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PSP version 2.81 is out in the wild folks. But not so fast. 2.81 brings no new features. It’s another one of Sony’s security updates to patch the recently discovered TIFF exploit. But if you really want to the latest and “greatest” firmware, you can download it via network update. It is not available through […]

Polyphony Digital, the developers behind the infamous Gran Turismo series, has “categorically denied” all reports that they have stopped development for the PSP version of Gran Turismo. Reports from the popular Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu, speculated that development for Gran Turismo 4 Mobile was on indefinite hold. However, the developer says that development has not […]

Game releases for the week of September 3rd

The PSP gets three new games this week. Of the three, one has been drawing a lot of attention. Ironically, it doesn’t involve guns, explosives, or anything of the sort. In fact, it features an adorable yellow blob as the main character that can split itself into little pieces by calling upon a lightening bolt […]

Much ado about jet black DS Lite

Gamers in Japan lined up a few days ago for the release of the jet black version of the Nintendo DS Lite. We’re not talking just a couple either. We mean numbers in the couple hundred range! Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara maxed out at 500 people and sold out in less than an hour. At […]

Official Nintendo DS MP3 player?

Games, check. Web browser, check. MP3 player, check. Reminds you of the PSP doesn’t it? The above picture is a page from a brochure from the Leipzig Games Convention held recently in Germany. Nintendo hasn’t said anything about it yet but we expect them to make an announcement soon. The device is for DS (insert […]

2.71 downgrader released! [updated]

Dark_Alex in conjunction with Mathieulh has released the first known 2.71 downgrader. The 2.71 downgrader is a port of the old 2.50/2.60 downgrader to use the recently discover libtiff exploit. The procedure is almost identical to that of the 2.50/2.60 downgrader except this time around you won’t need GTA. As always, be very cautious. Homebrew […]

Brothers in Arms D-Day anounced

Ubisoft released a press release today announcing a PSP-exclusive Brothers in Arms game being developed in conjunction with Gearbox Software. Brothers in Arms D-Day puts players in the boots Sergeants Baker and Hartsock of the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles as they make their way to Carentan and St. Sauveur with their squad of paratroopers. Few […]

Final Fantasy III bundle flies off shelves

What do you get when you cross a RPG-crazy Japanese gamer and Final Fantasy III? A special bundle pack featuring the game and a special Final Fantasy III DS Lite. The bundle pictured above flew off the shelves after launch and was sold for $200 USD. Used bundles being sold at almost $500!

Game releases for the week of August 27

Another new week has arrived and a fresh batch of games has come with it. This week brings us five new games. A couple worth noting are Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Super Monkey Ball Adventure. Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins brings the classic platformer to the PSP. The original released in 1985 is considered one […]

New Vice City Stories screens

Rockstar is continuing the “Stories” series with their upcoming PSP exclusive, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Check out the latest screenshots.

New exploit – doesn’t require GTA

Homebrewers can finally play homebrew on their 2.00+ PSPs—without GTA. After the discovery of the TIFF vulnerability by NOPx86, a team of homebrew developers including psp250, Skylark, Joek2100, CSwindle, JimP and Fanjita banned together to create a “Hello World” application. The exploit can be run on 2.00+ firmwares and developing an eLoader type application shouldn’t […]

NCAA recall

After discovering a rather jarring bug in NCAA 07 for PSP, everyone thought EA might release a patch or something. Instead EA, is recalling faulty UMDs and replacing them with new ones. If you own a defective copy, send the UMD to: EA Customer Warranty Attn: NCAA PSP 209 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood City, CA […]


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