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Finally, you can play Cho Aniki Zero on your Vita (finally!)

Grandma sure did like playing Rainbow Six: Vegas on that old PSP when you'd make your weekly homage for family dinner, didn't she? "Blap! Blap! Blap!" she'd shout. And things really haven't been the same since you traded up to a Vita, what with its lack of support for many PSP titles. We...

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Vita's 'UMD Passport' offers less-than-complete set of games in Japan

If you expected the Vita's "UMD Passport" program to be comprehensive, allowing you access to downloads of all your UMD-based PSP games at launch, you weren't paying attention to the last console generation. Sony posted the list of games available at launch in Japan, including 262 games from...

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'UMD Passport' application moves UMD-based PSP games to the Vita (for a price)

Sony realizes that you, Japanese PlayStation Portable owner, want to keep playing your UMD version of Nano Diver when the PlayStation Vita launches on December 17. The Japanese electronics giant last night announced its "UMD Passport" program, wherein PSP owners can download a free application to...

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Sony looking into UMD download discount for Vita, hedging about PSOne Classics support

It wouldn't be a PlayStation system without complicated backwards compatibility issues. A new Japanese-language FAQ posted by Sony offers some new wrinkles, both potentially good and bad. The FAQ notes that Sony is "considering" a service to offer PSN versions of the UMD games users own for a...

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PSP UMD games could be re-released on NGP game cards

Backwards compatibility with legacy game formats isn't the sort of make-or-break feature that determines the fate of a new hardware system, but it does score major bonus points with the manufacturer's fan base when it does work -- and elicits plenty of groans when it doesn't. When it comes to...

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Lord of Arcana grants PSP an audience on Jan. 25

Finally, Square Enix is giving us a chance to play a Monster Hunter-style action RPG -- and on the PSP. How novel! Lord of Arcana will be released in North America, on both PSN and UMD, on January 25. While our own experience with the bloody PSP adventure didn't leave us terribly impressed, the...

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DJ Max Portable 3 spins on UMD October 14, PSN October 19

PM Studios has announced two release dates for the upcoming UMD and PSN versions of DJ Max Portable 3. The UMD version will be available on October 14, while the PSN version will be available on October 19....

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DJ Max Portable 3 coming to PSP in 2010

If you've ever found yourself in the proverbial club (perhaps with a bottle full of bub), then you may be familiar with Pentavision's DJ Max -- a Beatmania-like music-rhythm series with some of the most intense gameplay in the genre. Today, PM Studios has announced it will publish DJ Max Portable 3...

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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands returns to 2D gameplay on PSP

Excuse the pun, but we had nearly forgotten about the PSP version of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. While Ubisoft has been busy promoting the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii counterparts, it's only now that it has unveiled the PSP version. Joel Vignola, Ubisoft producer, debuted a new video on the...

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Hot Shots Tennis: Get A Grip on June 29

It feels like it's been too long since the last Hot Shots game. That'll change in late June, though, with the arrival of Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip for PSP. According to PlayStation Blog, this isn't a port of the 2007 PS2 Hot Shots Golf spin-off, but rather a new Hot Shots Tennis game, featuring...

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