All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vita’

Destiny Of Spirits Out Today On PS Vita

Have you been itching for a new free-to-play RPG? If so, you might be getting just what you want on the Vita. Sony announced today that Destiny of Spirits, a free-to-play location-based RPG, will be out today on the PlayStation Vita. The game has players summoning spirits to do battle with and against players from all over the world. Players …

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Outlast Free On PS4 Next Month For Plus Members

Every month, Sony serves up a number of free games for PlayStation Plus members. January was a touch act to follow with great games like BioShock Infinite and Brothers going free on the PS3, but it looks like February might be even better. Sony unveiled this morning that Outlast – the indie horror title that scared PC gamers in 2013 …

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Sony Says Games Are Central To Its Overall Vision At CES

The Consumer Electronics Show is not usually a place where you expect to see games. It’s a show that’s usually focused on the biggest things in tech that aren’t games. Sony bucked that trend just a little bit this year by focusing on its PlayStation brand during its press conference, including the announcement of PlayStation Now. What made Sony’s presence …

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Sony’s PlayStation Vision Previewed in New Video

Early this morning, Sony held its big Tokyo Game Show presentation in Japan. In addition to some new game previews and a Japanese release date for the PlayStation 4, the company also chose the venue to tout its new, slimmer Vita and a set-top box it’s calling the Vita TV. The Vita TV in particular is a bit confusing. It …

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Killzone: Mercenary Will Retain The Series’ Strong Multiplayer

Killzone’s multiplayer has always been pretty solid. It looks like the series will retain that pedigree with its second foray into handhelds. In a new video released today, Guerrilla Cambridge looks at all the new features they’re bringing to the multiplayer experience in Mercenary. The team confirmed that players can carry their character between single player and multiplayer modes. This …

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Sony Opens An Indie Games Store On The PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita has been pretty much abandoned by the major publishers and developers of the world. Indie developers, however, have been very proactive in supporting the platform. To celebrate the indie developers keeping the Vita alive, Sony has opened a new Indie category in the PlayStation Vita store. As its name suggests, it will be the one stop shop …

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Hotline Miami Hits PS3, Vita Consoles Next Week

In February is was announced that ultra-violent, fast-paced indie game Hotline Miami would be coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita consols sometime this spring. Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games have missed the spring deadline, but only just, as the game will be hitting the Sony consoles next Tuesday, June 25. The game will be $10 on either console. As a …

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Soul Sacrifice Comes To The Vita’s Rescue Today

The PlayStation Vita is in a bit of a rough spot. It doesn’t have a lot of great games. Sony hopes to remedy that situation by just a bit today with the handheld’s latest release. Soul Sacrifice, a new title from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, launches today in the US exclusively for the PlayStation Vita. In celebration of the …

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Tearaway Could Be Just What The Vita Needs

It’s no secret that the Vita is performing poorly in the West. The expensive handheld from Sony is a wonderful machine, but its hist cost of entry and lack of software make it an unattractive option for gamers looking for sophisticated experiences on the go. Sony is hoping to at least remedy the software problem in 2013 with a number …

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Mobile Gamers Spend More On iOS, Android Than On Dedicated Handhelds

The smartphone is going to be the death of the dedicated handheld. That’s the line being fed to us by pretty much every analyst these days. The handheld defense league would refute these claims, but mobile proponents now have cold, hard numbers on their side. A recent report from IDC and App Annie has revealed that the total money spent …

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Hotline Miami Headed to PlayStation 3, Vita With Cross-Buy

Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games today announced that Hotline Miami will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles. A specific release date has not been announced, but the game will be hitting Sony’s consoles sometime this spring. No pricing information has been released either, though it has been announced that the title will be “Cross-Buy.” That means …

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PlayStation Vita Price Drops in Japan

For the handheld console market, price is everything. Both the games and the portable consoles themselves cost less than their living-room counterparts. Both the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita were considered overpriced when they launched, and both consoles failed to sell the way Sony or Nintendo would have wanted. Nintendo promptly dropped the price of the 3DS last year, …

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Superfrog Remake Coming to Sony Consoles

Tem17, the developer behind the popular Worms series, today announced that it will be rebooting the Superfrog franchise. A new title called Superfrog HD will be released sometime in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles. The game will feature updated graphics, but no other details have been announced. The original Superfrog was released for the Amiga in …

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Trials-Like Urban Trial Freestyle Coming to PS3 & Vita

Whether it’s catching up to Nintendo with motion controls or a Smash Bros. clone, or catching up to Microsoft with Netflix streaming and gamer avatars, it seems that Sony has been playing catch-up for this entire console cycle. That’s not necessarily criticism. Playing copycat to bring its gamers the experiences everyone else has shows the company is trying hard to …

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Sony’s New Vita Bundle Is A Wasted Opportunity

Can we officially say that the Vita is a joke? I personally love Sony’s handheld, but it’s performance this year has been abysmal. Sony needs to do something to get people to buy it, but its latest bundle proves that the marketing folks still have no idea what they’re doing. Sony announced today that it’s releasing a new PS Vita …

