf over to the US Fantastic Four movie site there is a hidden easter egg for us PSP owners. Just hit the ‘F4’ key to access the Von Doom archives and download a PSP formatted trailer and image gallery. Very cool! Thanks to PSP-Vault for this news

    Check them out!

  • Review of IOGC.net

    iogcsquarebannerI’ve been using this game rental service for about a month now and I simply love it. Being Canadian I was not able to sign up for the GameFly service when it was launched, so I was pleasantly suprised when this service launched in Canada.

    IOGC.net offers “2 out” game rentals in Canada, US and Australia! And costs $24.99CDN, $21.00US, $25.00AU respectively. But enough about the service and the pricing, lets chat about my experiences.

    I have been a member of a couple of online DVD rental services before and have had experiences ranging from excellent, to downright crappy. The biggest thing with these services is how quickly you can receive replacement media when you return yours. I was surprised to see that IOGC.net includes a “Return this Game” button once you are logged in. What this means is that your return times are cut in half as you don’t have to wait for your returned games to arrive in their offices before the next set of games are sent out.

    When you add games to your want list you can apply a ranking to them. The idea here is that games that are ranked higher will be sent out first if possible. This is another good feature, and one that isn’t available in all the services I’ve seen.

    From my experience it looks like their stock of PSP games is quite high as well. I have had no problems receiving my top ranked games before any others (Ape escape, Lumines, Mercury, Metal Gear Ac!d) but with only 1 month of experience it will be hard to tell if this will keep up.

    Finally if you like the game you are currently playing IOGC.net offers a “Buy it Now” option to buy the game at a small discount from what you would be paying in stores.

    All in all I’m quite impressed with this service and have no problems in supporting and recommending it here! I have placed a banner on this page, if you click it to sign up and use the Coupon Code BANNER, you will get a free 2 week trial! If you are Canadian this service will be a godsend as no others like it currently exist here, and even if you are American you can sign up and try it out for 2 weeks to see how it compares with GameFly.

  • Podcast RSS Feed

    Well it appears that I neglected to post the link to the podcast RSS feed, so here it is! My current plans are to post a new podcast every wednesday. We’ll see how it goes from there.

  • Logitech Playgear Pocket Review

    Logitech Playgear PocketI managed to pick myself up one of these bad boys last night. All that I can say about it is “This case is awesome”. I’ve looked at some of the other cases on the market, but none of them seem to do it right like Logitech did.

    This case is a clear acrylic clamshell that your PSP sits in. There aren’t any clips to keep your PSP secure, which I first thought was a little weird, but after realizing that there would be no way to get the UMDs out if there were clips I got it.

    The coolest feature of this case is the lid. Being a clamshell that lid is always attached to the bottom section of the case. Logitech has installed some sort of friction hinge so the top case stays open and doesn’t move. This is great for outside play or when you are playing in an area with a lot of direct light. The top case can be used as a form of sunshade to keep the glare off your screen. You can also fold the lid all the way back and form a sort of stand for your PSP which is great for when you are trying to watch movies and don’t want to hold your PSP.

    All of the buttons and ports are open and available when your PSP is in this case, so there is no need to take your PSP out when you want to play some games.

    I highly recommend this case for anyone that owns a PSP. This is simply the best case out there on the market.