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Showing posts with label SONY PSVITA.. Show all posts
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Crystal White PS Vita Announced For Japan

Sony have revealed a gorgeous new white PS Vita system, more official details and images inside.......

Following in the footsteps of a colorful PSP lineup, Sony has announced a white PlayStation Vita set to be released in Japan on June 28. The white Vita (PCH-1100 AB02) will sell at the same price as the original black base model, contains identical innards, and comes in Wi-Fi-only or 3G/Wi-Fi configurations.

Gamers in the U.S. craving the "crystal white" Vita must remain patient, as sometimes these alternatively colored Sony products reside in Japan for a little while and eventually roll out elsewhere. Sony may possibly announce further details about the white Vita during the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles on June 5-7.

Sony Confirms "20 New Gaming Experiences" At E3 2012


Sony seem to be planning to reveal a whopping 20 new gaming experiences at E3 2012, more details inside........

Sony have updated there official E3 2012 website with details such as:
Be one of the first to witness the launch of more than 20 new gaming experiences.
 Sony also confirmed the amount of gaming kiosks that will be available:
200+ PLAYABLE KIOSKS. 72 HOURS... NEVER STOP PLAYING.
So it turns out Sony will be revealing a massive amount of titles for PS3 and PS Vita, so stick to our website to be the first to learn about every single PS Vita update from E3 2012.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale For PS Vita "Maybe"

Game Director Omar Kendall discussed the possibilities of Playstation All-Starts Battle Royale coming to the PS Vita, interview inside.......

Omar Kendall talked about the challenges of developing for the Playstation 3 and when quizzed about a PS Vita version he said:
Maybe… Stay tuned.
So remember there is still a possibility of All-Stars for the PS Vita might be announced at E3 2012, we will just have to wait and see. Personally we think that Sony will emulate Capcom and release a "upgraded" version of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale later for the Playstation Vita after the PS3 version has been released. Keep in mind that this is all speculation and nothing has been confirmed.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

n-Space Are Not Developing Call of Duty PS Vita

n-Space have confirmed that they are not working on a handheld version of Call of Duty Black Ops 2, more details inside......

n-Space founder Dan O' Leary confirms via Twitter that n-Space are not developing a portable version of Call of Duty, in response to a question asking whether n-Space was working on a handheld counter part to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, O'Leary said "we have no first person shooters in development at this time."

So what does this mean? basically it means that Activision have maybe allowed Treyarch to also handle Call of Duty PS Vita, maybe because development is supposedly similar to a Playstation 3.

Shigeru Miyamoto says "PS Vita isn't a very strong product"



Legendary video game developer Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario and Zelda) shares his thoughts on the Playstation Vita, details inside.......

EDGE magazine asked Miyamoto what he thought of the Playstation Vita and responded with:
It's obviously a very hi-spec machine and you can do lots of things with it, but I don't really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product," said Miyamoto. "But I can't really say"  
He concluded with:
"I'm not looking at Vita as happy that it's not selling well, or scared that it would sell well - I'm not looking at Vita that way."
It seems as though Miyamoto's real opinion has been censored in some way as unlike EA, Nintendo have respect for their competitors and do not want to start an immature flame war.

However by reading Miyamoto's words it seems as though he might not consider the PS Vita as something "unique" due to it being relatively similar to a PS3 unlike the Nintendo 3DS which is on the other end of the spectrum when compared to the Nintendo Wii.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PS Vita: How the Console Beats Smartphone Gaming Hands Down

A lot of talk has been heard regarding the popularity of mobile gaming. There are now literally hundreds of thousands of apps available across all cell phone platforms that allow the users to while away idle moments. A few months ago the trend was Angry Birds, it briefly became Fruit Ninja, and now everyone seems to be playing the Pictionary simulator Draw Something.

