Sony's new PSPgo handheld gaming device doesn't have the UMD disc drive found in the original PSP. That means gamers can't boot up all their old titles. Someone at Sony had the bright idea to let buyers swap their old UMDs for digital versions - but no go.
Citing "technical and legal reason," a Cony Computer Entertainment of America spokesperson says the plan has stalled. Doh! This seems so crazy to me. How do you introduce a UMD-less gadget without a way for gamers to access their existing catalogs?
David Kushner is the author of many books, including Masters of Doom, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids, Levittown, The Bones of Marianna, and Alligator Candy. A contributing editor of Rolling Stone, he has written for publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, and The New York Times Magazine.