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Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that, unless developers work specific functionality into their games, the PlayStation Vita handheld will not be able to serve as a controller for the PlayStation 4.
Yoshida made the confirmation via Twitter (@yosp) in response to a question over whether the Vita could act as a second controller (in addition to the controller that comes packaged with it) for Sony’s next-gen console: “In a normal sense, no. Unless a game is specifically programmed to allow such use of PS Vita.”
While this might come as disappointing news for Vita owners who were planning on picking up a PS4, it’s nice to have a clear and final answer. Plus, Yoshida’s tweet might have just sparked the imagination of a few game developers.
Get more power to go
As important as your car’s cupholders are, gadget-crazy families will find it easy to give one up for the Energizer 180W Cup Inverter ($36, www.energizerpower.com) to charge up to five portable devices at once.
After you plug it into your 12-volt outlet, power is transferred to the cup, which has a standard AC outlet along with four USB ports.
A thermal fan also is built into the device and keeps it running quiet. It produces an output of 180 watts of continuous power, so running a refrigerator, microwave or other high-power device won’t be an option.
The device also comes with terminal clamps to run directly off your car battery.
McClatchy News Service