Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? PS4/Xbox One Browser Games, PS Vita Slim, And Ni No Kuni Vita!

So this week we’ve got a bit of news about how you can play games through the browser on PS4 and Xbox One, like you can on the Vita at vitagame.tk . We’ve also got news on Monster Hunter 4, and Microsoft being a tad naughty when it comes to youtube……

 

Vita news? Not much this week unfortunately besides something awesome that there’s a high chance there’ll be an announcement soon that the slim revision of the PS Vita ( PCH-2000) is coming to the western regions (EU/US).

 

Okay, so I guess you could call that reasonably big news.

 

I read this news on IGN where they were invited to ‘an exclusive breakfast briefing’

Where they will be introducing ‘the slimmest’, as The Z mentioned earlier today, here

I guess we’ll know in a few days time…

As we all know the slim version is available in Japan already, and has been since October. It’s 20% thinner, and 15% lighter. Although alot of people weren’t too happy about the choice of the switch from OLED to LCD, Andrew House has said:

The main reason is that the LCD panel can now realise an image quality as high as that of the OLED panel

We all know the true reason for that though don’t we Mr. House? To save themselves some dollar…

Here’s a comparison photo of an original Vita model and also a slim version screen:

 

As you can see there is a bit of a difference between the two, but I’m wondering is the OLED oversaturated or is the LCD screen sub-par?

In all honesty, I’m happy with my Vita at the moment, and I think it’s a perfect width for the moment. I obviously haven’t tried the slim yet so I’m open to opinion.

 

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any Vita game announcements this week, but that doesn’t mean that Vita games haven’t been released!

 

Here’s the games that have been released in the EU and US store;

EU:

PlayStation Vita

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

OlliOlli

I guess we can also include PSM game releases as well in this, so here it is:

Gran Sun R.Y.E.Z

NotepadDX

ComicStation

Kick it! – football

And here’s the US releases:

Age of Zombies!
Doodle Devil

 

I couldn’t find the PS Mobile update for US :( .

 

The links above are to the full PS Store update, both EU and US.

 

Anyway, let’s move on to news on a twitter campaign that started last year, known as ‘ #JRPGVITA’. Like any launch event it can’t be without it’s games! Adam Boyes was in an interview last year with Kotaku and said this:

I would say in the next year’s time, if you’re a fan of Japanese games, if you’re a fan of Vita, then hopefully we’ll have a little treat for you.

I’m sure, like many people, their first though would be Final Fantasy Type-0 (or maybe a new Dissidia). Although the boss of Double Eleven has spoken about porting a PS3 exclusive to the Vita, and the first recent JRPG that comes to mind that was a PS3 exclusive?
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

So, I guess it being a PS3 exclusive rules out Type-0, my money is on Ni No Kuni.

What other JRPG PS3 exclusives could be in the runnings for a Vita port? Let me know if I’ve missed one in the comments below!

 

Next up, we’ve got some beautiful new screenshots of the highly anticipated ‘The Division’, here they are:

This game is obviously going to be one of the best looking games of 2014, but there’s quite a few next gen exclusives coming out, so it will have it’s competition, but it will definitely be up there with the best.

Next up I’ll talk about the browser games I mentioned in the title, just like vitagame.tk, browser games you can play on the Vita, there’s now a version for the PS4 and Xbox. Sonyfied and Xboxie I haven’t tried the website on PS4 out for myself, but I’ve heard there are some problems with sound, and other things. But that’s a given with every new project. There’s bound to be problems.

Although it’s just launched the other day, it’s already got a decent catalogue of 35 games, including Pacman, Cut the Rope, and Bejewled.

Here’s a screenshot of sonyfied:

Xboxie has exactly the same games, it’s just different for compatibility most likely, and also it’s decorated differently of course, being green ‘n all.

 

So I’ll stray from the norm for a bit, and talk about the 3DS. Capcom have been brave enough to actually venture outside of Japan (Or is that Sega?) and bring the highly popular game Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate to EU and US, but unfortunately this is only for the 3DS, I remember hearing something about Capcom signing an exclusivity deal with Nintendo, I’m not sure if it was for a certain amount of time or a certain number of games, but you can bet your bottom dollar that this game isn’t coming to the Vita :(

 

They are expecting to sell 2.8 million copies in a 7 month period, do you think this is too high an expectation? Or reasonable ?(bearing in mind he’s talking about 2 regions)

 

 

So here’s the news on Microsoft being a bit naughty when it comes to playing around with youtube. It seems they were willing to pay youtube users $3 per thousand views for promoting the Xbox One.  This includes saying nothing bad about it and having videos of playing an Xbox game.

These are the best rules on their NDA T&C that has been posted on Pastebin:

2.   You may not say anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One or any of its Games in your Campaign Video;

4. You must verbally mention that you are playing the game shown on the Xbox One console.

 

Then again, Microsoft aren’t just the only company to do something like this.

EA (believe it or not) did something similar with their beast of a game Battlefield 4. Where you weren’t allowed to mention anything about the bugs, glitches or anything, and were paying $10/thousand views.

Their ‘conditions’ were:

  • Do not make a video that focuses on the glitches of the game
  • Must contain ‘Battlefield 4 launch‘ in the video title
  • Must contain a link in the video description to the Battlefield 4 site ‘http://bit.ly/16qlvAi’

Wait, isn’t bit.ly a money making link site? Or is that Adf.ly? If it is, that’s even more naughty!

 

So let’s talk about one of the best things in the world….. Pokemon!

