Sunday, March 30, 2008

TBS Very Funny Texas Hold 'Em on PSP (Flash Game)

This is a flash game I found on the internet that I put on my PSP. There are a lot of flash games that run very slow on the PSP but this one plays surprisingly well.

Here's the link to the game on the internet.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

How to put flash games on your PSP

This tutorial will show you how to put flash games on your PSP. You do not need custom firmware to do this. I recommend you use Firefox to perform the following steps.

Here are the steps:

Step 1.
Search for a flash game and have it running on the page.

Step 2.
Go to "File" > "Save Page As" and save it to the desktop.

Step 3.
Make a new folder in the root of your memory stick duo and name it "FLASH".

Step 4.
Drag the correct .swf file from the web page folder to the "FLASH" folder.

Step 5.
Rename the .swf file to whatever you want. I recommend you keep it short and simple.

Step 6.
Put the memory stick duo back in the PSP

Step 7.
Open the web browser on your PSP and type this address:


You can replace "breakout" with the name of the .swf file you want to open. When the game opens you can save it in your bookmarks.

What is Skype?

A lot of people have been commenting on my "Skype on PSP" video asking questions like: "What is Skype?", "Is is free?", "Do I need a microphone?", "How can people call me?", "How do I get Skype on my PSP?", "Why can't I get Skype on my PSP?". Well, this post aims to answer all those questions.

What is Skype?
Skype allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet to other Skype users free of charge and to landlines and cell phones for a fee.

Is it free?
Yes and no. Calling other Skype users on their computers, PSPs, and other Skype enabled devices is absolutely free. On the other hand, calling landlines and cell phones costs a small amount of moola. Click here to see the prices.

Do I need a microphone?
Yes, you need the PSP headset and remote. The remote came with the original PSP but not the Slim. You can buy the PSP Headset Kit for Skype at Gamestop or Amazon, which includes both the headset and remote.

How can people call me?
There are two different ways people can call you. The first way is calling you from Skype on their computer, PSP, or other Skype device. Secondly, people can call your SkypeIn number from any phone, which is basically the same as a regular phone number, but this feature will cost extra. Click here to see how much the SkypeIn number costs.

How do I get Skype on my PSP?
Skype is included in the latest PSP Slim/2000 firmware update. If you have WiFi then you can update by going to the settings on your PSP and clicking "Network Update". If you don't have WiFi then you can update by going here and following the instrcutions at the bottom of the page (This requires either the PSP USB cable or a Memory Stick Duo reader).

Why can't I get Skype on my PSP?
If you can't get it on your PSP then you most probably don't have a Slim/2000 series PSP. It will not work with the old PSP 1000 series PSPs. You probably think it's because Sony doesn't care about the people that bought the original PSP. Well, that's not the case. The reason it doesn't work is that the original PSP doesn't have enough RAM to run Skype.

Hopefully that answers all your questions but if it doesn't then feel free to ask a question in the comments. For more information on Skype, click here.

Wii Virtual Console Update

Here are the newest additions to the Wii Virtual Console:

ing's Knight

System: NES®
Genre: Shooter
Original Release: 1989
Wii Points: 500


System: Genesis
Genre: Sports
Original Release: 1991
Wii Points: 800

For more information about these games visit the Wii Virtual Console Site.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sony PSP 3000?!

The label pictured above was found in the PSP manuals section of the Playtation site indicating that there might be another PSP revision in the future. Here is the direct link to the picture on the Playstation site. If there is indeed another PSP redesign in the future then hopefully it will look like the one pictured below.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WiiWare Preview

As some of you already know, WiiWare has been released in Japan. While we wait for the release here in the US, here are some videos I put together showing what you can expect from WiiWare:

WiiWare Trailer

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as King

StarSoldier R

Mojipittan Wii

Dr. Mario

Okiraku Ping Pong

Defend Your Castle

Pokemon Farm

Gamespot Video Review: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Game Description:

CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- for the PSP is an action-RPG revolving around the story of Zack, who had already passed on to the Lifestream in FFVII. The mysteries left behind from FFVII will finally be revealed in this exciting chapter.

