PlayStation 4 Sales

Even without Titanfall, PlayStation 4 also saw a huge sales spike last week

By on March 18, 2014 at 1:11 PM.

Even without Titanfall, PlayStation 4 also saw a huge sales spike last week

According to a report issued earlier this week, Titanfall gave Microsoft’s Xbox One a huge and much-needed sales boost in the United Kingdom last week. Though nothing has been confirmed, sales reportedly spike a whopping 96% as the highly anticipated mech-style shooter finally launched. According to a new report, however, Microsoft’s newest console wasn’t the only next-generation box that enjoyed a massive sales boost last week. More →

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PlayStation 4 Vs Xbox One

Dev behind one of 2014′s biggest games explains why building a PS4 exclusive is awesome

By on March 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Dev behind one of 2014′s biggest games explains why building a PS4 exclusive is awesome

Whether or not you care about the “war” currently taking place between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, there is no question that each next-generation video game console has various benefits over the other. Where Microsoft’s new Xbox is concerned, the game selection is liekly better in the early days and the console’s capabilities are definitely wider thanks to Kinect and Microsoft’s many home entertainment features. Of course, Sony’s PS4 has the stronger specs and greater appeal for hardcore gamers. Are the benefits afforded by its extra onboard oomph really that significant? According to one big developer, the answer is “yes.” More →

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Video Game Sales February

PS4 maintained narrow sales lead in February, but Xbox One pulled in more money

By on March 14, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

PS4 maintained narrow sales lead in February, but Xbox One pulled in more money

There was no changing of the guard in the United States last month as new video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft continued to battle for top billing. The race in February was so tight, however, that the pricier Xbox One actually managed to pull ahead of the more popular PlayStation 4 in dollar sales. More →

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PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality Headset

Sony’s hotly anticipated PS4 virtual reality headset reportedly debuts next week

By on March 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Sony’s hotly anticipated PS4 virtual reality headset reportedly debuts next week

Sony already has a sizable lead in the battle for top vendor in the current video game console generation, but that lead may soon be extended even further thanks to the promise of exciting new virtual reality technology for the PlayStation 4. Multiple unnamed video game developers have informed Edge Online that Sony plans to unveil its “Oculus Rift-beating” virtual reality headset next week. More →

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Infamous: Second Son Preview Video

Video: Eight minutes of sprinting and smashing in Infamous: Second Son

By on March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: Eight minutes of sprinting and smashing in Infamous: Second Son

March is the month of killer apps. Titanfall launched to rave reviews earlier this week, giving Xbox One owners a reason to speak to their consoles once again, and now Sony’s biggest exclusive of 2014 is right around the corner. If you’re curious about Infamous: Second Son, you can finally see what we played through last week during our hands-on time with the game, complete with all that gorgeous dynamic lighting and Neon-fueled city traversal. Taking the evil path, as the player did in this video, gives Delsin access to a separate set of missions with a sinister bent, using lethal force rather than handling protesters and the DUP through nonviolent means. Check out eight full minutes of gameplay from the PS4 exclusive below. More →

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Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4 Sales

Xbox owners are deserting Microsoft consoles for the PlayStation 4

By on March 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Xbox owners are deserting Microsoft consoles for the PlayStation 4

We already know that the PlayStation 4 has taken a strong lead in the early goings of the latest console generation, but where are those millions of customers coming from? According to DealNews, one of the key factors to Sony’s success has been converting the “swing gamers” — Xbox owners who have decided to ditch the Microsoft brand for PlayStation this generation. More →

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PlayStation 4 Xbox One Sales Analysis

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One aren’t ‘doomed,’ despite sales figures

By on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One aren’t ‘doomed,’ despite sales figures

In the midst of the hysteria that has resulted from a near simultaneous launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, fans and the press alike have been more concerned with which company has the competitive edge than how the market is behaving as a whole. Natasha Lomas published her own analysis on TechCrunch earlier this week, showing the vast disparity between console sales in January 2007 and January 2014. In January 2007, around 2 million game consoles were sold. In January 2014, that number was closer to 700,000. More →

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Super Smash Bros. Creator PlayStation 4

The man behind one of Nintendo’s best games is a big PS4 fan

By on March 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

The man behind one of Nintendo’s best games is a big PS4 fan

As Wii U owners patiently await any signs of life, the creator of one of the console’s most anticipated games even has to admit that he likes what he sees in the PlayStation 4. Masahiro Sakurai, director of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS, was recently asked in an interview with Famitsu what he thinks about Sony’s PS4. According to Gematsu’s transtlation, although Sakurai has no interest in the “console war,” he sees the strengths of the PS4 and how the console can benefit game creators. More →

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PS4 Controller For Disabled Gamers

Video: Modder builds a one-handed PS4 controller for disabled gamers

By on March 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

Video: Modder builds a one-handed PS4 controller for disabled gamers

Ben Heck has been the face of the game console modding scene for quite some time. He managed to turn a hobby into a full-time gig with The Ben Heck Show, and his latest creation is one of the coolest we’ve seen yet. On the next episode of his show, Heck will introduce the one-handed PlayStation 4 controller to the world. The modified controller was requested by one of his viewers, and Heck hopes that the accessibility controller will allow disabled gamers to play PS4 games with a single hand. All the buttons on the left side of the controller have been reassembled on the right side, including the left analog stick, which has been situated on the back of the device. Check out a trailer below, and be sure to watch the full episode on Friday over at element14. More →

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Sony Panasonic Archival Disc

Sony and Panasonic unveil the next generation of Blu-ray

By on March 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Sony and Panasonic unveil the next generation of Blu-ray

The DVD market is still alive and kicking, but Sony and Panasonic have already revealed the next-gen follow-up to Blu-ray Disc. The new format, dubbed Archival Disc, will allow for optical discs with storage capacities of up to 300GB, a six-fold increase over current dual layer Blu-ray Discs. As time goes on, Sony and Panasonic plan to expand the recording capacity to 500GB and eventually 1 terabyte. With a terabyte of data on a single disc, 4K suddenly becomes a viable option for home video releases. According to the press release, Sony and Panasonic plan to launch the first Archival Disc systems in summer of 2015. What this means for DVD, Blu-ray and the new game consoles remains to be seen, but with the stated goal of “expanding the market for long-term digital data storage,” we might see the proliferation of three separate formats next year.

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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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Preview
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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