PlayStation Vita

PS Vita Themes arrive with System Software 3.30 update

PS Vita Themes arrive with System Software 3.30 update

As promised at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show media event last month, the PlayStation Vita will be gaining the ability to be themed some day soon. That day, apparently, comes October 2, with version 3.30 of the PS Vita System Software, which will bring some additional new features as well once it starts rolling out to users starting today.

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PS4 pre-TGS reveal: 44 titles, Metal Slime edition, themes

PS4 pre-TGS reveal: 44 titles, Metal Slime edition, themes

Sony has just finished its pre-Tokyo Game Show conference and it unloaded a ton of things on the press and its users. Well, a ton of games actually. 44 in total. Plus a system update that might thrill gamers who love to customize their pre-gaming experience to death. And an upcoming PS4 limited edition in honor of one of the most iconic RPG monsters of all.

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Soon you can watch PS4 streams on your PS Vita

Soon you can watch PS4 streams on your PS Vita

Watching other people play games, sometimes instead of playing them yourself, is now a thing. To ride on this new "spectator sports" growing around gaming, console makers have been trying to add livestreaming features into their systems. Sony is one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon and will soon let you view streaming PS4 games even if all you own is a PS Vita.

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Sony declares end-of-life for PlayStation Mobile on Android

Sony declares end-of-life for PlayStation Mobile on Android

Perhaps it was something inevitable but a rather sad note nonetheless. Sony is pulling the plug on the PlayStation Mobile app for Android, which will completely cut off Android users running the latest versions of the mobile platform. This will ostracize even owners of its "PlayStation Certified" Xperia handsets, in favor of focusing more on Sony's actual gaming handhelds.

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God of War Collection hits PS Vita: fortune changer?

God of War Collection hits PS Vita: fortune changer?

The PS Vita hasn’t been a monumental hit - but that’s not stopping developers from producing - and porting - games at a rather high rate. This week one of the most epic series of games ever to have been produced for the PlayStation 2 is headed for the PlayStation Vita. It’s time for God of War.

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PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle arrives next month

PS Vita Borderlands 2 bundle arrives next month

Borderlands fans who've waited patiently to play the game from their handheld shan't wait much longer: Sony has announced the upcoming launch of Borderlands 2 for the PlayStation Vita, something that will be kicked off with the availability of a Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PS Vita Bundle next month.

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GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

There’s a brand called GameSpy out there in the gaming technology universe that runs multiplayer and CD key authentication for a wide variety of games. While part of GameSpy was a video game news site, there was also an online matchmaking service - now owned by Glu Mobile - which will be shut down on May 31st, 2014. There are a number of games that will be affected by this shutdown.

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PlayStation Vita scores Crackle access

PlayStation Vita scores Crackle access

Crackle may not have the brand recognition of Netflix, but it still boasts a solid user base, offering Internet goers and device owners access to a library of movies and related video content, including original series and television shows. Starting today, owners of Sony's PlayStation Vita can now access the service from their gaming handheld, providing another element of entertainment.

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PlayStation 4 tipped to emulate PS1 and PS2 titles

PlayStation 4 tipped to emulate PS1 and PS2 titles

Every new console generation brings up questions about backward compatibility with previous, and sometimes more well-loved, games. Tough nothing official has been disclosed, sources close to the matter have revealed that the latest PlayStation 4 will practically support titles from the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 via hardware emulation.

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Sony PlayStation Now getting ready to stream your games soon

Sony PlayStation Now getting ready to stream your games soon

Gamers might soon be kissing DVDs and huge downloads goodbye, at least if their games mostly come from Sony's PlayStation catalog. Although no demo was available at CES 2014, Sony has announced the next big leap in game streaming via a new PlayStation Now service coming first to the US.

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PlayStation 4 and Vita “soft bundle” pushed in UK

PlayStation 4 and Vita “soft bundle” pushed in UK

In the UK, Sony is pushing a "soft bundle" deal in which a PlayStation 4 and a PlayStation Vita can be had for about a £10 ($13.50 USD) discount. The push is intended to highlight the fact that the handheld Vita can pair with a PS4 through Remote Play, which lets you stream PS4 content to the handheld. Sony says it is encouraging retailers to roll out the soft bundle as of now.

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PS Vita 2000 revealed, thinner, lighter, more colorful

PS Vita 2000 revealed, thinner, lighter, more colorful

The giants of handheld gaming have been hitting quite a market problem brought about by the popularity of smartphones and tablets, leading them to gimmicks like price cuts and refreshed versions of old handheld lines. Today, Sony is taking such a path, announcing the Playstation Vita PCH-2000 which is an incremental upgrade to the original PS Vita, though it remains to be seen if it will be enough to help revive interest in the product line.

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