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« Reply #400 on: February 13, 2012, 07:04:29 PM »

The Giantbomb website is doing a live look at the Vita right now. They are going to be playing a ton of games live for the Vita and showing off the system.
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« Reply #401 on: February 13, 2012, 07:15:16 PM »

love the text for Giant Bombs Uncharted Vita review:

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss feels like a made-for-cable version of a proper, big-screen Uncharted adventure.

3 out of 5

http://www.giantbomb.com/uncharted-golden-abyss/61-34017/reviews/
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« Reply #402 on: February 13, 2012, 07:18:38 PM »

Does anyone else think that the marketing for Vita is somewhat subdued given the the need to make up for the lack of splash it made in Japan?

I haven't been seeing ads on TV, internet or anywhere.
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« Reply #403 on: February 13, 2012, 07:27:28 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on February 13, 2012, 05:43:13 PM

Nice pic of the PSP emulation on the Vita....and it looks amazing!

Finally a way to play PSP games on a device the size of a PSP!   icon_wink
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« Reply #404 on: February 13, 2012, 07:27:53 PM »

Wow....the Near app is REALLY COOL! They were just showing it off on Giantbomb and it looks slick as hell.
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« Reply #405 on: February 13, 2012, 07:30:09 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 13, 2012, 07:18:38 PM

Does anyone else think that the marketing for Vita is somewhat subdued given the the need to make up for the lack of splash it made in Japan?

I haven't been seeing ads on TV, internet or anywhere.

This week Sony will launch a $50 million advertising campaign for the Vita.    No joke.   50 milion.
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« Reply #406 on: February 13, 2012, 07:34:07 PM »

since Hetz doesn't feel like sharing, here's the link: http://www.giantbomb.com/chat/
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« Reply #407 on: February 13, 2012, 07:35:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 13, 2012, 07:34:07 PM

since Hetx doesn't feel like sharing, here's the link: http://www.giantbomb.com/chat/

hehe....sorry.  icon_smile
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« Reply #408 on: February 13, 2012, 07:56:55 PM »

Yes! He accepted my friend request on the live stream! smile
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« Reply #409 on: February 13, 2012, 09:23:04 PM »

Where are the reviews for Rayman Origins??  crybaby

I know it's a good game, I just want to make sure the Vita port was handled well.
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« Reply #410 on: February 13, 2012, 09:46:47 PM »

They are showing it on the livestream at Giantbomb right now and it looks great.
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« Reply #411 on: February 13, 2012, 10:25:10 PM »

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don't worry, Amazon still has them, so does Target and Gamestop.

Oh I know, but it's good to see them sell out even if Walmart just understocked them (possible).    To the unwashed masses that don't know the gaming industry tricks:   Sold out means TOTALLY AWESOMES MUST HAVES!!!!!!!.

that's what my eBay account wants to hear!

[edit]  I was looking into Little Deviants - anyone else think they really should have included it as a free game (like Nintendo did with Wii Sports or the games that came with the 3DS) since it sounds like a great way to show off the system abilities?

Uhhh... yeah.  Big time.   Little Deviants should have been a package deal with every Vita.   The First Edition Bundles should have received Uncharted like they did in Canada.

judging from it's reviews it might not have been a good package deal idea after all.
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« Reply #412 on: February 13, 2012, 10:31:16 PM »

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don't worry, Amazon still has them, so does Target and Gamestop.

Oh I know, but it's good to see them sell out even if Walmart just understocked them (possible).    To the unwashed masses that don't know the gaming industry tricks:   Sold out means TOTALLY AWESOMES MUST HAVES!!!!!!!.

that's what my eBay account wants to hear!

[edit]  I was looking into Little Deviants - anyone else think they really should have included it as a free game (like Nintendo did with Wii Sports or the games that came with the 3DS) since it sounds like a great way to show off the system abilities?

Uhhh... yeah.  Big time.   Little Deviants should have been a package deal with every Vita.   The First Edition Bundles should have received Uncharted like they did in Canada.

judging from it's reviews it might not have been a good package deal idea after all.

Even more of a reason why it should have been part of the package. As it is, it's not worth paying for, but it would have been much better received if it was free. It's not like we're spoiled when it comes to this kind of thing. With the exception of Wii Sports, I can't think of any excellent games included with launch consoles ever.
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« Reply #413 on: February 13, 2012, 11:37:06 PM »

Confrimed today on the livestream on the Sony Blog....The 3G bundle and Early Bundle gets Super Stardust Delta WITH the DLC as the free PSN game!!! Awesome!
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« Reply #414 on: February 13, 2012, 11:47:00 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on February 13, 2012, 11:37:06 PM

Confrimed today on the livestream on the Sony Blog....The 3G bundle and Early Bundle gets Super Stardust Delta WITH the DLC as the free PSN game!!! Awesome!

