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PlayStation TV will support almost 700 games when it releases to North America next month ⊟

Remember PlayStation TV, the microconsole that lets you play PS Vita games – along with digital PSP, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles you purchased for the handheld via PSN – on your television? I keep forgetting it’s coming out, but the system releases in North America on October 14 and Europe/Australia on November 14.

Sony put out a list of the nearly 700 games the microconsole will support on day one. Spelunky, Danganronpa, Dragon’s Crown, and Persona 4 Golden are on the list, and Minecraft is also planned for support, so I’m happy.

You can preorder the $99.99 console online now. Sony is also releasing a $139.99 bundle that will include a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Walmart will have an exclusive bundle with all of that, plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same price too.

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New features for Spelunky on PS Vita! ⊟

Yay, an update for one of our most favorite games ever! The PlayStation 4 version of Spelunky released last month with some exclusive features, which are now available on the PS3 and handheld editions with a free update. The PS Vita version will now have Leaderboard replays (including fast forward feature), friend ghosts in Daily Challenge, miscellaneous fixes, and four-player PSTV support. I keep finding more and more reasons to buy a PlayStation TV..

Did you know that developer Derek Yu is writing a book about Spelunky? I can spend hours reading Spelunky stuff, so this is definitely a must-get for me. You can reserve digital and print versions for it and several other books about classic games through Boss Fight’s Season 2 Kickstarter.

The GIF, by the way, comes from Ivan Dixon’s “Player Hater” bump for Adult Swim. You can see more of Ivan’s awesome animations on his Tumblr.

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PlayStation TV launches today ⊟

It’s a big day for Vita, and not just because the PlayStation TV lets you play its games on a big screen! In addition to the console (available for $100 or in a $140 bundle with a Dual Shock 3, 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame), lots of other stuff is out today:

  • Minecraft
  • Two-player fantasy fencing duel game Nidhogg (OH MAN)
  • The PlayStation Now streaming service goes into open beta on PS Vita and PS TV, allowing (paid) access to a bunch of PS3 games
  • Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is also happening

It’s a pretty dang crazy day for Vita stuff! And that’s after last week’s launches of Strider 2, Vib-Ribbon, and Pix the Cat, among other stuff…

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Today on March 12th 2015, Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for the Vita and PlayStation TV went on shelves in Japan, marking the end of a handheld hiatus the franchise has maintained since June 2013. This is the first Digimon game released on the Vita, and the first time the Story series has been put on a Sony system; preceding game Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars Red & Blue came out on the Nintendo DS in March 2011.

Cyber Sleuth has not forgotten its roots though, as the game features 12 DLC missions involving the return of Sayo, the female protagonist of Digimon Story Moonlight (localized overseas as Digimon World Dusk.) The DLC missions involve helping Sayo battle the Seven Great Demon Lords, who served as postgame superbosses in the original Digimon Story.

Cyber Sleuth’s main plot involves the protagonist (Aiba Takumi if male, Aiba Ami if female) having their body stolen while inside the cyberspace EDEN, becoming a half-data entity capable of jumping between the real and cyber worlds at will. Alongside “ordinary” detective Kuremi Kyouko, they investigate the rise of the digital amoeba Eater, trying to recover their lost body while solving a slew of other cases brought to the Kuremi Detective Agency. The Eater is a rapidly reproducing digital entity that feeds off of humans and Digimon alike, while evolving into new shapes like its Eater Adam and Eater Eve forms  But while this investigation is going on, a faction of the Royal Knights organization led by their legendary strategist Duftmon breaks into the real world, launching a first-strike as part of a war of annihilation against all mankind to protect the Digimon. Duftmon’s “Paradise Lost” project is opposed by fellow Royal Knight member Omegamon, and his tamer Nokia. And at a critical moment in this seemingly straightforward conflict, the Royal Knights’ ace-in-the-hole Examon suddenly runs wild…

In addition to its main game, Cyber Sleuth features a competitive online play mode in which all tamer’ Digimon are set to level 50 and the types of Digimon they can use are restricted by memory limits placed on their teams. Players can do either local or ranking battles, fighting out a 3-on-3 match where turn manipulation, party recovery and strategic use of passive skills are all necessary to win out.

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Sony releases video and details for the PlayStation TV

After having been in the works for a long time and rumored for even longer, the PlayStation TV is finally here. The device and service bundle offers customers the chance to play their PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita as well as downloaded classics from the PS One and PlayStation Portable - remotely, streamed form their online cloud service. The service will be coming with a whole host of classic titles and blockbuster franchises to play, see the EU blog link below for the full list.

Available from 14th November from £84.99/€99.99 RRP

source US / source EU / trailer

PlayStation TV for $80 (or less!) ⊟

The thing just came out, and Amazon is already discounting the PlayStation TV!

If that’s not cheap enough, you can totally still get an Asian PlayStation TV from Play-Asia for $59.99! Image via Garivel!

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