Saturday, July 21, 2007


This, my gentle viewers, is an image of the Playstation Portable, also known as the PSP.

For those of us who are not technologically inclined, the PSP is a hand held console.

I have a slight problem here involving the PSP.

See, being an avid PC gamer I've never beeen keen on consoles, never mind a hand held one. So when the PSP appeared 2 years ago, I didn't even notice.

Tonight however, I may be undergoing a slight change of heart.

On Thursday evening, I was out with Rin and we decided to visit Ye Olde Pirate Shoppe to see what kind of cheap software they might have this week. And to look at the PSP. To be fair, the owner of said Pirate Shoppe did try to flog the PSP off to me about 2 months ago but being an avid PC user, I politely declined.

We went to another shop that specialises in consoles and lo, they have the PSP in a multitude of colours like metallic blue, black, gold, white and pink. Rin was quite taken by the pink one as can be expected. I was impressed with it but not impressed enough. I must admit it looks great though.

I was still not impressed enough to consider a purchase. Until a few hours ago.

I was bored and so I decided to read random Wikipedia articles as usual. That was when I decided to read up more about the PSP. Apparently, the thing isn't just a mere Game & Watch clone on steroids.

It is, among other things, a competent music and video player. It supports Memory Stick (obviously). It supports many old PS1 games and many PS2 games have been ported over to the PSP. It has attachments that can be added later. It has native WiFi support and embedded web browser.

All that in a little 6 by 3 inch square thing. A perfect accessory for boring nights and weekends at the office.

If Sony developes a mobile phone plug in for it, I will buy it right now. Really.

It costs RM720/- here in Kuching, which I can actually afford.

To my considerable consternation, I'm discovering that I actually want one!

Oh damn....

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