nice.  oddly enough that's the only game I'd consider buying from what I've been interested in from the stream. Uncharted didn't wow me, and I missed the Rayman portion.

they're showing Dungeon Hunters Alliance right now-  the game looks very familiar, gotta love Gameloft  icon_lol
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« Reply #415 on: February 14, 2012, 12:13:00 AM »

I watched nearly and hour and a half of the Giant Bomb live thing, and was thoroughly unimpressed with the PS Vita. The games I saw were all rehashes of the bigger console versions, with gimmicky touch screen stuff occasionally integrated. No doubt it's a very impressive piece of hardware, but the launch games I saw didn't make me want to go get one right away. Maybe after 6 months to a year from now there will be more exciting games available, but as far as system launches go, I'll be sitting this one out.
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« Reply #416 on: February 14, 2012, 12:54:31 AM »

LOL.  Is this your first system launch?  They are all like that...well except the 3DS which just didn't bother to have games at all.  smile 

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« Reply #417 on: February 14, 2012, 12:57:48 AM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on February 14, 2012, 12:13:00 AM

I watched nearly and hour and a half of the Giant Bomb live thing, and was thoroughly unimpressed with the PS Vita generic console. The games I saw were all rehashes of the bigger console older versions, with gimmicky touch screen stuff occasionally integrated. No doubt it's a very impressive piece of hardware, but the launch games I saw didn't make me want to go get one right away. Maybe after 6 months to a year from now there will be more exciting games available, but as far as system launches go, I'll be sitting this one out.

Fixed for you to use at any system launch.
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« Reply #418 on: February 14, 2012, 12:59:18 AM »


And I might add that you will not have to wait 6 months to a year.   Gravity Rush will launch sometime in the next 60 days most likely, and it got rave reviews (almost perfect score) from Famitsu.
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« Reply #419 on: February 14, 2012, 01:21:40 AM »

We don't usually get pretty much straight out ports of games from older consoles when a new system comes out (FIFA, Virtua Tennis).  So I get Jimmy's comment about them mostly being rehashes.
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« Reply #420 on: February 14, 2012, 01:26:22 AM »

Wow, I detect some fanboyism here. Tongue

Well if that game and whatever else is coming in that time frame are compelling enough, I'll pick up the Vita.

From what I saw in the GB video:

Dynasty Warrior - never been a fan of that series.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - already played that game on Xbox and PS3.
FIFA - seems like the same exact game on the Xbox/PS3 which I already have.
Hot Shots Golf - I have the last one on PSP. The Vita version doesn't seem that much different except for the touch control stuff.
Michael Jackson Experience - uh no thanks.
Little Deviants - seems like a bunch of mini-games. Mildly interesting but not enough to make me think I have to get it on launch day.

Now to be fair, the games I am most interested in are Uncharted and Wipeout which I didn't get to see. Reading some of the reviews though, Uncharted surprisingly seems not as highly rated as people seemed to assume.

I've bought into just about every system launch in the last 20 years or so and I know that most launches consist of rehashed game franchises. Just from what I saw, the rehashed games don't have enough new or different in them to warrant getting a Vita at launch. I'm hoping there will be some really good RPGs for the system in the future though. That's probably when I'll pick one up.
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« Reply #421 on: February 14, 2012, 01:37:26 AM »

Good point about the RPGs. RPG developers haven't exactly embraced iOS there isn't a damned thing coming out for 3DS.
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« Reply #422 on: February 14, 2012, 01:54:50 AM »


No fanboy here.   Just pointing out that this is the same thing as every system launch.    Average to slightly above average games and mostly rehashes and not original content.

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« Reply #423 on: February 14, 2012, 01:55:46 AM »

BTW --

Based on reviews, I'm dropping Wipeout from my list.    Uncharted will also have to drastically drop in price for me to even pick it up next month now.

However, Rayman has taken over as a launch title purchase for me.
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« Reply #424 on: February 14, 2012, 02:56:09 AM »

Looks like I might have to bite the bullet and grab Rayman sooner rather than later.

IGN review was glowing.
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« Reply #425 on: February 14, 2012, 03:15:18 AM »

I have Rayman on the Xbox and it is an awesome game. I'll pick it up for the Vita at some point as well, since it seems to be a great port of the game and will be nice to have it in portable form.
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« Reply #426 on: February 14, 2012, 03:19:31 AM »

I have it for Xbox too, but the fun/problem is whenever I play, it's with a 5 and 7 year old.

Would like a shot at it on my own terms  icon_wink
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« Reply #427 on: February 14, 2012, 03:31:43 AM »

Rayman is the only launch title I have any interest in. I also plan to buy Super Stardust, depending on the price. I was browsing PSN earlier and it would only let me add it to my wish list, I didn't see any price tags.

