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Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony. Show all posts

Friday, May 11, 2012

Little Big Planet PS Vita Beta Coming Soon


Sony have announced that Little Big Planet PS Vita will be the first PS Vita game to receive a Beta, register now before its too late......

Wednesday, May 9, 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.

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.



 

Game Used For PS Vita 1.67 Exploit Has Been Revealed


Wololo has revealed which game he used to get VHBL running on PS Vita's 1.67 firmware, and its only a matter of time until Sony remove the game, details inside.......

On his official blog Wololo confirms that the game used to get VHBL running on the PS Vita is Super Collapse 3!

Official statement is as follows:
Insert here random rant for Sony.
Insert here weird explanation on why people should buy the PSP game Super Collapse 3 on their Vita. Implicitly make it clear that this is the next game being used for VHBL.
Don’t forget to thank thecobra for his exploit and the port.
Mention that the game is mostly unavailable for the vita in Europe/Asia, but has been so far spotted in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Finland, Czech, Sweden, and Poland.  Tell people to wait a bit more for the VHBL files.

Its obvious Sony will remove the game from the Playstation Store VERY soon so stay posted for a "Sony removes Super Collapse 3! from the PSN store article"

This seems to be a great news.Excited ?
Let us know in the comments.
Go game. . .

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sony Confirm Massive PS Vita Price Cut



After all the rumours Sony have finally decided to give the PS Vita a massive price cut, Kazuo Hirai interview and official price inside.......

Since the PS Vita launched worldwide lacklustre sales were a huge issue, many claimed that the sales were bad due to a lack of Japanese launch titles, other pinned the blame on the PS Vita's $250 price tag. It turns out Sony have agreed and think that cutting the PS Vita's price to $120 will greatly boost sales.

Sony President Kazuo Hirai released this press statement
"Right now the PS Vita is the best thing in the world, it fits perfectly in my giant hands and Microsoft has not tried to copy it, and even Apple haven't copied it yet, and since we have already made millions of early adopters a price cut seems necessary. So from April 16th retailers will be selling the PS Vita for $120 to coincide with releases such as Gravity Rush and Resistance: Burning Skies."
Its also been rumoured that the Kaz Hirai will be taking a 60% pay cut to make up for lacklustre PS Vita sales.


Along with the price cut Sony also announced a "Pioneer Program" This is a set of free gifts and downloadable games which will be available to the early adopters who purchased a PS Vita at its previous $220 price.This news was previously mentioned on our blog and now it has been confirmed.
Are you gonna get the device now?
Go game ...
Cheers.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sony Reveals "NASNE" For PS Vita And Other Devices

Sony Japan has revealed images for their brand new "Networked Recorder and Media Storage Device" which is compatible with the PS Vita and PS3, details inside.......


The “nasne” device comes with a 500 GB hard drive in addition to dedicated tuners for “digital terrestrial and satellite broadcast.” It can connect with several Sony devices (Playstation 3, PS Vita, VIAO PC, Sony Tablet and Xperia Play) using dedicated apps so that users can watch and record video.
You can check out how “nasne” will work with each aforementioned device from the details provided by the official press release below:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

PS Vita 1.67 Firmware Update Rolls Out With Free-To-Play Treasures of Montezuma Game

Following on from the recent firmware updates released by Sony for its PS Vita. Sony has today rolled out another together PS Vita 1.67 together with the consoles first free-to-play game in the form of the puzzler Treasures of Montezuma Blitz.  Treasures of Montezuma Blitz is the latest game based on the popular Treasures of Montezuma franchise and includes new power-ups and challenges for players.


A lot of people look at freemium or free-to-play games and think you have to spend money to be competitive and beat your friends. That’s actually not the case with this game.
We built the game so it is actually really fun whether you’re earning your power-ups by playing a lot and being rewarded in-game for your persistence, or if you are short on time and want the benefits of being a seasoned and dedicated player, you can spent a little to get a short-term power-up. It’s really the best of both worlds since it respects players that have a lot of time, as well as those that don’t.”
With regards the 100MB PS Vita firmware update, details of exactly what it updates or brings to the PS Vita console, are still in the dark as Sony hasn’t yet released any details. However can view a video of the free-to-pay Treasures of Montezuma game over on the PlayStation Blog and the game is now available to download from the PlayStation Store. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

PlayStation Vita 1.66 firmware update rolling out now, minor UI tweaks in tow

Shortly after unleashing (and quickly pulling back) the PS Vita's v1.65 firmware update, Sony's rapidly rolling out a followup release. Version 1.66 brings with it a few UI tweaks, including tidbits such as the addition of a progress bar during app installs, notification alerts now only popping up for three seconds, plus the option to tap Retry / Cancel when running into troubles during location search.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PS Vita 1.66 Firmware Update Now Available

Following on from Sony’s messy firmware v.1.65 release yesterday, which ended in the new firmware released for their PS Vita gaming console being pulled, after its caused problems for users once installed.Sony have today released a new update version 1.66 firmware update for their PS Vita which they hope will correct the issues.

Experienced before yesterdays roll out and the issues that were caused by version 1.65. Sony has detailed what is now in PS Vita Firmware version 1.66