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US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

Given the number of undesirable people who won't hesitate for a second when it comes to making off with your financial information, there are many gamers who are understandably not willing to pay with a credit or debit card when buying games digitally. Previously, those who didn't want to use a credit card on the PlayStation Store were left with one option: buying a PlayStation Network card and redeeming the code online. Today, however, Sony has announced that US PlayStation Store users can now make payments with their PayPal account.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 17, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 17, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today we heard that Samsung may use MWC 2013 to unveil a new Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, which is certainly exciting to say the least. According to new rumors, Verizon may be shipping the Samsung ATIV Odyssey on January 24, while a new Apple job listing suggests some major Siri improvements coming in the future. Instagram said today that it has 90 million monthly active users who are uploading 40 million photos per day, and even though Intel's earnings for Q4 2012 were down, the company still managed to pull in $13.3 billion in revenue.

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Gaming hopes and predictions for 2013

Gaming hopes and predictions for 2013

2012 was a great year for gaming, but I have a feeling that 2013 will be even better. We've got a lot of exciting game releases coming up in the next few months, and if we're lucky, we might have a new hardware reveal or two as well. Of course, we won't know for sure what happens until we're further into 2013, but that doesn't mean we can't drop some predictions in the meantime. Read on to see gaming predictions and even a few hopes for 2013!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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New PS Vita bundle coming to the US

New PS Vita bundle coming to the US

Sony's portable console, the PS Vita hasn't exactly been selling like gangbusters. Sony is hoping that the new PlayStation Plus service that is available for the little portable console will help spur gamers to purchase the device. Next week a new PS Vita console bundle will arrive in the US in time for holiday shopping.

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Sony offers 2.0 update for the PlayStation Vita

Sony offers 2.0 update for the PlayStation Vita

Sony has announced a new update for its latest generation portable gaming console called the PlayStation Vita. The update brings the Vita to system software version 2.00. The update brings with it multiple new features including support for PlayStation Plus, the ability to transfer files using Wi-Fi between the portable console and PC, and improved web browser functionality.

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PS Vita gets PlayStation Plus in November

PS Vita gets PlayStation Plus in November

In addition to announcing a brand new, super-slim PS3 model at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony finally gave a time frame for the arrival of PlayStation Plus on PS Vita. Sony announced that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PS Vita back at Gamescom in July, but today it announced that PS Plus will launch November. Unfortunately, the company didn't get any more specific than that, so it looks like we'll be left waiting for additional details once again.

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Latest PS Vita update locks memory cards to one PSN account

Latest PS Vita update locks memory cards to one PSN account

PS Vita's latest firmware update - 1.80 - may bring PSOne Classics with it, but it's also secretly added a new "feature" that's bound to make some Vita owners angry. PS Vita's update to 1.80 locks memory cards to one PSN account, meaning that your days of using multiple PSN accounts on PS Vita are over. That is, unless you want to purchase a separate memory card for each of your accounts.

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PS Vita 1.8 update brings 9 PSone Classics games to USA, 129 to EU

PS Vita 1.8 update brings 9 PSone Classics games to USA, 129 to EU

If you're living in North America and are excited about getting your first shot at a collection of classic PlayStation games on your PS Vita, you're in luck. So to speak, that is, as there's just 9 titles on this list. If you want to play a PSone Classics game, you'll be choosing from a list of 9 titles. You read that right. There's also a firmware update for the PS Vita if you like to make sure you're in the now, also.

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