14w ago - Following up on Sony's previous announcement, today rumors of a PlayStation Vita 4G design, PS Vita Firmware update and price cut have surfaced from PatentBolt.com (linked above).
Below are the details, as follows: "On February 7, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Sony that is technically about the PlayStation Vita and their new and upcoming connectors.
Sony states that the connectors are for "connecting the electronic apparatus to peripheral apparatuses" at the bottom and side surfaces of the device housing. Sony's patent filing specifically states that the next generation PS Vita will gain USB, HDMI and a power supply connector described as a parallelepiped connector.
New Ports Coming to Sony's PS Vita
As shown in Sony's patent FIG. 2, the electronic apparatus 1 in this example includes connectors 23, 24, 25, 39, and 59 as the plural electronic components. The connector 23 is, for example, a headphone jack.
The connectors 24, 25, and 39 are connectors such as a USB connector or an HDMI connector for transmitting and receiving data between the electronic apparatus 1 and other electronic apparatuses....
38w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN video game updates below, as follows:
PS3 Full Games
Record of Agarest War Zero ($24.99)
Long before the great Leonhardt brought the age of gods to an end, titanic forces met in battle across the world of Agarest, a mysterious land rich of history, heroic men, and beautiful women.
The violent struggle between Light and Darkness seemed far from end. Join Sieghart and his companions as they journey through vast lands and experience love, conflict, and betrayal in this prequel to the Agarest War saga.
ESRB: T - Teen // File Size: 14 GB
Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition ($19.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The HD Edition offers the epic gameplay and storytelling of the MGS franchise in true HD quality.
ESRB: T - Teen // File Size: 3.71 GB
The Walking Dead - Episode 3: Long Road Ahead ($4.99)
Episode three of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman's award-winning series. As they head out of Macon, the group's progress is derailed by accusations of treachery...
57w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has confirmed today that they will be publishing the upcoming video game entitled Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: You know how you're really excited for something and then something happens and you get even more excited?
Like that time you found out they were making a movie for The Hobbit and you were excited... but kinda bummed that Peter Jackson wouldn't be directing it.
But guess what happened: Peter Jackson announced that he would in fact direct it, and you got a heck of a lot more excited. Right?
Remember Dragon's Crown, the next project from Vanillaware announced at last E3, a multiplayer action RPG with beautiful hand-drawn visuals slated to come to PS3 and PS Vita?
BREAKING NEWS: Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America! What's more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s).
You know, some of the people who've worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we're stoked, too!
What does this mean for the game? For one, it means that it's going to be better than ever. It will, however, come a bit later than originally...
For those curious, Sony has removed PS Vita update v1.65 from PlayStation Network due to a technical fault related to adhoc play in PSP titles.
While there is no official changelog posted yet PlayStation Vita Firmware 1.66 is expected to remedy this issue for users.
Additionally, some users are reporting that if you want to snag older free Minis that you got with your subscription, you're able to delete the non-functioning existing version and replace it with a fresh download.