Gamespot rating: 9.0 Editor's Choice

Click here for the full review.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

PSP Slim Skype Headset Kit Pre-Order

The PSP Skype Headset Kit is now available for pre-order for $19.99. It will be officially released on April 15th. Click one of the links below to pre-order:


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wii Virtual Console Update

Here are the newest additions to the Wii Virtual Console:


System: NES®
Genre: Action, Adventure
Original Release: 1987
Wii Points: 500


System: SNES®
Genre: Shooter
Original Release: 1991
Wii Points: 800

For more information about these games visit the Wii Virtual Console Site.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Super Mario: The Last GBA Quest (Homebrew GBA Game)

Here's the game description:

"SUPER MARIO : The Last GBA Quest" is a platform game starring Mario on Gameboy Advance System.
There are 7 levels, each one contain one hidden PA coin.
You need to find all of these PA coins to go to the 8th level and rescue Peach.

Story :

A month after Mario Galaxy Adventures, Princess Peach had been captured by a mysterious bad guy. Go Mario! Save Peach again!

How to play :

Into world Map :
Left and Right to select level.
A/START to begin the selected level.

Into a level :
Left & Right to Move
Down to enter in a Warp Pipe
B to run or shoot a fireball (only when you are Fire Mario)
A to jump

Secret :
If you are Super Mario you can jump higher if you press down+A

Since this is a .gba game, you will need to have a slot-2 card to play.

To more info and to download go here.

Thanks to the game creators: Omg and YodaJr

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wii Shop Channel Update

A new update for the Wii Shop Channel is now available. Here's the description:

"An update to your Wii Shop Channel is now available. This update is needed in order to access WiiWare games launching later this spring."

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gamespot Video Review: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword

Game Description:

Uncover all the mysteries of Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword as you fight enemy ninjas and battle various fiends while taking on the role of Master Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, in an all new storyline for the Nintendo DS.

Gamespot rating: 8.5

Click here for the full review.

Guitar Hero for DS

Guitar Hero: On Tour will be released this summer for the DS. It will include a guitar grip that plugs into the GBA slot. It seems that either the grip will come in two different versions or it will be for DS Lite only. The game will be played with the DS sideways and it will include a guitar pick to be used on the touchscreen. The gameplay will be pretty much the same as the console versions. Check out the video below:

Click here to read the full article on IGN.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dr. Phil in "Phone Booth"

What would happen if Dr. Phil took the place of Colin Farrell in the movie "Phone Booth"? This was made with the Dr. Phil and Phone Booth soundboards.

PSP firmware 3.93 released & 20 new radio players

A new firmware update was released today. Nothing major, it just expands support for Playstation network titles. Also, the Internet Radio has 20 new radio players and is now organized by more specific genres. To download one of the new radio players, on your PSP go to Network > Internet Radio > About Internet Radio > Adding an Internet radio player.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mr. Rogers kidnapps Dr. Phil's kitty

Mr. Rogers calls Dr. Phil to tell him that he's kidnapped Phil's kitty. This was made with the Dr. Phil and Mr. Rogers soundboards.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Judge Judy in "Phone Booth"

What would happen if Judge Judy took the place of Colin Farrell in the movie "Phone Booth"? This was made with the Judge Judy and Phone Booth soundboards.

Skype headset for PSP in April

The Skype headset for the Sony PSP Slim/2000 will be coming out in April for the retail price of $20. This will include the headset and remote that you currently have to purchase separately. The headset will also work with SOCOM and other voice enabled games.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pocket Physics v0.6 - Homebrew Physics Simulator for NDS

This is a homebrew physics simulator for DS called Pocket Physics. I'm using it on the r4ds. For more information and to download Pocket Physics visit the Pocket Physics site.

