My PlayStation Vita book release and free sample, PlayStation Plus comes to Vita, and Vita's Black Friday Deals

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My PlayStation VitaMy PlayStation VitaIt's a busy time for the Sony PlayStation Vita handheld. Due for release within a week at fine retailers everywhere, our latest book, My PlayStation Vita, is available for immediate pre-order at a great low price (Amazon is only $15.93, for instance, for the paperback, and $9.99 for the Kindle version!). You can use Amazon's look inside feature to get an idea of the great content, or download a PDF of Chapter 5 and the Index, direct from publisher Que. You can think of My PlayStation Vita as the Vita's missing manual, and your friendly guide to all of the powerful handheld's hardware features, apps, games, and overall capabilities.

In addition, today, Sony has brought the best deal in gaming, PlayStation Plus, to Vita owners. For a low monthly, quarterly, or yearly price (which is less than the price of a single game!), PlayStation Plus not only gives you regular discounts on games and game content, but also a selection of free games every month. The best part is these are often full blown retail games or AAA downloadable titles. The first batch of freebies are none other than: Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Wipeout 2048, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Mutant Blobs Attack. All of those amazing games and more each month are yours to keep and play as much as you want as long as you're a current PlayStation Plus member. This is all in addition to similar freebies you get for the PlayStation 3. Best deal in gaming indeed... Finally, if you don't already have a Vita, there are some nice bundles available, and Sony has indicated that a particularly intriguing offer is coming Black Friday: $199.99 for your choice of system and game bundle. Can't beat that!

So, to sum up, check out the book, then buy the book, and then take advantage of all the great deals and get to playing and tapping into the full potential of the Vita. If you're a fan of great gaming and amazing technology, you won't be sorry!

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sstacks
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Hanging with the Vita

I bought a Vita in early June and have messed with it some, played one game all the way through but have been disappointed with games release / library since then. I was actually considering selling it and then the other night I got on the Playstation Store and found a lot of PS2 titles I can play on it... the download vs. store games is a huge difference and got my interest back up in the system.

That being said, the retail store library for this system really seems to be lacking.

Best,
Shane

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Yep...
sstacks wrote:

I bought a Vita in early June and have messed with it some, played one game all the way through but have been disappointed with games release / library since then. I was actually considering selling it and then the other night I got on the Playstation Store and found a lot of PS2 titles I can play on it... the download vs. store games is a huge difference and got my interest back up in the system.

That being said, the retail store library for this system really seems to be lacking.

Best,
Shane

Yeah, it's a shame it hasn't been getting more game support. I mean, big titles are in place, but nothing to get anyone REALLY excited in terms of stuff that's not all "been there, done that," and some of the titles, like the newest Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty games, which could have been showpieces, bizarrely lack polish. With that said, with the addition of PlayStation Plus and the $50 a year it costs, it's a great time to be an owner, particularly if you also have a PS3.

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The proofs and finished

The proofs and finished version of our latest book, My PlayStation Vita.

The proofs and finished version of our latest book, My PlayStation Vita. #sony #playstation #vita #psvita

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Bill Loguidice
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My PlayStation Vita: Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

 Flipping through the book

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Shawn Delahunty
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Sweet!

Congrats to you and Christina for another job well done.

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks for the kind words,

Thanks for the kind words, Shawn.

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Congrats!

Congrats!

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Bill Loguidice
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Nice to see our new book, My

Nice to see our new book, My PlayStation Vita, on the front page of the publisher's Website! http://bit.ly/UDYdyp

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Shawn Delahunty
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SWEET!

Very cool that they've featured your work like this. Have they done this with any of your other books? Do you know if it affects the sales at all?

-Shawn

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Pretty much...
Shawn Delahunty wrote:

Very cool that they've featured your work like this. Have they done this with any of your other books? Do you know if it affects the sales at all?

-Shawn

It's nothing particularly unusual, but still nice to see. I think they're trying to help sales along, though, more than anything. Right now, My Xbox and Vintage Games are still selling the strongest this holiday season based on what I've seen on Amazon. Hopefully the Vita book gains some traction, but it's particularly tough because of the soft launch of the platform it's based on...

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