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted Speeds To Retail October 30

The best decision EA ever made regarding Need for Speed was putting Criterion Games in charge of the franchise. They are arguably the best racing studio around, and their talents put Need for Speed back on the map with a glorious reboot of the Hot Pursuit titles. Now they’re back at it again with another beloved Need for Speed title. …

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PS Vita Gets PlayStation Plus In November

PlayStation Plus is one of the best promotions that Sony has ever cooked up. The constant stream of quality games and cloud saves make the annual fee of $50 actually seem worth it. PlayStation 3 owners have been enjoying Plus for over a year now, but the service still hasn’t come to a platform that desperately needs it – the …

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Madden NFL 13 Hits Stores, Cover Man Calvin Johnson Says Gameplay Is “Ridiculous”

Madden NFL 13 came out today at stores throughout North America. According to makers EA, it’s a big one for the Madden legacy. “Madden NFL 13 is the biggest game-changer in the history of the franchise,” said Cam Weber, GM of American Football at EA SPORTS. “Madden NFL 13 will deliver to our consumers the most realistic gameplay ever, and …

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Sony Says Vita Doesn’t Need Price Break

The Playstation Vita has had a very rough start. The highly vaunted system has failed in almost every sales prediction that Sony has spouted out. The complete lack of AAA first party titles mixed with the fact that it is only $50 cheaper than a Playstation 3 make the handheld system not very appealing. The other problem that the Vita …

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Sony Survey Hints At More PS Plus Changes

Sony’s surveys that they send out to customers have the tendency to give away a lot of information about the potential direction that the company is going in with some of its products. The revamp to the Playstation Plus program was brought to light months ago in this exact way. The survey question was about if the survey taker felt …

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Playstation Vita Not Getting Price Cut In 2012

The Playstation Vita is kind of an enigma in terms of what it actually is. It is too big to fit in your back pocket, to delicate to put in your backpack. In fact most studies show that the majority of people play the Vita while sitting on their couch at home, just like they did with the PSP. The …

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Sony’s 2012 E3 Conference Featuring The Last of Us

Sony has had a fairly big year. The coup of sorts by getting the week early exclusive for all Battlefield 3 DLC and another strong year of AAA exclusives drives the train. What is really hurting the company though is the complete lack of support so far for the Vita. If they can somehow get the Vita up and running, …

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Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Hits PlayStation Vita With Debut Gameplay

One of the best announcements that came out of E3 last year was Sly Cooper getting a fourth game. At the time, it was announced as a PS3 exclusive. Considering that the PlayStation Vita is pretty much a tiny PS3, it was only a matter of time before it was announced for the portable. It seems that time is now. …

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Miyamoto Gives Vita His Two Cents: Make More Games!

Legendary Nintendo producer Shigeru Miyamoto had both criticism and praise to offer Playstation for the Vita portable console. He says the technical specs of the system are very impressive, the selection of games, however, not so much. Speaking to Edge, the legend says Playstation will need more games for the Vita to be a real success. Right now, he doesn’t …

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Resistance: Burning Skies Multiplayer Revealed [Video]

The games for the Playstation Vita are really starting to pick up! Today over at the European Playstation Blog, we got to learn more sweet details on the multiplayer aspect of the Resistance game for the Vita. Resistance: Burning Skies features an all new campaign set in the world of Resistance. It also offers a multiplayer experience that includes up …

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Possible God Of War Teaser On Playstation Facebook Page

The God Of War franchise is one of Sony’s biggest and best things it has going for it right now. Today, on the Playstation Facebook page, a strangely vague promo post is up that says “Will Vengeance Bring Redemption?” and it features the date 4.19.2012, which is next Thursday. The general consensus on the Facebook page is that this is …

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Street Fighter x Tekken For Vita Features New Characters

A new trailer was just released for the upcoming Playstation Vita version of the fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken. A few weeks ago it was found out that there were previously thought to be Vita only characters already on the discs for the console version. As soon as this was found out, CAPCOM came out and said that they …

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Playstation Vita Firmware Update v1.66 Is Now Live

Yesterday Playstation released a firmware update for the Playstation Vita. Less than 24 hrs later, firmware v1.66 is up and running and available for download. The reason why apparently was something technical so Playstation quickly pulled the update. v1.66 also includes some new UI tweaks: -The [System Music] setting in Settings > [Sound & Display] now affects BGM in PS …

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Mortal Kombat Comes to Vita May 1

The Vita version of the Mortal Kombat franchise is set to be released on May 1st. The game will feature some cool utilization of the touch screen features, including a Fruit Ninja-esque slasher game with human heads instead of fruit. Players can also perform fatalities using the touchscreen, and from time to time blood spatter will spray on the screen, …

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Street Fighter X Tekken Getting Vita Characters

Capcom had previously announced that there would be 12 console specific characters to the newly launched Playstation Vita. Now it turns out that when Street Fighter X Tekken comes out those 12 characters will be already on the console and PC disc. The question that is being asked is why? These characters will obviously be available after the game is …

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