Sony’s had a pretty shitty 2011. Between earthquakes, hacks, and London riots, Sony’s 2012 can only be less of a dismal failure. It’s hoping to rebound with a slew of PS3 exclusives slated to release for the rest of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 and with the PS Vita. However, the PS Vita’s only selling points are its PS3 compatibility, low price, and touch screen. In the end, it really only adds up to be a glorified mobile device with analog sticks.

Still, Sony’s gunning to have the PS Vita do well as they’re selling it at a loss for the first three years of its lifeline. To avoid the same sluggish sales as the 3DS, which is mostly due to its lack of third party support, Sony’s whoring out Vita dev kits whenever possible, and it looks like their pimping efforts have paid off.

Ubisoft, the premier publisher of shovelware, is bringing more of its shovelware goodness to the PS Vita because they think it’s a device of magical glittering goodness. Some of the gems that are coming to the Vita are Asphalt, Assassin’s Creed, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Lumines, Rayman Origins, and the brilliant Michael Jackson: The Experience.

These six titles make me absolutely ready to shell out $250 for a PS Vita for all the things that my Android already offer me and the compatibility for the PS3 I don’t have.

I’m bitter.

33 COMMENTS

  1. rubbish article. Your being too sarcastic and assassins creed is not shovel ware. you like your android or IOS shitty phone games so dont compare hardcore gamers with yourself with them. 

      • Not really, if anything, she’s simply shown everyone that rather than an actual objective journalist/reporter, she’s simply a bottom-feeding mollusk.  Her article was stupid, had no real point, and simply avoided talking about anything relevant to the PS Vita.  As if Sony is betting on 3rd party support to sell a piece of their hardware.

        Just another internet mouthpiece, no more, no less.

          • Her sexual preference is none of my business, and hardly has anything to do with gaming.  No, I blame weakness of character, for selling out one’s journalistic integrity for increased hits on a website.

          • ALRIGHT, i’ll bite.  How is she selling out any sort of journalistic integrity for hits?  Look at the headline.  It reads,

            “PS Vita Has Plenty of Third Party Support From Ubisoft”

            Had she said, “Look at all these shitty games Ubisoft is developing for the PSV!!”  I “might” agree with you.

            I’ll admit at first I was a bit surprised and put off by Cat’s tone in the article, however this is America and I refuse to censor my writers or their opinions.  The games that Ubisoft are developing for the PSV are listed in the article, and the headline is not inflammatory.

            Therefore, I published it as-is. 

            If you don’t like Cat’s snarky attitude, then fine. I don’t agree with her assessment either and I’m personally looking forward to some of the aforementioned games, but as her editor I’ll defend forever her right to say whatever the fuck she wants.

            ^__^

          • You’re right, selling out infers she somehow had journalistic integrity to begin with.

            As her editor, I can completely understand how and why she writes the way she does.  You’re no more capable of remaining professional than those you edit for.

            It’s typical of poor writers, to spike their headline with either inflammatory or faulty information so as to draw readers in.  In this case, she simply drew people in with the possible lure of actual information, and instead, we’re pleasantly presented with hateful vitriol.  Cute.  Very informative too.

            Sadly, I could pull more factual, helpful, and interesting information out of thin fucking air.  And I don’t even write for a living.

          • Her sexual preference is none of my business, and hardly has anything to do with gaming.  No, I blame weakness of character, for selling out one’s journalistic integrity for increased hits on a website.

          • Her sexual preference is none of my business, and hardly has anything to do with gaming.  No, I blame weakness of character, for selling out one’s journalistic integrity for increased hits on a website.

  2. rubbish article. Your being too sarcastic and assassins creed is not shovel ware. you like your android or IOS shitty phone games so dont compare hardcore gamers with yourself with them. 

  3. rubbish article. Your being too sarcastic and assassins creed is not shovel ware. you like your android or IOS shitty phone games so dont compare hardcore gamers with yourself with them. 

