PlayStation Vita http://www.stuff.tv/sony/playstation-vita/videos en-GB Fully Charged: Apple’s U2 album download numbers revealed, Amazon opening retail store, and Minecraft on PlayStation Vita next week http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-apple-s-u2-album-download-numbers-revealed-amazon-opening-retail-store-and-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The weekend is mere hours away - but first, read all of this tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="U2&#039;s Songs of Innocence" alt="U2&#039;s Songs of Innocence" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u2-apple-songsinnocence.jpg?1412995279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple shares U2 album stats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The free release of U2&rsquo;s new album&nbsp;<em>Songs of Innocence</em>&nbsp;to all iTunes users proved controversial, as some didn&rsquo;t want an album forced into their libraries, while others didn&rsquo;t really understand how it got there in the first place. But free is free, and a fair number of the 500 million iTunes users took advantage of the offer.</p> <p>According to Apple&rsquo;s Eddy Cue, serious VP of Internet software and service, the album was downloaded some 26 million times in full, while 81 million iTunes users listened to at least one song from the album. And if you did either and don&rsquo;t want it on your computer anymore, well,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-iphone-6-notches-record-pre-orders-first-windows-only-branded-phone-spotted-and-">there&rsquo;s a tool for that</a>&nbsp;now.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6274359/itunes-numbers-u2-songs-innocence-album">Billboard</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-free-u2-album-exercise-tone-deaf-music-spam/feature">Apple&rsquo;s free U2 album is an exercise in tone-deaf music spam</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon opening New York store </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon may be a massive online retailer, but the company still understands the value of putting devices into people&rsquo;s hands - especially when it comes to distinctive tech like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-kindle-phone/review">Fire Phone</a>. To that end, Amazon will reportedly open a store in the heart of Manhattan in New York City very soon.</p> <p>The pop-up store is said to function like a convenient urban mini-warehouse, allowing customers to order select items for same-day pickup, but CNBC says the store may also host demonstrations for the Fire Phone,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-s-refreshed-kindle-fire-lineup-includes-6in-us99-tablet-plus-kid-centric-variant/news">new Kindles</a>, and perhaps the Fire TV.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/102070643">CNBC</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/ifa-2014/amazon-fire-tv-hits-uk-23-october-79-prime-members-can-get-it-cheap/news">Amazon Fire TV hits UK on 23 October for &pound;79</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="778" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/firephone-launch_1.png?1412995278" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Minecraft ready to roll on Vita </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With Microsoft&rsquo;s recent acquisition of Mojang and the Minecraft franchise, some PlayStation Vita fans might have worried that the promised port wouldn&rsquo;t make its way to the Sony-made handheld. No need for concern, however, as the game has been announced for release next week.</p> <p>The Vita version will debut in Europe on 15 October, delivering a compact version of&nbsp;<em>Minecraft</em>&nbsp;that features controller support, making it a whole lot more appealing than the phone and tablet versions.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/4JStudios/status/519987042139525120">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-acquires-minecraft-and-creator-mojang-us25-billion/news">Microsoft acquires Minecraft and creator Mojang for US$2.5 billion</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QFZoDbgncJA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney’s Tomorrowland teased </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Tomorrowland</em>&nbsp;- loosely inspired by the Disney park attraction of the same name - is out next May, and the first teaser trailer above shows a bit of the digital wizardry being put into the live-action film.</p> <p>Before you shrug the film off for its thematic origins, know that it&rsquo;s directed and co-written by Brad Bird, the man behind amazing films like&nbsp;<em>The Incredibles</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Iron Giant</em>. He even directed a rather excellent live-action film with 2011&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol</em>. Fingers crossed that he scores again here.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k59gXTWf-A">YouTube</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/9/6953069/the-first-tomorrowland-teaser-trailer-and-poster">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1k59gXTWf-A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-apple-s-u2-album-download-numbers-revealed-amazon-opening-retail-store-and-mine#comments Amazon Apple Film and TV Gaming Minecraft Music PlayStation Vita Sony Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1449850 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: New Resident Evil and Dragon Quest games announced, NASA’s air traffic control system for drones, and themes finally coming to PS4 and Vita http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-new-resident-evil-and-dragon-quest-games-announced-nasa-s-air-traffic-co <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the morning off right with our quick-hit catch-up of the latest tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dragon Quest Heroes" alt="Dragon Quest Heroes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dragon-quest-heroes.jpg?1409738612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Several new PlayStation 4 games announced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony Computer Entertainment Japan held a press conference yesterday as a precursor to the annual Tokyo Game Show later this month, and took the opportunity to unveil some significant new franchise entries coming to PlayStation 4.