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Which PSP? Choose the PSP That's Best for You
Whether you're looking to buy a PSP for yourself, or as a gift for someone else, you'll want to make sure to buy the right model. Though the differences between models aren't huge, they can be significant depending on the intended use of the PSP.
Get to Know the Specs for All PSP Models
Each PSP model has had different specifications; sometimes the differences are large and sometimes not so much.
The 10 Best Emulators for PSP
PSP homebrewers have made emulators for just about every game system out there. Play NES roms on your PSP? Absolutely! GBA? That too. Here are 10 of the coolest emulators to try on your PlayStation Portable.
Learn All About the Specs of the PSP-3000
Here's a list of the specifications for the 3rd generation PSP, the PSP-3000.
What Media File Formats Are Compatible with the...
The PS Vita is a multimedia device, but that doesn't mean it can play everything. Here are the media formats and memory cards that are compatible with the PlayStation Vita.
Learn All About the Specs of the PSP-1000
The PSP-1000 was the most powerful handheld gaming console when it was released, but what are its exact specifications? The original PlayStation Portable's hardware specs are still pretty impressive, as this list shows.
Everything You Need to Know About the PS Vita
The PS Vita is the most sophisticated gaming handheld yet, and there's a lot to know. Here's a guide.
Top PSP Games for Kids
Sony's PSP isn't really marketed towards kids and pre-teen gamers, but there are some great PSP games for kids if you look hard enough.
How to Create a PlayStation Network Account
Instructions for creating a Playstation Network account, for yourself or for your children.
What File Formats Are Supported by PSP?
The PSP is a versatile device, but it can't play every file format out there. Find out which music, video and image formats the PSP can play.
How to Play PSP Games on Your TV
Since the introduction of the PSP-2000 model, PSP gamers have had the option of playing their games on a bigger screen using the PSP's video out jack.
4 Free Apps You Can Download to Your PS Vita
While the PS Vita will come with certain basic apps pre-loaded there will also be other apps available for download from the day of the handheld's launch.
Learn About the Specs of the PSPgo
Here's a list of the specifications for the 4th generation PSP, the PSPgo.
PSP and PS Vita Side by Side
What does the PS Vita look like compared to the PSP? Find out in this side-by-side look at the two PlayStation handhelds.
Top 10 Coolest Homebrews for the PSP
There are all kinds of really cool homebrews available for the PSP (assuming you have homebrew-capable firmware). I think these are the most exciting.
Here's What You Need to Know About the PSP E1000
Thoughts and complete specifications on the PSP-E1000, a WiFi-less version of the PlayStation Portable. What does this bargain model mean for gamers?
10 Great RPGs You Can Play on Your PSP
These are your PSP Guide's favorite role-playing titles, with links to reviews and further information.
Which PSP? Strengths and Weaknesses of the...
Each PSP model has different strengths and weaknesses, different pros and cons. This article sets them all out so you can choose the best PSP model for you.
Learn How to Transfer Your Music to a PSP...
Transferring music and other audio files to your PSP is not difficult, once you know the process. Then you can use your PlayStation Portable to listen to your music wherever you go.
How to Clean Your PS Vita's Touchscreen
While a quick wipe with a soft cloth will get most of the smudges off your PS Vita's (or other device's) screen, there is a better way to keep your screen in pristine condition.
How To Find out Which Firmware Version a PSP Has
Finding out which version of the PSP firmware your PlayStation Portable is running is simple. Just follow this step-by-step.
Which Games Can the PS Vita Play?
Find out what kinds of games you can download for the PS Vita and where to get them.
Top 5 Things to Do With Your PSP Besides Play...
Sure the PSP is a great gaming machine, but you can do lots of other things with Sony's portable PlayStation. Play movies, listen to music, view photos, surf the web, and more. See what else your PSP can do!
5 Ways the PS Vita is What Gamers Wanted in the...
In many ways, the PS Vita is the device gamers wanted way back when the PSP first came out. Here are five things the PS Vita adds to make it far better than the PSP.
How to Pair Your Playstation Vita and PS3 for...
Like the PSP before it, the PlayStation Vita can access content on a PS3 and even play PS3 games remotely.
