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    it has Wipeout on it, which meant for me it was an instant sale.
    I've gotten some good play out of it so far, sure there has been bugger released since it launched, but Wipeout, Lumines and Uncharted are all excellent titles. I'll also vouch for Tales From Space and Stardust as those are great too.
    Finally, Gravity Rush and Resistance come out next month and both look excellent, Gravity Rush in particular.

    Don't pour water on a vita btw, I had to send mine back to Sony tech support with a phone call that went " yeah, it doesn't work anymore " "has it fallen, been dropped or gotten wet?" "... not to my knowledge?" "ok, we'll send a pick up" 3 days later, new Vita comes back, luckily, if you sign in with the same psn ID that is tied to the memory card, you don't have to install everything again and your saves are still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    I like it, it's not the handheld to end all handhelds but it's pretty bad ass. I got it at launch for under $200 cause I had a bunch of Best Buy certificates/gift cards, not sure that I would've dropped the full price on it. Not a ton of good games out for it right now. I played Uncharted Golden Abyss for 5 minutes before I remembered that I don't like those games, it does look amazing for a handheld game though. Unless you really want to play some games that are already out or some that are coming in the near future like Resistance or Gravity Rush(which looks awesome) then I would say waiting for a price drop would probably be a good idea unless you have some money to burn. There are some pretty good PSN games for it though, Plants vs. Zombies and Super Stardust Delta are both awesome, and I've heard Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and Escape Plan are great but I haven't gotten around to checking them out.
    I like my Vita, but the games I've liked the most on it so far have been Japanese imports. Tales of Innocence R and Ragnarok Odyssey have been a blast.
    They'll probably never bring out Tales of Innocence in the US, but Ragnarok Odyssey is coming out in August. Other than that, I've really liked Uncharted, Super Stardust, Tales from Space, and Rayman Origins (which is fantastic on the little screen). The Vita version of Plants VS Zombies is a little frustrating and it glitches out when too many zombies come on the screen (really!!!). I'm trying to get into Ninja Gaiden, and it's been rough. I've been meaning to pick up Disgaea 3 and Escape Plan.

    The downsides: You still can't play PS1 classics on it. More than half of the PSP games I'd already bought on the PSN are still not compatible with the Vita. For me these are MAJOR downsides, and if I'd known about this before buying it I might have hesitated. I'm happy I got it either way though, and I've been playing it a lot. Another issue is the button/stick layout. It seems fine for most games, but with playing Ninja Gaiden and Mortal Kombat I've run into some issues... namely that the left analog stick is a little too close to the D-pad, so it gets in the way. This is a big issue for fighting games imo. On that same note, trying to push X and Square together at the same time can prove to be obnoxious because (similarly) the right analog stick gets in the way.

    The biggest problem with the Uncharted game is the unnecessary inclusion of EVERY gimmicky feature the Vita has to offer. The motion and touch controls are mostly useless, and it's fine generally because it usually allows you to use the normal button controls. But then, you're constantly running into lame mini"games," like "here dust off this shovel" or "tilt the device so Drake doesn't fall off the log." This kind of shit seriously ruins the momentum of the game, and occasionally it's just frustrating. The game is otherwise great, looks fantastic, but then there's this aspect where it feels like it's a tech demo for the Vita. At least it didn't require you to use those ridiculous AR cards.

    Can't wait for Persona 4 Golden to come out, and I'm interested to see how Resistance is, vita Little Big Planet should be great, and Gravity Rush looks amazing. I'll probably pick up the US version of Ragnarok Odyssey when it comes out here, especially if I can sell the JP copy for enough to buy the US one. More games I'm excited about are New Little King's Story, Dragon's Crown, Final Fantasy X HD, Metal Gear Collection, and (eventually) Ys: Celceta no Jukai. I'll probably pick up the new Sly Cooper game for it.

    Netflix is nice to have on a portable device, and the screen is great. The AR cards are a terrible idea.