</p> <p>Perhaps most notable is that of <em>Resident Evil Revelations 2</em>, which <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cyber-shot/fully-charged-resident-evil-revelations-2-leaks-sony-s-perfume-bottle-selfie-cameras-and-">leaked last month via Xbox.com</a> and is set to launch in early 2015. Not only will it launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but also Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Aside from the live-action teaser above and the note that it won&rsquo;t star series favorites Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, little else is known thus far.</p> <p>Also on the horizon is a new PlayStation 4 entry in the <em>Everybody&rsquo;s Golf</em> (<em>Hot Shots Golf</em> in North America) franchise, which will focus on social online features, along with <em>Dragon Quest Heroes</em>, a mash-up between the classic Square Enix role-playing franchise and Koei Tecmo&rsquo;s mindless <em>Dynasty Warriors</em> hack-and-slash series (also coming to PS3).</p> <p>Additional games, including <em>Disgaea 5</em>, <em>Earth Defense Force 4.1</em>, <em>Dead or Alive 5: Last Round</em>, and a <em>Mobile Suit Gundam</em>&nbsp;title, were also revealed for PS4, plus <em>Persona 5</em> will debut next year for both PS4 and PS3.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/1/6092273/resident-evil-revelations-2-coming-early-2015">Polygon</a>, <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/1/6092321/dragon-quest-heroes-ps4-ps3-musou">2</a>, <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/1/6092165/new-hot-shots-golf-coming-to-playstation-4">3</a>, <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/1/6092291/disgaea-5-earth-defense-force-ys-gundam-senran-kagura-ps4">4</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cyber-shot/fully-charged-resident-evil-revelations-2-leaks-sony-s-perfume-bottle-selfie-cameras-and-">Fully Charged: New Resident Evil game leaks, Sony&rsquo;s perfume bottle-like selfie cameras, and Ubisoft&rsquo;s last mature Wii U release</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FCxYGF8R3EM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NASA preparing air traffic control system for drones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/faa-amazon-no-drone-deliveries-you/news">Amazon</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/googles-been-secretly-making-its-own-delivery-drones/news">Google</a> want to use flying drones for deliveries, and surely other companies will be interested - plus there are hobbyist users and other worthwhile commercial <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/doctor-who/fully-charged-samsung-unveils-gear-circle-headset-gopro-s-dog-harness-and-doctor-who-comi">and entertainment</a> uses on the horizon. But what happens when the airspace starts to get crowded with automated, blade-wielding hunks of metal?</p> <p>NASA is apparently putting some serious thought to that, according to the New York Times. The American space agency is preparing an automated air traffic control system that will first monitor drones&rsquo; flight paths in agricultural work, but could surely be a tool used by companies and governments alike as drones become commonplace around the world.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/technology/as-drone-technology-advances-practical-obstacles-remain.html">The New York Times</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/googles-been-secretly-making-its-own-delivery-drones/news">Google has been secretly making its own delivery drones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DJI Phantom 2" alt="DJI Phantom 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dji-phantom2.jpg?1409738612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Themes finally coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Snuck in-between all the big game news yesterday was Sony&rsquo;s mention that both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will receive the ability to customize the UI with various themes this fall.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a longtime PlayStation 3 and PSP feature, but it&rsquo;ll just come to the most recent PlayStation platforms with the v2.00 PS4 and v3.30 Vita firmware updates. Considering how major new game releases for the Vita have slowed to an absolute trickle, perhaps it&rsquo;s not so surprising that it&rsquo;ll have taken nearly three years for something as basic as themes to hit the portable platform.</p> <p>In other Vita news, Sony will also launch a &ldquo;Live from PlayStation&rdquo; app for the handheld this autumn, which will let users watch PlayStation 4 livestreams via Twitch and USTREAM. Actual portable livestreaming capabilities? Not so much.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/09/01/themes-coming-to-ps4-and-vita-live-from-playstation-app-vita-bound/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="PlayStation 4 themes" alt="PlayStation 4 themes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-ps4-themes.jpg?1409738612" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/fully-charged-new-resident-evil-and-dragon-quest-games-announced-nasa-s-air-traffic-co#comments Drones Gaming PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Sony Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446307 at http://www.stuff.tv Metrico http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/metrico/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do statisticians dream of fiendish PS Vita puzzle games? You will after playing Metrico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="That&#039;s the prettiest spreadsheet we&#039;ve ever seen" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-001.