Like the shadiest of ‘doctors’ in the uncleanliest of back streets, this week, I’ve been trying to hawk vital organs on the Internet (only my own, I can assure you).
OnTwitter I proclaimed ‘who wants a lung? I’ll even give away a kidney, for a price!’ and such, multiple times, hoping, begging and pleading that someone with a screw loose would take a body part in exchange for money – money I wanted, no, needed, to spend on a PS Vita – which comes out today.
For the most part, I was joking (though I did come very close to offering plasma up on eBay), I’ve become so convinced that I need aPS Vita that I probably would have (and maybe still will) do anything to get my hands on that delicious, powerful, slice of handheld gaming heaven.
It may, perhaps, come as a massive shock to you that I am now providing you with a handful of reasons why you shouldn’t invest in Sony’s latest gizmo.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to find out why you shouldn’t get a PS Vita (yet).
In the poll in our sidebar, we’re currently asking you who you like best – Nathan Drake from Uncharted or Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, but today JSX is taking a time out from asking you questions (though you should go and vote, the winner gets a special feature post!) to answer some of the qs that you’re burning to know the answers to.
Destructoid reviews ed. and Twitter funny man Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) knows what he’s talking about when it comes to online passes and has written a feature for Game Front telling us why they are a load of rubbish.
GAME reward card holders would probably find it wise to use up any existing score credit because according to VG247’s Patrick Garratt, there’s a strong likelihood that the specialist game retailer could go bust. Soonish.
As far as first looks go, this one is at the premier end of the scale. In fact, I’d even go as far as to say that this new trailer for MLB 12 : The Show takes the scale, destroys it, thwacks what’s left with its baseball bat and then pitches the remnants into the stands for good measure.
In true trailer fashion, it boasts “enhanced realism”, but that really didn’t need to be stated as our first taste of in-game footage looks (and even feels) incredible. (Apparently the game also has “full PlayStation move controls” too, which isn’t necessarily something to be proud of so you know, yin and yang).
It’s not the “#1 Rated Sports Game” for nothing.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see MLB 12 : The Show in action.
Win the ball, pass the ball, kick the ball, SCORE! That’s how it goes in all of the FIFA games, the way it works on Sony’s handheld, PS Vita, is no different. All of the game play that you expect to be in the game is there, if the game’s first trailer is anything to go by. What may throw you off guard are the added touch capabilities ‘touch the screen to shoot you say? MADNESS!’ and the fact that you will be walking around with HD graphics in your back pocket. But we shouldn’t fear its quality, we should embrace it with open arms, even if that does mean being subject to Wayne Rooney’s “attractive” mug in high definition.
PlayStation and compilations go together like foots to balls, Activision to sequels and fanboys to the Internet. In fact, I should know, I put together my own PS Vita games masterpost last week.
Sony are well aware of this too it seems as just today they put out a shiny new trailer for the handheld console that includes footage of just about every game on the console that has been announced so far.
All of the most anticipated are there – Uncharted Golden Abyss, ModNation Racers and the unconventionally spelled as ever : WipEout 2048. If you’re more interested in the other features of the console, you’re in luck as we get another look at the XMB-like PS Vita interface as well it’s Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities and you can have a little dance to the funky backing track. Just me? Oh, okay…
Continuing my round up of the info that has just been made public about games for the PlayStation Vita, I’m back with some screens of UMvC3, the new Capcom developed 1 on 1 (well, sort of) fighting game.
Much like your average beat-em-up, the point is to beat the snot out of your opponent until their pixels lose the will to pixelate(?) though that’s where the similarities end because, in a slightly confusing twist, the game has you picking teams of 3 fighters whom you can then switch between mid-battle should you wish and in order to win you either have to muster all the power you can in your button-mashing thumbs to kick, claw and obliterate the entirety of each member of the opposing team’s health meters, or dodge, duck, dip dive and…dodge your character away from attacks, making sure that your team has the most health altogether when the timer runs out. Sounds simple, right?
As mad as it sounds, I’m sure that it will be easy to get used to after a few rounds, plus, it looks ace for a handheld game (though that may just be the beauty of the PlayStation Vita).
Click ‘Read More’ to see screenshots from the game.
While FIFA Football for PS Vita is showing some truly impressive high-def graphics in its screenshots (read : EA must have a really good photo editor) F1 2011 does seem to be lacking a little in the visual department and while I will never agree with a developer sacrificing one aspect of a game to improve another, I do think that we should cut Codemasters a bit of slack because in return for our overlook of the graphics, they’re offering an overflowing plate of gameplay that most simulation games would give their left leg for.
Every car and racer that you’d expect the game to have is included, the licenses parallel that of the console equivalent. There’s also multiplayer, a co-op challenge and four player Grand Prix time trials. Someone hand me a knife, I’m about to cut them the biggest bit of slack you’ve ever seen.
Click ‘Read More’ to see screenshots from F1 2011 for PS Vita.
If ever there were a genre of games that would work on a handheld console, it would be sports. Admittedly, playing them does cause you to get some peculiar looks when you yell “GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!” on the train, but you’ll be so immersed in what you’re playing that you won’t even care.
I’ve been playing a lot of World Tour Soccer on PSP recently, where as fun as the core gameplay is, you’d be stumped trying to tell a player apart from a painted egg box should they ever be compared, so considering that EA’s handheld footie effort touts ‘HD Graphics’, built from the same engine that made the larger console’s FIFA 12, you’re in for a real treat.
Click ‘Read More’ to see all new screenshots for the game.
Earlier this week there was an event that showcased dozens of games for Sony’s new handheld console, the PlayStation Vita. I’m sure that a lot of you, as well as myself, were unable to attend said event so throughout the day I will putting up posts including all of the new screenshots and details for the new games.
Can’t be bothered to scroll through pages and pages of content? Don’t worry, once they’re up, I’ll post the links to the all of the content below, that way you can pick and choose which games to read about easily. Check back soon for the first few links…