But how much of a threat to traditional handheld gaming is mobile gaming? On the face of it, it would seem that mobile gaming was in a position to overtake the handheld console, for example Sony’s ground breaking PS Vita, in terms of popularity. The main reason for the platforms success is its availability. The vast majority of those people who are likely to play video games on the move own smartphones. A cell phone is always with you, by it’s very nature. It is not one extra device to remember to charge because for many people, having a mobile phone with them on the move is as vital as remembering their keys and money.

However mobile gaming will never replace the benefits of a dedicated handheld gaming platform in the hearst and minds of gamers. The graphics and processing power offered by the PS Vita, for example, is far superior to that offered by any mobile phone. A cell phone has other functions to worry about, and manufacturers need to cut corners, or are not experts in gaming technology, unlike industry leaders like Sony. The high-definition display on the PS Vita, with its huge size,  is designed specifically for the purpose of enjoying great games. The second benefit is the price. A handheld console will set the user back about 300 dollars. A smartphone that could play games to a similar standard around 600 dollars. For gamers it makes sense to buy a cheaper smartphone, that makes really great calls and can browse the internet, and buy a dedicated console like the PS Vita. The list of AAA games available for the PS Vita dwarfs the thousands of tiny apps available for the smartphones. A hardcore gamer may enjoy the harmless distraction of draw something for an hour but people who love great games would surely much rather immerse themselves in a title like Uncharted  - Golden Abyss, than spend tens of hours playing Angry Birds.

And that is where handheld gaming really wins out over mobile gaming. Take the PS Vita for example, everything about the screen, buttons, touchpad, dual joystick controls are finely tuned to the needs of gamers. Anyone who has ever tried to play Grand Theft Auto on the iPhone will tell you how impossible it is to control the vehicle and see the map, because their thumbs cover most of the screen. On a handheld you don’t have to worry about reserving battery in case you need to make that important call, or you need to use the GPS. Mobile gaming is a fun distraction, but it is nowhere near endangering the handheld console market.

Metal Gear Solid HD coming to Vita in June- Confirmed

The Vita edition of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will apparently be seeing a June release in the West alongside it's release in Japan. The game is scheduled to be available in Japan on June 28th but no exact date for the UK release has been set just that Konami expect it to be available from June.
The collection will contain upgraded versions of the PS2 games Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
If and when any more information becomes available we will of course keep you informed.

Call of Duty PS Vita "Is Still Coming" - Dan Amrich

Dan Amrich confirms that Call of Duty PS Vita is still coming and that nobody really knows any details about it, more inside.......

A while back Activision confirmed that the PS Vita will be getting an instalment of Call of Duty, however now almost a year has passed and not a single piece of detail or official screenshot has been revealed. All we know is that its coming this Fall and that its most likely a port of the upcoming sequel to Black Ops, Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Metal Gear Solid HD PS Vita Release Window Revealed

Konami has revealed the release windows for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita in the US and Europe, details inside........

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will be winging its way onto the system in ‘late June’, with the press release going on to elaborate by saying ‘the end of June’ a little further down. Our guess is therefore either the 22nd or 29th, given that Friday is the traditional release day for new titles.

Are you excited ?
Let us know in the comments. . .

Monday, April 30, 2012

PS1 Support On The Way For PSVita?

One of the features that many PS Vita owners have been crying out for, PS1 Classics support, could soon be on its way, if images from Neogaf are anything to go by.
At the moment, users have found that they have been unable to download their PS1 games to their PS Vita. However one title seems to have bucked that trend, and while the game is still unplayable, a new Live-Area screen with the PS1 grey has popped up for the PS1 Classic "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command".
The ability to play classic PS1 Final Fantasy games on my PS Vita would be a dream come through and would fill the void for me until a dedicated PS Vita FF game comes out.
Let us know what PS1 games you can't wait to play on your PS Vita in the comments section below.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Not Coming To PS Vita



Konami have confirmed that Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but not the Playstation Vita, details inside.........

Though Konami have always made PES games for the PSP it comes as a shock that the PS Vita will not be receiving a port of PES 2013.

No reason was given for the lack of PES 2013 on the PS Vita.