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Sony's Original Vita Ads Were Misleading, Says US Government

Sony has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that the company falsely advertised its PlayStation Vita console when it was first released in 2012. The company is now required to issue refunds to Vita customers affected by the advertising.


Short Clip Celebrates PlayStation's 20th Birthday

The 20th anniversary of the first PlayStation console’s Japanese release is fast approaching, and Sony’s here to commemorate it with — what else — a montage.


Giant Vita Is The World's Most Pointless Handheld

The PS Vita TV has problems. Cramming it inside an oversized handheld shell to make it “portable” is not going to fix any of them.


Sony Shipped 3.3 Million PS4s Last Quarter

Briefly: As per their latest financial report, Sony shipped 3.3 million PS4 systems in the financial quarter ending on 30 September. This brings their total to 13.5 million consoles shipped in less than a year. Sony also moved 800,000 PS3 consoles and 700,000 portable (Vita, Vita TV and PSP) consoles during this time.


Mighty No 9 Now Raising Money For DLC Pack

Briefly: After successfully reaching the English voice acting stretch goal, Mighty No 9′s slacker backer campaign is now raising money for a post-release DLC pack consisting of an extra stage with its own boss fight. The planned release window is Summer 2015, provided they can collect another $US190,000 by the end of this year.


Sword Art Online, Now With Flying

Japan’s popular series about life inside video games is getting another game. It lets you fly. Sword Art Online is a story with multiple arcs, perhaps the most famous being its initial story involving a game of death where players are trapped inside an MMO and dying in the game means dying in real life.


Handheld Gaming Continues To Rule In Japan

So last week, the New Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan as was Monster Hunter 4G. Both highlight the obvious: Handheld gaming is still very big in the country.


Why Pix The Cat Is My New Favourite High-Score Game

You may not have realised that you need a hybrid of mobile stalwart Snake and Pac-Man: Championship Edition in your life, but gosh, you really do. Pix The Cat is a PS4/Vita game from Rayman: Jungle Run devs Pastagames, out now, and it’s wonderful.


Is Flame Over The Vita's Next Indie Hit?

Flame Over is what Spelunky would be if you played as a firefighter. It’s damned hard, but oddly compelling; every failure strengthened my conviction that I could do better next time, even if I rarely did.


Good News And Bad News, Skullgirls Fans

Briefly: The 2D fighting game’s third DLC character, the Egyptian-inspired sorta-blood-mage Eliza, is out now on PC and PS3, free for the next three months. The game’s Vita and PS4 versions, however, have been postponed to early 2015. Look above for a taste of Eliza’s fighting style.