November 2007. Nearly 5 years ago, I set out to list every single gaming related item that went into the PSP store when it finally opened up to the public. Now, here we are. For the final time, welcome to the PSP store update.
Unless you've been living under a rock (or just don't care), you'll know that next week is Vita's 0th birthday. That's right, PSP's successor finally comes out to give us more handheld joy for as long as it can (or as long as Sony can stay in business).
That means we're heading to a new home - still undetermined but it's likely to become a functional website (function first, looks later - will be downright ugly) where you can search for all the content you want without braving the store. I do have ideas but sadly, I'm rusty on the technical stuff. We'll keep a presence on the forum's new Vita category though so don't worry about that (though I'm not sure how it's going to work).
I'll keep you posted as much as I can until the site launches. It's going to be nasty, believe me but hopefully I'll turn it into that beautiful swan that we all want to see. If anyone wants to pitch in with ideas, or maybe make it into a full website with reviews and news whistles, let me know.
So, enough future chat, onto the present. Unfortunately, Sony's statement that the store update would be late is true as the update still isn't live yet. However, I'm still able to piece together what should be coming...
First off, we have the usual selection of minis with yet another SNK mini called Bermuda Triangle
. We also have World Ping Pong Champion - probably about table tennis. Sadly, I can't find a video for it yet - at least not until I know the publisher.
The top of the bill should be Hungry Giraffe
, from PSP minis masters, Laughing Jackal. The game sees you stretch your giraffe's neck around the entire stage, eating everything in it's path - including the usual anvils, dumbbells and drugs. There's been some good feedback on the game since it went out to PSN+ gamers 2 weeks ago so we're hopeful that it's a good a hit as OMG-Z was when it launched.
To round off our final update, Square-Enix left us another PS1 classic, Fear Effect 2. More expensive than a normal PS1 classic, but less than the FF games. Almost exactly the middle ground.
So, that's it. I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to everyone for reading my inane ramblings on here and a special thanks to those who felt I needed to be nominated for the EG awards over the last couple of years. I'll see you over in the Vita thread - coming soon.
The Vita launches - and so does the new thread...
15th February 2012
- The final PSP thread update
Bermuda Triangle - £1.99
World Ping Pong Champion - £2.49
Hungry Giraffe - £2.49
Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix - £5.49