    Still, I'm more into niche games than most people. I'm not sure there's as much on there to keep people as occupied. They need to get some more announcements in at E3.
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    Oh yeah forgot about Lumines, that shit is awesome. I gotta get back into that game, haven't really played it since I picked up some other games.

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    Thanks for the more insightful news, guys. I mainly want Uncharted: Golden Abyss for it because I love the PS3 counterparts. I'll get one someday but for only wanting one major title thus far it's asinine to get it I'll wait it out.

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    This is hard to believe... just updated as free downloads for PS+ subscribers:

    Infamous 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Little Big Planet 2, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, Warhammer Spacemarine, Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Hard Corps Uprising (awesome game), Choplifter, Zombie Apocalypse, and Sideway

    craziness

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    Wow! Too bad I recently bought VF5 for $5.99 haha.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    This is hard to believe... just updated as free downloads for PS+ subscribers:

    Infamous 2, Virtua Fighter 5, Little Big Planet 2, Ratchet and Clank All 4 One, Warhammer Spacemarine, Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Hard Corps Uprising (awesome game), Choplifter, Zombie Apocalypse, and Sideway

    craziness

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    Lucky for me, I don't own a single one of those. I love the months where being part of Plus actually pays off. :P Infamous 2 and LBP 2 are actually on my list of things to rent, so that alone is saving me like, $40 bucks - and my 500 GB hard drive still has plenty of space

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    That's pretty nuts that all of those are free. If I didn't have games sitting around because I don't have the time to play them I'd sign up for PS+ just for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrcraig View Post
    Wait a minute, all those games are free? I could've sworn I saw them all on the store last week and they were just discounted for PS+.
    All 100% free for PS+. Downloading them all as I type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrea View Post
    All 100% free for PS+. Downloading them all as I type!
    I must've edited my post after you quoted. I went and checked it out, that is an absurd amount of free games. I'm seriously thinking about cancelling my Gamefly and getting PS+. Between the games I have sitting around in my backlog and these free games I would have plenty of shit to do.

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    I guess I did, haha. To be honest, it is a pretty nifty service. Considering I never spend much on games anyway aside from the occasional day-one purchase or Black Friday sale and maybe a couple other buys, it's really cool to get at least 2 or 3 decent games to play (and keep!) every month. But 12? Jesus, they're literally giving those away. Even if you paid for a year subscription right now, you're still saving a TON of cash, just getting this month's freebies. I'll definitely keep this service for a while longer, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrea View Post
    Even if you paid for a year subscription right now, you're still saving a TON of cash, just getting this month's freebies.
    That's why I've decided do it, the only one of the free games I've played is inFamous 2. I spend 18 bucks a month on Gamefly so spending $50 once to get all of these free games plus all the free ones in the next year is a no-brainer, fuck Gamefly. I'll just download the ones I'm not gonna play right away and then delete them from my HDD to save space until I get to them, well played Sony.

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    No joke. Whoever came up with the idea's a genius, because they're still getting more money from me than they would be without PS+, because I don't think I'd go out and buy any of those titles, just because I've been buying games off and on for so long that I know what I wanna buy and what I should just rent instead. Well played, indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrea View Post
    Lucky for me, I don't own a single one of those - and my 500 GB hard drive still has plenty of space
    Haha same here, I have a 500 GB too, I dl/ed them all last night, what an awesome deal!

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    I got a PS3 a couple of days ago. It has a 160 GB HDD I'm already set up on the playstation network. I have all 3 current systems now. So i'm trying to get the PS3 exclusives. I got the first 2 Uncharted games. Still playing the 1st one, it's amazing. Also got Portal 2, which is always fun. What exclusives to the PS3 should I get now? I definitely want to get inFAMOUS.

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    Killzone series, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, etc.

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    Killzone, Little Big Planet and Heavy Rain.

