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Xperia Z2 Tablet Review

Review: Can Sony’s pricey new Xperia tablet really take on the iPad?

By on May 2, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

Review: Can Sony’s pricey new Xperia tablet really take on the iPad?

When it comes to the tablet market, Sony seems to be stuck in neutral. We previewed the Xperia Tablet Z over a year ago to find that Sony hadn’t yet found an angle for its lineup, resulting in an unremarkable device priced far above its more enticing competition. A year later, Sony is making a bold bet with the Xperia Z2 Tablet – it bet that it can go head to head with Apple’s market-leading iPad Air. More →

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Verizon Xperia Z2 Launch

A sexy waterproof handset is apparently heading to Verizon

By on May 1, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

A sexy waterproof handset is apparently heading to Verizon

Sony is still struggling when it comes to establishing a fruitful relationship with U.S. carriers, but it looks like the Japanese giant has scored a major deal with Verizon, which will apparently soon launch Sony’s newest flagship Android handset. While Verizon has yet to officially announce the Xperia Z2, Sony jumped the gun and mistakenly published a press image of the device, complete with a Verizon logo, on its Sony Xperia Google+ page. The picture was quickly deleted, but not before being picked up by Droid Life. More →

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PS4 V1.70 Update

Here’s everything new in Sony’s big PS4 update, which is available now

By on April 30, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Here’s everything new in Sony’s big PS4 update, which is available now

Microsoft has been kicking out updates left and right for its new Xbox One video game console, and now Sony has followed suit with its latest update for the PS4. The PlayStation 4 v1.70 system update is a big one, and it includes tons of new features, improvements and fixes. As such, Sony posted a note on its PlayStation blog that covers all of the big points gamers will want to be aware of when the update hits their PS4 consoles beginning Wednesday. More →

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Driveclub Release Date October 7th

Video: Driveclub is finally coming to the PS4 on October 7th

By on April 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Video: Driveclub is finally coming to the PS4 on October 7th

Driveclub was originally set to make its debut alongside the PlayStation 4, but shortly before the console launched, developer Evolution Studios announced that the game would be delayed until further notice. Almost a full year after the scheduled launch, Driveclub finally has a release date: October 7th, 2014. More →

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PS4 Vs Xbox One

How the PS4 might crush the Xbox One once and for all

By on April 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

How the PS4 might crush the Xbox One once and for all

In terms of which next-generation video game console gamers think is better, the “console war” we hear about so often is somewhat trivial. In terms of sales, however, the competition between Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One shows us where the money is flowing and where it might continue to flow as time moves on. And right now, more than five months into this console generation, the competition isn’t even close. More →

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PS4 Creators Conversation

Video: Sony execs discuss what is was like to create the PlayStation 4

By on April 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Video: Sony execs discuss what is was like to create the PlayStation 4

In-depth discussions about the creation of our favorite devices is usually clouded in marketing speak and technical jargon, but in a recent conversation at the Computer History Museum, Mark Cerny and Shuhei Yoshida opened up about the development of the PS4 and the history of the PlayStation platform. Yoshida was a member of the PlayStation team from the outset of the project in 1993, before the original PlayStation had even launched. He climbed the ranks of the organization over the past two decades, eventually settling in as President of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One Game Releases

One chart shows why the PS4 is killing the Xbox One

By on April 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

One chart shows why the PS4 is killing the Xbox One

Another month of sales figures puts the PlayStation 4 way out in front of the Xbox One, but how does Sony keep trumping Microsoft? The $100 price difference is certainly a factor, but NeoGAF user deadpixel has put together an illuminating list of every major game release since the consoles launched, and it might shed some light on the PS4′s success. More →

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PS3 Vita Easter Flash Sale

Easter weekend flash sale offers PS3 and Vita games for $0.99

By on April 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Easter weekend flash sale offers PS3 and Vita games for $0.99

U.S. PlayStation fans weren’t fortunate enough to receive a big Easter promotion like their European counterparts, but Sony is making up for it with a 99 cent flash sale this weekend, slashing prices on over 25 games on the PlayStation Network. Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog that the offer had officially gone live on Friday, featuring PlayStation 3Vita and PS2/PS1 Classics that will cost you less than a dollar to pick up. The full list follows below. More →

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PS4 Update 1.70 Video Editor

Video: Sony shares major details from the next PlayStation 4 update

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

Video: Sony shares major details from the next PlayStation 4 update

Sony detailed the first major update for the PlayStation 4 on Wednesday, introducing the SHAREfactory video editor and the ability to pre-download games that haven’t hit the PlayStation Store yet. Despite its unending success in the marketplace, the PlayStation 4 has fallen behind the Xbox One recently in terms of additional features. Microsoft began patching Xbox One almost immediately after launch, adding an enhanced Twitch application, improving the party system and updating the UI. More →

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Sony PS4 Sales 7 Million

PS4 sales are significantly stronger than anticipated

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

PS4 sales are significantly stronger than anticipated

Sony on Thursday announced it sold more than seven million units PlayStation 4 consoles as of April 6, 2014, beating its own expectations for fiscal year 2013 – the company planned to sell 5 million units during the period. More →

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The Last of Us Remastered PS4

The Last of Us, one of the PS3′s best games, is coming to PS4

By on April 10, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

The Last of Us, one of the PS3′s best games, is coming to PS4

Naughty Dog announced on Thursday that the critically acclaimed action-adventure game The Last of Us will be coming to the PlayStation 4 this summer. One of the most requested console conversions of the generation, The Last of Us retains its spot as one of the ten highest rated PS3 games on Metacritic, garnering near universal praise when it released last year. Before the PlayStation 4 even hit stores, fans of the game were already clamoring for a next-gen conversion, but developer Naughty Dog remained silent on the matter until this week. More →

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PlayStation Plus Free Games April

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

By on March 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Video: Here are your free PS4, PS3 and Vita games for April

Sony has announced the April Instant Game Collection lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PlayStation Blog. As with every update since the launch of the PlayStation 4, only one game will be featured for the new generation console, but it’s one that PS4 owners should be excited to get their hands on. Mercenary Kings is the latest 2D send-up from Tribute Games, the team that brought Scott Pilgrim vs. The World to the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. Mercenary Kings pays homage to the 2D shooters of old with challenging enemies and customizable weaponry. More →

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Sony Project Morpheus GDC

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

Video: Watch Sony go hands-on with its virtual reality headset

If you didn’t attend the Game Developers Conference this year, you missed out on the unveiling of Sony’s latest foray into virtual reality with Project Morpheus. But if you can’t stand missing out on the momentous occasion, the whole presentation is now online for your viewing pleasure. Sony President Shu Yoshida introduced Project Morpheus on stage last week over the course of an hour-long presentation where he explained the technology that powers the prototype device and gave developers a first look at what will be possible with the headset in the future. Along with the main event, Sony has also uploaded official hands-on videos showing the device in action. Check out both videos below.

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