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MotorStorm RC Driving to PS Vita for Free, Courtesy of Scion

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156w ago - Sony Director of Network Advertising David Winding has announced today that MotorStorm RC will be driving to PS Vita for FREE courtesy of Scion!

To quote: Back in November, we revealed that Evolution Studios was working on a new title, MotorStorm RC, which would be released in the US as a downloadable game for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.

The game received critical praise when it launched in the UK two weeks ago.

We think you'll agree that the wait was worth it, as we are pleased to not only announce that the PS3 version will be available beginning tomorrow separately for $9.99 ($7.49 for PlayStation Plus subscribers), but to also let you know that the PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC will also be available as a free download thanks to our partners at Scion.

That's right- for a limited time, the complete Vita MotorStorm RC game is available for download absolutely free - no additional purchases necessary!

Not only that, but you'll be able to drive a custom RC version of Scion's iQ which is exclusive to the PS Vita version of the game. And be sure to check out the plethora of downloadable content which will become available for purchase for both versions of the game tomorrow.

MotorStorm RC...
 

Ridge Racer for PS Vita Releases on March 13th with Free DLC

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156w ago - Namco Bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has announced today that Ridge Racer for PS Vita releases on March 13th with free DLC details below!

To quote: Those of you that have been following along know that we at NAMCO BANDAI Games have been very active here with updates on our titles for the PlayStation Vita, including Touch My Katamari and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. But, as many of you have been asking me, what's up with RIDGE RACER?

It's out in Japan, and my friends in Europe are already racing... but when are we finally going to get behind the wheel, and when exactly in the 'Launch Window' are we going to hit the road with Reiko again? WHAT'S THE DEAL!?

We know, we know. Launch days and RIDGE RACER usually are one and the same, and while our friends abroad are already racing, the teams have been taking every ounce of feedback into consideration for a full-throttle launch in North America.

Thankfully, today we can confirm that the game will officially become available in on March 13th for $29.99 at retail and $24.99 for digital download from the PlayStation Store.

As a token of appreciation for our most dedicated fans of RIDGE RACER's classic beauty and blistering speed, NAMCO BANDAI Games America has decided to offer a free DLC pack for everyone...
 

PS Vita Half Byte Loader (VHBL) Release Incoming, Details Arrive

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157w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PS Vita homebrew developer wololo has announced that the PS Vita Half Byte Loader (VHBL) will arrive shortly after March 1, 2012 with details below.

To quote: "This has been a tough week for lots of you, coming to my blog everyday to see that no new information was available about the release of VHBL. Trust me, it's been a much tougher week for me, making sure things go according to my humble plan, coping with a few more issues than expected, and overall, taking all the insults about "being a faker" or "trying to boost my ego" without being able to say anything else than "please trust me".

Ok, let's reveal a few essential things here, starting with the bad news: The game used by Teck4′s exploit is not available on the US vita store. Blame Sony and their "275 out of 900 PSP games available for your vita" scheme for this, not us. Part of the waiting time was to see if Sony would add this game to the US store at some point. It is obviously compatible since it is available in other continents, so my guess is that this is a marketing or a legal decision.

Long story short, people in the US who want...
 

Running PSP Games on PlayStation Vita with a PS3 is Revealed

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157w ago - Following up on our previous article demonstrating several PS3 games running on PS Vita through Remote Play, this weekend CNET (linked above) reports on how to get many PSP games (that aren't showing up on PSN yet) to run on the PlayStation Vita handheld as well.

Below are the details, to quote: "Sony says the list of backward-compatible games will continue to grow, but why wait? There are actually plenty of other PSP games you can play on your PS Vita right now, but you'll need a PS3 to make it happen. They may not be listed on Sony's backward-compatibility list, but they certainly work.

So, here's the trick, which has been discussed on many message boards: while you can browse the PS Store to see what older downloadable PSP content is available for purchase or redownload, you're not getting the full picture of the whole PSP catalog. Instead, browse your download list via Transaction Management on your PSN account on the PlayStation 3, and download any PSP games. The PS3 will store PSP games and allow a PSP- or, a Vita- to sync the content.

Connect your PS Vita to the PS3 via USB cable...
 

Sony Answers PlayStation Vita 3G Connectivity Questions

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157w ago - Sony Associate Brand Hardware Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie has addressed and answered some common PlayStation Vita 3G connectivity questions below today, as follows:

The much anticipated launch of PS Vita is finally here, and gamers can now get their hands on the most robust handheld platform ever to enter the gaming space.

The introduction of new technology often brings a multitude of questions, and while several were answered in the PS Vita Ultimate FAQ, we're still getting additional questions related to the 3G feature set and how this "play virtually anytime and anywhere" approach to gaming will change the way that we consume content and compete with friends via the PS Vita.

Check out the following FAQ regarding the 3G compatibilities of the PS Vita and how to best take advantage of the features it offers. If you have more specific questions, please refer to the PlayStation Knowledge Center's list of most common PS Vita 3G and AT&T issues as well as this deep-dive PS Vita 3G FAQ.

How can I activate my 3G data service on my PS Vita?
Activating the 3G data service doesn't require going to an AT&T store or even being at a computer. From right on the PS Vita's home screen, touch the icon entitled "Network Operator" to launch into the process.
 
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