PS Vita Case with L2 R2 Triggers for the Original OLED Model: Aw Yiss

Back in January, Joetsu unveiled a pair of PS Vita cases that had L2 and R2 triggers connected to the appropriate spots on the system’s rear touchpad. However, those cases were compatible only with the second-generation PS Vita, aka the PCH-2000. Fortunately, Joetsu heard the pleas of original PS Vita owners, and have released a similar case for the PCH-1000.

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According to DualShockers, back in August Joetsu asked folks on Twitter to express their interest for the handy case, and it appears a lot of people gave them the thumbs up. Those guys are the real MVPs.

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You can pre-order the case from Play-Asia for $30 (USD). Remote Play here I come!

[via DualShockers]

PS Vita Case with L2 R2 Triggers is Only for Second Gen Vita: DAMMIT

Even though many PS4 games have or will have support for Remote Play on the PS Vita, the handheld’s lack of actual L2 and R2 triggers severely gimps the experience. Now we have some good news and bad news. The good news is that a third party manufacturer will release a PS Vita case that adds the two triggers. The bad news is that it will only work with the second generation Vita.

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The case, which is made by Joetsu Denshi Kogyo, will be available in Japan this April for about $25 (USD). From the images on Rakuten it appears that the case uses a mechanical solution. The L2 and R2 triggers seem to be connected to buttons that tap the rear touch pad on the appropriate spots, a solution so simple you’d think Sony would have come up with it when the handheld first launched.

Sony, in case it wasn’t obvious enough this accessory is for customers like me who have at least two of your current products. Come on guys. Show us some love.

[via Dualshockers]

Sony to compensate users over PS Vita’s ad claims

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Although the PlayStation division at Sony is having a great year thanks to the PS4 and PS3, the PS Vita has brought some new woes in the form of a court case.

Sony has finally settled their Federal Trade Commission complaint that accused them of false advertising for their portable console, the PS Vita. The complaint came to be as Sony had been announcing the Vita’s cross-platform features would work across all PS3 games, and only does with a select few instead (Shadow of the Colossus and Ico amongst them, luckily). Now, Sony seeks to compensate userts who bought their PS Vita in the US before June 1, 2012, who will be offered either a $25 cash refund or a $50 voucher for select Sony products and services. We hope PSN credit counts there, as 50 bucks is basically a year of PS Plus, AKA, 60 games across PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.

The main issue the FTC pointed out about the PS Vita ads was the inclusion of Killzone 3 as one of these cross-platform titles, something that was blatantly untrue. Another issue they remarked involved the claim that players would be able to play online via 3G, although 3G is in no way fast enough for it.

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Minecraft Hits PS Vita, Kids may Actually Want the Portable now

My daughter has a tablet and the only thing she does on it is play Minecraft. If she wants to play on my phone, Minecraft is the game she goes after. Sony may have just hit one out of the park by offering Minecraft for the PS Vita.

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We rarely hear about the PS Vita, it’s far from a popular handheld. A demo of Minecraft specifically for the Sony portable is being shown off at the Tokyo Game Show. It’s said to play just like you expect Minecraft to play on any other platform.

This may well be the best reason for anyone to want to PS Vita since the console debuted. You will be able to share save data between the PS3 and the Vita meaning you can pick up construction where you left off at home when you are on the go.

What’s even more surprising is that now that Microsoft owns Mojang (the company behind Minecraft), they’ve instantly got a game running on some of their biggest competitor’s platforms.

[via Kotaku]

Straight From E3 2014: PS Vita TV to hit US stores in the fall

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It’s official: Sony’s PS Vita TV is not a Japan exclusive any more, and from this fall onwards America will be able to enjoy the latest Sony console.

