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Title: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 09:09:33 AM
Ive been thinking about getting one of these portable gaming things to have when im bored wherever but im really lost as to which one to get, ive havnt looked into it much and the opinions that would be the most helpful would be from here
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Peter on June 12, 2008, 09:20:07 AM
EB has this deal now, trade in six playstation 2 games and get a PSP for twenty bucks. I think I might pick one up. I wouldn't mind having it to mess around with on car rides or something. Plus theres a web browser, which probably isnt too great, but I guess it's more for the novelty of it, and you can throw some videos on there, so it seems like a pretty sick thing to have.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 09:22:38 AM
EB has this deal now, trade in six playstation 2 games and get a PSP for twenty bucks. I think I might pick one up. I wouldn't mind having it to mess around with on car rides or something. Plus theres a web browser, which probably isnt too great, but I guess it's more for the novelty of it, and you can throw some videos on there, so it seems like a pretty sick thing to have.

wow that could be really legit cause  i have about 20 ps2 games i dont play since getting the ps3, problem is i dont have the box for most of them

ds just seems more legit, more fun games, cheaper by about $150 bucks but i dont know if id use it enough
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Peter on June 12, 2008, 09:25:54 AM
I think they've got a similar offer for the ds too actually, except it's trade in five games and you get it for free.

http://www.ebgames.ca/fsi.asp (http://www.ebgames.ca/fsi.asp)
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: boyan on June 12, 2008, 09:28:05 AM
That"s one sick deal! I want a psp, looks fun for long trips and stuff
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: guy le douche on June 12, 2008, 09:45:29 AM
looks fun for long trips and stuff
yeah, bassicly the only reason i would ever get a psp/ds
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: cliff on June 12, 2008, 10:23:15 AM
PSP is a must for sure plan rides, car rides, the thrown room....Poker and Golf for hours on end
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: The Bullet on June 12, 2008, 10:34:31 AM
psp's are way better than the DS.  But the webbrowser on the psp SUCKS, not even worth using AT ALL.

But for roadtrips, they are the best, watching movies on them is pretty good to.  If you get a psp, get THE WARRIORS game, it rules.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: lenny on June 12, 2008, 10:35:37 AM
I don't have either of them, but the ds seems a little more interactive. for example, my friend was playing some zelda game for it, and was stuck on some puzzle where you have to blow out candles or something, anyway he eventually figured out that you have to actually blow into part of the thing, little shit like that seems cooler than the psp to me.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: skatemore,man on June 12, 2008, 10:45:58 AM
my kids at work all have DS, i like it just because you can play old school mario and zelda.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Binomial Nomenclature on June 12, 2008, 10:47:46 AM
DS
The main reason: Pokemon
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: pancake man on June 12, 2008, 10:54:04 AM
DS
The main reason: Pokemon


This man speaks the truth
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Cthulhu! on June 12, 2008, 10:59:29 AM
I've had both and I liked the psp better. There are some good games and you can download movies onto it which is rad. Although the internet browser isn't the greatest, you can still look at porn. That making it the clear winner.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 11:09:49 AM
I've had both and I liked the psp better. There are some good games and you can download movies onto it which is rad. Although the internet browser isn't the greatest, you can still look at porn. That making it the clear winner.

how big is the DS? i jut dont think that the PSP is portable enough, it seems like i could put the DS in my pocket where as the PSP seems like a clunky mess, the porn thing actually makes it pretty intruiging, for downloading movies, do you mean illegal torrents?

can you mod a psp or a DS? id want to be able to download games cause  i dont want to pay alot
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: fuckingvegan on June 12, 2008, 11:11:32 AM
I really like my DS,  I am a huge Zelda and Metroid fan.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: boyan on June 12, 2008, 11:13:19 AM
I really like my DS,  I am a huge Zelda and Metroid fan.

amazing DS reason, yet playing God Of War anytime you want seems cool too
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 11:17:46 AM
I really like my DS,  I am a huge Zelda and Metroid fan.

amazing DS reason, yet playing God Of War anytime you want seems cool too

yea ive always been hyped on god of war, beaten both the games 3 times, plus they released that rogue squadron game, that looks sick too, BUT Skate IT is coming out for the DS soon

really cant decide, i think im gonna go to future shop and look like a loser standing there testing them out
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Cthulhu! on June 12, 2008, 11:21:00 AM
how big is the DS? i jut dont think that the PSP is portable enough, it seems like i could put the DS in my pocket where as the PSP seems like a clunky mess, the porn thing actually makes it pretty intruiging, for downloading movies, do you mean illegal torrents?

