1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Sony ending PlayStation Vita Maps, near features

Discussion in 'PS Vita General' started by schatuk, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. schatuk

    schatuk Staff Member Voted Best Admin By Members Outstanding Contribution to GOs 2016 Game Completionist Most Helpful Member

    Messages:
    12,951
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Trophy Points:
    243
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-01-28-sony-ending-playstation-vita-maps-near-features
     
  2. thedamnedunited

    thedamnedunited Pro Gamer Staff Member Most likely to Rage Quit

    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Im getting very tempted to get the JXD S7800 Android gaming tablet. Has emulators for almost every gaming console/computer pre ps2 and all of the games are freely available.

    One of the emulators available is the Commodore Amiga. Now if I can guarantee getting Sensible World of Soccer on the JXD, which should be possible, then they can take my money now.

    A back catalogue of the entire PS1 / Nintendo and Sega collections for free - well thats better than the occasional new indie game on the vita.
     
  3. LesTom1

    LesTom1 Wastes loads of time on forum

    Messages:
    2,634
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    213
    This doesn't come as any surprise seeing as Sony themselves can't be bothered to support their own game machine with games.
     
  4. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    There are actually plenty of games available, just not what people expected Sony would do with the device seeing as it was sold as a proper 'ps3' in your pocket.

    I still enjoy it, loads of decent games to play. Losing Maps, Near and YT are no big issue.

    Sony are getting the flack for YT but it's more than likely Google that have pulled the plug on it.
     
  5. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    http://www.funstock.co.uk/jxd-s7800b-android-gaming-tablet

    £130 here, and use the discount code TEAMVVV for 5% off.
     
    thedamnedunited likes this.
  6. Hoovernaut

    Hoovernaut Nicest Member 2016

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    394
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Love my Vita but that JXD looks interesting - shiny shiny...

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z borked by Kit Kat
     
  7. BazTardoUK

    BazTardoUK Baz Blatter Staff Member Sterling Toss Award Pour me... another Most likely to pass out at a meetup Most likely to Rage Quit Game Night Host 2016 Game Completionist

    Messages:
    27,093
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Not used my Vita for months. The one game I was interested in (Freedom Wars), lost me for some reason.

    But even when I did use my Vita, I never used maps and booted Near up once or twice just to see what it was.

    Sent from my Xperia Z3 tablet using Tapatalk
     
  8. Kail1967

    Kail1967 Most likely to Rage Quit

    Messages:
    3,523
    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Trophy Points:
    243
    I see my vita as more of an extension of my ps4, losing features I don't use isn't that big a deal.

    All they need to do is add ds4 support and the vita would be getting a lot more love them it does now for many.
    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
    Djchristy and Frodo like this.
  9. schatuk

    schatuk Staff Member Voted Best Admin By Members Outstanding Contribution to GOs 2016 Game Completionist Most Helpful Member

    Messages:
    12,951
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    Trophy Points:
    243
    Agreed on all points.
     
  10. musiclynx

    musiclynx Most dedicated Game Night host Game Night Host

    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    525
    Trophy Points:
    143
    I'll definitely miss the YouTube app. I use it loads (when the missus is watching crap telly stuff for example) even though I have my Nexus 7 at hand... Won't miss near or maps though.

    Sent from the Total Perspective Vortex
     
  11. scampy

    scampy Always around

    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    143
    It had you tube and maps? Never used them. And what the heck was near, never made any sense.

    Sent from my Hudl HT7S3 using Tapatalk
     
  12. GiftedGimp

    GiftedGimp Wastes loads of time on forum

    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    213
    dropping of Youtube is,to do Google. They are changing over from v2 -v3 of something youtube uses. Any youtube app not updated won't work with a patch after the April.

    When Location settings are turned on I find that if I remote play a Ps4 game it will drop signal or the image will break up.
    But turning off location settings remote play works great.
    Ive seen plenty of other people of other people say the sane thing, and wonder if it's Sonys solution to the problem.
    Get rid of location settings at the cost of a couple of apps not used as much.
     
  13. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    Andy, you are a legend. Thanks for that tip. Was having loads of issues with remote play
     
  14. GiftedGimp

    GiftedGimp Wastes loads of time on forum

    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Pleased to help... Even if unintentionally :)
     
  15. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    It works perfectly now.
     
    GiftedGimp likes this.
  16. GiftedGimp

    GiftedGimp Wastes loads of time on forum

    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    370
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Hence why I think the removal of location setting is in Sonys eyes a necessary evil.
    Be interesting Wether Near (and games) will still be able to find your location, but only when they are being actually used.
    I.e: Sony are removing Background location finding.
     
  17. Kail1967

    Kail1967 Most likely to Rage Quit

    Messages:
    3,523
    Likes Received:
    1,008
    Trophy Points:
    243
    This probably sounds like a daft question but is there a location service on the PlayStation TV thingy?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
  18. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    Think it was removed from that
     
  19. Frodo

    Frodo Button Pusher 'DILLIGAF' Award Winner 2016

    Messages:
    5,474
    Likes Received:
    817
    Trophy Points:
    443
    I do have a question for those that may still have the ps tv device.

    Did you leave the connect direct to ps4 option ticked? If you untick that and have both the ps tv and ps4 hard wired using a good quality cat5 or 5e cable it should eliminate most of the issues.
     
  20. Djchristy

    Djchristy COD Hater Worst FPS Player Useless Game Night Host 2016 Game Completionist

    Top Poster Of Month

    Messages:
    11,945
    Likes Received:
    1,058
    Trophy Points:
    243
    I unticked it after reading loads of people having problems with it. Ever since i did it i don't think I've had a disconnection!!
     

Share This Page