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Sony got a lot of things right with its 5.0 firmware update for the PSP, with the PlayStation Store and its direct downloads making a long awaited appearance, but it looks to have caused a bit of a problem for folks with high-capacity Memory Sticks -- namely, it was reporting that 8GB or 16GB cards...

October 22nd 2008 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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Sony's official blog says PSP firmware 4.05, out now, contains "other features" in addition to a couple new music visualizers, but it's not clear what they are, apart from a slightly tweaked XMB animation if you've got a wallpaper set up. Go forth and download -- let us know if there's anything ear...

July 14th 2008 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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There's no indication of an exact release date just yet, but word just dropped on the official PlayStation blog that the PSP will be getting a boost to firmware version 4.00 "soon." That'll bring with it the addition of Google search directly form the XMB interface, which Sony says "replicates the G...

June 16th 2008 at 4:09pm 0 Comments
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OK, Mr. Big Shot, so you already knew about the new, DivX-sporting PS3 firmware 2.1 going live today. But that's only because you read Joystiq. Never forget: We gave you that knowledge, and we can take it away. ... OK, so we can't do that. But we're working on it.Perhaps a little more of a surprise...

December 18th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome, new PSP-2000 owners to the wonderful world of PSP firmware upgrades. For the uninitiated, these are incremental improvements to the PSP's brain that are supposedly to make the system better, but really just make life more difficult for hackers trying to put homebrew software on their syste...

September 11th 2007 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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It looks like (legally) downloadable PSP games could maybe, possibly be getting ever so slightly closer to reality, as a Sony-made ISO loader has reportedly been discovered in the latest firmware update for the handheld. The current speculation is that the loader, discovered by the prolific Dark_Ale...

July 2nd 2007 at 7:38pm 0 Comments
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It may not be the long-rumored PSP redesign, but if you've got a PSP, it underwent a secret upgrade last month when you installed firmware 3.50. Sure, Remote Play is nice, but what you'd really like is a PSP that's instantly 25% faster. We're not talking about fancy new UMD drives, or faster proces...

June 22nd 2007 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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Pornography addicts, rejoice! No longer is your extensive collection of graphic pornography shackled to your 1.80 PS3, as the new 3.50 firmware for the PSP has upgraded the Remote Play feature to work over the internet. Now, anytime you're near a WiFi connection and the need for pornography (or, we...

May 31st 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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An old skeleton from the PSP closet has come back to haunt Sony as their 2.81 lockdown has come to an end thanks to the ongoing efforts of the PSP homebrew community. Famed PSP hacker Fanjita has taught an old crack a new trick as the Grand Theft Auto saved game exploit has once again brought Sony's...

January 26th 2007 at 7:55am 0 Comments
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Our PSP-obsessed friends at PSP Fanboy spend their nights alone, checking the PSP's Network Update functionality constantly, hoping for some new firmware code to drop. Their eyes glaze over and the process becomes a primal ritual, their calloused thumbs repeating the strokes from memory. Last night,...

November 21st 2006 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Sony has released its new PSP firmware 2.80 update today. You can download it using the Network Update feature in your PSP.When updating, the firmware reads it contains the following features: You can now download video and image content under [RSS Channel]; You can now register devices via...

July 27th 2006 at 3:08am 0 Comments