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« Reply #880 on: February 28, 2012, 03:35:25 AM »

Anyone else notice lag using a bluetooth headset?
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« Reply #881 on: February 28, 2012, 07:44:51 AM »

Has anyone else had control issues in Rayman? It's strange but diagonal directions on the analog sticks dont seem to register...
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« Reply #882 on: February 28, 2012, 08:14:12 AM »

Why are you using the analog sticks for a platformer in the first place? I need the precision of the d-pad for games like these.
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« Reply #883 on: February 28, 2012, 01:14:53 PM »

The Vita may not be doing well in Japan....but it's doing pretty darn good over in the UK! smile

http://www.chart-track.co.uk/?i=1281&s=1111

Uncharted and FIFA are #1 and #2 in software sales across all platforms.
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« Reply #884 on: February 28, 2012, 05:18:02 PM »

Just had my near data corrupt again. frown Was in a building with bad GPS coverage when I updated. So, formatted my Vita and all is well. They really need to fix this.
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« Reply #885 on: February 28, 2012, 08:08:30 PM »

I'm sad to have to conclude that everyone in my friends list who plays Super Stardust Delta is a goddamn wimp! Yes, that includes you, Hetz! slywink I'm looking at the quick high score lists and seeing some rather high scores among you guys, thinking that you're all doing rather well and that I need practice despite my Super Stardust HD experience. Then I go to the real high score lists which reveal the difficulty people play on, and see that every single damn one of you is playing on casual. I mean, what's this? Preschool? Tongue

The game may say that some of you technically beat me in pure score, but I refuse to accept this as long as you play on a difficulty level designed for wimps. Now get back to me once you man up!
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« Reply #886 on: February 29, 2012, 12:52:04 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 28, 2012, 08:14:12 AM

Why are you using the analog sticks for a platformer in the first place? I need the precision of the d-pad for games like these.

There's a story behind this, and it starts with a little game called Super Mario 64...  icon_wink

Seriously though, perhaps that's my problem because the diagonal directions on the analog sticks literally register no input which is CRAZY to me.
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« Reply #887 on: February 29, 2012, 03:48:17 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 28, 2012, 08:08:30 PM

I'm sad to have to conclude that everyone in my friends list who plays Super Stardust Delta is a goddamn wimp! Yes, that includes you, Hetz! slywink I'm looking at the quick high score lists and seeing some rather high scores among you guys, thinking that you're all doing rather well and that I need practice despite my Super Stardust HD experience. Then I go to the real high score lists which reveal the difficulty people play on, and see that every single damn one of you is playing on casual. I mean, what's this? Preschool? Tongue

The game may say that some of you technically beat me in pure score, but I refuse to accept this as long as you play on a difficulty level designed for wimps. Now get back to me once you man up!

lol

I played Endless on Normal and I have the top score on that! I also got the Gold Trophy for surviving for 10 minutes! So there! slywink

I have played the main game on Normal...but I have just scored higher on Casual. I see that I will have to put some more time in on Normal now. Challenge accepted!
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« Reply #888 on: February 29, 2012, 11:36:10 AM »

So, can you actually not watch YouTube on the Vita's browser, or is my unit broken?
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« Reply #889 on: February 29, 2012, 01:24:46 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on February 29, 2012, 11:36:10 AM

So, can you actually not watch YouTube on the Vita's browser, or is my unit broken?

You can't watch it, cause Youtube uses Flash and the Vita doesn't support it yet.
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« Reply #890 on: February 29, 2012, 01:38:30 PM »

Doesn't a good portion of YouTube use html5 now due to the iPhone (which also doesn't use flash but can use YouTube)?
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« Reply #891 on: February 29, 2012, 01:41:26 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 29, 2012, 01:38:30 PM

Doesn't a good portion of YouTube use html5 now due to the iPhone (which also doesn't use flash but can use YouTube)?

The Vita solves that problem by not supporting HTML5. Tongue
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« Reply #892 on: February 29, 2012, 01:52:48 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 29, 2012, 01:41:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 29, 2012, 01:38:30 PM

Doesn't a good portion of YouTube use html5 now due to the iPhone (which also doesn't use flash but can use YouTube)?

