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  • Road not Taken, Fez, Crysis 3: August’s free PlayStation Plus games

    After a few misfires and incorrect rumours, we finally have an official list of PlayStation Plus Games for August, care of PlayStation.Blog. 6th August: Road Not Taken (PS4) 6th August: FEZ (PS4) 6th August: Crysis 3 (PS3) 6th August: Proteus (PS3) 6th August: Metrico (PS Vita) 6th August: LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 Years (PS Vita) Without a doubt, this is one of the best offerings from PlayStation Plus yet. On the PS4, mostly everyone’s heard of Fez, an esoteric 3D adventure obsessed with digital owls. Road Not Taken, not the 1920 Robert Frost poem, is Rouge-like adventure (explore, die quickly, repeat) but ramps up the whimsy...

  • Mystery North American PS Vita shortage revealed: blame consumer demand

    Sony’s wunderkind console, the PS Vita, has been surprisingly absent from U.S. store shelves, reports almost every gaming publication ever. Polygon though, delivers a fuzzy answer thanks to a reply from a Sony representative. The lack of physical PS Vita’s in the U.S.  — there’s also only limited stock available online — happened because the machine is such a damn hot property all off a sudden. “We’re seeing healthy consumer demand for PS Vita globally, particularly in markets like Japan. The U.S. launch of the slimmer and lighter PS Vita has generated strong interest among gamers, and we’re working to...

  • PlayStation Store Easter sale now on: select PS3, PS Vita games 50% cheaper

    The PlayStation Store Easter Sale is on, gamers. PlayStation.Blog has just posted its insanely long list of discounted PS3 and PS Vita titles. “Spring is here and that means some better weather (location dependent). It also means bunnies. And chocolate eggs. We sadly can’t give you tasty chocolate eggs, but we can give you a bunch of discounts on a whole bunch of games. So from today, head on over to PS Store and make some eggcelent savings for the next three weeks.” says PlayStation. For those interested, it’s best to act fast: the sales runs from 9 to 30...

  • ‘Killzone Mercenary’ on PS Vita set for September release

    According to the official PlayStation website, Killzone Mercenary has been set for release on 17 September in the US. A new gameplay trailer and more details about the Vita first-person shooter (FPS) are also available on the site. The game is built on the same engine as Killzone 3 and is developed by Guerrilla Cambridge, which has taken over from previous developers Guerrilla Games. The PS Vita’s rear touch panel will be utilised...

  • Droid X360 is the $114 retro-gaming tablet you always wanted

    Now we’re proper excited. Android’s free right? So the only thing holding the world back from an ultra cheap Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is the price of the hardware, right? The Droid X360 is a US$115 tablet running Android 4.0, a 1Ghz CPU, 512MB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The best part, it looks almost exactly like the PS Vita and plays emulated games like a dream. Read on! Budget tablets be damned,...

  • Facebook app for PS Vita back in action

    Were you one of the lucky buggers to grab the free Facebook App for the PS Vita before Sony pulled it? Wipe those tears off your greasy cheeks and rejoice. The PS Vita Facebook app is back in business and ready to be downloaded in abundance. Why was the app pulled? Sources say that the issue was not with Sony’s latest console, but with Facebook itself. This mess happened last week and today,...

  • PS Vita US launch date confirmed, will ‘redefine traditional gaming’

    The United States and Latin America will receive the coveted PlayStation Vita on 22 February, 2012. That’s according to Sony chief executive Jack Tretton. Tretton believes the “PlayStation Vita will redefine traditional boundaries of gaming and blur the lines between entertainment and reality”. “Its launch will serve as a pivotal point in the history of portable gaming and create a new fan base of PlayStation gamers for generations to come,” he said at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Features of the PS Vita include a five-inch multi-touch OLED screen and a pad on the back for “touch, grab,...

  • Five PlayStation Vita games to look out for

    The 3DS is not doing as well as anticipated, meaning somebody out there is in with a much better shot at finally taking the handheld gaming crown from Nintendo. With the recent announcement at the Tokyo Game Show that the PS Vita will have an astounding 26 games available when it launches in Japan in December, Sony seems poised to exploit the opportunity. Here’s a rundown of the list: @field Army Corps of Hell BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend Browser Sangokushi Touch Battle Dark Quest Disgaea 3 Return Dream Club Zero Portable Dynasty Warriors Next F1 2011 Fish On Hot Shots Golf 6 Katamari Damacy No Vita Lord of Apocalypse Michael Jackson The Experience Minna to...

  • PS Vita will land in Japan before Christmas

    Handheld gamers rejoice. The Playstation Vita will be released on the 17th of December in Japan. Sony’s anticipated handheld gaming machine and the successor to the PSP will go on sale for 24,980 yen (US$325) for the Wi-Fi version and 29,980 (US$390) for the 3G model. The announcement was made at a pre-press conference before the Tokyo Game Show. Previously, Sony had said that it aims to release the console before the end of the year in Japan. The late arrival date outside Japan may damage its sales across the ocean in the European and North American markets. When it...

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