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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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PlayStation Vita Remote Play turns on PS4

PlayStation Vita Remote Play turns on PS4

Back in May, Sony confirmed gamers would be able to play all of their PlayStation 4 games on the PlayStation Vita thanks to Remote Play. We got a good, hands-on look at this ability at Gamescom 2013, along with word of a price cut. Even so, it's looking like Remote Play functionality extends beyond mere gameplay this time around, allowing users to turn the PS4 on using the portable device.

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PS4 said to demand mandatory PS Vita Remote Play [UPDATE]

PS4 said to demand mandatory PS Vita Remote Play [UPDATE]

We've spent a lot of time talking about the Xbox One's woes, but that doesn't mean that the PlayStation 4 doesn't have any of its own. It's said that almost all PS4 games will be required to support Remote Play on the PS Vita handheld console. Essentially, games that don't require the PS4 Eye camera will need to require Remote Play for the Vita.

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PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice helps boost sales for the game console

PlayStation Vita game Soul Sacrifice helps boost sales for the game console

PlayStation Vita sales in Japan have experienced some good growth since last month, and most of it is thanks to the launch of a new game called Soul Sacrifice. The game debuted on March 7th in Japan, and it sold 105,000 units within its first week. It is estimated to have sold a total of 180,000 units through April 13th. The game was developed by Keiji Inafune, who has told IGN that a sequel is already in the talks.

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