PlayStation Now Open Beta for PS4

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

By on July 31, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

PlayStation Now beta open to all PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada

Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming initiative is moving closer to launch, as the company is ready to allow any PS4 owners in the U.S. and Canada to try it starting today. The company on Wednesday announced on its PlayStation blog that while the open beta is available only to PS4 buyers for now, a beta option will be coming to PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV and select 2014 Sony TVs. More →

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PlayStation Now Price and Release Date

This is how much it’ll cost to stream games with PlayStation Now

By on June 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

This is how much it’ll cost to stream games with PlayStation Now

Sony on Monday during its E3 2014 keynote revealed that PlayStation Now will be available as an open beta beginning on July 31 – the game streaming service which was unveiled at CES 2014 is already available in closed beta. The Verge has learned more details about the service, including how much it will cost to stream various games to supported devices. More →

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PlayStation Now Leaked Video

Leaked video shows off one of the PS4’s coolest upcoming features in action

By on May 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Leaked video shows off one of the PS4’s coolest upcoming features in action

PlayStation Now hasn’t received much fanfare since its reveal in January. Despite the implications of on-demand console gaming without hard drive space concerns or huge downloads, the anticipated feature has been put on the back burner as new game releases take precedence. PlayStation Now is still only accessible to a select group of beta testers, but one of those testers has gone out of the way to leak a video showcasing the service that Sony plans to introduce later this year. We’ve seen leaked footage of PlayStation Now before, but never as clear as this. More →

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PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service

PlayStation’s game streaming service called ‘a joke’

By on February 6, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

PlayStation’s game streaming service called ‘a joke’

If you thought that Sony’s PlayStation Now service sounded too good to be true, you wouldn’t be the only one. Plenty of us are very skeptical after OnLive tried and failed to provide real-time game streaming without the need for downloads a few years ago, but Sony is still convinced it can pull off the improbable. Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, on the other hand, is not. More →

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PlayStation Now Video

Leaked video provides first glimpse of hotly anticipated PlayStation Now

By on February 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

Leaked video provides first glimpse of hotly anticipated PlayStation Now

In early January, Sony announced an upcoming new service tied to its PlayStation gaming platform that gamers can’t wait to get their hands on. The service, dubbed PlayStation Now, will allow PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PS3 owners to access classic games from PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and the original PlayStation video game console and stream them from the cloud. Needless to say, the service will have a huge impact on the catalog of titles available to early PlayStation 4 adopters. PlayStation Now won’t be made available to the general public until sometime this summer, but a leaked video of a private PlayStation Now beta gives us our first glimpse at the upcoming Sony service. More →

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PlayStation Now Beta Launch

PlayStation Now private beta invites rolling out

By on January 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

PlayStation Now private beta invites rolling out

Sony has quietly started to send out private beta invites via email for its PlayStation Now game streaming service that was announced a few weeks ago at CES 2014, a Neogaf forum poster revealed. “With this invitation, you will receive exclusive access to test PlayStation’s game streaming service before its full launch and the opportunity to provide regular feedback to the PlayStation Now team,” Sony wrote in the invitation email. More →

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PlayStation Now DualShock Controller

With PlayStation Now you won’t need new hardware (except for a mandatory DualShock controller)

By on January 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

With PlayStation Now you won’t need new hardware (except for a mandatory DualShock controller)

Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service unveiled at CES 2014 will work on a variety of smart gadgets in addition to regular PlayStation consoles, such as TVs, tablets and smartphones. But the PS3 games that will be available to users won’t be usable on any devices without the company’s DualShock controller, The Verge has learned. While there already are ways to control those games using a touchscreen interface, Sony will not make the DualShock controller purchase optional, at least not for the time being. More →

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PlayStation Now Games New Content

Classic PlayStation games may get fresh bonus content on PlayStation Now

By on January 8, 2014 at 12:37 PM.

Classic PlayStation games may get fresh bonus content on PlayStation Now

Event if it’s not yet available to gamers yet, Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud-based game streaming service may get a whole lot better in the future, a new patent filed by Sony last March, and discovered by Re/code, indicates. Titled “Suspending state of cloud-based legacy applications,” the patent shows ways through which game developers could include additional content in older games that are played using a cloud streaming solution, without having to mess with the code of the legacy game. The system would allow Sony to stop the game at certain intervals, save its progress in the cloud, bring the new mini-game to the forefront, and then move back to the older game. More →

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Sony PlayStation Now Streaming Service

Sony’s PlayStation Now service streams classic PlayStation games to tablets, phones and more

By on January 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

Sony’s PlayStation Now service streams classic PlayStation games to tablets, phones and more

Sony’s game streaming service has been a bit of a mystery ever since it was announced last year, but Sony executive Andrew House took the stage at CES on Tuesday to reveal that the Gaikai-based service will be titled PlayStation Now, and a closed beta will begin at the end of the month. PlayStation Now will allow gamers to access classic titles from the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 via a streaming service on both the current generation PlayStation 4 and Vita consoles along with televisions, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices. The popular PlayStation 3 titles The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls are playable on Bravia TVs and PlayStation Vitas on the CES show floor. The full rollout of PlayStation Now is expected to start this summer.

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