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PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS Must Prepare for Upcoming Competitor

Nintendo 3DS iPhone PlayStation Vita

With PlayStation’s Vita, Nintendo’s 3DS, and Apple’ iPhone 4S and new iPad all less than a year old, competition within the portable gaming industry is off the charts. While many gamers fail to consider both the iPhone and iPad “true” gaming platforms due to the lack of tactile gaming controls, I discuss why Sony and Nintendo both need to pay close attention to Apple’s moves and ensure they are consistently innovating their portable gaming platform.

Witnessing the possibilities of the new iPad during Apple’s iPad event last week opened the eyes of many non-believers as AAA studios such as Namco Bandai and Epic Games took the stage and not only showed off the visual prowess of the new iPad, but confirmed that the new iPad harnesses more power than both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Sure, the potential of the device’s hardware is not everything as without viable gaming software the hardware will only show during benchmarks, but after evaluating Apple’s business model and the potential the company holds, there is a great chance Apple could become the strongest gaming platform on the market, and not just in the portable gaming space.

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Ubisoft Seeks Next Generation Graphics on PS3 and Xbox 360

Next-Generation Assassin's Creed

GDC 2012 recently concluded with an active presence from Ubisoft. Seeking to generate hype for Assassin’s Creed 3, next-generation graphics on PS3 and Xbox 360 are said to be expected thanks to Ubisoft’s latest and greatest engine, AnvilNext. In development for over three years with twice the production volume of any previous Ubisoft title and collaboration with six other first party studios, Assassin’s Creed 3 is titled “the largest project in Ubisoft's history” with an official release date of October 30, 2012.

Informing gamers that the current gaming hardware provided by both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to pull off next-generation graphics thanks to the AnvilNext engine is a big statement that Ubisoft will be forced to live up to. While the trailer shown for Assassin’s Creed 3 was outstanding and was visually incredible, it was obvious that the footage shown was computer-generated. Only time will tell if Ubisoft is truly able to pull this off, but with the team involved and the manpower assigned to the project, I am sure gamers will not be disappointed when Assassin’s Creed 3 launches later this year. Watch as I provide my insight on the statement and cover the details revealed during GDC 2012 for Assassin’s Creed 3.

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PlayStation Vita to Utilize PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus Vita

PlayStation Plus has proven itself as a valuable subscription service for the PS3 that many gamers have requested to be utilized on the PlayStation Vita. While a majority of the PlayStation Minis and PSOne Classics currently offered through PlayStation Plus are compatible on the PlayStation Vita, the lack of Vita-exclusive titles and DLC has many PlayStation Vita adopters eagerly anticipating the service to expand to the portable platform. While nothing has been publicly confirmed up to this point, I provide an inside scoop as to what I have heard recently that will likely turn this vision into reality.

Imagine being able to obtain full-featured PlayStation Vita titles as well as downloadable content at a discounted rate and even free similar to what is being done on the PlayStation 3. This will further improve the current value offered by PlayStation Plus and will likely spike more interest in the subscription service for those who have yet to adopt.

This would also open up the opportunity for Sony to offer PlayStation Cloud services on the Vita platform removing the requirement to connect the Vita to a PlayStation 3 or PC to back up your game saves and content. Anyone who takes a strong interest in mobile platforms understands the importance of a strong cloud-based storage service and this may open the opportunity on the PlayStation Vita. Watch as I explain what I have heard and let me know what you think in the comment section.

Grand Theft Auto V PS3/Vita Integration Is PlayStation's Golden Opportunity

Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation Vita

Grand Theft Auto V, set to release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, is unarguably one of the most anticipated releases of 2012. With PS3 and Vita integration playing an active role in the success of Sony’s latest mobile gaming device, the idea of taking advantage of the technology that exists through the PlayStation platform is breathtaking. Due to PlayStation’s exclusivity with the GTA franchise no longer in existence, Sony has lost a valuable asset to the PlayStation platform, but even with exclusivity no longer in effect, if the right moves are made, PlayStation just may reclaim its crown for the go-to platform for Grand Theft Auto as it once was before the current console generation.

