Page 1:The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful
Page 2:Universal, My Eye
Page 3:Steep Ticket
Page 4:Take Your Memory Stick And...
Page 5:A Non-Sony USB
Page 6:The Web In Your Pocket
Page 7:No Conversion
Page 8:A Deluxe Photo Album
Page 9:So-So Battery Life
Page 10:And Yet It's A Game Console
Page 12:Movable Storage
Page 13:Ridge Racer
Page 14:Lumines: The Unexpected Hit Of The PSP Launch
Page 15:Metal Gear Acid: Solid Snake, The Lone Wolf
Page 16:Twisted Metal: Head-On
Page 17:Wipeout Pure
Page 18:Untold Legends: Brotherhood Of The Blade
Page 19:Spider-Man 2
A Non-Sony USB
Fortunately, close inspection of the upper edge of the PSP reveals a standard USB Mini Port. You read right - it's actually standard USB. But Sony doesn't provide a cable; sorry, were you expecting one? Still, if you do procure a cable, it's possible to connect the console to a PC, which then recognizes it without a driver, provided you set it up in the PSP's menus. Incredible, eh? This PSP port also lets you access the Memory Stick to transfer files.
Connectivity doesn't stop there, because the PSP also includes a WiFi module. You're overjoyed because you'll be able to do wireless transfers to and from PC, surf the Web, and send e-mail? Sorry. None of those are possible, at least not officially - the WiFi is only for multiplayer gaming.
The PSP offers both ad hoc and infrastructure modes. In ad hoc, you can connect several consoles for gaming, while infrastructure mode lets you connect via a router and play online. Configuring the network infrastructure is very simple. After a quick scan, the console displays all the networks available, their reception quality, and the type of security they are using. For networks encrypted using a WEP key, the PSP prompts you to enter it. Entry is telephone-keypad style (in groups of 3 or 4 letters) and not very easy. Once configuration is complete, a final screen recaps the information and launches a test. If your WiFi network is connected to the Net, you'll even be able to update your console, very simply, via the "Update" menu.
- The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful
- Universal, My Eye
- Steep Ticket
- Take Your Memory Stick And...
- A Non-Sony USB
- The Web In Your Pocket
- No Conversion
- A Deluxe Photo Album
- So-So Battery Life
- And Yet It's A Game Console
- Movable Storage
- Ridge Racer
- Lumines: The Unexpected Hit Of The PSP Launch
- Metal Gear Acid: Solid Snake, The Lone Wolf
- Twisted Metal: Head-On
- Wipeout Pure
- Untold Legends: Brotherhood Of The Blade
- Spider-Man 2