Tagged: PS VITA

PS Vita failure blamed on iPad and Android apps

Source: inentertainment The evolution of competitive devices is starting to become apparent, so much so the future of the PlayStation Vita is concerning, with the failure of this handheld being blamed on iPad and Android apps among others. There’s no denying the PS Vita is a cool gaming device, but other avenues have also been producing some great approachable applications on other platforms, giving us cause to question how Sony’s handheld will fair as technology increases throughout the gaming world. We are under the impression that the PS Vita is not fairing too well in Japan, in fact, it seems to be dying in this territory, and this could have a knock on effect in other countries. Highlighting the Vita’s poor reception Forbes report on how the PSP has sold 14 million units in Japan with 17m in the US, but the performance of the Vita has been questioned in...

PS VITA 1.65 is live

PlayStation gamers are resigned to their firmware updates, regardless of if they happen to be on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. Today, Sony revealed that PS Vita in particular would be getting a firmware update, one which will be “released soon.” Update 1.65 has four minor updates. A new “Notification Alert” option can be found in the Vita’s settings menu, allowing you to turn on and off alerts as you see fit. Power Save settings will get an “After 10 Minutes” option. LiveArea will be updated with a new “arrow icon” that will point out new activities. And the PS Vita’s keyboard will now support a caps lock option. Nothing exciting, we know… but we figured you should be informed, anyway. Now go play!

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft: three different views on portable gaming

Source: Engadget   Tim Cook says the darnedest things. Why, just last week Apple’s head honcho suggested that iPad users are ditching their home consoles in favor of Cupertino’s favorite slate. Bold words, ones that can’t be sitting well with the gaming industry’s big three. Steady thy rifle, hardcore gamer, Cook has a point: the console wars have shifted irreversibly. Gone are the days of bickering over somewhat similar 16-bit consoles and their supposed lack of “blast-processing”; today’s gaming armies wage war with wildly different artillery. In the pursuit of your mobile gaming dollar, Nintendo toed a traditional line with a new twist. Sony, on the other hand, seems to have bundled every input method it could get its mitts on into its next-generation portable. Microsoft, however, puts the “mobile” in mobile gaming, echoing Apple’s own approach with an Xbox Live platform that eschews dedicated hardware to float across Windows...

Got my PS VITA!

Geek-Weely original I was going to write about the un-boxing of my PS Vita on the 22nd but then I realized that the topic is already overdone. Sure we could review the system specs or the game play but again that’s something everyone is already talking about. So I figured that I would get a few days behind me and share my initial thoughts. [ad code=1 align=center] Expectations: The screen! What can I say… this is absolutely amazing and probably one of the clearest I have ever seen. The touch screen is extremely fluid with what little content there was to scroll through. This area defiantly exceeded my expectations. PSP backwards compatibility. Although there are some titles that are being offered on the PlayStation Store I was a little disappointed to find that the copy of Little Big Planet that I got free as part of their network / security...

Almost time to get my VITA

It’s not every day that I experience true excitement over a new Gadget. As the PS VITA launch day approaches (tomorrow) I find that I can still be subject to that childlike wonder of a new toy. Sure I play games but not to the extent of a true gamer. I have never lined up to get the latest game or game system. I am not about collecting trophies or online play with the world. Buying the new Sony PS VITA is really the only time. Last night I took my son to game stop to look around and he wanted to look at used games, I wanted to see if they were opening for a midnight release. Like a kid wishing for a snow day that is not going to happen I felt an emptiness when I found out my Game Stop location would not be one participating in...

Where do Vita and 3DS Stand After TGS?

Source: GamerFeed Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita were definitely the stars of the show at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Despite what Nintendo and Sony may claim, the dedicated handhelds do definitely seem to be competing with each other for your hardcore portable gaming dollars. While they were going head to head at E3, the question of software for the PlayStation Vita still remained. The Nintendo 3DS definitely had a bit of a surprise up its sleeve for TGS this year, although it was not exactly a well received one. Now that we’ve got more insight into both of these handhelds, where do they stand in the light of each others’ presence? Ever since its initial reveal in January, we’ve had a sneak peak at some of the Vita’s titles. E3 better solidified these releases, with more complete builds and a handful of new software. But that early on, it’s...