all this shovelware

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by slickric33, Aug 28, 2009.

Aug 28, 2009

all this shovelware by slickric33 at 2:41 AM (1,695 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. slickric33
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    w/ 2 little kids and being a 40 something gamer, the shovelware on the ds is sending me over the edge, bored after any game more than 5 min playing so im thinking about taking the plunge and forking over some cash for a psp, but i know nothing about if the new ones are hackable. are they software hacks and do games contain updates like the wii , is it a pain in the ass or easy to figure, or what im asking is it possible w/ the newer ones in stores now? if so im sure i can figure out the rest thanks
     
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    There's a PSP forum, you know. [​IMG]

    Some games contain updates, but if you have an up-to-date custom firmware, you can get around most of them. I'd stay away from the PSP-3000 though, if I were you, and go with a PSP-2000. You can buy both of them in the stores, just pay attention to the model number on the box.
     
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    PSP are also not good. Your going to get bored within a week. All the PSP are hackable. I have both and I enjoy my DS more. Because on my PSP I only have a 2gb memory stick and can't put a lot of games since most are over 600Mb. I only have like 5 games on my PSP. But they all get boring. I have both GTA I have God OF War, Midnight Club LA, Medal Of Honor, NFS Most Wanted. They all got boring.
     
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    Insisting the ds is not good?

    Psp has plenty of great games, plus emulators and homebrew.
     
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    The only real reason to get a PSP is for N64 emulators which aren't even 100% yet. You can complain all you want about shovelware and kid crap on the DS, but DS gets some of the best games hands down at the cost of graphics. And any real gamer will say that they'd prefer fun games over pretty games any day.

    Not to mention as far as running games, the DS takes over by FAR. With an 8 GB card for $10 on amazon that can house more DS games than the amount of "Good" or better titles in the entire PSP library. Mind you a PSP can use 8GB cards, but its suddenly less impressive when the average PSP game takes atleast 600MB. And the downloading is grueling. If you want to play PSP's blockbuster titles, they're often 1.3GB + are often too large for HTTP download, and you have to rely on slow torrent downloading that could take as much as hours to days. Compare that to a 3-5 minute download of a 128MB game.

    Even with the shovelware, the DS boasts 4000+ Roms and isn't slowing down and is popping out at least 25 games in America a month. The PSP on average, 6. And the PSP isn't imune to shovelware and bad games as I'm pretty sure I saw an ad the other day for a Hannah Montana game for PSP.

    And as a PSP owner, the only games I have to look forward to is Little Big Planet, Dirt 2, and Kingdom Hearts.

    As a DS Owner, I have Golden Sun, a new Zelda, Gauntlet, NFS Nitro, an F-Zero clone (if it gets published), Dirt 2, Scribblenaughts, Countless RPG's, Wario Ware, even more Wifi-games, a hack for New Super Mario Bros that mimics the Lost Levels, the list goes on.
     
  6. slickric33
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    thanks guys , didnt realize psp had so much junk too, ill stick to kirby canvas curse while im waiting somewhere bored
     
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    the PSP focuses on hardware rather than softwares so dont buy PSP if you expect more games support.

    How many games are there in the PSP database? compare to 4100 DS games (including insane shovelware?)

    I must admit that I do enjoy my new secondhand PSP2001 but I only have few games, 5 games. It's getting me bored if i play those games straight.

    find some good DS games to relax your mind.

    Im speaking on what's in my mind and I think I speak in the middle.
     
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    Definately DS over PSP... The psp is full of those PS2 and PS2 re-makes... Pointless Spyro and Crash Bandicoot remakes and some racing games that look all the same... Spyro and Crash bandicoot where so cool back in the PS1... but they screwed them... Anyway, stick with your Ds.

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    Definately DS over PSP... The psp is full of those PS2 and PS2 re-makes... Pointless Spyro and Crash Bandicoot remakes and some racing games that look all the same... Spyro and Crash bandicoot where so cool back in the PS1... but they screwed them... Anyway, stick with your Ds.
     
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    They did screw Crash and Spyro, but they were good in their day. Remaking any of their PS1 games, or even a few of their PS2 games, would give me endless pressure.

    You have to admit the DS has more shovelware than the PSP. The DS has over 4,000 games (well, dumped games, that includes re-releases and multiple regions), and I doubt even 200 are good. Although it all depends on your taste.

    After having the DS for a few months I realized I should've gotten a PSP instead. Nowadays I'm glad I have a DS, but I would've loved a PSP more. For those "bad remakes" and "racing games", you've also got Metal Gear Solid games, God of War, Syphon Filter, GTA (not a water-downed overhead experience), Resistence, Monster Hunter, Jak and Daxter, and Ratchet and Clank. I don't even own a PSP, but I'm jealous of it.
     
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    What? Nothing is too large for a HTTP download. All I ever use for PSP ISOs are direct links, and even the games that are "1.3GB +" can be downloaded in less than an hour.
     
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    torrent download? mine is uber fast for sure!
    too bad my connection is slow
    1.3GB usually takes around 1 hour for me [​IMG]
    few hundred MB games will only take 30 minutes or less [​IMG]

    the last time i check there are more than 1800 titles for psp

    i do find PSP games are much more attractive than the one DS offers!
    DS don't have games like katamari, locoroco, patapon, hero 30, yuusha no nama ikida and etc
    these games focus on innovations, gaming experience and creativity [​IMG]
    too bad i don't see such games for DS...
     
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    Well you know, with such a big library we will certainly find some gems. DS has some good games... Some are innovative(Scribblenauts) some follow the fun formulaes very closely and are good too. And PSP has some good looking games.

    Though seeing and actually playing is different... I didn't think much of Dissidia and thought Crisis Core and Monster Hunter were only "good"... they don't suit my taste. Maybe a little too generic. Or maybe just because I have a ps2 and I feel the games pale in comparison to it.
     
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    Domination,
    we were talking about that earlier on and we are actually pretty excited about the game
    someone would dump the word list for us [​IMG] hooo hooo
    if this game is as good as it advertised! of course then it is one of the rare gems for DS [​IMG]

    i agree with your point thus i didn't want talk to talk about FF, MGS, MH and etc? Otherwise, someone would just bring games like soma bringer or those remakes out to compare...
    it will then end up to be some flame thread
     
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    I'm glad I have a DS and PSP I get the advantages of both ^^
     
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    honestly i have both a psp and a ds... and the psp has VERY few good games. i keep getting a game because the box description sounds cool and the graphics are amazing, then it SUCKS! i only really liked tokobots, ratchet & clank, patapon, katamari, and some metal gear solid. but the ds has hundreds of games that i REALY loved. way too many for me to list, so in my opinion the psp isnt worth it. as far as hacking it goes it was pretty easy for mine, more complicated than ds but easier than wii.
     
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    is always good to have all the consoles [​IMG]
    *hide*

    the only thing i am concerning about PSP is whether will someone work on the latest custom firmware
    it seems like the road to crack psp firmware is getting tougher and tougher
     
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    You are forgetting about the SNES emulator (the one on the DS sucks), the Genesis/SegaCD emulator, and the PS1 compatability layer (the PS1 support on the PSP is NOT an emulator any more than Parallels or VMware are). While you are right about the number of native PSP games, the PSP is still one of the best handheld systems there is when it comes to older games, not to mention some very nice homebrew apps. Of course, that is assuming you get a Pandora compatible unit, and not a TA-088v3 Slim or the new PSP 3000 series.
     

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