The Joystiq Show - 025: PlayStation Vita talk

It's been a week chock-full of gaming news with both Assassin's Creed 3 and Darksiders 2 getting release dates, word that Rayman Origins is profitable, copies of Mass Effect 3 going to space, and more. Alexander and Dave join Richard to cover the happenings of the week, and as exciting as all of that is, this week is really about Sony's latest handheld.

The PlayStation Vita is already in the hands of those who preordered the First Edition bundle, and is just days away from being widely available on shelves. In the second segment, join Ludwig, Richard and JC as they sit down for an hour long discussion on the ins and outs of the hardware, launch lineup, and overall impressions of the PlayStation Vita.

Part 1 (0:58) - The news
Part 2 (29:52) - PlayStation Vita Roundtable

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Host: Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM)
Producer: Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin - Game Thing Daily)
Production Coordinator: Richard Mitchell
Music: Trash80 and Broke for Free

View the news topics and stream the show after the break.

Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor

News (hosts):
Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor
Alexander Sliwinski - News Editor
Dave Hinkle - Associate Editor

Twisted Metal review: On cruise control
Assassin's Creed 3 arrives on October 30
Rayman Origins is actually profitable for Ubisoft
PAX East commits to Boston until 2023
Gazillion shutting down Fortune Online, focusing on Marvel properties
Darksiders 2 rides into retail on June 26
Zynga's Dream Heights ready to build tiny towers on App Store
Marketing zenith reached: Early copies of Mass Effect 3 on weather balloons

PlayStation Vita Roundtable (launch guide):
Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor
Ludwig Kietzmann - Editor-in-Chief
JC Fletcher - Managing Editor

This article was originally published on Joystiq.