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Vita has over 100 titles coming in 2013

Friday, 22 March 2013 16:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Over 100 titles will be released on Vita in 2013, Sony’s Don Mesa has said.

Speaking with IGN, PlayStation’s director of product panning and platform software innovation also revealed that one third of Vita titles sold were through PSN.

“I know there’s been a lot of noise about Vita recently,” Mesa said. “There were some negative impressions and so forth. One thing we haven’t had the opportunity to do is talk about how our Vita owners are feeling about the platform. It’s a good gut check for all of us, to know what’s happening now.”

According to Mesa, a survey conducted with Vita users found that 86% were satisfied with the handheld, and 90% use the system “on a regular basis” once a week or more.

Vita owner were also found to spend 18.7 hours a week on it.

While already announced titles for Vita such as Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, Lone Survivor, and Frozen Synapse were name dropped by Mesa in the interview, “bigger” titles are also on the docket – including The Walking Dead.

Sony Worldwide Studios are also working on titles for the handheld which are “interesting and innovative,” and can’t be discusses at present.

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83 Comments

  1. matirishhh

    I never doubted in that system :] even if only 10% of those games is Very good I will be very happy! That would be a very good ratio: One great game every month. If there is more, I’ll be even happier!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dragon246

    @Steph,
    You may also want to add that 1/3 of vita game sales are digital, a very important number. Shows retail figures dont show the correct picture for vita games.
    “As such, Mesa jumped into the numbers. For starters, a third of all Vita games sold are sold digitally through the PlayStation Network, an impressive number.”

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    @2

    You have such a weird boner for Sony and especially the Vita.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Kaufer

    Is Ducktales among them? No? Forget it. /jk
    But seriously i wish it were so.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    Also, how many of these are:

    Ports, HD remasters or PSN games?

    Kind of matters really.

    At the moment my Vita is mainly being used to play old PS1 & PSP games I missed.

    Games I would like to see are:

    Demons Souls 2
    Dragons Dogma (port would be okay by me)
    Diablo 3
    Odin Sphere 2
    Dino Crisis Vita
    Journey
    Castlevania DS collection or a new title

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    @4

    One of my favourite games ever! :D

    Amazing soundtrack

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Goffee

    Most of them are indie games judging by the ratio of indie-to-big-dev Vita news stories (running about 12-1 at a rough count). As long as they’re good indie games, I’ll be quite happy with them and the odd biggie, remake or otherwise.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    Talk is cheap Sony (And other publishers) while i admit Sony has announced some Games for PS Vita which is what people want. They have got PlayStation exclusive HD port of Final Fantasy and Dragon Crown and Port of Epic Mickey Two. The only problem with those titles is that none are exclusive to PS Vita or is a port. We need more New IP as system sellers like Soul Sacrifice, Tearaway and Gravity Rush and established system sellers like Killzone Mercenary. The exclusives is what will plunge people towards PS Vita alongside a marketing campaign.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Rocketbilly

    I am playing my Vita a lot, and honestly if Sony would fully implement the PSN then I would not care about new Vita releases. If I could play every great PS1, PSP, PSN, and maybe even PS2 title on my Vita, then it would be an amazing gaming machine I would never put down.

    But I’m just a single consumer, and the thing that really matters as far as handheld system sellers goes, is whether or not there are any major franchises that are unique to the Vita. Nintendo has Pokemon as a huge system selling series with every major release exclusive to their handheld systems.

    As much as I love cross-buy and cross-play, Sony needs more than Vita versions of major titles, they need major recognizable mainstream titles that are available only on the Vita. Soul Sacrifice seems like a good choice, and to be honest the Vita could be a very comfortable home to many major JRPG franchises if devs are worried about increased costs on the PS4 and Durango.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    Portstation Vita is going to have 100 additional ports.

    @2, He has a huge boner over Sony in general. Leave him alone.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    I agree with Goffee, not that having indies is a bad thing. It is great, but if people think the system is getting 100 AAA games, they are going to be disapointed. I think those days are numbered anyways.

    Huge big brand name franchise AAA games, and less of them. Standing tall in a pool of small budget indie games sounds about right fo rthe next gen. And thos indie games will be on everything from your cell phone to your xb to you PC. In truth those trip A games will prolly also be on everything.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. spoffle

    @3 you say that as if it invalidates his point. It doesn’t. The vast majority of my PS Vita games are digital versions. It’s like the same situation as when people go “herp derp, the Vita has no games” whilst only looking at boxed copies of games.

    There’s plenty of interesting games on the Vita and a good portion of them are available only through the PS Store.

    @10 No one can rival the boner you’ve got for your lackluster PC.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    just let one of those hundred games be a big budget medievil game and i am a happy vita gamer.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @3/10/12 People please give it rest, it doesn’t matter at least they all enjoy their sources of where they get their boner from :)

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246

    #5

    monkeygourmet
    21/03/13, 11:09 pm

    Wii : Awesome sales, everyone hates it : people miss out on some amazing games…

    Wii U : Shit Sales (Devils Advocate), everyone hates it : people miss out on awesome games…

    Nintendo pretty much = cutting off your nose to spite your face…

    So many assholes… : /

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/03/21/publishers-twice-as-keen-on-ps4-and-durango-than-wii-u/

    I don’t roam around claiming people are assholes for not liking my choice. Same old same old.

