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Sega Classics On PSN, Set To Entice New PSP Go Owners

If you haven't checked out the Store since its update yesterday and you're a die-hard Sega fan, you're totally missing out. All aboard the nostalgia train!

As revealed at the PlayStation Blog, Sega community manager Julian Mehlfeld has listed the new PSP Go offerings on the PSN: we've got Alien Syndrome, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (everyone remember how we all loved Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast?), Crush, Full Auto: Battlelines (if you're a Twisted Metal fan, you should definitely check it out), the awesome Sega Genesis Collection (formerly released on the PS2), Iron Man, Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, and lastly, Super Monkey Ball Adventure (hearken back to the GameCube). Sega is definitely handing out the old-school gems to new PSP Go owners and of course, you can always give 'em a try on the PSP-3000, too. Many have questioned the $250 price tag for Sony's new handheld, but with all this content - and the rumors that it may fall to $199 this holiday season - you may want to seriously consider a purchase. Or, if you're already a PSP owner, you might want to think about an upgrade, even though we don't yet have a conversion program for switching your UMD libraries over to digital format.  That's coming soon.

So anyway, if you loved the old Sega Genesis - and who didn't? - these are all games you're familiar with, and you'll likely want to revisit them...unless, for some weird reason, you've still got the cartridges somewhere.

10/2/2009 12:40:23 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (33 posts)

Hezzron
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 12:52:37 PM
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"...even though we don't yet have a conversion program for switching your UMD libraries over to digital format. That's coming soon."

I thought that was dropped completely. Sony announced they're no longer looking into that possibility.

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Hezzron
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 12:56:02 PM

http://tgs.gamespot.com/story/6230410/no-umd-conversion-for-psp-go

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 1:02:43 PM
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I prey they put Segas best masterpiece up, Shenmue. The 1st innovative, realistic game world and a bench mark for storytelling and just about anything game wise.

It seems to be all about arcade games at mo...here's hoping.

How about a game of Lucky Hit whilst we wait?

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 5:25:34 PM

pray*

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 2:02:47 PM
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Now you all be able to get Skies of Arcadia!

This is awesome!

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Alienange
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 7:05:37 PM

Huh? That's not announced.

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Titch1794
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 2:21:20 PM
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'AWESOME' apart from the fact that USA have a much better PSN Store than UK. ='(
I created a new user and tried to make it in a USA version but I couldnt sign up. I could look around the Store but I couldnt download anything (which sucks so bad). You even get Spyro 2 which I miss. Why can't the UK get the same treatment as USA?

On the plus side......wow about the SEGA games

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Highlander
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 3:03:08 PM

Buy a US PSN card from an online US retailer and then you're home free to download anything you can afford on your PSN card.

Is Sony ever releases PSN cards in the UK, I shall be doing the same in reverse...

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Jawknee
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 5:37:31 PM

What does the UK store have that we don't?

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Highlander
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:13:11 PM

The European SingStore.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 2:45:12 PM
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Meh, Wii owners have had access to Sega classics since Nov 2006. Not may of them are even worth it.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 3:00:13 PM
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Why the hell would any current PSP owner make the switch to the Go? It's an overpriced hand "cramper". I'm quite content with my PSP1000 that plays all the same games the Go can play. The $250 dollars that could be spent on the Go can be used for far better things (GAMES).

Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 10/2/2009 3:01:11 PM

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Highlander
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 3:08:56 PM

It's a teeny tiny pocket sized hand cramper for people with small hands.

Think about that - small hands - in other words kids, women, and folks in countries that are on average shorter and lighter than Americans...

:D

Last edited by Highlander on 10/2/2009 3:09:16 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 3:34:55 PM

Don't see many women or kids with PSPs, you've got me on the smaller people thing though; damn you.

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Hezzron
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 5:42:39 PM

I agree LV. I think the PSP Go is just a risky experiment by Sony. It just doesn't add up.

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Highlander
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:14:51 PM

@LV

Folks in Japan are on average shorter, lighter and have smaller skeletons. In other words, they are better suited to a smaller device than we chubby fingered westerners.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 4:19:15 AM

Highlander with your reasoning explain to me why the PSPGo is not an Asian only platform. I understand they're on average smaller than us Western folk.

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Highlander
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 4:33:11 AM

@LV,

Alright - women and children. The very people spending money on the Wii and DS. Sony wants to hook in some of the iPhone/iPod/iTouch generation, and the PSP Go is it's effort to do that. Not only may it be more comfortable in the smaller hands of people in other countries, but also in the smaller hands of women and kids.

Sony would love to capture a decent amount of the female gamer market, and a pocket sized music/video player that also does games could be just the ticket.

