About time. I was worried that I’d be stuck staring at Little Deviants being in the top charts for another year. Luckily for us, Sony will be announcing a new slew of games on March 9 at 6 am EST.
The announcement can be viewed on their Japanese PlayStation website. Labeled “Welcome! PlayStation Vita Game Heaven,” Sony plans on covering all things related to the PS Vita, most importantly, new games. Joining the fun will be game developers, who will be presenting as well.
Tucked away in a small corner on Union St. is San Francisco’s version of the Vita Hill Social Club where Sony has done an amazing job converting the space into the perfect lounge for Vita gamers. Becoming a member of the club requires only the time it takes to fill out a simple form, and you’re immediately rewarded with a free drink and opportunities to win prizes.
As mentioned in a previous post, Sony has partnered with Playboy’s 2008 Cyber Girl of the Year Jo Garcia. As part of the pre-launch festivities, Sony will be hosting Jo Garcia in 8 cities around the US, one of them being at the Vita Hill Social Club in Chicago.
While it is free to attend, you need to reserve a spot for yourself via their Facebook page first. Just be prepared to be around a lot of dudes as I can’t imagine the ratio of guys to girls to be anything but max capacity to 1.
Here is a list of the remaining cities that she’ll be touring:
As many of you already know, Sony has given prospective PS Vita owners a chance to check out their goods well in advance of their official U.S. launch in select cities across the U.S. Yesterday, my friend and I were able to attend firsthand one of the Vita Hill Social Clubs in Chicago. When I arrived, I noticed it was a large commercial space in a dense retail area of Chicago (Bucktown) that resembled a modern loft living space, with various couches and loungers to relax and get your game on.
In a previous post, I had mentioned that Sony was hosting social gatherings around the US until the actual launch date. We had the chance to stop by the SF one just the other day. Unfortunately, the place was closed by the time we arrived (note to self, most things close after 9pm). Fortunately, we got a few shots of the venue from the outside that still gave us some insight into the “going-ons” of the PS Vita Hill Club. Hit the jump for pictures.
If you’re just as excited as I am about the impending PS Vita launch and you want to get a early jump into getting some hands-on time with it, you might want to check to see if a Vita Hill Social Club is coming to your city. The great thing is that they are open seven days a week through PS Vita’s launch on February 22nd.
Being located in Chicago myself, I’ll definitely be checking out the one in Chicago. Other cities and specific special event dates include:
SF: Jan 29 at 1694 Union St., San Francisco, CA 94123
LA: Jan 29 at 2803 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Miami: Jan 29 at 749 Washington, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Atlanta: Jan 29 at 800 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30308
NYC: Jan 29 & 30 at 154 Stanton St., New York City, NY 10002
Boston: Jan 29 at 579 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Chicago: Jan 29 at 1444 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Austin: Jan 29 at 611 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701
So if you’re around, don’t forget to go check them out!