The ESRB has recently rated 13 brand new PSP titles and one of them has certainly turned some heads.

The very name of the game is a hint: if you check this particular ESRB listing , you'll notice that "Finger Connection" has been rated and the implication is obvious. Okay, so the title is quirky and interesting but the primary point of interest is the possibility of a touchscreen for the PSP, or perhaps they're referring to an upgrade for the PSP Go. Then again, we've all heard semi-confirmed reports of the PSP2 and the whispers of a PSP Phone of some kind persist. There are several possibilities but now it seems inevitable that Sony will go the touchscreen route with their handheld unit, and the question is, do the consumers want this? It's not exactly the iPad but it seems that such technology is awfully popular these days, and it'll be interesting to have for certain games. The description of this one reads:

"This is a multiplayer party game in which players spin a wheel that tells them to place their fingers on colored spots on a board. Players lose if their hands become too twisted to place their finger on the chosen spot."

Cool! A virtual Twister! Why do we get the feeling we'll have to put the unit down and stand over it so we can manipulate all our fingers accordingly? …this is starting to get a vaguely sexual connotation… Well, whatever; we still have to keep an eye out for the touchscreen addition to Sony's portable.

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CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
11 years ago

first?

CHAOS THEORY X
CHAOS THEORY X
11 years ago

yes!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Is Wayne Brady gonna hafta choke a b*tch?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

DON'T.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

i honestly thought this comment would disappear. Ben you must be in a good mood


Last edited by frylock25 on 4/14/2010 12:40:25 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Ben lets us go off on tangents and use a lot of pervasive wording (World)…it's only fair he allows someone to play the dumbass.

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

plus someone has to be used as an example. imagine if we had to berate every PSXE n00b individually?

Silent_J
Silent_J
11 years ago

First in a while to get kicked out lol.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

So much fingering…

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

and touching…….


Last edited by Victor321 on 4/13/2010 9:52:06 PM

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

For some strange reason, I saw Herbert holding a device shaped like Chris Griffin. (Shudders)

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm not gay.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

ok so i'm not the only one who laughed when they read "finger connection"?
*snicker*

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i didn't laugh. i thought of ET. um…

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

They'd be fools NOT to go the touch screen route. When your competition is kicking your ass, it's time to sit up and take notice of what they're doing right and what you're doing wrong.

Touch screen, phone and a second nub! Why is that so hard for Sony to figure out??

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

I say that the next PSP (PSP 2) will have touch screen.But you're right, every thing uses touch these days, they'd be insane to not get into that with a portable device such as the PSP. The friggen DS uses it for crying out loud!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I hate touch screen but if it's going to take that feature for Sony to be more competitive in the handheld market I'll learn to accept it.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

MGS Touch is fun. 🙂

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Foy Sony's sake, this better be something for the PSP2. So far the PSP Go has been a huge failure, and touchscreen support simply cannot save it.

I fear that if the PSP suffers another failure Sony's entire handheld effort may be doomed.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

PSPgo isn't a failure. Not sure here you came up with that, but whatever. If you dont like it, thats fine. I know that not everyone will like everything, but that is a bit much to say it's a failure.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Maybe failue is a strong word, but it certainly hasn't done very well. The high price point and digital distribution really soured the deal for most consumers. While the DS, (every damn variation of it,) are flying off the shelves I have only seen a handful of Gos sold at the Gamestop I work at. And from what I've heard it's like that everywhere else.

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

It's very hard to find sales figures for the Go vs. the regular PSP, but some website had an article a few months ago and the sales of the Go were truly dismal. Something like 10% of total PSP sales.

VicTheMighty
VicTheMighty
11 years ago

I love the GO haha. I didn't use my 3000 since I got it.

Pretty much just as big as my Omnia II and I use it as my main MP3 and Video player. Screen looks clearer and sharper since its the same resolution for a bit smaller screen too. Disgaea portable got me hooked bad 😀

That and DoA paradise LOL gotta love black jack with moaning japanese women XD XD XD

gumbi
gumbi
11 years ago

cool. i think the xmb would work really well with touch controls. especially if you can do the flick/scroll thing.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
11 years ago

Lol the sexual side of this is hilarious, but it sounds like an interesting concept. I don't know if I'd like it… And I don't know if I'd go out for it. And it seems like people would go nuts over it. Touchscreen? Hell yeah. But for me? Not so much… I never got into the whole touchscreen thing. It's just iffy with me.
Although, I'd give it a shot, I suppose.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Touchscreen computers are pointless IMO. It takes more movement to swipe at a screen than it does to flip the wrist with a mouse and click. Touchsceen has a place where mice aren't available (cellphones/handhelds).

