PlayStation Network Status

PlayStation Network buckles from massive hacker attack; Xbox could be next target

By on August 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

PlayStation Network buckles from massive hacker attack; Xbox could be next target

Sony has confirmed that a massive DDoS attack took down its popular online gaming network this past weekend, leaving millions of gamers out in the cold as they tried to connect to the service. Two different entities, a hacker group called “Lizard Squad” and a lone hacker named “Fame,” both claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network attack, but an investigation is ongoing. Sony says that no user data was compromised during the attack and PSN service has been fully restored. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 10 Million

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

By on August 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Sony exec admits he doesn’t understand why the PS4 is so popular

It’s safe to say that even Sony is surprised by how popular the PlayStation 4 has been. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida says that while the company is obviously pleased with how many consoles it’s sold so far, it’s a little apprehensive about it because it really has no idea why it’s this popular. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Photos

Sony’s answer to the Galaxy Note 4 fully revealed in massive new leak

By on August 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Sony’s answer to the Galaxy Note 4 fully revealed in massive new leak

We’re just two weeks out from IFA 2014, which means unannounced phones have already started passing through China’s TENAA agency. On Thursday, the Xperia Z3 appeared on the agency’s website, complete with a full spec sheet and high-resolution press photos. Some of the details are missing, but it’s the most sizable leak for the new Sony flagship smartphone we’ve seen so far. More →

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Sony Selfie Camera Pictures

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

By on August 20, 2014 at 7:10 PM.

Someone at Sony actually thought this hideous selfie camera was a good idea

A new episode in the selfie cultural phenomenon saga has been written – and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Selfie TV show that’s coming this year – as Sony has apparently decided to green-light a horrendous camera for selfies. The bulky, revolving thing you’ll see at the top is part of an ugly camera that’ll supposedly allow the user to take better selfie photos than other devices. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Huge launches from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and more are coming in three weeks

By on August 15, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Huge launches from Samsung, Sony, Microsoft and more are coming in three weeks

This fall is shaping up to be an action-packed one for smartphone fans. While every unannounced handset we know about so far will likely be an iterative update as opposed to an innovative release — this is, after all, a boring year for smartphone lovers — there will still be plenty of solid new options for shoppers heading into the holidays.

As is the case each year, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone is easily the most hotly anticipated of the bunch. According to dozens of reports, the iPhone 6 will finally feature a significantly larger display alongside upgraded internals.

Beyond Apple’s new iPhone, however, there is plenty more in store — and it looks like the best and brightest of the bunch will all be unveiled in just a few short weeks. More →

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Video Game Sales PS4 Xbox One July 2014

PS4 continued to crush the Xbox One in July

By on August 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM.

PS4 continued to crush the Xbox One in July

For seven consecutive months now, the PlayStation 4 has dominated the sales charts. Sony announced at Gamescom this week that PS4 sales have surpassed 10 million units sold through to consumers, another huge milestone for the nine-month-old console and an indication that sales won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Even with a fairly limited selection of games, PS4 also took the top spot in software, accounting for more than half of all new generation game sales with The Last of Us Remastered coming out on top. More →

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PS4 Update Share Play

Here’s what you need to know about Sony’s latest major PS4 update

By on August 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

Here’s what you need to know about Sony’s latest major PS4 update

Sony revealed on Tuesday that PS4 system software update v2.00 would be arriving this fall with a few features that owners of the new generation console have been waiting for since launch. Some of those additions include new broadcast features, the ability to upload directly to YouTube and an enhanced real-time activity feed in the What’s New section on the dashboard, but the real bombshell is Share Play. More →

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Top 10 PS4 Gamescom Trailers

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the PS4 Gamescom event

By on August 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

Here are the 10 trailers you need to watch from the PS4 Gamescom event

So you’ve watched our 10 favorite trailers from Microsoft’s Gamescom event, but you’re thirst for new games still hasn’t been quenched. Thankfully, Sony just finished its own PlayStation 4 media briefing and a slew of new trailers have made their way online. Unlike Microsoft, Sony had several brand new games to show off, some of which had been hinted at in weeks prior and others of which came completely out of left field. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 10 Million

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s in just 9 months

By on August 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

Sony has sold 10 million PS4s in just 9 months

Sony announced today during its Gamescom press event that 10 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold through to consumers worldwide since the console launched last November. This marks another huge milestone for the new generation console as Sony continues to stay well ahead of the competition from both Microsoft and Nintendo. More →

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Review
Hohokum Review

Hohokum review: Eye for an eye

By on August 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Hohokum review: Eye for an eye

I can’t figure out how best to describe Hohokum. Interactive scenery would do developer Honeyslug an injustice. Movable soundscapes might be more accurate. Whatever Hohokum is, it’s what it isn’t that makes it so special. It’s not a puzzle game, it’s not an adventure game and it’s not a platformer, but it has elements of all three. Hohokum is the latest in a lineage of downloadable PlayStation exclusives that redefine gaming in small but meaningful ways. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 IFA 2014 Announcement

Sony to challenge the Galaxy Note 4 with new Xperia Z beast of its own

By on August 7, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Sony to challenge the Galaxy Note 4 with new Xperia Z beast of its own

Samsung has already announced a September 3rd media event in Berlin, clearly hinting that it’ll announce the Galaxy Note 4 on that occasion, but Sony is apparently interested to ruining Samsung’s announcement with a press event of its own. A Sony invite for a press conference also scheduled for September 3rd in Berlin has been posted online by Taiwanese site ePrice, revealing that Sony has quite a few announcements in mind for the upcoming German trade show. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games August

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

By on July 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s increasingly attractive Games with Gold program, Sony has announced the August lineup of the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. This month, PS4 owners will be treated to the brand new downloadable title Road Not Taken for free on the day it releases. Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game from Spry Fox, the creator of Triple Town, and will be available on the PlayStation Store on August 5th. More →

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Xperia Z3 Compact Pictures Leak

Pics of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact shown in new leak

By on July 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Pics of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact shown in new leak

Sony likes to move quickly when it comes to hardware releases, but if the latest leak is to be believed, it might be time for Sony to pump the brakes. On Wednesday, Xperia Blog published images of the alleged Xperia Z3 Compact, a miniature version of the next-gen flagship which is expected to be revealed alongside the Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in September. The only problem? Sony still hasn’t confirmed the existence of the Xperia Z2 Compact. More →

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