can you mod a psp or a DS? id want to be able to download games cause  i dont want to pay alot

You can get any movie if its in mp4 format. So you can get skate clips off youtube and put them in. Or porn. I don't know about the modding with a DS but with a psp you can put loads of emulators and stuff.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: max power on June 12, 2008, 11:21:26 AM
skate it, all the ds castlevania games are GOLD and there's a new one coming out soon. also, metal slug 7 isn't far off either.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 11:28:31 AM
skate it, all the ds castlevania games are GOLD and there's a new one coming out soon. also, metal slug 7 isn't far off either.

ohh a metal slug game would be amazing

what are really fun games out now on DS though, everyone says Cobras so hard, is that on a DS?
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: max power on June 12, 2008, 11:31:11 AM
contra 4? yeah, that is super hard. professor layton is good if you like puzzle games.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 11:33:37 AM
contra 4? yeah, that is super hard. professor layton is good if you like puzzle games.

sounds more and more leaning towards a DS, i dont want to pay 350$ after tax for a PSP

Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: PeeKay_Ripper on June 12, 2008, 11:56:37 AM
i just picked up the new Ninja Gaiden game for DS. I've been dissapointed by a couple DS games but this one is definately worth checking out. I don't even really like video games...

p.s. If they could get some good games for the I-Phone i wouldn't mind getting one. Traveling with a million different electronic devices and all the accessories such a pain...
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 11:59:05 AM
i just picked up the new Ninja Gaiden game for DS. I've been dissapointed by a couple DS games but this one is definately worth checking out. I don't even really like video games...

p.s. If they could get some good games for the I-Phone i wouldn't mind getting one. Traveling with a million different electronic devices and all the accessories such a pain...

yea thats the thing, i wouldnt want to use my psp as a video/music player as well, although having a browser is really appealing

this would strictly be for gaming
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: CigaretteBeer on June 12, 2008, 12:13:38 PM
I thought the title said PCP.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: ahlee on June 12, 2008, 12:21:44 PM
well,

i dont know if this is an option for you, but i plan on doing it.

july 11th apple is dropping the new iphones with 3g. so i guess interent browsing is going to be really really good. its also only going to be $200. There are alot of apps you can add to these things. Youporn browsing (at work jerks)..you could just go to addictinggames.com and play for hours.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: rocklobster on June 12, 2008, 12:32:59 PM
ds... i had one 2 years back but sold it, and i regret it everyday....  it depends what kind of games your looking to play.... if your an old school gamer who likes to relive the glory of SNES days gone by, the ds is definitely for you... 

get a supercard or a flash card for it... you can download the roms using torrent and play loads of games from the current ds and gba library, which is a LOT of games....

http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/Main_Page

the games are usually up for torrenting a couple of days after release too....

starfox ds, FF3, Elite Beat Agents and Castlevania had me addicted for a long time....


then again with the ipod touch, you got video, music plus you can upload a gba emulator on the thing, so that even more hours of fun..... i was fooling around with my friends ipod touch a while back and it was the bomb.....

Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: fuckingvegan on June 12, 2008, 12:47:12 PM
i just picked up the new Ninja Gaiden game for DS. I've been dissapointed by a couple DS games but this one is definately worth checking out. I don't even really like video games...

p.s. If they could get some good games for the I-Phone i wouldn't mind getting one. Traveling with a million different electronic devices and all the accessories such a pain...

I may have to get this Ninja Gaiden game, I just beat Zelda and was looking for a new game.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: ZipZinger on June 12, 2008, 12:52:58 PM
If you wanna waste some time I suggest:

(http://www.vidgame.net/SEGA/Sega/Game_Gear/gg_sys.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419PKG00XVL._SL500_AA150_.gif)
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 01:14:02 PM
fuck it. DS it is.

