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Men In Black Video Game Coming Next Year From Activision

With Men in Black 3 coming to theaters next spring, I suppose it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Activision confirmed today in a press release that a Men in Black video game will be released for consoles and handhelds next year at around the same time as the Sony Pictures film.

It's not clear if the game will tie in with the movie in any way or simply tell its own story within the MiB universe. Actually, there's not much that's clear at this point. The press release makes no mention of the game's story (though it will be "original"), developer or features. 

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PS Vita European Box Art And Launch Apps Detailed

Sony won't be releasing the PlayStation Vita in the U.S. or Europe until early next year, but here's a picture of a box to tide you over. This particular box is of interest because it's the one that will contain your Vita when it does eventually launch.

The reveal comes straight from Sony's EU PlayStation Blog, with a post that also runs through the pre-installed apps and services that users will find the first time they boot up their device. It's pretty standard stuff, nothing at all that we hadn't heard about or expected, but you can see that for yourself in the PS Blog's full breakdown.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

PlayStation Vita Online Modes Revealed: Near, Party, LiveArea, and Activity -- Will This Revolutionize Portable Gaming?

A Sony representative confirmed that any downloads over the PlayStation Vita's 3G network will have a maximum size of 20MB, at launch. While you'll still have access to the PlayStation Store over the Vita's 3G network, you won't be downloading full games just yet. According to the rep, the limit could change after the launch window.

The representative also addressed the Vita's proprietary memory card. According to the article, Sony has no plans to push the format onto any other devices, so if you're planning on getting a PS Vita, get ready to buy yet another memory card.

What do you guys think about the download limit? Let us know how you feel in the comments below.

Source: Joystiq


This week on Feedback Adam "Eggplant" Sessler welcomes Mike "Mandate" Leffler, Kevin "Filler" Kelly and special guest Jessica "Kidnapped" Chobot.

Tokyo Game Show recently wrapped up. Our panel of experts detail all the major announcements from Japan's E3. And while on the subject of TGS, everyone reminisced about their favorite Tokyo Game Show memories. This part of the show consisted of glazed donuts, vans covered in plastic, kidnapping and phallic eggplants.

Other news topics included Sony's new EULA agreement additions and Netflix's plan to get into video game rentals.

Gears of War 3 was the game of the week. Maybe you've heard of it? Adam and co. dissects the game from Single player, Horde 2.0, Beast and Multiplayer.

 

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God of War 3

The sad, revenge-fueled story of Kratos apparently came to an end with the release of Sony Santa Monica's God of War 3 last year. While there's little doubt that we'll see more of the ashy Spartan warrior at some point in the future, the studio has apparently shifted its efforts to focus on something entirely new.

A Gamasutra job posting reveals that Sony Santa Monica is working on an "unannounced new IP." The open position is for a Senior Level Designer, and the listing further notes that candidates with experience developing an open world game are preferred. The God of War series is known for its very linear structure, so it seems that this new game will be a departure on more than one level.

Source: Gamasutra
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Some custom PlayStation Vita colors were revealed at the Tokyo Game Show; apparently black is not the only color that will be available for Sony's new handheld. No announcement has been made as to whether or not these custom colors will be available at release or at a later date, but one can hope. I was just telling a co-worker that I'd love a white PSV, so I'm happy to see one on display in this quick video from CVG.



The PlayStation 3 consoles on display are only coming out in Japan as of now, so hopefully that won't be the case with these rainbow Vitas. Which was your favorite color?

Source: CVG

PlayStation Vita Release Date Announced

It has been revealed the PS Vita's memory cards won't be cheap. The Vita has limited internal memory, forcing gamers to rely on memory cards to store their data. The cheapest Sony branded memory card will set you back nearly $30.

In a press release Sony detailed four different memory cards. They will be released in Japan when the Vita launches this December. The press release details prices in Yen, so the American currency listing is an approximation.

  • 4GB = 2,200yen ($29)
  • 8GB = 3,200yen ($42)
  • 16GB = 5,500yen ($72)
  • 32GB = 9,500yen ($124)

Once the Vita has been released you can bet third-party companies will make their own Vita-compatible memory cards for much cheaper. Hopefully, by the time the PS Vita is released state-side there will be plenty of less expensive options.

Source: VG247

PlayStation Vita Online Modes Revealed: Near, Party, LiveArea, and Activity -- Will This Revolutionize Portable Gaming?

The PlayStation Vita is going to be region free, which means that a handheld purchased in one part of the world will play nice with software released for it in another part of the world. Sony president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news over the weekend in a Twitter update.

This is nothing new for Sony, as the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable are both region free (unless you're a BattleZone fan) -- and thus, import-friendly -- as well. Japan will be getting the Vita on December 17, a month or two it comes to the United States. Those who absolutely can't wait for the new toy will be happy to know now that they have the option of importing.

