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« Reply #160 on: June 13, 2011, 06:55:53 AM »

Heh, iPad...damned autocorrect. That was "footage".
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« Reply #161 on: August 04, 2011, 03:05:23 PM »

Apparently Sony is saying it is definite that tgere will be no Vita release in at least the US and Europe this year.  Japan is still up in the air.

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« Reply #162 on: August 04, 2011, 03:29:46 PM »

Bummer, I was looking forward to checking this out later this year.
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« Reply #163 on: August 04, 2011, 04:18:46 PM »

That is a bit disappointing but hopefully that will make a stronger launch.

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« Reply #164 on: August 04, 2011, 11:51:21 PM »

Eh, it will give more time for developers to make games. Consider the stuff Sony is doing to try to ensure a good launch lineup for this, it might all be for the better.

Heck, they're even loaning out dev kits for free to smaller developers.
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« Reply #165 on: August 19, 2011, 04:08:18 AM »

some more details: 512 mb or RAM plus cross-game voice chat via Vita's Party system.
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« Reply #166 on: August 19, 2011, 04:16:07 AM »

That's a significant amount of RAM for a handheld system, especially when it also has 128 MB of dedicated V-RAM. 
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« Reply #167 on: August 19, 2011, 08:31:10 AM »

And with their earlier confirmation that the PSV can be used as a PS3 controller, makes me think that this is how they finally get cross game chat into the PS3.
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« Reply #168 on: August 19, 2011, 02:49:05 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 19, 2011, 04:08:18 AM

some more details: 512 mb or RAM plus cross-game voice chat via Vita's Party system.

So the Vita will have party chat before the PS3?
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« Reply #169 on: August 19, 2011, 09:01:38 PM »

Doesn't sound like the PS3 will ever get cross-game chat..

http://www.psu.com/PS3-cant-do-cross-game-chat-due-to-memory-restrictions,-says-Sony--a012605-p0.php


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« Reply #170 on: September 15, 2011, 07:45:49 PM »

Sad news: short battery life, proprietary memory cards frown

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/09/sony-saddles-vita-with-expensive-proprietary-memory-and-short-battery-life.ars
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« Reply #171 on: September 15, 2011, 08:02:19 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on September 15, 2011, 07:45:49 PM


Last line of the article sums it all up:
None of this is exactly surprising, but it remains disappointing.
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« Reply #172 on: September 15, 2011, 08:21:53 PM »

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So what memory cards are they using? I expected Sony to use their own uh...format (the ones they used in the PSP among most of their products), but apparently not? That's really weird.
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« Reply #173 on: September 15, 2011, 08:22:03 PM »

Quote from: Roman on September 15, 2011, 08:02:19 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 15, 2011, 07:45:49 PM


Last line of the article sums it all up:
None of this is exactly surprising, but it remains disappointing.

yeah, the more powerful the handhelds get the less time a battery will last.  I am kinda surprised at the memory card though since the PSP let you use non-sony cards.
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« Reply #174 on: September 15, 2011, 08:27:56 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2011, 08:22:03 PM

Quote from: Roman on September 15, 2011, 08:02:19 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 15, 2011, 07:45:49 PM


Last line of the article sums it all up:
None of this is exactly surprising, but it remains disappointing.

yeah, the more powerful the handhelds get the less time a battery will last.  I am kinda surprised at the memory card though since the PSP let you use non-sony cards.

If these 10 second charging batteries work out, people aren't going to care as much.
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« Reply #175 on: September 16, 2011, 02:02:47 AM »

Really interested in the Vita. Not sure I'll have the money to pick one up at launch however. How disappointed I'll be by that will depend on what games are out.

If they announce Disgaea 3 or 4, or even a separate version, I'll find a way to get one.
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« Reply #176 on: September 16, 2011, 02:29:01 AM »

How much of my PSP collection is gonna be invalid for the Vita? I know my discs may not work...but will I be able to use my PSN purchases?
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« Reply #177 on: September 16, 2011, 06:49:24 AM »

Quote from: Dreamshadow on September 16, 2011, 02:29:01 AM

How much of my PSP collection is gonna be invalid for the Vita? I know my discs may not work...but will I be able to use my PSN purchases?

Discs definitely won't work.  Supposedly, all PSN stuff will.
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« Reply #178 on: September 16, 2011, 07:38:16 AM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 16, 2011, 02:02:47 AM

If they announce Disgaea 3 or 4, or even a separate version, I'll find a way to get one.

Disgaea 3 is coming in spring 2012.
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« Reply #179 on: September 16, 2011, 08:37:09 AM »

Well, time to put that into the budget then.
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« Reply #180 on: September 16, 2011, 04:38:26 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 16, 2011, 07:38:16 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on September 16, 2011, 02:02:47 AM

If they announce Disgaea 3 or 4, or even a separate version, I'll find a way to get one.

Disgaea 3 is coming in spring 2012.

