The Community Spotlight - 04/04/2015
ZombiePie has a hot, new helping of community highlights for y'all from the past week.
Sony Settles With FTC Over "Misleading" Vita Advertising
Consumers who purchased a Vita before a certain date are eligible for a small refund or product voucher.
VIB RIBBON IS COMING TO PSN TOMORROW
THIS STORY IS WORTHY OF CAPITALIZATION.
Sony's Not a Huge Fan of EA Access
The company determined EA's offering "does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect." Ouch.
Giant Bombcast 06/24/2014
Drew and Jeff are joined by a pair of guests as we discuss table flipping arcade games, the mysterious appearance of Vince, EA's UFC, Primal Rage 2, floppy disk versions of Strider, and "football."
No Metroid? No Problem, We've Got Axiom Verge
Tom Happ is developing the heavily Metroid-inspired Axiom Verge all by himself. It looks absolutely amazing, and tried to learn a bit more about it at E3 this year.
Danganronpa Was Translated Before It Was Translated
Oren Ronen wanted to share the visual novel Danganronpa with people, so he started translating it on Something Awful, long before the game "officially" came out. He, uh, doesn't natively speak English or Japanese.
Finally, New Ways to Play The Swapper
NO MORE EXCUSES, PEOPLE.
PlayStation Now Beta Invites Heading Out
Select individuals being ushered into Sony's cloud gaming service.
Sony's Cloud Gaming Service Is PlayStation Now [UPDATED]
Service heads into beta this month, and fully debuts in the summer.
Giant Bomb Gaming Minute 09/12/2013 - PlayStation Vita TV
Finally, a portable system that gets all that portable stuff out of the way! Jeff Gerstmann talks about Sony's new TV-focused Vita hardware.
Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf! 09/09/2013
Apparently Sony held a press conference last night?
Everything You Need to Know From Sony's Gamescom Event
PS4 launch date, a Vita price cut, and lots of new games, especially on the indie side.
The Guns of Navarro: Let the Games Begin...
With only a week until the whole staff heads down to E3, Alex ponders what to expect, what to hope for, and what probably just isn't true.
The Guns of Navarro: The Void of Summer
Alex wonders aloud why game companies still so often treat the spring and summer months like some kind of deadly forbidden zone.
The Room Getting a Sequel, While Hotline Miami Targets Sony
Developers of 2012 favorites are quickly turning around sequels and ports. MORE, MORE, MORE!
The Case for Playing 50 Hours of Visual Novels
Patrick emerges from two Nonary Games with a (non-spoilery) reaction to the Zero Escape series, and why your preconceptions about the genre shouldn't turn you off from giving it a chance.
PS Plus for Vita on November 19 With Tons of Games
Sony making a full court press with its upcoming 2.0 firmware update.
Sony Reveals New PS3, PS+ For Vita, Not Much Else
Not much happened for Western players at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, and it didn't show The Last Guardian.
The Engineer Behind Vita's First Big Exploit
Known exploiter Yifan Lu explains why this doesn't necessarily mean the floodgates are open for Vita, and whether someone could use it for piracy.
Sony Makes PSOne Classics Available for Vita In Most Ludicrous Way Possible
If you live in America, you get nine officially supported games. If you live in Europe, you get over a hundred. What?
Wizorb Getting All Up in Your PlayStation
The great and powerful Wizzzoooorb to be playable on PS3, PSP, and (!) Vita.
Five Memorable Games Patrick Played at E3 2012
A week after the show has closed, some reflective thoughts on Dishonored, Hitman: Absolution, Snapshot, Dust 514, and Lost Planet 3.
The Man Behind Your Next Favorite PlayStation Game
As the industry twists, turns and changes, Shuhei Yoshida is tasked with envisioning the future of Sony and video games.
Sony on Lack of Vita Games at its Press Conference
And, uh, what happened to 3D?
Hot Shots Tennis and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge 'Suspended' from PlayStation Network Because of Hacking Issues
It was as if, like, maybe a hundred or so Hot Shots Tennis fans cried out and were suddenly silenced.
Sony Outlines Why UMD Passport Isn’t Coming Here
Company pointed to lack of demand here, more expensive games in Japan.
Retro City Rampage’s Coming to PS3 and Vita, Too
If you own a video game machine, this game is coming to it.
Sony Pushing Cross-Platform Play With Freebies
If you bought Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC on PS3, it'll work on Vita.
Not All Digital Versions of Vita Games Are Cheaper
Save a few bucks on Uncharted, but not on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Initial Slate of Vita-Compatible PSP Games Revealed
275 games are available right now, with more promised in the coming weeks.
UMD Passport Program Not Coming to North America [UPDATED]
Sony finally confirms what most suspected on the UMD-to-Vita initiative.
Maps, Video Recording, Mac Support in Latest Vita Update
As Vita inches closer to rolling out worldwide, Sony adds a few new features.
Vita Titles Will Cost Less When Downloaded Via the Online Store
If you're into saving money and spending said saved money on a lot of memory cards, then does Sony ever have a deal for you!
AT&T Reveals No Contract PS Vita 3G Data Plans
Plans include $14.99 per month for 250 MB or $25 for 2GB.
Sony Confirms Vita Launch Lineup
25 games available on Day 1 with 10 more listed as "launch window" releases.
On the Subject of the PlayStation Vita, and the Games You Should Be Watching Out For
On the eve of the Japanese launch, Alex takes a brief tour through the Vita's prospective American launch titles, and finds much to like.
One More Thing About Sony's UMD Passport System: It's Missing a Bunch of Major Publishers
262 games will be available on via Passport at launch in Japan, but titles from the likes of Capcom and Konami are nowhere to be found.
You Should Demand More From Sony's UMD Passport Program
Sony's UMD-to-Vita service comes across as needlessly exploitative...but it can be fixed.
Vita (First Party) Lineup Announced (for Europe), More Games Revealed
The SOCOM-esque Unit 13 and MotorStorm RC join the Vita lineup.
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