24w ago - Today a video was posted demonstrating an incoming PlayStation Vita 2.12 Firmware VHBL exploit (which currently runs through a yet undisclosed PS Vita game) by qwikrazor87 with details below.
To quote: Some of you might have thought that we decided to not be a blog dedicated to hacking, given how slow the hacking news have been recently for the Vita. There was of course the hope of a VHBL port from The Z, but that was a while ago, and he is still waiting for a "significant firmware update" from Sony before releasing his work.
But fear not, as developer qwikrazor87 contacted me with his own VHBL port, which will be released as soon as it is fully tested!
Now, this exploit comes with some limitations. First, as is often the case, we are talking here of a usermode exploit running VHBL inside the PSP emulator of the Vita. This means you'll be able to play a vast majority of PSP homebrews on your vita (including emulators), but this will not let you play PSP isos (which would require a new Kernel exploit, the last public one was in firmware 2.02), let alone Vita isos (no public method exists for this, at all, so don't ask).
24w ago - Beatshapers Founder and CEO Alexey Menshikov unveiled ZRun on PS Vita today, inviting fans to run to survive this Summer!
To quote: Hey, it's Alexey from Beatshapers! I'm here to present our new game from E3 2013, ZRun. This is a third-person beat-'em-up game, coming this summer to PS Vita.
The player assumes the role of a young, vacationing college student, who finds himself in the middle of an outbreak. He's not a hero; he just wants to survive and escape this nightmare.
• Non-stop running action. Run and avoid obstacles - hitting obstacles hurts you and makes you an easy target for zombies.
• Evade or attack zombies - if they attack you, you'll get hurt and die.
• Watch your stamina - every action costs some. If a player fights too much, he may end up not having enough stamina to jump over an obstacle when needed.
• Use objects as weapons - bats, tubes, machetes, guitars, swords, axes, etc.
• Use firearms (guns, shotguns, automatic rifles) to get rid of zombies quickly and effectively – but watch your ammo.
• Multiple characters, each with their own distinct melee attack. • It's not shown in the trailer, but the current hero has a special side-kick which is handy for longer distances.
24w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan unveiled a PS Vita Mega Pack today, which includes 10 games and an 8GB memory card.
To quote: There's a whole world of gaming to experience on PS Vita, so where do you start? Well, we have good news for you - we're releasing the Mega Pack - 10 great games packaged on an 8GB memory card.
Available on 21st June, priced at €39.99 (RRP) it's a great value way to download and enjoy a selection of 10 games straight away - and better yet, pick up an 8GB memory card for you to store them all on.
25w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PS3 and PSN Game Store updates below, as follows:
Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara HD ($14.99)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara combines two timeless D&D arcade classics -Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara- into one definitive package. Battle through a rich fantasy universe with a host of new features, including HD visuals, drop-in/drop-out 4 player online co-op, customizable House Rules, leaderboards, and a trove of extras.
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard ($9.99)
Get ready for a fictional account of the world's most popular video game hero... of the 1980s. Matt Hazard is coming out of retirement and making his next-gen 'comeback' against all his old enemies in a hilarious parody of the last 25 years of action games.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99)
Morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds in this fast-paced hardcore platformer! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming.
Using simple controls you manipulate wind, rain, lightning, snow and bubbles to solve puzzles at your own pace, interacting...
25w ago - Sony Associate Producer Victor Harris announced that Jak and Daxter Collection is out today on PS Vita.
Below are the details, to quote: Today Jak and Daxter Collection launches on PS Vita. Now, over a decade since the Jak and Daxter series originally premiered on PS2, we are so proud to see the legacy of Naughty Dog's work brought together for players to enjoy - no matter where their adventures take them.
Jak and Daxter Collection brings three of your favorite Jak & Daxter adventures - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 - to life like never before. Mass Media has faithfully recreated the unique gameplay mechanics that you all know and love, and added touch screen support for a selection of mini games, so get ready to catch those fish and hunt down that eco.
Jak and Daxter Collection also features over 100 Trophies (including 3 Platinum) to unlock while you play through all three titles. These Trophy sets are separate from the PS3 version, so that means three more Platinum Trophies for you Trophy Hunters out there.
In addition to picking up Jak and Daxter Collection at your local game retailer, you'll be able to download the title via PSN.
Starting later today, Jak and Daxter Collection will be available...