im just as excited about the DS coming out as everyone else, and i cant wait for the PSP to come out either. this being mainly a moding board, i think we should talk about the capabilities both systems have in terms of mods. what are the possibilites?
basically, im a huge moding fanboy
. ill probably buy the system that has the biggest potential. especially with the DS out already, i really want to start talking about the possibilities, a little bit more in-depth than "the possibilities are endless."
that being said, heres the list of things ive though of so far:
-many GBA flash carts DO work on this thing, so all GBA games right off the bat. also it could emulate: sega genesis, NES, SNES, GB, and GBC... thats a HUGE game list already!
-the *really* smart people at DSLinux have already almost made a DS cart! look here if you dont believe me.
-maybe there will be a DS version of MS word, using the touch screen as a key board.
-hell, all of MS office
-anything that uses a keyboard for that matter (well not anything)
-anything a pda can do (yes, anything)
-wireelessly upload games or apps to the DS? sounds pretty doable to me.
-browse the web: chat on AIM, check your e-mail, get the news, post on xbox-scene forums... i cant wait for a mozilla firefox DS!
-not as good graphics as the PSP (fact)
-the sound is probably not as high quality as the PSP (assumption)
i cant think of any more cons that this, so really it seems that mainly MP3 and DVD playing capabilities are inferior to the PSP... although that was kind of obvious to begin with, wasnt it?
well thats all my ideas on the DS right now. on to the PSP.
-better graphics and sounds, as already covered
-wireless capabilities too, although i believe it is NOT wifi capable out of the box
-isnt there a mini keyboard coming out for the PSP? not as convenient as a touch screen keyboard but a keybourd nonetheless.
-probably the *best* part about the PSP: memory sticks! i imagine this will make it very easy to get into a PSP. with the sticks, you wouldnt even need to crack the UMD disks. you wouldnt need a flash cart either. now, i ASSUME sony is smarter than this, and the memory stick part of the system will be well-protected, but there is a chance that it wont be, and even if it is, theres a good chance it will still be exploitable.
-PSP can emulate, and thus ALSO play genesis, NES, SNES, GB, GBC, and GBA games. hell, the PSP might even be powerful enough to play N64 or PS1 games! IN FACT: maybe the PSP will be powerful enough to emulate a DS? (of course, im only talking about games that dont use the touch screen. and even so, because of the screen splitting, it is unlikely. and even if it is, it probably wouldnt look very good on one small screen anyway). although thruthfully, i have no knowledge of the PSP's hardware specs, and even if i did, i would still have no idea if it were powerful enough to emulate a DS. can someone who does confirm this?
-only one screen
-NOT touch sensitive, so there goes like 84956493569 ideas that WOULD work on the DS...
-the main player, the UMD disk reader, is very uncommon and is probably more difficult to crack.
-just like how the DS's GBA and DS drives are not really connected (at this point in time anyway), the UMD and media stick drives will probably be the same. i doubt sony will let media sticks use the PSPs whole potential (just speculation).
well this is all i can think of right now. if you have any more ideas, please post them.
you know, XBOX soft mods started with putting linux on the system. thats exactly what the people are www.dslinux.org are doing. it isnt far away, either. these new handhelds will change everything. the first step is the actual moding, but then what? we need to decide what to do with that ability.