More Reviews
REVIEWS Tales of Xillia 2 Review
Tales of Xillia 2 treads familiar ground, but this time there's an adorable cat.

Madden NFL 15 Review
How many times has it been said, “This is the best Madden game”? Probably just about every year. Well guess what, this is the best Madden game… maybe.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Fenix Rage Preview
I died. And I died again. Died again. Again and again. Again. Again. Why Do I Love This So Much?!
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: Out Now

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: Out Now

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14

Destiny
Release date: 09/09/14


LATEST FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Galak-Z

The Best Upcoming Racing Games of 2014
You've probably only heard of Sony's exclusive Driveclub and Microsoft's exclusive Forza Horizon 2, but don't forget about a few others.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP KevinS
RIP Robin Williams (1951-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 08/14/14
Robin Williams (1951-2014) Robin Williams was an absolutely exceptional comedian, talented actor, and holder of a special place in video game history: He was the first really famous gamer I know of. I’m sure there were others, but they kept a comparatively low profile, unlike one...

PS Vita TV: A Potential Game Changer For Sony

Posted on Sunday, September 15 @ 12:00:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
Earlier this week, Sony unveiled a brand-new piece of hardware at its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. That new device is called PS Vita TV and, as far as I'm concerned, is one of the most brilliant moves by the company in recent memory.
 

In case you haven't been following the news all that closely, let me clue you in on exactly what PS Vita TV is. As the name implies, this tiny white box of gaming splendor can play PlayStation Vita games, thanks to a nifty card slot on the side. The device can also play your digital library of Vita titles, as well as digital PSP games and PSone Classics. Take that, Ouya! This box can play Metal Gear SolidFinal Fantasy VII, and Persona 4 Golden.

And that only scratches the surface of what this device is capable of. It effectively outshines media-streaming boxes like Apple TV and Roku, supporting both killer PlayStation games and entertainment apps like Hulu.
 
And let's not forget that PS4 Remote Play is one of the Vita's hot new features that Sony keeps touting. Seeing as how PS Vita TV is effectively a screen-less version of the handheld, the device will basically be able to serve as a second PlayStation 4 in your house. Is your wife hogging the television in the living room that has the PS4 hooked up to it? No matter! Just take a stroll down to the basement where your second television is equipped with a PS Vita TV and get your next-gen gaming fix right there. For $100 that almost sounds too good to be true.
 

 
The one major qualm I have about the hardware, though, is its name. Granted, Sony has yet to confirm a release outside of Japan, and who knows, maybe the branding will change when it makes its way out west, but cramming Vita into the name simply doesn't do the device justice. As far as I'm concerned, it should simply be called "PlayStation TV."

Name aside, just think of the possibilities here. Sony could eventually build this PS Vita TV technology right into its Bravia TV line, giving consumers access to a massive catalog of PlayStation games with their new "PlayStation Smart TV." This would get more people invested in the PlayStation Store and Sony's gaming ecosystem in general. And with the promise of Gaikai, who's to say streaming all of your PlayStation content right through your TV isn't outside of the realm of possibility somewhere down the line?

PS Vita TV is basically Sony's first step at integrating the entire world of PlayStation into your television. With such an amazing library of games to draw from and so many more exciting ones on the horizon, there's no reason why Sony can't dominate the living room. Watch out, Microsoft and Apple. If the PlayStation manufacturer plays its cards right, you could be up against some serious competition.
 
What do you think? Does PS Vita TV have the potential to take the gaming world by storm? Am I completely blowing its potential impact out of proportion? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Tags:   PS Vita, PS4, Sony


comments powered by Disqus




More On GameRevolution