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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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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
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Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
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