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Rumour: NGP will be called ‘PlayStation Vita’

Sony Computer Entertainment announced the PlayStation Portable successor back in January at its PlayStation Meeting event. The device was to be codenamed Next Generation Portable. Though the name has greatly grown on many of us, we all knew that a name change would be inevitable.

The console will apparently be named PlayStation Vita (“vita” meaning “life” in Italian). To add, the domains PlayStationVita.com and PSVita.com were registered back in April, on the 20th.

Roughly a month later, blogger Hugo Miramontes posts about the supposed name change on his blog (which has since been closed, but a cache exists). As a response to a commenter, Miramontes said, “I got my sources and I can back it 100%. You will find out at E3.” Joystiq reports that before the blog closed, the blogger replaced the post contents with an apology, “This has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m sorry. I really am.”

RipTen has also claimed that a trusted source has confirmed the name of the NGP to be PlayStation Vita and the NGP Uncharted title will be called Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

This is all rumour for the time being. We can expect to know more at E3 next month.

Sony’s ‘Welcome Back’ program

As an apology for the PlayStation Network’s and security breach which lead to an extended downtime, Sony Computer Entertainment has planned “Welcome Back” program, which include free games. Along with the free games, Sony will also include 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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PSP Remaster games will not have trophies

Sony plans to offer PlayStation Portable games on the PlayStation 3 as part of their PlayStation Portable Remaster Series later this year. Remastered games will contain improved HD visuals, Sixaxis compatibility, exclusive content not in the original but will not support trophies as many PlaayStation 3 games do.

PlayStation-CS contacted Sony Computer Entertainment asking whether or not trophies will be included in Remaster games. Sony replied, confirming that the games will not.

Source: Siliconera

The PlayStation Network returns

As promised in a video announcement, Sony has brought back the use of the PlayStation Network. Firmware 3.61 for the PlayStation 3 is also now available. The firmware seems to do nothing aside from forcing you to change your password upon logging into your PSN account. Your password may only be changed on the PlayStation 3 you activated it on. If you are unable to access the original PS3, an email with a link will be sent to your registered email address. From there, you will be able to follow the instructions and change your password.

Sony also revealed their updated security:

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Sony to release PlayStation earphones

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan have revealed that they will be giving PlayStation Portable users (and hopefully the NGP soon) official PlayStation earphones. The earphones will be priced at ¥2,200 (roughly $26) each and will be available from June 21. The earphones will come in six colours and will include SS, S and M size ear pieces.

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