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Resogun saves the last humans on PS3, Vita this month

Carousel-scrolling shooter Resogun will reach PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on Tuesday, December 23 in North America. The game will launch nearly a week earlier in Europe on Wednesday, December 17. Resogun first arrived as a launch title for Sony’s lates…
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FTC compels Sony to issue refunds over misleading Vita launch ads

SCEA has agreed to a settlement deal with the FTC over charges that it and its advertising partner intentionally misled people with the advertising campaigns for the launch of the PlayStation Vita. …

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Sony Agrees To Pay Up To $50 Per Customer Over Misleading Vita Advertisements

In the early days of the PlayStation Vita, Sony made a number of claims about the system’s features. One of those was the ability to move seamlessly between the PlayStation 3 and the handheld. As history tells us, the mechanics were a bit more complex.

As we know now, the feature wasn’t available on every PlayStation 3 game and use of cross-save often required the purchase of two versions. In the case of titles like MLB ’12 The Show, the process wasn’t instantaneous, requiring completion of a full game on the PS3 in order to transfer to the Vita.

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An early PlayStation Vita advertisement

Sony also came under fire for alleging that Killzone 3 was playable via the Vita’s remote play feature. That title was never supported.

The FTC charged Sony with misleading customers over its claims. Furthermore, the FTC found that Sony’s assertions that depictions of playing with 3G were not true, as the system does only supports remote play via WiFi.

The settlement calls for a $ 25 cash refund or $ 50 merchandise voucher for anyone who purchased a Vita prior to June 1, 2012. Sony will be emailing eligible users after the settlement is finalized following the comment period (ending December 29).

[Source: FTC]


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A number of these promises were eventually realized with the addition of cross-buy and the PlayStation 4, but it’s clear Sony overpromised early on. Watch your email for compensation information in early 2015. – The Feed

Hatoful Boyfriend released from its cage: PS4, Vita in 2015

Finally, you can go to the park and feed the pigeons while simultaneously dating a handful of pigeons and discovering their bird-brained plot to overtake the world and enslave humanity. Finally.

Pigeon-dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is due out o…
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Sony to refund Vita customers in FTC settlement over false ads

Sony Computer Entertainment America has settled with the FTC over charges that it produced false and misleading advertisement during the Vita’s launch campaign from late 2011 to early 2012. Sony will provide refunds to Vita customers who purchased th…
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Twin-stick shooter We Are Doomed flying to PS4, Vita

We Are Doomed – or rather, you are doomed if you plan on surviving in developer Vertex Pop’s twin-stick shooter by mostly blasting enemies from afar. A post to the PlayStation Blog has detailed the score-focused shooter in preparation for its arrival…
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WayForward’s Adventure Time game coming to PSTV, Vita

Along with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS and PC platforms, publisher Little Orbit has announced that the WayForward-developed Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will also appear on the PlayStation TV and Vita handheld.

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Roundabout goes cross-buy on PS4 and Vita

Roundabout, the spinning-limo game from former Harmonix designer Dan Teasdale’s studio, No Goblin, is heading to Vita on top of its planned launch on PS4 and Xbox One. Teasdale announced the new platform on the PlayStation Blog, noting that it’s a…
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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition hits PS3, Vita in January

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition will launch on Vita and PS3 in January, Devolver Digital announced via Twitter today. The game will arrive in North America on January 13, 2015 and in Europe the following day. The port was revealed in August 2013,…
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The Unfinished Swan painting PS4, Vita next week

Giant Sparrow’s surreal exploration game The Unfinished Swan will arrive next week on PS4 and Vita, just over two years after it first launched on PS3. The game will launch on Tuesday, October 28 in North America and the following day in Europe for…
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