We don’t have a review for you today, but definitely will tomorrow. Today, we have an announcement to make that isn’t necessarily about our site, but about something that greatly affects the number of PSP and PS One games that we can post on our site. If PS Vita users in the North America region were aware, there were a lot of PSP and PlayStation Classics on the PlayStation Network that did not work on the PS Vita. There were a lot that could be downloaded directly, and others that had to be transferred over with a PlayStation 3. And there were some that couldn’t be downloaded at all.
Something happened to the PlayStation Network yesterday, and all of you whom have a lot of PSP and PlayStation Classics in your Download List are going to be happy about it. Something happened and virtually all of the games that weren’t compatible to be downloaded to the Vita directly, as well as the ones that couldn’t be used at all, are now available for download. If that article picture is any indication, there are a lot of great titles now available on the system. Now, these are just in the Download Lists. You may need to still go to the store on a PS3, PSP, or PC to buy them, but you can download them to your Vita from the Download List.
We are making a small announcement today, as we have been suggested an idea for our site that had never even begun to cross our staff’s minds before. A Donate Button. I know it’s tricky business to put that up there and ask for money. That’s definitely tricky business. However, there is an explanation for why we are on this in the first place.
It”s not question that this website is a big expense. As of right now, we don’t have strong enough relations with developers for review codes or game codes for giveaways. Importing new hardware. Yet, we have been having giveaways, and we make lots of reviews, not to mention the price for making this place free of having advertisements thrown all over the place. All of that has been coming out of pocket.
So, here’s the deal. We’ve put a Donate Button on the side of the page, just below the embedded version of our Twitter Feed. If you’d like to give a little back to us, feel free to click it. You can give as little as a single dollar, if you’d like. We’ve set it up so you can put any dollar amount that you want. After all, every little bit counts with our expenses of keeping this site running as well as game codes for our giveaways and all of the games we’ve been amassing for all of our reviews.
If you do choose to help us along, you may choose to do that donation via PayPal, or a Credit/Bank Card (there is a link towards the bottom of the Donation page for that). Though to make note, we don’t expect you all to donate. We’re not expecting to have everyone give back to us. We are simply putting it out there in case there is someone, like the person who contacted us earlier today, whom is interested in helping us along.
Be well, everyone, and we’ll have a new review for you tomorrow!
Last month, we were finally able to do one of the biggest projects for our site and community since the creation of the site: a giveaway. We amassed a few codes and had giveaways for the US version of Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. It came and went with a lot of activity and entries. There were over 100 entries in that contest, which was much higher than I was expecting.
Due to the success of that giveaway, we have decided to try to have game giveaways every month. Now that we are nearly to the mid-way point of April 2014, we have collected a game code we are going to give away. This will be a game we have reviewed before. The Indie game, flOw.
We are going to have the giveaway on April 09, 2014, three days from today. The code will also be US Region, and will be good to redeem the PS Vita, PS3, and PS4 versions of the game, thanks to Cross-Buy.
If you’d like to enter this giveaway, send us a Tweet at @vitareviews , or comment on this article. Good luck to all, and do note that not all of our giveaways will be for the US Region. We will have EU giveaways in future months.
We have made very few posts here that are not reviews. Actually, it’s been all the way back to Day 01 of this site that we’ve made an article here that’s not a Game Review or App Review.
If you have been following out Twitter handle, @vitareviews , you may have heard that we will be hosting a special giveaway for Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. We are here to give you the details of this giveaway.
At our home base, we will have a set number of Download Codes for the North America/United States edition of Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. Winners will be chosen randomly for people who enter this Giveaway Contest.
How to Enter: Originally, we wanted Direct Messages on Twitter for entries. We will be revising that, given Twitter’s limitations with Direct Messages. If you would like to enter, simply respond to this post with your Twitter Handle, or send us a Tweet on Twitter, letting us know you are interested.
Your name will then be entered into the contest. Then, on March 25th, one week after the collection releases, we will host the giveaway, where we will announce the winners of this on Twitter as well as sending the winners their Download Codes.
Any more questions, feel free to ask us here or on Twitter
Mega Man saw a pretty long run, in its time. As you may or may not know, the developers of the franchise have begun work on Mighty No. 9, the spiritual successor of the Mega Man series. After this was announced, most hope for a new entry in the Mega Man franchise seemed lost. With them working on a new series that seems to have identical gameplay, it is imagined that Mighty No. 9 will replace Mega Man as the side-scrolling action game of the developers.
Mighty No. 9 has been announced to be coming to the PlayStation Vita in the future, but what do Vita owners have at their disposal if they want to play Mega Man? There were no Vita-native Mega Man titles, but there are some games that are available. As far as PlayStation Classics are concerned, the Vita has access to the original four Mega Man games, in Japanese form. Although they are in Japanese, they are playable. The series didn’t have a huge focus on story back in those days.
Aside from these games, there is one game that the Vita has available to it. In the PlayStation Portable generation, Capcom remade two crucial games in the franchise’s history and put them on the PSP. One of those games is on the PlayStation Network and available for download on the Vita. The remake of Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo. Here is our coverage and official review of Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.
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I have been hard at work and am proud to announce that the PlayStation Vita Review Network (hence the .net in the URL) is now live and ready for action!
My ultimate goal for this site is to give an audience of both owners of the PlayStation Vita as well as those who are interested in the system deep and unbiased images and impressions of games that can be played on the system. I promise to make regular reviews of PlayStation Vita titles along with the downloadable games that can be played on it.
I know that there isn’t much to the site right now, as I am still learning the ropes of my site structure, but feel free to look around and comment, email, or PSN Message me any feedback you may have. I am always open to criticism and suggestions!
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