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E3 2011: Remember To Follow Us On Twitter For Full Reaction To Sony's E3 Press Conference

Remember To Follow Us On Twitter For Full Reaction To Sony's E3 Press Conference

Just a heads-up: remember to follow us on Twitter for our moment-to-moment reaction of everything announced during Sony's press conference

The show is set to start shortly, and you can catch a live-stream of the entire event through here. We're as much a part of the PlayStation community as you guys, so we want to be there with you for every shock, twist, announcement and demo. Please get in touch..

News: Sony Trademarks PlayStation Vita Name and Logo

Sony Trademarks PlayStation Vita Name and Logo

Time for a rebrand

It looks like Sony is ready to throw away the codename NGP and replace it with Vita, as the company has registered trademarks on the name and logo. Spotted on the Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union, Sony has filed three trademarks: PSVita, PlayStation Vita and a stylised PSVita logo. We'll find out...

News: Sony: NGP Development Budgets To Be Closer To PSP Than PlayStation 3

Sony: NGP Development Budgets To Be Closer To PSP Than PlayStation 3

One of the arguments lofted against the NGP by critics is that the system's bigger and better graphics will likely result in higher development costs for publishers

While this criticism ignores the NGP's ability to run smaller games (PlayStation Suite, Minis, etc), Sony's Worldwide Studios Europe president, Michael Denny, believes development costs are likely to be closer to PSP than PS3 in general..

News: Sony's NGP Not Attempting To Compete With Smartphones, Looking To Create Companion Device

Sony's NGP Not Attempting To Compete With Smartphones, Looking To Create Companion Device

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida is one of the best assets the company has right now

The head of Worldwide Studios development is not only responsible for the platform holder's phenomenal game line-up, but also has an input in the direction of the NGP. That direction is not designed to compete with smartphones according to Shuhei. Why? Because Sony can't compete in that space. Chatting with EDGE, Shuhei spoke..

News: Silent Hill: Book Of Memories Announced For NGP, No Other Details

Silent Hill: Book Of Memories Announced For NGP, No Other Details

Just to underline the real lack of content at Konami's pre-E3 press conference, the publisher announced Silent Hill: Book Of Memories for NGP

"Fantastic," you might be saying, "Tell me more." Well, err, there's nothing more to tell. The announcement came with a big fat logo stating the game was not "concept approved" by Sony yet. It will be in due time, but we imagine..

News: Reality Fighters Gets First Screens

Reality Fighters Gets First Screens

Put your dukes up

Reality Fighters had yet to be "officially" announced until today, but briefly appeared in the initial montage of NGP games Sony put together shortly after announcing the handheld. While that momentary glimpse offered little more than a peak, these new screen offer up more aspects about the title, like the different...

News: Megaton of Little Deviants Screenshots Hit the Web

Megaton of Little Deviants Screenshots Hit the Web

Cuteness overload

While we already had a tiny taste of Little Deviants thanks to this handy trailer, we were only offered brief glimpses of gameplay before being shoved back into the proverbial dark. But Sony has finally decided to shed some light, doling out fresh new screens of the game in action. In the updated gallery below, you'll get a taste...

News: New Super Stardust Game Headed To NGP

New Super Stardust Game Headed To NGP

First screens ahead!

The Super Stardust series currently has two games available on the PlayStation Network: Super Stardust HD for the PS3, and Super Stardust Portable for the PSP. Now the series is making the jump to the NGP (AKA Vita) in the form of Super Stardust Delta. Details on the title are still slim at this point, but Sony says the game...

News: Sony Drops Bombs Before E3, Details NGP's First-Party Line-Up

Sony Drops Bombs Before E3, Details NGP's First-Party Line-Up

There's a lot of criticism of Sony reverberating throughout enthusiast gaming forums

"Way to blow your load Sony," read most, insinuating that Sony's E3 surprises have been revealed prematurely. Some of the posters might have a point; Sony's been keen on turning E3 into an on-going season for some time. We've already seen announcements of Starhawk amongst others, and now the NGP's entire..

News: Sony Developer Site Links to Vita, Rumour Gains Power

Sony Developer Site Links to Vita, Rumour Gains Power

Ready for la dolce Vita?

