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  • 28Mar

    Atlus Titles Get Deep Price Cuts

    Always wanted to play Persona 3 Portable but didn’t have the money, now ATLUS is cutting the price of the entire Persona collection along with some other games. The price cut is part of the “Re-Vita-lized” price drop event. “Whether you’re a PSP system owner who has watched ATLUS RPGs from afar, your eyes glued to your pervy game-watching binoculars but your wallet unable to open itself for the cause, or perhaps you spend your evenings making sexy time with the two nubs on your new PlayStation Vita,” commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS, “Now you can dive into a library of critically acclaimed ATLUS PSP system games that delivers hundreds of hours of deep, compelling RPG adventures and promises to thoroughly satisfy your hardcore gamer cravings.” Here is the complete list of discounted titles Class of Heroes – now $14.99 (was $39.99) Crimson Gem Saga –

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  • 09Feb

    Want to play your downloadable PSP games on Vita? Sony’s got a list of games you can do it with

    Less than a week before Sony launches the PlayStation Vita First Edition (not that I’m counting or anything), the company has detailed the process of getting downloadable PSP games onto the device. It’s really easy, actually! You can either purchase PSP games directly from the PlayStation Store using the device (or check out your list of purchased games via the Store), or you can also connect your Vita to your PS3 to download any games you might have loaded on your PS3’s XMB. Granted, this will require you to download games to your PlayStation 3 first, assuming you have one, but the Vita’s Content Manager will take over and make the process easy. Of course, all of this knowledge is useless without knowing which games you can actually play — 275 PSP titles and Minis will be available for play on day one with more on the way. This effectively

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  • 07Feb

    UMD Passport program not coming to North America

    Sony informed Kotaku today that the UMD Passport program, first instituted in Japan, would not be available for North American users. This program allowed gamers to put UMD games in their PSPs to register them, then download them at a discount on the Vita. Unfortunately, this means that when Vita launches in North America, you’ll have no way to play the UMD games you’ve collected over the PSP’s lifespan — and you’ll have to keep your PSP if you ever intend to play those games again. Any PSP games you’ve downloaded/purchased digitally will still be available. No reason has been given (as of yet) for not offering the program. It’s possible that, for some reason, it’s just not popular and therefore not worth offering in the U.S. and Canada. Does this change your opinion of the device? I’d say I was bummed out, but I never owned a PSP, so

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  • 24Jan

    Visit the Vita Social Club for high end gaming

    Last week, Sony invited GamingAngels to visit the new launch of the Vita Social Club. I visited the Los Angeles location. The Vita Social Club is the coolest way to experience the PS Vita for yourself before you buy. The Vita Social Club is in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, New York City, Boston, Chicago and Austin. You can check out the official site to get more information on dates and address. At the event, go with friends or alone, you’ll get some serious one on one time with the PS Vita. You’ll get to choose from a menu of games to try like SoundShapes, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, Little Deviants, WipEout 2048, ModNation Racers, Reality Fighters, and Hot Shots Golf. I’ll be heading back this weekend to get more time with the PS Vita. I wanted to take one home with me at the event, but just so

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  • 11Nov

    Sony’s UMD Passport solution gets your your games on Vita for a fee

    When we heard that PlayStation Vita didn’t have a UMD drive, some people were a little worried. What the heck were they going to do with all those old UMD games for their PSP? Being apprehensive makes sense. Sony just announced their solution for Japanese consumers, UMD Passport. The UMD Passport program allows you to download a free application, use that to register the UMD games you already own, and then you get…well, not your game again, for free. You get a discount on repurchasing whichever games you register. At the moment, the repurchase price varies depending on the game, but it currently ranges from 500 to ¥2,400 ($6-31). Of course, economies are different, so if we get this program, the prices will likely look a bit different. The program will eventually expand to around 200 games in Japan. Nowhere near the entire library, but it’s something. PlayStation Vita goes

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  • 30Sep

    Konami announces limited edition ‘Metal Gear Solid HD’ collection

    Konami announced today that there will be a “Limited Edition” version of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection available this winter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The “Limited Edition” will include the game in specialized packaging and a 248-page artbook conveniently titled “The Art of Metal Gear Solid.” Kind of huge. The book, I mean. The game’s features (whether you go limited edition or not) include: Remastered from the ground up for PS3 & Xbox 360 Stunning 1080p graphics 60 frames-per-second graphics Icons, sound effects, and all fonts upgraded for HD User interface rebalanced for HD Added right analog stick input and force feedback Features Trophies on PS3 and Achievements on Xbox 360 Worldwide matchmaking for multiplayer (tentative) Transfarring (save data sharing) compatible with PSP version (and, I assume, the PS Vita version, when that’s out)   Follow

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  • 23Aug

    Weekly Roundup Episode 20

    This one got recorded a little late, so you get it a little late — apologies! But yay, it’s our 20th show! And Summer is back! This week, it’s mostly a Gamescom wrap-up, with new hardware up for discussion. We also talk about the London riots and why GTA isn’t causing them, why getting EA’s games back on Steam would be awesome and SWTOR’s artificial limiting. We’re still giving away a copy of RIFT, too, so listen for that! Download the mp3 here. Be sure to let us know what you think using iTunes’ review system! Subscribe to the show here. Follow

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  • 17Aug

    Sony making price cuts, a new PSP

    At Gamescom yesterday, Sony announced a new pricing structure for the PlayStation 3. Effective immediately, the 160 GB and 320 GB consoles will be available at the lower prices of $249 and $299. An inFamous 2 bundle will also be available for $299, and it’ll include a 320 GB console along with a copy of inFamous 2. That’s actually a pretty good deal. (And that’s a good enough game to start on.) So — now the full console’s the same price as a Vita will be (speaking of Vita, apparently its RAM sits pretty at 512 MB after all). That might affect purchasing, but who really knows until they’re both out in the wild? Speaking of a handheld, it looks as though the PSP’s gotten a bit of a redesign before Vita’s pushed out into the world. Well, in Europe, anyway. The new “E-1000” version of the handheld is sleek,

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  • 11Aug

    New PSP bundle arrives August 30

    PS Vita’s on the way…eventually. But despite that, it doesn’t look as though the PSP’s going down quickly, with a new bundle arriving August 30. The “Madden NFL 12 & Need for Speed Shift PSP Entertainment Pack” offers both of those games, a PSP system and a 2GB memory card, all for $160 (like the other bundles). One last hurrah for sports and racing fans, I suppose. Follow

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  • 04Jul

    Sony announces official extension of Welcome Back program for those who were a little too slow

    Apparently people thought that “through July 3” meant until midnight when it came to downloading their PlayStation “Welcome Back” package. Not so, my friends! Though I could totally understand why you’d think that. Sony has officially extended the free download campaign until 9 a.m. Pacific on July 5. Not so much confusion there, right? Well, I hope not, anyway. So if you haven’t downloaded your games yet, you’ve still got another shot. Start the downloads before you head out to any super-patriotic barbeques and you might be playing as soon as you come home. (Note that I said “maybe.” Some of these games are on the huge side.) Everything related to the offer is still the same as before, except the end time, and the download process itself is easy enough. The store might be slammed with last-minute redemptions, though, so don’t get too frustrated by a few errors.  

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