    @12,14
    Ignoring these people is for the best. Vita digital sales are very good, I have been saying that for months now based on facts.
    @12,
    So true :D

    #15 2 years ago
  16. monkeygourmet

    @15

    Man, you love trawling don’t you, it’s becoming quite a little habit.

    My previous post (if you really want to bring it up) stands. I’m happy to call someone an asshole who denies him/herself of something good out of petty stubbornness or brand loyalty.

    Games not systems WOE246, remember to repeat the mantra.

    @14

    Of course, but it’s getting on the level of spam. Just constant adverts and pro Sony news.

    Pat should give him a job and change the site name to PS247

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    ^ http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/its-a-conspiracy.jpg

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Dragon246

    @17,
    So true!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. deathm00n

    @16 “Games not systems”. Suddenly you realize that this news is about vita getting a lot of games.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dragon246

    @deathmoon,
    I agree. Just look above #15 to see how he changes colours when Ninty is in question.
    Pretty much derailed a thread about vita getting a shit-ton of games just because WiiU is not getting any games, not even ports.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @Gek

    If you can sit there and confidentially say the gaming landscape hasn’t changed and will continue to change in the future because of increased advertising and companies like EA and Activision fucking with things then knock yourself out…

    My views regarding those subjects are hardly controversial or that ‘out there’. Hardly a day goes by that VG247 and loads of other gaming sites run articles surrounding companies like EA and Activision fucking with things.

    If your talking about Kinect 2.0, then you can happily prove me wrong when MS announces how it works with the 720.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Greek God

    wii u is a huge fail atleast Vita IS getting some games lol

    #22 2 years ago
  23. monkeygourmet

    @19

    The article doesn’t actually mention ANY specifics. Needless to say, I was happy to re-purchase the Vita, it’s starting to pick up steam although I have mainly got one for Soul Sacrifice.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. polygem

    @monkeyG. give it up,the sonydrones have taken over here big time. i am serious. its sad. i am actually really disappointed that the vg247 crew did not take a stand but what can you do? i really just try to ignore them now mostly. i also feel truly sorry for them.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. lexph3re

    Lol wut? Sony drones and conspiracies because people are talking about related news? Huh?lol I’m going back to work that’s just to rich

    #25 2 years ago
  26. zinc

    @Poly, Don’t be like that, come join the pod people :-P

    #26 2 years ago
  27. monkeygourmet

    @24

    I know, I know… :/

    To be honest, the annoying Sony fans were the reason I first started commenting…

    To try and cut through some of ‘TEH CELL, PS Cool factor etc etc…’ bullshit that they constantly spout.

    It’s never going to end though, once you cut one head off, two more grow in it’s place…

    Sad really,

    On another note ironically:

    whats your PSN? Mines ‘monkeygourmet’ same as Wii U, please add to your Vita when you get a chance.

    Im playing Gravity Rush at the moment, but would love to try some Soul Sacrifice multiplayer if your planning on getting it?

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @25

    After I failed to control myself trying to do nothing while Dragon trys to award himself ‘browny points’ again, my comment was:

    “Also, how many of these are:

    Ports, HD remasters or PSN games?

    Kind of matters really.

    At the moment my Vita is mainly being used to play old PS1 & PSP games I missed.

    Games I would like to see are:

    Demons Souls 2
    Dragons Dogma (port would be okay by me)
    Diablo 3
    Odin Sphere 2
    Dino Crisis Vita
    Journey
    Castlevania DS collection or a new title”

    How the f**k is this not to do with the article or in anyway derailing?!

    Firstly I bring up a good point: The article doesn’t contain any details, it’s heresay until more info is given.

    Secondly, I listed games I would like to play on the Vita, who could have a problem with that?

    Or, is it just another example of Sony fans being touchy/paranoid or both?

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dragon246

    @lex
    These people just cant hear good Vita news.

    “i really just try to ignore them now mostly.”
    Yet drops everyday with Sony drone dialogue. Ironic…
    “After I failed to control myself trying to do nothing ”
    See #3. Completely unprovoked. Is it ninty fans being paranoid?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    Well for one all dragon did was post about the digital figures of vita. And you said he had a boner, odd thing to say in my honest opinion. but I also didn’t say you weren’t contributing to the relating post with your post.

    But, overwhelming sonydrones thing? Why is that even a thought in a thread(s) based about sony articles? That’s like calling xbox drones anyone commenting on an xbox thread.

