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This PSP emulator for Android actually works (kind of)

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This PSP emulator for Android actually works (kind of)
Ready to play all your favorite PSP games on your Android smartphone? Well, right now you can't, but it looks like the PPSSPP emulator might make that possible one day. As the name suggests, it emulates the hardware of Sony's well-known portable game console. Unfortunately, it is still at an early stage of its development, which is why no PSP games are fully compatible at this time.

Some titles, however, are considered playable, according to the developer of PPSSPP. Puzzle Bobble Deluxe and Pinball Fantasies can be played, as long as you don't mind the glitches that are yet to be ironed out. 3D games are also mostly a no-go, and the great majority of other titles will not take you much further than their main screen.

Still, if you are a die-hard PSP fan, keep an eye out for more reliable versions of PPSSPP. Also, you can grab version 0.2 of the emulator from the Play store and give it a try. ROMs, however, you'll have to find yourself.

source: PPSSPP, Android Market link

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 05:44

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

5 years from now I'll be lying in a couch playing gears of war 3 on my "super phone".

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 06:36

2. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

True. Looking at GTA3 Anniversary edition i'd agree. Yet i'd still play it with a joystick on the cosole or PC. I couldn't bring myself to play GTA 3 on handhelds since it didn't feel good with on screen controls.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 07:11

3. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

dualshock 3 has bluetooth connectivity.. does it pair with bluetooth enabled devices?

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:41

5. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

I doubt it. Drivers would be an issue.

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 12:13 1

6. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

actually yes, theres an app called sixaxis. You have to be rooted tho

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 07:42

4. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Match this with the Archos Gamepad, sweet.

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 11:53

8. yousef8824 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)

i will do that

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 18:49

7. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I would like to see more game oriented phones. Im kind of disappointed that the Xperia Play was the only one. Sony purposely released it with crap specs and old PS1 games that didnt sync with our PSN accounts (so we had to rebuy them if we already owned them on PSN) to tell us hardcore gamers that people dont want dedicated game controls. If they released a TOP OF THE LINE phone and gave us quality games to go with it, and them maybe also release a no contract version of it for kids and such so they dont have to play with your phone valued at $600, I think the outocme could have been quite different.

(oh, and the N-gage, LOL)

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