That's not to say other titles don't look interesting, I think most of the Vita launch titles are scoring surprisingly well considering the typical launch is filled with shoddy port jobs.

Strangely enough, I'm looking forward to Resistance: Burning Skies despite not caring for any of the PS3 iterations.
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« Reply #428 on: February 14, 2012, 03:38:23 AM »

Quote from: Ridah on February 14, 2012, 03:31:43 AM

Rayman is the only launch title I have any interest in. I also plan to buy Super Stardust, depending on the price. I was browsing PSN earlier and it would only let me add it to my wish list, I didn't see any price tags.

That's not to say other titles don't look interesting, I think most of the Vita launch titles are scoring surprisingly well considering the typical launch is filled with shoddy port jobs.

Strangely enough, I'm looking forward to Resistance: Burning Skies despite not caring for any of the PS3 iterations.

Are you getting the 3G or Wifi only version?   3G gets Stardust included with AT&T activation.
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« Reply #429 on: February 14, 2012, 04:37:31 AM »

I stuck to the Wifi version. I just don't see myself ever using the 3G.

Where the f&@k are the impressions, anyways?  Tongue
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« Reply #430 on: February 14, 2012, 05:38:58 AM »

Went ahead and got the FEB and a 32G card from Amazon even though I told myself that I wouldn't. 

Gotta have the new hardware.....
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« Reply #431 on: February 14, 2012, 01:46:31 PM »

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen also caught my eye during the stream.
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« Reply #432 on: February 14, 2012, 01:59:43 PM »

Tomorrow.
At this exact time.

I will be nine hours from getting my Vita.
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« Reply #433 on: February 14, 2012, 02:11:59 PM »

Quote from: Devil on February 14, 2012, 01:59:43 PM

Tomorrow.
At this exact time.

I will be nine hours from getting my Vita.

I'll be 1 hour and 49 minutes!  icon_cool
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« Reply #434 on: February 14, 2012, 03:14:24 PM »

Ouch.    Woke up this mornig and checked my email like I always do at 6 am before getting ready to go to work.

Amazon.com email saying my payment had been denied.    WTF?   I don't have much on my credit card and it should be working fine.    My guess is that it's working TOO fine and they are doing one of those fraud prevention checks on this order.     This would delay processing of my order while I contact the CC and then try to get in touch with Amazon to get them to run the card again.

So instead, and against my better judgement, I changed to my Visa Debit card.    It goes through fine and about 30 minutes later my status changes from Not Shipped to Shipping Soon.

I'm just kinda waiting here to make sure that it actually ships out today like it's supposed to in order for me to get it tomorrow.

Anyone else have an Amazon order?   Has it shipped yet?
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« Reply #435 on: February 14, 2012, 03:21:28 PM »

I did GameStop.

Hope they turn it around for you quickly!
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« Reply #436 on: February 14, 2012, 03:40:41 PM »

I *think* they did.    After my notification that my card hadn't gone through it was stuck on Not Shipped.    Once I cleared that up, about 30 minutes later the status changed to 'Shipping Soon'.     

I'm hoping/guessing that this means I got it corrected and it will ship out today on schedule.    I hope.
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« Reply #437 on: February 14, 2012, 04:37:35 PM »



Still hating the lack of Virtua Tennis reviews.    I'm alarmed somewhat that the Official Playstation Mag rated it at 70%.    Wouldn't they tend to trend higher on their reviews since they are the Official mag?    I'm needing to see additional reviews to make sure they aren't in the 50's or something for this title.    I can handle 70% range...

IGN doesn't even have it on their radar screen for a review.
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« Reply #438 on: February 14, 2012, 04:46:01 PM »

Quote from: msduncan on February 14, 2012, 03:40:41 PM

I *think* they did.    After my notification that my card hadn't gone through it was stuck on Not Shipped.    Once I cleared that up, about 30 minutes later the status changed to 'Shipping Soon'.     

I'm hoping/guessing that this means I got it corrected and it will ship out today on schedule.    I hope.

Once it changes to Shipping Soon, then it means it will be shipping in the next 24 hours. 99% of the time that has ment the same day for me. You should be fine. smile

I preordered at Best Buy, so I will be going in tomorrow at 10AM sharp and picking it up.
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« Reply #439 on: February 14, 2012, 05:02:36 PM »

I won't get the Vita until next week, but my preorder is looking better and better. The store I'm ordering it from has the lowest price I've seen, yet at the same time it has all these nifty bonuses (many of which are standard fare for this console, I guess). Among other things, I get a free copy of Rayman Origins, a set of earphones, and a code that lets me purchase one of Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings or Escape Plan cheaper than usual (I'm going for Super Stardust Delta).

Really looking forward to playing with this thing. I'm a sucker for new gadgets.
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