PS4 and Xbox One vs PC and Mobile

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

By on August 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM.

PS4 and Xbox One are fighting back against mobile and PC gaming

Over the last several years, there has been a paradigm shift in the gaming industry. Consoles, unchallenged for years as the PC market faded, slowly started to lose ground as smartphones and tablets became competent gaming platforms. Suddenly, everyone was playing games on their mobiles devices, from casual fans to hardcore gamers. Things got even more contentious when Steam hit the scene, bringing triple-A and indie developers alike back to the PC in droves. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

By on August 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Here are all the free PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games you can download in September

As the holiday season draws closer, the game release schedule is going to pick up to a pace that might not be safe for your wallet. Call of Duty, Halo, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Super Smash Bros. — that vacation you were planning may have to wait until next year. Thankfully, Sony is taking a little bit of the pressure off with its latest collection of free games for PS Plus members on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. More →

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Xperia Z3 Vs iPhone 6

This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on August 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This is the phone Sony will launch to take on Apple’s iPhone 6

After several years of complete and total domination by Samsung and Apple, a handful of rival device makers are finally starting to see some gains in the global smartphone market. Huawei and Lenovo have experienced some solid growth in recent quarters, and up and comer Xiaomi is among a handful of smaller Asian companies seeing big gains in that region. Meanwhile, Sony has continued to struggle despite launching several solid smartphones over the past couple of years.

The fall and the coming holiday shopping season are expected to be the hottest period in Apple’s storied history, with a record holiday quarter expected on the back of the iPhone 6, 5.5-inch iPhone phablet and iWatch. To combat the new iPhone 6, which is widely expected to quickly become the best-selling smartphone of all time, Sony plans to release a new flagship phone of its own — and the clearest photos we’ve seen of that new handset so far have just leaked. More →

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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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