    It’s like the name calling will just never cease around here tis to rich

    #30 2 years ago
  31. polygem

    @mg. my psn is different to live and miiverse. psn is OhMikeOdd. you’re on my list already ;) will prolly get soul sacrifice early but not sure if i will get it at launch-huge backlog.
    @dragon. you just want to hear what you want to hear and that is exactly your problem. countless times i praised sony titles here. gow, sly, medievil, ratchet, jakndax, some of my all time fave ip’s are sony ones.
    i also said “mostly” ignore and thats exactly what i do. but again, you only hear…

    #31 2 years ago
  32. polygem

    @lex. because all this has a history. but i dont give a fuck. out.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. monkeygourmet

    @30

    Do you even keep up with the amount of Sony news Dragon generates? It really does get crazy… Obviosly if it was all things Sony, Good AND bad, it would be un-biased. It never is though.

    You can call ‘sour grapes’ on me taking mild offence, but with articles like this that Dragon decided to post in the ‘news’ forum are worthless.I own a PS3 and Vita again now, but this article does not list ANY details atall?!

    The real kicker is, Dragon started having a go at WOE a few days ago for reporting news he thought was ‘anti Sony’ and without detail…

    It’s the pot calling the kettle black IMO.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    @Poly

    adding you now dude! :)

    Ah…. That was you? lol you are already on my list, i’m still gettin used to PSN! ;)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. polygem

    :)

    that said the ps store is shit compared to marketplace. why the hell cant they design this properly. seriously i just dont get it. cant be too hard to design it userfriendly. it is better now but still a mess. it’s just no fun to browse through it.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. lexph3re

    Well this isn’t the only site that posted on the 100 games at all. IGN and other sites have posted as well. So, it’s not like they are all tricked into posting by Dragon as well now are they? It’s just news. If Dragon post it and VG then post it and it’s all about games isn’t that all that matters? Regardless if it’s Sony news or MS news or Nin news? It’s all game related right?

    #36 2 years ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    @36

    I would completly agree with you if 100% of his ‘contributions’ weren’t ‘pro’ Sony.

    Thats it really. If this article was highlighted without Dragon’s help, I would have said exactly the same thing without the ‘boner’ comment first.

    I.E. It doesn’t contain ANY info. But, as he posted it first im just trying to draw parallels with this information and the kind of things WOE posts.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. lexph3re

    Well then look at them as checks and balances of the community. Dragon is Pro and Woe is Con. Its not like their journalist or anything and have to hold to some sort of code of conduct. And, if they point out eachothers inconsistencies then it’s just entertainment for us to watch.

    No need to tip the scales of their war on balance is there? Let them do their thing and let’s just enjoy the good and the bad with the inbetween that is VG247

    #38 2 years ago
  39. woe

    Not bad, but how many of them will be watered down ports?

    #39 2 years ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    @37 Also i like to add, that this happens a lot with nintendo related news too, i mean some sony followers(always the same ones) making comments on nintendo threads,especially with a bad undertone in them, then why we cannot do the same?
    Edit: added some and always the same ones

    #40 2 years ago
  41. lexph3re

    Personally reading someones undertones is a reflection of your own interretation of the person. It’s also not easy to read how people really feel towards something through text.

    I am overly critical on nintendo. But that’s only because I grew up on them and I want them to do different things. However, I also embraced the fact that Nintendo doesn’t really have to change anything. That Nintendo can continue to pick their audience and cater to them. But, I still believe I have a right to critique them seeing how so much of my money went into them.

    Man let me shut up and go to this Capstone class

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Lengendaryboss

    @40 You can no one is stopping you and other Nintendo fans, to defend from the wrath of Sony fans and vice versa of course.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    @Lex

    Thats one way to look at it I guess.

    @Woe

    Dragon , is that you?!

    @Manu

    You are the most zen-like of all posters on here, don’t ever change! ;)

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dragon246

    “Do you even keep up with the amount of Sony news Dragon generates?”
    News to me. I started generating news?
    “You can call ‘sour grapes’ on me taking mild offence, but with articles like this that Dragon decided to post in the ‘news’ forum are worthless”
    Really? You have definitely some loose screws somewhere. This news published without my help. Staff is good enough to write the user name who provided the info. I cant see mine there. Ha. And staff is saner than ninty lovers here, so they know whats news worthy and whats not.
    “I would completely agree with you if 100% of his ‘contributions’ weren’t ‘pro’ Sony.”
    Since you are from boner country, I don’t expect you to find out anything. But read something related to MGS from a few days ago.
    “I.E. It doesn’t contain ANY info”
    No info for you. Move on sour grapes.

    Point is, the ninty brigade here doesn’t know a thing about anything. Gek summed it up perfectly, paranoid brigade they are. From alt accounts to boners, they are paranoid about everything.

    About woe, I am really amazed paranoid brigade has the balls to compare him to anyone. Just check GOWA and GOW3 threads, he got pointed by multiple people.
    And he is a fun guy, his inconsistencies are very funny indeed. Unfortunately he is helping the ninty paranoid brigade to further their cause butthurt by the fact that teh ninty is failing with wiiu. Best defence is offence, these guys are perfect example.
    Keep pointing out *teh cell* and *teh blu-ray* in every article, that’s how paranoid the brigade is.
    Why not come up with some ninty news. Oh well, I forgot that you cant, since everything on the web is negative about them.

