Rumor: Sony Bringing PSOne Game Emulation Support to PS Vita?

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103w ago - Update: This rumor is now confirmed as true via Andriasang.com who state that PlayStation Vita version 1.8 Firmware will add PS Classics support.

To quote: "We still don't have a precise start date for PS Classics support on PlayStation Vita. But we do have something a bit more specific - a firmware version number.

Sony said today that PS Classics support will be added to Vita via the system's version 1.8 firmware update. As previously announced, this firmware update will be available some time during the Summer.

The version 1.8 firmware update was mentioned during Sony's announcement of the PlayStation 2 Game Archives service for PlayStation 3."

Today ryukyu22 has discovered PS1 Classic game Buzz Lightyear of Star Command on the PS Vita European PlayStation Store which sparked debate as to whether Sony is adding PSOne emulation support to the new handheld console.

The video game has since been removed, and below is what he said to say to quote:

"Sorry for the bad title i just didn't want to get people's hopes up as the game is not working at the moment. However, i would like to show what i did achieve.

Firstly i was happy to buy as i had money left over...
 

Sony Announces Ghostlight to Release Fate / Extra for PSP

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103w ago - Today Community Manager Ross Brierley at Ghostlight has announced that they will be releasing Fate / Extra for Sony's PlayStation Portable handheld video game console with details below.

To quote: Today I'm here to talk to you about Ghostlight's latest JRPG release, Fate/EXTRA.

Developed by Imagepooch and TYPE-MOON, Fate/EXTRA is an epic PSP title set in a parallel universe to that of the hugely popular Japanese visual novel Fate/Stay Night.

At first glance, Fate/EXTRA appears to be set inside a Japanese high school. However, it soon becomes clear that something far stranger is at work, as the school itself is in fact an elaborate computer simulation designed as a battleground in the fight for the Holy Grail, a powerful artefact which will grant the victor's desire.

The students themselves are either mages seeking the grail, or merely NPCs created to ensure the smooth running of the tournament.

Summoning legendary heroes from the depths of the past (called 'Servants') to battle alongside them, the mages must battle each other to be the one to claim the Grail. But the stakes are high and only death awaits those who fall in battle.

Fate/EXTRA also features a truly original battle system, which, despite being simple to learn, has real depth...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for April 24, 2012

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104w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

It's a massive week on the PlayStation Store with great new PSN Games, all-new PS3 Full Games, and a long awaited app for PS Vita.

Kicking things off with PS Vita news: Skype is here! The popular communication service enabling you to make free internet calls is now available to download to your PS Vita.

Connect to your account and enjoy free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype and make calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world. Download it for free today!

The long-running Hot Shots Golf series recently saw new life on PS Vita. Now the series is delivering another amazingly fun and accessible entry into ultra fun golf games with Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection.

This PSN exclusive is the only place you can find the complete Out of Bounds game, plus all the DLC together in one place. Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links with the Blades of Chaos, or set new grounds with Sackboy through the Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. course.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can snag this title, previously available only at retail, for $19.99 in the PlayStation Store.



 

Sony Announces PS Vita Gets Skype Video and Voice Calling Today

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104w ago - Sony Senior Director Manrique Brenes from their Consumer Electronics Group at Skype has announced that PS Vita is getting Skype video and Voice Calling beginning today.

To quote: Hi everyone! My name is Manrique Brenes and I'm the senior director of the consumer electronics group at Skype.

We've very happy to announce that the Skype Video and Voice calling app for PS Vita will be available later today on PlayStation Store.

Starting later today, you can enjoy free Skype calls on PS Vita. You'll be able to keep in touch with gamers around the globe while you're on the go as Skype is available for both the 3G/Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi models.

The Skype app includes free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, as well as high-quality video calling that utilizes PS Vita's front and rear cameras.

The Skype app on PS Vita runs in "background mode" while you're gaming or using other applications* – meaning you have the capability to "pause" a game, conduct a call and then return to your previous activity – so you never miss a call. Plus, with a little Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.

As you know, PS Vita is equipped with a 5" OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, precise rear...
 

Sony Reveals Gravity Rush Pre-Order DLC for PlayStation Vita

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104w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager Wilson Cheng has revealed Gravity Rush pre-order DLC details today for PlayStation Vita fans.

To quote: PS Vita's gravity-bending adventure, Gravity Rush, hits stores on June 12. And today I'm pleased to announce that we'll be offering exclusive access to an array of downloadable content when you pre-order the title.

Pre-order Gravity Rush at any of our participating retailers and you'll receive the Military DLC Pack featuring two extra side missions, two new challenge missions and a military-themed costume for Kat. Read on for a full description of what the Military DLC Pack has to offer.

Extra Missions:

Once you complete Episode 17 of the main story, you'll unlock the new "Game Rules" side mission. In this mission, Kat has been asked by Commander Yuri to train as a military officer.

As she trains with her rival, Seawasp, a message comes in saying that the Nevi have appeared and it is up to you to defeat them. After you clear this mission, you'll receive Kat's unique military costume!

Complete the "Game Rules" side mission and you'll be able...
 







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