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tristan-donovan" title="View user profile.">Tristan Donovan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Corporate annual reports are deathly dull no matter how many snazzy sales charts they have. But what if you could play in their infographic landscapes?&nbsp;Well that&#39;d be massive fun of course.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £10.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PlayStation Vita </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Devious hair-pulling puzzles to solve </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ingenious use of the PS Vita’s features </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The pretty geometric backdrops </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Devious hair-pulling puzzles to solve </div> <div class="field-item even"> Droning soundtrack makes bagpipes appealing </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Playing with numbers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To journey through <em>Metrico</em>&rsquo;s infographic realm you must guide your stick-thin character past puzzling arrangements of assorted charts and diagrams that move and change depending on your actions.</p> <p>So in an early puzzle the path is blocked by a large square that rises up when you jump. To get past it you need to keep jumping until it&rsquo;s high enough to give you enough time to scurry underneath before it drops and squishes you. And with the way objects work changing with every puzzle, <em>Metrico</em> pushes players to constantly experiment with its world, helping to make each challenge feel fresh.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alien-isolation/review">Alien Isolation is so scary we&#39;re not sure we want to play it again</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3v4IFX5hkrk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spinning around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another thing that keeps <em>Metrico</em> fresh is its use of the Vita&rsquo;s smorgasboard of controls.</p> <p>After starting with just the ability to run and jump, the controls pile up until players are manipulating objects by twirling their Vita, searching for colours with the rear camera and shooting deadly enemies by aiming with the back touchpad and firing by tapping the front touchscreen. Sometimes the game&rsquo;s desire to use everything the Vita&rsquo;s got overreaches, but most of the time it&rsquo;s highly inventive stuff.</p> <p>At one point we even made ourselves dizzy from spinning round circles while trying to solve a puzzle, and not many games can say they can do that. That said, it does mean that <em>Metrico</em> isn&rsquo;t ideal for the daily commute. Unless you want to be the person that everyone else on the bus hopes won&rsquo;t sit next to them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/naughty-dog/last-us-remastered/review">The Last Of Us Remastered - even better the second time around</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="You&#039;ll need to use all of the Vita&#039;s varied controls in Metrico" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-002.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tough love </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once the first few gentle introductory puzzles are done and dusted, <em>Metrico</em> really dials up the challenge. Make no mistake there are some downright fiendish puzzles here. We&rsquo;re talking &lsquo;arrggh&rsquo;-inducing, hair-pulling puzzles that will sometimes make you want to slam your Vita down in frustration. But taxing as the game can be, it gets under your skin so successfully that even after turning it off in a rage you&rsquo;ll soon be back at it when a potential solution pops into your head.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/call-duty-advanced-warfare/review">Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Arrggh! Not the giant polygons" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-003_0.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sound and vision </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tricky brainteasers and clever use of the Vita&rsquo;s features are what makes <em>Metrico</em> special but it&rsquo;s pretty too. Yes, it might have the kind of minimalist visuals that seem to be used in every other indie game these days, but it&rsquo;s a style that fits <em>Metrico</em>&rsquo;s diagramatic challenges like a glove.</p> <p>The soundtrack created by Dutch synthesiser composer Palmbomen is less successful. At first its ethereal mix of airy synths and atmospheric noises complements the game&rsquo;s otherworldliness, but it eventually becomes irritating, especially when getting stuck on a challenge means listening to the same drone-like composition over and over again.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/icheapskate-25-amazing-free-games-ipad-and-iphone/feature">iCheapskate - 38 amazing free games for iPhone and iPad</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="900" title="Metrico is quite the looker, whether in full colour..." alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-004_0.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Metrico PS Vita game review" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-005.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Metrico PS Vita game review" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-006.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The silent treatment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Metrico</em> also lets itself down with a number of minor irritations. The game&rsquo;s minimalism sometimes borders on uncommunicative and that&#39;s never more obvious than on the surprisingly slow loading screens, which drag out because it&rsquo;s hard to tell if the game is actually loading or waiting for you to do something.