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Assassin's Creed, LittleBigPlanet Coming To PSP

Soulskill posted more than 5 years ago | from the good-things-come-in-small-packages dept.

Portables (Games) 49

Sony unveiled their PSP lineup for 2009 today, and it contains a number of major games and franchies. Assassin's Creed is on the way, as is a portable version of LittleBigPlanet , which will still allow players to share their levels with the community. A Motorstorm game set in Alaska is also coming, and Rock Band: Unplugged is in development as well. "There will not be a peripheral attachment available... Instead, all input is handled by the 'Left,' 'Up,' 'Triangle,' and 'Circle' buttons. The player can switch between guitar, drums, bass, and "vocals" (although he won't physically be singing, merely tapping buttons) using the L and R shoulder buttons. ... The player can actually choose to switch instruments at anytime, but switching prematurely will cause him to lose his multiplier."

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motorstorm trailer (1)

Dreen (1349993) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980363)

http://kotaku.com/5159508/first-trailer-and-screens-for-motorstorm-arctic-edge [kotaku.com]

looks fairly alright, im actually thinking about buying PSP recently, which would be the first gaming console i owed since Amiga CDTV

An Introduction to Anal Masturbation (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980451)

It's four thirty a.m. and the house is asleep.

I. . . am not asleep.

I am crouched in the bathtub in a frog-like stance, small puddles of urine and liquid shit at my feet. I'm leaning forward, gripping the side of the tub and biting my knee, overwhelmed by a mixture of pain and pleasure as I piston a dildo in and out of my ass.

You see, I really love anal masturbation.

Ever try it? No? You should.

Doesn't matter who you are. God gave all of us, male and female, an abundance of nerve endings in our rectum - and one life to live. So why don't you go ahead and test out the equipment? Have some fun. No point in having a gun sitting on your shelf your entire life and never killing anyone, right?

But I realize there's a fairly persistent misconception among guys that I'm gonna have to dispel before we go any further:

Stimulating your own ass is not "gay."

That notion doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I mean, how could anything you do to your own body be gay? Nobody ever freaks out in the middle of jerking off like "Holy fuck, I've got a fistful of cock! I've gotta cut this gay shit out!" Well, what's the philosophical difference between playing with your dick and playing with your ass?

There is none.

Look fellas, here's the scoop:

If you have a girl wearing a foot long strap-on, smacking your face and screaming "WHO'S MY BITCH?!?" while she pounds your asshole until it bleeds, that would be a *heterosexual* act. Girl on guy. Simple.

Now if it's a guy that's fucking you, that would be homosexual. And if you're doing it to yourself, well, that's plain old masturbation.

But listen - if you're still sitting there being stubborn, all macho and uptight going "My ass. . . is EXIT ONLY!!!" then lemme just ask you a question.

You know that feeling you get when you take a really big shit?

You know what I'm talking about. You're sitting on the couch, eating Cheez-Its and watching Larry King, when all of the sudden you feel that familiar burning. . . so you get up and bound off to the bathroom all bow legged, clenching your sphincter real tight, and then you furiously rip off your boxer briefs and plop down on the seat just in time to let a huuuuuuge thick turd come sliding out of your ass?

Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!

That feeling.

That tingling, chills up your spine, this-is-absolutely-the-pinnacle-of-human-existence feeling.

Well guess what. That's the feeling of a massive rod moving through your rectum, tickling those wonderfully abundant nerve endings. You love it. It's okay. We all do. It doesn't make you a fag. Or at the very least, we're ALL fags. So indulge yourself.

(Yes, I understand that said feeling is partially due to the sensory experience of toxins leaving the body, which is unique to defecation - but the operative word here is "partially." You like the log movement, too. Don't try to argue.)

So anyway, now that you've decided to be bold, and not a homophobic pussy, and poke around the cornhole a little bit - good for you. But there's something you should remember. Anal masturbation is just like playing the accordion, or shooting a jumper, or really anything else that's worth doing. That is, it requires practice.

You see, back when I was a kid I would get curious and stick a finger or a toothbrush up there, but I wasn't fucking around with anywhere near the kind of pleasure I'm achieving now. It was uncomfortable even. So I worked on it.

And conversely, I know I'm still far from expertise in this particular discipline. I don't claim to be an ass master. There's a whole world of lengths, girths, textures, and vibrations that my eager browneye has yet to inhale.

