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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 1, 2012

Welcome to February! We're hitting the ground running as we steam ahead into the shortest month of the year, and there's no bigger news today than the launch of Facebook's IPO, which makes Mark Zuckerberg a filthy rich man. Not that he wasn't already. For something a bit more relatable, Max OS X 10.7.3 has just been released so get your Mac computers up-to-date whenever you get the chance.

PS Vita games will be cheaper downloaded

A Sony rep has confirmed that PlayStation Vita game titles coming to the US will be cheaper if purchased and downloaded directly from the PlayStation Network as opposed to buying the boxed copies. Discounted digital copies have been confirmed for the PS Vita in Japan, but the company has yet to make an official announcement as to whether the discount would extend to the US.

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Taco Bell offers PlayStation Vita in pre-release sweepstakes

If you can't wait until February 22 to get your hands on Sony's newest portable gaming device, you'll need to set aside some extra time for the bathroom. Your shot at winning a pre-release PlayStation Vita is at the same place where you can buy Fritos-filled burritos. Sony's new partnership with Taco Bell follows the storied tradition of fast food/video game enterprises - we're talking about Burger King Xbox 360 games, Nintendo Zone hotspots at McDonald's, and Kinect promotions at, again, Burger King.

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Sony’s MLB 12 The Show will have cloud support on PS3, Vita

Whenever there's a new MLB The Show game, PS3-toting baseball fans are excited. They can't wait to get their hands on the latest roster, the always-improved graphics and control system, and the surprisingly fluid voice-over commentary. But this year, there's another reason to be interested in the new entry, and it has to do with the fact that the game is due out on two systems.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 27, 2012

As we wrap up the last full work week of January, we saw a big chunk of mobile news today. For example, watch your back if you have an Android device because the Android Market is having its largest malware infection ever. If the iPhone is more your style, but you're stuck on T-Mobile, you might be pleased to know that the magenta-colored carrier plans to start boosting unlocked iPhone support at the end of the month.

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Q Entertainment sheds light on Lumines game for PlayStation Vita

It may not be the most amazing game that's been released in the 21st century. Heck, it doesn't even really have any characters or storyline. Yet Lumines has been heralded as one of the most enjoyable games on the PSP, and it's set to be one of the biggest entries on the impending PlayStation Vita. The company behind the addicting puzzle title, Q Entertainment, has brought forth some new details about this next installment.

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PS Vita originally set for on-screen controls, full metal casing, larger display

There's a new personal video game system in town, and it goes by the name PlayStation Vita - and what you're about to learn from no less than Tokashi Sogabe of the Sony Corporate Design Center is that it originally looked just a bit different than it exists in the wild today. In an interview done with James Gallagher of the official PlayStation Blog, Sogabe spoke on how his 27 years of experience working with Sony on such devices as the original Walkman, Vaio notebooks, and the most recent slim model of the PlayStation 3, lead him to the iteration of the PS Vita you see today - and how its original construction looked a bit different. What you'll find is that the first model, never released, had a 5.5-inch display, on-screen controls, and a full metal jacket, as it were.

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Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat, and Assassin’s Creed are lined up for PS Vita

Sony's PS Vita is getting ready to set foot in the US in February and it's launching with more than 20 game titles right off the bat. But what titles Sony has planned to sustain interest in the PS Vita in the months post launch has remained a mystery until now. Sony's director of hardware marketing John Koller spilled the beans on what to expect during an interview with Gamespot at CES.

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Is your PlayStation Vita fixed?

When a gaming company apologizes for a device they've released, you know good and well that they're at the mercy of their customers - this is just what's happened with Sony's PlayStation Vita not one week after its release in Japan, and a firmware fix does appear to be on the way. Reports surrounded the launch of 300,000 device sold in just the first weekend of its release, and since then (three days, approximately), complaints about unresponsive touchscreens, freezes, and crashes have mounted to a level that Sony's found it necessary to offer up an apology. Future users should take comfort in the idea that this may well only be a temporary set of issues, mind you, which should be fixed up in time for 2012 to roll around - our question for you current users is this: are you having troubles right this minute?

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Sony issues update and apology for PS Vita freeze and touch screen issues

Sony's much anticipated PlayStation Vita portable gaming device has just launched in Japan over the weekend and the company has already issued an apology along with a software update. New owners have been reporting problems with unresponsive touch screens and system freezes, among other issues of which users have begun tweeting and posting their experiences in videos to YouTube.

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