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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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The Walking Dead is coming to the PS Vita

The Walking Dead is coming to the PS Vita

Fans of AMC's The Walking Dead, as well as fans of zombie apocalypse-based games will be happy to know that The Walking Dead video game will be making its way to the PlayStation Vita. The news was confirmed by IGN, and Telltale says that the game is set to be released sometime this year. The game should be released sometime before the Fall, when season 2 of The Walking Dead is set to launch.

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Google patents rear-touch controls 6 years after Apple

Google patents rear-touch controls 6 years after Apple

A patent application has just revealed that Google is going to be implementing rear-touch controls for its future Android smartphones. The patent is similar to a patent filed by Apple in 2006, which it planned on using to implement the rear-touch feature in its future iPads. However, it's been 7 years since Apple was granted the patent, and yet there are still no iPads with rear-touch controls. Perhaps Apple will begin production on that project now that Google is gunning for it too.

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