The tug of war continues between manufacturers, who want their products to be disposable, and consumers, who want their products to last as long as possible. A report is making the rounds that Sony has plans to turn off the digital marketplace for Playstation 3, PSP and PS Vita this summer. According to the report, the PS3 and PSP servers will shut off July 2, followed by the silence of the Vita servers August 27. Sony has not officially announced these plans.
We know when Battle Princess Madelyn is coming out! Casual Bit Games’ long-in-development sidescroller will at last be ours December 6.
PM Studios and acttil are thrilled to announce that their latest music game, Musynx, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ for the North American market, both physically and digitally, on June 19! The first 5,000 copies of Musynx for Nintendo Switch™ will also feature limited edition package art! Once those copies leave store shelves, all future copies will feature the standard package art, so make sure you’re one of the lucky 5,000 Musynxers to get this most excellent limited packaging! To celebrate the finalized release date and special packaging, we’ve prepared a new trailer to showcase some of the best beats of MUSYNX!
Wayforward Technologies has been responsible for a lot of top-quality video gaming ever since they announced themselves to the world with Shantae on the GBC (though they released a couple games before that point). One of their high points was the Wii revival of the NES game A Boy And His Blob. The original was one of the more quirky NES offerings, and I can’t explain it better than my old friend Polas did many years ago.
It’s been widely accepted that the PS Vita is not going to be the success that Sony had envisioned it to be. To the extent that a representative of Sony claimed that the company wouldn’t be making 1st party games for the Vita anymore, instead they would focus on the PS4, which is dominating the market. But now, the Sony President in an interview GameSpot revealed that this may not be the case after all.
For many, the PS Vita was seen as a way for Sony to finally get a leg up in the portable gaming department, where Nintendo has dominated for decades. Yet, despite having better hardware, and some good core details, the PS Vita truly failed to gain ground where Sony had hoped. Though sales are reportedly better (due to Minecraft and other titles), Sony Computer Entertainment senior vice president Masayasu Ito told 4Gamer that First Party support for the Vita is no longer in development.
In recent years, mobile devices, especially phones, have been growing not just in popularity, but in what they can do. To the extent that they’re filling a large part of the gaming market. From simple “pick up, put down” games to ones with loads of content and AAA quality, they’ve come a long way from what they were.
Is a new Bioshock on its way? That’s the question furiously circulating on Twitter right now, following an ominous post by Bioshock publisher 2K Games’ International account.
There’s an unhealthy perception in the gaming industry that the PlayStation Vita is struggling, and that it lacks a solid library games. In actual fact, there has never been a greater time to pick up a Vita; here I’m going to run down why now is the time to strike to pick up Sony’s handheld beast and counter some of the lingering questions surrounding the portable console.
Ubisoft has today confirmed via its UbiBlog that the highly-rated downloadable RPG Child of Light will be coming to PlayStation Vita on 1 July 2014. Child of Light was released to high critical response at the end of April on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, achieving an impressive Metacritic score of 89 on PlayStation 3. There’s no word at present as to whether the boxed-with-download-code collector’s edition will be released for the Vita as it was on the other platforms.
In the ESRB’s weekly email update the listing for The Amazing Spider-Man has been changed to include a PS Vita version.
Rayman Legends, the latest in Ubisoft’s 2D revitalization of the long running platformer series, released yesterday across all platforms (including the PS Vita). However, Vita players soon noticed that their version was missing something substantial: 28 entire levels. Ubisoft confirmed today that the missing content will in fact becoming to the Vita by way of a free patch.