    @lex
    Thanks man. Appreciate it. But as I said earlier, these people are not worth talking. Hell , the brigade has more comments here than anyone else, that shows something. Same as you, ninty has stopped innovating from long time, and have stopped producing industry leading games, and that sucks. Everyone wants ninty to innovate except well, Ninty fans.

    @Legend,
    I doubt that will work. You saw what happened in that Tattoo thread didn’t you. When faced with lack of facts, flaming is considered the best option by these folks. That guy stopped there and ram away when he understood he didn’t had anything else to say. But if you remember I alluded there that that guy had some even more foul mouthed friends, and these are those. Ignoring them is for the best.

    This says it all, I wonder since only less than 3 million wiius are around, doesn’t this make rest of 7 BILLION of population assholes? I am sure its quite the opposite-
    “#5

    monkeygourmet
    21/03/13, 11:09 pm

    Wii : Awesome sales, everyone hates it : people miss out on some amazing games…

    Wii U : Shit Sales (Devils Advocate), everyone hates it : people miss out on awesome games…

    Nintendo pretty much = cutting off your nose to spite your face…

    So many assholes… : /”

    I don’t have energy to engage in fanboy wars anymore. Paranoid brigade can go on MS thread saying they are important enough for MS to *spy* on them , when dogs will be better targets.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. noamlol2

    99 ports and just one PS vita game

    but i would love to see demon’s souls on the vita

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Bashtee

    I’m glad I bought a Vita, but my 32GB Card has only 9gigs left, decreasing at highspeed. I wish there was a 64gig one :( And I’m fine with ports :)

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Djoenz

    Ya’ll need to get off Dragon246′s back and get a life. Bunch of nerds.

    Damn monkeys all over the place.

    At least Dragon provides links and facts and what not. You initiated the argument this time MonkeyBoy. You called him out on nonsense.

    Be the bigger man and really ignore him.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. polygem

    @46.same here. will soon need a bigger card too. would love to see a pricedrop for them though.

    @dragon. a ninty brigade only exists in your mind. everyone you count into that fantasy brigade of yours has a well rounded and most of the time unbiased opinion about games in general, owning several systems, pointing out what they like and dont like about each system. the sooner you will finally realise that the better for you. pecome on man. stop lying to yourself. you are a sony ONLY fan. thats even totally ok. i dont have a problem with that. i love so many sony games too…but please stop pretending that epeaceveryones mind ticks the same way than yours. you can love sony all the way but it’s pathetic to devalue ms or ninty only for the sake of it. fuck platform wars. it’s bullshit. gamers should care about their passion for games not fight about which platform is better. it’ s just stupid. no hate man, your attitude can make me mad sometimes indeed and i think its an unreflected, teenage, selfish attitude. i wish you’d try to take an open minded look at it.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Dragon246

    @Djoenz,
    Autograph please :D

    #49 2 years ago
  50. polygem

    @46.same here. will soon need a bigger card too. would love to see a pricedrop for them though.

    @dragon. a ninty brigade only exists in your mind. everyone you count into that fantasy brigade of yours has a well rounded and most of the time unbiased opinion about games in general, owning several systems, pointing out what they like and dont like about each system. the sooner you will finally realise that the better for you. come on man. stop lying to yourself. you are a sony ONLY fan. thats even totally ok. i dont have a problem with that. i love so many sony games too…but please stop pretending that everyones mind ticks the same way than yours. you can love sony all the way but it’s pathetic to devalue ms or ninty only for the sake of it. fuck platform wars. it’s bullshit. gamers should care about their passion for games not fight about which platform is better. it’ s just stupid. no hate man, your attitude can make me mad sometimes indeed and i think its an unreflected, teenage, selfish attitude. i wish you’d try to take an open minded look at it. peace.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. polygem

    its important had to say that twice.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. monkeygourmet

    @47

    Provides links and facts?! Yeah, sure he does, but only from a pro Sony position.

    Just check the news forum, he’s like a one man Cheer leading squad.

    Sony, Sony, Sony… Like a broken record.

    Funny how he ommits Sony news that has a negative spin though.

    I didn’t call him out on ‘nonsense’… I said he had weird boner for Sony. If I was posting constant streams of news about one company in the forum, I would expect people to say the same thing to me…

    Im mainly called him on the fact he attacked WOE the other day, when he’s doing exactly the same thing.

    @Dragon

    You keep going back to that post I made.

    The one about people being so loyal to one company they miss loads of great games? Yeah, I stand by that, and you’re a perfect example of that.

    A huge JRPG fan who won’t by a 3DS because of brand loyalty…

    Keep it up dude…

    #52 2 years ago
  53. monkeygourmet

    Also,as I’ve kept saying:

    THE ARTICLE DOESN’T GIVE ANY INFORMATION!!!

