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Play retro classics on your PS Vita with PlayStation Home Arcade

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PlayStation Vita
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Today, Sony announced the launch of PlayStation Home Arcade, an app that lets users purchase arcade games for the PlayStation Vita. Home Arcade has a number of well-known retro classics like Frogger, Asteroids, and Centipede, as well as Astrosmash Gen2, Shark! Shark! Gen2, Mad Blocker, and Time Pilot, all available for $1.49. The app also features more recent games like Icebreaker and Wipeout 2D, which both come free with Home Arcade. A free demo of Scribbleshooter is also available, but the full game is priced at $1.49. Although the PlayStation Home branding might suggest a deeper tie in with the PS3, in actuality the only link is that the arcade games you've purchased on the console will also be available on your Vita. PlayStation Home Arcade is available today for free from the PlayStation Store, but you'll have to look elsewhere for classics like Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug.