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  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:18:33 3,833 posts
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    Who's getting one of these bad boys? At around 100 seems to be nicely priced, and if it lets me play Persona 4 on a big screen I'm in. But seriously, if it allows XBMC (which it probably won't) Its a day one purchase for me.

    Form what I gather

    *Plays Vita games by plugging them into the front and using a PS3 pad
    *Can 'big screen' the Vita
    *Streams PS4 to other rooms
    *Usual Film streaming apps etc
    *Can play adhoc multiplayer with another Vita

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 12:50:02 09-09-2013

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  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:19:43 3,833 posts
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  • kalel 9 Sep 2013 12:22:44 88,457 posts
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    It's a very smart idea. Considering MS are the ones that are supposed to have the 'every room' strategy, Sony are actually doing a far better job of pulling it off.
  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:26:41 3,833 posts
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    question is, why is it white? surely the vast vast majority of people own a black controller, a black vita, a black TV... I'm assuming it will come in both colours. Seriously though Sony, allow XBMC or it'll get hacked to bits. (It probably will anyway)

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  • b0rk 9 Sep 2013 12:28:11 2,884 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    question is, why is it white? surely the vast vast majority of people own a black controller, a black vita, a black TV... I'm assuming it will come in both colours. Seriously though Sony, allow XBMC or it'll get hacked to bits. (It probably will anyway)
    Because white is better.
  • Syrette 9 Sep 2013 12:31:03 43,777 posts
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    Considering the fact that the Vita doesn't have that many exclusives, I've got little interest in this.

  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:33:21 3,833 posts
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    @Syrette assuming itll play PSone/PSP games as well as the indie stuff that been coming out recently its certainly a lot better prospect than the Ouya IMO, and if you factor in it being part of Playstation plus, and being able to stream your PS4 to another TV its surely a 'no brainer' as the Americans say.

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  • aros 9 Sep 2013 12:33:34 3,082 posts
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    It's a great idea, it really is.

    I won't pick one up but allowing people to play Vita games on the TV for 80 is an amazing move that will crush all the "Ouya beaters" before they are even released.

    The Vita library or a small selection of Android games modified for TV play? No contest.

    This device really opens up the Vita to a large target market that it isn't for as a premium handheld device. Parents will be happy to buy this thing as the price is so low and more install base means more games!

    Edited by aros at 12:34:57 09-09-2013
  • kalel 9 Sep 2013 12:35:46 88,457 posts
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    It's a family product thing. This is Apple's whole strategy. It's not really targeted as an entry point into Sony stuff, but it's likely to act as a bridging point to other purchases. Anyone who already has a Vita will probably consider this, and then the decision to get a PS4 as their next home console is suddenly as easy one.

    Equally, if you got a PS4 and then one of these to play it in another room, you're then probably not too far off getting a Vita.
  • TheMayorOfJugs 9 Sep 2013 12:37:17 4,026 posts
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    Sony PeeveeTeevee *tm
  • chopsen 9 Sep 2013 12:38:35 16,126 posts
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    Stupid name. That's going to confused people.

    I'm guessing this is also going to be a platform they use to get Gaikai in to people's homes without them having to be able to afford a PS4.
  • Syrette 9 Sep 2013 12:38:50 43,777 posts
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    @INSOMANiAC

    Fair points. Although the Ouya is significantly cheaper than a Vita plus Vita TV.

  • chopsen 9 Sep 2013 12:40:35 16,126 posts
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    You don't a a Vita hand-held as well though
  • el_pollo_diablo 9 Sep 2013 12:44:56 2,107 posts
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    So hang on. This is a vita without a screen, right?
  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:47:46 3,833 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    @INSOMANiAC

    Fair points. Although the Ouya is significantly cheaper than a Vita plus Vita TV.
    Indeed, but you dont need a Vita to play it....

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  • mrpon 9 Sep 2013 12:48:38 29,203 posts
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    It's TV without the screen.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Flying_Pig 9 Sep 2013 12:49:26 11,183 posts
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    This is both unexpected and potentially brilliant. While I am certainly more likely to play games on my Vita, the ability to play them on the big TV too, plus being able to Remote Play PS4 titles (I assume downscaled to the Vita's native resolution) is a big plus.