I have a laptop, dont need a broswer, I have an iPod, dont need the music

From the sounds of it, the games are better on the DS and its 100$ cheaper, not to mention the games are cheaper
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: wake and bacon on June 12, 2008, 01:22:19 PM
DS hands down, much more fun games (IMO), can also run movies, web browser, and emulators (with some... "easy"... modding). i had one when it launched, but sold it because i never really went on any more long trips and it was collecting dust. now there is tons of amazing games for it and i wish i still had it sometimes.

PSP is dope but the games really sell the DS for me.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on June 12, 2008, 01:48:00 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 02:04:13 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.

sounds good, maybe you can hook up some more info later about downloading the games to the flash card and playing them, but sounds like DS is the one to go for.

Im gonna start out by buying 1 game, any suggestions?
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: The Bullet on June 12, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
yeah I guess if you have an ipod, you don't need a psp, sometimes it's nice just to have everything in one item, instead of carry'n around a bunch of stuff. 

My psp was only $210, and most games are only 20 bucks.  I'm sure LocoRoco is just as much fun as any DS game.

I'm pushing hard for the psp, but i've never played DS.....so maybe just get the DS.    Also I don't think you can MOD the new psp's as easily as the old ones.  And again, the browser is shit.  Dammit, now i'm pushing the DS. 
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: cahl on June 12, 2008, 03:51:55 PM
ds
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on June 12, 2008, 06:17:46 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.

sounds good, maybe you can hook up some more info later about downloading the games to the flash card and playing them, but sounds like DS is the one to go for.

Im gonna start out by buying 1 game, any suggestions?

Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin. 

As for putting games on, you just get them off torrent sites, and drag and drop them onto the card itself.  Super easy.  Just PM me if you need help or whatever, I'd be happy to help you out.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: rfox on June 12, 2008, 06:38:40 PM
Has anyone seen this skate game  by Vans "Finger Fracture" for iphone?
http://www.kotaku.com.au/games/2008/01/an_iphone_game_that_doesnt_completely_suck-2.html
http://www.notcot.com/archives/2008/01/vans_finger_fra.php
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 12, 2008, 07:14:10 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.

sounds good, maybe you can hook up some more info later about downloading the games to the flash card and playing them, but sounds like DS is the one to go for.

Im gonna start out by buying 1 game, any suggestions?

Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin. 

As for putting games on, you just get them off torrent sites, and drag and drop them onto the card itself.  Super easy.  Just PM me if you need help or whatever, I'd be happy to help you out.

cool thanks dude, im 100% on the DS now, reading online about how easy modding is and getting free games im definately getting this, basically i expect what i would pay for the psp and say 2 games and i could get the ds and about 5 or 6 games, but im only gonna buy 1, maybe 2, then torrent the rest

anyone play phantom hourglass, call of duty, mario kart or NEw super mario brothers, im usually no to down for slower rpg strategy type games, im down for the cartoony fun type games, i remember i played wario world or whatever on my friends ds and it was really fun

Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Lumpy Oatmeal on June 12, 2008, 07:27:19 PM
call me a fanboy but i would go with the ds......just something about mario and zelda that will always be fun.....plus a new contra game and you cant go wrong
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: rocklobster on June 12, 2008, 07:31:17 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.

sounds good, maybe you can hook up some more info later about downloading the games to the flash card and playing them, but sounds like DS is the one to go for.

Im gonna start out by buying 1 game, any suggestions?

Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin. 

As for putting games on, you just get them off torrent sites, and drag and drop them onto the card itself.  Super easy.  Just PM me if you need help or whatever, I'd be happy to help you out.

cool thanks dude, im 100% on the DS now, reading online about how easy modding is and getting free games im definately getting this, basically i expect what i would pay for the psp and say 2 games and i could get the ds and about 5 or 6 games, but im only gonna buy 1, maybe 2, then torrent the rest

anyone play phantom hourglass, call of duty, mario kart or NEw super mario brothers, im usually no to down for slower rpg strategy type games, im down for the cartoony fun type games, i remember i played wario world or whatever on my friends ds and it was really fun



wario ware was really fun, but its old...  my personal favorite was elite beat agents.... its on of those "tap the screens in sequence of the song" games. it might not sound like fun but it is....  addictive and the songs they use will have you laughing for days....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruhEGtL48EI&feature=related

Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: ice nine on June 12, 2008, 07:37:14 PM
ds by far. and yea just torrent every game, easiest system to mod ever, as that guy who hates HDDVD on here once said. and yea zelda was pretty fun if i remember right, also brain age. but once its modded you might as well try every other game that comes out. LIKE BAKING PIZZAS WITH MAMA!
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on June 12, 2008, 09:13:32 PM
DS is definitely the sickest.  Much better games for it, and all you have to do is buy the system, and an R4 flash card, and you never have to buy a single game, just download them.  Check craigslist for DS's, in my area you can score one for 80 - 100, I got mine for a 100 (and it's a DS lite too!)  Just don't bother getting an OG DS, they're so bad compared to the DS lite, the screen difference is really worth bragging about.

