Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s been a great year for gaming by and large, with many of our favorite franchises returning and a few original IPs taking the industry by storm, but now it’s time to look forward to year three of the new generation. More →
In what is likely one the most obscure and fascinating stories in video game history, Sony back in 1988 signed off on a deal whereby it would provide Nintendo with CD-ROM drives for the SNES. The thinking at the time was that the SNES, in addition to being able to play standard cartridges, would also be able to run disc-based games via Sony’s CD-ROM technology.
Ultimately, a contract dispute over money and various licensing issues killed the partnership, but not before 200 prototype units of the hybrid device, dubbed the “PlayStation” or “Super Disc”, were manufactured. This past July, a Reddit user posted a rare photo of the device after discovering it in his dad’s possession. Naturally, many commenters were quick to call it a fake.
If you’re desperate to pick up a PS4 this holiday before all of the big game releases start dropping, you might not have to wait until Black Friday after all. On Sunday, a Sam’s Club employee took to the Cheap Ass Gamer forums to share a leaked flyer for a promotion that would give customers the chance to pick up a PS4 bundle with a free game for $299. More →
Huge Spectre spoiler alert: James Bond uses an Android phone, Sony’s Xperia Z5. However, Daniel Craig, who’s been very vocal about what James Bond movies should be like and the significant effort involved in making 007 movies, actually protested against using an Android device in the film because “James Bond only uses the best.” More →
Remember back in 2012 when we were all talking about the death of the home video game console? Back when we said that mobile devices and cloud-based services would take over for archaic boxes under our televisions and the outdated discs we put inside of them? We were all very, very wrong.
When it comes to first-party games, this is going to be one of Sony’s slowest holiday seasons in years. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection was the last true triple-A exclusive of the year, and with Uncharted 4 delayed until early 2016, PS4 owners are going to have to depend on a collection of solid third-party titles to keep them occupied through the winter. More →
When it comes to home audio, there’s only one name that matters and it’s Sony. You can pay four times as much for a luxury brand with speakers that look like they should be in a Salvador Dali painting, but they still won’t sound better than Sony’s speakers. And today only, you can save more than $300 on the Sony HTST5 Premium Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer. More →
You may have missed out on purchasing a PS4 console for a discounted price from past sales, but Sony is about to fix all that. The company announced on Thursday that it’s officially dropping the price of the PS4, making it cheaper than ever. Sony also announced its “big holiday lineup” in the process. More →
Despite its continued dominance of the console market, it looks like Sony is prepping a price drop for its PlayStation 4 this holiday season. Spotted by video game deals scourer Wario64 this weekend, Target temporarily listed the PS4 at $349.99 in an ad on its website before realizing they’d made an error. More →
Coming in just under the wire, Sony has announced the latest lineup of free PlayStation Plus games for October. It appears that the decisions were made at the last second this month, as the video which typically showcases all six games for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita only includes the new-gen additions this time around. More →
The days of needing a $2,000 DSLR in order to capture professional quality images are long gone. Now, there’s a wide range of more compact mirrorless cameras that are more than good enough to get the job done. We’re not talking about cheap point-and-shoot cameras that are barely better than a smartphone camera. We’re talking about professional grade mirrorless cameras with lenses so good, you won’t believe it.
Case in point: The Sony Alpha a6000, which is available on Amazon right now for $200 off with a 16-50mm zoom lens. More →
There have always been concerns about how long Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo can continue pushing out $300-500 machines every few years, but the former head of Xbox doesn’t think that this is the last generation. In an interview with GeekWire last week, ex-Xbox chief Robbie Bach discussed the future of game consoles, the Xbox One PR disaster and more. More →