But since I have honed my skills to a pretty decent level, I'll share with you my current technique. Without further ado:

Anonymous Coward's Anal Masturbation Technique

What You Need:

1. Lubricant of your choice
2. Fake cock (eight inches, approx.)
3. Ridged anal wand (seven inches, approx.)

Procedure:

1. Apply a generous amount of lube to your index finger, and swirl the lubricated finger lightly around your butthole. Add another drop or two of lube, and then simultaneously push your finger into your butthole while pushing back with your anus muscles.

2. Slide your finger into your ass up to the knuckle and feel around for turds. Unless you're an anorexic, you probably will come across one.

3. Circle your finger around your anal walls pressing outward, as if you were an umpire signaling a home run. You should be near the toilet, because this is intended to stimulate a bowel movement. Once you've shit, and your rectum is empty, then you're ready for some heavy duty fun.

4. Lube up a second finger and slip them both into your poopchute. Let your asshole get comfortable with the new mass, and then begin to pump a little. Repeat with a third finger if you so desire.

5. Slather lube all over the ridged anal wand. Squat over your tool and press the tip to your now greasy anus. Just as you've done with your fingers, ease the dildo into your cornhole as you push back onto it with your ass muscles. Go slowly, stopping at each ridge and letting your ass adjust to the increase in width, until you have it in as far as it will go.

6. Now it's time to start pounding. I'm not gonna get more specific than that. Do it your own way. Experiment with different positions and rhythms until you find what you like.

7. Once your ass has been thoroughly fucked by the anal wand, it's time to move up to the larger dildo. Again, you're going to repeat the process that you've done twice already, with your fingers and the wand. Entering slowly, pushing back on it, letting yourself adjust, and then starting to pump.

8. At this point your asshole is really loose, gaping even, and it's time to move on to my favorite part. Crouch down, or get into whatever position you feel comfortable with, and hold the fake cock in one hand and the wand in the other. Work the fake cock in and out, building the pace until you are doing a high intensity rectal plundering. Slide it in really deep, pause, then pull it out all the way - quickly jamming in the anal wand to fill its place. The rapid transition from smooth to ridged textures will send waves out of pleasure rippling through your entire body. Then give yourself a nice hard fuck with the anal wand, and repeat as many times as you'd like.

*In carrying out these steps - even if you take the dump at the beginning - you still might at some point fuck the shit out of yourself. This is why I recommend doing it in a bathtub, or on some other surface that is easy to clean. Now at first you might be squeamish about the poo, but I think that as you get hardcore into the pleasure of all this, you'll just naturally get desensitized. Kind of like a heroin addict quickly gets over his fear of needles.

In fact, I've found that the right kind of poo can easily be incorporated into the festivities. Sometimes while I'm pounding away I will feel a sudden rush of heat travel through my ass, and I'll know that I'm coating the dildo with a somewhat viscous liquid shit. At this point in the ass ramming, my pain tolerance is rather high, so I'll simply jam the shitty dildo back up my ass, and let the sudden decrease in lubrication create an effect similar to the aforementioned smooth-to-ridged transition. As a matter of fact, this is probably the most intense sensation that I've come across in my entire anal masturbatory experience.*

So that's how it's done. Quite the activity, I must say. Maybe next time you're feeling bored and restless, you can give it a shot. Unless you're a fucking prude, in which case I'd recommend suicide. Or do a goddamn crossword puzzle, I don't really care.

One more thing I want to say on the subject: I really think anal penetration should be an Olympic sport. Wouldn't that be neat? I mean for Christ sakes, we've all seen how much those little Japanese bastards can eat - can you imagine how much they could stuff up the other end? It could even be a team sport where one of them has to take their partner's entire head up their ass.

Well. . . I don't really know how much support I'm gonna get for my petition to add competitive rectal insertion to the Olympic Games, we'll have to see - but seriously, speed walking? FUCKING CURLING?!? It would be far from the dumbest event on the schedule.

Re:An Introduction to Anal Masturbation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980551)

Why the hell is there a "Read the rest of this comment..." link when it already displays the whole 85-line troll?

Re:An Introduction to Anal Masturbation (1)

rokknroll (677118) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980931)

Thanks, now my boss will think i read gay pr0n at lunch and not a "tech" site. Can this be removed?

Re:An Introduction to Anal Masturbation (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26981095)

No, which is good - some people like reading anal sex trolls. If you don't want to read it, browse at +1.

Re:An Introduction to Anal Masturbation (1)

enHatt (1283014) | more than 5 years ago | (#26984309)

Wait, what? Are you trying to tell me slashdot isn't a site for reading slash and gay erotica?
That's it, I'm going back to wikipedia.

