Video: Atlus Announces Conception II is Out Today on PS Vita

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4d ago - Atlus PR Manager John Hardin announced that Conception II is out today on PS Vita with a fresh PlayStation Vita video trailer below.

To quote: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is out today for PS Vita, and you know what that means? It's time to start classmating!

Conception II is a dungeon crawler/social-sim hybrid where you're put into the role of "God's Gift" - a teenager bestowed with unprecedented amounts of power from the Star God. As a disciple, you're tasked with saving the world of Aterra by pairing up with one of the game's seven heroines and clearing out infestations of monsters.

Of course, to do that, you'll need your army of Star Children - magical beings that fight for you in battle. You make these Star Children through a magical ritual with the heroines, and you can bring up to nine Star Children with you into battle.

There's 30 classes of Star Children to choose from, and the stats of the heroine, the heroine's mood (You gotta be nice to them!), and other rare items affect what classes are available to you, so spend your time wisely.

Oh - and be sure to turn on your ad-hoc networks; you can actually classmate with another player's heroines or even the other players themselves in a process called "classmanting" (Yeah, that's a thing).
 

Where Do Babies Come From: Conception II on PlayStation Vita

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9w ago - Atlus PR Manager John Hardin introduces Where Do Babies Come From: Conception II on PlayStation Vita today with details below.

To quote: As the hero in Conception II, you'll quickly learn that the seven heroines you meet and begin to form relationships with are an important aspect for surviving the game's deadly labyrinths.

But in addition to being a strong combatant by your side, the heroines also help you create an army of Star Children warriors through a magic ritual. Those Star Children are what we're going to focus on in today's Conception II update.

Making Star Children is called "Classmating" in the game (yes, really), but in order to do so, you must have a good relationship with the heroine. The stronger your bond with the mother, the more powerful your offspring will be, and there's also hereditary traits the children get as well.

Star Children inherit elemental affinity, stat focus, stat distribution, and even hair color; so Narika's kids will always have high TEC (hit/crit chance), while you can count on Feene's children for big defense. Of course, there's always the chance for abnormalities, but we'll leave that for players to find out on their own.

A Star Child's stats determine which classes are available to it. There are thirty classes to choose...
 

Gran Turismo 6: Birthday Bonus, Red Bull X Challenge, Concept Cars

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11w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today spotlighting a Gran Turismo 6 birthday bonus, Red Bull X challenge, new GT6 concept cars and more below!

To quote: GT fans! For those of you recovering from the release of Toyota FT-1 Concept and most recently the GT documentary, KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide, today's 1.04 Update will surely keep you busy for the rest of the week.

Red Bull X Challenge

The 2nd half of the "Red Bull X Challenge" has been added to the Career Mode. In these new challenges, learn how to drive an authentic Formula car directly from the world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Check out the trailer below.





An alternative version of the "Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo", released on December 2013 as the first Vision Gran Turismo car, is now available. It is possible to obtain the car by participating in the new Seasonal Event, available for a limited time.

The "Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept", a car displayed at the 2013 SEMA show as a part of the collaboration between the Corvette development team and Gran Turismo, is now available in the Dealership in-game. It is also possible to obtain the car by...
 

Video: PS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept Demo Arrives

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12w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Katsu released a VPS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept demo video with details below.

To quote: It didn’t take long for Yifan Lu’s investigations to become useful for other hardware hackers! Our community member katsu, guided by Yifan’s precise description of the Vita’s NAND pinouts, was able to hack his PS Vita in order to boot from a previous firmware, technically performing something very similar to a downgrade. Check the video below, it’s cool and full of “electronicsporn”, like your favorite cyberpunk movie.

What katsu did was dump his firmware 2.12 (on the NAND), probably using Yifan Lu’s technique. He then copied that Firmware dump to an SD card. In the meantime, he upgraded the PS Vita to firmware 3.01. On the video, you see him inserting his SD card in a reader connected to the Vita. The Vita then reads the content of the SD card (the firmware 2.12 he dumped earlier) instead of its own 3.01 NAND.

What the hell does all of that mean? First of all, that Yifan Lu’s little experiment in the hardware world is proving successful, by providing inspiration and documentation for other talented hardware modders.

Secondly, that downgrading a PS Vita is a possibility under certain...
 

Qello: Concerts, Music Documentaries Now on PlayStation

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20w ago - Qello Director of Communications Nicole Zeitzer Johnson announced that their concerts and music documentaries are now on PlayStation.

To quote: Want to turn your living room into a concert? Now you can. Your PS3 has just been upgraded with Qello, the world's largest collection of full-length HD concerts and music documentaries on demand. And we're coming to PS4 and PS Vita, too!

Qello (pronounced Kwello) has concerts for all music lovers to enjoy any time - from Beyonce and Madonna, to Jay-Z and Tupac, to the The Doors, Eric Clapton, Radiohead, Coldplay, One Direction, Blake Shelton, Queen, a ton of new indie bands, and so much more.

Thanks to deals with all the major labels and a host of other content providers, Qello's catalog spans the spectrum of music genres from the '20s to today. And it's constantly growing!

To celebrate Qello's launch on PS3 - and soon on PS Vita - we're giving away one PS Vita every week for 4 weeks. Every time you log into Qello on your PS3, you'll be entered to win a PS Vita!

Qello is also giving all PlayStation users a free All-Access Pass (subscription) for the first 15 days after you sign up. Then, for $4.99/month,...
 







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