PlayStation Vita getting a new life with the PS4

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When Sony released the PlayStation Vita last year fans were excited and hyped for the portable console that had so much promise. But like the original launch of the Nintendo 3DS, the system hasn’t done so well due to lack of support, especially from 3rd parties. Games slowly trickle in, but nothing huge has come out since Persona 4 Golden and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

I do like the idea Sony had with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Sly Cooper. When buying those games, you could cross play and receive a copy of the game for your Vita (a nice added value) for those who own both. Right now all my Vita is used for is playing PS1 and PSP games.

Anything new on the Vita has been quiet until today’s Sony Press conference, where it was announced the Vita will play a big role with the PS4. Thanks to the remote play function, which appeared with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, you will be able to use the Vita to play your PS4 games when you’re not at home, or when your TV is in use by something else other than your games. Not much else was revealed, such as if it is only for specific games, or if this would be available with all PS4 titles. It will all be tied in with the Gaikai cloud service Sony bought out last year.

This just means the Vita will have new uses, but it’s just a quick bandage. It’s still hurting from lack of games, but I guess it’s a good start.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.