So yeah, just like a few of the other threads.. mine is similar, but in my own way. Anyways.. I was never interested in PSP but recently wanted to start playing it just for the sole purpose of playing FF7: Crisis Core. But, I don't only want to play that game, there are many other games as well such as Megaman, FF: Tactics, and Disagaea. Blah blah blah, let's get to the point. I have read up PSP mods and such, but I'm still confused because there's a wide variety of how to mod a PSP. I heard the most common was the Pandora Battery? So anyways, instead of buying a second hand PSP, I want a brand new PSP because I don't like second hand stuff unless I know they rarely touched it. 1. I heard that you cannot mod the the new PSPs because Sony changed the motherboard not allowing downgrading firmwares. So does that limit me to a second hand PSP? 2. If not, what method is the best way of modding my PSP. Do I have to flash it? I prefer not to do anything internally.. like soldering and such. If I can mod it by buying accessories (like how DS has flashcarts) and using software updates, I would much prefer it that way. Does the ISO compability vary depending on how you mod your PSP? 3. What's the biggest game so far? How big does Sony plan to release their games as? I heard it was 1.5gb, so does a 4gb/8gb sound good? Because I can get a good deal for 8gb memory sticks.. probably around $60 CAD. 4. How safe is it to play pirated games? Does bricking occur often because of this? And I heard you can unbrick any sort of bricked PSP now, is that true..? These are the questions I have in mind at the moment.. I hope they were clear and thank you for those who help. I really appreciate it.