Xperia Z2 Release Date and Price

Instead of free bloatware, one retailer throws in free TV with Sony smartphone purchase

By on March 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

Instead of free bloatware, one retailer throws in free TV with Sony smartphone purchase

Samsung is already advertising its free gifts that will be available to Galaxy S5 buyers.  Worth almost $600, these gifts include free subscriptions to certain services and access to premium apps – or essentially free bloatware that should convince consumers to buy the new handset. But one U.K. carrier has devised a more interesting way to attract buyers to a brand new Android handset. More →

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Sony PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality Headset

Sony could unveil its secret weapon against Xbox One next week

By on March 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Sony could unveil its secret weapon against Xbox One next week

Sony has already built up a consistent lead over Microsoft in the latest generation of the console wars and it may soon unveil a key new feature that could help maintain that lead indefinitely. IGN reports that Sony will host a panel at the Game Developers Conference on March 18th that will discuss “innovation at PlayStation” and the “future of gaming.” While this is a very vague teaser, IGN says that it could be a hint that Sony finally plans to make a formal announcement about a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation that will go head-to-head with VR headset Oculus Rift. IGN notes that two of the panel’s speakers — Sony senior director Richard Marks and Sony senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov — both “played integral roles in the development of the PlayStation Move and PS Eye for the PS3.”

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MLB 14: The Show Preview

Preview: ‘MLB 14: The Show’ gets you to the action faster

By on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Preview: ‘MLB 14: The Show’ gets you to the action faster

It wasn’t until last year that I finally took a chance on baseball. It was the outcome of a single, crazy, stressful game early in the season that pulled me in, and over 100 games later, I was hooked. However, I could do without the endless pitch counts, which is why MLB 14: The Show might be the first baseball game I pick up since middle school. More →

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Infamous: Second Son Preview

Preview: ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is a huge leap forward for the series

By on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Preview: ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is a huge leap forward for the series

What really stands out about Infamous: Second Son is the fluidity of movement. Everything feels fast, almost in opposition to the beautifully detailed city of Seattle, sitting dormant before you, waiting for you to wreak havoc or quell the violence. If you want Seattle to crumble around you as you and the other Conduits rampage through the streets, you have that option. If you’d rather take a non-violent approach to the anti-Conduit soldiers, you can do that too. As with the rest of the Infamous series, Second Son is about choice. More →

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PlayStation 4 Sales Japan Week 2

PlayStation 4 sales fall off in Japan after a stellar first week

By on March 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM.

PlayStation 4 sales fall off in Japan after a stellar first week

PlayStation fever went international as the PS4 launched to huge sales in Japan last month, but after an impressive performance in its first week, the next seven days were worryingly deflated. 4gamer shares the latest report from Media Create, which shows PS4 unit sales have dropped to 65,685 from the high-water mark of 322,083 last week. According to PlayStation LifeStyle, those figures represent the second lowest week 2 sales of any recent console launch, including the Vita, the 3DS and the Wii U. Supply constraints are likely a factor, and the PS4 also reached Japan outside of the holiday season, but whatever the reason, Japan’s gamers aren’t adopting Sony’s new system nearly as fast as other recent consoles. The PS4 remains at the top of the console sales chart for now — we’ll check in soon to see if the 3DS and Vita can catch back up. More →

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Killzone Shadow Fall 1080p

Sony shamed for ‘lying’ to PlayStation 4 owners

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Sony shamed for ‘lying’ to PlayStation 4 owners

Native full HD 1080p gaming was one of the many promises of Sony’s new PlayStation 4 console and in many instances, it will deliver. A recent report revealed that one popular game that was being touted as “a 1080p 60 FPS monster” hasn’t delivered on its promise, however, and gamers are now lashing out as a result. More →

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Worst PlayStation 4 Games

This is the worst PlayStation 4 game so far

By on March 4, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

This is the worst PlayStation 4 game so far

As PlayStation 4 sales scream past 6 million units globally, it’s becoming increasingly important for developers to pick up the pace and fuel gamers’ insatiable need for great new titles. This console generation is still very new, so early launches have a good chance of flying off the shelves since there isn’t much competition out there yet. One PlayStation 4 game that likely won’t be flying off the shelves, however, is Basement Crawl. More →

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HBO Go PlayStation 3 App

HBO Go available on the PlayStation 3 starting today

By on March 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

HBO Go available on the PlayStation 3 starting today

It’s a generation behind, but it’s finally arrived. Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that the HBO Go app will be available to PlayStation 3 owners starting on Tuesday. In January, HBO announced that the app would finally be coming to the PS3, nearly two years after it hit the Xbox 360. The team is currently working to bring HBO Go to the new consoles, although there is no release date for the app on either the PS4 or Xbox One yet.  More →

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PlayStation 4 Sales 6 Million

Sony’s PlayStation 4 hits new sales milestone

By on March 4, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 hits new sales milestone

Sony on Tuesday announced it hit a new sales milestone for its recently released PlayStation 4 console: 6.0 million units sold worldwide since launching the device four months ago. In mid-February, the company revealed it sold 5.3 million PS4 units according to early February data. Since then, the PS4 was launched in Japan, where Sony sold 370,000 console units. The PS4 is now available in 57 markets. More →

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PlayStation 4 Game Ratings

You’ll never guess which game is the highest-rated on the PlayStation 4

By on March 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

You’ll never guess which game is the highest-rated on the PlayStation 4

The highest-rated game for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 4 console isn’t Killzone Shadow Fall or Thief. It’s not a blockbuster game with a multi-million dollar budget. Instead, as noted by Gamer Headlines on Monday, it’s a fun, whimsical and somewhat confusing title that many of you probably haven’t even heard of. More →

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PlayStation 4 Update Wish List

Here’s what the PlayStation 4 is doing wrong

By on February 28, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

Here’s what the PlayStation 4 is doing wrong

Sony’s latest console hasn’t had any trouble maintaining its position at the top of the sales charts, but that doesn’t mean the PlayStation 4 is without its flaws. The team at GamingBolt has put together a list of 15 improvements they hope to see as the console generation marches forward, many of which we wholeheartedly agree with. To start, let’s talk hardware. More →

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PlayStation Plus Instant Collection March

PlayStation Plus subscribers: Here are your free games for March

By on February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

PlayStation Plus subscribers: Here are your free games for March

Sony has unveiled the latest round of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers to add to their Instant Game Collections. In March, PlayStation 4 owners will get their hands on Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, an upgrade to the 4-year-old top-down shooter from the same studio that brought Resogun to the console last year. The PlayStation 3 will bring in the biggest haul, most notably the incredible Tomb Raider remake that received nearly unanimous praise from gamers and critics alike last year. Indie titles Thomas Was Alone and Lone Survivor: Director’s Cut round out the PS3 list. More →

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PlayStation 4 Killzone Shadow Fall

These stunning panoramic shots show how amazing the PlayStation 4′s next-gen visuals are

By on February 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM.

These stunning panoramic shots show how amazing the PlayStation 4′s next-gen visuals are

With all of the rumors that were flying around in 2012 and 2013, the wait for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles was agonizing. It’s not that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will terribly boring, it’s that these exiting new consoles promised features, gameplay and graphics that would blow the older boxes out of the water. So, did the new console generation deliver? More →

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