Random Thoughts... [Entertainment Edition]

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Out of sheer curiosity I installed a PSP emulator (PPSSPP) on my phone, and started playing the PSP version of Gran Turismo. While the gameplay itself seems a bit confusing, the physics are pretty damn good for a decade and a half old handheld game console. It does make my phone deplete its battery really fast, which is somewhat surprising.

The touchscreen can't replace physical buttons, though, and since the curiosity I was talking about was whether I could play it while my phone is connected to my parents' TV, I'm thinking about getting some sort of controller. I'm probably just gonna pick up something used from the classifieds like the PS3 controller or get something for peanuts from eBay (it can even be a wired controller, as my USB-C to HDMI adaptor also has a USB-A 3 input. Then again, I tried to configure my USB keyboard to play with that, however, to no avail.

BTW, I know there's a GT PSP thread, but the last post in that one is from 2010. Don't feel like bumping it up. :p
 

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I see the advertisement is RAD FLYING THROUGH THE AIR AGRESSIVE

I know it was the standard at the time, but it sounds so silly nowadays.
 

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Out of sheer curiosity I installed a PSP emulator (PPSSPP) on my phone, and started playing the PSP version of Gran Turismo. While the gameplay itself seems a bit confusing, the physics are pretty damn good for a decade and a half old handheld game console. It does make my phone deplete its battery really fast, which is somewhat surprising.

The touchscreen can't replace physical buttons, though, and since the curiosity I was talking about was whether I could play it while my phone is connected to my parents' TV, I'm thinking about getting some sort of controller. I'm probably just gonna pick up something used from the classifieds like the PS3 controller or get something for peanuts from eBay (it can even be a wired controller, as my USB-C to HDMI adaptor also has a USB-A 3 input. Then again, I tried to configure my USB keyboard to play with that, however, to no avail.

BTW, I know there's a GT PSP thread, but the last post in that one is from 2010. Don't feel like bumping it up. :p
The only problem I had with that game was the lack of analog throttle and braking. I loved the roulette style of car shopping.
 

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BTW, I know there's a GT PSP thread, but the last post in that one is from 2010. Don't feel like bumping it up. :p
It's dead much like the GT franchise :p

A shame too, I am sure Kaz was juuust finishing the touches on the steering wheel stitching on the interior of the 176th R34 to be included on GT7 (the only premium one, the rest are standard ones imported from GT4.)
 

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Well, a good thing I don't care about their newer games anyway. If it can't be emulated or played in any other way on PC, I'm not interested in it. I'm not buying a console just to play that one game. :D
 

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I got my XBone just for Forza Horizon 2. Think I played Horizon 3 on it too but quickly moved to PC. It was a decent Blu-ray player in that time too.

Still have my original PSP here, didn't have a huge number of games for it. It came with TOCA Race Driver 2 (played but never liked), then I added Worms Open Warfare (loved it), Twisted Metal: Head On (loved it) and LocoRoco (great gimmick appeal at the time, don't think I'd ever rush to play it again).

I also had Spiderman 2 on UMD, quality was nice but it was a strain to watch it on that screen. It was mostly used for watching stuff downloaded from Google Video and listening to MP3s, I did get the camera module at the end though and I'm keeping hold of it in the hope that it'll be worth something one day.
 
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