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Game industry execs think PS vita launch will be “a car wreck”

Game industry execs think PS vita launch will be “a car wreck”

The PS Vita isn't even here yet and already some game developers are calling for a failed product and a launch that one is describing as "a car wreck." How you can call a launch a failure before the product even ships is beyond me. The PS Vita is expected to hit Japan later this year and land in the US early next year. Lyle Hall and Matthew Seymour from Heavy Iron Studios are already predicting failure of the PS Vita.

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Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony's PlayStation Portable will soon be available in a special bundle called the PSP Entertainment Pack. So, if you've been wanting to get a portable gaming console and you're not patient enough for the next-gen PS Vita, then at least wait until August 30, when this PSP deal hits store shelves. The bundle will include the PSP itself plus two games and a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo for a total of $159.99.

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PS Vita US and Europe launch in “early” 2012 says Sony

PS Vita US and Europe launch in “early” 2012 says Sony

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Vita launch will miss the 2011 holiday season in the US and Europe, with the new handheld instead arriving "early next year." According to Sony VP Kazuo Hirai, only Japan will see the Vita arrive in time for Christmas, with the rest of the "phased global rollout" taking place in early 2012. Rather than a delay, Hirai said the scheduling was intended to give Sony time to prepare "solid" game offerings.

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Sony makes PS Vita dev kits cheap to encourage “garage developers”

Sony makes PS Vita dev kits cheap to encourage “garage developers”

A rumor was circulating after the Pokémon Company announced plans for games for the mobile phone segment that Nintendo might finally be bringing its games to the mobile sector. Nintendo quickly denied that rumor and noted the Pokémon Company is an independent. Sony is actively reaching out to what SCE head Shuhei Yoshida calls the "garage developer" including allowing easy porting of games to Android. He says that to shy away from this sort of developer would be the industry's loss.

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PS Vita face-tracking demo tips SmartAR gaming [Video]

PS Vita face-tracking demo tips SmartAR gaming [Video]

Sony has demonstrated the face-recognition and tracking capabilities of the upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld, using the portable console's front-facing camera to track head movement and have on-screen avatars respond accordingly. In the demo, filmed by Siliconera and which you can see after the cut, Sony showed a two-way video chat being held between a pair of animated avatars, the head, mouth, eye and other movements being mapped to those of the gamer.

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Sony PS Vita May Not Ship Until January 2012?

Sony PS Vita May Not Ship Until January 2012?

Sony's PSP successor, which has long been dubbed the NGP for next-generation portable was finally unveiled at E3 2011 as the PS Vita. It promises to bring PS3 console quality games to handheld and was slated for this fall just in time for the holiday season. However, recent reports from online pre-orders through Amazon suggest that the device may not ship until January of next year.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – June 12, 2011

Last week's tech news was filled with developments from two major events---Apple's WWDC 2011 developer conference and the E3 2011 gaming conference. And so, in this week's video we're going over all the details on the Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud. We also roundup all the E3 announcements from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. But since today is a big game day for my home team, the Dallas Mavericks, we'll just leave it at that. Go Mavs! Beat the Heat!

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