</p> <p>It&#39;s also a short game, so don&rsquo;t expect to be playing it for more than a week - but that&rsquo;s hardly something to complain about when PlayStation Plus subscribers can get their mitts on it for free this month.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/5-ways-re-awesomise-your-sony-playstation-3/feature">5 ways to re-awesomise your PlayStation 3</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Short but sweet" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-007.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Metrico</em> may be too minimalist for its own good at times, but its infographic puzzles will get your brain cells working overtime and have you using your PS Vita in ways you never imagined.</p> <p>What&rsquo;s more, PlayStation Plus subscribers can get it for free during August - and it&#39;s only a tenner to everyone else. Charts have never been so much fun.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">These are the 10 best games in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1200" title="Metrico - the most fun you&#039;ll have with charts all year" alt="Metrico PS Vita game review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metrico-ps-vita-screenshot-008.jpg?1408095872" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> depth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> addictiveness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Metrico is an&nbsp;inventive Vita brainteaser - and proof that graphs can be fun</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/metrico/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/metrico/review#comments Apps and Games Gaming Metrico PlayStation Vita Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:23:31 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444562 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: The history of Sony's PlayStation http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/video-history-sonys-playstation/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let us take you on an interactive journey through the life of one of the biggest names in console gaming history… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " alt="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-27%20at%2012.13.45.png?1398392391" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2977444890001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2977444890001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation: the history </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/video-history-sonys-playstation/video#comments Games consoles PlayStation Playstation 2 Playstation 2 Slim PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation PS3 Slim PlayStation Vita Sony Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:41:16 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1430473 at http://www.stuff.tv Video review: Sony PS4 – the fastest selling console in UK history http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/video-review-sony-playstation-4-fastest-selling-console-uk-history/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PS4 is slick, powerful and packed with stand-out features to ensure Sony definitely delivers on its next-gen promise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video review: Sony PS4 – the fastest selling console in UK history" alt="Video review: Sony PS4 – the fastest selling console in UK history" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20shot%202013-12-13%20at%2012.10.04.png?1398392461" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2930395778001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2930395778001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video review: Sony PlayStation 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony delivers on its next-gen promise with the PS4 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/video-review-sony-playstation-4-fastest-selling-console-uk-history/video#comments Games consoles PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Sony Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:59:30 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1430090 at http://www.stuff.tv Killzone: Mercenary http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/killzone-mercenary/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After the so-so Resistance: Burning Skies, Sony tries once again to give the Vita some FPS magic with Killzone: Mercenary – and for the most part gets it right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Killzone: Mercenary" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/devkit-20130722-2093_1377024473.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tristan-donovan" title="View user profile.">Tristan Donovan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If any handheld device promises to put the joys of console-quality first-person shooting in your mitts it’s the PlayStation Vita. Yet so far the promise of the twin-sticks and shoulder triggers that adorn Sony’s sleek handheld has yet to be realised. Instead we got the disappointments of <em>Resistance: Burning Skies</em> and <em>Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified</em>. Now Sony has called upon its other FPS series to deliver the goods in the form of <em>Killzone: Mercenary</em>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £26.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks good enough to be on PS3 </div> <div class="field-item even"> Satisfying shooting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera not always up to speed </div> <div class="field-item even"> Short on fresh FPS thinking </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Money talks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Killzone</em> is all about sci-fi war. The fascistic Helghast are once again the targets and the ISA the morally questionable goodies. Then there’s the player, a mercenary hired by the ISA to go kick Helghast rear-end in return for a large wad of reddies. With eyes lit up with dollar signs or whatever currency it is they use in the future, the player’s character heads out to raid Helghast bases and extract hostages from their evil grasp. It’s a surprise-free tale but one with enough juice to keep things ticking over nicely.