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Bad_Boy
07-21-05, 06:38 AM
This is some surprizing news for me. kinda came out of no where. people in the psp scene were expecting a new psp color and the infamous 2.0 firmware, but most never thought it would be this soon... heres the story.

http://www.gamersreports.com/
Today at Sony's PlayStation 2005 Meeting, they made several announcements that many gamers and non-gamers are going to love. First, the version 2.0 PSP firmware update will be released starting tomorrow, and will feature full HTML 4.01 support. Macromedia Flash will not be supported at this time, but might be at a later date.

Also, Sony will provide an Internet based TV service that will allow PSP owners to watch certain unspecified TV shows and download them to a memory stick. The format of these videos will be the higher quality H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format that is used on UMD disks, and not the lower quality version currently supported by the PSP.

The 2.0 firmware also supports playback of MP4/AAC and PCM WAV files and finally supports ATRAC 3 Plus on Pro Duo sticks. Previously, ATRAC 3 Plus playback was only supported on the smaller slower Memory Stick Duo. Continuing on, the new firmware supports TIFF, GIF, PNG and BMP images. Support was also added for background images and sending images wirelessly to another PSP via AD Hoc mode.

Finally, the monent you've all been waiting for, the "Ceramic White" PSP (pictured above) will go on sale on September 15th for 26,040 yen ($232 US) for the vaue pack. No stand-alone pack pricing was announced.

http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/8336/whitepsp3rp.jpg

ign's story here:
http://psp.ign.com/articles/635/635490p1.html
What does the new system get you? The biggest feature is that the OS now has an integrated feature for an installable wireless net browser built into it, so that PSP owners can hit up hotspots and check the web on their portable systems. The new OS will also have new file support structures, and apparently has fixed the hobbled video function of the PSP to support true AVC video playback (...and not a moment too soon, for those who have put up with the yucky Memory Stick-derived current movie playback feature) Also added in the update is the ability to trade pictures on your PSP wirelessly (ad-hoc only, unfortunately -- there's no image sharing online service just yet.)^the official sony browser? some of you were craving about ;)

sounds like great news but i really dont wanna lose my homebrew :angel:
maybe ill get a white psp to go with my black one :P

i wonder what ps3 news will come out of the sony conference :D

Bad_Boy
07-21-05, 06:58 AM
some pictures :D
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei01.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei02.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei03.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei04.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei05.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei06.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei07.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei08.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei09.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei10.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei11.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei12.jpg
http://www.pspcomplete.com/whitepsp20/scei13.jpg

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 09:42 AM
Heeeey!

There goes that notion of a fire sale I was talking about.....

W00t!

|MaguS|
07-21-05, 09:47 AM
I want a white unit now :(

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 10:22 AM
Replace "PSP" and "Sony" with "iPod Video" and "Apple" and you'll have the new ipod line ;)

Seph gPu
07-21-05, 10:38 AM
White, black, green or blue, the system still has sh*t for games.

Rakeesh
07-21-05, 01:35 PM
Screw the ipod, this sounds much better IMO. Bigger screen, plays games, and surfs the web, plus its already cheaper than existing ipods.

I think I'll get one once they drop to the $200 range here in the US. (It'll be interesting to see what happens on black friday.)

GamerGuyX
07-21-05, 01:42 PM
White, black, green or blue, the system still has sh*t for games.

Your thinking of most DS games...

Seph gPu
07-21-05, 03:31 PM
Your thinking of most DS games...

Yeah..most DS games and most PSP ones too. Fancy graphics dont help half-assed gameplay and cheesy ports =/

DS has some nice stuff this winter, Animal Crossing, Castlevania, Metroid, Guilty Gear, Smash Bros. 2, mario kart..

All I can think of with psp is gta liberty stories...and im sick of the series to be honest. On my tv or in my hand, doing "missions" has lost its glare with me.

GamerGuyX
07-21-05, 03:41 PM
All I can think of with psp is gta liberty stories...

There are plenty of PSP games that I'm interested in other than GTA: LCS:

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Burnout Legends
Guilty Gear Judgment
Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen
Virtua Tennis World Tour
Death Jr.
Pursuit Force
The Sims 2
GripShift
Infected
Viewtiful Joe: Battle Carnival
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
Black & White Creatures
Advent Shadow
Fired Up
Daxter
Metal Gear Acid 2
MediEvil Resurrection
Star Wars Battlefront II
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo
Bomberman: Panic Bomber

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 04:12 PM
remove the EA titles and it gets to be a small list though.....

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 04:15 PM
HEY

using this:

http://hymn-project.org/jhymndoc/

You can get rid of the DRM in the AAC files without recompression, w00t!!!!
That, and the PSP will soon have aac support......hmmmmmmmmm.........

I suspect that I may be returning/selling my ipod in the near future.....

GamerGuyX
07-21-05, 04:57 PM
remove the EA titles and it gets to be a small list though.....

:eek2: WTF I only mentioned 2 EA games (Burnout Legends and The Sims 2).

Besides that was only a list of PSP titles that I am looking forward to. There are many more PSP games that are coming out that I haven't seen much about to decide whether or not I want them.

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 09:58 PM
actually you're right, my bad

I was thinking that B&W was an EA title (since BW1 was EA published), but it's actually Majesco, and for some reason I was thinking Death Jr as well.

Still, you have EA games on that list.......

GamerGuyX
07-21-05, 10:04 PM
Still, you have EA games on that list.......

Trust me its something I'm not proud of... :(

Mr. Hunt
07-21-05, 10:09 PM
Fine

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Guilty Gear Judgment
Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen
Virtua Tennis World Tour
Death Jr.
Pursuit Force
GripShift
Infected
Viewtiful Joe: Battle Carnival
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
Black & White Creatures
Advent Shadow
Fired Up
Daxter
Metal Gear Acid 2
MediEvil Resurrection
Star Wars Battlefront II
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo
Bomberman: Panic Bomber

oldsk00l
07-21-05, 10:15 PM
ahh k, that's much better!

Mr. Hunt
07-21-05, 10:22 PM
Did that make it all better? I didn't even notice the EA games he posted... I guess my mind just blocks out anything involving them.

|MaguS|
07-22-05, 04:57 AM
How could you not include Worms! Im so stoked that its coming to the PSP. :D