Yesterday we reported that PlayStation Vita is NGP's real name, and now that rumour has gained a little extra weight with an interesting discovery on the official Sony developer support site. vita.scedev.net links to the Sony Computer Entertainment Development site, as does ngp.scedev.net. We tried various other combinations...

Rumour: PlayStation Vita is the Official Name for NGP

PlayStation Vita is the Official Name for NGP

We'll soon see

NGP is the codename for Sony's next portable, with the official name likely to be unveiled at E3 next week. The latest rumour, however, claims to have outed the console's name already: PlayStation Vita. The Vita — which is Italian for "life", of course — was spotted on proofs for E3 booklets due to make the rounds next...

News: Shuhei Yoshida Casts Doubt Over NGP RAM Reduction Rumours

Shuhei Yoshida Casts Doubt Over NGP RAM Reduction Rumours

Earlier in the week a French website reported that the NGP's RAM had been reduced from 512mb to 256mb

While Sony never confirmed the system's specifications, the rumour commanded a lot of attention on a number of mainstream publications. Many suggested Sony had scaled down the ambition of its new handheld in order to meet price concerns. But in a Twitter exchange with PushSquare reader mattyd128,..

Rumour: NGP To Be Named PSVita?

NGP To Be Named PSVita?

It's about a week until E3, so its only natural that the rumours and leaks should start to intensify

The Internet's been going crazy overnight about a couple of leaked photographs supposedly revealing the NGP's final name. That name is PSVita, by the way. Vita was originally believed to be one of NGP's codenames before the system was announced. The word literally means "life", which would..

Feature: Let's Predict The NGP's Software Launch Line-Up -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator Returns

Let's Predict The NGP's Software Launch Line-Up -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator Returns

E3's crept up on me

I've known it's been coming for some time, but am only just starting to get that pang of excitement for the event and all its impending announcements. A lot of gamers describe E3 as their equivalent of Christmas, and it really does feel that way. But I also sense the tide has been changing for some years. While the spectacle of E3 is still unmatched, I feel like the event itself..

News: Rumour Of A Rumour: NGP's RAM Revealed, Then Slashed (Kinda?)

Rumour Of A Rumour: NGP's RAM Revealed, Then Slashed (Kinda?)

There's two rumours here if you read between the lines

Sony has always been cagey about the amount of RAM in the NGP. In fact, to our knowledge the platform holder has yet to confirm anything regarding that particular aspect of the system's specifications. Yet, French site 01Net is convinced Sony has cut the total RAM of the system from 512mb to 256mb. That's roughly the same amount of RAM as the..

News: Sony Put A Few Concerns To Bed: NGP Still On Track For 2011, Full PSN Restoration Still Planned For End Of Month

Sony Put A Few Concerns To Bed: NGP Still On Track For 2011, Full PSN Restoration Still Planned For End Of Month

"Stop worrying," was the message sent out by Sony Computer Entertainment this afternoon

Well, sorta anyway. The company reiterated at its earnings briefing today that the NGP is still on track for a 2011 launch. Of course, we still have no idea which region will get the device first, but we assume all will be made clear at E3 in a couple of weeks. At this stage, we'd put money on a Western region..

News: Sony E3 Press Conference Details Announced, Event Runs For Five Hours

Sony E3 Press Conference Details Announced, Event Runs For Five Hours

Sony's attached timing information to its E3 press conference

The event — scheduled for June 7th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena — will kick off at 17:00PT (01:00BST) and will run right through to 22:00PT. Don't go expecting a five-hour conference marathon though. Looks like Sony's got a big event planned for after the conference itself, presumably to flaunt the NGP in front of..

News: Marvelous To Support NGP With Multiple Projects Within Next 12 Months

Marvelous To Support NGP With Multiple Projects Within Next 12 Months

Marvelous has pledged plenty of support for Sony's upcoming NGP platform in its financial report for the coming fiscal year

The developer has a number of projects in the works for Sony's platform, all of which are due for release within the next 12 months. The NGP itself does not yet have a release date, but it expected to launch before the end of the year. The firm's also expecting to profit after..