Vita launches and this is said to be the star leading title of the Vita launch line-up, priced at $50 at launch retail as opposed to the traditional $40. This is Sony putting their best foot forward, as the Uncharted series is acclaimed for being an action-adventure series of games, known for a cinematic linear narrative equipped with puzzle-solving, landscaping and of course, action, being either hand to hand combat, shooting your foes down, finding whatever ammo you can find (having to be resourceful and conservative at times) and even some stealth. Now with the complete Uncharted trilogy on PS3, the series has put itself, Sony and the Playstation 3 on cloud nine. Now we have this brilliant cinematic console experience and put it on a portable system and we get Uncharted: Golden Abyss. A prequel to the Uncharted trilogy, is this pocket-sized installment of Sony’s Indiana Jones experience something that needs to be experienced or does this prequel to need to stay in the past and forgotten? Read More!
Sony has just released a new PlayStation 3 Update, Version 4.10. This update brings a new Terms of Service for you to accept as part of the PlayStation Network being renamed to the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN). Apart from the name change, there’s a something else worthwhile to check out. The update brings major improvements to the PlayStation 3′s Internet Browser. The browser now works much faster and displays pages more accurately.
Source: PlayStation Blog (US)
Back in November last year, Sony revealed a transfer program which allowed PSP Gamers to obtain a discount on the digital Vita version of games they physically own. The transfer tool even made its debut alongside the japanese launch of the Vita in December 2011. Now Sony has announced that there will not be a North American version of the UMD Passport tool to do the same in America. This means that if gamers wish to play their PSP UMD Games, they’ll have to keep their PSP or buy them on the PlayStation Vita at full price.
Sony’s final done teasing up with 30 second trailers and has finally unveiled their new title; The Last of Us at tonight’s Video Games Awards. As so many would have guessed, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world with few survivors fighting their way against the fungal invested creatures. The game will be developed by Naughty Dog and will be released sometime in 2012. While nothing else besides those little tidbits, the game seems to make amazing use of color schemes (You can see yourself in the trailer below). Read More!
GameStop has announced prices for a variety of launch day accessories for the PS Vita. On the list are the expected; memory cards, starter kits, cases and adaptors. While many accessories are first party accessories from Sony, MadCatz and PDP also has some launch accessories up. The PS Vita and the accessories will be out in North America on February 22, 2012. You can view the full list of accessories and prices below after the break. Images can be found in the source below. Read More!
In today’s PlayStation Vita event, Sony’s Michael Denny unveiled the first party launch titles for the PlayStation Vita, currently dated for release on February 22, 2012 in both Europe and North America. The list of the twelve first party launch titles can be found in the source below. Not only did Sony reveal their launch titles on their blog but a long list of “in-development” titles. While this announcement was for Europe, we can expect North America to have a similar line up.
Source: Europe PlayStation Blog
Sony of America has teamed up with Capital One to bring PlayStation gamers the PlayStation Credit Card. What’s so special about this Credit Card you ask? Using the Credit Card earns you points on your purchase which you can use to redeem for “PlayStation Games, accessories, PlayStation Network content”. Not only does it reward you for spending, the card also gives you huge bonus points. Gamers get a whooping 10 times the points bonus for using the Credit Card to buy anything from the PlayStation Network. Gamers also get 3 times the points for using the Credit Card at Sony stores and Sony’s online store. Finally, the card gives you triple points when used at quick service restaurants, movie theaters and on mobile phone bill payments. Everything else gets no multiplied bonus but it still earns you points nonetheless.
Source: PlayStation Blog
Sony has revealed the box packaging and confirmed the list of launch apps included for the PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation Vita launches in Japan on December 17 while Europe and North America have to wait until early 2012. The box design can be seen on the right while the list of launch apps and descriptions can be seen after the break.
A new PS3 update is now available; Version 3.72. No new features but this update brings some more ‘under the hood’ improvements (“system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.”) This update comes six months after the last update. Might be a bit of a nuisance for some gamers to have manually do updates so soon.
Source: PlayStation Blog
At their GamesCon Conference, Sony revealed a set of social applications that will be available for download for the PlayStation Vita. These applications are Skype, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Pretty good for a gaming handheld. When was the last time did you see a dedicated gaming handheld have some of these social services? Never. Unless of course, you want to count Mobile Phones. Seems like Sony is aiming to add a large number of various features to the Vita that Nintendo hasn’t added to the 3DS. Sony says all four apps will be available to download for free from the PlayStation Store but did not say if the applications will be available at launch.