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Submitted by Gekko 737d ago | opinion piece

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' can’t save the Playstation Vita

Lance Roth:

Activision’s "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" released Tueday for the top home consoles and the PC. A version of it has also been released for Sony’s Playstation Vita but, as popular as "Call of Duty" is, it is unlikely to save the handheld console. The writing is already on the wall. Last month, I went to IndieCade here in Los Angeles to see what was new and fresh in gaming and while there were some really cool new concepts, entertainment behemoth Sony’s tent dwarfed the Indie games showcase. Granted, the IndieCade needs sponsors and Sony wasn’t showing off their huge blockbuster games but instead they were highlighting smaller downloadable games for the Playstation 3 and the struggling Vita. That raises a question. Are smaller, simpler indie games really the salvation for the Playstation Vita or handheld gaming in general? (Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, PS Vita)

Da Ill One  +   737d ago
That's not Blops II on the Vita, it's Declassified different games.
LOGICWINS  +   737d ago
LOL ignorant journalist claiming he can't find any new games on Vita.
Hufandpuf  +   737d ago
"The Vita on the other hand is a beautiful and powerful piece of hardware with nothing to play on it. Sure, I could download a bunch of older games but wasn’t the point of buying it, to be able to play the really cool new games?"
Diver  +   737d ago
and ridiculous nonstop cheap articles from the examiner can't save game journalism.

black ops declass > anything published by the examiner
MaximusPrime  +   737d ago
Why does PS vita needs saving? Still too early... It is doing fine. It will do well in couple of years. Look at how PS3 and PSP doing... Struggled at the start, tons of games and consoles outselling years later.

Disagreers are usually Americans and hardcore Xbox owners.

Go on then disagree.
DarkTower805  +   737d ago
"Disagreers are usually Americans"

Wow! What a load of BS! Please take your xenophobia somewhere else. You should be ashamed of yourself, really ignorant statement and it speaks loads of the type of person you are.

Voted down for immature.
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G20WLY  +   737d ago
I agree with you, but in a sensible and moderate way...

It's a shame there is no facility to mark a post as 'oversensitive'! :P

As for the article, a journalist should know that there are plenty of great games on Vita, many of which you can't get anywhere else. This level of ignorance is unacceptable for someone supposedly 'in the industry'.
LOGICWINS  +   737d ago
Americans? How'd you come to that conclusion?
ronin4life  +   737d ago
The only thing wrong with that logic is the psp and ps3 did leaps and bounds better than the vita.
The dreamcast had done better by this point in japan.

People need to stop comparing by proxy alone and actually look at the hard numbers as well. The vita is not in the exact same situation the psp, ps3 or 3ds where in. It is far worse.
Wolfbiker  +   737d ago
I'm an American and I believe that many gamers here are shallow and simple minded fools influenced by mass media way too much.

However to generalize so broadly is pretty silly...I could say the same about a lit of populations...it just really is very prevalent in America.
WeAreLegion  +   737d ago
It's true. We are very influenced my media. Lol. Elections much?
Sanquine90  +   737d ago
Elections... The whole world sees how the president candidates are spending lots of money to promote themself. So much money for a country with such high debt. Every year your parlement have to raise the bar to lend more money. The time will come that America is in some huge shit. The EU crisis will be nothing in compared with that. The moral of the story is that many people can not understand that something like elections are so big to just promote the president. Here where i live we look at the solutions different parties have about the same problem we are facing: Economic crisis.
rpd123  +   737d ago
@Sanquine

First off, we don't have a Parliament. Second, the money for campaigns doesn't come from the government, it comes from rich asshats. Third, the EU has more external debt than the US at this point. Fourth, the euro is pathetically weak right now. Finally, I don't know what you think the American political system is like. The whole thing is different ways of approaching the same problems. Republicans think they have one solution, while Democrats think they have their own. The major issue in the election was the economic slump we were in right now, and how each candidate would approach it.
rpd123  +   737d ago
I'm an American and own a Vita and an Xbox 360. No PS3. I agree that it doesn't need saving quite yet, but I'm pressing disagree. Not because I'm American and like the 360, but because you're an ass.
strigoi814  +   737d ago
First thing you gonna do if you are trolling on a article..dont do research and start bashing straight to the target.

You sir needs to educate yourself you just made yourself look totally stupid coz blackops2 is not released on Vita...i think you need to get out of writing article
MasterCornholio  +   737d ago
What can you expect from Nihilistic software.

And its Black Ops: Declassified not Black Ops 2.
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Denethor_II  +   737d ago
PS Vita is awesome.
cmpunk53  +   737d ago
Thank God for the Call of Duty Roads to Victory freebie and it's much better now especially with the dual analog control.

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