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Sony Announces Vodafone as PS Vita 3G Connectivity Partner

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157w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Adam Grant has officially announced Vodafone as their preferred PS Vita 3G connectivity partner.

To quote: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Vodafone have today announced a partnership that will see Vodafone as the preferred provider of 3G connectivity for PlayStation Vita initially in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and with Vodafone's Partner in France (SFR).

The PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model sold in selected countries will come with a Vodafone SIM card so that users can immediately enjoy social gaming experiences on the go.

Customers will also be able to buy PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model direct from Vodafone channels, both online and in store. In addition, customers connecting with Vodafone will receive a PlayStation Network voucher to download WipEout 2048 from PlayStation Store.

"With social gaming and connectivity at the heart of PlayStation Vita it is important that we partner with a market leading network provider, to ensure users have a high quality 3G experience." said Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

"Partnering with Vodafone will enable PS Vita users in the selected countries to always be connected with...
 

Final Fantasy X HD for PS3 and PS Vita Announced at TGS 2011

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167w ago - Today Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy X HD will be heading to both PS3 and PS Vita at TGS 2011.

According to Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, the PlayStation 3 and Vita update is being created in celebration of the game's tenth anniversary.

Unfortunately, neither a release date nor Final Fantasy X HD gameplay footage is available yet.

To quote from GamingEverything.com (linked above): "A representative said that development is progressing, but didn't share any actual details. He told fans to be patient for updates.

For those wondering, the project will be a HD port/enhancement of the PlayStation 2 title."
 

Video: Socom 4 MLG Boot Camp, Official $20k Ladder Announced

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179w ago - SCEA Media Partnerships Specialist Brian Gauld has announced today news of a Socom 4 MLG Boot Camp and official $20k ladder details as follows:

PlayStation and Major League Gaming are giving you two chances to show everyone what you've got in SOCOM 4–and win big in the process.

MLG Boot Camp

[Register or Login to view links] gives anyone who registers and completes a match the chance to win awesome prizes regardless of skill. Registration is open now, and Boot Camp ladder play is currently running through July 13th.

Registering your 6-man team on MLG's [Register or Login to view links] and playing at least one match will put you in the running for both Boot Camp prizing and the Official $20,000 Ladder Tournament. If you're a lone soldier, check out the [Register or Login to view links] where you can team up with other players of your skill level.

Boot Camp prizing includes:

• Two-hour gaming sessions with the Zipper Interactive dev team
• ASUS professional gaming monitors
• Full Astro A40 Systems (SOCOM 4 Customized)
• MLG Gunnars
 

PSP Dads & Grads Limited Edition Entertainment Pack Announced

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183w ago - Sony Associate Brand Marketing Hardware Manager Crystal MacKenzie has announced today news of a new 'Dads & Grads' PSP Limited Edition Entertainment Pack.

To quote: These days parents play games as much as their kids, so for Father's Day we're making what to get Dad a whole lot easier - introducing the newest Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack.

This high value PSP bundle includes a "piano black" PSP-3000 system, 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo and two of our biggest portable titles – MLB 11 The Show and Gran Turismo.

Available this June at retailers nationwide for $159.99 (MSRP), this Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack will allow you to play like you're in the big leagues with MLB 11: The Show or feel the edge-of-your-seat racing excitement of Gran Turismo.

With this kind of value, there's no doubt this bundle is a great gift for dads or grads everywhere. Enjoy!
 

Video: PSP Remaster Series is Announced for PlayStation 3

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184w ago - Your favorite PSP games are coming soon to PlayStation 3. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced the "PSP Remaster" title series this morning, in which Sony and other publishers will remaster their best PSP titles for PlayStation 3 on blu-ray disc.

"PSP Remaster" titles will deliver high-definition graphics, SIXAXIS and DualShock 3 compatibility, new add-on content and/or stereoscopic 3D support. Save data from the original PSP version can be used in the "PSP Remaster" version. Ad-hoc gameplay is supported with the "adhoc party for PlayStation Portable" PlayStation 3 application.

The first "PSP Remaster" title will debut in Japan with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. from Capcom. The PlayStation 3 version is "more gorgeous and vibrant than ever" and will "deliver dynamic gameplay when played on the large TV screens." A fitting first release, as the game has already sold over 4.5 million units in the country.

Sony Computer Entertainment "will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the PS3 system." The rumored God of War: Portable Collection from last week is likely part of this lineup. The only question left unanswered is "what's next?" Final Fantasy? Clank and Daxter? With E3 in just over two weeks, we'll soon find out.

A trailer for...
 
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