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FarSight Confirms The Pinball Arcade Hits PS3 & PS Vita April 10th

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152w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King has confirmed today that The Pinball Arcade will be hitting both PS3 and PS Vita on April 10, 2012.

To quote: We're very excited to be launching the Pinball Arcade on the Sony Entertainment Network.

We have four great tables running on the most accurate pinball physics engine ever developed. What's more, The Pinball Arcade will offer players the ability to buy our game (and any DLC tables) once and own it on both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!

The PS Vita version supports the front and rear touchscreen and will be a great way for people to play our game while they're on the go. We can't wait for the game to be launched on April 10th.

We can confirm that the game will run at a smooth 60 frames per second, and the lighting effects and real-time reflections make the graphics look stunning. This is the best pinball simulation we've created so far!

If you're a fan of either real pinball or video pinball, we're pretty confident that you're going to love our game. FarSight has been making digital pinball games for years!

We have received overwhelming support by the mechanical pinball community - and these are the people who insist on realism in their...
 

Sony Confirms Netflix is Coming to PlayStation Vita Console

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164w ago - Today SCEA Senior Vice President of Business Development Philip Rosenberg has officially confirmed that Netflix is coming to the PlayStation Vita handheld console.

To quote: As you may have heard during today's Sony Electronics press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, PlayStation and Netflix are teaming up again to bring tens of thousands of hours of movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the PS Vita for US customers.

The PlayStation 3 is of one the most popular devices for watching movies and TV shows streamed over the internet from Netflix.

Now all those movies and TV episodes can be watched on PS Vita's stunning high-def OLED front touch screen.

The addition of Netflix streaming to PS Vita's unique, powerful gameplay experiences gives users even more access and flexibility to the content they want, when they want it and where they want it.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we near the February 22nd launch of PS Vita!
 

Sony Confirms PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup and Details

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167w ago - Sony's Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has officially confirmed the PlayStation Vita launch lineup and details today, as follows:

As you all know, PlayStation Vita launched in Japan this past weekend, and we've been excited to hear which games have been the most popular with our friends across the Pacific.

But I'm sure all of you have been wanting to find out which titles will be released when PS Vita launches in the U.S./Canada on Feb. 22.

Today we announced the official PS Vita software launch lineup for the U.S. and Canada, and you'll be pleased to know that PS Vita will have the biggest and best lineup we've ever launched across the history of PlayStation platforms.

SCE Worldwide Studios, along with our publishing partners, have been working extremely hard to build games that provide you all with new ways to experience gaming on the go.

There will be 25 games available on day 1, and in total more than 100 games currently in development. Pricing for all software will range from $9.99-$49.99 (MSRP) and will be available for purchase at retail locations as well as downloadable on the PlayStation Network.

PS Vita Software Lineup:

SCEA Launch Day Titles

Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf:...
 

PS Vita Hacker SKFU Confirms PlayStation Vita PKG AES Key Changed

PS Vita Hacker SKFU Confirms PlayStation Vita PKG AES Key Changed 1300°
168w ago - Following up on the PS Vita 1.50 Firmware announcement comes news this weekend from PlayStation Vita hacker SKFU who has confirmed the PS Vita PKG AES Key has changed.

To quote from his blog: I just got my tried to unpack the Twitter application for PS VITA and sadly I have to say that the AES key for PKG encryption and decryption changed.

The PKG's I used for my testings were pretty old and the key update was expected. Nevertheless it's a bit disappointing but a new nice challange

The PS3 can decrypt the new packages on firmware 4.00 which contains the new PS VITA PKG AES key for the PS3 <--> PS VITA content exchange feature. This means we can decrypt and get the content of the PS VITA PKG files via a 4.00 PS3. Sadly there's no solution to re-encrypt it again, yet.

Let the games begin! (again...)

- SKFU


 

Sony Confirms PS Vita PSN Accounts Linked to Memory Cards

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169w ago - Today Sony's associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie has confirmed that PS Vita PSN accounts are linked to the handheld's memory cards and not the device itself for those wondering.

Essentially this means those who like bringing their gamer profile and downloadable games over to a friends house to show them off will probably like the PlayStation Vita since the PSN accounts are bonded to the memory card they're downloaded to.

To quote from GameInformer.com (linked above): "Your PSN ID is bonded to your memory card and your memory card is bonded to your Vita," Sony associate brand marketing manager Crystal MacKenzie told Wired.

"So if you wanted to change different PSN users but use the same memory card, you would need to go factory reset."

So accessing your PSN account and games is as easy as swapping out the memory card they're installed on. Sounds simple enough. If you have too much media for one of Sony's spendy storage devices, you can have your PSN account linked to multiple memory cards.

One question I have is how often do you think you'll be swapping out memory...
 

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