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Showing posts with label pros. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pros. Show all posts

Saturday, April 14, 2012

10 Things that should be improved on the Vita


For some of us, the vita has been out for 5 months now. I could talk about how the screen looks great, how I’m happy that Sony put 2 analog controllers on the device, etc… but I’d rather focus on the things that Sony failed to achieve with the PS Vita. In the past 5 months, customers have been patiently waiting for useful firmware update that never came, or simply being updated on some of the promises that have yet to be fulfilled…
So let’s have a look at the 10 things I think Sony should have done better with the Vita, or that should have been improved in the past 5 months.

The browser

The browser on the PS Vita is awful. This is Netfront again (an “upgraded” version of the crappy browser they were using on the PSP), a browser that was dedicated to mobile devices (phones) 15 years ago, when phones had very low computing power, screens, and ram. This browser made lots of sense back then, but nowadays, compared to what we have on smartphones such as Android or iPhone, Netfront is an insult (even this new version which has been beefed up to support html5).
Lack of flash, poor refreshing rates, close to no customization… The Vita browser is doing so poorly that I don’t think anybody will ever use it to do more than browsing the PSN Store (which is what Sony wants you to do with the browser anyways). Who cares that it’s doing 99/100 on the ACID test, if you can’t do anything useful with it?


Suggestion: migrate to a proper webkit implementation, or Firefox. Or don’t put a browser in the device, at all: don’t advertise the console as being an online device, as without a decent browser, this is a lie.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Everybody’s Golf trailer







Sony have released a new English trailer for Everybody’s Golf trailer which you can watch after the break.Everybody’s Golf will launch alongside the PlayStation Vita.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Uncharted: Golden Abyss launch trailer




Sony have released a new trailer for Uncharted: Golden Abyss just in time for the PlayStation Vita launch. Check it out after the break.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

PS Vita News: VitaTools v1.00

Developer Deroad has released an update to VitaTools for the soon to be released PlayStation Vita. This tool will unpack the PUP files of the Vita and is based on the PS3 tools released by fail 0verflow.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gravity Daze PS Vita skins available in March







Dezaegg are releasing official Gravity Daze skins for the PlayStation Vita. Two skin styles will be available on March 1 and each will will cost ¥1,480 ($19.30 US).

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Vita Launch Bundle finally makes 3G model attractive


US retailer Amazon started a promotional offer for the Vita 3G model launch: for 299$, people who buy the Vita 3G get a 8GB Memory card, 250MB of 3G bandwidth, and a free PSN Game. Since a memory card is compulsory for most games, and 4GB is the lowest you can get (and, if you plan to really use the console, it will not be enough), and knowing that most games are about 50$, this looks like a great offer, making the 3G model basically cheaper than the Wifi model.

This is proof that the 3G model is not getting the love that Sony was expecting, but if it’s cheaper, why would you not buy it? My Wifi model with a 4GB card and a crappy game was more expensive than this bundle.
Update: The fine prints reveal that this is not as good a deal as I initially thought it was: the “free” 250MB of 3G bandwidth is activated after your first AT&T plan, which means you have to subscribe to the AT&T offer, which makes that part no so attractive in the end. The game itself is also redeemed only if you subscribe to AT&T. This is still a good deal if you were planning on getting the 3G model, but not so attractive anymore if you didn’t have any plan to subscribe to AT&T with your Vita. Thanks to NitsudR for point this out!

And because it’s Amazon, people who already preordered a 3G model will also be getting this promotion

Vita’s fastest selling game: Hot Shots Golf 6 !!



Hot Shots Golf 6 is the first PlayStation Vita to reach 100,000 copies sold mark according to ASCII Media Works. It currently stands at a total of 107,000 copies sold.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Download your PSP games onto your PS Vita with UMD Passport



 


There have been some rumours going around that PSP owners will be able to import their current collection of games to their PlayStation Vita. This has now been confirmed true as Sony announced the UMD Passportprogram. The process, however, will not be free.

The steps in downloading your PSP games isn’t very tedious either. They are as follows (courtesy of Andriasang):

New releases for the Vita Console





With the PS Vita launch in Japan a success, Sony has announced just what games will be available on launch day for those in North America. Games will retail for somewhere between $9.99-$49.99, with some of those being downloadable titles that can be purchased on the Playstation Network, while others will be regular disk based titles available wherever you purchase your games.



Pros and Cons of Vita !



 





Pros
  • Good quality, large screen (1.2 times to 1.3 times the PSP). Quality is a level close to the PS3 
  • in the graphics the best ever handheld games, great organic EL display.
  • Comfortable viewing of the video (the video can be viewed comfortably smiling. Can not view Youtube at the moment).
  • Menu operation is comfortable
  • Clear sound quality (when wearing headphones, and no feeling like that is a little muffled.)
  • VITA play download games of the PSP. (UMB will not use the PSP basically)
  • As a game machine, the cross key buttons, a great user-friendliness with the two analog sticks.
  • PSP has a more upscale
  • Rich (camera, music, browser, GPS, touch screen applications, gyroscopes, accelerometers, etc.).Portable game machine in the past undoubtedly.