Sumioni: Demon Arts releases today

If you’ve been waiting for this Samurai platformer, then today is your day!  For $19.99, Sumioni will be available on PSN sometime today according to the Playstation blog.  The game makes use of the front and rear touch panels to “paint” physical paths onto the screen and perform attack moves.  I’ve you’ve never seen it in action, check out the video below!

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PSN updates include Foursquare app

The PS Blog has announced their weekly PSN updates, and it looks like there is a new app: Foursquare.  I downloaded it, but when I launched it, my Vita froze.  After a restart, I was able to sign into Foursquare and check into the hotel I’m staying at.  I could also explore places near me, and view my friends’ activity.

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Facebook app pulled from PSN

First it was Europe, and now it’s the US. The Facebook app has officially been pulled from PSN. According to Sony, it’s due to issues on Facebook’s side. Joystiq reports:

“The Facebook application for PS Vita is not available at this point in time. We are currently looking into this to restore it to normal operational status. We will announce further details when ready.”

For those of you who are like me and already downloaded the app, we’re out of luck too. Apparently the app is just plain broken, which might explain why it was pulled.

Super Stardust Delta: my first game?

I’ve been doing some research on which game to get first on my Vita.  IGN has been rating more games for this system recently, so I decided to start there.  To my surprise, Super Stardust Delta got a 9.5/10.  Not that a game like this wouldn’t be fun, but because I had expected one of the “big production” games to take this top spot (ie. Uncharted).

I’m pretty sure I will be downloading this from PSN the day my Vita arrives.  Or I can get Super Stardust Delta + Blast Pack DLC for free if I sign up for one of AT&T’s 3G data plans ($15 for 250MB or $30 for 3GB).  If you haven’t seen the game yet, check out the video in this post.  Anyone else claiming this as their first game? Continue reading

Get ready to save some dollar dollar bills ya’ll

According to a Sony representative, digitally downloaded version of games via PSN will be discounted compared to their physical counterparts:

I can confirm that there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN. Exact details have not yet been revealed, but be on the lookout for an announcement in the very near future.

How much, you ask? If you used Best Buy’s as a measure of the amount of discount, you’d notice that the digital versions are listed $4 cheaper compared to the equivalent game’s boxed version. Still not impressed, you say? Well, just remember: you only have to purchase 34 digital games from PSN to make up for the $100 proprietary memory card! Huzzah, let the savings begin!