These news just in, straight from Sony’s E3 2014 conference. The PS Vita is not a Japan exclusive any longer, as Sony confirmed that the console will be released from the American public. The PS Vita TV is meant to take the PS Vita experience to TV screens everywhere, but at the same time allow streaming from a PS4 to a second TV without having to buy a second console. That’s not all, as the PS Vita TV will be able to play most PSN games, PSOne classics, and everything playable on the PSP & Vita bare a few exceptions (probably the games using touch screen controls or gyroscopes, we imagine, so no Tearaway or Gravity Rush).

The price of the PS Vita TV will be of $99 USD, while a special bundle including a Dualshock 3 and an online code for the LEGO The Movie game will retail at $139 USD, which is fantastic value. We await further clarification when it comes to other regions such as Europe, or Latin America.

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Straight From E3 2014: PS Vita TV to hit US stores in the fall

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It’s official: Sony’s PS Vita TV is not a Japan exclusive any more, and from this fall onwards America will be able to enjoy the latest Sony console.

These news just in, straight from Sony’s E3 2014 conference. The PS Vita is not a Japan exclusive any longer, as Sony confirmed that the console will be released from the American public. The PS Vita TV is meant to take the PS Vita experience to TV screens everywhere, but at the same time allow streaming from a PS4 to a second TV without having to buy a second console. That’s not all, as the PS Vita TV will be able to play most PSN games, PSOne classics, and everything playable on the PSP & Vita bare a few exceptions (probably the games using touch screen controls or gyroscopes, we imagine, so no Tearaway or Gravity Rush).

The price of the PS Vita TV will be of $99 USD, while a special bundle including a Dualshock 3 and an online code for the LEGO The Movie game will retail at $139 USD, which is fantastic value. We await further clarification when it comes to other regions such as Europe, or Latin America.

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Sony Launches PS Vita slim for North America

Sony PS Vita Bundle US ReleaseSony launched an updated, slimmer version of the Playstation Vita on Tuesday to North America including the US, as part of a bundle with a copy of Borderlands 2. The Vita Slim had already been released in Japan last year, Europe earlier this year and Europe and has now finally made its way west.

The updated version is 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor and brings an extended battery life with it, as well. The hardware package comes with the Sony PS Vita handheld gaming device, a removable 8GB memory card and a copy of Borderlands 2 from Gearbox Software along with 6 DLC packs (Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Collector’s Edition Pack, Mechromancer Character Class, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, Psycho Character Class, and the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1).

Comparing this version side-by-side with the previous model you might notice the display was downgraded from an OLED to LCD, but for us that’s a small item compared to the overall upgrade. The Playstation Vita is available now, only as the bundle, for $199.99.

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PS Vita 3.10 Update Memory Card Management, Increased Home Screen Capacity

Sony has announced that it has a new software update for the PS Vita game system that is available to download right now. The update brings the portable to software version 3.10. The update adds some new features that PS Vita gamers will really appreciate.

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Once the update is applied, the home screen of the portable console will support more than 100 applications on the screen. Gamers will be able to get up to 500 applications on the home screen at one time. A calendar application has also been added to the Vita that can be synced with friends Google calendar as well.

The big feature of the update is the ability to manage content on a memory card using the content manager application. Players will be able to view data on the memory card and delete content and application. The messages application also gains the ability to send and receive voice messages.

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Sony has announced a new system update for the PS Vita portable game console. The update brings the portable to version 3.10 and adds in several new features. Some of the features are things that...

PS Vita Gets Crunchyroll Anime App Among Others

Back in the day, I loved to watch some anime. A local TV station had Robotech and Star Blazers on after school and you could bet I was watching. If you are still a big fan of anime content and happen to own a PS Vita, you will love this.

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Sony has announced three new apps for the PS Vita are available now. One of them is Crunchyroll and it has all sorts of anime and manga content straight from Japan. It offers content like Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Hunter × Hunter as well as other content.

The coolest part is that some of those shows will have new episodes available to watch only hours after they first air in Japan. Along with that app, NHL GameCenter Live is available now for hockey fans and Qello Concerts has launched for music fans. Coming later this spring, the PS Vita will finally get Hulu Plus and Redbox Instant along with Gaiam TV.