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5:07 AM on 01.18.2013

An ode to the PSP

Ever since I saw a friend of mine in kindergarten playing on a gameboy that I've always wanted to have a gaming console, but every time I asked my parents for one, they would say no and walk away. ut one day, about 2 months after PSP was released, my father came to me and said:
-"Little derp, if you can solve this ten problems, I will give you your much wanted PSP" And so, in the christmas I got my PSP, with GTA Vice City Stories and Sonic Rivals (I was about 10 years old, but my parents never really cared about age ratings, thank god).

I played those two games for a year, and I beat sonic rivals a few times, but I still didn't have a memory card, so every time I wanted to play one of my two games, I would have to lose all my progress.
Meanwhile, probably in April, my dad finds a PSP on his school, he takes it home and gives it to miy little brother.
We now have two PSP, in less than a year, I was overwelmed with hapiness.

Finally, christmas came and I got my first 2gig memory card and a game I had always wanted for the PSP, "Mercury Meltdown", one of the games that was shown in the PSP demo UMD. I got it bundled with X-Treme Party, a god awful game. In that year I also bought Tony Hawk's Project 8, which I loved!

But then I heard that a friend of mine had bought one of them Slim & Lite psps and that she had games for free. So, I asked her to take my PSP and take it to her neighbour for some hacking. That's when I got into the PSP hacking scene, I learned where and how to download PSP games, I learned how to install games, and most important, I learned how to hack other PSPs. In under a year I had hacked more than 5 PSP, including my brothers. I was playing new games left and right, but then I discovered the retro emulators. I spent hours playing "Zombies ate my neighbours" on the megadrive, "Sunset Riders" on the SNES and "Pokemon" on the gameboy. I had like 15 consoles in on little portable unit, what else could I ask for?

That year I got a wii, and in the nest I got an Xbox360, and I began collecting consoles, all because of the PSP. Now I have a Dreamcast, a Saturn, a PS1, all of the color gameboys a Nintendo DS and yet another PSP!

Right now most PSP games are dirt cheap (I mean, bundles of 3 games for 10$? Count me in) and I am starting to add my favorite titles (that I had pirated) in fisical form to my collection.

And with your lifespan coming to an end (the PSP will have probably 2 more years), all I can say is that you are the best thing I could've asked for.

Also, thank you Dark_AleX, for showing me that a console can do more than what it's meant to.
P.S.: If you want to buy a PSP I suggest buying one of the PHAT ones (the first model), they are more versatiles and durable, the two I have here are still kicking.   read

1:07 PM on 01.17.2013

NRA: Videogames are the ones to blame for violence, not guns. Here's our FPS

Hypocrit (/ˈhipəˌkrit/)
A person who indulges in hypocrisy.

Hey guys, remember when the guys at the NRA blamed gamingfor the school shooting in Sandy Hook.
Now guess who just launched a new FPS: Was it id? No! Was it EA? No, was it the NRA? Ding-ding-ding, you hit the fucking jackpot!
That obly goes to show how much of a hypocrit they are. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, the game is rated for ages 12 and up. Fucking twelve! But yiu know whats worse? Last week it was rated for ages 4 and up!
So basically they (in their own words, kinda)are teaching 4 year olds how to shoot a fucking glock. Ain't that pretty?
In conclusion, the guys at NRA are just a bunch of retards, that have so much money that they use their own bills as a fapkin, and if anyone tries to attack them they simply turn the attentions to some scape goat. Way to go!

"Safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations", say creators.


4:07 PM on 01.12.2013

A piece of Valve.

You guys know valve right? That sweet corporation that brought us games like counter.strike, left for dead and (hopefully) Half-Life 3.
Yu know what they also made? Steam, one of (if not) the best digital game distribuiton platform, and it is succesful too. I mean, I'm an average gamer but according to steam calculator I have 600$ invested on my account (even though many were Humble Bundles that people offered me for 1cent and many many steam sales).
But the main point here is that ever since all the big companies noticed the succes of steam, they have been wanting a piece of it. In the last few years we got Origin, Uplay etc., just to name a few. And they are GOD awful. It is a pain having to install all this shit everytime I want to play a game. Why can't they just put their games on steam? Why do they have to be better than the others. The reason steam is so good is because it was once SHIT. I remember hating steam, but it was because of that that they are so good now, they learned from their mistakes over the years. The newer programs probably will too, but they will never be as good as steam. It is not clever to only have your game available on your platform(I know, valve does the same, but they are kind of neutral). In my opinion there should only exist a maximum of 2 digital distribuitors per platform, 1 for basically everything ans one indie exclusive (on the pc the best one is Desura).   read

1:27 PM on 01.12.2013

Society escape goat

It seems like gaming is the most hated form of entertainment nowadays, it is almost like gaming is the escape goat to all of societys issus. Wait a minute! That's because it is!
Every single disaster is beeing blamed on gaming. In the last year only, gaming was blamed for the Dark Night shooting, every school shooting and now gaming causes CANCER.
What? What kind of doctor would say such a thing?! Also, how is gaming causing cancer and specifically what kind of cancer. It appears that the editors at the Mirror just wanted to blame something on gaming because their mean of entertainment is weaker. What they should be doing is creating interesting and relevant content, so that they can regain popularity, but no, of course they won't do that, instead they are going to attack us with lies, only ridicularizing themselves. It's sad. It really is.
But wait, I haven't yet referenced the best part, here it comes: They have abso-fucking-lutely no evidence whatsoever. TADAA! It's like a cherry on top of a pile of shit. Those guys should ashamed, in fact the WHOLE media should be ashamed of themselves. They are whats wrong with the world, they are the ones who feed the violent behavior!

A man escaping on a goat: An escape goat.   read

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