Don't miss out on the Phoenix Wright games.

sounds good, maybe you can hook up some more info later about downloading the games to the flash card and playing them, but sounds like DS is the one to go for.

Im gonna start out by buying 1 game, any suggestions?

Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin. 

As for putting games on, you just get them off torrent sites, and drag and drop them onto the card itself.  Super easy.  Just PM me if you need help or whatever, I'd be happy to help you out.

cool thanks dude, im 100% on the DS now, reading online about how easy modding is and getting free games im definately getting this, basically i expect what i would pay for the psp and say 2 games and i could get the ds and about 5 or 6 games, but im only gonna buy 1, maybe 2, then torrent the rest

anyone play phantom hourglass, call of duty, mario kart or NEw super mario brothers, im usually no to down for slower rpg strategy type games, im down for the cartoony fun type games, i remember i played wario world or whatever on my friends ds and it was really fun



I have all those games you mentioned, and every single one (even COD) kicks ass.  Just make sure to get Advance Wars, All the phoenix wright games, Contra, both fucking awesome Castlevania games, Wario Ware, The World Ends with You... and probably about 30 others that I missed.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Raw!!! on June 12, 2008, 10:18:01 PM
contra 4? yeah, that is super hard. professor layton is good if you like puzzle games.
I play professor layton on my brother ds all the time, so fun.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 16, 2008, 08:38:43 AM
K sorry to bring this back again, Ive narrowed down my game choices just for the first 2 I buy, wanted to get some feedback from those who have played them or own them

Ill only be buying 2 of these games, just not sure which ones yet
Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
New Super Mario Bros.
Mario Kart DS
Metroid Prime: Hunter
Kirby Squeak Squad
Super Mario 64 DS
Mario Party DS
Contra 4
Ninja Gaiden

I re read the thread and appreciate the other suggestions, ive just never been into strategy games all that much
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: max power on June 16, 2008, 08:40:55 AM
i'd get new super mario bros and ninja gaiden or contra 4

i just got crosswords ds and its really good too
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: Peter on June 16, 2008, 12:26:59 PM
You didn't get it yet? I went to EB yesterday and that trade in 5 deal was over, I was bummed.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: frisco on June 16, 2008, 12:39:10 PM
You didn't get it yet? I went to EB yesterday and that trade in 5 deal was over, I was bummed.

damn. problem was all my games are in vancouver and im in toronto until august, also i got a gift certificate from my rad uncle so im gonna put it all towards the DS, dont know how much is on the card though, im expecting to pay the price of the DS but get two games out of the gift card, 1 at the least
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: fuckingvegan on June 16, 2008, 12:42:27 PM
I got Ninja Gaiden, so far it is super fun!
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: ahl33 on June 16, 2008, 04:07:15 PM
DS has much better games
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: baxty on June 28, 2008, 01:47:55 PM
The problem with getting one of those memory cards and getting games off the internet is, don't you need a PC? I only have Macs at my house.

Anyone played the Animal Crossing game?
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on June 29, 2008, 07:45:33 AM
The problem with getting one of those memory cards and getting games off the internet is, don't you need a PC? I only have Macs at my house.

Anyone played the Animal Crossing game?

As far as I know, it would all work with a mac too.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: brooklyn brawler on June 29, 2008, 10:47:13 AM
All you need is a card reader.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: faceneck on June 29, 2008, 11:39:48 AM
I love my DS. I would bring that shit to school and play pokemon all day. Sure i looked like a loser, but evolving my pokemon seemed a lot more important than cosine.
Title: Re: PSP or DS?
Post by: bentmode on June 30, 2008, 09:22:20 AM
a moded psp is probably worth about 50 r4 cards.


i would say save up, get both, mod em, dowload all your games etc and just let time decided which one has the better titles for you.