If Sony and Rockstar Games were to collaborate on a Grand Theft Auto release for the PlayStation Vita, if they are not already, integrating the ability to communicate with Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 3 utilizing the Vita’s GPS, ability to perform augmented reality, and the social networking provided by Vita’s Near application, the experience would be nothing short of groundbreaking. While Microsoft may have Grand Theft Auto V on their platform, if Sony is able to follow through and provide gamers with a revolutionary experience that is only available on the PlayStation platforms, gamers may find themselves opting in for the PlayStation 3 version allowing PlayStation to reclaim the Grand Theft Auto crown.

Watch as I provide more details on the potential PS3 and Vita integration could have with the Grand Theft Auto franchise and PLEASE leave a comment with your thoughts and ideas as I WILL be passing this link along to the team at Rockstar Games in the near future. The more comments and feedback provide, the more lilely we are to see this all come to fruition so spread the word and let’s make this vision a reality!

Xbox 720 Rumors Mimic That of the PlayStation 3

Xbox 720 PS3

Microsoft's Xbox 360 will officially turn seven on November 22nd, 2012 convincing many gamers that Microsoft's successor, often referred to as Xbox 720, is near. As the cycle goes, the closer we creep up on the launch of a new gaming device, the more rumors and leaks are found to tease the appetites of those anticipating what's in store for the future of gaming.

Recently, a rumor has found its way on the net that immediately relates to that of the PlayStation 3 while in its research and development stage. I discuss the topic on hand and provide my insight as to how this may impact those who adopt Microsoft's, and possibly Sony's, next-generation consoles. As always, I encourage you all to leave your thoughts in the comment section letting me know what you think. You never know who may read what you type ;)

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown Episode #5: Bronson Attempts to Turn You On

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown

With the last episode of Bronson’s Dance Central weight loss program, he reluctantly performs Kevin Lyttle’s “Turn Me On.” Over the course of just over a month, Bronson successfully lost ten pounds. Many thanks to major TGA supporter JSway for sending the song suggestion.

PS3 + Vita to Compete with Wii U's Tech

PlayStation Vita Crossplay

The PlayStation Vita is finally available in all three major regions and with hardcore gamers seeking a gaming experience they can take on the go, there is no better device out there. With the ability to pull off eye-stunning visuals thanks to the Vita’s quad-core processor and dedicated graphics processing unit, play online multiplayer games wherever there is AT&T 3G signal, and much more, the PlayStation Vita is the device to have and with a solid software lineup in place, PlayStation fans are rejoicing.

One of the main factors playing a large role in gamer’s buying decision is the fact that cross-play functionality with the PlayStation 3 is promised to be fully executed allowing owners of both hardware devices to enrich their gameplay experience even further. As one who follows the gaming industry with close attention, the recent promotional materials being released by Sony touting cross-play functionality almost directly related to what Nintendo is aiming to achieve with the Wii U. Watch as I discuss the relation further and feel free to leave comment with your thoughts on the matter.

David Jaffe Loses Mind Over PSN's Stability

David Jaffe Loses Mind Over PSN's Stability

When Twisted Metal was revealed during Sony's E3 2010 Press Conference by the one and only, David Jaffe, the gaming industry erupted in excitement as the franchise that birthed its own genre with vehicular combat was set to make a return on the PlayStation 3. After 20 months of anticipation for Twisted Metal’s debut on the PlayStation 3, many early adopters have run into complications while attempting to wreak havoc online.

David Jaffe, Co-Director of Twisted Metal on PlayStation 3, has officially commented on the situation and has played an active role in ensuring those that invested in his latest project will become satisfied with a smooth online multiplayer experience. I speak on the recent statements David Jaffe has made and discuss how David Jaffe differentiates himself from almost every single individual within the gaming industry today.

This will be the first of many video editorials I produce as I cover the various gaming topics taking place throughout the industry. If you would like for me to speak on a specific topic, please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will do my best to cover your request in the near future.

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown Episode #4: Weight Loss Gaming Fallin' in Love Again!

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown

Bronson continues his workout, and this week, the song is Usher’s "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love". Also, we would like you, the viewers, to look up the Dance Central 1 and 2 song list and let us know what song you want Bronson to dance to on the final episode of this mini-series. Thanks, viewers!

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown Episode #3: Cee Lo Gaga

Bronson's Dance Central Slimdown

Bronson continues his slimdown workout, and our friend Joe joins him for this week’s episode. They dance to the censored version of one of our favorite songs, “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green, and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance".

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