gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

A 4gb MSPD, all you need for your hacked PSP

Firmware hacked PSP. Check.
A wealth of homebrew software, games and emulators. Check.
A stash of backed up games so you can leave those delicate UMDs at home. Check.
A couple of ripped DVD movies for in-flight entertainment. Check.
And a few dozen albums for good measure. Check.
Somewhere to put it all? D’oh!

There really isn’t anything more important in a PSP than storage, and with the new PSP Slim out with no flashy onboard micro-drive or any such thing the only way you’re going to get that storage is with a somewhat pricey Memory Stick Pro Duo. Complain all you want about SONYs proprietary storage formats, but if your PSP had an SD slot you would be stuck fast with a pitiful 2gb of storage now and would have to sacrifice some of the above. Hear that SONY? You win, this time.

I’ll be taking a look at some 4gb Memory Stick Pro Duo offerings soon to see if flashy brand names and speed ratings really do make a difference.

Friday, September 21st, 2007, Computer Gaming.