And we thought chivalry was dead: Joseph Szadkowski of The Washington Times last week wrote a veritable love letter to the PSP wherein he refreshes our memory of why we first picked up our PSPs: top-tier games and video playback. The release of well-reviewed titles like Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, Daxter, and Exit have no doubt boosted all our confidence in Sony’s sleek handheld, although recent news of the impending death of movies on UMD may have dampened our spirits just a tad.

A fair bit of warning: the article reads a bit like a promotional piece--despite its complaints of “flip-flopping aspect ratios”--so we’d have to take the serenade with a smidgen of rudimentary caution. However, we like the fact that 2006 is shaping up to be a great year for the PSP. Considering many of us were close to throwing in the towel from a debut year of minor disappointments, it’s nice to finally get some payback.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.