Posts Tagged "PlayStation Vita"

PlayStation Vita Reviewed: What You Need to Know

PlayStation Vita Reviewed: What You Need to Know

The PlayStation Vita (also known as the “PS Vita” and in a few instances, the “PSV”) is Sony’s next portable gaming system, and the follow-up to the PlayStation Portable/PSP. The portable gaming market is more crowded than ever thanks to the launch of the Nintendo 3DS and the runaway success of iOS devices as game platforms. That said, the PS Vita still boasts unique characteristics that make for specialized play sessions. Here’s...

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Best Video Games 2012: Top 5 Picks

Best Video Games 2012: Top 5 Picks

Face it: For the video games industry, 2012 is fast approaching. Let us link hands and pray for peace, unity, and harmony amongst the peoples of the world. Then again, we’ve tried that year after year, and it never seems to yield any sweet fruit. Instead, let’s think very seriously about the best video games that will be coming to our homes through 2012. Between the launch of the Wii U, the (North American/European) debut of the PlayStation Vita, and...

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Do Consoles Still Need to be Region Locked?

Do Consoles Still Need to be Region Locked?

Fans of imported games and systems recently received a spot of good news about the PlayStation Vita: Sony’s handheld will be region free. Meaning, it should be fairly easy for someone with a North American Vita to import and play games from Japan on their system. Or, someone with a Japanese Vita shouldn’t have a problem playing European games on their system. Or, someone with a European version of the Vita shouldn’t have a problem playing North...

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Short Battery Life: Trouble for 3DS, PS Vita

Short Battery Life: Trouble for 3DS, PS Vita

Handheld games have come a long way since the cabbage-colored days of Game Boy titles. Portable game systems are no longer tethered by cartridges and link cables: we can buy games online and play with friends from around the world. We can also take pictures, watch movies, download demos, and access social media. Unfortunately, all these features command an additional price beyond the initial price tag: battery power. Nintendo, a company that arguably seized hold of...

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PlayStation Vita: Will 2012 Launch Work?

PlayStation Vita: Will 2012 Launch Work?

Are you reluctant to enter the next phase of the handheld gaming wars because you’re waiting to see what the PlayStation Vita has to offer? You may as well go make a sandwich: Sony recently announced that the PS Vita won’t be coming to North America or Europe until an unspecified date in 2012. Japan will be getting the system in time for the holidays, but unless you’re looking to import (and that’s a viable option, as the PS Vita is...

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