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Nuclear Throne keeps 8-bit alive, battling on Mac, PC, PS4, and PS Vita

Nuclear Throne keeps 8-bit alive, battling on Mac, PC, PS4, and PS Vita

There's a game in development right this minute going by the name Nuclear Throne, developed by the same crew that made the cult classic Super Crate Box and appearing soon on PCs everywhere. This game is also in development for OS X (Mac, Apple computers), as well as PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, readying itself for PC first and currently in Early Access mode for those of you on Steam. This game follows a little speck of a character through a collection of top-down levels that get increasingly more difficult as you traverse them - simple concept, but powerful results.

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PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

Last month, the latest PS Vita model PCH-2000 was revealed, along with it coming some specs and other pertinent information. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has pointed out one particular feature that hasn't caught much attention, revealing in a tweet that the next-generation handheld console is equipped with a standard microUSB charger, making it compatible with a variety of commonly-available charging cables.

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Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Megaman has firm a place in the hearts of many, the evidence of which is blatant in the runaway success of its descendant -- Mighty No. 9's -- Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was ambitious, seeking millions, yet saw its milestones reached at a clipped rate, such as the unlocking of PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions back on September 17. The campaign reached its end on Kickstarter this evening, managing to hit its goal ahead of the countdown timer.

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PS Vita TV mini game console with streaming service

PS Vita TV mini game console with streaming service

Sony has unveiled a new miniature video game console in Japan called the PS Vita TV. The device is an entertainment system designed to allow users to easily access streaming video services, games, and other types of content on the big screen TV in their home. Sony says that the PS Vita TV use the same chipsets and system software that the PS Vita portable console uses including an ARM cortex A9 CPU and IMG SGX543MP4+ GPU.

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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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PS4 game range set to surge with ex-LucasArts talent hire

PS4 game range set to surge with ex-LucasArts talent hire

If there's one thing LucasArts was good at, it was getting to know 3rd-party game creators - that's essentially the base for their entire industry, after all. When you run a gaming company that's creating games that are (mostly) based in the Star Wars universe, you've got to work with a collection of developers - at least that's how it used to be, before Disney shut down LucasArts. Now the Third Party Relations team is happy to bring former LucasArts producer Gio Corsi aboard here several months after the closing of LucasArts in early 2013.

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PS Vita price cut official in USA and Europe following store-specific axe

PS Vita price cut official in USA and Europe following store-specific axe

This week the folks at Sony have made clear their intent to make the PS Vita more accessible to the whole world, announcing a significant price change in both the UK and the USA. This price change is just one of several updates to the device that'll be made over the next few weeks, including (announced this week at Gamescon) the addition of several major gaming packs of games and the addition of high-powered games like Batman: Arkham Origins and Borderlands 2.

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Here’s big gaming’s problem: iOS and Android are eating its lunch

Here’s big gaming’s problem: iOS and Android are eating its lunch

Sales of iOS games have already eclipsed those of traditional portables like PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, new research suggests, with Google Play sales looking likely to do the same within the next few months. Spending on titles for Sony and Nintendo's hardware fell markedly from Q4 2012 to the first quarter of 2013, App Annie's portable gaming stats indicate, a marked contrast to the surge in sales on both iOS and Android, and one which is likely giving industry stalwarts sleepless nights.

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PlayStation Vita update brings folders, chat enhancements, and more

PlayStation Vita update brings folders, chat enhancements, and more

A software update is rolling out today that will update your PlayStation Vita to version 2.10. The new update brings a few new features and several enhancements to improve the PlayStation Vita's user experience. You will now be able to create folders in your Vita that can store up to 10 games/apps, group messaging has been greatly improved, the web browser can now stream video, and some new tweaks have been added to the notifications.

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