Milestone Launches Few Sony PlayStation Vita Games In India

Close on the heels of the PlayStation Vita‘s India launch, Milestone India has announced the launch of few EA titles to ensure that you continue to have a blast on the PlayStation Vita. The games are priced between ₹2,199 to ₹2,799.

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The games that were launched and their launch prices include:

While these are available right now, scheduled for mid March is Unit 13, a third-person shooter with support for the Vita’s dual Analog sticks.

Here’s hoping Milestone will bring in more Vita games for all the Vita gamers out there! Have you purchased any of the above games? Drop in a comment and let us know!

Sony Shows off PlayStation Vita’s Augmented Reality Capabilities at the CES [Video]

The quad-core driven PS Vita certainly packs a punch as far as hardware is concerned. However, mighty specs are not all that it has in its favor. The American and European versions of the Vita will come with a set of six augmented reality cards that can be used for a fun and unique gaming experience.

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These cards can be laid out on any surface to dynamically create objects within compatible AR games. Earlier today, Sony Santa Monica Sr. Manager Dave Thach demonstrated one of the AR minigames – Table Football (Pocket Soccer in the US), in action. As you can see in the video below, each of these cards can be spread out on any flat surface to create everything from the football field to goal posts and stands. The game itself is simplistic, but is smart enough to adapt itself to the field created by you. Aspects such as velocity of the ball automatically change based on the size of the field. The Vita also remembers where your cards are, so you can simply move your Vita for zooming and panning.

The Vita will launch in North America on February 22.

PS Vita Launch Lineup Details Released

Okay this is exciting and at the same time slightly exasperating. I really really want the PlayStation Vita to release sometime tomorrow and have all the money in the world to buy it as well as all the titles that come with it. Alas I do not live in Utopia, and thus I will have to wait like the rest of non-Japan to get my grubby paws on the device. However, here is a list of things that the PS Vita release in the USA will feature (from the Official PlayStation Blog):

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SCEA Launch Day Titles
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
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Launch Window Titles
Gravity Rush
MLB 12 The Show
Reality Fighters
Unit 13

Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles

Army Corps of Hell
Square Enix, Inc.

Asphalt Injection
Ubisoft, Inc.

BEN10 GALACTIC RACING
D3 Publisher of America

Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
Aksys Games Localization, Inc.

Dungeon Hunter Alliance
Ubisoft, Inc.

Dynasty Warriors Next
Tecmo Koei America Corporation

F1 2011
Codemasters

EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer
Electronic Arts, Inc.

Lumines Electronic Symphony
Ubisoft, Inc.

Michael Jackson The Experience
Ubisoft, Inc.

Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
Sony Online Entertainment LLC

Rayman Origins
Ubisoft, Inc.

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
Drinkbox Studios

Touch My Katamari (TB Edit: *snicker*)
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
Sega of America

Launch Window Titles

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
NIS America, Inc.

NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS
Tecmo Koei America Corporation

Ridge Racer
Namco Bandai Games America Inc.

Silent Hill Book of Memories
Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.

Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted
505 Games

You know what I really really want to play? (No not Touch My Katamari, however immaturely perverted that may sound) I wish to play the Uncharted game made for the PS Vita. From what I’ve heard and seen, it looks incredible.

So who is going to gift me a PS Vita in the holiday spirit eh? I’ll probably write a poem to you and Sony about it!

 

PS Vita Gets Hacked, Runs Hello World Code

Of course gets hackedis a broad term and generally this means that the handheld can play homebrew games, but considering that the device was released just a couple of days ago, I think this is a brilliant development. Yes, Sony’s new handheld gaming console, the PlayStation Vita has made to run custom code within two days of its release. The handheld features a 5 inch OLED touchscreen display, along with a touchpad behind at the back of the device, to analog stick and a motion sensor along with more-than-capable innards making this a brilliant little gadget. However this hack was performed using the PSP emulation feature of the Vita, with a homebrew jailbreak called the Half-Byte Loader (HBL) being used to run the custom code. helloworldvita Japanese PSP hacker mamosuke put up this post on his blog. The post explains how he used the HBL for firmware 6.31 to run the hello worldscript on his brand new PS Vita. His blog, though, is mostly in Japanese and Google’s translate feature leaves one wanting for something far better. Taken up from his site:-

PSN version save game exploit with other titles, so there are some that may be realized in the start of the PSP Homebrew PS Vita Once you have established how to start the HBL, the saved data is Sony ” Administrative Assistant for PlayStation content “must be transferred to the PS Vita, and further to transfer the state must now transfer the save data folder into the Hello World binaries that only the saved data . Will be transferred into the data folder in the save if the body can then be started with Vita HBL.

This new development also has the ominous effect of Sony noticing and crushing this exploit pathway sooner or later. For a company that has been dealing with leaks for so long, I guess it becomes second nature. So, will you be buying the new Sony PS Vita? Tell us in the comments!

Sony Trumps Nintendo 3DS with PlayStation Vita, the PSP Successor

PlayStation-VitaA short while back, Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai officially announced Sony’s next generation handheld gaming device the PlayStation Vita. Vita, which was originally codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable) will succeed the ageing PlayStation Portable, which was announced way back in 2004.

PlayStation-Vita-Front

The word Vita means Life, and Sony believes that Vita has the muscles to be able to blur the differences between entertainment and real life for the first time on a handheld console. The Vita has a 4-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and a 200 MHz SGX543MP4+ GPU. In short, it blows away Nintendo’s 3DS and other handheld gaming devices like the Xperia Play. The powerful hardware will be well complemented by the 5 inch OLED capacitive multi-touch screen (with rear touch panel) that boasts of a resolution of 960 x 544. The combination of larger than average size with a mightily impressive resolution means that everything from games to HD Videos will look stunning on the Vita.


Vita Announcement Video

Besides the standard PlayStation buttons, the Vita has two analog sticks and a D-pad. The device also has front and rear facing cameras, stereo speakers, six-axis motion sensor, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Sony has tied up with over 150 developers, and there should be an impressive number of titles available at launch. Games for the Vita will be distributed on NVG cards, which will be available in 2 GB and 4 GB sizes. Some of the games that have been announced include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The Vita will also be capable of playing existing PlayStation Portable (PSP) games.

Sony is pushing augmented reality and location-aware games along with social gaming on the Vita. A feature called “Party” will allow gamers in the same room to voice chat with each other. Another feature called “Near” will allow you to connect and play with other gamers around you.

Sony will release two editions of the Vita a Wi-Fi only version for $249, and a Wi-Fi+3G version for $299. In the US, Vita will be exclusive to AT&T. It will be launched during the holiday season this year.


Vita Trailer Video

Vita’s closest competitor is obviously the Nintendo 3DS, which impressed us in last year’s E3. The 3DS’ biggest selling point is obviously its ability to support glasses free 3D imagery. However, when it comes to raw power the Vita absolutely owns the 3DS. Once again, it appears that the Nintendo’s offering will appeal more to the casual gamers, while Sony’s VIta will appeal to enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. However, at $249, the 3DS might be too expensive for casual gamers, but the Vita might be perfectly priced for gaming enthusiasts.