The Vita solves that problem by not supporting HTML5. Tongue

It continually baffles me that can these mega-corporations can't (or won't, which is probably more accurate) figure out a way to make these systems work together.
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« Reply #893 on: February 29, 2012, 01:57:29 PM »

The core issue here is that the Vita isn't meant to be a complete entertainment center. Sony learned their lesson with the PSP, a system that was heavily marketed as just about anything except a game console, with the result that few people even knew what the damned thing was. The PSP had no product identity. Sure, the Vita has basic support for browsing, watching videos, viewing pictures and playing music, but it's not particularly good at any of them. This may change in the future, but I strongly suspect this isn't even remotely close to being a priority for Sony. Their focus is games, and rightly so.
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« Reply #894 on: February 29, 2012, 02:56:16 PM »

Two news bits:

1.  Sony just announced that an update is coming for Vita that upgrades the browser and some other things.   Also adds Skype.    It's coming 'very soon'.   Hopefully within days.

2.  Bioshock Inifinite is coming to the Vita.   YEAH baby!
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« Reply #895 on: February 29, 2012, 04:46:36 PM »

Quote from: msduncan on February 29, 2012, 02:56:16 PM

Two news bits:

1.  Sony just announced that an update is coming for Vita that upgrades the browser and some other things.   Also adds Skype.    It's coming 'very soon'.   Hopefully within days.

2.  Bioshock Inifinite is coming to the Vita.   YEAH baby!

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« Reply #896 on: February 29, 2012, 05:38:53 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on February 29, 2012, 01:57:29 PM

The core issue here is that the Vita isn't meant to be a complete entertainment center. Sony learned their lesson with the PSP, a system that was heavily marketed as just about anything except a game console, with the result that few people even knew what the damned thing was. The PSP had no product identity. Sure, the Vita has basic support for browsing, watching videos, viewing pictures and playing music, but it's not particularly good at any of them. This may change in the future, but I strongly suspect this isn't even remotely close to being a priority for Sony. Their focus is games, and rightly so.

That is a great point. When you see/turn this thing on it just screams gaming system. The web browser is weak and slow but I don't care. I have an ipad and pc for that stuff. I just want to game on the Vita.
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« Reply #897 on: February 29, 2012, 06:05:03 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on February 29, 2012, 04:46:36 PM

Quote from: msduncan on February 29, 2012, 02:56:16 PM

Two news bits:

1.  Sony just announced that an update is coming for Vita that upgrades the browser and some other things.   Also adds Skype.    It's coming 'very soon'.   Hopefully within days.

2.  Bioshock Inifinite is coming to the Vita.   YEAH baby!

Awesome!

Where did you hear about Infinite coming to the Vita?
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« Reply #898 on: March 01, 2012, 01:51:46 AM »

Not sure if msduncan saw a more recent news tidbit about bioshock infinite (I'm guessing he has), but at E3 Ken Levine came out onstage and talked about it.  I seem to recall he was very hyped about the vita and was talking about doing something bioshock infinite on it.
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« Reply #899 on: March 01, 2012, 03:03:17 AM »

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/10/17/ken-levine-gives-us-an-update-on-bioshocks-playstation-vita-ver/
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« Reply #900 on: March 01, 2012, 05:50:25 AM »

There's a Bioshock game coming, not a Bioshock Infinite game. Unless something has changed that is, but the article in the previous post clearly says that they don't want to do a Bioshock Infinite game or an underwater Bioshock game on the Vita.
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« Reply #901 on: March 02, 2012, 02:00:46 AM »

It sounds like a unique Bioshock for the Vita, not a port of any other version.
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« Reply #902 on: March 07, 2012, 08:12:05 PM »

looks like some of the games from their upcoming Game Heaven event may have been leaked:  Monster Hunter Portable 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, Tales Of Innocence R and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

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« Reply #903 on: March 07, 2012, 09:16:09 PM »

A new Vice City game for the Vita??? YES!
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« Reply #904 on: March 07, 2012, 09:34:23 PM »

Damn...

