The PSP rocks like Elvis. Seriously sweet device. It made my most recent business trip far more enjoyable than such things have a right to be. Nice bit of symmetry -- the original Wipeout was the game that made me pick the Sony Playstation over the Sega Saturn back in 1995. I was a console gamer during the Atari 2600 / Odyssey II / Intellivision era, and continued on through the Colecovision, then college and the Crash happened and I lost interest. I completely opted out of the era of Nintendo's dominance, missing out entirely on the NES and SNES, so the sentimental attachment gamers of that era have to properties like Mario, Zelda, StreetFighter, and all that other stuff is completely absent in me. My touchstones are the old Activision, Odyssey II, Midway, and Atari games of the 80s. And Wipeout. Oh yes, Wipeout, and how it warms my heart to see the old gal as one of the launch kingpin titles on the new PSP.
I even watched Spiderman 2 in my hotel room, on the PSP's remarkably bright, clear screen. I'd somehow managed to miss it in theatres, so it was nice to have it in the PSP bundle.
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fattening of the poor.
— Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”