AR Games for the PS Vita
The PS Vita comes packaged with six AR cards that you can use to play some free downloadable games.
Play Music on a PS Vita
The PS Vita can play back several audio formats and can even access your music library on your PC or PS3.
9 Great Flying Sims for PSP
This is the complete list of flying games for the PSP, with links to reviews and more information.
8 Action-Adventure Games for PSP You Need to...
These are your PSP Guide's favorite action-adventure titles, with links to reviews and further information.
What's in the Box - Unboxing the PS Vita
Wondering what comes in the PS Vita box? Can't decide if you really want one? Come along as I unpack my new PlayStation Vita.
3 Reasons Kids Should Hack Their PSPs
Some positive aspects of letting kids hack the PSP.
Top Puzzle Games for PSP
These are your PSP Guide's favorite puzzle titles, with links to reviews and further information.
How To Customize Your PS Vita Home Screen
It's simple to rearrange the home screen on your PS Vita and add a background if you want to. Here's how.
The PSP-E1000: A Good Buy for Kids?
Is the PSP-E1000 model a better pick for kids? Find out here.
How to Browse the Web on a PS Vita
The PS Vita has a built-in web browser app, which is pretty simple to use once you know its quirks.
Top 10 More Game System Emulators for PSP
PSP homebrewers have made emulators for just about every game system out there. Now you can even play Intellivision games on your PSP. Here are 10 more coolest emulators to try on your PlayStation Portable.
How to Easily Set Up Remote Play on your PSP...
Did you know you can access your PS3 using your PSP? Whether you want to use your PSP as a remote control while playing music on your PS3, or you want to play the games located on your PS3 with your PSP, you'll want to set up Remote Play.
Scary PSP Games for Halloween
If you're a gamer, you might be more interested in playing games than eating candy on Halloween (or maybe you do both). Here are some great scary games for Halloween gaming horror.
How To Transfer Photos to a PSP Memory Stick
Transferring photos and other image files to your PSP is simple, once you know how. Then you can use your PlayStation Portable to show off your snapshots anytime, anywhere.
How Do I Update My PSP Firmware?
There are a few different ways to update your PSP's firmware. Here's how.
PlayStation Vita Specifications
Here's a list of the specifications for the PSP2, officially called the PS Vita or PlayStation Vita (formerly known as NGP).
What is a PSP?
What is a PSP? Sony's PlayStation Portable is a powerful handheld gaming console, but what can it do? Read for overview and specs.
Using the PlayStation Store on a PS Vita
Accessing the PlayStation Store from a PS Vita is much like accessing it from a PSP or PS3, but if you're new to the PSN, you might need a few pointers.
The Best PSP Add-Ons You Probably Can't Use
When the PSP first came out, it was full of promise, and lots of third-party accessories manufacturers made neat stuff for it. Sadly, most of that neat stuff didn't work on later PSP models.
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a term that refers to home-made programming and software. Despite Sony's security measures on PlayStation Portable firmware, there is a thriving PSP homebrew community.
List of PSP Games With Gamesharing
A quick reference list of PSP titles with Gamesharing.
How To Set Up Sony Media Go for PSP Downloads
SonyMedia Go for PSP is a free program for PC that lets you manage your PSP downloads, syncs your PSP with the content you want, and makes downloading from the PlayStation Store simple. Here's how to set up Sony Media Go for PSP.
Ad hoc
A definition of Ad hoc, and what it means as it applies to PSP.
5 Reasons Sony's UMD Format Never Flourished
Criticism of the PlayStation Portable's proprietary UMD format for games and media was strong right from the beginning. Here are some the reason the format never really won gamers over.
How To Transfer Files to a PSP Memory Stick...
It's not difficult to transfer files such as photos and music to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then you can listen to your tunes or show off your photos wherever you go, whenever you want. This tutorial is for older firmware versions.
How To Use the PlayStation Store for PC to...
Sony PSP Media Go for PSP is a free PC program that manages PSP content, syncs it to new content and easily downloads it from the PlayStation Store for PC.
PS Vita / PS3 Interactivity
It looks like interaction between the PS Vita and the PS3 will be much better than PSP / PS3 interactivity ever was.