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=465809

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« Reply #905 on: March 07, 2012, 09:46:33 PM »

crap.  for me a new Vice City game would have been a system seller all by itself.
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« Reply #906 on: March 08, 2012, 09:04:37 PM »

So I have my Vita and I was trying to set it up, but I got to the "you need an update to access the internet, access the internet to download the update."  I just plug in the USB cord attached to my Vita to my PC and download the necessary software or plug it into my PS3 to take care of this, right?
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« Reply #907 on: March 08, 2012, 09:46:59 PM »

Yes, but not through the initial setup wizard, which is bugged. Set up a temporary account like it tells you to, download the update, then sync with your regular PSN account manually afterwards.
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« Reply #908 on: March 08, 2012, 10:07:21 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on March 08, 2012, 09:46:59 PM

Yes, but not through the initial setup wizard, which is bugged. Set up a temporary account like it tells you to, download the update, then sync with your regular PSN account manually afterwards.

I didn't have to set up a temp account.  I skipped that part and got it connected and got the update and then went back and signed in.  It's been a few weeks, so I can't remember specific steps, but I know you don't have to set up a temp account.
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« Reply #909 on: March 09, 2012, 02:07:46 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 08, 2012, 10:07:21 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 08, 2012, 09:46:59 PM

Yes, but not through the initial setup wizard, which is bugged. Set up a temporary account like it tells you to, download the update, then sync with your regular PSN account manually afterwards.

I didn't have to set up a temp account.  I skipped that part and got it connected and got the update and then went back and signed in.  It's been a few weeks, so I can't remember specific steps, but I know you don't have to set up a temp account.

Same here, no temporary account required.
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« Reply #910 on: March 09, 2012, 02:11:29 AM »

If I remember, you just need to say you are creating a temp account and it just keeps going with the download/setup. Don't think you need to actually create said account.

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« Reply #911 on: March 09, 2012, 12:46:36 PM »

Quote from: Devil on March 09, 2012, 02:11:29 AM

If I remember, you just need to say you are creating a temp account and it just keeps going with the download/setup. Don't think you need to actually create said account.

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Yeah, that is what happened with me. I didn't have to setup a temp account, I just said I would and it downloaded the update. Then I signed in with my PSN account.
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« Reply #912 on: March 10, 2012, 09:00:57 PM »

I'm realizing that I don't like the app icons... It feels not sleek whatsoever and I hate how they bounce and shake.
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« Reply #913 on: March 10, 2012, 10:15:11 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on March 10, 2012, 09:00:57 PM

I'm realizing that I don't like the app icons... It feels not sleek whatsoever and I hate how they bounce and shake.

I agree with you completely.The jagged little edges and the way they bounce and float is very childish in comparison to the sleekness of the system.

I have a growing feeling that the Vita is going to be an absolute bust, which is a shame. It is easily the best designed handheld I've ever used, but there seems to be absolutely no enthusiasm for it. When the original PSP came out, a majority of my friends picked it up day one. With the exception of one other person, no one in my circle of friends has expressed any interest in the Vita. Likewise, my two local Gamestops have sold practically nothing. I'm in the Chicagoland area, and both of these stores get some of the highest foot traffic in the state.
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« Reply #914 on: March 10, 2012, 11:57:53 PM »

Everyone I've spoken with about it who might have interest are all in the "I want one some day" category.
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« Reply #915 on: March 11, 2012, 06:28:35 PM »

When you delete a game from the main screens, does it delete saved data as well?  If so, is there a way to get rid of the game bubble without wiping out saves?

Quote from: Dante Rising on March 10, 2012, 10:15:11 PM

I have a growing feeling that the Vita is going to be an absolute bust, which is a shame. It is easily the best designed handheld I've ever used, but there seems to be absolutely no enthusiasm for it. When the original PSP came out, a majority of my friends picked it up day one. With the exception of one other person, no one in my circle of friends has expressed any interest in the Vita. Likewise, my two local Gamestops have sold practically nothing. I'm in the Chicagoland area, and both of these stores get some of the highest foot traffic in the state.

