Media Molecule made a name for themselves this generation by creating a wildly creative platformer set in a fabulously fabric world of digital textiles. Cloth, wool, felt, cotton made up the world of LittleBigPlanet. Their newest game is made up of a different sort of material: Paper.
One of the best things about the Wii U is the ability on many games to play off-screen, using just the system’s GamePad. It works like magic, with no discernible lag, at a full 60 frames per second. PlayStation 4 Vita remote play tries to emulate that. Bad news for those who were hoping to use the feature extensively though; according to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, it just isn’t near as good as the Wii U.
I'm going to apologise in advance if this preview reads like “a scented letter of adoration penned by a lovestruck schoolgirl”, but I can hardly contain myself. There's just something magical about Media Molecule's latest creation. In case you need a subtle nudge to the grey matter, Media Molecule is the creative force behind Little Big Planet - arguably one of the finest titles to ever grace the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
One of my very favourite things about the Wii U is its ability to give me off-screen gaming. When the kids want to watch whatever inane rubbish it is they love, or the wife wants to watch yet another Gordon Ramsay show I can just continue playing on the Wii U Gamepad. It’s functionality that will be replicated on the PS4 if you happen to own a PS Vita. With the tech not being quite as intrinsic as it is on the Wii U, fears are that there might be some lag. This nearly puts those fears to rest.
I very nearly regret my decision to purchase a PlayStation Vita. Were it not for the free games I get as a PlayStation Plus subscriber, I’m not sure I’d still be playing with the thing at all. There’s just one game on the handheld’s horizon that has the potential to make me fall in love with the PSP’s successor again: Tearaway, from the guys who made LittleBigPlanet
If you live in the US or the UK, the PlayStation 4 will become available for you to take home later this month. the rest of us will have to wait until the middle of next month for all of that awaiting greatness. In the meantime though, you can get you PlayStation Vita ready to wirelessly conjugate with its bigger brother.
Right.We were meant to do this yesterday, but the post-rAge hangover we were sporting prevented it from happening. Anyway, we’ve collated our entries, and we’re now happy to announce the winner of the incredible Killzone: Mercenary PlayStation Vita bundle we’ve got to give away from Sony. We’ve crunched the numbers, raided the database, deleted dupes and entries from Erwin – and the run them all through Random.org to find a winner. Here’s who the internet chose as victor.
With the PlayStation 4 coming later this year, there’s no better time to take ownership of Sony’s fantastic handheld, the PlayStation Vita. Sony’s next generation console has been designed to intrinsically interface with the PlayStation Vita, making the handheld an almost essential accessory. So we’re going to give one away.
Handheld first person shooters are, if we’re being honest, usually rather terrible. Even on a handheld seemingly built for them, the PlayStation Vita, there hasn’t been a shooter worth playing. Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified and Resistance: Burning Skies were both rather awful, so I can’t say had much in the way of hope or enthusiasm for a diminutive version of Killzone on the system. Thankfully, I was wrong.
The single most interesting and surprising announcement from Sony’s Japanese conference is this; a cheap, set-top box that allows you to play PS vita games on your TV. A small, sexy little competitor to the Apple TV or Roku, the Vita TV is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
As revealed in the Japanese press conference, Sony’s will soon be releasing a brand new, cheaper version of the PlayStation Vita.
A game that could really help the Vita pick up some momentum would be a portable version of Polyphony digital’s Gran Turismo. GT was released for the PSP, but was ultimately a bit disappointing. A proper, fully-fledged – but toned-down - version of Gran Turismo 6 should be possible on the Vita though, shouldn’t it? Nope.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a pretty slick and wonderful handheld – that’s just not doing very well because nobody on the planet is really convinced that they need to own one. the reason for that is that the system just doesn’t have its killer app. That changes soon. The Vita, I assure you, is going to do just fine after this baby’s released.
Sony’s PlayStation Vita has been out for nearly two years already, and in that time it’s managed to gain close to zero momentum – and it doesn’t look that’s about to change anytime soon. The industry industry analyst everybody loves to hate Michael Pachter has now proclaimed it dead.