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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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Sony Xperia Z3 IFA 2014 Announcement

Sony to challenge the Galaxy Note 4 with new Xperia Z beast of its own

By on August 7, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Sony to challenge the Galaxy Note 4 with new Xperia Z beast of its own

Samsung has already announced a September 3rd media event in Berlin, clearly hinting that it’ll announce the Galaxy Note 4 on that occasion, but Sony is apparently interested to ruining Samsung’s announcement with a press event of its own. A Sony invite for a press conference also scheduled for September 3rd in Berlin has been posted online by Taiwanese site ePrice, revealing that Sony has quite a few announcements in mind for the upcoming German trade show. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games August

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

By on July 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Here are all the free games PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners can download in August

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s increasingly attractive Games with Gold program, Sony has announced the August lineup of the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. This month, PS4 owners will be treated to the brand new downloadable title Road Not Taken for free on the day it releases. Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game from Spry Fox, the creator of Triple Town, and will be available on the PlayStation Store on August 5th. More →

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Xperia Z3 Compact Pictures Leak

Pics of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact shown in new leak

By on July 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Pics of Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact shown in new leak

Sony likes to move quickly when it comes to hardware releases, but if the latest leak is to be believed, it might be time for Sony to pump the brakes. On Wednesday, Xperia Blog published images of the alleged Xperia Z3 Compact, a miniature version of the next-gen flagship which is expected to be revealed alongside the Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in September. The only problem? Sony still hasn’t confirmed the existence of the Xperia Z2 Compact. More →

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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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Xperia Z3 Pictures Leak

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

By on July 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

A closer look at the Xperia Z3, Sony’s next flagship smartphone

Sony still hasn’t found a way to effectively infiltrate the Western phone market, but that doesn’t mean the Japanese powerhouse is giving up any time soon. Our friendly neighborhood leaker @evleaks has published two new photos of what he claims to be the upcoming flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone, a phone that at first glance could easily be mistaken for an Xperia Z2. Upon further inspection, the Z3 does appear to be thinner and seems to lacks the silver trim which lined the edges of the Z2. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4 Updates

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

By on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

The one way Xbox One is crushing PS4

Sony took advantage of Microsoft’s early missteps to ensure that the PlayStation 4 would come out on top as the new console generation kicked off, but after being on the market for over half a year, one surprising disparity has begun to arise in the Xbox One’s favor. Despite a steady stream of updates on both consoles, the PS4 has gained very little in the way of new features while the Xbox One is loaded with functionality it didn’t have at launch. More →

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita August Game Releases

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

By on July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM.

Here’s why PS4 and PS3 fans should be very excited right now

Summer can be a rough time of year for gamers. The slow release schedule coupled with the beginning of a new console generation has made this summer especially difficult, but things are finally going to start picking back up in August, as evidenced by a rather strong lineup of games for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. More →

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Preview
The Last of Us Remastered Preview

Here’s everything The Last of Us Remastered is bringing to the PS4

By on July 16, 2014 at 11:22 AM.

Here’s everything The Last of Us Remastered is bringing to the PS4

A remastered version of one of the most esteemed games of the last generation, The Last of Us, is coming to the PS4 in two weeks. I haven’t done any extensive research on the matter, but I think this might be the shortest turnaround on a upscaled, triple-A rerelease in the history of console gaming, which immediately had me concerned as to the quality of the final product. After seeing the game in action on Tuesday, I’m happy to report that Naughty Dog is giving fans of the game and newcomers alike a whole lot to look forward to. More →

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Last Generation of Consoles

PS4’s lead architect discusses the death of console gaming

By on July 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM.

PS4’s lead architect discusses the death of console gaming

Five years ago, video game fans and analysts alike would have told you the next console generation would be the last. Many suspected the next round of consoles would fall flat, a prediction which gained some credence after the Wii U took a nosedive right out of the gate. The market was shifting to mobile and PC gaming, the generation had lasted years longer than it should have and nothing could possibly impress the skeptical enthusiasts. Then the PlayStation 4 launched. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics could be our first look at Sony’s next major flagship phone

By on July 11, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

Leaked pics could be our first look at Sony’s next major flagship phone

Sony’s smartphones don’t get nearly as much hype as new flagship phones from HTC, Samsung or LG, but Sony has been doing a nice job of improving its mobile phone offerings since the launch of the Xperia Z back in 2013. Now 9to5Google has snagged some pictures off of Chinese microblogging site Weibo that purportedly show us the Xperia Z3, which is tipped to be the next major flagship phone from Sony. More →

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Why Is The PS4 Outselling The Xbox One

All the reasons why the PS4 is consistently crushing the Xbox One

By on July 10, 2014 at 1:46 PM.

All the reasons why the PS4 is consistently crushing the Xbox One

When the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One launched last November, everyone expected it to be a close race. If anything, Microsoft had a slight advantage coming off of an enormously successful near-decade with the Xbox 360, but eight months later, Sony is so far out in front that the lead seems insurmountable. So how did the PS4 become an international smash hit, doubling the sales of the Xbox One month after month? More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One Release Date

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM.

How the PS4 took a lead over the Xbox One before it even existed

One of the keys to the early success of the PlayStation 4 was its release date. When Sony took the stage in February last year to reveal the PS4, everyone was a bit taken aback, Sony included. Speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton, SCEI President Andrew House admitted that although Sony wasn’t prepared to show off the new console at the time, the company knew that it wanted to be the first on the scene. More →

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