Re:motorstorm trailer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980563)

To play a game that's "fairly alright"?

Re:motorstorm trailer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980645)

pfft, thats got to be the intro movie only. The motorstorm team are known for releasing pre rendered stuff as a trailer. I can't see the psp handling those graphics, as good as it is.

Re:motorstorm trailer (3, Insightful)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980703)

Don't.

The PSP would be a fine console, if it did not have a shoddy control scheme. I mean really shoddy. It is literally physically painful to play certain PSP games for any period of time, which is a terrible pity as many would make fine PS2 titles. Instead they have been relegated to a device that sacrifices ergonomics for a few more millimeters of screen size.

I have never really understood portable gaming consoles. Playing a video game is not a passive experience like listening to music. It's something that is quite deeply engrossing and which does not fit into bus journeys, lunch breaks, or just before bedtime sessions. An average video game session probably clocks in at about two to three hours. A bit like reading a book.

And good video games, like good books, simply cannot be read in bits an pieces. You cannot finish War and Peace by five years of reading it over your ham sandwiches during lunch. If you do that you're missing the point. The same holds for Chains of Olympus or the like. Something like "Brain Training", sure, but that is not a title worth buying a console over.

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

kevn (730412) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980927)

Don't.

The PSP would be a fine console, if it did not have a shoddy control scheme. I mean really shoddy. It is literally physically painful to play certain PSP games for any period of time, which is a terrible pity as many would make fine PS2 titles. Instead they have been relegated to a device that sacrifices ergonomics for a few more millimeters of screen size.

I have never really understood portable gaming consoles. Playing a video game is not a passive experience like listening to music. It's something that is quite deeply engrossing and which does not fit into bus journeys, lunch breaks, or just before bedtime sessions. An average video game session probably clocks in at about two to three hours. A bit like reading a book.

And good video games, like good books, simply cannot be read in bits an pieces. You cannot finish War and Peace by five years of reading it over your ham sandwiches during lunch. If you do that you're missing the point. The same holds for Chains of Olympus or the like. Something like "Brain Training", sure, but that is not a title worth buying a console over.

it depends on the game. You should try a DS LITE. There are many "pick up and play" games for that system. I know it might seem underpowered from the specs but I have one and I find it infinitely more fun than the PSP. There are 20 or 30 times more fun games for the DS. It's because the DS is designed as a handheld not a mini console.

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

pizzach (1011925) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982849)

it depends on the game. You should try a DS LITE. There are many "pick up and play" games for that system. I know it might seem underpowered from the specs but I have one and I find it infinitely more fun than the PSP. There are 20 or 30 times more fun games for the DS. It's because the DS is designed as a handheld not a mini console.

I think you hit the nail on the head. There are also few oddities that he said that got me.

  1. Games that can be played in 5 minute intervals don't necessarily have to be focused on the evil casual type of game. Tetris anyone? Also a lot of the multiplayer can be played is small jaunts in these games.
  2. As a gamer, you need to be smart enough to choose the right type of game for the right situation. You don't read War and Peace in small jaunts, but you do that with a comic book or newspaper.
  3. When a game session cannot be complete in a small amount of time, you close the lid on your DS to put it to sleep (say your 5 minute car ride ends). You then go inside after finishing the social formalities, open the lid, and then carry on where you left off. I don't know if the PSP has this kind of feature?

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981195)

Are you kidding, the last console the guy owned was made in 1990. To him, the control scheme of the PSP will seem revolutionary. ;-)

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

ucblockhead (63650) | more than 5 years ago | (#26989541)

I was in that spot. I was mostly a PC gamer. The PSP was the first "console" I ever had (except for an old gameboy that I won at a raffle and sold a few weeks later.) I never had a problem with the controls.

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

cthellis (733202) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981897)

It's only really painful if you use the analog. Which, of course, makes it frustrating, since HAVING the analog stick was supposed to separate it from the pack, but it's nigh-unusable. People still complain about it not having "dual analog controls," and that just makes me boggle. Don't they have to actually fix the one they have first? ;-)

I never understood why they or other parties didn't figure out a way to attach it to a Dual Shock or DS-like controller housing. Considering most people play their "portable" games at home anyway, it wouldn't be obnoxious from a size standpoint, and having the option available from the beginning would have given it common support, and mitigated some of the control woes. Certainly it would actually make FPSes and some other games actually PLAYABLE, instead of sucking on the handhelds.

At any rate, there's a reason most of the games are made to play on either the analog nub or the D-pad.

