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Namco Bandai: Touch My Katamari Hits PS Vita in February 2012

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145w ago - Namco Bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has announced today that Touch My Katamari will be hitting PS Vita in February 2012.

To quote: The PlayStation Nation now has a final release date for when they can get their mitts on the PS Vita, and February 22nd couldn't come soon enough!

Why am I back today to steal the spotlight on the blog yet again? If you remember back during the Tokyo Game Show, I let all of you know that our team was producing a new Katamari game for the PS Vita, and I got to give you the first scoop on the news.

Well, today NAMCO BANDAI is finally ready to reveal what that Katarmari game will officially be dubbed here in the US of A... and that name is... TOUCH MY KATAMARI!

The very best part of this aside from the giggle-inducing name? TOUCH MY KATAMARI is going to be available on February 22nd, 2012, day and date of the launch of the PS Vita! The King of All Cosmos has commanded it so!

I've been checking out the latest builds of the game since TGS, and the Prince's next adventure is just as nonsensical as ever.

Fans have been dying to have an on-the-go, two-analog stick version of Katamari for ages, and TOUCH MY KATAMARI does it right. In addition to the two sticks, players can also opt to use the front touch screen...
 

Video: LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita at Gamescom: Touch of Creation

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153w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared some Gamescom 2011 footage of LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita dubbed a Touch of Creation below.

To quote: LittleBigPlanet and LBP2 enabled PS3 players to play, create and share custom-made levels and game modes online for all to enjoy.

Now, with the upcoming PS Vita game harnessing the handheld's plethora of inputs and sensors for playing and creating, Sackboy's new adventure will be the most accessible - and empowering - LittleBigPlanet yet.

We've seen glimpses of what PS Vita adds to Play starting at E3, when SCEE's Pete Smith demonstrated how the touch screen, gyroscopes, and rear touch panel helped Sackboy navigate levels in all-new ways.

At Gamescom, Smith was joined by Tarsier Studios designer Richard Meredith to show us some more Play possibilities and tools you'll use to Create new types of games.





Even the "Super Oval" shape of PS Vita is giving the development team novel new possibilities. Smith turned the Vita vertically to demonstrate a gravity-based game where players rapidly sort colored balls into the right chute - reminiscent of a touch-enabled version of PSN game Droplitz.

Next, the duo demonstrated an air hockey game...
 

Guide: How to Use iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad as a PS3 Remote

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162w ago - Recently SouthSickness has made available a guide on how to use the iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad as a PS3 Remote Control.

Below are the details, to quote:

Things You Will Need:

1. iPod Touch/iPhone that has been jailbroken.
2. Cydia
3. Bluetooth on the iPod and PS3
4. PS3

Instructions:

1. Go to iPod/iPhone and click on Cydia.
2. Click on Manage in Cydia's options.
3. Click on sources.
4. Then click on edit and add the following source. [Register or Login to view links]
5. After you are done adding go to search and type in WeBe.Theres gonna be two one you pay for and a free cracked one.
6. Click on the cracked one download and install it.
7. Start of WeBe++ and wait for it to load.
8. Go to PS3 and click register a new device you should see your iPod/iPhone.
9. Add it and enter the pin code it gives you on your iPod/iPhone.
10. Your PS3 should appear as "Paired and available devices."
11. Click on it and then click where it says PS3 under or shows the keyboard symbol.

Confirmed Working On:

  • iPhone 4G
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 2G
  • iPod...

 

SCEA CEO Kaz Hirai Hints at PSP2 Touch Controls

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188w ago - Today, in an interview with the [Register or Login to view links] Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Kaz Hirai dropped some tantalizing hints about the PSP2.

When asked about what kind of controls the next PSP might have, Hirai gave the following answer, to quote:

"Depending on the game, there are ones where you can play perfectly well with a touch panel, but you can definitely play immersive games better with physical buttons and pads. I think there could be games where you're able to use both in combination."

Hirai was also asked about reports of Sony Ericsson's PSP Go-like gaming phone, which may -or may not- be PlayStation branded.

"We don't want gamers to be asking, what's the difference between that and a PSP," said Hirai, without confirming the device's existence. "We have to come up with a message that users will understand. It would have to be a product that keeps the PlayStation's strengths intact."

Finally, Hirai expressed his belief that the increased interest in casual games will actually benefit Sony, traditionally a maker of more hardcore games. "We're seeing people who never had an interest in games join the gaming population," he explained....
 

Video: PSN Go PlayStation Network iPhone & iPod Touch PS3 App

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207w ago - Quite awhile back we reported on a PS3 iTrophies iPhone PS3 Trophy application, and today MyGadgetNews.com (linked above) has announced the arrival of PSN Go which brings Sony's PlayStation Network to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.

According to the app's author Juan Xavier Larrea, PSN Go is designed for hardcore PS3 gamers and iPhone owners that retrieves your PlayStation Network friends stats such as their level and progress, online status, avatars, latest games, trophies and much more.

Currently the PSN Go application is on version 1.1.2 offering numerous UI improvements and several bug fixes and is $1.99 on the [Register or Login to view links].

Finally, a demo video and feature listing for the PlayStation Network and PS3 app dubbed PSN Go for iPhone / iPod Touch are available below for those interested.




PSN Go Main Features:

• Sign in securely using your PSN credentials. PSN Go automatically retrieves your friends.
• An organized Friends List. Grouped by status (Online, Offline, etc.)
• Gamer...
 
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