    As a Vita owner, I can gather nothing from it… Are these download games, have previously announced games part of this mystic 100?

    etc… etc…

    It needs a lot more info.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. Djoenz

    Posting constant streams of news about one company in the appropriate articles/threads is actually a good thing. :)

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Lengendaryboss

    @54 Yes it is, but if what other people are saying is true the person is only doing it because of brand loyalty. Nothing wrong with that although i can see why they think like that.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. Dragon246

    @54,55
    I like PlayStation and Sony and post related news in Sony threads (and sometimes for MS too, their profits really are something). I wonder whats wrong with that?
    I see a specific bunch of people having problem with that, always. Same people, again and again. So I ignore them now.

    And I trust the editors at VG247 to see what is news worthy. After all they run the site, not us.

    Sad to see this article about Vita having great number of games lined up getting turned into a slug-fest.

    Btw, the company I like the most has to be Google. It has been involved is so few litigations despite being such a big company.
    Google software+Sony hardware= Success!
    Like Pachter said, if you have a problem with this, deal with it.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. monkeygourmet

    @56

    You like Sony & PS, I like games.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. monkeygourmet

    I can’t see how pointing out the article has absolutly zero information in it is in any way turning things into a ‘slug fest’…

    Even as a Sony / PS fan, what are you acyually gathering from this that is making you so happy. A survey of PS Vita owners?! I know you love jumping on every positve Sony crumb you can, but this is hard to get excited about surely?

    100 games are great, but with no time frame or details, it’s just nothing…?!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. monkeygourmet

    There’s 9 months left of the 2013, if these targets are to be achieved then roughly 10 games need to come out every month.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Djoenz

    I like consoles over pc. Im too poor to buy a big ass pc rig.
    I like games especially the exclusives that happens to be on Sony Playstation.
    I liked Sony products till LG started to release great affordable TV’s.

    I dont like monthly subscriptions for online play. (I already pay my internet provider).
    I do like Gears Of War.

    I dont like handhelds.
    I dont like casual games besides on my Mobile phone. (free only while a lot of them are micotransaction based)

    I dont like motion controlled games.

    So I guess that makes me a Sony fanboy too even though I think Sony Bravia TV’s are shit. :P

    #60 2 years ago
  61. zinc

    ^ I like big butts and I can not lie
    You other brothers can’t deny
    That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist
    And a round thing in your face
    You get sprung
    Wanna pull up tough Cuz you notice that butt was stuffed
    Deep in the jeans she’s wearing I’m hooked and I can’t stop staring
    Oh, baby I wanna get with ya And take your picture
    My homeboys tried to warn me But that butt you got Make Me so horney
    Ooh, rump of smooth skin
    You say you wanna get in my benz ?
    Well use me use me cuz you aint that average groupy

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Dragon246

    Someone is ignoring the question-
    #2

    monkeygourmet
    20/03/13, 11:17 am

    As a NINTENDO FAN, I don’t understand DLC or how the internet and multiplayer gaming work, so I don’t think it’s worth bothering with.

    http://www.vg247.com/2013/03/20/need-for-speed-most-wanted-dlc-will-only-hit-wii-u-if-fan-support-is-shown-says-criterion/

    And yet pointing out me. Ironic.
    Everyone has a favourite and a choice. Fact of life.

    @Zinc,
    :D Philosophical?

    #62 2 years ago
  63. zinc

    ^ Stare a beautiful booty long enough & you will transcend into a Zen like tranquility…

    Or get a slap ;-)

    #63 2 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @62

    You are so stupid it’s hilarious… I love your little trawling trips around the site. It’s getting to be quite an OCD now isn’t it.

    I love good games. Nintendo consoles I grew up with (after C64/Atari ST etc…), then I went Playstation for a long while, I got sick of Sony’s arrogant practice after PS3 release and showing CGI demo’s which was a lie. I do love some Sony exclusives though.

    Thing is, you don’t really see me constantly posting pro Nintendo / MS or whatever news anywhere round the site do you?

    Im happy to praise a good game regardless of what company makes it.

    Also, if your going to start digging through peoples laundry, at least show other articles or posts to make a balanced view:

    “I don’t know how it can ‘feel’ amazing.

    The Wii U pad doesn’t have analogue triggers, so i’m not sure how well it’s going to cope with a driving sim.

    Mario Kart will be fine but I can’t imagine a game like this working too well on the tablet pad.

    Also 60fps for driving sims on console should really be the way to go. I’d rather sacrifice some other effects to boost the fps any day.

    At the moment, it looks like the PS4 is going to max out at 1080p and 30fps on most games (driving sims and fighting games hopefully 1080p / 60fps), with lots more effects going on.

    Thing is 30fps needs to be locked solid. Im really starting to find console games dipping into the 20′s terrible to play. Dark Siders 2 was awful, Cyrsis 3 on 360 is almost un-playable IMO.

    Also, screen tear needs to be a thing of the past for PS4 / 720, it actually ruins a game for me now, again; Darksiders 2 being a good example of a shitty product from a tech perspective.”

