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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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Sony Vita OS Review

Sony Vita OS Review

This week we're getting our first look at the Sony PS Vita, a device which is set to be officially set in stores for sale tomorrow, and the first live version of Vita OS. What the Vita operating system represents is not only a new look at handheld gaming, but the prospect of an operating system that is all Sony's own, and as Chris Davies will tell you, one that's more than ready to take on more screens than just the PS Vita. What we'll do here for you is run down and review the operating system on its own as well as specifically as it exists here in its first iteration: on the PS Vita portable PlayStation certified gaming system from Sony.

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PS Vita release week rundown

PS Vita release week rundown

This week we're seeing so much news on the PlayStation Vita that you'd swear it hadn't already been on the market for months in Japan. What we've got though is a launch both in the USA and in the UK with the system showing up in Target stores as early as yesterday and pre-release bundles appearing at places like Gamestop from the start of this week. We've got the device here in the office and will be giving it an extensive review both in operating system and hardware along with the games that are available here at launch, but for now - columns galore!

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Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

A few lucky people have already managed to get their hands on a PlayStation Vita, including us here at SlashGear, a handful of contest winners, people who work in the industry, etc. But the device doesn't officially go on sale in the US until Wednesday, and in preparation for that Sony has made a bunch of last-minute tweaks to the Vita's operating system so all the early adopters can take full advantage of what the device has to offer.

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