I Probably Would Have Been Interested in a PSP ‘Elder Scrolls” Game…

Almost ten years ago, Bethesda was planning a PSP edition of Elder Scrolls IV , and it was going to be part of the “Travels” series. However, it simply wasn’t meant to be and was cancelled. Yesterday, new footage — which was swiftly taken down by Bethesda — and information arrived to explain what this game was going to be about (and this Reddit post should explain how the build was allegedly secured). Continue reading “I Probably Would Have Been Interested in a PSP ‘Elder Scrolls” Game…”

Play the Cancelled ‘Saints Row’ PSP Game for Free!

Recently, the developers at Volition did something awesome by not just revealing a cancelled game in their most popular series, Saints Row, but by ALSO releasing it to the public FOR FREE for anyone to download! The game, Saints Row Undercover, was being developed for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) before Volition decided to cancel it. It began as a port of Saints Row 2, but it later became its own standalone game. None of that would matter as Volition would later cancel the game due to the prototype not meeting their expectations, but they recently rediscovered it and decided to release it to the wild. And that’s, like, really SUPER COOL! Continue reading “Play the Cancelled ‘Saints Row’ PSP Game for Free!”

Parasite Eve – Doc’D #31

In this month’s architecture/technology/video game/pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the inspiration, history and legacy of the PlayStation classic, Parasite Eve.
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A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122

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It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”

A Moment of Silence for this Gamer’s PSP…

A Dignified Death For A Beloved Gaming System

What would you do when a video game console you have cherished memories of bit the dust? Throw to away? Harvest it for spare parts? Donate or sell it for said use of spare parts? Well, when Redditor tommyboy601’s PSP encountered an incident involving a contained explosion of the system’s internal battery, he decided his time with the Sony portable was at an end, so he created a fitting memorial to an old friend.

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Sooo, Metal Gear Solid 5 was ALMOST a PSP and PS3 Game…


Soooo, according to an interview with Kotaku, it appears that Ground Zeroes, the prologue chapter to Metal Gear Solid 5, was originally planned to be released on both the PlayStation 3 and PSP before it made the jump to the current and next-generation consoles.  I must admit, having my MGS titles on the PSP would have been awesome — as both Portable Ops and Peace Walker are just PLAIN AWESOME! According to series producer Hideo Kojima:

“Honestly, I really wanted to release Ground Zeroes right after [2010’s PSP release of] Peace Walker. Whether on PSP or PS3. But then we had development issues, some delays with Metal Gear Rising as well. And then we learned about next generation coming, so it ended up being the way it is now.”

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Wow! The Original “Syphon Filter” Almost Never Happened

Hey, fellow gamers! Remember when Metal Gear Solid came out on the PlayStation in 1998? I loved playing through that game over the course of an entire week, infiltrating Shadow Moses Island, getting awesome gadgets and weapons, playing the excellent boss battles (especially that whacked-out Psycho Mantis fight), and being enthralled by the story.

Hey, Metal Gear fans! Remember when Syphon Filter came out on the PlayStation in 1999? Remember how some of us went Metal Gear fanboy on it and called it a Metal Gear ripoff and never played it (*raise hand* guilty)? Well, a few years later I was able to buy the game and play it, and it was a very enjoyable tactile-shooting experience. On the PlayStation Blog, John Carver (creative director at Bend Studio, makers of Uncharted: Golden Abyss) discussed certain aspects of how Syphon Filter became a game, comparisons to Metal Gear Solid, and the hardships of creating such a huge game.   Continue reading “Wow! The Original “Syphon Filter” Almost Never Happened”

The PSP gets Final Fantasy 3 TODAY! Wait, PSP?

I absolutely love the Final Fantasy series.  The original NES version of the game was one of the first games I played when I was in Kindergarten and First Grade.  Over the years I have played many other role-playing games and amassed quite of collection of them in my overall video game collection including many games in Final Fantasy series, like the PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2 (not “4”, “2”).  Later today, Final Fantasy 3 (not “6”, “3”) will be available to download on PSP on September 25, as revealed in a recent PlayStation Blog.  Yes, you read that correctly, the PlayStation Portable; the ever-loving P-S-P.   Continue reading “The PSP gets Final Fantasy 3 TODAY! Wait, PSP?”

PlayStation Vita to get Skype App Later Today!

I remember using Skype on my PSP-3000 a few times and being impressed with the feature.  As a matter of fact, Skype was one of the reasons I sold my old PSP-1000 model for a PSP-3000 one (that, video-out, and the “Rock Band: Unplugged” bundle; man, that game is fun!)  However, it was limited to voice-based calling, which was fine, but at the time any computer with a built-in or external webcam could utilize the video/voice call option.  I finally got a chance to use the video/voice call option on my Samsung Epic 4G, but ran into some trouble early on in a call with an old college friend of mine (apparently, software now-a-days need something called “updates;” I know, never heard of ’em).

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