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PlayStation TV Review

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

By on October 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

At first blush, Sony’s new PlayStation TV doesn’t make much sense. It’s a standalone console, but it has been built on the back of an existing platform. It uses a controller, but not the most recent one. It connects to your TV, but it doesn’t have any internal storage. The PlayStation TV is at odds with itself. After spending a few hours with it at home, I still haven’t found a compelling reason to use it over any of my other PlayStation branded devices. Given time, PS TV could be a major competitor in the set-top box market, but right now, it’s the cheapest console available for one very good reason — it just doesn’t work that well. More →

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Sony Xperia Z4 Specs Leak

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

By on October 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Leak: Upcoming Sony phone may feature specs that crush every Sony smartphone we’ve seen so far

Sony’s biannual releases have been a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the Xperia line is one of the more visible smartphone lines on the market with four flagship releases in less than two years. On the other, the minor iterations from one model to the next have culminated in the Xperia Z3v, a device which doesn’t stack up against any of the best Android devices. If a leak from AndroidOrigin is to be believed, that might finally change in a big way with the next generation. More →

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PS4 System Update 2.00

Sony previews the biggest PS4 update yet

By on October 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM.

Sony previews the biggest PS4 update yet

As we’ve discussed repeatedly over the past several months, the PlayStation 4 has been lagging behind the Xbox One in a major way when it comes to software updates. Microsoft’s monthly updates have given Xbox One owners a lot to look forward to while PS4 owners wait patiently for Sony catch up. It’s taken a bit longer than I would have liked, but the PlayStation team plans to take care of all the PS4’s issues in one fell swoop with system software 2.00. More →

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Xbox One vs PS4 Sales

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

It looks like Microsoft’s efforts to attract a larger audience to the Xbox One are finally paying off. GamesBeat reports that in a recent note to investors, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter estimated that the Microsoft moved 325,000 Xbox One units in the U.S. last month while Sony ended the month with 250,000 PlayStation 4 sales. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3v Preview

Hands on with Sony’s Xperia Z3v, the phone that dares not innovate

By on October 9, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Hands on with Sony’s Xperia Z3v, the phone that dares not innovate

“The U.S. is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. It’s also one of the toughest,” Sony Mobile President Kunimasa Suzuki said as Sony prepared to announce its latest Android smartphone.

It’s an uphill climb for Sony to make an impact in the U.S. market, but the company is doing everything it can to match specifications with the best Android phones on the market. Sony’s Xperia Z3v is the Verizon exclusive model of the Xperia Z3 line, strikingly similar to the Z3 itself but with slightly different dimensions and few tricks of its own. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 Announced

Sony unveils its ‘premium’ new Xperia Z3v

By on October 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Sony unveils its ‘premium’ new Xperia Z3v

Sony has been rolling out new smartphones this fall and on Thursday the company took the wraps off the new Xperia Z3v, a new device that will release on October 23rd exclusively on Verizon. Sony says that the Xperia Z3v is “how a premium smartphone should look and feel” while touting the device’s “aluminum sides and conveniently placed power button” along with its “tempered glass panels” on the front and back of the device that offer “the highest level of waterproofing in a smartphone.” More →

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Review
Driveclub Review

Driveclub review: Club seats

By on October 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM.

Driveclub review: Club seats

For such a young console generation, Driveclub has a surprisingly checked past. After several delays and some unfortunate disruption at Evolution Studios, Driveclub is finally coming to the PlayStation 4, 11 months after its original release date. It’s hard to say whether or not it benefitted from the added development time, but all in all, the team has put together something that is sure to satisfy the restless PS4 owners who can’t wait to get back behind the wheel. More →

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PS4 vs Xbox One Sales

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

By on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

The official NPD numbers for September haven’t been released yet, but it looks like Sony had another whopping victory last month despite some important moves by Microsoft to try to put the Xbox One back on top. According to VGChartz, Sony sold 178,000 PlayStation 4s globally during the week of September 14th while Microsoft only moved 94,000 Xbox One consoles in that time.

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PS4 PS3 PS Vita Free Games October

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

By on October 1, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

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

Sony announced the lineup for its October Instant Game Collection on Wednesday, and as usual, PlayStation fans aren’t going to be disappointed. This month features the standard two games per platform, but the PlayStation team has something extra in store for PS4 owners: DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition. What was originally meant to be a launch title for the console was delayed for almost an entire year, but anyone with a PS Plus subscription will be able to download it starting next Tuesday. More →

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PlayStation TV Introduction Video

Sony’s newest console can already play hundreds of your favorite games

By on September 30, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Sony’s newest console can already play hundreds of your favorite games

With the release of Forza Horizon 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS this week, this holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Although big releases are primed to steal the spotlight, Sony is bringing something new to the table — a $99.99 console that will play hundreds of games from the PlayStation library. More →

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Xperia Z3 Underwater Unboxing Video

Sony’s Xperia Z3 stars in the world’s first underwater unboxing video

By on September 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Sony’s Xperia Z3 stars in the world’s first underwater unboxing video

Sony’s recently released Xperia Z3 is the company’s newest flagship device, and just like other Xperia Z family members, this one is also not scared of water. To put to the test the Xperia Z3’s waterproof abilities, Carphone Warehouse decided to record an unusual unboxing video. More →

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Sony HT-ST5 Sound Bar Review

Sony’s new sound bar is changing the way I watch TV

By on September 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Sony’s new sound bar is changing the way I watch TV

I’ve always considered myself a utilitarian when it comes to my home entertainment center. I don’t need the four-speaker surround sound system, the wall mount or even the nice leather chair — just give me a couch and a television and I’m set. That’s always been my stance and I thought it always would be… until I tried out Sony’s new HT-ST5 sound bar. More →

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Sony Xperia Z3 Remote Play

How to get the Xperia Z3’s coolest feature on any Android phone

By on September 22, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

How to get the Xperia Z3’s coolest feature on any Android phone

Sony is about to be very unhappy with the XDA Developers community. It seems that an XDA forum member who goes by the name of XperiaPlaystation has figured out how to port the Sony Xperia Z3’s PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature over to any Android device, despite the fact that Sony has said that it wants the feature to remain an exclusive to its smartphones. More →

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