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

feepness (543479) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982713)

So he's supposed to take advice from someone who says they never understood portable gaming consoles?

I have a PSP. I really enjoy it and play it for an hour or more at a stretch sometimes despite my intentions otherwise (damn you Pirates!)

Re:motorstorm trailer (3, Interesting)

ucblockhead (63650) | more than 5 years ago | (#26983393)

Um...I read Will Durant's 10 volume "Story of Civilization" primarily while having my breakfasts in the morning and on my lunch hour. It took about a year. It's ten times the length of War and Peace.

(I read War and Peace itself on a Palm Pilot mostly on my commute on the train. It took about a month and a half)

Most portable games are more tailored to shorter gaming sessions. Chains of Olympus, I finished partly on a business trip and partly on my train commute. I specifically keep the PSP around precisely *because* it is engrossing. When I've had a crap day and don't want to face the commute, a good game came make the time just fly by.

Re:motorstorm trailer (1)

pecosdave (536896) | more than 5 years ago | (#26988007)

I have never really understood portable gaming consoles.

You've obviously never had two jobs, long commutes, and lots of hurry up and wait.

I chose my types of games based on the play windows I have. I play a lot of RPG's, because I can get back into the mind set of playing them within a minute of two of picking them up, they tend to have good progress save features, and they usually don't have the demands of twitch reflex play and you don't necessarily have to hear them to play them well. Zelda, Final Fantasy, Brave Story, Broken Sword have all proven to be great on the go games for me. Right now I'm playing Crush on my PSP, it's more of a puzzle game with some platforming aspects (but not overwhelmingly so). It is also proving to be a great portable game.

Great (1)

GreenTech11 (1471589) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980397)

Now we can get high quality games on a small screen console, with reduced controls. YIPEE!

Re:Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980975)

On top of that, this port of Assassin's Creed just shows how crappy the game really is. Strip out the voice and graphics and the game is small enough to be ported over to a hand held. Assassin's Creed is horribly repetitive(perfect for handhelds I suppose?) and boring.

Re:Great (1)

cthellis (733202) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981905)

You have just described... most games.

A good day to be a PSP fan (2, Interesting)

Goffee71 (628501) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980439)

After seemingly a year or longer of negative vibes towards Sony's little console, today was a big day for the PSP. Announced at Sony's Destination PlayStation retail event were:

Motorstorm (Arctic Edge)
Rock Band
Little Big Planet
Assassin's Creed
Tiger Woods '10
Madden '10 (With PS3 connectivity)
DiRT 2 (Codemasters)


To make the PSP more female friendly comes: Hannah Montana in a purple PSP bundle The Petz range (Ubisoft)

So, no original IP announced (as promised by Sony a while back) and there will be a big struggle to can these monster franchises into the diddy hardware. However, assuming they can pull it off, then you have lots of potential for new sales, great bundles and lots of existing PSP owners dusting down their machines.

On the other hand, all it will take is two or three of these to get middling review scores and fail to ship in numbers and you can pretty much stick a knife in the PSP in its current form. Even if the vaunted 4000 model does arrive, it won't be enough without a HD display, massive internal storage (8GB min) and a powerful hardware upgrade to revive the fortunes of the console. more on me blog - http://goffee-freelance.blogspot.com/2009/02/good-time-to-be-psp-owner.html [blogspot.com]

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980459)

I was going to post something that would add to the conversation, but then you posted a link whoring out your stupid blog so I just decided to be a troll and whore out my web-sight as well. Enjoy! [zoy.org]

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980521)

Not to mention that his /. post is a direct copy/paste of his blog post with one paragraph cut out, which is as follows:

Also, there's nothing in that list with killer online play, that's what has saved the PSP in Japan with Monster Hunter, Phantasy Star and now Multi Raid. Find a game that has that kind of impact on the western audience and Sony will make a big step to boosting western sales of the PSP.

Intense stuff, I'm glad I clicked through and read the rest of his post. That small paragraph of unenlightening speculative bullshit made the ad mongering worth it.

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (1)

Goffee71 (628501) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980581)

Obviously, if you could edit /. posts, I'd remove the link but its out there now, like a festering sore to ruin your day. So sorry.

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (1)

rokknroll (677118) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981567)

Obviously, if you could edit /. posts, I'd remove the link but its out there now, like a festering sore to ruin your day. So sorry.

As well you should be. For Shame!

Oh Shut Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26980487)

"After seemingly a year or longer of negative vibes towards Sony's little console"

"On the other hand, all it will take is two or three of these to get middling review scores and fail to ship in numbers and you can pretty much stick a knife in the PSP in its current form."

