Decided to start writing posts for a small video game blog, All The Coins. It is my first piece for this website, and we’ll see what happens. Don’t expect much, but even the larger gaming news sites started off small.
Imagine if Microsoft had a monopoly on the gaming industry. What would it look like?
Think back to the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) when the Xbox One was announced. Gamers were shocked at not only the system itself, with it’s restrictive digital rights management (DRM) policy and its lack of focus on gaming, but its price. The immediate reaction from gamers, even those fiercely loyal to the Xbox brand was disgust. Many like Angry Joe took to Twitter and YouTube to say that they would being buying Sony’s Playstation 4 since it was clearly the system designed for gamers. Microsoft would eventually lose out in pre-orders and early sales because of this mistake.
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NihongoGamer posted this video of the PS Vita TV a few weeks ago. I have not been able to find much information about this new Sony device, so I found this video fairly interesting. Give it a watch.
Are you finished? Before discussing the system itself, I must address the inability of the system to play a first-party games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss (or any PS Vita title for that matter) on the PS Vita TV. Yes, I understand that they have touch screen controls, but I’d imagine a patch could be released so that the controller configuration could be reworked for the DualShock 3. If the controls can’t be reworked, than why wasn’t this addressed during development? Why wasn’t the PS Vita TV paired up with a DualShock 4 controller, which has a miniature touch screen? If PS Vita TV is supposed to be an essential companion for the PS Vita and the Playstation 4, issues like this need to be addressed.
Aside from this, I’m actually impressed with what I’ve seen so far. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus looks very good on the larger screen, despite being a PS Vita title. The PS Vita TV will provide those who are not fond of mobile gaming with a, relatively inexpensive (estimated retail price of $100) system with a growing library of games, as well as digital copies of games from past consoles. Regardless of how this system connects to the Playstation 4, on the gaming library and price point alone, the PS Vita TV is something that has the potential to sell very well to both casual and hardcore gamers.
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