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130710-0624_1377024471.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gunplay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let’s get straight to the burning question - has <em>Killzone: Mercenary</em> delivered top-notch shooting? The answer is… almost. It delivers enough feisty thrills and snappy gunning to make the game feel as good as a decent console FPS. The glowing red eyes of the Helghast ensure that it’s always straightforward to identify enemies from scenery, unlike the beige critters of <em>Resistance: Burning Skies</em>. The Helghast also present a good challenge, too, working to flank you rather than behaving like shooting gallery ducks. But it’s not perfect: the right-stick controlled camera can be frustratingly slothful at times.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130719-0519_1377024472.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sneaky fighting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One thing that makes <em>Killzone: Mercenary</em> feel close to a bonsai big-budget FPS is the variety of tactics players can employ. The maps are intricate enough to allow for different strategies, such as finding a vantage point before kickstarting an attack, or creeping onto roofs and silently taking out Helghast below through broken sky lights.&nbsp;There’s also a good selection of equipment to help you develop these strategies, from silenced weapons and gas grenades to the VAN-Guard drones that can be deployed to deliver quiet takedowns.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130711-0227_1377024471.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchscreens kill </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Players can also dispatch Helghast through melee kills, which are executed by pressing the triangle button and then swiping the Vita’s front touchscreen in the direction displayed on screen. This touchscreen element gives a satisfying tactile element to the game’s melee kills, even if some of them (knives in the nuts, that sort of thing) are a bit OTT. The touchscreen also comes into play when planting bombs or hacking security systems, which results in a time-limited, pattern-matching mini-game. Neither will set the world on fire but they do just enough to provide a brief interlude to the killing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130711-0211_1377024471.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multiplayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Killzone: Mercenary</em> is not a game that seeks to push the boundaries of first-person shooting and that’s reflected in its three multiplayer options. There’s deathmatch, team deathmatch and, a little more interestingly, a mission-based mode called Warzone. But what they lack in innovation they do make up in solid execution and there are some decent maps to battle in.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130718-0348_1377024472.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Killzone: Mercenary</em> is a play-it-safe experience, a first-person shooter that relies on established methods rather than conjuring up new ideas. But, frankly, we don’t care. Camera issue aside, this is an enjoyable and fantastic looking first-person shooter that you can carry with you wherever you go. At its best it’s easy to forget you’re playing on your Vita rather than your PlayStation 3. Finally, the Vita has a good FPS in its collection. Now, we just need a great one. For now, Killzone Mercenary can keep a seat warm in the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apps-and-games/console-games/top-ten">top ten list of the best games in the world</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devkit-20130709-0456_1377024470.jpg?1380550728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Graphics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> depth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> addictiveness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Killzone: Mercenary won’t blow your mind, but when it comes to portable FPS fun it’s hard to beat</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> Console games Gaming PlayStation Vita Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:45:48 +0000 Tom Parsons 1426196 at http://www.stuff.tv PS Vita gets Skype http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-gets-skype/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tired of pwning your foes in the digital arena? Now you can have a break and chat with your mum instead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-vita-skype_0.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5309.jpg?1364400329" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Skype has announced that its voice and video chat service is available to download as a PS Vita app from the PlayStation store.</p> <p>The Skype app will run in the background and automatically pause your current PS Vita game when receiving a call, ensuring you never miss a chance to interact with a real-life human being during an epic boss battle.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/ps-vita-gets-skype </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-gets-skype/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-gets-skype/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:52:04 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420883 at http://www.stuff.tv Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights coming to PS Vita http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/grand-theft-auto-vice-city-nights-coming-ps-vita/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never mind the iPad 3 – GTA: Vice City Nights could be coming to Sony&#039;s pocket gaming powerhouse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-vice-city-nights-ps-vita_0.