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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Persona 4 Golden US Release Confirmed

Atlus have confirmed that the Japanese will not be the only ones playing Persona 4 Golden, release window inside......

Persona 4's official website (HERE) confirms that the US will be reciving Person 4 The Golden this fall.

No other details were revealed.

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.

Golf Mania now coming to PS-VITA

Icon Games has announced today that Golf Mania is now available for all to download on the PS3, PS Vita and PSP. It is now available to all after it's PS Plus exclusivity period expired.
"Golf Mania gives players the chance to master over 90 holes of pure gaming fun, in a title which provides multiplayer mayhem for all ages!"
"With gorgeous graphics and out-of this world locations, Golf Mania features 10 gravity-defying courses, each with its own set of weird and wonderful obstacles and hazards. Putt your way through floating skyscrapers, cave-carved landscapes, and other astounding architecture whilst unlocking a whole series of fun new challenges and ball types."

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.