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    PS Vita

    Did anyone pick one of these up last week? What do you think of it?

    I have a Vita but it kinda lacks games at the moment (Ridge Racer Vita = do not touch with a bargepole!). I hear Motorstorm RC can be downloaded off the store for a fiver though and worth a go. Trying the demo tonight.

    It'snot a bad consolebut I am still trying to work out what the hell this Near app is supposed to do.

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    I want it to fail. Just like the PSP Go!

    Stupid Sony inventing proprietary disks [UMD] then making them redundant with the next console upgrade.

    Why not keep them and upgrade graphics and processors in each new one, allowing it to play any of the old ones but locking newer games to the current console [or higher].


    You know... like a computer.


    Saying that... It does look nice, but the touch screen on the back seems stupid.

    Also, there's no MH on it. Which is going to impact on the Japanese sales, which may kill it.

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    The hardware looks nice but with Ipod touches/etc out there the concept of paying £200 for a portable gaming device and £40 for each game seems a bit out of date. The fact that it's main competitor (Nintendo 3DS) is half the price and has a much better selection of games means the Vita's going to have tough fight ahead of it.

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    I bought one and Uncharted: Golden Abyss is quite good. But also got Ridge Racer Vita which doesn't work very well for me, you go online to a lobby and it kicks you out or times out. I downloaded a copy of rayman which has entertained me for a bit.
    The console is great but I want some more games. I know I can download from the PSN store but each games eats around 1 gig of space and I only bought a 8gb card.

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    Just need a portable onlive console with 4g connection

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    Yeah the shop is a bit dodgy. £45 for the soccer game? Really Sony? And 16GB cards are equally overpriced but storage is essential since 2GB was eaten by my system on first boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Stupid Sony inventing proprietary disks [UMD] then making them redundant with the next console upgrade.
    The worst thing is they replaced the propriety UMD discs with propriety memory cards. When will Sony learn?

    Also annoying is the fact that you can't buy the 32GB cards in the UK. If they were sold here, the memory cards would cost £90.75 inc. VAT (based on the US price of $119.99) which is just insane when you can get an equivalent microSD card for ~£19!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The worst thing is they replaced the propriety UMD discs with propriety memory cards. When will Sony learn?

    Also annoying is the fact that you can't buy the 32GB cards in the UK. If they were sold here, the memory cards would cost £90.75 inc. VAT (based on the US price of $119.99) which is just insane when you can get an equivalent microSD card for ~£19!!!
    >PSP
    >1GB card
    >£200

    Sony are greedy.


    Also, there's sort of a way to play PSP games on the Vita... If you're Japanese and you pay out AGAIN for your games.

    Jump on PSN [JP], prove you own the UMD, pay fee [IIRC it goes between ~£7 - ~£30], ???, backwards compatability.

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    Perhaps Sony (and Nintendo) should follow Sega's lead and start making more games for smartphones and tablets?


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    Isn't that an emulator/rip-off?


    I know Sega made a console with classic games on it... I think... I can't brain. I was up until 1am going through HTML and JS code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Isn't that an emulator/rip-off?
    That is Sonic 4 for Tegra 3-based tablets/smartphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That is Sonic 4 for Tegra 3-based tablets/smartphones.
    I stand corrected.

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    I got one. Great bit of hardware. Screen is amazing and having actual controls beats rubbing your fingers on glass by MILES.... smartphones are ok for the casual, but give me actual controls any day.

    At least the cards can be replaced/swapped. Not sure why Sony has got so much stick over this when Apple get away no expansion for double the price.

    Wasnt impressed with uncharted tho. Doesn't appear to be running in full res. Very impressed with Rayman, Unit 13 and the PSP emulator, both MGS:Peacewalker and MonsterHunter both work (currently need a PS3 to download them thought tho).

    No need to carry around stupid bulky UMDs as all games can be downloaded.

    Sony dont set the prices the software companies do. EA wants £45 for Fifa and people are stupid enough to pay for it. EA wants £9 for PlantsVsZombies. Special mention for Hustle Kings, which if you have for PS3 also works for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    MonsterHunter
    RAWGLE FARGLE BLARGLE!

    I found another Monster Hunter!

    I'm guessing MHFU, amirite?


    Also, 3DS > Vita [Because MH3G + MH4]

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    RAWGLE FARGLE BLARGLE!

    I found another Monster Hunter!

    I'm guessing MHFU, amirite?


    Also, 3DS > Vita [Because MH3G + MH4]
    That's the one..... but you know where the next ones gonna be right? (hint: the one with two proper analogue sticks)


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