Homebrew
Homebrew is homemade software for any platform, in this case the PSP.
A Guide to Tomb Raider Games on PSP
Most of the Tomb Raiser series can be played on the PSP--here are all the games and what to expect.
What Is PlayStation Mobile?
Sony is launching a service called PlayStation Mobile for PlayStation-certified devices. Find out what it is.
PSP Utility Software
You can transfer files between your computer and your PSP with just a USB cable, if you know how the files are organized. Or you can use software that will synch your PSP for you. Here are some options.
How To Transfer PSP Videos to a Memory Stick...
It's much harder to make your own video files than it is to transfer them to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then watch your own PSP videos, or ones you've downloaded off the internet, wherever you go. This how-to is for older firmware versions.
What Does the PS Vita Mean for Gamers?
We've seen the specs and the images of the PS Vita (formerly NGP) but what does it mean for gamers?
PS Vita Launch Apps
The PS Vita will come pre-loaded with a slew of apps for music, social networking and more. Here's what you'll find when you first turn you new PS Vita on.
Content Manager for PS Vita
Content Manager is the utility software for the PS Vita, replacing the PSP's Media Go and drag-and-drop content management.
How to Use the PS Vita's On-Screen Keyboard
Using a touch-screen keyboard, like that on the PS Vita, isn't really any more difficult than a physical keyboard. It does have a few quirks and tricks to know about, though, that will make your experience much better.
How to Use the Parental Controls on the PS Vita
There are a number of options in the PS Vita's firmware that allow parents to have control over what their kids are seeing and playing. Here's what they are and how to set them up.
Where Can I Find a PSP Games Download?
It's all very fine to go out and buy games on disc, but what if you can't get to the store? As long as you have an internet connection, you can find a PSP games download. Here are some places to look.
3 Kinds of Legal (and Illegal) Software for PSP
A description for parents of the free software available for hacked PSPs, and whether each kind is legal or not.
The About PSP Guide to PSP Hardware
Find all the information you need on all of the PSP models, from specifications lists, to image galleries, to what the PSP's hardware means for gamers.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Smartphone
Long after the device was leaked online, and even after its own official first ad played on TV, Sony
A Parent's Guide to the PS Vita
A guide to the Sony PS Vita, intended primarily for parents of young gamers.
Choosing the Best PSP for a Young Gamer
Learn about the different models of the PSP hardware and find out how to choose the best PSP for kids.
The Best Age to Buy Your Child a PSP/PS Vita?
A discussion about the best age for kids to start playing Sony's portable systems.
Memory Stick
A memory stick is a storage device used with the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and other electronic devices.
PSP
The PSP, or PlayStation Portable, is Sony's handheld gaming console.
Are There Adult UMD Videos on PSP?
Are there Adult videos on PSP UMD?
How to Take Photos and Videos with a PS Vita
Both the front and rear cameras on the PS Vita can be used to take photos and videos. Here's how.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Review
Visit Their Website Thanks to Sony Ericsson's Canadian PR rep, I was able to try out an Xperia Play for
Before You Buy a PSP - PSP Buyer's Guide
Once you've decided to buy a PSP, there are somethings you should probably know before shelling out a handful of cash, such as which model to buy and if you should get a bundle or a core pack.
How to Customize Your PSP
Customize your PSP is ways from simple to complex. Add custom wallpapers, themes, skins, cases, faceplates and mods.
Sports
A definition of the Sports genre in video games.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth PSP Character Art -...
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - character art from the PSP game, showing FourArms. Page 7.
How to Use Your PSP as an E-Reader
Read e-books on your PSP by following these simple steps.
How to Manage Your Friends on PS Vita
The PS Vita has an app for keeping track of your PSN friends. Here's how it works.
Sony's Official PS Vita Accessories
Sony has made an array of PS Vita accessories available, including cases, earphones, screen protectors and more.
The Sale of M-Rated Games to Minors
A FAQ about the sale of M-rated games to minors.
PSP-3000
The term PSP-3000 refers to third version of the PSP, also called the PSP Brite.
What's in the PSP Box?
What accessories come with the PlayStation Portable? How is the Giga Pack different from the Value Pack or the Core System PSP?
