Tag Archives: Vita

Remote Play over the internet part 2

I’ve been doing a ton of testing with Remote Play on the PS4, using my Vita, and the results are pretty positive, but not perfect.  In my testing, I had a 5 Mbs upload with Time Warner which is causing any issues that you see in my videos.  On games that aren’t visually intense it’s not too bad, but on NBA 2K14 it definitely hampers things.

Another issue with Remote Play, are the actual controls.  The Vita just isn’t good as a controller, and it’s a shame, because Remote Play is a great feature that’s hampered by awkward controls.   The Vita doesn’t have an L3, R3 that have been standard in most controllers for a decade since the PS2.   The back touch screen means that you have to hold the controller awkwardly or risk activating something you didn’t mean to.  Perhaps I just need to get used to the Vita, but it feels like I have to get used to using a poor design.

Free PSP/Vita games!!

HEY! Vita and PSP owners, Sony is giving away the following games FREE this week on the PSN:

  • Wild Arms (PS One)
  • Piyotama (PSP)
  • Patchwork Heroes (PSP)
  • Patapon (PSP)

The catch is you need to download them from a Vita or a PSP, not the PS3 or PC PSN stores. So if you have a Vita or a PSP, log in and download them! (Or at least start the process so you get them in your purchase list for future downloads!)

Book Review: Persona 4: Official Design Works

Persona 4: Official Design Works
Shigenori Soejima

I really, really love art books.  I pick up quite a few them on numerous different genres.  This one, based on the Playstation 2 game Persona 4, has become one of my favorites.  Strangely enough it’s not just the fantastic art that makes me like this book, but it’s the words.  Continue reading Book Review: Persona 4: Official Design Works