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PSP Go as an Emulator

I recently obtained a PSP Go from my father, who hadn’t touched the thing in a long time. For those of you who don’t know what a PSP Go is, it’s a smaller PSP that is smaller and the screen flips up (like an older phone) to reveal the controls. It also does not have a UMD drive (which is the type of game disk that PSP’s use), so it is a digital only console, but has a 16gb internal memory for holding games.

31leh7cnpelI looked into it when I got given it and a lot of people have used it as an emulator and I decided to do the same. Now, I’m not gonna explain it too much because I am awful at explaining how to do things but there are a variety of YouTube videos and other things that can tell you how to do it with a PSP/PSP Go. Basically it involved updating to either 6.61 or 6.60 for the software and then getting custom firmware and then installing emulators and putting the ROM files in the folders for the emulators.

I have done it and have PS1, gameboy, gameboy colour and gameboy advance emulators on there and they work fantastically. I watched a couple YouTube videos on them and that managed to stop my confusion and I’ll admit it is a lot easier than I initially expected. I thought it was going to be so difficult to do and I was going to have to do so much but I didn’t. It was simple to do and I am really enjoying the outcome of this. I have my favourite (more relaxing) games on there which I can dip in and out of whenever I get the time and am in the mood for it and it’s really fun.

If you have been considering putting emulators on your PSP I definitely recommend doing it and if anyone has done it let me know what emulators you have on there 🙂

-Laura

Opinion on the PS Vita

Hopefully everyone knows about the PS Vita, but for anyone who doesn’t, it’s a portable, handheld console made by Sony (PlayStation) that was originally released in 2011. Its kind of been forgotten or abandoned, as honestly there don’t seem to be that many games for it, or at least many big-name games for it.

I own 5 games for the vita, a couple of which I purchased pre-owned at fairly cheap prices from various places (Amazon, eBay, CEX). For anyone wondering, I own the Michael Jackson Experience, Minecraft, Little Big Planet, Mortal Kombat and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens and they are all games I really enjoy.

Honestly I love handheld consoles a lot, and this is one of my favourites, in my opinion it is a huuuuge step up from the PSP, (PlayStation Portable) which is something I used to enjoy quite a lot. I will admit I don’t use this console as much because I am so addicted to my 3DS, but I have recently been going on it more often and I’m really enjoying it. The games run so smoothly and the graphics are so amazing.

My favourite game for it is probably Little Big Planet because it’s so cute and is just perfect for the Vita. I’m not great at it just because I’m a little clumsy with my fingers and end up doing the wrong thing, but in all it’s really enjoyable and I think a variety of ages would enjoy it. I’m an 18 year old girl and I love it, I’ve loved the games since I was younger and I know a few males that enjoy them too, which shows it’s kinda for everyone! Like I said before, the graphics are really good and nice and for games like Little Big Planet it just makes everything more cute and detailed, and in games like Mortal Kombat you really see the graphic content in full, which is both interesting but also a little gross!

Overall, with the Vita, it’s a really fun handheld and I wish Sony did more for it because it’s so amazing, I love how it has a touch-screen and that there’s a touch pad on the back and I have quite small hands yet it’s so comfortable to hold. I really enjoy it and if anyone has a Vita, please let me know any games you enjoy as I’m looking into finding more interesting games for it!

-Laura

Video Game Consoles – what do I own & love?

Ever since I was little, I have honestly loved video games, but the company that has always stood out to me most has been Nintendo, because they have such a wide variety of games available for a wide variety of ages and there is always something for everyone. Of course I do have other companies that I love, like Xbox (Microsoft) and I do enjoy a bit of what Sony (PlayStation) put out, but that is mainly the handhelds.

So over my life I have owned a variety of consoles, and right now I have a total of 9. This includes both home and handheld consoles. For home ones, I own an Xbox One and a Wii U. I did used to own an Xbox 360 but I sold it. With handhelds, I have old and new ones, my older ones are things like the PSP, Gameboy Colour, DS Lite, Dsi XL & the Gameboy Advance SP, whereas with newer ones I have the New 3DS and the PS Vita.

 

With my Nintendo consoles, I really love Mario games and with the 3DS in particular I absolutely adore Animal Crossing New Leaf. With my 3DS I tend to stick with games you can dip in and out of whenever and much cuter games, but with my Vita, I kinda prefer fighting games. I love fighting games, like Mortal Kombat and Super Street Fighter, and I really wanna try out games like Injustice, and in general I wanna try some JRPGs with my PS Vita, as I’ve had recommendations for those by a friend.

My Xbox One and Wii U are two consoles I use for a variety of things other than gaming. I tend to just play games with my boyfriend on those, and the Wii U is a particular favourite as I love Mario Kart 8, but I tend to use them more for YouTube. I like watching videos on my TV and it’s just easier to watch when with my boyfriend as we don’t have to sit with the screen on our laps, making it easier when eating, or multitasking and playing on my 3DS!

If I have to pick a favourite console in both the home and handheld categories, I think I have the easy choice with the handheld category at least. For my favourite handheld, it has to be my 3DS, I play that thing so much and am slowly working on building up a good collection of games. With the home consoles though, I’m not too sure. I love both the Xbox One and Wii U equally, but I’d probably have to pick Wii U because I go on it more, and I have a huge love for Nintendo. I’d love to know what your favourite console is and even favourite games, so please let me know! 🙂

-Laura

Ps. this is not bragging, but a post about something I love