Got my 8 year old son a vita....

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  1. Gary Hamilton
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    Hey. So I got my son a Vita with 3.55OFW. Was thinking about Henkaku or Adrenaline on it but not 100% if I should.

    When Turning the vita on will games etc I put on it be able to play as soon as it boots or do you have to run a hack program 1st. also if there is a better hack or anything else out there please let me know.


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  2. Stephano

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    You're in luck. Later this summer, a newer version of Henkaku will allow the CFW to boot right when you turn on the vita. Ergo, you can play the games right from the boot without needing to reinstall Henkaku. You can install it for him now, if you teach him how to reinstall it. Or, you can wait until the new version is released. It's really up to you. Just make sure he doesn't update the vita

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  3. Silverthorn

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    Pretty much it yeah.
    Also, there's the vita's sleep mode (just presssing power button once OOPs) which is quite efficient (it can last around 2 days in that mode w/o being used in my experience).
    He could just teach him how to use that in the meantime, which would avoid the need for a reinstall.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply. has there been a ETA when it will be out. is there away to make sure he cant update like how we did on the 3ds dns setting. I have downloaded a few games for it so when I do put a hack on it.
    I am a vita noob 1st time even trying 1 was today a small powerhouse love it
    Is there any do's and dont's you would suggest.

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    Omg sweet man thanks for that tip.
     
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    Reenabling henkaku is as easy as open email app and check one message. That's all!
     
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  6. Stephano

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    well, for more information about the new hack. Look up "Henkaku Enso" That will tell you everything we know
    A small piece of advice is to be carefull what you download. There are malicious people that make applications that can brick a vita

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    Some other things i suggest you look into is "Adrenaline" and "HBL" those are a must need for vita owners
     
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    Just wondering...wouldnt a 3ds be a lot more fun for a 8 year old than a vita?
     
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  8. Stephano

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    that is a valid point. Both can do roughly the same things in terms of emulation. It comes down to what games you would want. Personally i would rather have a 3ds but i grew up with a psp. I got SO MUCH homebrew on that sucker. Both systems have a lot to them.
     
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    Homebrew yes, but 3ds game library vs vitas well...''library'' is a huge game changer imo.
     
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    yeah but the 3ds mostly is shovelware games ... & that 3D part just hurts my eyes lol
     
  11. Gary Hamilton
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    both of my sons and I have 3ds. games like little big planet and minecraft is why he is wanting a vita. He has started to get into the Metal gear solid games now. I presume there is an "ISO" site for the vita as well.
     
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  12. SuperDan

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    oh yeah loads dude .. i will pm you a few after work ...
     
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    Thank you very much dude it will help alot.
     
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    anytime bro ..
     
  15. Stephano

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    oh ya, its no contest
     
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    I think they ported a MGS game for 3DS...
     
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    an anti-anime bunker
    Also if he uses Adrenaline, he can play Portable Ops and Peace Walker
     
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    they did MGS 3 and its actually really good .. you can duck walk like splinter cell.. it was the 1st 3ds game i ever had ..
     
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    the controls for mgs3 on the 3ds where horrid as hell. maybe I just didnt get give them enough time to get use to.
     
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    Your 8 year old son doesn't want a shitty Vita. It's a dead console. Get him a freaking 3DS. It has far better games, including Pokémon. Every 8 year old wants Pokémon or Mario games. Don't make his life suck and change ur mind before it's too late, bro. I'm warning you! Hands away from that plague dude
     
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