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The Vita has been dogged by slow sales and a crumbling market. The rebooted version might tie in with the PS4, but can it convince consumers?

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn images and artwork released

Screenshots demonstrate a return to Tolkien-esque fantasy for Square Enix's latest adventure.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Hands-on Preview

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is shaping up to be an interesting mash of styles, themes, and universes.

DmC Devil May Cry – Preview

With DmC we think Ninja Theory have created something to appease all but the most ardent of naysayers.

FIFA 13 – Review

The defending champion just upped its game.

PSone Classics now playable on Vita

PS Vita system update v1.80 brings PSOne support to Sony's handheld.

Sony Liverpool to close in latest batch of games industry job cuts

Sony: 'It was felt that by focusing our investment plans on other Studios that are currently working on exciting new projects, we would be in a stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers.'

Round the island record broken during Cowes Week

There are no speeding tickets awaiting racing yachts on the south side of the Isle of Wight but, if there were, the traffic cops would have had a field day as two of the new ocean greyhounds which are MOD 70 trimarans both smashed the old round the island record.

Prize fighter: Nicola Adams with her medal

Nicola Adams: 'The cheering gives me goosebumps,' says Olympic gold medallist

She boxed her way to an historic gold in front of ecstatic spectators. Here she describes her magical week to Emily Dugan

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD – Review

Not quite the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater experience that you grew up with.

Last night's viewing - Usain Bolt: the Fastest Man Alive, BBC1; Britain's Secret Treasures, ITV1

A few days ago, Martina Navratilova revealed something that, I suspect, could apply to many sports superstars: as a gifted tennis player who spent her teen and twentysomething years eating what she should, avoiding alcohol and training religiously, a certain kind of arrested development took place, and she found herself having to tackle a displaced adolescence later in life.

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters available now for PS3 owners

Themed expansion pack concentrates on claustrophobic, condensed environments.

NIS America alright for fighting with Clan of Champions announcement

Multiplayer action game to be released later this summer for PS3 via PSN.

Capcom announce Okami HD with debut trailer

HD upscaling set to make one of the PS2′s most beautiful ‘even more stunning’.

The 10 Best new games

Become a special-forces soldier, fly through space or find out what it’s like to be a wizard with one of these top titles...

The 10 Best new games

1. Angry Birds: Space (iOS/Android)

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn