PS Vita Slim Review: Two Steps Forwards, One Step Backwards | Gizmodo

The PS Vita sheds its baby fat as Sony looks to go on the offensive with its handheld console, following a surge of goodwill in the wake of the PlayStation 4 launch. This slimline version makes some worthy additions, but also removes one of the Vita’s standout features, swapping out its OLED for an LCD. It’s a compromise, and one that poses a bit of a dilemma for would-be owners.

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DualWielding3673d ago

agree with everything in the article except hate 3D = hate 3DS. I hate 3D but love my 3DS

Hicken3673d ago

I don't hate 3D OR the 3DS, but the 3D feature on the 3DS seems to be more a gimmick than anything else, and I DO hate that.

paul-p19883672d ago

Personally i hate 3D as it is a gimmick in general (and a way that the cinema's were trying to get more people to go back to the cinema and pay even more extortionate prices...) and it is one of the main reasons i don't like the 3DS.

The sooner people stop buying the TV's/3DS's/3D movie tickets, the sooner we will get a decent new technology like 4k

Megaton3673d ago

I'm just glad I have an OG OLED.

joeorc3673d ago


"It’s a good machine then, but not massively improved right across the board over the original Vita. And that two-year old original can now be picked up for around £170…with 10 downloadable games and a 16GB card included in the box. It’s slowly being phased out with the introduction of the Slim (which is admittedly £50 cheaper than the original Vita’s launch price), but for now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out which is the better deal."

No other handheld offer's in the GPU area 128 MB of dedicated Video Ram for Gaming or that core processor speed for a handheld, without freaking having to pay much Higher price for still way less Hardware, and still you get complaints about the cost's?


No wonder Sony is taking slow and steady , They are not going to keep loosing money over this crap anymore. They offer the most powerful hardware a "mobile device can offer for Gaming for a handheld" with two thumb sticks , by the way which everyone asked for to improve over the PSP. which the PSVita is way more advanced over the PSP, and still many want to talk about the Blank memory cards as an issue?

the Nintendo 3DS is while a great system, the PSVita is not designed like the 3DS, every d@mn time this comes up, the majority of Media and many gamer's use Nintendo's offerings as the benchmark for the Pricing of a sony Handheld. well there you go. Sony is taking you up on the offer, because pretty much they will just leave this area of the "Game handheld" dedicated hardware and just move on to smartphones, because pretty much if it is not Nintendo its too expensive.

the Gamer's and the Media deserve this, if they keep it up, They get what they really want a one horse market with no one gaming company making a dedicated game handheld except for Nintendo, and where other companies can compete indirectly with smartphones.

because the clear signal Sony is getting by the majority is Low cost hardware for the consumer is "good enough" for mobile gaming. the Nintendo 3DS has 6 MB of dedicated GPU ram and many keep saying the PSVita is way too expensive! well there you go.

No wonder Sony's not putting in much investment anymore this most likely is going to be the very last dedicated Playstation portable and just point out that make a smartphone that if you want dedicated game handheld controls synq up a bluetooth game pad.


Rolling the Dice: Do Modern RPGs Miss the Point of Team-Based Play?

It seems it was long time ago. A bunch of friends spending hours on end playing RPG games, sitting around the table with the box of cold pizza. Excited about the story, listening to the Game Master, they were completely engaged in the worlds only visible to them and their imaginations.

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Takwin2567d ago

The GM is the programmer, and in MMOs and co-ops, you can play with others. If you want to ONLY use your imagination for the visuals, read a book.


Record of Agarest War 2 announced for PS3

Scrawl: "Looks like we know how that new Compile Heart countdown is going to end. The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed that Agarest Senki 2, known as Record of Agarest War 2 in the US, is Compile Heart’s newest title."

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Godmars2905012d ago

1) Hope they put it on disc this time.
2) Hope this is a positive for Neptune coming over as well.

Demons Souls5012d ago

If so, that's being developed & published by Idea Factory. Compile Heart has nothing to do with it (Thank God for that).

Godmars2905012d ago (Edited 5012d ago )

Thought Compile Heart was one of the companies lending characters.

Was also speaking in general as in regards to a US of Neptune. If these guys are offing a second game, NIS or Atlus, both of whom offer quirkier titles, will put that one out.

My issue isn't - wholly - with the DL-only option, but the price. The first game should be $30. Maybe $40, and by that I mean $39.99. The only reason its $45 is the 360 disc version which has extras. Nevermind that by all rights its a PS2 game. Something that proabbly could have been done if the devs had the GOW2 engine or tools.

ClownBelt5012d ago

I approve of this god damn message.

Could have gotten my 60 bucks if they just put it on a disc.

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Tripl3seis5012d ago

Another exclusive damnn the ps3 keeps on rollin wit games awesome ;)

Jack-Pyro5012d ago

Is this a half decent SRPG, porn aside, cause if it is, i might just decide to go and buy it for the 360.

Anon73495012d ago

There's no porn just some sexual innuendos but that's it.

Also it is a great game by itself, maybe not graphically but everything else is top tier.

RedDevils5011d ago

so it had some kind of "top tier" porn story jk

ThanatosDMC5012d ago

Yup, it's a decent game. I just hate that a move has to go first before any attack options.