Video Chat on the PS Vita: Info for Parents
Information for parents about the two kinds of video chat--Augmented Reality and Skype--on PS Vita.
A Guide to Jak and Daxter on PSP
All the games in the Jak and Daxter series, showing where the PSP titles fit in.
PS Vita vs 3DS: Which Will be Best for Kids?
The PS Vita is compared to the Nintendo 3DS on the basis of kid-friendliness.
The Tech of PS Vita: NVG Cards
Explaining what the NVG Card will be used for on the PS Vita.
5 Reasons to Buy a PSP (Not a DS or iPhone/iPod...
The PSP, DS and iPhone/iPod Touch are all good options for the gamer on the go, but here are 5 reasons why the PSP is the best choice among handheld game systems.
Sony Media Go
Sony's Media Go software is a Windows-based program that allows PSP users (and others) to download from the PlayStation Store and synch content between their devices.
UMD
UMD means Universal Media Disc, and is the format used for PlayStation Portable (PSP) games.
PSP / PS3 Interactivity
The PSP is able to interact with the PlayStation 3, but how? What does PSP - PS3 interactivity look like?
5 Fast Facts about UMD Movies
The most up-to-date information about movies on Universal Media Disc (UMD) for PSP.
'Ben 10 Galactic Racing' Profile (PS Vita)
Ben 10 Galactic Racing brings the alien-fighting kid to the PS Vita.
Survival Horror
A glossary definition of the Survival Horror genre of video game.
Trophies on the PS Vita
Many games on PS Vita let you earn trophies as you play, but there are some quirks with saving that information and sharing with others.
The Dangers of Letting Kids Hack their PSPs
A look at the risks (and rewards) of letting kids hack their PSPs.
What is Trend Micro Kids Safety for PSP?
What is Trend Micro Kids Safety for PSP? Find out here.
The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming
The PSP and the History of Handheld Video Gaming: Introduction - The PlayStation Portable is only one of the latest in a long line of handheld video game consoles. See how the PSP derives its features from videogame history.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
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A Guide to Ratchet & Clank on PSP
While most of the Ratchet & Clank games have been released for PS2 and PS3, there were some PSP games. This guide covers the whole series and where the PSP games fit in.
Travel With a PSP or PS Vita
The PSP and PS Vita are designed to be portable, but before you take your expensive handheld on the road with you, you'll need a few accessories to make sure it's protected and useable.
Xperia Play Specifications
Hardware specifications for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, aka the PSP Phone.
Intu-Aim and Other PS Vita Controls
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What do the ESRB's Content Descriptors Mean?
An article with links to information on the ESRB's rating system and content descriptors.
Anime on UMD
Want to know what anime is available on UMD for viewing on your PSP? Check this guide for titles, publishers, reviews and more.
How To Browse the Web on a PSP (With Firmware...
PSP firmware since version 2.00 has included a web browser. It's simple to use, but takes getting used to. Surf the net on your PlaysStation Portable!
Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) Images
Images of the Sony PS Vita (aka NGP or PSP2) from all angles.
ISO Loading
: ISO Loading is the act of using ISO loader homebrew software to play a ripped copy (ISO, or ISO image)
How To Install Trend Micro's Kid Safety for PSP
How to install Trend Micro Kids Safety for PSP, for use with the PSP Internet Browser.
Can I Output My PSP Games and Movies to My Sony...
Can I output my PSP games and movies to a Sony HDTV or other television?
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (UMD)
Final Fantasy The Spirits Within should never have been hampered by the FF name; it stands up to any recent SF movie and really has nothing to do with the FF games.
Where Can I See a Release Schedule for PSP Games?
A FAQ linking to the best sources for PSP game release dates.
How To Read Comics and Zines on a PSP
Reading comics and zines on a PSP is as easy as viewing photos -- in fact, it's the same process. Once you know how, you'll be able to read all kinds of PSP-compatible comics and zines.
Games for Kids: PS Vita vs. LeapPad
A comparison of what the PS Vita and LeapFrog's LeapPad have to offer kids.
PSPgo Images
Images of the PSPgo, Sony's new PlayStation Portable hardware.
Pass-and-Play
A glossary definition of pass-and-play multiplayer on PSP.
