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News: Beatshapers Bundles Up Indie Classics for PS3, Vita and PSP

Beatshapers Bundles Up Indie Classics for PS3, Vita and PSP

Five games for not much cash

Publisher Beatshapers has announced today that its Indie Bundle - which contains five titles developed by esteemed independent video game makers - is going to be made available on PlayStation Stores all over the globe. The bundle includes Wizorb, Canabalt, Enigmo, Galcon Labs and BreakQuest.

News: More PlayStation Classics Now Compatible With North American Vitas

More PlayStation Classics Now Compatible With North American Vitas

Still lagging behind Europe, though

Sony's 1.80 update for the Vita brought with it a large selection of PlayStation classics for European players, but those in North America were left feeling a little glum by the somewhat paltry selection they received. Thankfully, it looks as if Sony is listening to the complaints, as it has quietly added some...

News: Sony Staying Focused with Australia's PS Vita Launch

Sony Staying Focused with Australia's PS Vita Launch

Not everywhere, mate

In a move that probably makes business sense – but will surely play into the hands of the PS Vita’s doom patrons – Sony’s announced that it’s keeping the PS Vita’s Australian launch fairly focused, opting to stick with niche retailers rather than going for the jugular out of the gate. The company’s Aussie branch...

News: Mortal Kombat Vita Takes Gore on the Go

Mortal Kombat Vita Takes Gore on the Go

Finish him anywhere

We’re still finding PlayStation Vita trailers a little jarring. Take this latest Mortal Kombat footage released by publisher Warner Bros: it looks like a PlayStation 3 game. If it wasn’t for all the crazy augmented reality stuff – which is a neat addition to the fighter by the way – we’d still be struggling to remind...

News: Sony Expands Single Price Offers for PS Vita Launch Titles

Sony Expands Single Price Offers for PS Vita Launch Titles

Buy one, get one free

Sony’s announced that any future PlayStation Vita owners that already own copies of Hustle Kings and Top Darts on the PlayStation 3 will be able to download the handheld versions of the recreational sports titles absolutely free. The offer's set to swing both ways, with those that pick up the PS Vita versions of the titles...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Unable to Stop Dwindling Vita Sales

Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Unable to Stop Dwindling Vita Sales

Newton's law

Like the falling apples that formulated Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, the release of Gravity Rush – known as Gravity Daze domestically – could not thwart the dwindling numbers for Sony’s new handheld in Japan. The snazzy handheld – which releases worldwide next week – managed to sell just 13,939 units, its lowest...

News: Become a Black Market Trader in Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Become a Black Market Trader in Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Swap

Players of the Uncharted games will be familiar with the franchise’s penchant for collectible goodies, but upcoming PS Vita launch title, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, takes things to the next level. The game is stashed with over 300 collectible items called Bounties. These are dropped by enemies throughout the game, though some of which are...

News: Sony: Publishers Need To Think Carefully About PS Vita Pricing

Sony: Publishers Need To Think Carefully About PS Vita Pricing

Tiered the target

In an age where small change can get you a compelling distraction, Sony’s biggest challenge with the PlayStation Vita is convincing people that £40 is a reasonable price for a handheld game. So far it’s tackled the problem by using a wide range of price tags for its selection of launch titles, spanning £4.79 right through to...

News: Sony Details $50 Million PS Vita Marketing Campaign

Sony Details $50 Million PS Vita Marketing Campaign

Never stop playing

The PlayStation Vita may be days away from its Western launch, but Sony’s yet to kick-off any real promotion for the device. Short of the odd poster in dedicated games stores, we’re yet to see any mainstream indication that Sony’s got a new handheld system on the way. That’s a problem: but the marketing campaign is coming,...

News: Uncharted: Golden Abyss Launch Trailer Climbs Online

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Launch Trailer Climbs Online

Drake in your pocket

Up until now, our excitement for Uncharted: Golden Abyss has revolved around new hardware. Amidst the hype of OLED screens, rear touch panels and PS3-like graphics, we’d forgotten that there was an actual Uncharted game clamouring for our attention. But this trailer sends that message home. The game’s out on 22nd February...

News: Sony Prices PS Vita Download Titles Low

Sony Prices PS Vita Download Titles Low

What were you saying about smartphones?

Sony’s announced the UK prices for its first batch of downloadable PlayStation Vita titles, and the news is good. Very good, in fact. Come 22nd February you’ll be able to snap up a copy of MotorStorm RC for a measly £4.79. It’s worth noting that splashing out on the isometric racer will not only reward...

News: Take One Last Tour of the PlayStation Vita

Take One Last Tour of the PlayStation Vita

Not long now

The PlayStation Vita unofficially launches in North America this week. We say “unofficially” because, well, even though the so-called First Edition Bundle is sanctioned by platform holder Sony, the system’s launch date will officially go down in history as February 22nd. It’s all a bit confusing, but the point is, Sony's eagerly...

News: Discover Frobisher Says and tag on PS Vita

Discover Frobisher Says and tag on PS Vita

Tag the toffs

Of all the PlayStation Vita titles we’ve been lucky enough to sample, Honeyslug’s delightfully daft Frobisher Says stands head and shoulders above the rest. The curious mix of WarioWare and Rhythmn Heaven utilises Sony’s new handheld in some bafflingly imaginative ways, and it presents it in such an odd and assured manner that...