Submitted by doctorstrange 1138d ago | article

PlayStation Store Preview – August 28, 2012

Even though this week’s update is packed full of new and exciting content for the PS3, it’s the slew of older, classic titles being made available for the PlayStation Vita for the first time that is this week’s highlight. Before the PlayStation Store updates, expect PlayStation Vita firmware 1.80 to release, updating the Vita with the ability to play the vast library of PSOne Classics already released. What will be the first PSOne Classic you load onto your Vita? Let us know in the comments below! - PSLS (Dungeon Twister, Lights, Camera, Party!, Madden NFL 13, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, PS Vita, PS3, Psone Classics, PSP, Psychonauts, Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal, Rock Band Blitz)

doctorstrange  +   1138d ago
PSOne Classics on Vita? Woot!
Sev  +   1138d ago
About damn time, really.
alexcosborn  +   1138d ago
Agreed. Should have been there day one.
decimalator  +   1138d ago
Yeah, I'm surprised they left it as a post-launch feature to be added. That should have been a day one feature. It's good that they've added it post-launch, but still...

I'm also hoping there are more PSP titles that are supported after the new update. I'd love to play MGS Portable Ops on my Vita.

But all Vita sadness aside... this is a HUGE update. They're definitely gearing up for the holiday season. Seventeen bajillion HD collections in one day. And awesome that Peace Walker HD can be downloaded separately finally.

Slightly off-topic, but I'm excited to see what is in store for the MGS 25th anniversary this week. I hope there is a new MGS Vita game in the works.
ziggurcat  +   1138d ago
@ acharlez:

i clicked disagree mainly because, well... if you already played those games on your PSOne, and if you already played those games on the PSP, why in the world would you need to play them again on your vita?
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knifefight  +   1137d ago
Honest to freaking Buddha it should have been there from the start.
Conzul  +   1137d ago
@ acharlez

Yes, but, come on, it's 2012. We all should know Sony's cycle by now:

1) Release hardware that should be awesome, but isn't.

2) Slowly update the capabilities of the machine with firmware DLs

3) The machine hits its awesomeness about one year before its antiquity.
cjflora  +   1137d ago
I agree that it's a cool feature, and that new consoles should be able to play old console games, but are we really waiting for a feature like this? I mean, are there people out there with their Vita's pissed off because they can't play PSOne games on the Vita?

I have a ton of PSOne games that I've downloaded via PS+ and I have yet to play any of them. Even the ones I loved when I had my PSOne. I like having that option, but really who is sitting around waiting to play PSOne games on their Vita and getting annoyed that it isn't there yet?
NewMonday  +   1137d ago
Psychonauts is one PS2 game i missed and couldn't find

finally i get to try it
tdogg06051991  +   1138d ago
ON a Side Note
I know remote play will allow for LBP 2, psp,and ps1 play through the PS3 what about PSN games an is there more?
Xof  +   1138d ago
And the rest of the Vita update is, as we've come to expect from Sony, nothing. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to finally get a feature we should have had months ago, but IMHO it's nowhere near enough to make up for Sony's incredible, inane mis-handling of the Vita these past few months.

That said, this looks to be a stellar update. On the PS3 side, obviously. Ratchet and Clank? Yes, please. Agarest War? Well, I've never gotten into 'em but it's an interesting concept, and I've heard Zero is the best, so there's that.

Of course, I thought last week's update was pretty damned awesome, too, and then WotS4 turned out to be a steaming pile of crud.

And, uh, Pyschonauts, of course. For the 3 people who don't already own the Xbox digital copy or steam copy.
crawling182  +   1137d ago
Update appears to be out now, downloading as I type this.
FrightfulActions  +   1138d ago
Dang... I was really hoping Okami was coming out with this update...
Sev  +   1138d ago
You can tell things are rough for the Vita when people are even this excited just to play old games on it.
decimalator  +   1138d ago
There is some good stuff trickling in... Sound Shapes is awesome, albeit short. I'm already over halfway through the albums. But I'm looking forward to fiddling with the editor.

But yeah, I'm anxious for some blockbusters. Uncharted: GA was good, but it wasn't enough to keep people's interest for the past 6 months while we wait for more big games.
Sev  +   1138d ago
Death Mode in Sound Shapes is the best part :)
topekomsi  +   1137d ago
I ran through soundshapes, awesome game, and death mode, OMGFUN. The best part is the editor, worst part is the community wall/s, they show the same levels.
360ICE  +   1137d ago
You barbarians ever heard of a game called Gravity Rush?
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Hicken  +   1137d ago
People have ALWAYS been excited to play classic stuff on new hardware. HD remakes, anyone?

