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Sony PS Vita 1.6 Firmware Update with Video, Map & Mac Support

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138w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony has announced that the PS Vita 1.6 Firmware / System Software update is slated to arrive this Wednesday and will include Video, Map and Mac support.

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To quote via Andriasang.com (linked above): "Sony will be giving PlayStation Vita its first major firmware update on February 8. The system's version 1.6 update adds two major features.

Your Home screen will now have a Map app. Open this up, and you'll be able to see your positional information on a map. The map can be viewed with satellite imagery turned on and off. You can also search for walking and driving directions and view details about your current location.

The system's photo app will be updated with the ability to take videos. The app is currently limited to static photos. As a smaller change, the Home button will now flash blue when you have the Vita hooked up to power.

Separate from the system's firmware, Sony will release a MAC OS version of its Content Management Assistant...
 

Sony Releases PS Vita 1.52 Firmware / System Software Update

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141w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation Vita System Software updates, today Sony of Japan has released PS Vita version 1.52 Firmware update.

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As usual, the Sony PlayStation Vita 1.52 Firmware update is a mandatory install. According to [Register or Login to view links] the PS Vita update is simply another small bug fix.

To quote: "A number of Vita owners are saying via Twitter and blogs and so-forth that the update fixes a version 1.51 bug where the 3G system would not recognize your SIM card."

So far I'm unaware of any visible changes in the system or settings, however, this article will be updated as a change log becomes available on Sony's official [Register or Login to view links].

System software version 1.52 for PlayStation Vita Update:

  • From January 16, 2012, began to update the system software version 1.52.

To become available and...
 

PS Vita Firmware xTractor Homebrew App v2.01 Update Arrives

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145w ago - Following up on his previous releases, today PlayStation Vita developer SKFU has updated his PS Vita Firmware xTractor homebrew application to version 2.01 and included a Linux build.

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To quote: PS VITA Firmware xTractor 2.01

Linux version compiled and attached below.

I just updated the PS VITA FW xTractor, changelog is attached below.

The 2.00 version had a problem setting the filenames correctly as the 1.0+ updates have different files than the older ones. Anyway, enjoy...

  • Filename fix
  • Download FW added
  • Minor stuff



 

PS Vita 1.50 Firmware Update & Content Manager Assistant Out

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146w ago - Update: Sony has now released [Register or Login to view links], and although no official changelog is available according to [Register or Login to view links] the update fixes an issue with Dynasty Warriors Next that prevented players from progressing further.

With the Japanese release of PlayStation Vita slated for tomorrow, Sony has now released a PS Vita 1.50 Firmware update which allows for PSN feature access including the PlayStation Store alongside a Content Manager Assistant application for updating via PC.

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Some PS...
 

PS3 Firmware Update to Enable PS Vita Remote Play on All Games

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149w ago - Previously we reported on a leaked document revealing PS3-Vita connectivity followed by some PS Vita PS3 Remote Play demo videos from TGS 2011, and today Eurogamer (linked above) reports that a PS3 Firmware update will enable PlayStation Vita Remote Play on all games.

To quote: "A future PlayStation 3 Firmware update will enable Vita Remote Play on all games, Eurogamer has learnt. However, this will be only at the PlayStation Portable 480x272 resolution, which will be upscaled to fill the screen.

For future games, developers will be able to include Vita specific 480p modes, Eurogamer understands. Vita's OLED display is actually capable of displaying games at 960x544 pixel resolution.

Vita Remote Play is how Sony's new handheld interacts with the PS3.

In a Tokyo Game Show demonstration Sony's Shuhei Yoshida played a brief section of Killzone 3 streamed into the device from a PlayStation 3 unit, noting how a few of the Dual Shock buttons missing on the Vita are mapped to the touchscreen.

Vita can also be used in co-operative play...
 
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