Xbox One Catching Up

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

By on November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

With just over a month left in 2014, the Xbox One might finally be gaining ground on the PlayStation 4. For nine months straight, Sony dominated Microsoft in the console market, due to a combination of too many factors to list. But Microsoft never gave up. More →

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Review

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Small worlds after all

By on November 19, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

LittleBigPlanet 3 review: Small worlds after all

I have a volatile relationship with the LittleBigPlanet series. As much as I want to love every entry, I always seem to run into things that drive me up the wall to the point that I never stick around long enough to see all the incredible inventions that players have published online. I thought that LittleBigPlanet 3 might finally be able to turn me around on the series once and for all.

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PS4 vs. Xbox One One Year Later

One year later: The state of PS4 and Xbox One

By on November 18, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

One year later: The state of PS4 and Xbox One

A year ago this month, we were introduced to the next generation of game consoles: the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Despite the lack of game releases, most of us were just relieved that new consoles had finally hit the market. We’d spent nearly a decade waiting for this moment and it was finally here.

But as with any new gadget, the luster began to fade and both Sony and Microsoft had to prove that these investments of several hundred dollars were worth our time and money. One year later, we’re checking in to see how they’ve done. More →

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PlayStation Vue for PlayStation 4 and iPad

How Sony plans to make the PS4 even more popular

By on November 13, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

How Sony plans to make the PS4 even more popular

Sony has announced a new product that could make its consoles even more popular with customers: the PlayStation Vue cloud-based TV and on-demand content streaming service. PlayStation Vue will be available in the U.S. at some point in the first quarter of 2015, Reuters reports, at which point users will be able to watch both live TV and on-demand content on their PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles without requiring an separate pay TV subscription. More →

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Sony Action Cam Video Eagle Flies Over Paris

This Sony Action Cam video of an eagle soaring over Paris is the most incredible thing you’ll see all day

By on November 5, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

This Sony Action Cam video of an eagle soaring over Paris is the most incredible thing you’ll see all day

GoPro this year has gotten a lot of attention for some of the incredible videos that users have been filming with its cameras, including videos that show us up-close footage of volcanoes and of men leaping off four-story buildings. Other action camera makers have seen GoPro’s branding success and are now unleashing some incredible videos using their own cameras, including one Sony just produced with a Sony Action Cam that gives us an amazing first-person perspective of what it’s like to be an eagle soaring over Paris. More →

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PS4 2.01 Update

Sony has started fixing the disastrous PS4 software update it released last week

By on November 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Sony has started fixing the disastrous PS4 software update it released last week

On Tuesday night, it was announced on the official PlayStation Twitter account that PS4 software update v2.01 was on its way, addressing the Rest Mode issues which have been widely reported since the 2.00 update launched last week. PlayStation Europe confirmed that the rollout would commence on Wednesday, and users have begun to report that the update is currently available to download. More →

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PS4 2.0 Update Issues

Sony’s biggest PS4 update yet has been a complete disaster

By on November 3, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Sony’s biggest PS4 update yet has been a complete disaster

The latest firmware update for the PS4 has been a long time coming, but now that it’s available, most users are probably wishing that Sony had spent more time working out the kinks. Shortly after version 2.0 went live last Friday, reports began to spread that the newly dubbed Rest Mode (taking the place of Standby Mode) was putting PS4 consoles into such a deep sleep that they couldn’t be woken up. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games November

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you’ll be able to get for free in November

By on October 30, 2014 at 4:17 PM.

Here are all the PS4, PS3 and Vita games you’ll be able to get for free in November

Every month, Sony announces a new slate of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The announcement typically comes a few days before they’re made available on the PlayStation Store, but list for November leaked at least a few hours ahead of schedule when Sony accidentally published a video featuring all six games. Sony is sure to have an official post up soon, but until then, here is the Instant Game Collection for November. More →

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PS4 Update 2.0 Video

Watch a guided video tour of the PS4′s first major system update

By on October 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Watch a guided video tour of the PS4′s first major system update

On Tuesday, Sony is finally going to roll out the first substantial update for the PS4. We’ve written repeatedly about the disappointing pace of system updates since launch, but firmware 2.0 should be enough to tide PS4 owners over until after the holiday season. We already covered most of new features of 2.0 in a previous post, but Sony has posted a short video of the update in action. More →

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Sony Bravia 4K TV Commercial

Video: You might not care about 4K TVs, but you still need to watch Sony’s amazing new ad

By on October 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM.

Video: You might not care about 4K TVs, but you still need to watch Sony’s amazing new ad

The next big thing in television might be 4K (or even 5K, for some). Or smarter TVs. Or curvy smart TVs that also do 4K. But that doesn’t mean you really need them, especially 4K big-screen TVs, since there isn’t enough actual 4K content to consume in the first place. But Sony has an amazing new TV ad that is so amazing it’s worth watching even if you’re not interested in 4K TVs at all. More →

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12-inch Sony iPad Pro Tablet

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad model, referred to unofficially as the iPad Pro, is supposed to arrive at some point in 2015 according to certain reports, while others say the device is not considered “official” at Apple yet. Assuming Apple is going forward with iPad Pro plans, the gigantic tablet won’t be the only tablet to sport a bigger than 10-inch display next year. Digitimes has learned from Taiwan-based suppliers that several companies are working on large-size tablets supposed to launch next year in the first or second quarter. More →

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PS4 Xbox One Sales

PS4′s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

By on October 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM.

PS4′s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

Despite some early indications that Microsoft might have finally found a way to combat the sales chart tyranny of the PlayStation 4, the latest numbers from the NPD Group say otherwise. In an email correspondence on Thursday afternoon, Sony confirmed that the PS4 had achieved nine straight months of chart-topping success, tripling August’s sales figures. More →

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PlayStation TV Review

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

By on October 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

At first blush, Sony’s new PlayStation TV doesn’t make much sense. It’s a standalone console, but it has been built on the back of an existing platform. It uses a controller, but not the most recent one. It connects to your TV, but it doesn’t have any internal storage. The PlayStation TV is at odds with itself. After spending a few hours with it at home, I still haven’t found a compelling reason to use it over any of my other PlayStation branded devices. Given time, PS TV could be a major competitor in the set-top box market, but right now, it’s the cheapest console available for one very good reason — it just doesn’t work that well. More →

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