GS News - New Vita announcements and the leaked Xbox One video

In this edition of GameSpot News; Playstation shows off the new slimmer Vita and the Vita TV, we show the leaked Xbox One dashboard video, and talk about the upcoming game Titanfall.

Discussion

131 comments
zeldafan195
zeldafan195

Maybe instead of adding more hardware for the vita and expecting it to sell, they should make more software. Why do you think the 3DS is outselling it 10 to 1. The vita kills it in hardware, but the 3DS has actually has games.

saddamahmad
saddamahmad

thank GOD jess got kicked out.she was so annoying.

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

LOVE the new Vita color range  :)   Vita tv looks interesting too. I just want to know which screen is better; and the differences between the original OLED or the new LCD?

Necrotron
Necrotron

Ha!  Read on your twitter, enjoyed that 00:18 moment.  Enthusiasm!  

Skirner
Skirner

Would be better if they improve the ergonomics on the Vita instead. Damn my hands got screwed up after playing some minutes. It's SO "un"ergonomic. The Vita TV thing is most interesting as it let you play the games with a regular Dual Shock 3 controller.

logicalfrank
logicalfrank

I'm into the Vita TV idea, assuming it's pretty cheap. I feel like the right budget home console could really take off. So far there's been Ouya and some other Android stuff, none of which seem to be exactly blockbusters at this point but it's different when you put a major budget behind it. Ouya made a stir w/ how much money it generated on KickStarter but that's peanuts compared to the kind of financial clout Sony has. Maybe w/ Sony's cash and library of legacy titles, they can make something of this market.

pyro1245
pyro1245

I like the idea of the new vita but why did they get rid of the OLED? You can't just go from OLED back to LED.

Zombie97
Zombie97

I think that releasing PS Vita Slim and Vita TV is a smart move from Sony. Although I'm going to buy the regular Vita (OLED screen ftw), I think that many people would be interested in Slim or TV. PS Vita needs to sell more units so the developers would start making more AAA games for it and use its full potential.

LaserXUKM
LaserXUKM

Soooooo white PS4? PLEEEEAASEEEE!!

dirty_cup
dirty_cup

About Vita TV,

Sony did spend loads of cash on Vita, so they want to make it for TV since handholds don’t sell good. They should drop Vita. Vita TV is a another system, another money to make, but to spend as well on it. PS3 will take place of cheap Sony’s console, while PS4 will be the new and exclusive (expensive) one. I don’t see any place for Vita TV. Some people will buy it for curiosity. This project will not leave Japan.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Vita tv sounds interesting.

LeoKRock
LeoKRock

vita colors? the first one looks better, thought slimmer and lighter would be nicer on my jeans. I´m buying the current model next week, but if both were available I would preffer the slim, as it will problably be cheaper.

Super confused about vita TV. Love the ps4 streaming part (would be awasome to do split screen multiplayer in two different TVs), but not sure how much damage this will do to the PS vita touch screen based games, similar (or even worse) to what the 2DS might do for 3D games on the 3DS

WolfCronje
WolfCronje

Hahaha the guy right behind Chris hahaha

brucemoto
brucemoto

Screw the Vita slim.  Sony is supposed to be improving the Vita with the later versions, not ditching the OLED display for crappy LCD.  They should have also added hdmi output, instead of focus solely on cost cutting.  With the psp, Sony tried to improve the visual quality with the newer models, not make them worse.  I'm getting the first gen vita instead.

neowolfgeo
neowolfgeo

Black Vita for me and the only interesting thing about vita tv is the PS4 remote play.

kgallis21
kgallis21

Titanfall wont outsell COD because COD is too big of an franchise.

meedokicky
meedokicky

oh so that is vita TV! it is pretty cool actually :)

cboye18
cboye18

Ughh Windows 8 dashboard, I think I'm gonna be sick...

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

why on earth would you swap a cutting edge OLED screen for a shitty lcd? oh right, cheapness i get it

inspectercoley
inspectercoley

Titanfall could also suffer from being multiplayer only. I normally like to use the campaign to get used to all the weapons and things before then going online. If it's priced at the same cost as COD then it feels like less value.

Wladxq
Wladxq

Chris, i beg you! please give us a longer show with you! <3

Doombot6000
Doombot6000

Thanks for the news mate, but I have had enough. Bring back Danny MicDwyer.

                                           No offense Chris.

GBl4wd0g
GBl4wd0g

It's nice not having GameSpot exploit Jess because she's a woman. Now maybe if they can find someone who's not white....

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Skirner I'm still struggling to find a comfortable way to hold the Vita for long stretches. Fortunately, I have Spelunky to motivate me. 

zeldafan195
zeldafan195

@Zombie97 No, the Vita needs more games so people will actually buy it. Do you think people just went out and started buying the 3DS so they would make games? No. Nintendo made a bunch of good games for it this year, and it sold well because of that.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@brucemoto HDMI output would be suuuuper helpful for us at work. Capturing footage for the Vita suuuucks. 

neowolfgeo
neowolfgeo

@brucemoto Always intended on getting a PS Vita just not ready as yet. Now I am being force to get one now just to avoid the LCD display.

sunbeam4
sunbeam4

@inspectercoley is there not a "mutiplayer/online storyline/campaign" ? if not, it seems like a waste.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@inspectercoley I think more and more games aren't going to give you that opportunity and will instead send you straight online. I will say about Titanfall, though, that because there are a lot of AI soldiers on the field as well, you can still get the hang of things by blasting them without getting totally steamrolled by other players. 

ahpuck
ahpuck

@GBl4wd0g  They had Hispanic hosts in the past, but it's basically a Caucasian/Asia deal these days. Can't remember a black person ever hosting anything on Gamespot. 

Skirner
Skirner

@Chris_Watters @Skirner I ordered the "PDP PSVita Trigger Grips" some days ago. Waiting for it to arrive. Really hope it will make it more playable. :)

Juan1988
Juan1988

@Chris_Watters @Skirner you've been a great host Chris! So don't get me wrong, but I miss watching Jess with her own vibe, when she'll be back?

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Skirner Huh! I bought some trigger thingies for my Dualshock 3 to make the triggers convex and have really enjoyed them. Those grips look bulky, but I'll be interested to hear what you think of 'em.