And the PS1 had some amazing games, many of which are available on PSN and will soon be playable on the Vita. Do you have any idea how many people have been waiting for the opportunity to play FFVII wherever they go?(For me, it's FFVIII and Legend of Dragoon, but you get the picture... or do you? I wonder...) The best part is you can use that old save from 1997, too.

That aside, you make it sound like the only thing the Vita's got going for it is the PS1 library... yet you, yourself, mention Sound Shapes, implying you enjoy it. There's also Gravity Rush(my personal favorite, and runner up for GOTY), Uncharted, and Unit 13 as standout original titles, as well as quality-yet-still-dreaded-for- some-reason ports like Rayman and The Show.

I don't get it. In the old days, even if you burned through a game in a week- which seems to be the only thing people do these days- you still played it another half dozen times, if not more. A fifty-game library a decade ago would have been enough games for the whole year, even if a few of them weren't all that great.

Now, it's not enough for six months?

I haven't "been gone" from gaming, but with the way things have changed so much, I feel I have to ask, "What'd I miss?"
BrutallyBlunt  +   1137d ago
"What'd I miss?"

You tell us, you're the one who's on this site all day every day. You take too much stock into what everyone says. You need to ignore the negative articles and the negative people but for some reason you can't. Instead of spending time enjoying all these games you say you can play over and over again, you'd rather spend your time here defending the Vita and concerning yourself with those who may not like the system or want more from it. It's not your job to convince everyone to give it a better chance and scour every topic making sure you give Vita the recognition it deserves.
astrobrights  +   1138d ago
Interesting, but the site is pretty lame.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1138d ago
Cool I get to try Borberlands for free before I make any decisionon what to do whent the next one comes out.
Sev  +   1138d ago
Edit: This was in reply to #4 astrobrights

Let me guess. You are "Kezins" from the Wordpress blog I reported on here earlier. I see right through your ulterior motives.

Spend $10. Get a domain name. 2 Legit 2 Quit.

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L6RD7BLU3  +   1138d ago
Lol I was about to buy borderlands,but since its "free" on PS plus there's no need sweet
Outsider-G  +   1137d ago
Same here. Hope you enjoy it.
Nickthedrummer  +   1138d ago
I want crash bandicoot
SageHonor  +   1138d ago
I'll be getting borderlands 2 on september 4th. Otherwise still no walking dead? Damn, i signed up for the pass so it could hold me over until season 3 comes out in october
Relientk77  +   1138d ago
Omg look at this updates

There's Psychonauts

the Ratchet & Clank trilogy, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, and more

Kureno_Nakamura  +   1138d ago


Record of Agarest War Zero finally getting a digital release

R&C collection which is good for me because I have never played a R&C game before in my life :(
Der_Kommandant  +   1138d ago
Borderlands confirmed for PS+ subscribers next week!
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sumfood4u  +   1137d ago
Very nice PS3 updates, but Vita getting new patch should of came earlier to help them in the game department for sales.
topekomsi  +   1137d ago
I am really sad that there isn't atleast one new vita/app game per week, really sucks being an early tester but i love the damn thing.

Looks like im going to have to buy foosball, as puddle and soundshapes are completed (aside from creating my own levels in SS)
ajax17  +   1137d ago
TheLastGuardian  +   1137d ago
Sweet, never play Borderlands. I can't wait to get my Ratchet & Clank Collection. Anyone have any recommendations for PSOne classics to get on PS Vita?
KrimsonKody  +   1137d ago
Final Fantasy 7, 8 or 9
Metal Gear Solid...

Those are a few I would like to get.
Just wait 'til after Kojima's 4 announcements before purchasing Metal Gear Solid...
ChipChipperson  +   1137d ago
DaLegendKiller  +   1137d ago
when does the ps store update
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Blackcanary  +   1137d ago
updated my ps vita and i can't buy ps1 games from the ps store in Europe on it.
Getowned  +   1137d ago
Walking Dead Episode 3 is suppose to be up on PSN today!!(PC,Xbox.. Tomorrow)

Hurry up and update!!!!! I want to play walking dead!
CShadow  +   1137d ago
ps1 should have been there from the start. Let the infant grow dam. I should have my privates from the start.
Hazmat13  +   1137d ago
all i ask for is TimeSplitters series and BLACK for PS2 classics and i will buy them faster then a Asian hooker.
BringingTheThunder  +   1137d ago
black running smoothly would be so much fun

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