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Well folks PS Vita just might be the real thing. A bit of web surfing may have uncovered Sony’s big secret. We’re not sure why Sony has a developer subdomain named: Vita.SCEdev.net , but they do. Perhaps Vita was a concept name that got scrapped? Things are really starting to look suspect here, but all will be revealed in just a matter of days. If this one is on the money, this might be the worst name change since Nintendo went from Revolution to Wii. Renaming a PlayStation product is very uncharacteristic of Sony and is the main reason we’re still not sure about this. The PlayStation brand is highly recognized and a name like Vita really makes no sense. We still say name the thing PSP 2, but that’s just our two cents.
Call it bullshots or shenanigans, but rumor has it that the image above is a piece from Sony’s upcoming E3 press conference. Now we’ve seen NGP before, but if you look closely, you’ll notice that the handheld bears the branding of “PSVita”. If this is real, who knows where they got such a name from? Why not just call it PSP2? In any event if you’re a master of Photoshop, or any other photo manipulation software, please let us know what you think. No matter what the case is, we’ll be kicking it with Sony on June 6th at their L.A. press conference and we plan on answering all of your NGP questions and more.
We’ve seen our fair share of console laptop mods, but this one is pretty slick. Made by a PSHax member by the name of Pirate, its impressive specs include: a weight of 15 pounds, 500GB hard drive, built-in keyboard and speakers, water-cooling system, and an HD display with 720p/1080i resolution. In addition to being cool, this machine is up for sale on Ebay and a portion of its proceeds will go to tornado relief efforts in Joplin, Missouri.
That bluetooth headset not cutting it for you? Do you have bigger and better dreams of looking like a football coach standing on the sidelines? If you just answered yes and yes, then Sony’s new official wireless stereo headset has just made your list of must own gaming accessories! Priced at a whopping $100, this piece of audio goodness features: 7.1 virtual surround sound, a retractable boom mic, and a USB wireless adapter. If you’re the hardcore type, or if you just really wanna be able to hear someone’s kid screaming in the background during a game of SOCOM, then look no further! These bad boys hit retail in September.
They said it, now they’re doing it. Sony is making good on their promise of free identity theft protection for PSN and Qriocity customers. If you’re feeling uneasy about the recent intrusion, just signup and they’ll send you an AllClear ID Plus activation code. Subscribers will have until June 28th to redeem this service. The service is said to offer up to $1 million in protection. This covers us just fine, but not too sure about all the pro athletes and entertainers online. Does this fix everything? No, but it’s a step in the right direction.
With a little bit more than three months until Resistance 3′s September 5th release, we’ve been seeing bits and pieces of what the PS3 exclusive shooter brings to the table. It seems that Insomniac has decided to show their hand just a little bit. As we already know this time around you’ll be pushing through the campaign as Joseph Capelli on the move from Oklahoma to New York. Resistance 3 seems to have that last chance vibe going on. Take a look at six seconds shy of eight minutes of action. Video embedded after the break.
The image above has been associated with the PS3 exclusive Resistance 3 since the game was first teased. However this image was just a place filler and Sony has revealed the awesome box cover for the upcoming shooter. It was designed by an artist by the name of Olly Moss and has some real pop to it. Resistance 3 finishes the fight! releases on September 5th, but you can check out the full cover art after the break.
During the recent PSN outage, Sony had made statements of some freebies for disgruntled PSN subscribers. We now have details on who’s getting what. Aside from a free month of their PlayStation Plus service and select free movie rentals, you’ll have a pick of up to four free games (two for PS3 and two for PSP). People will have thirty days from the date the PlayStation Store reopens to pick from a list of select titles. Hit the jump to see what games they’re giving up.
After months of waiting and a run of oddball commercials, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play finally has a stateside release date. May 26th will be the day that Verizon customers can pick up the PlayStation certified smartphone for a price of $200 on a two-year contract. If you’d like to put your money up in advance, you can pre-order this bad boy starting May 19th. Full press release after the break.
After a few weeks of frustration, the PlayStation Network is almost back in action. Firmware version 3.61 is now rolling out as we speak and Sony recommends that you change your network password after updating your system. Details on the new firmware are sketchy. Sony is only saying that this is one of the steps in getting users and their consoles ready for when the PlayStation Network is back online. We’ll have more as it comes.
Update: PlayStation boss Kazuo Hirai has released a video addressing the situation. Move past the break to check it out. SPOILER ALERT! He doesn’t provide a return date for the PSN.