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="274" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/leaked-ps-vita-games_0_1.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1090.jpg?1364396482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In all the fuss and kerfuffle about Apple's new iPad, there's a rather exciting bit of PlayStation Vita news you might've missed – Grand Theft Auto is coming to the portable PlayStation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/rumour-mill/grand-theft-auto-vice-city-nights-coming-to-ps-vita </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/grand-theft-auto-vice-city-nights-coming-ps-vita/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/grand-theft-auto-vice-city-nights-coming-ps-vita/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:39:58 +0000 Stephen Graves 420290 at http://www.stuff.tv PS Vita Facebook App launched http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-facebook-app-launched/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Social network addicts can keep their status up-to-date with Facebook for the PlayStation Vita </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Playstation_Vita_Facebook_App_UK_0.jpg?1364396825" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_76.jpg?1364396828" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You can now Like things on your PS Vita, as Facebook continues its mission to conquer every mobile platform in existence. The PlayStation Vita Facebook app is available now for free on the Playstation Vita store; Facebook for the Vita was also launched today <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/22/facebook-ps-vita-app-hits-us-playstation-store/">in the US</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/ps-vita-facebook-app-launched </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-facebook-app-launched/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-facebook-app-launched/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:34:48 +0000 Lucy Ingham 420054 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best PS Vita launch games http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/5-best-ps-vita-launch-games/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We pick out the vital titles that&#039;ll put some vim in your Vita </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PSVita-Uncharted_0.jpg?1364396849" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best PS Vita launch games – WipEout 2048 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£30, <a href="http://uk.playstation.com/psn/games/detail/item376480/WipEout%C2%AE-2048/">playstation.com</a></p><p>The futuristic hovercraft racing game, a stalwart of previous PlayStation systems, returns for another outing on the Vita.</p><p>Yes, it's more of the same – but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Fling your arrow-shaped vehicle around the tracks (which, this being set before other WipEout games, more closely resemble modern-day cities), and blast your opponents with the selection of weapons.</p><p>And once you've learned all the racing lines and speed pad locations, you can play against your mates on their Vitas – or compete cross-platform with PS3-owning chums on WipEout HD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-vita-wipeout-2048_0.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_407.png?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best PS Vita launch games – Uncharted: Golden Abyss </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£40, <a href="http://uk.playstation.com/psvita/games/detail/item376899/Uncharted-Golden-Abyss%E2%84%A2/">playstation.com</a></p><p>One of Sony's flagship launch titles, Uncharted: Golden Abyss brings the Uncharted franchise's cinematic sheen to the small screen.</p><p>It wins points for not simply trying to duplicate its big brothers' gameplay on the small screen. Instead, it's a showcase for the Vita's box of tricks, making use of its twin touchscreens and even — surprisingly — its camera.</p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/uncharted-golden-abyss">Read our review.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/uncharted-golden-abyss-01_0.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_328.png?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best PS Vita launch games – FIFA Football </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£40, <a href="http://www.ea.com/uk/football/fifa-football">ea.com</a></p><p>Another key console franchise makes its way onto Sony's new handheld. Essentially duplicating the PS3 FIFA experience, it adds a couple of new features pioneered in the touchscreen smartphone FIFA games – like touch to pass.</p><p>If you're a footy fan, you really have no excuse for missing this.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-vita-fifa-football_0.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_280.png?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best PS Vita launch games – Escape Plan </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£10, <a href="http://uk.playstation.com/escapeplan/">playstation.com</a></p><p>Probably the most startlingly different of the PS Vita launch titles, Escape Plan's a PSN-only purchase with a quirky, Tim Burton-esque black and white look.</p><p>Making full use of the PS Vita's Sixaxis controls and touch screens, your task is to guide Lil and Laarg as they make their bid for freedom from their nemesis Bakuki.</p><p>That goal can only be accomplished by gleefully flinging them to their deaths over and over again as you experiment with different ways of getting past each of the 78 puzzle rooms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-vita-escape-plan_1.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_614.png?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 of the best PS Vita launch games – Rayman Origins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>£35, <a href="http://www.ubi.com/UK/Games/Info.aspx?pId=10437">ubisoft.com</a></p><p>Ubisoft's platfomer has been ported from the PS3 to the Vita, with all of its challenging gameplay intact.