    If they can also squeeze Netflix and iPlayer too, they could be on to a winner.

    Bring it in for about 75 and I'll be there.

    Quick question though - how will it work for Vita games which use the touch screen/touch pad?

    Edit: Ad Hoc multiplayer with another Vita? Aces!!

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 12:50:11 09-09-2013
  • kalel 9 Sep 2013 12:49:47 88,457 posts
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    It's a WiiU without the controller, but with the screen from the controller, but that screen is on your TV, but there's no TV.
  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 12:51:20 3,833 posts
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    el_pollo_diablo wrote:
    So hang on. This is a vita without a screen, right?
    I've updated the first post to detail some of what we know it does thus far.

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  • kalel 9 Sep 2013 12:51:38 88,457 posts
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    It doesn't have an ethernet port.
  • Syrette 9 Sep 2013 12:52:05 43,777 posts
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    Yeah, just realised. Ouyalol it is then.

    There's a list of supported titles on the front page, missing some obvious ones but I'm sure they'll come eventually.

  • RunningMan 9 Sep 2013 12:52:51 2,436 posts
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    @Flying_Pig, only some vita games will work. Any touch heavy games are not compatible.
  • mrpon 9 Sep 2013 12:59:58 29,203 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    It doesn't have an ethernet port.

    :D

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • IncredibleKoosh 9 Sep 2013 13:00:34 241 posts
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    I'm strangely interested in this for no real reason...
  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 13:00:46 3,833 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Yeah, just realised. Ouyalol it is then.

    There's a list of supported titles on the front page, missing some obvious ones but I'm sure they'll come eventually.
    Well worth using google translate on that, if only to hear of games called 'Nightmare of muzzle guidance and CONCEPTION Ⅱ Seven Star'

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  • INSOMANiAC 9 Sep 2013 13:03:20 3,833 posts
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    The thing is, it's Sony so lets all calm down. We all know you wont be able to just plug your Vita memory card in and play the game on the VTV, you'll doubtless need a second memory card and a load of dicking about because, as I say, it's Sony we're talking about here.

    It's refreshing to see the low cost of it though, imagine Sony - 'The arrogant years' releasing this at the launch of the PS3, it'd have been at least 200

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 14:01:32 09-09-2013

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  • Froggit 9 Sep 2013 13:09:51 360 posts
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    The main issue with vita games on your TV is that they'll probably look like crap - the main reason good looking vita games are good looking is that they are tailored to the size of the screen. Killzone looks fantastic at 5 inches for example, probably much less so at 40.

    In terms of touch etc not working, maybe Sony can stipulate that future games will need to have an alternate control scheme where possible - are there any decent games so far where the touch controls have actually lead to a better gaming experience? It would be unreasonable to expect existing games to have new controls patched in, but I reckon most could be sorted if they wanted to. If enough of these sold then developers might stop shoehorning unnecessary things in just for the sake of it in order to widen their market.
  • Short-Round 9 Sep 2013 13:10:45 1,181 posts
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    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    you'll doubtless need a second memory card and a load of dicking about because, as I say, it's Sony we're tlaking about here.
    Look at the picture of the inputs. It doesn't look to accept Vita memory cards at all, just retail carts.
  • bunglebonce 9 Sep 2013 13:13:55 2,204 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    INSOMANiAC wrote:
    you'll doubtless need a second memory card and a load of dicking about because, as I say, it's Sony we're tlaking about here.
    Look at the picture of the inputs. It doesn't look to accept Vita memory cards at all, just retail carts.
    The slot on the back is almost certainly for a memory card; the game cart is on the side (as per the gif at the top of the thread).

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  • Deleted user 9 September 2013 13:14:23
    Surprised by this one. It's a TV app box, much the same as a Roku, and for the same price, only it lets you play your PS1/PSP and Vita games on the telly. Great idea, be nice to see if it pans out
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