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Sony PlayStation Suite SDK open beta drops April

Sony PlayStation Suite SDK open beta drops April

Sony's PlayStation Suite SDK will be released as an open beta in April 2012, the company has confirmed, allowing developers to create games and content for the PS Vita, as well as PlayStation Certified phones and tablets. Released in closed beta back in November, though only in the US, UK and Japan, the new open beta will broaden support to a greater number of countries. The full version of the SDK, meanwhile, will follow on later in 2012, with an annual fee of $99 for distribution through the PlayStation Store.

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PS Vita ad funds Anonymous as Atari Teenage Riot donates fee

PS Vita ad funds Anonymous as Atari Teenage Riot donates fee

Sony has inadvertently found itself funding FreeAnons, after band Atari Teenage Riot agreed to one of its tracks being used in a PS Vita commercial but donated the fee to the Anonymous legal support group. Alex Empire of Atari Teenage Riot has some history with Sony - the company used a track of his without permission back in 1999 in a Handycam commercial - and so couldn't resist suggesting track Black Flags when the Japanese company came looking for music for its new Vita advertising campaign. The song contains multiple references to Anonymous and has been used in several Occupy Wall Street (OWS) promotional videos.

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PlayStation Network is down for 14hrs on Sunday

PlayStation Network is down for 14hrs on Sunday

Worry not, gamers; the PlayStation Network downtime today is Sony's intended maintenance, not the signs of something nefarious. The scheduled inaccessibility for PS3 and PS Vita gamers is set to last fourteen hours solid - from just after noon Pacific until approximately 2am Pacific on Monday, March 5 - during which time any users signed in will be kicked out, and no new sign-ins will be allowed.

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Sony Tablet P hands-on unboxing [AT&T]

Sony Tablet P hands-on unboxing [AT&T]

Sony is all set to release their latest Android tablet to the world. That comes in the form of the unique clamshell designed Sony Tablet P dual-screen Honeycomb tablet. Complete with Sony Playstation certification and plenty of games we wonder if it can compete with the PS Vita, or end up just another Android tablet on the market. Read on below for our initial impressions and hands-on video.

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Gravity Rush heading to PS Vita on June 12

Gravity Rush heading to PS Vita on June 12

The PlayStation Vita exclusive Gravity Rush game has finally received an official release date, but it's not what anxious gamers were hoping for. Sony has slated the game now for a June 12 release in the US, although the game has already been well received in Japan since February 9 under the name of Gravity Daze. Along with the announcement, Sony released a new trailer for the game.

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Sony PS VIta sales surpass 1.2 million units worldwide

Sony PS VIta sales surpass 1.2 million units worldwide

Sony's PlayStation Vita next-gen portable gaming console recently launched in the US and seems to be doing quite well, despite previously nose-diving sales numbers following its release in Japan. The company announced today that PS Vita sales have surpassed 1.2 million units worldwide. That's finally some good news for Sony, which has suffered an estimated $2.9 billion loss in revenue this past year.

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PS Vita Review

PS Vita Review

This past week we've been checking out Sony's newest and most powerful handheld gaming system in the history of its existence, the PS Vita. This mobile console is also known as the PlayStation Vita and is able to be used as a gaming system in and of itself or in tangent with your PlayStation 3 - today we're just taking a look at how the system works on its own, connected with the PlayStation Store for digital content, and with cartridge games which you'll be buying individually and separately. Is this the greatest mobile gaming system in the history of time, or is it the end of a dying genre?

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Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

Netflix denies BlackBerry devices, sticks with PS Vita

This week the folks at Netflix have made it clear that they have no current plans to release a Netflix app to BlackBerry. At the same time, the brand new portable gaming system known as the PS Vita, aka PlayStation Vita, has received a 1.0 version of the application in the PlayStation Store. This set of moves makes it clear which groups Netflix, a giant in the streaming video business today, has faith in for the near and extended future, and spells bad news for RIM whose struggling mobile platform BlackBerry is at its worst sales point in several years.

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Sony feathers PS Vita store

Sony feathers PS Vita store

After lackluster game options were blamed for slumping Japanese PS Vita sales, Sony is doing its level best to avoid the same fate in the US and Europe with a range of games and other apps freshly released this morning. Hitting alongside first full in-store sales of the PS Vita, the fresh content includes Live Tweet, Flickr and Netflix, together with Touch My Katamari and Plants Vs Zombies. However there's already controversy over pricing, with Plants Vs Zombies coming in at $14.99.

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PS Vita hits UK

PS Vita hits UK

Sony's PS Vita has hit the mean streets of the UK, stores across the country opening at midnight to give eager gamers their chance to grab the next-gen portable, with US sales expected to begin within hours. Although early queues for the Vita had only garnered low numbers earlier this week, by midnight there were several hundred waiting outside retailer Game's flagship London store, The Telegraph reports.

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