Yesterday, Sarah Palin said she wants to represent “Joe Six Pack” in the vice presidency of the United States. Most an entire nation groaned in response.
I finally was able to touch a Sony Playstation Portable and it is a wonderfully imagined machine and it feels good in your hand and it works wonders on your eye.
The PSP Value Pack comes with a memory card and five games:
Ape Escape on the Loose
World Tour Soccer
I don’t play games like those so I quickly became familiar with the loser’s screen.
Even the Ape Escape game, obviously intended for young children, was impossible for me to control. I don’t have any Xbox or Playstation experience so I have no idea if the problems I was having controlling the action was because I had no experience or if it was because the machine controls were too tiny to use.
The screen on the PSP is rich and incredible. The sound is bassy and clear.
The entire machine sits well in your hands. I especially like the Wi-Fi capability for network updates or peer-to-peer gaming with friends and family.
I also really enjoyed the movie playing capability of the PSP. Spiderman 2 was included with Value Pack and it was fun to watch the movie on a gamer device. You can also turn on subtitles if you are Deaf or Hearing Impaired and the subtitles play in movies and in the games. That is a nice touch.
You can also play home videos and music on your PSP. The instruction manual is small and ineffective but the onscreen help is clear and concise.