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    If racing is your thing, Wipeout HD, Motorstorm (Pacific Rift is the best one IMHO).
    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a bloated double-album of a cutscene with some fantastic underlaying gameplay. If you liked any of the other MGS games then its at least worth a rent. If not, stay away.
    God of War 3 is still eye-melting.
    Some excellent games on the network too: Stardust HD, Journey, Flower, Shatter

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    Today I traded a co-worker my extra 360 for his extra PS3. I know what exclusive retail games I need to look into buying, but are there any PlayStation Store games I should check out? I've downloaded a bunch of XBLA games that are $15 or less over the years and loved them. Any recommendations are appreciated. I'm new to this Sony thing. I did own a PS2 when they first came out, but that was practically a lifetime ago. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbron View Post
    Today I traded a co-worker my extra 360 for his extra PS3. I know what exclusive retail games I need to look into buying, but are there any PlayStation Store games I should check out? I've downloaded a bunch of XBLA games that are $15 or less over the years and loved them. Any recommendations are appreciated. I'm new to this Sony thing. I did own a PS2 when they first came out, but that was practically a lifetime ago. <3
    Wipeout HD, Flower, Journey, Shatter, Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, Fat Princess, Pixeljunk Eden, Dead Nation, Super Stardust HD, and Pixeljunk Shooter 2 are all worth checking out.

    Especially Wipeout (if you like unrealistic racers w/ great graphics and silly/fun soundtracks that are insanely challenging), Shatter (just awesome), and Fat Princess (if you like competitive strategic online play). I have a very soft spot for Super Stardust too...

    Also, if you don't have a Wii, the Back to the Future game is awesome imo.

    Everyone seems to love Journey and FLower, and while I liked them, it's hard to recommend because they're pretty expensive for the length. Journey can be beaten in a little over 3 hours, but still, it's a completely unique and incredible game.

    I would have included Joe Danger, but since that's on 360 now too I guess it doesn't count really right?

    I also liked Closure, but I would hesitate to recommend it to people, just because the puzzles are maddeningly difficult at times. But if you're really into both Limbo and Braid, I'd recommend giving it a shot.

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    I forgot the Pixeljunk series! Nearly ever one of them is great, especially Monsters, Shooter, Shooter 2 and Eden. Racers is just okay... I would steer clear of 4am unless you want a trippy music visualizer... some interesting ideas though...
    I'm also kinda a fan of some HD collections. You can download single games from these at pretty decent prices and they have trophies, mostly decent frame rates.. and look what got announced earlier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidcalm View Post
    Yep... kind of unexpected that this is now my most anticipated game of 2012

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    Question: If I subscribe to PS+ and I download a free game, will I still be able to access the game if my subscription runs out? I'm debating whether to subscribe or not because it seems like a pretty sweet deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiralout View Post
    Question: If I subscribe to PS+ and I download a free game, will I still be able to access the game if my subscription runs out? I'm debating whether to subscribe or not because it seems like a pretty sweet deal.
    No, if your subscription runs out, you can no longer play the games.

    Still, it's completely worth it.

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    Aw, really? I didn't know that part. I just assumed that you could still play even without the subscription. But you're right, it's still a lot cheaper than buying the games themselves. And I'm sure the 2 or 3 years from now I'll have played through them enough that I can part with them and unsubscribe if I need/want to. I don't regret subscribing at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    No, if your subscription runs out, you can no longer play the games.

    Still, it's completely worth it.
    Thanks for the info, I'll be subscribing definitely before the current line up of free games expire

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    Both of the episodes of the walking dead are free on PS+

    Hell yes.

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    Damn, I need to get on that. I'll gladly pay 5 bucks for each part, but I won't say no to free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiralout View Post
    Both of the episodes of the walking dead are free on PS+

    Hell yes.
    Know how big the games are? I'm still with the 40gb one... Plus isn't so ideal with 40gb. Especially when you only have a set amount of space for gaming...

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    ep 1 is listed as 2187 kb and ep2 is listed as 811 mb

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