You dumbfuck, these are just a tiny number of new PSP titles.

The PSP is over 50 million sales worldwide already and the number of new IPs and new versions of existing IPs for the PSP for 2009 is massive.

Hell, Sony hasn't even begun to ship PS3/PSP bundles yet.

Re:Oh Shut Up (1)

Goffee71 (628501) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980555)

these are just a tiny number of new PSP titles.

Yep, but 5% of games make up 60%-ish of all sales and these big hitters are going to be in that 5%. If they fail (to sell in the shops, but perceptually fail with low review scores), then the PSP will suffer.

I hope the PSP has a fab year, but my point still stands!

Re:Oh Shut Up (1)

lorenzo.boccaccia (1263310) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981835)

I bought a psp at launch and I'm quite disappointed. till now, there has been only two games that I fully enjoyed, one is warhammer 40000 squad command (which is extremely short) and the other is patapon, which as good as it is, it's not really a game.

this, and I live in the constant nightmare of not being able to install the next shiny bios update, required for the next next shiniest games.

Re:Oh Shut Up (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 5 years ago | (#26985141)

Same. I can count on 1 hand the number of PSP games I've enjoyed over the past three years since I got one.

On the other hand, using CFW, I can also play (many of) my PSX games on it. That made it a worthy purchase.

Re:Oh Shut Up (1)

Trent Hawkins (1093109) | more than 5 years ago | (#26985181)

You'd play Warhammer 40k while there's a perfectly good X-Com port on the PSP? You make me sick!
also, Tyrian

Re:Oh Shut Up (1)

lorenzo.boccaccia (1263310) | more than 5 years ago | (#26994927)

didn't know of the playstation port! I'm currently playing cannon fodder on it, but xcom would really be nice. I'm on it!

I don't get it (1)

MrNiCeGUi (302919) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980739)

Why does Sony need to upgrade the PSP hardware? Your wish list is a V12 short of a Maybach. All the while the DS with inferior hardware compared to the PSP in almost every category is winning this generation portable battle.

When talking about consoles it's always about the games. Yes, HD may be nice, but what would that do to the battery life? The PSP is suffering from a lack of quality games and from a lack of games in general. The DS has a much larger library, shovelware mostly, but it doesn't matter as long as genuinely good games exist between them.

Also Sony is unclear at the moment about the direction it wants to take the console. It seems to have a new strategy with the PSN, but the firmware updates are a constant disappointment. It took them almost a year to unlock full resolution video playback that the console was able to do from day one; the mp3 playback still sucks, the browser is pitiful, and people are resorting to custom firmware to change that.

With custom firmware you can get an ok browser (Opera Mobile), a great ebook reader (Bookr), a very nice mp3 player (LiteMP3), Youtube playback, and emulators for all the classic consoles up to the PSX. They fell into the same trap as Microsoft with the original Xbox: the modded console is so much better in every way that it becomes almost mandatory to mod it, and once there piracy is just a click or two away.

Re:I don't get it (1)

gabebear (251933) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981377)

It certainly seems like you are right. I wouldn't consider buying a PSP without the ability to mod it... but that might change. Cell-phones and the iPod-Touch have better browsers, better mp3 players, and better software in general than you are going to get with a modded PSP. I don't think this is a good thing for Sony... Even with piracy a click-away some of us avoid it, and less PSPs(even modded) is less potential game sales.

I've had a modded DS since near launch and haven't pirated any games ( I've bought at least a dozen ). The PSP situation is different in that UMD is a stupid because it creates load times... it's sad when the pirated version of the game plays better than the legit version. This was the same on the XBox with it's crappy DVD-ROM.

Re:I don't get it (1)

gabebear (251933) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981429)

I think Sony might be best off ditching the pocket-computer idea and focusing PURELY on gaming. If Sony released a PSP2 with roughly the same specs, but with a revamped controls(touch screen or second stick), no UMD drive, and 3G similar to the Kindle they could make up some serious ground. I'd love a portable multi-player console. The DS almost did it right with WiFi... but there aren't many WiFi enabled games and configuring WiFi on the DS isn't as idiot proof as it needed to be.

Re:I don't get it (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982949)

They fell into the same trap as Microsoft with the original Xbox: the modded console is so much better in every way that it becomes almost mandatory to mod it, and once there piracy is just a click or two away.

Less than a click away.

