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Why I Love Playing Games On Handhelds

Look at your television. Look at where it’s positioned in your house/apartment. Look at what’s surrounding it: furniture: sofas, chairs. Silently pointing in its direction. This is the modern living space: all things gaze upon the television. It is the centre of your living space. Immovable. It’s heavy. It’s a burden. It’s an argument waiting to happen. You wouldn’t risk moving it by yourself. You’d ask for help. Your television might even be mounted; physically, irrevocably bolted onto the walls of the house you living in.


Should Sony Make Another Handheld?

This weekend, the PS Vita will officially turn three. Although the system has become a must-have for anyone who’s into indies and niche Japanese games, it just hasn’t been able to make a splash in a market dominated by iPads and iPhones.


Rad Skateboarding Game, Rad Trailer

Video: OlliOlli, a 2D skateboarding game with a killer soundtrack, was one of 2014′s nicer little surprises. As is this trailer for its sequel. It’s coming later this year to PS4 and Vita.


In Japan, The Vita Has More Upcoming Games Than Any Other Console

Overseas, the PS Vita continues to struggle, but in Japan, things are looking better for Sony’s handheld.


Kirk Helps Stephen Figure Out What's Good About Danganronpa

A couple of Kotaku staffers love Danganronpa, the weirdly named Japanese visual novels/murder mysteries released on the Vita in the U.S. this year. I figured I should try one by year’s end. I knew going in that I was in for a rough time.


All I Want For Christmas Is This Digimon Game For North America

Earlier this fall Bandai Namco released Digimon All-Star Rumble in North America. That’s not the game long-time fans wanted. We wanted Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, the sleek and stylish role-playing game coming to the Japanese Vita in March.


The PlayStation Vita Makes A Lovely Little VR Headset

Ukrainian developer Beatshapers has access to Sony’s Project Morpheus PlayStation 4 VR headset and various incarnations of the Oculus Rift, but those weren’t enough to sate their virtual reality madness, so they strapped a PlayStation Vita to their heads.


Danganronpa Another Episode is A Dark Tale Where Children Kill Adults

Danganronpa has never been a “happy” series — as it centres around imprisoned high schoolers whose only means of escape is to kill a classmate and get away with it — but Zettai Zetsubo Shoujo: Danganronpa Another Episode takes it a step further by making its backdrop a city where children are mass murdering adults.


Steins;Gate Coming To PS3 And Vita In North America And Europe In 2015

Briefly: Steins;Gate is coming to North American and European PlayStation 3s and Vitas in 2015 via publisher PQube. Considered by many to be one of the finest visual novels ever made, the time-travelling science adventure came to North American PC earlier this year via JAST USA. Check out our full review of the PC release.


Square Enix Announces SaGa 2015 For The PlayStation Vita

First introduced to North American audiences as the first Game Boy role-playing game, Final Fantasy Legend, the SaGa series returns after a lengthy hiatus in the newly-announced SaGa 2015 for the PlayStation Vita.