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Sony Music Unlimited makes way to PlayStation Vita

Sony Music Unlimited makes way to PlayStation Vita

The Sony platform that allows users to stream unlimited music tracks on their PS3 and other devices has now made its way to the PlayStation Vita. The app has two tiers of service - one for users who just want to listen to an "Internet radio" stream of music and a premium tier that lets users search for and download specific songs. It's kind of like Pandora, but with a hint of iTunes.

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Sony’s MLB 12 The Show Vita, PS3 versions bundled

Sony’s MLB 12 The Show Vita, PS3 versions bundled

There aren't many AAA licensed sports video games that are published by a first party, but Sony's MLB The Show franchise is one of them. As one of the company's most prestigious series, it's going to be the guinea pig for a new idea - buy the same game on both a console and a handheld platform, and get a discount. Non-diehard baseball fans need not apply.

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Sony’s PlayStation Network to be down March 1

Sony’s PlayStation Network to be down March 1

Attention, PlayStation gamers - the online PlayStation Network service will be going under the knife on Thursday, March 1 for nearly the entire day. This is to address bugs, optimize performance, and perform necessary maintenance. The service is expected to be down starting at around 11:00 AM Eastern Time and will not be back online until after midnight.

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Sony acknowledges obscure “PlayStation mini” problem on PS Vita

Sony acknowledges obscure “PlayStation mini” problem on PS Vita

When Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld launched in Japan late last year, you could say it suffered from some pretty major problems. Now that it's launched in other territories, it seems there's a mini problem, both figuratively and literally. Apparently there's an issue with players trying to launch their Playstation mini games that were received through a Playstation Plus subscription.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 24, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We made it to the end of yet another work week, and now it's time to check back on what made news on this day in tech. For starters, Google made a big splash when it announced it will bring "Do Not Track" functionality to Chrome. On a less surprising note, HP has confirmed it will be bringing a Windows 8 tablet to market this year, after the highly bungled webOS platform was officially chopped from the company's tablet portfolio.

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PS Vita Review

PS Vita Review

This past week we've been checking out Sony's newest and most powerful handheld gaming system in the history of its existence, the PS Vita. This mobile console is also known as the PlayStation Vita and is able to be used as a gaming system in and of itself or in tangent with your PlayStation 3 - today we're just taking a look at how the system works on its own, connected with the PlayStation Store for digital content, and with cartridge games which you'll be buying individually and separately. Is this the greatest mobile gaming system in the history of time, or is it the end of a dying genre?

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Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

This week the folks at Netflix have made it clear that they have no current plans to release a Netflix app to BlackBerry. At the same time, the brand new portable gaming system known as the PS Vita, aka PlayStation Vita, has received a 1.0 version of the application in the PlayStation Store. This set of moves makes it clear which groups Netflix, a giant in the streaming video business today, has faith in for the near and extended future, and spells bad news for RIM whose struggling mobile platform BlackBerry is at its worst sales point in several years.

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Sony exec says Vita marketing spend will be highest ever

Sony exec says Vita marketing spend will be highest ever

Are you planning on buying a PlayStation Vita? If not, Sony is planning on spending a lot of money to change your mind. The company's SVP of marketing in the US Guy Longworth said the budget for peddling the latest handheld is more than any other gaming device in company history. Do you think he disclosed the amount? As a matter of fact he did, and noted that the budget is a cool $50 million. That's somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 cents for every living person in the country.

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