How To Transfer Video to a PSP Memory Stick...
It's much harder to make your own video files than it is to transfer them to your PSP; once you know how you'll be able to do it quickly and easily. Then watch your own videos, or ones you've downloaded off the internet wherever you go. This how-to is for current firmware.
5 Kid-Friendly PSP System Bundles
A run-down of the best PSP bundles for kids.
How to Choose PSP Games for Kids 10 and Under
Learn about PSP games for kids, and how to choose PSP games for kids 10 and under.
PS Vita Announcement Games List
When Sony announced the PS Vita (codenamed NGP), they also listed some games and franchises that might be available around the new device's launch, and others have been announced since.
How Important Is Social Networking on the PS Vita
Sony is betting that social networking will be big on the PS Vita.
'The Mystery of the Crystal Portal' Review (PSP)
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal is the first hidden object game (HOG) for PSP Minis.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth PSP Screenshot 04
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - a screenshot from the PSP game. Page 15.
Recommended PSP Game Demos for Kids
A list of PSP game demos recommended for kids, with info for finding other good demos on the web.
What The ESRB's "RP" Rating Means to Parents
A bit of information regarding the ESRB's RP rating for video games.
How to Make Comics for the PSP
You can format your comic especially for the PSP's screen, or you can use existing comics pages and adapt them.
'Madden NFL 13' Profile (PS Vita)
Info on the 2013 edition of the Madden NFL game for PS Vita.
How To Watch PSP UMD Movies on Your TV
Using the video out function and video cables on a PSP 2000 or 3000 model, you can watch your UMD movies
Using the PS Vita's Near App
This utility app for PS Vita uses location date to let you see information about other PS Vita users nearby.
5 Great Multiplayer PSP Games for Kids
A list of five great multiplayer and online games for kids on PSP.
How to Install and Use Skype for PSP
Instructions for installing and running Skype on your PSP.
PSP Accessories I Actually Use
These are the PSP accessories--for PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 models--that your Guide to PSP actually uses.
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, or MMORPG, is a genre of video game.
What Comes in the PSP Giga Pack?
The PSP has come in a variety of different Packs over the years. Here's what you get in a PSP Giga Pack.
Sony
Definition of Sony as it relates to the PSP.
Ben 10 Protector of Earth PSP Screenshot 03
Ben 10 Protector of Earth - a screenshot from the PSP game. Page 14.
3 Things Parents Will Love About the PS Vita
Some facts about the PS Vita that make it an appealing choice for parents and children.
How To Set Up Sony PSP Media Manager
Sony PSP Media Manager for PSP is a free program for PC that lets you manage your PSP content, syncs your PSP with the content you want, and makes downloading from the PlayStation Store simple. Here's how to set up Sony Media Manager for PSP.
PSP Themes and Your Kids
A guide for parents that discusses which PSP Themes and Wallpapers aren't appropriate for children.
Live Area: The PS Vita's User Interface
The PS Vita doesn't use the XMB or cross-media bar like the PSP or PS3.
3 PSP Games Never to Buy for a Child
A list of the 3 worst games for kids on PSP.
PQ2 Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 PSP Cover
PQ2 Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 - cover from the PSP game.
Sony Tablet P Specifications
Sony's upcoming Tablet P Android-based tablet computer is PlayStation Certified. Here are its specifications and what they'll mean hands-on.
Can I Play PSOne Classics on a PS Vita?
One of the early promises for the PS Vita was that it would play PSOne Classics games, like the PSP did. But has it lived up to that promise?
Atari's Lynx Compared to the PSP
Atari's Lynx handheld videogame console compared to the PSP (PSP-2000 model and PSPgo). Page 9.
Point-and-Click
A defintion of the point-and-click genre and examples on PSP.
PSP / PlayStation Portable Firmware Version 6.6
Profile of PSP (PlayStation Portable) firmware version 6.6, including 6.60.
PSP-1000
The term PSP-1000 refers to the original PSP model series.
Using the PSP XMB (aka Home Menu)
Using the PSP's home menu (aka XMB or cross-media bar) can be a bit confusing at first, but all you need is to know how it works, before you're using the home menu like a pro.

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