  4. Wow Catherine, insecure much?  Seems so.

    Why are you bitter about gaming hardware you obviously have no interest in?  Why do you even care?  Obviously, your bitterness is misplaced, since no logical…sentient being buys gaming hardware on the possibility of ‘3rd party support’ somewhere down the line.

    You think Nintendo owners, bought Wii’s because maybe sometime GTA, CoD etc… would show up?  Or…maybe, because Nintendo owns Mario, Smash Bros, Zelda, Metroid, etc…?  Think Xbox owners bought 360’s because maybe the Silent Hill HD collection would end up there someday?  Or…is it more likely that they wanted Halo, Gears of War, Fable etc…?

    Likewise, people don’t buy Sony’s hardware for the possible 3rd party support that may come down the road years later.  People buy Sony’s hardware for the SCE* games that _never_ hit PC, or Iphone, or Android, plain and simple.  The 3rd party support is simply added bonus.

    You can keep your list of crap titles, and for all I care, keep them on the Android, away from serious gaming hardware.  I’ll take Wipeout 2048, Ruin, LBP, Resistance, Uncharted, and all the other games Sony developers are coming out with.

      • *scratches head* Um….no? 

        The only thing she hit upon, was how terrible journalists are these days at being impartial, conveying actual information, and whoring themselves and their writing ability (alleged) for hits.

  5. I don’t agree with the sentiment of the article, but that’s fine; everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, as a news report, its tone is somewhat confused, owing to a misguided reliance on sarcasm, which doesn’t actually come across in the way the writer clearly thinks it does. If you were to read it out in the manner that the writer intended, you would sound idiotic at best. All round, then, a rather poor piece of writing. 

  6. I don’t agree with the sentiment of the article, but that’s fine; everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, as a news report, its tone is somewhat confused, owing to a misguided reliance on sarcasm, which doesn’t actually come across in the way the writer clearly thinks it does. If you were to read it out in the manner that the writer intended, you would sound idiotic at best. All round, then, a rather poor piece of writing. 

  7. I don’t agree with the sentiment of the article, but that’s fine; everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, as a news report, its tone is somewhat confused, owing to a misguided reliance on sarcasm, which doesn’t actually come across in the way the writer clearly thinks it does. If you were to read it out in the manner that the writer intended, you would sound idiotic at best. All round, then, a rather poor piece of writing. 

  8. I don’t agree with the sentiment of the article, but that’s fine; everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, as a news report, its tone is somewhat confused, owing to a misguided reliance on sarcasm, which doesn’t actually come across in the way the writer clearly thinks it does. If you were to read it out in the manner that the writer intended, you would sound idiotic at best. All round, then, a rather poor piece of writing. 

      • Not really, I just got sick of the whole pointless conversation clogging up my inbox.  It was going nowhere.  You don’t like Cat’s opinion?  Too bad.  It’s her opinion.

        Thanks for the feedback however, I can be reached anytime at Dave at RipTen dot com.

        Have a great day ^__^

        • Hah, by nowhere you mean, you were being made to look a fool publicly for your lack of editorial professionalism?

          No thanks, I said my piece, I got well more votes than either you or Catherine did, so at least your readers know you’re full of it.  Sorry, but if you want people to respect your pieces, you’re going to have to take the fanboy out of your articles.

          I will have a great day.  Thanks =)

      • Not really, I just got sick of the whole pointless conversation clogging up my inbox.  It was going nowhere.  You don’t like Cat’s opinion?  Too bad.  It’s her opinion.

        Thanks for the feedback however, I can be reached anytime at Dave at RipTen dot com.

        Have a great day ^__^

  9. Is uncharted on vita not good enough for you? what about resistance? or dust? come on, you just suck at writing articles

      • Man, I was going to say something in response to you BlackJackCF, but then I read that dudes screen name.  Yeah, you’re absolutely right, he’s way overboard here.

        Besides, it’s so much more gratifying shredding her and her editor with words alone.  No need to resort to that kind of language.

  10. Is uncharted on vita not good enough for you? what about resistance? or dust? come on, you just suck at writing articles

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