Since the Japanese release of the PSP in December 2004, Sony has been continuously updating the system software (Firmware) of the system for three main reasons – security, bug fixes (always rolled into other patches), and new features. Security has largely been about patching vulnerabilities that have allowed exploits permitting the use of so-called homebrew, which is user-created software thatRead more
This week Sony has taken a step in the direction of eliminating dependence on the UMD disk media by announcing that the upcoming Patapon 2 will be available only as a ‘Digital Download’ from the PSN Store in North America. As noted at TechTree, the game will be available on May 5th for $15 (other sources have $20, so we’llRead more
If you were part of the ‘Nintendo Revolution’ that followed the great video game crash of the early 1980′s, you likely have very fond memories of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super NES. These consoles remain beloved by many, with loads of the classic games from the era already playable on the Wii Virtual Console.
And while many of
As early as mid-2006, we were being regaled with tales of a forthcoming UMD-free PSP 2 portable gaming system. In the ensuing three years there have been more rumors as well as the release of the evolutionary PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 systems, both of which are based on the UMD, a Sony-proprietary DVD-like storage device. The UMD has been a constantRead more