Sony has published a new PlayStation 4 ad on its European PlayStation channel, but pulled it rather fast (technically, the ad is listed as private) after realizing the commercial can be perceived as quite offensive to a certain group of gamers. The ad — which is still available on YouTube, as it has been quickly reposted by others — features an attractive female doctor who seems to suggest the viewer has been “furiously masturbating,” as Business Insider puts it. More →
Sony has been stuck in a holding pattern for the past few years when it comes to new smartphone releases, but a leak last month seemed to indicate that the Xperia Z4 might be the company’s next huge step forward. Unfortunately, a recent tip sent to PhoneArena points to a much more modest set of specs. More →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →