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Posts tagged "vita"

Rebel: It’s my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!

Rebel: It's my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!
Morning! The time has come to ask yourself what your favourite game of the PlayStation Mobile line-up is.

I'm not sure you can say Super Crate Box either, since that feels like cheating. Kind of.

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Vita’s PlayStation in your palm upgrade: the hidden classics

Vita's PlayStation in your palm upgrade: the hidden classics
The Vita, Sony's voluptuous wierdo handheld now supports PlayStation 1 games, with a slew of titles available for download on the store.

Parkin takes a look at some of the lesser known classics you should investigate.

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PlayStation Mobile – the mystery is solved!

PlayStation Mobile – the mystery is solved!
Earlier this week I admitted that I didn't really understand the PlayStation Mobile proposition. Enter heroic PlayStation and mobile developer Ricky Haggett from Honeyslug, who kindly talked me through the whole thing. Here's what he had to say...

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Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.

Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.
You may have heard about this Redditor who played a single game of Civilisation for 10 years - hopefully finding time to get out for the odd root beer. It's fascinating stuff. After a decade of playing, the world's a "hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation." Uh-oh. Somebody unlocked New Jersey.

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E3 2012: When Vikings Attack – it’s fleets of rage!

E3 2012: When Vikings Attack – it's fleets of rage!

The traditional scrolling brawler returns with this hilarious afront to historical accuracy. Chuck tractors, traffic cones and fairground stalls as modern day British gangs take on the might of the Scandinavian marauders.

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Hot Shot: Pure Chess

Hot Shot: Pure Chess
Sometimes, the truth isn't very dramatic. Sometimes, it won't blow the lid off things, won't set people free, and won't even hurt that much. Sometimes, then, the truth is that Ripstone's new downloadable chess game for the PS3 and Vita is rather good.

Knight to king's bishop 3 after the jump.

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Sound Shapes – everyday platfomer

Sound Shapes - everyday platfomer
Jonathan Mak's forthcoming music-platformer Sound Shapes is nearing completion.

With a slew of artists and musicians contributing, it shows how the Canadian indie community is arguably the best in the world at collaboration.

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Review: Super Stardust Delta

Review: Super Stardust Delta
★★★★

Housemarque offers up an effortless Vita delight with a downloadable sequel to a PSN classic. Super Stardust Delta offers dual thumbstick controls, intriguing uses for front and rear touchscreens, and the best wave design the series has seen to date.

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Frobisher Says: This is how you use a PS Vita

Frobisher Says: This is how you use a PS Vita
Sony's miniature supercomputer is out in Europe today and it's one of the most feature-endowed handhelds ever released.

Simon Parkin takes a look at Frobisher Says, a micro-game collection designed to guide players through the handheld's eccentricities.

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PS Vita: six ways Sony can make it a success

PS Vita: six ways Sony can make it a success
Sony's strange, beautiful, endlessly-luxurious, outlier of a handheld console is out today.

Hookshot Inc. takes a look at what Sony needs to do to improve its chances of success in a world where the Vita is swimming against the prevailing tide.

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Handheld gaming in 2012

Handheld gaming in 2012

What's going to be big in 2012? I don't know, but over at Eurogamer, I've asked some people who do.

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