</p><p>New features include a time-trial "ghost mode" and the abilty to zoom out using the touchscreen. Some sacrifices have been made in porting the game to the handheld – the co-op multiplayer has been given the boot on the Vita – but on the whole this is a worthwhile purchase for platform game fans.</p><p>Though if you've already got Rayman Origins on the PS3, it's not an essential purchase.</p><p><strong>You may also like</strong></p><p><a href="news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-coming-to-ps-vita">Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming to PS Vita?</a></p><p><a href="news/mwc/news-nugget/lg-announces-a-trio-of-l-range-android-phones">LG announces a trio of L range Android phones</a></p><p><a href="news/mwc/news-nugget/zte-previews-the-android-40-mimosa-x">ZTE previews the Android 4.0 Mimosa X</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-vita-rayman-origins_1.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_367.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-ps-vita-launch-games </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/5-best-ps-vita-launch-games/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:50:52 +0000 420014 at http://www.stuff.tv Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming to PS Vita? http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/call-duty-black-ops-2-coming-ps-vita/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At last those dual joysticks will get the workout they deserve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PS-Vita-call-of-duty-black-ops-2_0.jpg?1364396849" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1283.jpg?1364396849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Call of Duty on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-playstation-vita">PS Vita</a>. The words are like magic fairy dust sprinkling our brains – but like a lovely meringue, there's not much substance to go on as details are sparse.</p> <p>A Sony big dog has revealed that Call of Duty will come to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-playstation-vita">PS Vita</a> “this fall” – which should mean between October and November, when all COD games before it have come.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/call-of-duty-black-ops-2-coming-to-ps-vita </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/call-duty-black-ops-2-coming-ps-vita/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/call-duty-black-ops-2-coming-ps-vita/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:09:41 +0000 Luke Edwards 420018 at http://www.stuff.tv PS Vita PS3 cross-play details revealed http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-ps3-cross-play-details-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your game on in stereo as Sony’s new handheld PlayStation games make friends with its big brother console </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playstation-vita-front_0_0.jpg?1364396874" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playstation-vita-front_3.jpg?1364396874" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1327.jpg?1364396874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Should you buy a PlayStation Vita? Well, yes. For one, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-playstation-vita">our full PlayStation Vita review</a> says so. Even <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/uncharted-golden-abyss">our review of Uncharted: Golden Abyss</a> says the game alone is worth buying Sony’s handheld console for. High praise, but for the most exacting fence-sitters, Sony has just given Vita owners another reason to take the leap.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/ps-vita-ps3-cross-play-details-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-ps3-cross-play-details-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/ps-vita-ps3-cross-play-details-revealed/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:36:17 +0000 Paddy Smith 419962 at http://www.stuff.tv Vodafone gives you an extra treat with your Sony PS Vita http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/vodafone-gives-you-extra-treat-your-sony-ps-vita/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 3G mobile gaming powerhouse lands on February 22 and it’s coming with extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PS_Vita_vodefone_0.jpg?1364396923" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_120.jpg?1364396923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/sony-playstation-vita">Sony PS Vita 3G</a> will be released in the UK on Feb 22, and it will come exclusively with Vodafone Pay As You Go SIMs (thankfully not locked). And the network provider wants to give you a little extra for your money.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/vodafone-gives-you-an-extra-treat-with-your-sony-ps-vita </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/vodafone-gives-you-extra-treat-your-sony-ps-vita/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/vodafone-gives-you-extra-treat-your-sony-ps-vita/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:02:24 +0000 Luke Edwards 419813 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Vita's digital game downloads will be cheaper than physical copies http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/playstation-vitas-digital-game-downloads-will-be-cheaper-physical-copies/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At last, we can finally expect to see some savings for digital content. Who needs game cases anyway? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-vita-front_1_1.jpg?1364396952" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-vita-front_5.jpg?1364396952" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1501.jpg?1364396952" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony PlayStation Vita games will be cheaper than their physical counterparts if a photo of Best Buy price listings posted on <a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=34722770&amp;postcount=4642" target="_self">NeoGAF</a> is to be believed.