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___________
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 9:09:37 AM

there trying to compell kids and women to buy the go.
there trying to compete with the DSI than price it at 450 AUD.
thats logic for ya.
its like saying to someone i really want you to buy this, so they go to buy it than you tell them sorry its not available to you.
they killed any sales when they announced the price.
it does less than the 1000 it has a smaller screen and its 150 AUD more

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Esco_san
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 9:23:10 AM

ha does less than the 1000? your an idiot. I own one and it's worth it. it's actually a bundle but people don't read these days. i got the pspgo, the media go software which is a lifesaver for people without wifi or ps3's. i got rockband unplugged and patapon 2 (DEMO) in my pack. people get informed for 16gb built in with multi-functional blutooth that alone has most phones ipod and zue much more expensive than this. if it's not you don't buy it but stop lying about the system, try it 1st. most people i let try mine changed their tone immediately from it'll be crap to i want one but can't see myself downloading everything. now that's reasonable

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 12:48:46 PM

@Esco_san

If you're going to be calling people idiots the least you could do is form complete sentences. Your grammar is atrocious; I normally wouldn't point it out but come on.


Anything the PSPGo does over my 1000 is nothing that warrants $250. I have the hands of a man and I enjoy my bigger screen.

Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 10/3/2009 12:49:24 PM

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Esco_san
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 6:08:50 PM

no offense limitedvertigo but no one was addressing you or you lame i have no comeback so jump on his grammar. my grammar aint so bad since you got my point mr hands of a man. i have huge hands and the system in no way cramps. grow up and enjoy your 1000. i on the other hand will enjoy my pspgo until you can intelligently tell me why the system and bundled items are worthless. problem is you can't cause it be opinion not fact. and yes the nameless poster is an idiot to claim a Go and 1000 do all the same things. prove me wrong oh mighty grammar teacher.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 6:57:05 PM

@Esco_san

I never claimed you were addressing me, did I? Correct I do understand the vague point you seem to be trying to express. However I didn't respect it or value it in any way thanks to your limited vocabulary. Maybe you should put more emphasis on getting people to value your words, not simply to understand them.

My argument was in regards to why anyone that owns a PSP would make the switch to the PSPGo, I've already made my point in other posts; I suggest you read them.

I've yet to see anyone say the PSPGo and any bundles are worthless. You must be having delusions.

Congratulations on not getting cramps from using the PSPGo, you must be an anomaly in contrast to the dozens of reviews and current PSP users' comments about the system being too small for most people's hands.

Keep hiding behind the "It's my opinion" defense with nothing valid to add to the conversation.

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___________
Sunday, October 04, 2009 @ 7:28:35 AM

name 1 thing besides bluetooth and pause games that the psp go can do that the 3000 cant.
and is that feature worth 150 bucks?
did not think so.
your the idiot.
PSP IS FOR PLAYING GAMES and 99% of people wont have a large enough download limit or fast enough net to download half the games they want.
what would you rather, spend 20 minutes driving to the store and back and grab a game.
or spend 3 hours downloading it?
the answers quite obvious to me.
also im worried how the sliding screen will age, ive had quite a few sliding phones and after a years of use or so it either goes loose and wont stay open or goes stiff and is awkward to close.
but heh its your money if you want to flush it down the loo thats fine by me.

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Naga
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 4:18:11 PM
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Shame its only over at America

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Alienange
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 7:08:09 PM
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250 bux so I can play old classics? Too much.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 9:03:49 PM
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I picked mine up yesterday, my 3000 UMD drive failed on me a month ago, so I needed it, the BT headset on Resistance Retribution is awesome, the tethering worked quite well (with iPhone 3G) at my schools homecoming game tonight, in the middle of nowhere, its surrounded by corn fields no joke, I think its very ergonomic, u have to actually hold it to get an accurate vote, I dont regret it. Warrants its price, u just have to get some time with it, itll grow on you, I like the grips on the back. Very helpful.

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556pineapple
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 1:47:59 AM
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Oh, don't worry Ben. I've still got my Genesis hooked up and a bunch of cartridges ready to go whenever I want. ;)

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___________
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 3:02:36 AM
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no Luigi :(
and wheres my donkey kong!
looks like those leaked sega notes may be true after all.

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frylock25
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:02:59 PM

you expect Luigi and Donkey Kong from Sega on Playstation? wtf?

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___________
Sunday, October 04, 2009 @ 7:29:39 AM

meh thats what a few to many drinks do to you.

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xStatiCa
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:14:13 AM
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Their pricing is too expensive. $16 for Alien Syndrome? I played it on the Amiga back in the 80's. It was a good game for the time but there is no way I am paying more than $4 or $5 for it.

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xStatiCa
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:14:13 AM
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Dup. removed.

Last edited by xStatiCa on 10/3/2009 8:14:33 AM

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