Here are the changes in this release:

v0.6 (2008-03-15)

  • Massive speed optimizations!
  • Fixed the "explosion" bug
  • As a side effect of this fix, results are now 100% reproducible
  • Moved to Box2D 2.0 (Box2D now has official DS support!)
  • Deleting sketches in the loading dialog
  • Objects that fall out of the world are no longer simulated
  • .PP files now have a single root elemnt => XML compliance
  • An author tag is added to the .PP files
  • Pins now snap to the center of gravity of shapes
  • There is a separate version that doesn not save screenshots for people with saving problems with the SuperCard Lite

Thanks to Tobias Weyand for this great homebrew!

Wii Virtual Console Update

Here are the newest additions to the Wii Virtual Console:

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure

System: SNES®
Genre: Action, Import
Original Release: 1996
Wii Points: 900

Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu

System: Genesis
Genre: Puzzles, Import
Original Release: 1994
Wii Points: 900

For more information about these games visit the Wii Virtual Console Site.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gamespot Video Review: Professor Layton

Game Description:

In Professor Layton and the Curious Village, you'll tackle over 130 puzzles as you unravel the mysteries of the village. Puzzles range from mazes and riddles to logic and sliding puzzles. Touch Screen controls make working through puzzles fun for players of all skill levels, and new puzzles are available weekly for download via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Fully voiced animated scenes bring the story to life, while the eccentric villagers and the hand-drawn art provide a charm that appeals to gamers and non-gamers alike.

Gamespot rating: 9.0 Editor's Choice

Click here for the full review.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hulu now open to the public!

Hulu went public today along with tons more content and a whole new look. Hulu has added a movie section with about 80 movies including All Dogs Go To Heaven 1&2, Ice Age, Three Amigos!, and Planet of the Apes. They added a few new feature including sorting shows by genre and rating helpfulness of reviews. Overall Hulu has undergone a total transformation overnight. What are you waiting for?! Go sign up and start watching!

Go to Hulu now!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hulu launching tomorrow!

That's right. will be making it's public debut tomorrow (March 12th), so no more begging for invites. Hulu also announced that it will be adding more content including full length movies. Some of the new additions will include:

The Usual Suspects
Requiem for a Dream
Ice Age

TV Shows:
The Incredible Hulk
Babylon 5
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Welcome Back Kotter
The Dick Van Dyke Show

They'll also be adding NBA, NHL, and NCAA highlights. Hulu said in a statement that it will offer free videos from more than 50 top broadcast and cable networks, movie studios and Web content providers when it launches.

Update: Apparently, Hulu will offer about 100 movies at launch!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Gamespot Video Review: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Game Description:

Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii. Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Series makes a special appearance in this title for the Wii game system. The new Smash Bros. will include a number of new playable characters such as Meta Knight from the Kirby games, Pit from Kid Icarus, Zero Suit Samus (i.e. Samus without her armour) from Metroid: Zero Mission, Wario and, most unexpectedly, Solid Snake from Metal Gear and Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega's loveable blue blur! The Nintendogs also make an appearance, although only as an item for obscuring the screen, and each character now seems to have some gigantic new special attacks that take up the whole screen.. Not only will the game have an online mode but it is the only major Nintendo title to use the “shell” controller by default rather than the Wii remote.

Gamespot rating: 9.5 Editor's Choice

Click here for the full review.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I'm now on

I'll now be uploading my videos to as well as YouTube. It should provide a better quality video than Youtube and you can also download the original video files. Check out my channel here.

