9w ago - Localization Editor and QA Tester Adam Fitch has announced today that Carnage Heart EXA will be hitting both PSP and PlayStation Vita tomorrow alongside a video trailer below.
To quote: Natsume may be best known for publishing the Harvest Moon and Reel Fishing series, but we're always on the lookout for novel and innovative titles for our growing audience.
We plan for 2013 to be a banner year for unique titles, and Carnage Heart EXA, out tomorrow for $29.99, is the first of several PSP titles we'll be bringing to our fans in both North America and Europe.
PlayStation Network lets us bring titles to gamers who are increasingly looking for unique and different types of games. Carnage Heart EXA is just such a game!
Carnage Heart first appeared on PlayStation way back in 1997. Carnage Heart EXA continues the tradition of the franchise with the same style of gameplay, but builds upon it with improved graphics, updated chips, and interface mechanics, and a larger stable of Overkill Engine types.
In addition, this time around players can actually control the OKEs (Overkill Engines)! It's a polished version of the original dream Artdink had, and we're pleased to be working closely with them to bring the game to a worldwide audience....
26w ago - Halfbrick's Phil Larsen has announced alongside a video trailer that Jetpack Joyride flies to PSP, PS Vita and PlayStation 3 today.
Below are the details, to quote: Hi there! Alexey Menshikov of Beatshapers and I are happy that one of the biggest names in mobile gaming - Jetpack Joyride - is coming to PSN in North America this week for $3.99.
With over 35 million downloads around the world so far, millions more can now suit up as Barry Steakfries and join in the high-flying phenomenon.
Down on his luck as a struggling gramophone salesman, Barry comes across the "secret" laboratory of Legitimate Research, a corporation dedicated to developing crazy new technologies.
Seizing the chance to become a hero, Barry begins his ride after commandeering a jetpack and making good his escape. That's where you'll jump in and guide his adventure with accessible one-button gameplay.
Along the way, you must avoid lasers, missiles and electro zappers, all the while grabbing coins and trying out even more ridiculous vehicles - Lil' Stomper, Profit Bird and the robot dragon himself, Mr. Cuddles!
The game features a robust Stash system, where everyone can upgrade their gear, change the...
33w ago - Following up on the PS Vita PSP Kernel Exploit (ISO Loader) demo, today wololo reports that 6.60 TN-A CFE, a PSP Custom Firmware for the PS Vita by Total_Noob (via pastebin.com/WcrwqLrp) is now available!
60w ago - Following up on his previous PS Vita developments, today PlayStation Vita hacker Davee reports that he has discovered Sony's sceKermit driver which is a communication interface for the included PSP emulator.
To quote from his blog (linked above): "Turns out he's not just a green frog! So, I've been throwing this word around recently and it's probably about time I explain. Kermit, either a protocol or perhaps a funny name (see KIRK/SPOCK) is a communication interface for the PSP emu. Specifically it allows the PSP to talk to the host.
Now, I can tell there aren't as many developers here, so I'll try to simplify for the curious minds but this stuff is pretty complicated. I'll only explain the API in detail as the lower level still need a little bit of clearing up, but here goes.
Ok, Kermit is here so that the emu can communicate to the host to share resources and other vitality. Perhaps the primary reason is that of hardware; the PSP emu is excluded from many hardware devices. So kermit sets in and allows the system to talk to the vita in order to use the hardware. Blabbering aside, this is the hardware that kermit seems to be responsible for:
61w ago - Following up on the PSP SaveGame Exploit on PS Vita from a few days ago, today PlayStation Vita hacker wololo reports that Davee has obtained PSP Kernel access on PS Vita through another exploit with a PS Vita PSP HEN demo video and details below!
To quote: Famous PSP dev Davee just posted a YouTube video showing him running PSP homebrews on a Vita. I initially thought “well, not a big surprise, he’s running his own port of VHBL to some random exploited game”, but it turns out this is much more interesting than that, as he managed to get a PSP Kernel exploit running on the PSP Emulator.
Davee had hinted a few days ago on twitter that he had PSP User mode access, but it’s a surprise to see Kernel mode today. What this means to the end user is full homebrew compatibility (unlike VHBL which is hit and miss), and potentially down the road, PSP iso loaders (the video actually shows a psp iso running). Check his video below:
The video shows a minimalist interface called “PRX Loader” which seems to be used to run the homebrews. No word...