105w ago - Today Sony's associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie has confirmed that PS Vita PSN accounts are linked to the handheld's memory cards and not the device itself for those wondering.
Essentially this means those who like bringing their gamer profile and downloadable games over to a friends house to show them off will probably like the PlayStation Vita since the PSN accounts are bonded to the memory card they're downloaded to.
To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita," Sony associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie told Wired.
"So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset."
So accessing your PSN account and games is as easy as swapping out the memory card they're installed on. Sounds simple enough. If you have too much media for one of Sony's spendy storage devices, you can have your PSN account linked to multiple memory cards.
One question I have is how often do you think you'll be swapping out memory...
106w ago - This weekend video game retailer GameStop has revealed pricing for PS Vita accessories and Memory Cards, which will be available in 4, 8, 16 and 32 GB sizes.
To quote from Examiner.com (linked above): "In addition to the first-part offerings from Sony Computer Entertainment, Mad Catz and PDP are also planning a few third-party accessories for the launch of the portable system.
The PS Vita will launch in North America on February 22nd. The first edition bundle (which includes a limited edition case, 4 GB memory card and Little Deviants) is available a week earlier."
Below are the prices, as follows:
• 4GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $29.99
• 8GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $44.99
• 16GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $69.99
• 32GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card - $119.99
• PlayStation Vita AC Adaptor - $19.99
• PS VITA Armor GameCase - $7.99
• PS VITA ArmorShell - $12.99
• PlayStation Vita Car Adaptor - $17.99
• PlayStation Vita Card Case - $9.99
• PlayStation Vita Carrying Case - $19.99
• PlayStation Vita Cradle - $19.99
• PS VITA Crystal Custom Case - $19.99
• PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset - $19.99
108w ago - Following up on the previous releases, today I have updated the PS3 PKGView Extractor homebrew application for PC to version 1.0 followed by version 1.1 and version 1.1b which include bug fixes.
PkgView is a tool for extracting files from PS3 pkg. Tool is 100% legal it contains no Sony code. PkgView also has a graphical interface that simplifies the extraction of both individual files and the complete package.
108w ago - Magic Pixel Games President Mark Tsai invites fans to step right up to Carnival Island today, with a complete video introduction below as follows:
Greetings out there in PlayStation land! I'm Mark Tsai, president and co-founder at Magic Pixel Games in Los Angeles.
Our name's new, but the team's not - we're industry veterans who have worked on many well-loved franchises such as Stephen Spielberg's Boom Blox and Guitar Hero, among many other titles in our combined resume.
But enough about us - I'm really excited to introduce you to our newest production: Carnival Island, which we produced in collaboration with SCEA Santa Monica Studio. We've taken the physical accuracy of the PlayStation Move motion controller, Magic Pixel's expertise in motion-controlled gaming, and the fun of the carnival... and rolled them into a truly family-friendly, instantly-accessible experience.
It's all the fun of the fair without having to find parking! Check out our launch walkthrough video to learn why PS Move's technology enables a precise, seamless experience.
Carnival Island features more than 35 games and attractions, so there's surely something fun for gamers...