Source: Twitter

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G4 University: Your Complete Guide To Landing a Video Game Job

G4 University Week has concluded its courses, but thanks to the magic of the internet, you can attend anytime you want. We've put together a full guide to all of the G4U content right after the break, so if you happened to miss anything, you can find it below. So get out there, get educated, and get a job!

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PlayStation Vita External Battery Adds 6-10 Hours of Life To The Console

Sony has announced a new external battery for the PlayStation Vita that supposedly adds an additional 6-10 hours of life to the handheld console. The battery's capacity will be 5000mAh which is more than double the Vita's internal battery of 2200mAh. Therefore, with both batteries you'll be able to get a whopping 9-15 hours of playtime out of your Vita with this accessory.

The external battery weighs 145g (about 5 ounces), its dimensions are 70x67x22mm and it will be released in Spring 2012. The price for the battery is still undecided, but, as it's a Sony product I'd bet anywhere between $50-70 is a safe bet.

Would you be willing to throw down an extra $50 bucks or so to get additional play time from your Vita, or are you going to stick with the standard internal battery that the console will come with?

Source: I'm Portable

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Katamari Damacy Announced For The PlayStation Vita -- Roll Up All The Things

Namco Bandai announced that a new version of Katamari Damacy is coming for the PlayStation Vita. The game is just called Katamari Damacy for now, and according to Namco, the game "will use the console’s unique front touch screen and rear touch pad to bring fingertip control to the series for the first time."

You'll once again be playing as the adorable Prince as the King of All Cosmos sends you on tasks to roll up just about everything. You'll be rolling up items large and small, inanimate and alive, from ants all the way up Mount Fuji. With the Vita version of the game, you'll be able to use the rear touch pad of the system to stretch the ball horizontally or vertically to pick up more objects or squeeze through gaps.

I love every single Katamari Damacy game and find them all equally charming and hilarious. With the new gameplay elements that allow you to stretch the ball around, I'm sure the team will put out something even more imaginative than ever before.

Are you excited for a Katamari Damacy title for the PlayStation Vita?

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Street Fighter X Tekken Screenshots EA 2011: Cole Gives Us The Shocker!

Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono told Joystiq that Capcom is talking to peripheral developer Mad Catz about creating a tiny fight stick for the PlayStation Vita.

"You can't replicate the experience entirely on a portable," Ono said. "But I think if we made a small joystick that you could just keep in your bag, and maybe even if you're in economy class, whip it out during a flight, put your Vita in there, and replicate to some degree the arcade experience, it would be really awesome."

Keep in mind that this doesn't mean a Vita fight stick has been confirmed, just that they're talking about it. Ono also mentioned that Capcom is planning to make the DLC from SFXT compatible between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions. "Yes, they're different hardware, but they're part of the same Playstation family, so to speak, so we're already talking with Sony about ways to sync things together," Ono said. "As long as you're using the same PSN account, things you've purchased on the Vita version will work on PS3 and vice versa."

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How To Become A Video Game Journalist

Want to be a video game journalist? I'll let you in on a little secret. Even professional video game journalists don't know how to define “video game journalist,” because we do so many different things. We're reviewers, critics, previewers, live event reporters, bloggers, interviewers, and columnists. If you want the gig full-time, you should be prepared to write all of the above.

Most outlets have plenty of established writers to fulfill those roles, so it can be difficult to break in writing this sort of material unless you already have connections. There's one kind of games writing that's always in demand, however: features. If you can consistently write solid, well-researched features with unique angles, you will find work in this business, and once you have a reputation as a dependable feature writer, it's just a matter of waiting for the right position to open up.

So rather than give you vague advice about how to do the whole job, that no one is able to define in the first place, I'm going to tell you how to get into writing features. If you can jump that hurdle, you'll be well on your way.

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Dead or Alive Paradise

Team Ninja has confirmed they're still doing what they do best: making kickass Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden games. During the Tokyo Game Show Team Ninja revealed they were working on both of their core franchises with two new games: Dead or Alive 5 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

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Team Ninja won't be ignoring the handheld market; Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the PlayStation Vita is set for sometime early next year. Little is known about Dead or Alive 5 other than it will be a multiplatform title set for 2012. 

Editor's Note: This image was the first thing to appear when I typed in "Dead or Alive" to our image database. Naturally, I clicked it. It's not actually from either of the above mentioned games.

PlayStation Vita Launch Window To Include 100 Titles

Sony has announced that there will be 100 PlayStation Vita titles available during the Vita launch window. Unfortunately it wasn't exactly made clear during their press conference just when the window starts or when it goes until, but that's a hell of a lot of games.

Some that were mentioned include FISH ON, Dynasty Warriors, LittleBigPlanet 2, Wipeout, UMC, Uncharted, Enverybvodys Golf, Ridge Racer, Michael Jackson, Field, BlazBlue Extend, and Lord of Apocylpse. Titles like Tales of Innocence, Gravity Daze, Metal Gear Solid HD Edition, Fifa, and others will follow sometime after launch.

Does this many games seem too ambitious for the PS Vita's launch, or are you excited about all of the variety?

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