Suggestion: Turn Sony PSP section into "Other Handhelds"

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  1. feds4u
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    The best thing about GBAtemp is its focus on portable gaming. However the PSP section is just taking up space. Lots of low hit counts on the topics and very few new topics. New topics are usually someone asking the same old questions. New PSP UMD releases are few and far between. It seems like the system is dying.

    So here's my suggestion. Please change the Sony PSP section into a forum for "Other Handhelds." It would make better use of the web space. Of course the Sony PSP would still be included. Its the number one "non Nintendo portable."

    Here are some of the "Other Portables" that could be featured:

    Pandora:

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    Pandora's Emulation capabilities will be superior to the PSP.


    GP2X:

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    The GP2X=F200, complete with Touch Screen, is the 3rd iteration of GP portables. Many forum users own one of the Game Park Portables.


    Gizmondo 2.0:

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    Believe it or not, Gizmondo is returning to the portable market.


    Neo Pocket Color:

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    Still very popular. Places like MASH MODS now offer Back Lit models.


    Play Pal / Master System Portable:

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    Mega Drive / Genesis Portable:

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    Other Noteable Portables worthy of Discussion:

    Ben Heck's Portable Consoles (Atari 2600 Portable to PS3 Laptop)

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    WonderSwan (The Genius of Gunpei Yokoi)

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    Turbo Express (Console games on the go)

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    Sega Nomad (Console games on the go)

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    Sega Game Gear

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    Even More Portables:

    Atari Lynx (Popular Collectors Item)

    N-Gage (also coming back to the market)

    Mobile Phones (The future of portable gaming?)

    VG Pocket, Kensington, OneStation (Many game in 1 machine, plug and play)

    LCD, LED Handhelds

    Game & Watch (still on the market)


    Check out this site for a ton of Gaming Enabled Portable Devices you've probably never heard of.

    http://www.pmptoday.com/?s=nes+game+emulator
     


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    Okay I really don't think any of those handhelds will have more hits and topics than the PSP.
     
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    + That's what the Other Consoles & Oldies forum is for. Older consoles and handhelds.
     
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    The PSP forum is nothing more than a "how can I downgrade my PSP" section. Most of the topics relate to the same old subject.

    Also, a couple of the emus found on the PSP are ports from the GP2X. I know a lot of GBAtemp users own at least one version of the GP2X. And Pandora is going to be very popular with the homebrew development community.

    Consoles =/= Handhelds

    IMO, the two sections should be seperate.

    Besides there are plenty of forums where PSP owners can ask about downgrading their machines.
     
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    You might have had a point a couple of months back but now the psp seems to be on the rise. I vaguely recall quite a few Crisis core threads. Plus, the psp section currently has 768 topics and 7,404 replies alone compared to the other consoles section which has 1,034 topics and 11,782 replies. When you take into account the fact that the other consoles section encompasses two next gen systems (Xbox360 PS3) and a slew of older consoles, I'd say the the PSP section is doing quiet well by comparison. You might have a point about the content of the psp posts being redundant custom firmware questions and such, but I'd push for a simplistic psp READ FIRST FAQ to be stickied rather than merging sections; I admittedly can't see how your suggestion would fix the redundancy issues.

    edit: Just took a look at the couple of pages of the psp forums, not really seeing your point. Mostly genuine questions worth asking, with what I would call only a few cases of repeated topics.
     
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    PSP seems to be dying out. Retailers keep shrinking their PSP sections, new releases are growing fewer by the day.

    Comparing the number of topics seem irrelevant to me. Especially considering most of them are "how can I downgrade my PSP" related questions. (Pandora Battery, I cant get ISOs running, etc..)

    I see your points, I just don't agree. I just appreciate the forum hearing me out on this one. I love portables and think its wasteful to dedicate a entire section to the slowly fading PSP.
     
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    Well, I can pretty much tell you it's unlikely to ever happen. While I disagree with your statement about the PSP slowly dying, even if that were the case, why should we expand for those other handhelds? They're already dead. The GameBoy Advance is also slowly dying but it's sure to get a heck of a lot more activity than a forum that encompasses a slew of already dead systems.
     
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    Pandora hits the market in May 2008, GP2X-F200 was released in October. Gizmondo 2.0 hits in the fall.

    Way to know your subject matter. [​IMG]

    Don't be in denial about the PSP. Just check the new release lists. Also PSP 3000 model is rumored to not have UMD. Which means older models would quickly become obsolete, like some of the portables I mentioned in my first post.
     
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    I was referring mostly to the other systems you listed. Two out of 13 listings being current does not a live market make.

    As for your comment about the PSP dying, even if that were the case, it will both hold on until its last dying breath and quickly be replaced by a PSP2 or somesuch when it does. Such is the nature of Sony's business strategy. Your personal bias not withstanding this isn't going to happen. No name handhelds never succeed. They silently die off with most people never having heard of them.
     
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    I have a GP2X, but I've never really felt compelled to talk about it here. I actually almost never use it because my charger is so poor that it takes about 10 hours to get a full charge, in which time I could have charged and discharged (by playing) my DS or PSP. Also, wasn't the PSP section an "Other" section before the last board changes?
     
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    3 Portables, all of which are devoted to homebrew. The most popular topic on the PSP forum is homebrew.

    "Personal bias?" That's fanboy BS.

    PSP2? I think you mean PSP 3000, sans UMD.
     
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    I've never heard of any of those other Handhelds.
    And I've not seen a topic about one of those Handhelds on GBAtemp.

    PSP deserves it's own section in the forum.
    And, arguably, deserves it's own Release List (which I'd handle if a script was written for the PSP Releases). [​IMG]

    To change the forum title to "Other Handhelds", would be simply stupid and a waste of time.
     
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    Sir, from where I'm standing, I'm not the one ranting about how "The PSP is going to die, the PSP is going to die!". Fanboy BS is only applicable when you're a fan of the product, of which I am not. I do not own one, I don't not want one. I will however buy one if the games I enjoy come to the system.

    Also, if you didn't notice, I said "PSP2 or somesuch", which means I was using it as a tentative title. Just as fans often call the successor to the Xbox 360 the "Xbox 720", specifically because there's no official title as of yet.

    What you're unaware of is that the staff have discussed this issue before. We specifically turned "Other Handhelds" into the PSP forum because it was the only other current handheld that was noteworthy. We're not going to make a forum for every single no name product on the market. Should we also make a forum for the Chintendo Vii? The Phantom?
     
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    Yes, we should [​IMG]


    I remember Opium talking about that GBAtemp will only offer information about Nintendo-related Scenes. So, I guess all the scenes we'll be covering in the future is the "NDS2" and the "Wii2"...
     
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    Surprise, Surprise, Ace is seeing through his BS. He just has something against Sony for some reason. The PSP is alive and well, and will continue to be so until Sony gives up on it. Which doesn't look like it will do anything soon.
     
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    The PSP rocks and deserves its own section. its existence doesn't harm you. there is already a place to talk about the other handhelds. deal with it.
     
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    IMO, PSP doesn't deserve its own section. And I'm not concerned with its existence. I could take or leave it.
     
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    yes it does deserve its own section because its a great handheld. if your not concerned with its existence, why make a topic, troll it and argue long posts in favour of getting rid of it.
     
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