Tag Archives: PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Plus Comes to Vita in November

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We’re supporters of Sony’s subscription-based service on PlayStation 3, and when we heard that it would be coming to Vita a while back, we knew it only meant positive things for the (struggling-to-sell) handheld system going forward. Even now, it’s not exactly clear whether the advantageous deals on PS3 will translate over to the same degree, but at least we know definitively, thanks to an announcement at Tokyo Game Show, that PlayStation Plus will be launching on the Vita in November.

The service will work similarly to how it does on PS3, and one subscription will carry over to both systems. Subscribers can expect free and discounted games, cloud saving, automatic updates and automatic Trophy syncing, at a cost of $18/€15 for three months or $50/€50 for a year.

Check Out Media Molecule’s New Game Tearaway

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Is trailer fatigue a real thing? Because I think I’ve come down with a serious case. I’ve been watching trailers all day.

Here’s another one straight out of Gamescom 2012 of the LittleBigPlanet team’s newest game, Tearaway. It’s a 3D adventure game for the PlayStation Vita – and, by using the back touch pad, it allows you to stick your fingers into its papercraft world. At no surprise at all, Tearaway carries the same immediate charm of LittleBigPlanet – you’re going to see it and fall in love. You can try not to like it below. Seriously, you can poke your fingers right through the ground.

Dazzling Metal Gear Solid HD Vita Screens Revealed

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Konami have released a batch of screens to display how the Metal Gear Solid HD collection is going to fare on the PlayStation Vita. While you really don’t get a sense of how the purported touch controls are coming along, it doesn’t appear any significant visual sacrifices are being made to transition to handheld. You can view the gallery below. The first seven screens are from MGS2, then the next four from MGS3, and a shot of the box art for good measure.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS Vita Review – Vita’s Perfect Complement

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Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: SCE Bend Studio
Genre: Third-Person Action Adventure
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
Release Date: February 14, 2012
ESRB: T – Teen

The Uncharted series since its debut has been recognized as a blockbuster Hollywood action flick clustered into gaming. It has managed to blend high intensity action sequences, beautifully orchestrated scores and gorgeous aesthetics into one gaudy and unparalleled package. Now the franchise is ready to explore new waters in the depths of portable gaming with the introduction of Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Naughty Dog has passed the baton onto SCE Bend Studio to undertake this massive project. Does the series establish a successful transition onto the portable screen or should Nathan Drake take his future endeavors elsewhere?

Phantasy Star Online II Exclusive No More

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Today, a number of new and exciting titles have been announced for Sony’s new portable gaming device. Amongst these games is Sega’s highly anticipated sequel to their popular Action-RPG series, Phantasy Star Online II. Previously PSO II was slated for an exclusive release on the PC, but now it appears this is no longer the case. The best part of this news is that both Vita and PC owners  will play on the same server and players will be able to transfer their character profile across both platforms. No official word on a North American release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you  posted as more information becomes available.

I’m overjoyed by this announcement. I spent hundreds of hours with the original PSO and it looks like this latest installment will be no different.

Play Reveals Big Games Coming to Vita

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UK Online retailer Play.com has unintentionally revealed some heavy hitters coming soon to the PS Vita.  These titles consist of big names such as Monster Hunter Portable 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, Final Fantasy Type-O and Tales of Innocence R. All of these games are currently listed for pre-order. It’s likely all of the mentioned games will make an appearance in North America as well.

Sony previously announced that they will be revealing new Vita titles next week. Did Play beat Sony to the punch? We shall find out next week.

In the meantime, check out Monster Hunter Portable 3 on Play’s webpage.

Source: ign

MotorStorm RC Free for a Limited Time on Vita

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After taking a sizable chunk out of the bill money or the college fund and buying a Vita for upwards of $250, your probably smitten with the hardware but lacking in software. I’m guessing the average PS Vita owner has two games, if that. It’s ok – I have a solution, courtesy of Scion, and it’s a free game.

MotorStorm RC is already out in the UK, but tomorrow it arrives on the North American PlayStation Store. According to the PlayStation Blog, a deal with Scion will allow players (NA only) to download the Vita version tomorrow for free. Even cooler: the PlayStation 3 version will be launching this week for $9.99, but downloading the Vita version also unlocks the PS3 version (for free). It will be a limited time offer, though, so don’t wait.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 PlayStation Vita Review-A Smooth Transition into Portable Gaming

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Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom, Eighting
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
Release Date: February 22, 2012
ESRB: T-Teen

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the same game as its console brethrens, but reincarnated into a portable experience.  Capcom has done a flawless job in porting over the title, as almost every detail of its console counterparts is present. Is this crossover fighter a match made in heaven or is it a tangled mess?

The Vita has Finally Arrived!

Sony’s next generation portable, the PlayStation Vita, has finally arrived at Addicted-Gamers. Please look forward to previews, reviews and videos soon!

PS Vita 3G Bundle Includes Memory, Game and Data Pass

PS Vita 3G Bundle

According to the Playstation Blog, a new Playstation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi bundle is set to be available at launch. It will include an 8GB memory card, an AT&T DataConnect pass good for one free 250MB session, and a free Playstation Network game for $299. To be clear, $299 is the original price revealed at E3, so all extra content is being included at no extra charge.

Additionally, all those who pre-ordered the PS Vita First Edition Bundle will receive an AT&T DataConnect pass and Playstation Network game too. The bundle will still contain the items originally announced: a limited edition case, 4GB memory card, and Little Deviants.

Source: Playstation Blog