    I fully understand certain consoles limitations, I don’t put any company in an ‘ivory tower’

    ….Still can’t believe you tried to link to a post that contained obvious sarcasm… oh dear! O_o

    I can just imagine you sat there, your eye’s darting through forum posts, your mind on fire, desperatly trying to seek out a morsal to use against soemone…

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Djoenz

    @62
    You can actually be fan of more than one console :p

    Oh and yeah I do love big butts..omnomnom.

    Sony’s CrossBuy and CrossPlay.
    Buy ps3 title and get vita version for free. Hopefully buy vita version or psp version and get ps3 version free.

    I could play all those psp version or vita versions on my ps3 cause I never owned a handheld. I would love to play them.

    Sony said they would implement this. I hope they still do and perhaps thats where the 100 games are come to play.

    As for which titles etc. we just have to wait and see.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. monkeygourmet

    @65

    Cross buy, PS Plus with Vita is great.

    The thing is, I got a 4gb memory card with mine, to fully take advantage of Plus / Crossbuy on Vita you need to pay for Plus then a 32gb Memory stick.

    Thats almost £75… Thats a really shitty hidden cost if you ask me!

    Suddenly ‘free’ isn’t really the best choice of word! Mind you, the fact that plus works on PS3 too is nice.

    Sony seriously need to drop the price of memory cards. It reminds me of the rip off PS1 days, buy the console, but to get it working, you have to pay another £40 to save your games…

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Lengendaryboss

    Let me try this again Guys does it really matter if Dragon is Pro Sony, everyone is pro someone. There are PC fanboys, Xbox fanboys, PlayStation fanboys and Nintendo fanboys they all enjoy their companies and their respective platforms can’t we all just leave it as that?

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Djoenz

    @66
    Yeah that sucks man hehe. Thats why I hope they implement this CrossPlay asap. It would definitely make a customer out of me.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. monkeygourmet

    @67

    Go on then, im game! ;)

    #69 2 years ago
  70. polygem

    @67. no problem with anyone saying “i am a fan of brand xyz”. what stinks are people who are constantly throwing shit in every other direction. most of the time its the guys that dont even own the other consoles. they are just throwing shit. making their beloved company look good and everything else bad. thats just childish bullshit. this site always had some rough opinion based discussions going on and thats cool…but in the last 6 month or so it became a huge sony marketing boner page indeed. i like sony man, i dont want some pseudo sony loyalists making this brand look silly. thats exactly what those people are doing though and they dont even realise that.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. polygem

    @mg…sigh. its so easy to get me hyped. now i watched a good amount of soul sacrifice footage…day one for me, so yeah, lets slay some beasts together in may!

    #71 2 years ago
  72. monkeygourmet

    @70

    Basically, this.

    The worse part for me though, is the grasping at straws and desperatly trying to twist my words.

    The classic at the moment is my comments on MS & ‘Kinect 2.0′. trying to make me out to be a conspiracy theorist when we all know MS is completly advertising and media focused next gen, and there are hundreds of articles around talking about this for better or worse.

    It’s called mud slinging, bad politicians or people worried there arguements don’t hold water like to do it to distract from what someones actually saying. It’s rife on here at the moment.

    Def up for some Soul Sacrifice though Poly! :)

    #72 2 years ago
  73. G1GAHURTZ

    when we all know MS is completly advertising and media focused next gen

    ^ See this…?

    This is your problem, right here.

    There is a very, very golden rule, that goes: ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.’

    Especially when you have absolutely zero proof to back it up.

    It stops you from looking like a paranoid waffler.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. monkeygourmet

    @73

    Your kidding me right?

    It’s not just MS obviously, but the way we access games and the new revenue streams companies are focusing on are plain for all to see.

    Just cast a little look back over last year and check how many articles and patents, specualtion and concrete proof there is that gaming isn’t the main focus for MS and a lot of other companies at the moment.

    The scene has shifted, now weather or not you or I care about that is neither here nor there. It’s just happening, and we are seeing more and more evidence of this through things like micro transactions, dash board adverts, free to play, subscriptions, season passes etc…

    I don’t understand why you think my view is so ‘out there’.

    Obviously you can combat all this with the, ‘if you don’t like it, don’t play it’ statement or words to that effect.

    I can’t really come back from that as it’s just the same as saying ‘haters gonna hate’.

    Seeing games like Dead Space 3 get raped through a twisted and greedy marketing teams view of a product should provide a nice example of where a lot of franchises may be heading in the future.

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/06/14/microsoft-preparing-kinect-driven-advertising/

    I know nothings come of it yet, but it’s baby steps with all this kind of stuff.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Lengendaryboss

    @73 The Golden rule is not really listened to when your on the internet, plus if someone opinion is negative just let him/her voice it and move on. Don’t you think this could be the outcome on the Xbox720 “when we all know MS is completly advertising and media focused next gen” he is probably basing it on MS approach with Xbox360.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    @75

    Well, i’m basing it on the fact that the Xbox was originally intended to be a ‘sleeper’ media device to get into the living room space.

