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Sony PlayStation Vita restores PSP games pulled due to hackers

Sony PlayStation Vita restores PSP games pulled due to hackers

Sony has restored a pair of downloadable PSP games to the PlayStation Store after it previously pulled them because of hacking concerns. The games were blamed for having loopholes within their coding that allowed hackers to exploit the entire portable system. The issue first arose with the digital download version of the PSP game Motorstorm: Arctic Edge contained code that could be exploited by a third party when executed on the Vita.

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Sony PlayStation Vita is struggling, big time

Sony PlayStation Vita is struggling, big time

Sony just set a new record this week. But this isn't the kind of thing it wants to be making news for. The PlayStation Vita has just set a new bar for the worst week in its sales history in Japan. It's a symbol of how slow the rate of interest has been for the device, but perhaps also it is just a representation of a sluggish video game industry as a whole. After all, in March, in the US video game sales were down by around 25%, a huge downward spiral even though the massive hit game Mass Effect 3 was released.

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Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony yanks Vita firmware update after release

Sony has cited technical faults after pulling a recently released Playstation Vita update. The new firmware, version 1.65, was announced earlier this week, and Sony pushed it out to Vita devices shortly thereafter. However, anyone attempting to find the update now will be told there are no updates available. It's odd considering this wasn't a major update by any means.

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Sony Vita planned launch game Warrior’s Lair, assumed dead, has been revived

Sony Vita planned launch game Warrior’s Lair, assumed dead, has been revived

The game Warrior's Lair, which was supposed to be one of the launch or near-launch titles for Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld, has been picked back up after the game slipped into oblivion. In the days and weeks leading up the Vita, Warrior's Lair slipped to an unconfirmed launch day status, leading many to expect it might be canceled. Instead, Sony announced, it has just axed the co-development team Idol Minds.

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Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 incoming

Sony has just announced that it will be pushing the latest firmware for its newest handheld system any day now, bringing with it a handful of minor tweaks and improvements for system optimization. This is the first minor update for the Vita since it launched in the US last year, but of course it has received major updates in between the time it launched and Japan and when it came here to the states.

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Atlus PSP games get price drop on PSN

Atlus PSP games get price drop on PSN

Atlus, the publisher best known for its quirky and perhaps even too-far-off-the-wall role-playing games, has announced that it is decreasing the prices of all its downloadable PSP games that are currently available on the PlayStation Store. The discounts range from $5 to $20 off what the previous prices were, with many titles getting 50% discounts or more. The company is calling it the "ReVITAlized" sales event, encouraging sales of the PSP classics on Sony's new Vita handheld system.

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Sony downloadable PSP games yanked from Vita online store

Sony downloadable PSP games yanked from Vita online store

Sony has decided to pull a couple of downloadable PSP games from the PlayStation Vita version of the PlayStation Store because hackers have managed to exploit code contained within. The affected games has vulnerablilities that allowed the hackers to run homebrew applications on the Vita, something Sony has been extremely vocal about banning. So as expected, company bigwigs were not happy about this.

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Sony PlayMemories offers cloud-based media storage

Sony PlayMemories offers cloud-based media storage

Sony is entering a market that many are competing to grab a stake in right now - the cloud. More specifically, the media cloud. The company is launching a new service called PlayMemories, which will give users 5 GB to store their favorite image and video files. Those files can then be accessed and modified on a variety of devices. What's different about this versus other cloud platforms is its presence in gaming.

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Konami’s Silent Hill on PlayStation Vita delayed

Konami’s Silent Hill on PlayStation Vita delayed

Konami has delayed the released of its flagship entry in the Silent Hill franchise for Sony's new portable gaming system, after the company faced a slew of criticism with its recently released Silent Hill HD Collection. It is not confirmed that the two events are correlated, but it certainly seems like it's more than a coincidence. Konami surely cannot take the chance of having two critically maligned Silent Hill games in a row.

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