The extensive console exclusivity period Microsoft enjoyed with Minecaft on Xbox 360 is coming to a close, as the first-person world-building game digs in on PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Like its 360 brethren, Minecraft on PS3 is limited by the console’s minuscule RAM — the procedurally-generated worlds you’ll explore are just a wee bit smaller than what’s possible on a computer.
Of course, PlayStation 3 isn’t the last stop for the Minecraft train: Vita, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions are all expected at some point in 2014. It’s unclear whether the PlayStation version of Minecraft will experience the same flood of add-on, PlayStation-specific content as DLC post-launch, but developer Mojang says that, “would be cool!” We can’t help but agree. As far as price is concerned, Mojang and Sony aren’t saying; we’re gonna take a wild guess that it’ll be about the same as on 360, where it’s $20.
Thanks to Engadget.com for this awesome insight.
Clockworx Gaming Wants To Know What System Did You Pick Up On Day One???
Sony has made it where your many hours playing games on your PS3 and Vita were tangibly worth something in a series of auctions dubbed … “Bid for Greatness”…
The catch is that once you bid trophies, they are committed, and you can’t use them on anything else, so you have to be smart. However, this does not mean that you actually lose you trophies. You still keep the trophies you bid, you just can’t keep using them over an over to pad your odds of winning. After all, you still have to have some salt to rub on your friends wounds.
The list of scheduled auctions and a video showing off the items are below.
7/16 Black Hand Outfit from Killzone: Shadow Fall
7/17 Infected “Clicker” Costume from The Last of Us
7/18 End Scene Concept Art by PlayStation
7/19 Dragonborn Dagger from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
7/20 Witch Doctor Mojo from Diablo 3
7/21 Crane Scene Concept Art by PlayStation
7/22 Witch Doctor Cursed Skull from Diablo 3
7/23 Delsin Rowe’s Outfit from InFamous: Second Son
7/24 Dragonborn Shield from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
7/25 Captain Kenway’s Cutlass from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
7/26 Dragonborn Sword from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
7/27 Dragonborn Stalhrim Mace from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
7/28 Witch Doctor Ceremonial Garb from Diablo 3
7/29 Helghast Sniper Outfit from Killzone: Shadow Fall
7/30 Captain Kenway’s Outfit from Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Auctions will begin at 1pm PDT every day, and once one starts the previous one ends. Go to bidforgreatness.com to have at it.
PS3’s Connor and PS Vita’s Aveline make their mark on PTOM’s September cover as Playstation Magazine delve into Assassin Creed III, the revolutionary new chapter(s) in Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchise.
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At their press event Tuesday, Sony unveiled some important news for the PS Vita handheld.
The company announced that popular apps like Hulu Plus and Crackle will be hitting the handheld, “soon.” Unfortunately for those abroad, the streaming video services are U.S.-only, but they should be welcome additions to those with subscriptions.
Sony recently added a dedicated YouTube app to the device, and MLB.TV, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Sony Music Unlimited, and ESPN logo are expected to be added in the future.
Secondly, Sony noted that PSOne Classics are headed to the PS Vita store over the summer, finally giving gamers the chance to purchase the games for their handheld.
Third. Sony announced that the PS Vita will be a playable cross platform device. Meaning that you,ll be able to play selected games on your PS Vita, against someone playing on their Playstation 3, or vise a versa.
To us, this is awesome news. We have been wondering when this was going to happen, and now it’s here. We only hope that Sony continues to push content for the Vita and continue to make it all it can be.
On an added note. Sony announced that they will be releasing the PS Vita in White (See Picture Below) as well and that a special bundle will be released this upcoming holiday season. The bundle is none other then the trademark, Assassins Creed 3. But this will be no ordinary bundle. With the bundle, you be able to download special content only for the PS3 and PS Vita and play as the first ver women assassin in the story mode of the game. See below for some screen shots and stay tuned for more news on this and more.
A beautiful white PlayStation Vita is arriving soon in Japan, but will the U.S. get one too?
Following in the footsteps of a colorful PSP lineup, Sony has announced a white PlayStation Vita set to be released in Japan on June 28.
The white Vita (PCH-1100 AB02) will sell at the same price as the original black base model, contains identical innards, and comes in Wi-Fi-only or 3G/Wi-Fi configurations.
Gamers in the U.S. craving the “crystal white” Vita must remain patient, as sometimes these alternatively colored Sony products reside in Japan for a little while and eventually roll out elsewhere.
Sony may possibly announce further details about the white Vita during the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles on June 5-7.
Skype is happy to announce that the Skype Video and Voice calling app for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will be available for free from the “Media & AppsSocial” category of the PlayStation Store from 25 April.
From then, you can enjoy Skype calls on PS Vita. Now you can keep in touch with gamers around the globe while you’re on-the-go as Skype video calling is available for both the 3G and Wi-Fi models.
The Skype app includes free Skype-to-Skype voice calling, as well as high quality video calling that utilizes PS Vita’s front and rear cameras. The Skype app for PS Vita also features a “background mode,” which allows you to run Skype while you are playing a game or using other apps, so you never miss a call.* Plus, with a little Skype credit you can make low-cost calls to landlines and mobile directly from your PS Vita.
Additionally, PS Vita is equipped with a 5″ OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, precise rear multi-touch screen, two cameras and a built-in microphone that can be used with any Skype-certified headset.
Want to learn more? Check out what game enthusiast, Fatal1ty thinks about the new Skype app at the original link for this post listed below.
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Please visit … ” eu.playstation.com ” … for more information on Skype features for PlayStation Vita. For feedback or questions please visit … ” Skype Support ” …. Happy Gaming!.