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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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PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

It looks like Sony slashing the prices of its PS Vita systems have done it wonders. Sony had cut the price of its PS Vita down to 19,980 yen from 24,980 yen due to its struggling sales. It looked like the 30% price cut worked because Sony saw sales quadruple for the device compared to two weeks ago. The announcement was made by Hiroshi Kawano, President of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan, while he was doing a presentation for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.

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Sony announces Remote Play, brings PS4 titles to the Vita

Sony announces Remote Play, brings PS4 titles to the Vita

Sony has just announced their all new PlayStation 4. While we're still slowly but surely getting all the details a few things are already clear. That being this device will be a gamer-centric platform, have nearly unlimited amounts of social aspects, and of course now their talking about essentially cloud gaming. You'll now be able to use Remote Play to stream and continue games on the PS Vita.

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PlayStation 4 missing – Sony to focus on “The Gamer” today

PlayStation 4 missing – Sony to focus on “The Gamer” today

This week a PlayStation event was held by Sony surrounding what was expected to be a reveal of the PlayStation 4, but it began with a big wider an aim. Speaking about the gaming world at large, Sony's own Andrew House spoke up: "The living room is no longer the center of the PlayStation universe, the gamer is." The next-generation gamer is the first subject of concern here in 2013, and thus far there's been no clue that a new console is up for play today.

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Final Fantasy X HD previewed on the PS VITA

Final Fantasy X HD previewed on the PS VITA

Square Enix has just shown off a preview of their new HD remake of Final Fantasy X. Final Fantasy X was the first game in the series to come to the PlayStation 2 and it won the hearts of many avid fans. Now to everyone's excitement, the game will be remastered, and brought to the portable Playstation Vita. The preview doesn't show off much, except for the main characters, Tidus and Yuna, standing alongside Bahamut and Yojimbo. While their changes seem a bit subtle, you can notice that their colors are more vibrant, and their character's textures are much more smooth.


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