The #1 feature I use of a modded PSP? The ability to run UMD dumps off memory stick rather than the slow, noisy UMD drive. Sure I dump my games, then compress them to fit more per memory stick, but now it's a triviality to go from legit-dumped games to piracy.

(And modern modded firmware makes it really easy to dump - USB mode with the drive selected, and up shows a nice .ISO file ready for copying).

Sony should admit it, and let people dump games legitimately from UMD to a memory stick. Wrap it up in tons of DRM so it can't work on another PSP (they can always dump it again), and require the original disc, a la the Xbox360. Then again, we have a bastardization of this on the PS3, where games have to be "installed" onto the hard disk.

Re:I don't get it (1)

MemoryDragon (544441) | more than 5 years ago | (#27012369)

I agree here, and I have to admit I modded my PSP as well, there was a reason for it, and no it was not piracy, it was that the thing became an awesome pocket multimedia machine as soon as it was modded.
Sony wanted to sell it as media device, it failed with its software, the modders did it!
Problem is, once it is modded it really is wide open to piracy more than any PC...
But on the other hand I would not want it closed due to all the things you mentioned above!
Problem is it does not fit into Sonys world that people do not want to use the device as Sony intended but want to use it as Sony marketed it!

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (1)

Yosho (135835) | more than 5 years ago | (#26981663)

To make the PSP more female friendly comes: Hannah Montana in a purple PSP bundle The Petz range (Ubisoft)

For the record, the attitude that this is what you have to do to make something "female friendly" is why it's not female friendly.

Re:A good day to be a PSP fan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27001829)

actually the bundle will include a lavender psp..

Rock Band: Unplugged? (3, Insightful)

iainl (136759) | more than 5 years ago | (#26980583)

That sounds almost exactly like Harmonix have gone back to their roots and given us a Frequency sequel, just using the Rock Band name to get the casuals interested.

If so, I thoroughly approve.

Re:Rock Band: Unplugged? (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#26987451)

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. "Play song notes with the controller buttons. Switch tracks any time you like - but you lose your multiplier if it's at the wrong time. Sounds like Amplitude."

What's interesting about this iteration, to me at least, is that they're going with four inputs instead of three - and by having the inputs on the left and right thumb by default (as opposed to FreQ and Amp's use of the right-thumb buttons as the "primary" controls) they've got easy-to-explain controls which allow for fast sequences, and multiple presses at once (as many as two, anyway). FreQ and Amp controlled nicely with the shoulder buttons - but HMX found that wasn't really as intuitive for players as using face controls... Seems like they came up with a good solution to that one.

Re:Rock Band: Unplugged? (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#26987833)

Actually, I guess it's worth adding (from TFA) that it's not HMX making this. I don't know to what extent they're involved with the production of Rock Band: Unplugged... The similarities to FreQ & Amp are still interesting, though...

They done it on the NES already! (1)

anomnomnomymous (1321267) | more than 5 years ago | (#26982509)

Have a look at this fantastic game made for the NES-emulator: DPad Hero [dpadhero.com]

For the love of God (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26983565)

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make the tedious, repetitive, tedious, repetitive, tedious, repetitive, tedious, repetitive cutscenes in Assassin's Creed skippable.

xbox 360 (1)

tyrantking31 (1115607) | more than 5 years ago | (#26984967)

I thought the Little Big Planet people said that little big planet would be impossible on the Xbox 360 because it was technologically inferior? And the PSP isn't? At this point, Sony deserves the whooping they're getting from Nintendo and to a lesser extent Microsoft. Innovate or die, Sony.

Re:xbox 360 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26985445)

If you want LBP on the PSP, just play Megaman Powered Up which is like LittleBigPlanet only fun.

Re:xbox 360 (1)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#26987767)

If you want LBP on the PSP, just play Megaman Powered Up which is like LittleBigPlanet only fun.

How is it like LittleBigPlanet? Does it have a physics engine? A system for creating working mechanical objects? Those would be the defining characteristics of LBP, as far as I'm concerned...

Re:xbox 360 (1)

MemoryDragon (544441) | more than 5 years ago | (#27012467)

Crayons Physics has that, but is more fun :-)

Re:xbox 360 (1)

MemoryDragon (544441) | more than 5 years ago | (#27012429)

Well LBP is nothing technologically... Seriously I have seen it on the PS3 and I would not see a single reason why it could not be ported straightly to the 360 or the PC... this is all marketing mumbo jumbo...
Glorified 2 1/2d jump and run thats it...

P A I N ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27023847)

It's a shame they can't port PAIN to the PSP. It's a fun game and just about all I play on the PS3..

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