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Unity 4.3 now supports the PlayStation Vita

The latest version of Unity will now support the PlayStation Vita. Now developers licensed with Sony can use the engine to create Vita games, making use of the handheld's features from the cameras, rear touch pad, motion sensors, and dual a...   read

 
 
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PS Vita

Amazon is selling Crystal White PlayStation Vitas

Huh. Amazon is selling standalone Crystal White PlayStation Vitas for $199 right now. These are the same Wi-Fi models that are available in a bundle with Assassin's Creed III: Liberation which, say what you will about the game, not everyone...   read

 
 
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GOTY: Portable

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 portable game

I think I played -- and loved dearly -- more handheld games in 2013 than I have since the days of Game Boy. Or at least since last year, which gave me two of my favorite games ever, Gravity Rush and Persona 4: Golden. Still, it was certainl...   read

 
 
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The Superman principle, piracy and more with Crazy Viking

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were talking to Taron Millet and Kristofor Durrschmidt of Crazy Viking Studios -- two developers with some of the most interesting origin stories in gaming. Taron got his start on Atari com...   read

 
 
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Runner 2 Vita impressions
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Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita

Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed it, and really liked it. Not long after that, Gaijin Games announced that Runner 2 would b...   read

 
 
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Best Portable Game 2013
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Nominees for Destructoid's best of 2013 portable game

I know what you're thinking: "Any game is a portable game if you try hard enough." Fair point. But, I don't know about you, but my 2013 was off the wall busy and I appreciated a good, proper handheld title that didn't require me to cart aro...   read

 
 
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Looks like there's a Mario and Luigi 3DS XL bundle coming

A Target ad has let slip an upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS XL bundle coming out just in time for Christmas. The bundle will go for $199.99, includes a black and silver colored system with special branding of the hero plumbers, a...   read

 
 
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Tearaway demo will launch alongside the game on Friday

Did you know Tearaway is coming out this Friday? Did you know we really, really liked it? Good, because I wasn't going to let this one slip right past you. That's not happening on my watch. I don't think Sony is going to let that happen ei...   read

 
 
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Tearaway trailer
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There wouldn't be Tearaway without the Vita

In yet another behind-the-scenes video for Tearaway, the fine folks at Media Molecule today explain the importance of the array of options the PlayStation Vita offers that make the game what it is today. Since it acknowledges the player in...   read

 
 
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Here's a taste of the incredible music in Tearaway

Every time I see a new aspect of Tearaway in more detail, I'm just taken aback by how incredible of a game it's shaped up to be. Today is no exception, because Sony has posted a new video as part of a series of behind-the-scenes video...   read

 
 
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A Link Between Worlds custom 3DS coming November 22

During this morning's Nintendo Direct event, the platform holder issued a reminder regarding its plans to release a custom 3DS XL to celebrate the launch of the recent entry in the Legend of Zelda series, coming out November 22nd in North ...   read

 
 
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New Tearaway video
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All of Tearaway is constructed from one sheet of paper

A new video for Tearaway explains the fundamental idea behind the paper in the game. The really freaking cool part about it all is that every individual piece inside the world is virtual paper, folded up exactly to the artists' specificati...   read

 
 
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Tappingo

Tappingo looks a bit like Picross, comes to 3DS eShop

I've been clean for a few years now, but not too long ago, Picross was my digital cocaine. I consumed Picross DS in unhealthy amounts, and when the game was exhausted and I thought I could finally be sober again, Picross 3D came out. My fam...   read

 
 
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Now you can play games on flights without interruption

I fly at least 120,000 miles a year, every year (this year I'm at almost 170,000!) and I'm playing games on every flight. My 3DS looks like tornado debris from heavy use! A little secret? I NEVER shut my games off. When the flight attendant...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 2DS
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2DS commercial reminds you it has some pretty good games

This commercial for the 2DS gets straight to the point -- Nintendo has some solid titles for its handheld systems. Dropping heavy-hitting names like Pokemon X/Y, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, this ad seems to ...   read

 
 
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Time lapse: Nine Nintendo handhelds battery tested

In this pleasant little video from Family Gamer TV, nine Nintendo handhelds are battery tested including the brand new 2DS. The results aren't terribly surprising -- the 3DS line all kick off fairly close to one another, at around three to...   read

 
 
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English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works

Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will follow the story of...   read

 
 
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3DS passes lifetime sales of the Wii in Japan

The 3DS is king in Japan right now. The handheld has just passed the Wii's lifetime sales, hitting 12,752,731 units sold to date. The Wii by comparison has sold 12,698,878 units in Japan. These figures come from sales tracking group Media C...   read

 
 
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New 3DS colors

Black/white 3DS being replaced with blacker/whiter 3DS

Japan is getting two "new" 3DS colors on October 10, Pure White and Clear Black. The units will retail for 15,000 yen (~$152) and replace the discontinued Ice White and Cosmo Black. Check the comparison below. It's more evident in the black...   read

 
 
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Review: Nvidia Shield

[Disclosure: Nvidia has provided Destructoid with a number of computers for PC game review purposes in the past. If you feel that may make our reviews of any of their products "biased" or "paid off," you are welcome to.] The number of handh...   read

 
 
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Vita buyer's guide

So you just got a Vita? Here are some recommendations

The 3DS had a chance to shine with a recommendations article and now it's the Vita's turn. With the release of Killzone Mercenary and a tidal wave of indie ports on the way, the Vita has quite a few titles under its belt. What once was a sy...   read

 
 
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Vita/Monster Hunter sales

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt

I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fast-selling fran...   read

 
 
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Wikipad hardware review

Review: Wikipad 7-Inch Gaming Tablet

I'm constantly reminded that we're in a rather strange era of gaming. While past generations have decidedly kept console and portable gaming completely separate, the two experiences are converging more and more with the rise of Apple and An...   read

 
 
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Killzone: Mercenary

Review: Killzone: Mercenary

This is the game I wanted a PlayStation Vita for. I have a long documented fondness for the Killzone series, and while Killzone: Liberation on the PlayStation Portable was enjoyable enough, I truly longed for a genuine first-person shooter ...   read

 
 
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Angry Video Game Nerd
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AVGN braves the unholy tide of Tiger LCD games

I knew this day would come. The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games. I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an online interactive...   read

 
 
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