PlayStation Vita Hits stores in Japan

Good news for PlayStation fans. The long awaited PlayStation Vita is now available in Japan. It was launched in the market yesterday. This was the biggest launch ever for any Sony product since the launch of legendary PlayStation 3 and that too was five years ago. Thousands of fans throughout the country rushed to their nearby stores and lined up in the early morning to lay their hands on the successor of PlayStation Portable(PSP.

PlayStation Vita has a touch interface with motion sensing ability. Gamers can connect their devices via mobile networks or Wifi hotspots to play multiplayer games. With GPS functionality, this gadget has a lot more to offer as compared to the other gaming consoles of the same category.

There are two cameras in Vita, one on the front and the other on the back. Plus there is even a touch pad on the back and there are two joystick buttons which can be used in the multiplayer games.

Sony Corp expect Vita to be a huge success. 2011 has been a pretty bad year for Sony so far. Earlier this year, Sony PlayStation Network(PSN) was targeted by a massive cyber attack after which a large number of customers decided to shift their attention to other gaming consoles available in the market.

According to market reports, Sony has suffered huge losses, approximately of $1 billion this year. All it needs is a breakthrough in sales, so that it can cover up the losses in gaming sector as well as other fields.

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Xbox Addiction Claims A Life

A 20 year old guy Chris Staniforth died because of pulmonary embolism, which occurs if someone sits in the same position for a very long duration of time. According to his family, Chris died after following a marathon session on his Xbox.

Chris’s father said that his son normally spent upto 12 hours playing on his Xbox. He further stated that,”He got sucked in playing Halo online against people from all over the world.”

This is not the first time that a gamer has lost his life due to excessive playing. These type of news are commonly heard throughout Asia. In the past, a South Korean gamer had died after 3 days of non stop online gaming in 2005.

Online computer games have become an addiction now a days. Various games are available on the Internet which can be played with other players from all over the globe.

Though these games are pretty good, but addiction of anything is always bad. Obesity and lack of interest in other pursuits of daily life are the common diseases that are found in gaming addicts.

Our take on this is that games should be considered as games only. They should not become the target of a person’s life. There is a real life beside virtual one which is the most beautiful gift of the god almighty.

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Microsoft Apologizes For Its Tweet On Winehouse

Microsoft has apologized for one of its tweets after the death of British singer Amy Winehouse. The tweet, which was apparently an effort by the software giant to increase its music sales, had created a fiasco in the British media.

The alleged tweet, which was posted on Microsoft’s ‘tweetbox360’ account at microblogging site Twitter asked users to buy Winehouse’s “Back To Back” album from social.zune.net in her memory. Zune is Microsoft’s website that provides music,films and other entertainment content for computers, smartphones and Xbox 360 consoles.

Microsoft was criticized a lot on Twitter beacuse of this tweet. As a result, Microsoft’s UK PR had to come forward and apologize to the people by saying that,”Apologies to everyone if our earlier Amy Winehouse ‘download’ tweet seemed purely commercially motivated”.

Amy Winehouse’s latest album was at the top of the charts on the iTunes music store. Her last single,’Rehab’, was one of the most popular songs over there.

The British singer was found dead at her house on Saturday. The cause of the death remains a mystery but cops are not treating it as suspicious.

At the end Microft’s UK PR tweeted,”With Amy W’s passing, the world has lost a huge talent, our thoughts are with Amy’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

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