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Playstation Portable (PSP) 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by  Ola, Ziggy587, alienjesus, Anapan, nickfil, Jagosaurus & racketboy The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console or handheld that they don’t know much about yet. For those of you that are especially knowledgeable about the featured […]

Games that Defined the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

Presented by Rawblink w/ Racketboy & Ziggy The handheld gaming market has traditionally been in Nintendo’s stronghold for quite a while. There have been a handful of formable opponents over the years, but Sony was the first to give a pretty strong fight (against Nintendo’s DS platform) with their first portable entry, the Playstation Portable. […]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Sony PSP (Playstation Portable) Games

The Sony Playstation Portable was the first big contender to break up Nintendo’s stranglehold on the portable console market in a while.  And while the PSP didn’t quite reach its full potential or wide, mainstream adoption, it had quite a few fans and catered well to a certain gaming demographic (see more in our Best […]

PSP Emulation for PC and Android using PPSSPP

While we typically focus on playing original games on dedicated hardware, we do like to dive into the occasional emulation project to offer us flexibility in our gaming lifestyle. Sony’s Playstaton Portable (PSP) was an interesting portable platform that had some titles that appealed to both retro and modern gamers. PPSSPP is an excellent PSP […]

The Sony PSP Retro Compilation Library

Presented by noiseredux The PSP is no doubt a bit of an emulator powerhouse. But for those of us who are more interested in collecting physical media, it should be noted that the PSP is also a great system to showcase various retro compilations. Considering what a wonderfully cheap handheld it is to collect for […]

The Best Old-School Games of 2007

It seems like every gaming site has their own “Best of the Year” lists, but here at Racketboy, we will be taking a look at the best new games of 2007 that focus either focus on old-school gameplay or are remakes of classic games. With high-powered portables and game downloading services on all the new […]

Castlevania Remakes Coming To PSP

Yet another set of classic games is coming to the PSP — and this time it may be a very big deal. Two of the most popular games in the Castlevania frachise, the until-now-import-only Castlevania X: Rondo of Blood and series highpoint, Symphony of the Night are both being remade in the upcoming Castlevania: The […]

Final Fantasy I & II Coming To PSP

I still find it funny that after all the initial hype of the power of the PSP, the biggest PSP game announcements as of late have been remakes of old games. Anyway, this time around, Final Fantasy I and II are once again making their way to a new device. The PSP version might just […]

Crazy Taxi Coming To The PSP

Nothing like fresh and original content on the PSP. (Ok, that’s my poke at the PSP for the day) Anyway, Sega is bring the Crazy Taxi franchise to the PSP. The new Crazy Taxi title is not a direct port or anything new. Instead it is a freshly developed version that implements the maps from […]

Run Any PS1 Game On A PSP – Hacked Emulator Action!

It turns out the Sony PSP is actually good for something after all! (I kid.) Some ambitious software hackers have cracked Sony’s PS1 emulator for the PSP. Yes, that emulator — the one that is used to play the PS1 games that they sell on their PS3 store. Except for now instead of having to […]

Meta-Review: Gradius Collection – PSP

Even though I’m not particularly interested in the PSP as a whole, it does have a handful of redeeming retro games under its belt, and as I elluded to earlier, Konami’s headlining shmup series is one of the latest additions. With the latest PSP compilation you will receive five beloved Gradius titles in one exciting […]

Metal Slug Collection Announced for PSP

The PSP will soon be recieving a big shot of retro action. During GDC 2006, SNK announced that a Metal Slug Collection will be released for the Sony PSP. It is scheduled for a November 2006 release. This is looking to be the biggest official compilation of Metal Slug games for any system as it […]

Gradius on the Go – TurboExpress, GBA, and PSP

I saw this photo on Flickr and had to share it with you: It shows off three great ways to play Gradius on the go: Gradius – TurboGrafx 16/PC engine game via the TurboExpress/PC Engine GT Gradius Advance/Galaxies – Gameboy Advance Gradius Portable/Collection – Sony PSP Similar Posts From These Categories: Portable Gaming, Gameboy, PSP, […]

Meta-Review: Mega Man Maverick Hunter X for PSP

As you may have noticed Capcom is on a rampage of releases for the PSP. They have also been pushing their Megaman franchise harder than ever. Soon after the MegaMan X Collection for the PS2 and Gamecube, we have Maverick Hunter X for the PSP — essential a remake of the original Megaman X game […]

Power Stone Collection Announced for PSP

Power Stone is one of those great Dreamcast series that I’m surprised that have gone this long without a port to a newer system. But now, Capcom has announced the Power Stone Collection for Sony’s PSP. It will include the following features Ports of both Power Stone and Power Stone 2 Four new characters in […]

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