    The product has slowly changed over the course of it’s life and I think that the 720 will be the logical conclusion of this.

    There’s a constant stream of news and commentators surrounding MS battle for the living room space, along with Apple, Google etc… It’s just not all about games anymore, thats all im saying.

    That would be fine if these changes and the way we consume media haden’t had what I deem a negative effect on games in general.

    Now, thats my opinion. Mybe G1GA loves DLC, advertising, pay to win etc… Again, that is his opinion, but to me, these things all appear when big companies start to understand how to ‘break’ a product down and sell you individual aspects at a premium price.

    EA are very open about this, especially from a mobile perspective, although, with games like Dead Space, maybe we are starting to see a shift into other games too.

    The fact that it’s rumoured they have some kind of exclusive deal going with MS for the 720, alarm bells start ringing.

    For the record; Unless they completly fuck it up, the 720 is my first choice next gen as I love the pad, want to carry my stats over and hopefully (wishful thinking) my 50 or so games I have purchased on XBLA.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m not debating the issue at all, I’m just trying to help you out, mg.

    You came across as if you didn’t understand why so many people have such a problem with your comments, so I am pointing out that perhaps it’s your approach which is the issue.

    I learned a long time ago that when you make a general statement with a general meaning, people will take the WORST possible, most PEDANTIC interpretation of what you say.

    You have to make statements that can only be interpreted as you intend them to be interpreted, because people (fanboys) will pretty much never give you the benefit of the doubt.

    You have to choose your words carefully. Especially if what you say is negative

    For example: “when we all know MS is completly advertising and media focused next gen

    Now, if you don’t want any trouble, what you need to say is: ‘when it clearly appears as though MS is putting a huge amount of focus on advertising and media.’

    See. Now, A) Your statement becomes an opinion, and B) No one can interpret the word “completely” to mean that MS will have absolutely no games, next gen.

    Now, if people disagree with your opinion, they will probably respond to you in a reasonable manner, and not just see you as attacking their platform of choice with baseless claims.

    @75:

    I don’t have any problem with people being negative. It doesn’t really bother me, unless they are blatantly trolling.

    As I explained to mg, I was just trying to shed some light on why he may be feeling slightly victimised.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. monkeygourmet

    @77

    Thanks, thats some good advice.

    I do feel it’s a sorry state of affairs that i have to re-read each post I make for the fear of someone cherry picking a certain part and running with it.

    It smacks of avoidence and generally used by people wanting to label someone.

    But again, thanks for the tip. Next time, i’ll try and choose my words more carefully! :)

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Djoenz

    Damn some people are really exaggerating stuff. Who gives a sh*t.
    Go cry some more. Ffs.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Dragon246

    I wonder why its only 2 guys on this page who have problems with me. Looks like they have nothing else to do in life.
    “You are so stupid it’s hilarious”
    Ha. really? After getting pointed out by so many people, still you cant understand?

    @Djoenz,
    “You can actually be fan of more than one console :p”
    Definitely.
    “Damn some people are really exaggerating stuff. Who gives a sh*t.
    Go cry some more. Ffs.”
    Now they are crying foul because got pointed out by so many people. But I completely expect him to come calling to me soon and not learn anything from this. Hopefully he will leave me alone now. Personal insults for loving/hating a company? Not interested in that kind of shit.

    Peace. Looks like the same 2 guys want to continue this forever. Name-calling is in their veins, as you can see above.

    Completing Uncharted Golden Abyss platinum. Much better than listening to nobodies on the internet.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Djoenz

    @78
    Trust me face to face is much better discussing etc. On forums and what not its so hard to express sometimes cause people can misinterpret a lot of things.

    Oh boy I had my share with certain arrogant people acting brave behind their keyboards.

    But what Im trying to say is speak your mind. You type something once keep it tht way. Dont edit your posts just to keep some internet nerds satisfied.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. monkeygourmet

    @80

    Whats been pointed out?

    The fact that I need to ensure my posts are more crystal clear so idiots don’t try and spin them into something they are not?

    This conversation is fruitless.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. polygem

    monkey don´t become more polite…you already are polite enough. people wanna hear what they wanna hear. this is no freaking uno meeting, it´s a videogame news page.
    dragon look at yourself don´t give a fuck about what others think of you or me. it proves shit on the internet.