</p> <p>According to the price list, all downloadable PlayStation Vita games will be ten percent cheaper, which is good news for gamers who no longer have their boat rocked by the smell of a freshly opened game case and manual.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/playstation-vitas-digital-game-downloads-will-be-cheaper-tha </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/playstation-vitas-digital-game-downloads-will-be-cheaper-physical-copies/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-vita/playstation-vitas-digital-game-downloads-will-be-cheaper-physical-copies/news#comments PlayStation Vita Sony Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:54:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419722 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony PlayStation Vita http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-vita-front_3.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstation-vita-front_0_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="529" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstion-vita-press-image-rear_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="582" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstion-vita-press-image-bottom_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="731" height="548" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-playstion-vita-press-image-side_2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The portable gaming market is now unrecognisable compared to the PSP’s launch in 2004 — smartphones with cheap casual games rule, and although the Nintendo 3DS has been flaunting its 3D party trick for some time now, hardcore gamers have been left twiddling their thumbs. Until now. Drum roll please for the PlayStation Vita – the handheld that wants to save portable gaming…</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (Wi-Fi)/£280 (3G) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite looking like an aged camera-toting PSP, the Vita feels much more luxurious. It's heavy enough to feel premium but light enough to prevent arm-ache when you play. Its twin analogues sticks are perfect for console-style gaming, and although we'd have preferred triggers, its shoulder buttons feel natural enough at the end of your index fingers.</p> <p>Sony's tradition of proprietary peripherals sadly continues however, with a custom USB/charging port and overpriced 4GB (£18) and 16GB (£45) proprietary memory cards, which most games require.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-vita-hands-on-bottom-ports.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Dual touchscreens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On top of its traditional controls, the Vita has a touchscreen on the front and a touchpad on the back. The former is used for navigating menus, web surfing and some in-game controls, the latter for gaming only. The one downside is that you’re forced to use touch controls in situations where the hardcore gamer might prefer to opt for the real thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-vita-hands-on-back.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Display and power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vita's 5in 220ppi OLED display produces sharp, punchy pictures. Movies look lovely, but the real thrill is the gaming graphics — the four-core CPU and GPU make this a real powerhouse, leaving Nintendo's 3DS cowering away in the corner. All that oomph comes at the expense of battery life though – you’ll get five hours max when gaming.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-vita-hands-on-front-uncharted.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Game lineup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We've played 14 of the Vita's 33 strong launch titles and are yet to find a duff one. Standout titles include the graphically stunning Uncharted: Golden Abyss (read our <a href="/review/uncharted-golden-abyss">Uncharted: Golden Abyss review</a>) and the delightfully quirky Gravity Rush, a Japanese title which features a young female amnesiac and a gravity altering cat team up against blob monsters.</p> <p>Turning your office desk into a battlefield with the AR-based Reality Fighters is also an impressive example of how the Vita's camera can supplement the gaming experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-vita-hands-on-reality-fighters.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Vita packs in a whole host of social features including Near (a service which lets you see what nearby Vita users are playing), and Party which lets you chat and text with other PSN gamers. Browsing is also a pleasant experience with smooth scrolling and pinch-to-zoom action, although page rendering could be a little snappier.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-vita-hands-on-front.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation Vita – Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PlayStation Vita is the portable console that hardcore gamers have been waiting for. It trumps the Nintendo 3DS and smartphone competition in raw power, graphics and quality of titles, while the dual analogue sticks and rear touchpad controls provide lots of room for future innovation. It may be pricey, but for proper gaming on the move, the Vita is in a league of its own.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pricey console, pricey accessories and pricey games, but for ‘proper’ gaming on the move the Vita is simply unbeatable</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-playstation-vita </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-playstation-vita/review#comments Geek accessories PlayStation Vita Sony Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:23:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419710 at http://www.stuff.tv