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vrf
12-14-2004, 11:45 PM
http://www.dailygadget.com/upload/images/pspdefect1.mov

trthing
12-15-2004, 12:26 AM
Oh-oh... :eek:

Could potentially ruin a nice score...

agreenster
12-15-2004, 01:12 AM
I've got an idea, how about dont twist your 300 dollar PSP?

KolbyJukes
12-15-2004, 01:19 AM
i don't understand, if you twist it, the game thing pops out...does it break the system, or does it just pop the the lid open?

Yeah, as agreenster said, just don't twist it, pretty common sense IMO.

Spankspeople
12-15-2004, 01:31 AM
A system designed to be held by people who may become tense while playing intense games should be able to handle a little bit of twisting. I know that when I'm really into a game, I tend to hold onto the controller VERY tightly, and twisting it like this does not seem terribly unlikely to happen.

trthing
12-15-2004, 01:44 AM
A system designed to be held by people who may become tense while playing intense games should be able to handle a little bit of twisting. I know that when I'm really into a game, I tend to hold onto the controller VERY tightly, and twisting it like this does not seem terribly unlikely to happen.

Exactly:thumbsup:!

vrf
12-15-2004, 01:44 AM
Apparently the amount of twisting required isn't that much. It's about the level that a tense game player might accidentally do in the middle of defeating the final boss in an action game.

It's not a design flaw of N-gage proportions, but it's certainly something to worry about if you're thinking of getting one of the early units.

I guess there are quite a few other flaws, too, according to the reports. Stuck pixels, broken analog controllers, and completely dead units.

http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=4010

Ouch. Guess Sony didn't realize that building a portable system to have a lot in common with a brick was a good thing.

Renderman_XSI
12-15-2004, 01:53 AM
When you mass produce something ,expect some defective units. this problem isnt as wide spread as some people make it out to be. In anycase i'll be buying a few once it hits US shores. BTW the dead pixel problems happens with many LCD base products(DS).

vrf
12-15-2004, 02:03 AM
When you mass produce something ,expect some defective units. this problem isnt as wide spread as some people make it out to be. In anycase i'll be buying a few once it hits US shores. BTW the dead pixel problems happens with many LCD base products(DS).
Yeah, you're right. Any product will have some design issues. But Sony does seem to have a track record of releasing "beta products" on the public. It's really a shame. The PSP has one of the most lovely screens I've ever seen. (Although I'd probably wait till they upgrade the battery to something that lasts a couple more hours.)

Anyhow, good luck with your PSP. Make sure you play it over a soft pillow at first:

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cf6y-oot/umd/fly_004.avi (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cf6y-oot/umd/fly_004.avi)

(This particular PSP spits out the disk during normal gameplay.)

trthing
12-15-2004, 02:08 AM
The PSP has one of the most lovely screens I've ever seen.
Dude, I second that. Now I want one...

DevilHacker
12-15-2004, 02:15 AM
I've got an idea, how about dont twist your 300 dollar PSP?Only a $180! YAY! But very good advice... I donít know of anyone who pulls back the top screen of the DS just to see how far it goes back... Do you?

It's not a design flaw of N-gage proportions... What does the N-Gage (http://www.n-gage.com/) have to do with this? ;) LOL, just kidding, but I donít think this is as wide spread as some of the media websites make it sound... If it was, it would have been picked up and announced by large video game websites like IGN...

When you mass produce something ,expect some defective units. this problem isnt as wide spread as some people make it out to be. In anycase i'll be buying a few once it hits US shores. BTW the dead pixel problems happens with many LCD base products(DS).I agree that the twist of death, is not a common thing but a few burps in the early production units, and again I agree that the dead pixel problem happens a lot sadly, A lot of the first DS units shipped with "The Dead Pixel" but as both companies said, thatís what the warranty is for...

Renderman_XSI
12-15-2004, 08:48 AM
No doubt the PSP is powerful, it can do some insane 3D graphics..but im getting the PSP mostly for 2D fighting games and RPG(2D/3D).

Have you seen this RPG by Namco lately? looks promising:

http://www.the-magicbox.com/0412/game041214h.shtml


Battery issues i understand, i think other HW developers are going to produce longer life battery and maybe Sony well in the future next year:

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/200412/04-060E/

DevilHacker
12-16-2004, 01:23 AM
If Sony does not make an extended battery, I am sure a third-party company such as pelican or madcats will...

bleeper
12-16-2004, 02:50 AM
Have you seen this RPG by Namco lately? looks promising:

http://www.the-magicbox.com/0412/game041214h.Looks blurry:shrug: Pretty, but blurry:D

If Sony does not make an extended battery, I am sure a third-party company such as pelican or madcats will...Some more funding for micronuclear battery research perhaps:twisted:

agreenster
12-16-2004, 04:18 PM
What would you call that, premature ejeculation?

KevinKraeer
12-16-2004, 06:38 PM
In this post, I increment my post count beyond the dreaded triple-six.

DevilHacker
12-16-2004, 07:14 PM
Looks blurry:shrug: Pretty, but blurry:D
Some more funding for micronuclear battery research perhaps:twisted:
Ya, but at least it will go to a good cause.

:D

vrf
12-19-2004, 12:36 AM
I don’t think this is as wide spread as some of the media websites make it sound... If it was, it would have been picked up and announced by large video game websites like IGN...

Gamespot has now picked this story up. Looks like this thing is for real, folks.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/12/17/news_6115293.html

It would seem pretty common sense by now to avoid picking up the first batch of PSPs. Like the N-gage, this one might be heading back to the drawing board. Read this:

http://nfg.2y.net/games/psp/

-V

DevilHacker
12-19-2004, 05:35 PM
They also, go to say that none of there units were defective, and that if you did get a bad unit, than that is what the warranty is forÖ



But seriously, this is not a big deal, and will mostly be fixed by the US release, because it is not Sonyís fault within the design of the system itself, but in the manufactures production lines.

vrf
12-20-2004, 12:00 AM
They also, go to say that none of there units were defective, and that if you did get a bad unit, than that is what the warranty is forÖ

So... the unit is not defective, yet it still spits the disk out when you put pressure on the machine. Does that mean it's an intentional "feature"?


But seriously, this is not a big deal, and will mostly be fixed by the US release, because it is not Sonyís fault within the design of the system itself, but in the manufactures production lines.

I think you're putting just a tad too much faith in Sony. If you've been following the extensive feedback on this product, you'll know that these truly are serious design issues. I'm not sure Sony will be able to fix those kinds of things by the time they release it in the US. (Unless we're talking about a major delay in the release date.)

The facts are that Sony screwed up on this one, and you will only help the state of portable gaming if you demand more for your $200-300. Personally, I would love to love the PSP, but I know Sony didn't put their all into the design of this system. (The clearly choose form over function--a big no-no for a system used on the road.) The more these design issues are made public, the more incentive Sony has to release a better product. I suspect you'd agree that we'd all like a better product.

NanoGator
12-20-2004, 04:44 PM
It's a big deal to me. Even if they 'fix' it, I want it to be in stores before I buy one of these. Sony has yet to launch a game system that is virtually free of these problems.

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