A Deviantart user has created a Pokemon game created by the community and his friends, and it’s pretty good. It’s still in it’s beta phase at the moment and what he’s put up is just a 30~ minute demo, but it is very good. Give it a shot, being as I can’t embed it, here’s a link to it:
http://th3sharkk.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-Evoas-0-0-3-423355852

 

And some screenshots to do it justice:

 Weekly Blog Round-up

Reddit Time!

 

Here is something totally awesome, an X-ray of a PS4 controller:

 

  1. Cloudy’s avatar

    bit.ly is just a link shortener…

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    1. shapeshifter0100’s avatar

      Bit.ly is not only a linkshortner it also pays per 1k views only goo.gl links don’t pay for views(atleast that I know of)

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      1. GuitaristMatt’s avatar

        tiny url and short url are the originals…

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  2. Sky Yuki’s avatar

    I always love over saturate

    I use digital vibrant for nvidia card saturate
    But it’s just not the same
    The vita are much better

    I compare PC Blazblue CS (arcade rip) (720p)
    And PS Vita Blazblue CSEX

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  3. James k’s avatar

    If Ni No Kuni came to ps vita I think I would just about blow my load! Lol. I got the CE but haven’t had time to play bc of two kids. The vita version would be an immediate all work and family hiatus for approximately 75 hours :)
    It could also be a Tales game… Or, wait for it… A numbered final fantasy!? Even the 13s on ps vita would be amazing…

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    1. anona’s avatar

      If it is Ni no kuni, I hope we will be able to Somehow convert our PS3 saves to be playable on the Vita… I borrowed a friends PS3 to play the game, but only managed to finish the story, didn’t get all the extras completed. What’s the deal with cross-buy games, can you use the same save file for PS3/vita?

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      1. shapeshifter0100’s avatar

        Yeah some cross play games are rumoured to use Sony’s cloud even xbox one is getting one drive(renamed skydrive)
        These will Sync data including saves/games/screenshots etc across PlayStation devices and in xbox’s case -across Windows phones,PCs,tablets etc

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  4. NNNRT’s avatar

    Some games on sonyfied.com work on the Vita. :P

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    1. shapeshifter0100’s avatar

      Yeah basically its HTML 5 I believe so any HTML 5 compliant device/browser should be able to play on sonyfied I guess ….. Unless its not really HTML 5 and turns out to be java or something

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  5. BahamutBBob’s avatar

    I really, really hope we get something better than Ni No Kuni. I did not enjoy the demo at all. I’m not the biggest fan of Studio Ghibli either, so having them tied to it doesn’t sway me into falsely liking a game with bad gameplay.

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  6. jake’s avatar

    Is it possible to stream a cfw ps3 to a local website, then use the ps4 browser to control it (or stream pc).
    .?

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  7. Ace’s avatar

    Dude there is a monster hunter getting released called Monster Hunter Frontier G for the ps vita.. but only outside.. its sad that we dont get a vita mh… yet…

    nice read by the way…+1

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    1. Minimur12’s avatar

      Oh… I think I even reported about this a while back! Silly me :)

      Thanks for letting me know, and thanks! :D That’s why I do it :D

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  8. Frezzno’s avatar

    Here in Sweden we just got PS mobile activated in PS store. The content is really thin but I’m interested in PSM anyway. Hope you can take up some EU releases of PSM until next time, Minimur12.

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    1. Frezzno’s avatar

      Ops, didn’t see that you had some. Sorry. Read too quick.

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      1. Minimur12’s avatar

        You know, I wonder if Sweden has had their PS Mobile activated yet?

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        1. Minimur12’s avatar

          Oh. Sorry! I read your comment too fast……

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          1. Frezzno’s avatar

            High five!

  9. arz02’s avatar

    Before a Ni No Kuni release on PSVITA, i think its more possible that it be a NIS tittle like The Witch and the Hundred Knights or Disgaea D2, specially this last because there are other two Disgaeas on PSVITA

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  10. BlazingHaze’s avatar

    EA is similar to what Microsoft is doing but not the same. 1st they didn’t ask you to promote the game say good things about it ect. 2nd they said not to FOCUS on glitches. That means you can say some bits about glitches but not a video just about BF4 Glitches. So you could give a bad review or whatever. But the people who review it are mostly BF fans. But a example is JackFrags. He loves the BF series but he has noted out some point is his BF4 video. He also recently released a video about the EA sellout problem. YOu can check his YT channel by googling him.(cbs inking it.) :D

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  11. Charles Fasano’s avatar

    I actually want a fatter, bigger Vita as the current Vita is too small for my sausage fingers and I can’t play more than 10-15 minutes before my hands hurt. Same goes for the original PSP. I wish the current PS Vita mounts would not cover up the rear touch screen as I need it in some games.

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  12. Shadowtiger’s avatar

    is it just me or this vitagame.tk website is down? because i cant access it at all.

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  13. Tony’s avatar

    Sometimes I question Sony’s ability to think. Sharp has the VERY BEST screen ever created: The IGZO. Not only is it the best in quality, but the lightest and the most battery efficient. Why aren’t this devices using them?

    I had the opportunity to buy an Sharp Aquos phone when I visited Japan, the SH-02E, which has that screen. I have never seen such quality. I don’t know why these companies aren’t making more business with SHARP.

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  14. sathriel’s avatar

    Ni No Kuni for VITA? Meh, if it is going to be a port let it be at least a port of something we can’t play normally (like Type 0).

    Will MOnster Hunter sell 2.8 millions? Duh, it’s Monster Hunter.

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