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The Vita is saved!

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Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a pretty slick and wonderful handheld – that’s just not doing very well because nobody on the planet is really convinced that they need to own one. the reason for that is that the system just doesn’t have its killer app. That changes soon. The Vita, I assure you, is going to do just fine after this baby’s released.

Ladies and Gentleman, this is PlayStation Vita Pets, which is absolutely, not-at-all, in no way an attempt by Sony to capitalise on the popularity of Nintendogs. Because they want PlayStation pets to be more than a mere pet sim.

"We set out to make something that was more than just a pet sim – we wanted to make something that felt like a real game, with characters, fun and adventure," says creative director Kevin Oxland.

"Once you’ve gotten to know each other and learned the skills needed to venture outside the safety of your home you’ll be able to embark on the adventure of Castlewood Island," he explained.

Check it out. Why in the name of all that is holy is that virtual dog TALKING TO ME? WHY?

Last Updated: August 16, 2013


  1. Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

    August 16, 2013 at 08:36

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      August 16, 2013 at 09:43

      Nothing will ever beat the original. Viva Tamagotchi!


      • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

        August 16, 2013 at 09:47

        Oh, I never had one, since I still have my balls… 😛


        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          August 16, 2013 at 09:56

          Pfff. Pansy. Tamagotchies were awesome!


          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            August 16, 2013 at 09:57

            Where I grew up, you’d get your ass kicked if you had one

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            August 16, 2013 at 10:28


          • saintfighteraqua

            August 16, 2013 at 20:10

            Not me. Someone messed with me for what I liked, I would kick their butt.

            No tolerance for stupid bullies.
            But…I thought Tamagotchi was boring.

  2. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 16, 2013 at 08:39

    Vita is suffering from PSP syndrome, it is full of ports and it is going to take a while before it really becomes a popular machine., PSP was pretty late in it’s life cycle when it just started getting freaking awesome games. that said , Vita has a F**k ton of amazing games that no one cares to ever mention, even if if some are ports


    • ElimiNathan

      August 16, 2013 at 08:42

      Persona 4 Golden


      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 16, 2013 at 08:43

        Exactly, not just that, Virtue’s Last Reward is enough reason to get a vita


      • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        August 16, 2013 at 08:43

        Port of a PS2 game. doesn’t count. 😛


        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          August 16, 2013 at 08:45

          It does, added content and better graphics okay …. give us our moment. We have Gravity Rush too lol and Soul Sacrifice 🙂


          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            August 16, 2013 at 08:49

            PS fanboi!

            Whoops, forgot to change account again….

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            August 16, 2013 at 08:50

            Dammit, leave me alone …. I’m gonna tell my mommy on you!!!

          • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

            August 16, 2013 at 08:57

            I’ve got some yomamma joke foh yo…

          • Rad Brad

            August 16, 2013 at 09:39

            PS tree fanboi..

    • ElimiNathan

      August 16, 2013 at 08:43

      I bought Guacomelee too, what an awesome little game, perfect for the Vita


      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        August 16, 2013 at 08:46

        Yeah, when I get paid it’s next on ma list, Mexican Metroidvania? sign me up!


  3. Otto_ki

    August 16, 2013 at 08:40

    If it gets bundled with the PS4…THEN its gonna boom in popularity.


  4. ElimiNathan

    August 16, 2013 at 08:41

    Damn those dogs are creepy sounding


  5. Melasco

    August 16, 2013 at 08:47

    If they really bundle Vita for cheap with PS4 like recently rumored, I’ll probably get one. I already have heaps of games that I got free on PS+…


  6. InsanityFlea

    August 16, 2013 at 08:54

    LOL … VITA is SCREWED! couple of days later … VITA IS SAVED .. a few more days pass SONY ANNOUNCES NEXT GEN VITA …. few more days … SONY NEXT GEN VITA NOT SELLING …. a few more weeks… NEXT GEN VITA RECORD SALES …

    haha gotta love the industry ….


  7. Skyblue

    August 16, 2013 at 08:55



  8. Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

    August 16, 2013 at 09:03

  9. Unavengedavo

    August 16, 2013 at 09:30


  10. Manic Miner

    August 16, 2013 at 09:36

    Currently my PS Vita is collecting dust in my cupboard until they bring out a Gran Turismo game for it


  11. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    August 16, 2013 at 09:40

    If this is the major exclusive announcement that Sony was teasing all week then…HAHA!


  12. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    August 16, 2013 at 09:41

    They should have went with a cat sim coz teh cats are going to take over the world anyways.


  13. Elvick

    August 16, 2013 at 10:01

    I don’t know why people are so bitchy with this game. It’s existence doesn’t stop the potential for something like Uncharted, GoW, inFamous, Patapon, LocoRoco, Gravity Rush 2, Soul Sacrifice 2, etc. Type games.

    This developer has always made games like this and will continue to do so. It’s just another game to add to the library, which is now a bad thing? I guess Sony should reduce their output to what gamers “care about”. Which is nothing, because all I see is talk from people who whine about Vita. Usually citing “no games” or “two games” that they have on Vita. When there are easily more worthy of playing games only on Vita.


    • JHN

      August 16, 2013 at 12:26

      wow dude abit sensitive there eh?


      • Elvick

        August 16, 2013 at 12:27

        If by “sensitive” you mean “logical”, then yes. I’m very logical.


  14. veggiesaurus ZA

    August 16, 2013 at 10:04

    day one purchase!


  15. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    August 16, 2013 at 13:33

    Damnit Sony… CATS… We want CATS for VITA!!


  16. Daniel Keevy

    August 16, 2013 at 15:58

    On a serious note, Persona 4 and the PS1 ports definitely made it worth it. Oh, and FFX when it eventually releases.


  17. saintfighteraqua

    August 16, 2013 at 20:09

    Well, to be fair, it does look more fun than Nintendogs…not that THAT is hard to do. Nintendogs had to be the most boring game I think I’ve played.


  18. Christopher Shafer

    August 16, 2013 at 23:55

    Animal Abuse: THE GAME! I’m so excited!


  19. Brian Murphy

    August 17, 2013 at 01:09

    There’s word of a possible PS Vita price cut incoming.


    PS Vita for $165, that pique anyone’s interest now?


    • Marc O Polo

      August 17, 2013 at 12:28

      the biggest thing keeping me from getting a vita is the price of the sd cards, and if u download the games u are gonna need a few


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