Mobile gaming is about to get a major upgrade. Hours ago, Sony announced that it would launch five or six smartphone games on both the iOS and Android mobile platforms before March 2018. This comes just weeks after Nintendo unveiled a partnership with Apple that will bring Super Mario to the iPhone.
When PlayStation VR launches in the middle of October, there will be more than 20 games available for the platform. Although I’ll have had a chance to play a chunk of them before launch, I won’t have time to cover each and every game individually on the site. So instead, I’ve decided to put together a continually updated ranking of every launch game that I play based on how much I enjoy it.
I’d nearly soured on virtual reality altogether before PlayStation VR arrived.
It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy VR gaming — I just didn’t see a future in it. The amount of money you have to spend on the necessary equipment to use an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive is ludicrous. And even if you can afford a head-mounted display (HMD), you basically have to dedicate an entire room of your home to the hardware.
Although the PlayStation VR doesn’t solve all of these problems, it’s a far more viable product, and one that signals a brighter future for the medium.
The most substantial PS4 update since launch has arrived.
After years of anticipation, Sony has finally brought some of the most frequently requested features to its latest console, including the ability to create folders and organize your library, overhauls for the Quick Menu and Share Menu, HDR support and a major UI refresh that will change the way you interact with your PS4.
The biggest issue with VR to date has been the lack of content.
Considering the fact that VR is a relatively new medium, this doesn’t come as much of a shock, but it’s certainly one of the primary reasons that the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive haven’t taken off. But even more frustrating than the lack of content is the difficulty one experiences trying to find any decent content in the first place.
Thankfully, with the launch of PlayStation VR later this year, Sony is going to avoid this issue altogether with an old-school solution.
When Bethesda showed off Fallout 4 at E3 2015, the biggest surprise of all was that user-created mods would be coming to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the very first time. It took some time, but Bethesda was finally able to bring mods to Xbox One in May — just a month after their were made available on PC.
Unfortunately, mod support on PS4 had hit a snag, but Bethesda assured fans that it would arrive soon enough. On Friday, September 9th, Bethesda backtracked on that promise, revealing that mods wouldn’t come to PS4 after all.
Before the end of the year, Sony will have launched not one, but two brand new PlayStation 4 consoles. The slim model will simply replace the launch PS4 as the new standard console on store shelves, but the PS4 Pro will be a genuine upgrade, bringing new features and improvements to the PlayStation 4.
At the keynote event in New York City on Wednesday, Sony spent far more time showing off 4K games than it did actually discussing what the PS4 Pro could do, so we’ve decided to collect every piece of information we could find about the high-end console and wrap it all into a convenient bullet point list.
On Wednesday afternoon at the PlayStation Meeting in NYC, Sony finally took the wraps off of the PlayStation 4 Pro, which it originally announced back in June. The console, as expected, is a significant upgrade over the PS4 (and PS4 Slim), featuring upgraded specifications and support for 4K gaming and video.
Although it had already been repeatedly spoiled by leaks from around the internet, Sony officially announced a new, slim PS4 at the PlayStation Meeting on September 7th. As expected, the sleeker PS4 model isn’t so much an upgrade as a hardware redesign, but there are a few interesting tweaks and additions worth noting.
After weeks of anticipation, Sony will finally take the stage in New York City on Wednesday afternoon for its PlayStation Meeting. Sony has yet to reveal what the event will focus on, but countless leaks over the past several weeks seem to have spoiled the biggest surprise. Still, there’s no telling what else Sony has in store.
Sony isn’t generating the same buzz in the phone business like Apple or Samsung, or OnePlus for that matter, but the company has consistently improved its devices over the years. At IFA 2016, Sony came out with a couple of new smartphones, including its first Xperia XZ flagship and a Xperia X Compact model. Aside from top specs, the phones also propose an innovative camera experience, featuring some tricks that some of its competitors might lack. The new Xperia phones may very well be some of the best iPhone 7 competitors when it comes to camera experience More →
A week from today, Sony will take the stage at the PlayStation Theater in New York City to announce the new PS4 Slim. Unfortunately, the surprise has already been ruined by countless leaks over the past few weeks, culminating in a full review and unboxing video from Let’s Play Video Games on Tuesday.
Just one week after Sony accidentally revealed it was bringing PlayStation Now to PC, the streaming service has gone live in the United States. That means that you can play over 400 PlayStation 3 games on your computer right this very instant by heading to PSNow.com and clicking the button to download the app.