NeoHumpty
NeoHumpty
11 years ago

I'd be all over a psp phone. They'd have to do it right to make me give up my Blackberry, though.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

It doesn't take much to outdo a crackberry.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

But it would probably cost ALOT. Why do prepaid phones cost WAY more then what they cost to make?

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

OH no…
You better not let Valve anywhere near it then, cause their boss Gabe, usually tends to eat everything he touches.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I thought you were going to say he'd get hamburger grease on the screen.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

ha ha ha. its funny cuz its probably true. the psps shape has an almost candy bar shape… gabe might get confused if it gets chocolate on it or something…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You too Saint….just have to be a meanie towards Gabey pooh. He's a brilliant man, so what if he orders mega extra portions. I mean come on he's an ugly guy, why not be fat too.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yea if your going to be fat and ugly may as well go all out and super size everything.

It's those small things in life that make life worth living 🙂

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
11 years ago

I hope it's a phone, not a psp2, I really dont think we need a psp2, there's too much potential for the current generation.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

i think it would be awesome if they did incorporate that kind of thing. it may not have to be used all the time but the option of it being there opens up a lot of potential. weather or not i will get one based on the touch screen i dont know. i have a psp-2000 and there arent enough games comin out even at this point that i really want. there are some but there needs to be more. damn piracy

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I can't wait to reach into my pocket while asking.

"Yeah, want to play Finger Connection?"

StangMan80
StangMan80
11 years ago

Hey E3 is June 15-17 can't wait its going to be very interresting.

PS This touch screen crap better be optional some games it just wont work with.
This is when of the resons I hate the DS.


Last edited by StangMan80 on 4/13/2010 11:45:52 PM

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Don't take out anything, just give it the touchscreen and im good.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

How could you add a touch screen to something that doesn't have it?

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

The PSP2? With Nintendo already announcing the DS's successor, Sony might not be to far behind.

I hope they just put in a 2nd nub.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

well cell phones didnt use them in any way. computers didnt. just because you dont think it would work it just might. i wouldnt want to see it used as the main control scheme but it could be innovative. just like the motion controlls in the ds3. it doesnt have to be a mainfeature but being there leaves fun ideas.

think of the music games. that dj hero infact could benifit from the touchscreen psp if those moneywhores wanted to milk that. touch screen opens the ability to add buttons any where and whenever a devolper wants.


Last edited by frylock25 on 4/14/2010 12:25:20 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

What world is saying is the PSP is not designed or able to use touch screen so how is it even possible to be discussing this in regards to the original PSP or PSPGo.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Thank you LV.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

PSP Go is a rip off in a way. $250 bucks for a gaming system where you do not own a hardcopy of the game. Unless they adjust the price or let us upload the UMD games to the PSP Go. We'll have to pay the full price for a game you technically do not own.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Well those that don't want the Go still have the 3000 to buy. Some people like the smaller size and lack of a UMD drive. Having more choices is nice and I see the Go as Sony's testing of the digital download market for the eventual PSP2.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

The Go is costly but its tempting. I love playing my PS1 classics on my PSP. Something smaller and lighter then my 1000 like the GO would be cool. But i won't play $250 for it.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@LV – Precisely!

VicTheMighty
VicTheMighty
11 years ago

Well it does have 16gb of intern memory. So far it sells well when I tell the people that the card (16gb) is sold for about 100$ when the price of the GO is only 80$ more than the 3000 (core). Of course those are the prices here in Quebec so I don't know how that applies to you people.

And you also get a USB cable with the GO… That is an extra 10$ for the 3000 and right now we have promotions and stuff like free psp Go case with it worth 20$… So when you look at it like that it ain't that much more expensive.


Last edited by VicTheMighty on 4/14/2010 10:04:50 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Touchscreen? Why not? As long as the other standard controls are still there. I can't stand devices that remove the conventional controls in favor of touch screen. Touch screen is a terrible method for controlling conventional games. Sure it has it's place, but it's hardly universal, so by all means add the feature, but keep the rest of the controls.

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