Wii Virtual Console Update

Here are the newest additions to the Wii Virtual Console:

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

System: N64®
Genre: Action
Original Release: 2000
Wii Points: 1,000


System: TurboGrafx16
Genre: Shooter
Original Release: 1990
Wii Points: 600

Super Turrican

System: SNES®
Genre: Action, Adventure
Original Release: 1993
Wii Points: 800

For more information about these games visit the Wii Virtual Console Site.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mario Kart Wii Trailer

Here's a video of Mario Kart for the Nintendo Wii from GDC 2008:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Improve YouTube video quality

Frankly, YouTube's video quality stinks! Well, you can improve the quality of YouTube videos with the Better YouTube Firefox extension. Better YouTube Enhances YouTube with Greasemonkey user scripts, that offer options like the FlowPlayer "doesn't start till you hit play" viewer, clean "theater" view, higher res videos, and links to download the video automatically. See full user script developer credits and links and post questions and bugs at the extension homepage, Here is a before and after video quality comparison:



If you're convinced then click here to install it. After you install it, you'll have to enable the "YouTube HD" option. To do this go to > Tools > Add-ons and under "Better Youtube" click "Options" then check the box that says "YouTube HD". Enjoy the new and improved YouTube :-)

Wii TV Guide Channel Video

Here's a video of the previously mentioned Japanese TV Guide Channel for Wii. See previous post for more info.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

TV Guide Channel for Wii in Japan

Nintendo has released a new channel for the Wii in Japan. The TV Guide channel allows you to control your TV with the wiimote and surf through the channels with an on screen guide. You can also share favorites with friends, see what's popular and even get email or SMS alerts 30 minutes before a show starts. Sadly, this channel won't be coming to the US.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, says

Nintendo went forward with the project because a TV Guide Network-like service similar to what Nintendo is offering didn't exist. (TV in Japan is notoriously weird: in the past, PCs and TVs had to be fitted with an array of tuners to get all channels).

There are no plans to bring something like this to the United States at the moment, he said, but Nintendo is always looking around. "There are other channel opportunities," he said. "They may look like games. They may not look like games."

Take a look at the screenshots below.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Updated on 3/05/08

Chumby Video

Here's a video I found on YouTube demonstrating the features of the Chumby. If you don't know what a Chumby is then take a look at my previous post explaining what it is.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Another GrandCentral Invite

Want to manage all your phone calls in one place? Well, Google GrandCentral is for you. You get a single phone number that forwards to all of your phones, giving you one number for life. There are tons of features included with GrandCentral such as call screening, call recording, call blocking, and much more. Best of all, it's totally free! Currently, GrandCentral is in private beta but I'm giving away a GrandCentral invite to the first person to answer the following question correctly. For more information on GrandCentral and all it's amazing features go here.

What is the name of the video game system pictured below and in what year was it released?

Hint: Darken the picture to reveal a clue.

Post your answer along with your name and email (required for me to send the invite) in the comments below. The first person to answer correctly gets the invite. I'll update the post after I send out the invite. Good luck :-)

Update: You are correct Aaron, it is the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first video game console, released in the fall of 1972. It appears that GrandCentral no longer allows users to send out invites but I can send you an invite to Hulu instead if you like. If you haven't already done so, then you can sign up for an invite on the GrandCentral site by clicking on the "Reserve" button. It didn't take too long for me to get mine.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Gamespot Video Review: Patapon

Game Description:

Enter the fun, colorful world of the Patapons, a small, yet brave noble tribe. Behind the Patapons' cute exterior, lies a fierce warrior spirit that can only be commanded by the beat of your war drum.

For years the Patapon tribe has lived in the desolate frontier, driven from their home by the evil Zigoton army. The Patapons wait for the day that the "rhythm god" will return, to bring them back to their homeland, to defeat their enemies and to lead them to the edge of their world. Finally, their wait has come to an end; the drums of war are heard once again. You have returned!

For the first time, the rhythm and action genres are fused into one incredible experience. Lead a small lost tribe to the edge of their world with the beat of your war drum and grow them into an army of warriors. Using simple drum beats, command your tribe to march, attack, and defend themselves against fierce beasts, gigantic monsters, and the evil Zigoton army. Watch as your tribe grows in strength and numbers as they progress through this colorful adventure. Unlock a variety of warrior types from infantry to cavalry, archers to spear-men and maximize them for battle with a variety of weapon and shield upgrades. Discover the tribal beat of war!

Gamespot rating: 9.0 Editor's Choice

Click here for the full review.