Having played a good chunk of the launch lineup at this point (HS Golf, Uncharted, Rayman Origins, Wipeout, Shinobido 2, Motostorm RC, and Super Stardust), I think the problem is that while the launch lineup is decent, there really isn't anything that stands out as a real "must have" system seller.  Hell, I've already traded away half the launch titles I picked up because after the "wow" factor wore off, I found them pretty dull.  (Granted, Shinobido 2 was simply a bad game, regardless of platform.  smile)

The potential for this device is off the charts, but it seems like there's lots of gamers waiting to see what comes next.  Which is a catch-22, since publishers will look at sales and overall system "hype" to determine whether or not to develop for it.  There's even anecdotal evidence, such as the fact there wasn't a single mention of the Vita system or any of it's games in this week's Best Buy ad, and we're not even a month removed from launch.
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« Reply #916 on: March 11, 2012, 09:46:30 PM »

I think it is nearly comical that people are either A: disappointed with the launch lineup or B: are "doom n gloom" about the systems lifespan/ quality of games/ success etc. really!?! Are we that spoiled?

This thing has BLOWN me out of the water so far. That's the important part..."so far". If it starts out great, can't it only get better?

The vita is a beast. Also, it has answered the prayers of many. Six months ago people said they wanted to have a console experience on a handheld. Now in some circles, that is considered a bad thing... eek

Fucking funny stuff.

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« Reply #917 on: March 11, 2012, 10:08:00 PM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 11, 2012, 09:46:30 PM

I think it is nearly comical that people are either A: disappointed with the launch lineup or B: are "doom n gloom" about the systems lifespan/ quality of games/ success etc. really!?! Are we that spoiled?

This thing has BLOWN me out of the water so far. That's the important part..."so far". If it starts out great, can't it only get better?

The vita is a beast. Also, it has answered the prayers of many. Six months ago people said they wanted to have a console experience on a handheld. Now in some circles, that is considered a bad thing... eek

Fucking funny stuff.

Rant over..

Therein lies the difference:  you think the launch lineup is incredible and it "blows you out of the water", while I (and others, I suspect) only find it mildly compelling.  I happened to be in a position where I could afford one at the moment, and purchased it mainly on the hope that there will be far better things to come.  There's no question the system is a beast, but without a library of great games, it's dead in the water...hence the wait-and-see approach from many gamers.
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« Reply #918 on: March 12, 2012, 02:30:22 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 11, 2012, 10:08:00 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 11, 2012, 09:46:30 PM

I think it is nearly comical that people are either A: disappointed with the launch lineup or B: are "doom n gloom" about the systems lifespan/ quality of games/ success etc. really!?! Are we that spoiled?

This thing has BLOWN me out of the water so far. That's the important part..."so far". If it starts out great, can't it only get better?

The vita is a beast. Also, it has answered the prayers of many. Six months ago people said they wanted to have a console experience on a handheld. Now in some circles, that is considered a bad thing... eek

Fucking funny stuff.

Rant over..

Therein lies the difference:  you think the launch lineup is incredible and it "blows you out of the water", while I (and others, I suspect) only find it mildly compelling.  I happened to be in a position where I could afford one at the moment, and purchased it mainly on the hope that there will be far better things to come.  There's no question the system is a beast, but without a library of great games, it's dead in the water...hence the wait-and-see approach from many gamers.

I guess my point was it is WAY too early to even have negative thoughts on these matters...
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« Reply #919 on: March 12, 2012, 02:55:37 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 11, 2012, 10:08:00 PM

Therein lies the difference:  you think the launch lineup is incredible and it "blows you out of the water", while I (and others, I suspect) only find it mildly compelling.


yep, my big draw was Sheboygan 2: Dividend of Ten and that hasn't been as stellar as it could have been.  I can easily afford one, but what's the point of grabbing it for nothing?  now the Game Heaven presentation should have some potential, even if Vice City Nights was fake.

as for doom and gloom, it's a console launch, so it's going to be out there.   just accept it and have another 6 beers or so.
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