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One post for three very different Vita launch trailers

The Vita supports a cornucopia of differing games, developers and play styles, and today we bring you the launch trailers for just three of the bunch: Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, Touch My Katamari and Escape Plan. One of these is a serious sword-based fighter, one a showcase of Vita's black and...

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Game explains the missing Ubisoft Vita launch titles, physics

Game, the UK-based games retailer, was unable to stock any of Ubisoft's Vita day-one titles, breaking the news just hours before the device's midnight launch early this morning. Game still doesn't have definite plans to carry the games, and marketing director Anna-Marie Mason explained why to...

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Video: PlayStation Vita's AR game trio

With the retail launch of the Vita hardware comes the arrival of three augmented reality games, using a set of six cards that look an awful lot like the ESP test cards Dr. Venkman used in Ghostbusters. I downloaded them all from the PlayStation Store today, carefully set up a camera between my face...

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Joystiq's PlayStation Vita launch guide

Today marks the actual launch date for the PlayStation Vita! Sure, you may have had one for a week, but let's act surprised nonetheless. We continue to update our launch guide, to help you find all the game reviews and features you need to know about....

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Escape Plan review: Shades of grey

Escape Plan makes a far better showcase for the PlayStation Vita's control methods than, say, Little Deviants. It makes logical use of the front and rear touchpads and the accelerometer, as you prod, swipe, tilt, and otherwise cajole two characters out of a series of deadly traps. Interacting with...

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UK Game store won't sell Ubisoft Vita titles at launch

European retailer Game won't sell any Ubisoft Vita launch titles tonight during the midnight launch of the Vita, even though it is stocking titles from all other major publishers, including EA, Namco Bandai, Capcom, Codemasters and Sega. Game said it will not stock Lumines Electronic Symphony,...

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Yoshida plays down lackluster Vita sales in Japan with PSP sales

President of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida recognizes that the Vita hasn't sold very well in Japan, but he thinks it will do better in the US. Why? Because Sony's previous handheld venture, the PSP, is still "very popular" in Japan. Or something like that. "So,...

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Snapshot: Touch My Katamari

There are so many games out there we couldn't possibly review them all. Welcome to Snapshot, where we tell you about games that might fall outside our usual coverage but are still something we think you should know about. Today: Touch My Katamari for the PlayStation Vita. Touch My Katamari is the...

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Lumines Electronic Symphony review: Three-part harmony

This is going to sound incredibly entitled, I know, but reviewing video games can be very stressful work -- especially in the case of a new console launch, where you're given more games than you'd normally play in a year and asked to absorb them all in a week. Under conditions like those, it's...

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Online Pass makes it into North American Vita titles

Last month, word came out that the Japanese version of Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational for the PlayStation Vita included an online pass. With the embargo on North American Vita coverage lifted, we can now confirm that the American version does indeed feature an online pass. Of the Vita games...

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