The Ferret respects John Davison, editorial supremo from Ziff Davis games. Not just because he’s a Brit, but because he ‘gets it’. So when he says that he thinks Sony’s new games console is – quote – ‘the start of something really big’ (his emphasis), then we sit up and take notice. Hey, and he says he’ll eat his son’s trainers if he’s wrong, so that can’t be bad can it?
I have this little flutter of excitement in the pit of my stomach that I’ve not felt since I first saw the PS2…Lots has been written about how mind-bendingly good the PSP screen is, but it wasn’t until I played Need For Speed for a while that I really understood it It’s not like squinting down at your phone, it’s a big wide window into the game that’s big enough for you to let your eyes tune out anything else you’re looking at. The result is complete and total immersion…Screw the movies and the music, the PSP is a kick-ass games machine, and already looks like it will be as significant culturally as the iPod.