Blog: Exclusive Pictures & Report from the Sony PS Vita Miami Event

goukijones Posted by: goukijones Jan 19, 2012 | 3 comments
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While in Miami this week, I got to check out the PlayStation Vita event on South Beach. The event runs for the next 30 days or so and you get a bite to eat while you check out the PS Vita - Hands on. Plus there's a raffle for some amazing stuff.

Sony don't send me fuck all about any of their events. Luckily I just happened to be in town when a friend of mine tipped me off to a PlayStation Vita event happening right here on South Beach. My only question ... "Do they have Ultimate?" The answer is no. Even though, I've already seen and played the Vita since way back at E3 and at PAX and at CES, I still figured I show go an check it out. I'll tell the story with pictures. 

There were a lot of Jimmys there. The line stretched down the street. Sony Jimmys passed out some sweet PS Vita shirts to everyone in line. We arrived late of course. Gotta keep it gangsta. My buddy who tipped me off had already been and line and yes, I just cut in front of everyone behind him and acted like I belonged there. What are these PS fanboys going to do I thought. J/K :)

This nuab is showing me what he won in the raffle. A PS Vita can cooler. Later on these were scattered all over the room and anyone could just pick one up. He was thrilled though as you can see. Shout to ZNinja21.

The raffle was electronic and completely rigged obviously. No I don't know for reals. But we must have had 14 codes to enter between all of us and only collected that can cooler. Nubfarm!

I don't know what this place is during NON-PS Vita events, but they had some card tables and big soft chairs to sit in and try out the PS Vita. A ton of different games were available in different systems all over the room. There were plenty of PS Vita's to go around. (No Ultimate, I mentioned that right?)

I got my energy/tea drink or whatever they were passing out. They also had giant pizzas with tons of giants toppings, but I passed on that. Who serves greasy ass pizza during a hand held video game event. Sony? Disgustingness all over the place. I grabbed a seat and began my demo time. I didn't know WTF was going on.

I played the AR fighting game and this shouldn't be a surprise, but I had no idea how to control or exactly what to do. I'm still getting used the idea of having to move the system around to see what's happening. Sometimes the characters would walk out of view and well I didn't know what was going one.

I found the date and time stamp. WTF.

No clue what I'm doing in that picture above. I played some ModNation Racers, but I'd rather be playing some Mario Kart 7. I'm not interested in MNR at all anymore. The AR fighting game AKA Reality Fighters, looked pretty cool to be honest and isn't a bad idea, but I'm afraid this game may not get the attention it deserves. Not quite EVO material.

Uncharted 3 was there and that's the best thing going for the Vita right now. It may just sell a system to me. 

The screen is huge and Uncharted looks just as good as it's PS3 brother.

Also set up was the PlayStation 3 3D TV display. I'm so undecided about this.

I fuckin' hate non-inverted controls and changing it to how I want always confuses me. Vertical inverted? Camera horizontal inverted? What do I want? Why isn't it just inverted or not. WTF Naughty dog?

Look at this Reh-tard in the glasses. 3D is still unacceptable.

As a special bonus there was just a camera machine set up to take pictures of you and your friends. Or just yourself if you're a loner.

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Like I said, I don't know what the deal was with these cameras, but it was cool to get pictures to remember the event. Especially if you didn't have a cute Japanese girl with you taking pictures. Don't be a Jimmy.

If you want to read more or find out when the PS Vita event is coming to a town near you, check out the PlayStaion blog.

Pre-order a PS Vita.

Purchase Sony's PS3 3D TV Display. *Price reduced.

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