    #83 2 years ago

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  • GTA Online Heists teaser video is extremely short

    With Heists coming to GTA Online next week, Rockstar has released one of the shortest teaser videos we’ve seen in ages. Hopefully you didn’t blink. Heists, along with Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode, arrive next week on March 10. The PC version of Heists will arrive on April 14 when the PC version of the […]

  • The Division rumors claim Dark Zones support up to 100 players – video

    With the recent leak of older, pre-alpha footage of the The Division, rumors over the game’s contents have been swirling, and today we have a video for you discussing said rumors. Once of the rumors pertain to the game is that it contains 50-100 Player Dark Zones, which are PvP areas. Supposedly, these areas also […]

  • Here’s a look at MGS5: The Phantom Pain emblem creation, limited edition bionic arm

    A look at how to create your own emblems in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was demonstrated in the latest Kojima Station broadcast, along with a look at the bionic arm replica included in the limited edition. A Venom Snake emblem will come with the limited edition version of the game, parts of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous coming to PS4 once Xbox One exclusivity period ends

    Elite: Dangerous was announced for Xbox One at GDC 2015 yesterday, and those disappointed over the lack of a PlayStation 4 announcement will be pleased to know it’s in the cards. According to Frontier boss David Braben the space-sim will head to PS4 at some point, once the console exclusivity deal with Microsoft has expired. […]

  • Here’s two new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to salivate over

    Two new screenshots from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have been released, and they are gorgeous as always. The screenshots follow the two released over the weekend. You can look at the new images in full HD glory over on Only Single Player. CD Projekt Red is at PAX East this weekend showing off the latest […]

  • Microsoft looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One

    With Windows 10, Xbox One users will soon be able to stream their games to PC. Microsoft is also looking into streaming PC games to Xbox One, according to news out of GDC. Speaking with Polygon at GDC 2015, Xbox program director Mike Ybarra said the company is also looking into the ability to stream […]

  • Free! Vindictus Lann Revamp codes worth €25

    We have 400 Lann Revamp codes worth €25 to giveaway for free to VG247 readers. All you need to do is enter your details in the box below and you’ll be given a code to redeem in game. The codes are for warrior character Lann and offer a 7 day unlimited Inner Armour pass, battle […]

  • US eShop update: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, OlliOlli and a demo version of Azure Striker GUNVOL. Your full update is below. eShop Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Wii U, 3DS – Cross Buy OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS – Cross-Buy Proun+ – Proun+ […]

  • Rock Band 4 confirmed for Xbox One and PS4: supports old instruments and 2,168 songs

    Harmonix has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured Rock Band 4, stating it will support 2,168 previously released tracks and last-gen instruments on PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be out this year. Harmonix has yet to reveal specific features for the game, but it has been built with a completely new engine. As […]

  • First run of Rodea the Sky Soldier copies on Wii U come with Wii version

    The first print run of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will come with the Wii version packed in, NIS America has confirmed. The publisher confirmed today in a press release that anyone who buys the first run of the retail version of Rodea the Sky Soldier on Wii U will find the Wii […]

  • Unreal Tournament 4 lets modders sell cosmetic items to players

    Unreal Tournament 4 is a game built with the help of the modding community. So it’s only natural that it will feature a marketplace where all cosmetic items can be sold. Epic Games has confirmed that it will allow modders from the community to sell the cosmetics items they’ve created on the game’s marketplace. The […]

  • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is coming to PC – rumour

    SWERY 65 has shown off D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die running on PC at GDC this week, teasing that a possible port may be on the way. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is SWERY 65′s latest project. An episodic detective affair, D4 came out on Xbox One last September and utilised Kinect as its main […]

  • Valve’s Lighthouse, VR controllers and more explained

    Valve’s less-talked about prototype VR controllers and its Lighthouse technology have been shown in more detail. When HTC announced Vive, the VR headset it’s working on with Valve, it mentioned “base stations” and ergonomic controllers. Now we know what they meant by that. The controllers are still in prototype phase, and will look better when […]

  • Listen to two professional Counter-Strike players explain why Dust2 is so popular

    Hear what makes iconic Counter-Strike map Dust2 one of the most popular maps in shooter history from two former eSports players. Sal “Volcano” Garozzo and Shawn “FMPONE” Snelling are both retired professional Counter-Strike players who are currently working as designers. At GDC this year, the pair hosted a panel titled “Community Level Design for Competitive […]

  • Core Morpheus hardware locked in, no plans for wireless version

    Sony has finalised the core hardware for its VR headset Project Morpheus, and does not currently plan on releasing a wireless version. SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Gamespot at GDC and confirmed that the core hardware of Morpheus is “pretty much done” but that “lots of tweaks and improvements” are still being […]

  • Watch the full Phil Spencer keynote from GDC 2015

    The full GDC 2015 keynote of Xbox boss Phil Spencer is now available to watch. In case you missed last nights’s Phil Spencer keynote at GDC 2015, the whole thing has been made available to watch on YouTube. The address is titled “The Future of Gaming Across the Microsoft Ecosytem,” and it’s where Spencer announced […]

  • Elite: Dangerous won’t be “dumbed down” for Xbox One

    The Xbox One version of Elite: Dangerous will in fact be the same as the PC one. Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier came out on stage last night at GDC to announce the game making its console debut on Xbox One. Some have feared that the port would not provide the same experience as the PC […]

  • Virtual reality: by gum, it’s really happening

    Virtual reality has exited the realm of peripheral gimmick and turned into something that just might go mainstream. VR has an uphill battle ahead of it. The tech is going to be expensive, and there are a number of problems that need to be solved before it could be considered an inclusive technology (motion sickness, […]

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes Game of the Year at GDC Awards 2015

    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]