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Showing posts with label psvita. Show all posts
Showing posts with label psvita. Show all posts

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.

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.

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 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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Best PSP/Vita homebrews for APRIL 2012

Here are the 10 most popular homebrews as voted by you in March 2012. The “VHBL effect” is clearly here, with a good share of the top homebrews this month being compatible with VHBL on the PS Vita. Enjoy!

10. Bookr (compatible PSP/Vita)

The PDF Reader for the PSP has been one of the favorite homebrews on the PSP for years, and keeps going strong. The PSP and Vita both lack PDF reading features, and this homebrew is here to fill the void on both consoles.


DOWNLOAD HERE


9. Cave Story (Compatible PSP/Vita)
The old school platformer with some RPG elements is still one of people’s favorites.
Works on the vita too!

Download Here


8. Kingdom Of War PSP

Unlimited X gave a boost to Kingdom of War recently, with an udate to both the game and his servers. Kingdom of War is a MMORPG for the PSP, entirely free!


Download Here

Homebrew Preparer: no more headaches to install homebrews on VHBL

Many people have contacted me because they have been having trouble packaging their PSP homebrews correctly in order to install them through wMenu on VHBL.
Fear not, as developer SILENTGame comes to rescue you, with PS Vita Homebrew preparer, an app that does most of the work for you. Note: version 0.2 released recently fixes a critical bug that prevented the zips from actually working.

How to use

  1. Download PS Vita homebrew Preparer here
  2. unzip and run from your windows machine
  3. Select a zipped homebrew
  4. click on the big “Prepare PSP homebrew game” button
  5. Done, now you can copy the game to your CMA Data folder (remember, it is actually recommended to use Open CMA), and from there copy it to your vita, and install it from VHBL
A Nice tool indeed, and I sure hope that some updates will make it even more convenient to use (possibility to choose an unzipped folder containing one or several homebrews could be nice).
don’t hesitate to say thanks to SILENTGame on this release.