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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?

JK Rowling working to bring Harry Potter magic to PS3 "Wonderbook"

Sony reveal ambitious "digital pop-up book" at this year's E3 show.

Console yourself: Nintendo's new Wii U – revealed at this week's E3 conference – could be part of the last generation of gaming hardware

Consoles in the cloud: Could games hardware soon be a thing of the past?

They Twittered. They guessed. They tried their hardest to fathom the truth. It was Mark Twain who said "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated", but that has never prevented people from predicting and reporting the demise of people and objects in the 115 years that have passed since he did.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time announced for PS3 and PS Vita

Cross-Save function smooths transition between PS Vita and PS3 play.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection sneaking on to PS Vita in June

"Transfarring" system to share data across Vita and PS3.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale confirmed for PS3

The game, something akin to Nintendo’s brawler Super Smash Bros. is being developed by SuperBot Entertainment and is said to be the 'ultimate four-player brawler'.

Konami confirm PES 2013 as FIFA rivalry resumes

Konami have placed the emphasis squarely on control when its PES 2013 title returns to do battle once more with FIFA 13 this autumn.

Skype comes calling on PS Vita

Skype have unveiled a new addition to their video calling service with the news that Sony’s PS Vita will soon offer Skype video calling capabilities and voice calling on both Wi-Fi and 3G models.

PlayStation 3D Display goes on sale

A 3D monitor created for Sony's PlayStation console has gone on sale in the UK and Europe.

Sony forecasts doubled annual losses

Sony has more than doubled its projected annual losses to 520 billion yen (£4.02 billion) - its worst ever - due to a massive tax charge.

Silent Hill HD Collection – Review

There are two things wrong with the name of the Silent Hill HD Collection, first, it’s barely a collection at all, consisting as it does of just Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3, and second, those graphics fall short of what you expect of HD, the developers seemingly content to carry forward the game’s existing PS2-era aesthetics.

Prince Harry, left, receives a T-shirt as a gift from Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt on life in the fast lane

David Walliams talks to Usain Bolt

'Good Samaritans' of riots face jail for robbery

Two thugs who posed as Good Samaritans in one of the most notorious crimes of the London riots were facing jail last night after being convicted of robbing a defenceless Malaysian student.

Review: WipEout 2048

Format: Playstation Vita

Game issues bank covenant warning

Video games retailer Game warned today that it is set to breach a banking agreement after a dismal Christmas capped an "incredibly tough" year for the industry.

The names, addresses, emails, birth dates and phone numbers for PC games customers were stolen from servers

We have learned from PlayStation Network issues, says Sony's Michael Denny

Gamers have not been deterred from downloading games via Sony's PlayStation 3 despite the hacking issues suffered by users of the console earlier this year.

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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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