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PLASTICA-MAN
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(02-28-2014, 03:07 PM)
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Greetings everyone. Few days ago, I was surprised that to find (or not find) that the foursquare app was missing from the PS Vita store. First, I thought it was a bug within the store and that will be corrected later. To my further surprise, I receieved today an e-mail from Sony Playstation confirming that. I searched for infos about this and I found out that the app got removed since 2/11/2014:

http://community.us.playstation.com/.../td-p/42925681

And here is the content of the em-mail I got today:

"
foursquare on PS Vita
We have important information to share about foursquare on PlayStation Vita.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. will no longer load the foursquare app on PS Vita from 1 April 2014 and was removed from the PlayStation Store from February 12, 2014.

You can still use your foursquare account on other mobile devices or on the foursquare website, where data will be stored in your account.

We hope you continue to enjoy other social networking applications available on PS Vita."

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.
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NinjaFridge
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(02-28-2014, 03:08 PM)
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UK doesn't have Netflix either.
Haines
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(02-28-2014, 03:09 PM)
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I remember hearing of 4s when it launched and never after. Did its user base leave?
mattp
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(02-28-2014, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.

lol what
Oersted
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(02-28-2014, 03:10 PM)
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Where is the "will never be supported again" part coming from?
jiggles
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(02-28-2014, 03:11 PM)
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I guess it took 50 people at Santa Monica to maintain.
Bomber Bob
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(02-28-2014, 03:11 PM)
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foursquare is so 2009
Xer0
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(02-28-2014, 03:11 PM)
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Not...really sure what SSM layoffs has to do with it, but...

I imagine foursquare app is gone because no one used it?
McDougles
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(02-28-2014, 03:12 PM)
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Oh no, how will I ever let people know where I am at all times?*

*Disregard Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Youtube, Pinterest, Google+, Flickr, MySpace, etc.
ElectricKaibutsu
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(02-28-2014, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xer0

Not...really sure what SSM layoffs has to do with it, but...

I imagine foursquare app is gone because no one used it?

lol, Xer0 hits the nail on the head.
Kerned
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(02-28-2014, 03:13 PM)
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TIL there used to be a Foursquare app on the Vita.
EL CUCO
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(02-28-2014, 03:13 PM)
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Dump Near next.
CoG
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(02-28-2014, 03:14 PM)
Does anyone even use foursquare anymore?
Xer0
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(02-28-2014, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by mattp

lol what

Such a cruel act.

First there were the crusades, then, the Nazis, Guantanamo Bay...

and NOW NO MORE FOURSQUARE ON VITA!
RE_Player
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(02-28-2014, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by EL CUCO

Dump Near next.

This. Love my Vita but Near is a piece of shit. Don't even want to see the icon anymore.
PLASTICA-MAN
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(02-28-2014, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by EL CUCO

Dump Near next.

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.
jiggles
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(02-28-2014, 03:16 PM)
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The actual reason is likely because they're using an old version of the API, which 4sq are EOLing in June: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...pi/xDXlV2EpMnM

The person who maintained the app could very well have been within the layoffs, and they can't be bothered picking it up again because nobody used it.
UpsideDownAce
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(02-28-2014, 03:18 PM)
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I didn't even realize Foursquare was available on the Vita, lol.

No loss, really.
Ketch
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(02-28-2014, 03:19 PM)
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Vita has no aps!
Footos22
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(02-28-2014, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.

what?
duckroll
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(02-28-2014, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.

Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooool. This thread was worth it for the OP's overreaction alone.
PsionBolt
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(02-28-2014, 03:20 PM)
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I'm lost.

This is the game where four kids stand in a divided square drawn on the parking lot in chalk and throw a ball around, with one kid being king, right?
BibiMaghoo
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(02-28-2014, 03:21 PM)
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That sucks if you use it, but does anyone lol?

Is it not the app that lets you tell other people where you are? Like, digital stalker shit?

I don't understand why anyone would want that.
Xer0
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(02-28-2014, 03:21 PM)
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Guys, where is Vita's MySpace app?
BibiMaghoo
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(02-28-2014, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xer0

Guys, where is Vita's MySpace app?

Justin holding out on it.
plasmawave
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(02-28-2014, 03:22 PM)
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The next one is going to be the Myspace app.
Marcel
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(02-28-2014, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.

Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.


Hall of fame overreaction 2014 candidate right here.
Meier
(02-28-2014, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by PsionBolt

I'm lost.

This is the game where four kids stand in a divided square drawn on the parking lot in chalk and throw a ball around, with one kid being king, right?