Yeah it's coming to Android too
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« Reply #181 on: September 18, 2011, 06:32:11 PM »

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« Reply #182 on: October 05, 2011, 02:16:21 PM »

I just got an email from Amazon:

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The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:
"PlayStation Vita - 3G/WiFi"
Release date: March 31 2012
Estimated arrival date: April 04 2012

new placeholder or actual release date?  only the Japanese release date has been confirmed as far as I know.
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« Reply #183 on: October 05, 2011, 02:47:13 PM »

Considering the pricing of the memory and the rather short battery life, methinks I'll hold off and wait for the inevitable Vita 2.0.
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« Reply #184 on: October 11, 2011, 12:39:45 PM »

UMD Transfer Service incoming?

While I find it irritating that I'd have to pay anything to play my old games on the new system, this is still better than not being able to play them or having to pay full price, which amounts to the same thing.

My only hope is that I can transfer my saves and not lose any progress.
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« Reply #185 on: October 11, 2011, 10:20:51 PM »

The save files should be on your PSP memory card, there should be some way to bring them over.

If they do this, it could be just what they need to bring over as many PSP users over to the Vita, and that means a larger starting market.
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« Reply #186 on: October 11, 2011, 10:25:23 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on October 11, 2011, 10:20:51 PM

The save files should be on your PSP memory card, there should be some way to bring them over.

If they do this, it could be just what they need to bring over as many PSP users over to the Vita, and that means a larger starting market.

Yeah, but save files from disc games don't always work with digital games.
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« Reply #187 on: October 11, 2011, 10:40:07 PM »

Either way, this is not quite enough to get over competition from the smartphone and tablet competition, but if they could tap into that mindset it might work. We'll have to see what they plan with this whole Playstation Suite thing they're doing, there's hints that the SDK for it also allows you to publish your game on Android systems as well as the PS3 and Vita.
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« Reply #188 on: October 19, 2011, 02:03:47 PM »

2/22/2012

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« Reply #189 on: October 19, 2011, 03:41:45 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on October 19, 2011, 02:03:47 PM

2/22/2012

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« Reply #190 on: October 19, 2011, 04:05:49 PM »

Sheesh, the other 2 was implied.
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« Reply #191 on: October 21, 2011, 02:57:49 PM »

Amazon just sent me a new email with an estimated delivery date of February 27th, so I went into my account and changed the shipping speed to release date shipping, and it adjusted it to the 22nd.  not sure why it ddin't do that automatically since I have Prime.
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« Reply #192 on: October 21, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »

I am definitely on the verge of preordering specifically because Uncharted and Hot Shots will be available at launch. Ruin looks cool too and if Resistance was also going to be a launch title I would have already put my money down.
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« Reply #193 on: December 06, 2011, 01:01:50 PM »

now there is a rumor that Vita games of of PSN will be 40% cheaper than retail.

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At a recent Sony Vita event, a spokesperson for Sony claimed Vita PSN games would be around 40% cheaper than their retail counterparts.  According to the rep, the lack of hardware and packaging can be thanked for the price drop.

I was told that games would be capped at $39.99 retail. While the same game would go for around $23 if you downloaded it. A price drop for downloadable games was already confirmed for the Japanese market, but it’s not as significant as the US. In Japan, retail titles are reported to go for as high as $50 with a PSN equivalent of $40. This is only a 20% drop where the US would be 40%.

If this is true, it makes the ridiculous prices for Vita memory cards a little more tolerable. (4GB: $30, 8GB: $45, 16GB: $70, 32GB: $120) If you’re saving around $15 a game, you only need to buy 8 games from the PSN to have that 32GB card paid for.

Take all this with a grain of salt though, as this has not been confirmed by Sony corporate. Also, with a price drop this significant, I can foresee retailers having an issue with this as it gives consumers a reason not to buy from the store. We’ll find out more as we get closer to launch. If this does hold up, I will definitely be picking a larger than anticipated memory card.

I seriously hope they got the pricing for the memory cards wrong, cause that's insane.
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« Reply #194 on: December 06, 2011, 01:58:17 PM »

Are these proprietary memory cards? You can't just buy something third party?
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« Reply #195 on: December 06, 2011, 02:12:06 PM »

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Are these proprietary memory cards? You can't just buy something third party?

Proprietary.

Also, the prices are correct.
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« Reply #196 on: December 06, 2011, 02:28:00 PM »

Sony be crazy.
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« Reply #197 on: December 06, 2011, 03:42:44 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2011, 02:12:06 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 06, 2011, 01:58:17 PM

Are these proprietary memory cards? You can't just buy something third party?

Proprietary.

Also, the prices are correct.

Why do companies do this to customers?  We know memory doesn't cost that much.
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« Reply #198 on: December 06, 2011, 08:22:20 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on December 06, 2011, 03:42:44 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2011, 02:12:06 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 06, 2011, 01:58:17 PM

Are these proprietary memory cards? You can't just buy something third party?
Proprietary.

Also, the prices are correct.
Why do companies do this to customers?  We know memory doesn't cost that much.

Because it's uber-super-awesome-amazing memory from the depths of the Sony's own braintrust?

That looks like Sony's memory (whatever their 'standard' is called) but smaller. So it's either use that or lose out on all the awesome profits that come from using their own brand (instead of the MicroSD standard).
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« Reply #199 on: December 07, 2011, 08:14:30 AM »

It's bullshit but what do you expect? Perhaps we'll get no-name versions of the memory cards.  What bothers me more is that you can only have one user account with the Vita without formatting it first to change to another one.
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