68w ago - SEGA Executive Producer Mie Kumagai has detailed the touch controls in Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition on the PS Vita today.
To quote: When we were developing the game we wanted to incorporate the new features of the Vita into Virtua Tennis as much as we possibly could, whilst obviously making the best game possible.
One of the key features for the PlayStation Vita is front and rear touch. Virtua Tennis takes full advantage of this technology and allows players to play the most precise and responsive shots with a touch of their fingertips.
With a single touch of the screen you can tell the player where exactly to move to on the court, before taking one of a variety of shots by swiping your finger across the screen towards the area of the court you wish to hit the ball to.
A simple forward slide with your finger will play a top spin shot, a backward slide will play a backspin shot and a sharp backwards movement followed by a forward slide will play a lob shot.
Virtua Tennis also includes a match momentum system which rewards players for good shots by slowly filling the match momentum bar. Once your match momentum bar has completely filled up you can also play a 'special' shot by hitting the shot with two fingers.
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68w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with a preview video of the Pulse 1/31 Edition featuring Soulcalibur V.
To quote: This edition of Pulse concludes a busy, busy January with a look at the new Soulcalibur V that returns to the 17th century with lots of new characters including Ezio from Assassin's Creed.
Christina Lee also previews the upcoming PSN shooter Gotham City Imposters that pits vigilantes dressed up as Batman against criminals dressed up like the Joker. Predictably, mayhem ensues!
In other dress-up news for you digital fashionistas, PlayStation Home's got a new game coming called Wardrobe Wars where you can dress to impress and let the community vote for who's got 'it' and who does not. And, don't miss a look at the UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Flashback Map Pack #1 that's part of the Fortune Hunter's Club.
Download PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network in full HD when the PlayStation Store updates later today and also look for the full edition in the "What's New" section on the XMB.
70w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has unveiled the Pulse 1/17 PS3 Edition which includes a video preview of what's to come in 2012!
To quote: After an extended holiday break, PULSE returns today with a look at some of the big games coming in 2012.
From the gorgeous Final Fantasy XIII-2 scheduled at the end of this month, Twisted Metal on Valentine's Day through Spring releases such as the highly anticipated crossover Street Fighter X Tekken, the intriguing Journey, and the 'build and battle' of Starhawk, we hope you enjoy these reminders of the year ahead.
Christina Lee also takes a look at some of the PlayStation Vita games just over the horizon and also looks back at top game downloads of 2011 with a Top 11 list of the best.
Watch the full edition of PULSE in the "What's New" section under the PlayStation Network icon when the PlayStation Store updates later today.
Remember, you can also download in full HD or to you PSP.