It's an app where you check-in to shops, restaurants, movies, music venues, etc. when you visit them. Some places have deals with foursquare where they will provide rewards based on number of check-ins and who has checked-in the most in a 60 day period (referred to as the "Mayor").
darkside31337
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(02-28-2014, 03:23 PM)
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I'm still pissed they removed the Crunchyroll Vita app from the store.

It was never there. They've been promising it was coming for 2 years and it still aint here.
border
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(02-28-2014, 03:23 PM)
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God can be very cruel and uncaring.

First September 11th happened......and now Foursquare has been removed from the Playstation Vita.
WhiskeyKnight
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(02-28-2014, 03:23 PM)
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Who's mayor of NeoGaf?
Tobor
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(02-28-2014, 03:23 PM)
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I can't believe you'd compare 50 layoffs at SSM with a useless foursquare app being EOL'ed as if they are remotely related or point to a larger trend. Lol.
Marcel
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(02-28-2014, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyKnight

Who's mayor of NeoGaf?

PLASTICA-MAN should be the honorary mayor. He's had a hard life, what with this Foursquare tragedy and all.
JesseZao
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(02-28-2014, 03:26 PM)
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Why was foursquare ever a thing? Always semed like the dumbest/most pointless social app.
SJRB
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(02-28-2014, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyKnight

Who's mayor of NeoGaf?

Bish of course.

Also, comparing the layoff of 50 people to the removal of some Foursquare app is tasteless at best.
Massa
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(02-28-2014, 03:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.

Do you know totobeni? You two would get along.
Tik-Tok
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(02-28-2014, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooool. This thread was worth it for the OP's overreaction alone.

I'm curious what the results would be if we conducted a poll to see how many GAF posters have some form of Autism.
Musolf815
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(02-28-2014, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by JesseZao

Why was foursquare ever a thing? Always semed like the dumbest/most pointless social app.

I'm always reminded of this Onion article when I hear about Foursquare:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/new...-oh-chr,17465/
kick51
(02-28-2014, 03:28 PM)
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The actual game four square is the shit, even as an adult. you just have to draw the boxes much bigger. drunk four square rules

just trying to provide something people may care about in this thread
kasane
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(02-28-2014, 03:28 PM)
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SSM lay offs has to do anything with foursquare? Not sure if genuinely mad or trying to stirr up a non issue =/
Marcel
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(02-28-2014, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by SJRB

Bish of course.

Also, comparing the layoff of 50 people to the removal of some Foursquare app is tasteless at best.

Shhh. Don't be a party pooper.

We still might be able to get some more hilarious comparisons/overreactions out of this guy.
mclem
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(02-28-2014, 03:29 PM)

Originally Posted by SJRB

Bish of course.

Nah, he's the sheriff
chickdigger802
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(02-28-2014, 03:29 PM)
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i'm still amazed that no one has made a Dodgeball style 4 square game with powerup shots and what not.
Bundy
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(02-28-2014, 03:30 PM)

Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.

LMAO
I hope this is sarcasm ;D!
massoluk
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(02-28-2014, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by RE_Player

This. Love my Vita but Near is a piece of shit. Don't even want to see the icon anymore.

Amazing Sony didn't even try to copy what Nintendo did with all the Streetpass games.
GuardianE
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(02-28-2014, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oersted

Where is the "will never be supported again" part coming from?

Melodrama.
Marcel
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(02-28-2014, 03:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by massoluk

Amazing Sony didn't even try to copy what Nintendo did with all the Streetpass games.

They kind of did with Toro's Friend Network.
Interfectum
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(02-28-2014, 03:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Can you please explain to me the reasons for such cruel act? First Laying off SSM veteran employees and cancelling a promising game on PS4 and now redducing the number of apps on PS Vita thus its versatility. I thought the PS Vita will get more apps in the future and not the opposite. I will keep the app and will never delete it.

Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.

Because lord knows we need more hyperbole in our lives.

...
MasterBalls
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(02-28-2014, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by NinjaFridge

UK doesn't have Netflix either.

Yes, and it's fucking bizarre. Emailed Sony/Netflix on numerous occasions, and they both claim it's the other's fault. The 3DS doesn't have it either.
CaptainTiptop
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(02-28-2014, 03:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

Yes, I fear it may be true, so will t@g too. I think will delete every app that relies on travelling and using 3G since the model will be discontinued and replaced by the crap Slim model which can be described as the worst device Sony may have ever released.

Holy hell, you certainly are quite the character lol.

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