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News: Sony Hoping To 'Revolutionise' Games With Futuristic 3D Viewer Gizmo

Sony Hoping To 'Revolutionise' Games With Futuristic 3D Viewer Gizmo

You may remember the Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset

We posted about it a few weeks back. The futuristic visor is designed to give its wearer the impression of playing on an enormous 3D television, and its out in Japan this November for a reasonable 60,000 Yen (that's about £480). In its latest product pitch, Sony's talked up the visor claiming that it has the potential to revolutionise gaming..

News: PlayStation Vita And PSP Are Able To Communicate In Ad-Hoc Mode

PlayStation Vita And PSP Are Able To Communicate In Ad-Hoc Mode

The PlayStation Vita will be able to communicate with the PSP in Ad-Hoc mode, a compatibility report released by Sony has confirmed

That means those with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd installed on their PlayStation Vita will have no issues setting up a game with vanilla PSP owners and vice versa. The feature's also a positive for the newly announced Lord Of Apocalypse, which is set to release on both..

News: Sony: Ask Capcom About Monster Hunter 4 On PS Vita

Sony: Ask Capcom About Monster Hunter 4 On PS Vita

The shock announcement of Monster Hunter 4 as a 3DS title took the wind out of many sails this week

Capcom's curiously popular franchise transformed the PlayStation Portable into the system to beat in Japan — and while Capcom has frequently maintained the series multiplatform status, many expected the next Monster Hunter to be announced for PlayStation Vita. But any mention of Monster Hunter has..

News: TGS 11: Torne Application For PlayStation Vita Allows For Remote TV Recording, Viewing

TGS 11: Torne Application For PlayStation Vita Allows For Remote TV Recording, Viewing

Sony's Japanese-only Torne TV hardware product is coming to PlayStation Vita in application form

Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the tool during a keynote overnight, showing how the Vita can be used to navigate TV listings, remotely set-up recordings, and stream television. Yoshida didn't set a date, but implied the application would launch alongside the Vita this December. Obviously it's only..

News: Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

Tokyo Game Show 2011: The PlayStation Headlines So Far

The Tokyo Game Show is go, with Sony already holding its big coming out party

The general consensus from the video game community was one of disappointment — while Sony's been announcing PlayStation Vita titles left right and centre for the past couple of months, the lack of any real megatons was a real blow. Many were expecting Monster Hunter, particularly after its appearance during Nintendo's..

News: PS Vita Launches December 17 in Japan

PS Vita Launches December 17 in Japan

Who's importing?

Sony pushed back the Western PS Vita release date to 2012, but lucky gamers in Japan will be able to get their mitts on Sony's brand new handheld by year's end, as the system officially launches on December 17th in the region. Sony unveiled the official launch date during their press conference at the Tokyo Game Show. There's much...

News: TGS 11: Sony Reveals Full Suite Of PlayStation Vita Accessories

TGS 11: Sony Reveals Full Suite Of PlayStation Vita Accessories

The PlayStation Vita will not launch with a memory stick

If you want to download (or even save) games, you'll need to buy some extra storage. It's the most disappointing PlayStation Vita announcement thus far — even an included 1GB card would have been welcome. Memory sticks will range from 4GB to 32GB iterations, costing from ¥2,200 ($28) through to ¥9,500 ($123).  8GB and 16GB cards will..

News: TGS 11: What Else Is In Development For PlayStation Vita?

TGS 11: What Else Is In Development For PlayStation Vita?

Sony has dropped an enormous list of "in-development" titles for PlayStation Vita

The list of 74-strong titles compliments the system's 26 launch titles we detailed earlier this morning. Sony anticipates that 100 titles will have launched for the PlayStation Vita come March 2012, but that seems like a stretched promise given that a number of titles on its list don't even have proper names yet. That..

News: TGS 11: Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy X HD For PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3

TGS 11: Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy X HD For PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3

Square Enix has announced an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3

The game is being developed in order to celebrate the original release of the game nearly a decade ago on PlayStation 2 (the game launched in 2002 in North America). Very few details about the title were shared, other than that the title is in development. So yeah, there's that.

News: TGS 11: Enormous PlayStation Vita Japanese Launch Line-Up Revealed

TGS 11: Enormous PlayStation Vita Japanese Launch Line-Up Revealed

A whopping 26 titles will make up PlayStation Vita's launch line-up when it releases December 17th in Japan

That's a lot of content. Titles include: Ridge Racer, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Hot Shots Golf Next and (obviously) lots, lots more. Sony's announced that a number of the launch titles will be download only. That includes: Little Deviants, Minnato Issho, 3gokushi touchbattle, Project..

News: TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Launches December 17th In Japan

TGS 11: PlayStation Vita Launches December 17th In Japan

The consensus is that Sony had a terrible press conference in Japan overnight, but at least it's finally attached a release date to its (still) heavily anticipated piece of portable hardware

The PlayStation Vita will launch on December 17th domestically. Sony reiterated that the Wi-Fi version of the device will retail for ¥24,980, while the 3G version will be ¥29,980. NTT DoCoMo will be the 3G..

News: Famitsu Unloads Bevy Of PlayStation Vita Content

Famitsu Unloads Bevy Of PlayStation Vita Content

Famitsu's dropped the bomb on another pool of PlayStation Vita content earlier this week

New games include Luminous Electric Symphony (presumably the Vita's previously announced Lumines title) and a few unannounced games. The unannounced titles include GameArts' hunting action game Ragnarok Odyssey and D3's Dream Club Zero — the latter being a dating sim unlikely to ever make its way outside of..

News: Observe Final Fantasy Type-0's Gorgeous Japanese Collector's Edition

Observe Final Fantasy Type-0's Gorgeous Japanese Collector's Edition

Final Fantasy Type-0 will finally get its Japanese release on October 27th, and in order to celebrate Square Enix has revealed the game's breath-taking collector's edition

The pack includes a rather unexciting book of post-cards and three-disc soundtrack, but it looks absolutely lovely regardless. The set will run fans ¥12,760 exclusively from the Square Enix e-Store. There's more pictures to ogle..

Rumour: Vita Reaches Japan on 12th November

Vita Reaches Japan on 12th November

Rest of world in March

According to an anonymous source confiding in French site GamAlive, PlayStation Vita will be available to buy in Japan from 12th November this year. We're expecting to hear official confirmation of the system's Japanese release date at next week's Tokyo Games Show, and as Sony has pledged the machine will make it to the Land...

News: Sony Preparing 80 PlayStation Vita Kiosks For Tokyo Game Show

Sony Preparing 80 PlayStation Vita Kiosks For Tokyo Game Show

As expected, Sony is giving the imminent PlayStation Vita a huge push at this year's Tokyo Game Show

The platform holder has already announced that it will have over 30 titles playable at its booth, and as a result it is bringing over 80 PlayStation Vita units to the show. Insane. The device is expected to release later this year in Japan. [Thanks Andriasang]

News: Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition Trailered

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition Trailered

SEGA's announced Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition, an updated version of the third PSP-exclusive entry in the strategy franchise

The package comes with the original game and a bunch of new missions and DLC packs pre-included. In short: if you haven't played the game, you might want this. The game's currently set for a Japanese release on November 23rd. No Western release is planned.

News: Report: Namco X Tecmo Announcement Is A One Piece Dynasty Warriors Game

Report: Namco X Tecmo Announcement Is A One Piece Dynasty Warriors Game

You may recall Namco Bandai and Tecmo putting up an announcement countdown website earlier in the week

The website caused huge speculation about what the duo were about to announce, but Andriasang claims to have uncovered the secret. The website has scans confirming a PS3-exclusive Dynasty Warrior game based on the One Piece manga series. The game's officially called One Piece Kaizoku Musou. No..

News: 18 New Vita Games to Be Revealed at Tokyo Games Show

18 New Vita Games to Be Revealed at Tokyo Games Show

What could they be?

Mid-September heralds the arrival of Tokyo Games Show, one of the calendar's biggest annual gaming events. This year Sony's pledging to go all-out, showing off no fewer than 31 games for Vita. Only 13 games have been announced so far, leaving 18 as-yet unknown titles heading for a big reveal in two weeks' time. Here's the list of...