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It looks like it's going to be a very busy holiday season for Sony, as it's rumored to be launching not one, but two updated PlayStation 4 consoles next month. We reported just earlier about a "Slim" model PS4 that's supposed to come alongside the faster-performing Neo, and now we have some pictures (and even a video) to help add some substance. Over at the forum NeoGAF, a slew of pictures have been posted of a "real" Slim console. While we used quotes there, it does for all intents and purposes appear to be a legitimate unit, complete with packaging. For the most part, the Slim model shares the... Read more...
Surprise, surprise—Sony is getting ready to launch not one, but two new iterations of its popular PlayStation 4 console. One will be a slim version of the standard PS4 and the other will be the PlayStation 4 Neo, a more muscular build with faster and upgraded hardware to tackle gaming and movie playback on 4K Ultra HD resolution displays.We already knew the PS4 Neo was eventually headed to store shelves, as Sony confirmed the more powerful 4K-capable console earlier this summer. Not long after, Sony President Shuhei Yoshida made it clear that the PS4 Neo wouldn't upset or signal the end of the... Read more...
Sony is getting ready to give beta testers for the PlayStation 4 a sneak peak of its upcoming 4.00 system firmware update, otherwise known by its codename Shingen. It will roll out soon to anyone signed up to Sony's public beta program and bring with it a refreshed user interface with new tools for organization, updating the Quick Menu, and a whole lot more. Some of the UI changes will be noticeable right away, such as new system backgrounds and a revised What's New tab. Other changes are more subtle and include things like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. When you mash... Read more...
Microsoft has had its time to shine in the spotlight with the release of its 40 percent smaller Xbox One S, and next month will be Sony’s time to capture the attention of both the press and gamers. According to VICE Gaming, the upcoming PlayStation 4 refresh will be unveiled on September 7th. The console, which we have been dubbing PlayStation 4 Neo or PS4 Neo, is a more powerful successor to the PlayStation 4. Sony first confirmed the existence of the PS4 Neo back in early June, with Sony chief executive Andrew House stating, “It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4. We... Read more...
Even if the action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky isn't your kind of game, it's hard to argue that the title has lead to one of the most interesting development cycles we've seen in recent years. It's a game that half a year ago went under most people's radar, but today? It can't stay out of the news, and for a myriad of reasons. This past May, the game's developer, Hello Games, had to deliver the unfortunate news that the game would be delayed until this month, which is news that didn't go down well with many of the game's legion of fans. One journalist even received death threats... Read more...
There are a slew of reasons fans of fighting games should look forward to EVO each year, but this year, there are two special ones. For starters, this year's event marks the 20th of its kind, and it also marks the first time Street Fighter V is featured at the event. As the SF series has been such a hallmark of EVO over the years, it's easy to understand why a brand-new release in the franchise creates such a fevered buzz. The fact that Street Fighter V was a cause of a lot of excitement at EVO is interesting simply thanks to the fact that the game didn't have the smoothest launch. Some would argue... Read more...
It's been quite the two months for the No Man's Sky developer team. A couple of months ago, we reported that the game would be suffering yet another delay; news that didn't sit well with everyone who has been waiting 'forever' for the game. Weeks later, Hello Games settled an absurd dispute with Sky TV, allowing the company to continue using the No Man's Sky name it has promoted for the past five years. Now comes some great news: No Man's Sky has reached gold status, and as you might be able to tell from the shot above, the development team could not be happier. After all it's been through, that... Read more...
It's always unfortunate to see a really hyped game experience major issues upon its release. It sucks not just for those who purchased the game, but for the developers who put thousands of development hours into it. Unfortunately, this is the reality that Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios experienced first-hand last year. While Evolve was well-received overall, it had a couple of niggles that prevented long-term support. Some didn't care much for the map design, and many didn't like the company's DLC plans. With all issues combined, Evolve didn't experience the kind of success that the industry... Read more...
Sony is giving gamers the heads up that its discontinuing its Ustream service for the PlayStation 4 effective August 1, 2016. Once that date arrives, PS4 gamers will no longer be able to broadcast their gameplay to Ustream, nor will they be able to view Ustream broadcasts from the "Live from PlayStation" portal on the PS4 console or from the PlayStation App and PlayStation Vita.It's not clear what prompted Sony's decision to pull the plug on Ustream, especially since it was one of the promoted features leading up to the console's launch in November 2013. If we had to guess, it's because other broadcasting... Read more...
It's been a pretty interesting year for Destiny so far, for better or for worse. The year kicked off in a rather interesting way when Bungie's president Harold Ryan stepped down, being replaced by Pete Parsons, the company's former COO. The move caused a bit of concern among those in the Destiny community, but when the mammoth April update got pushed out, with its revamped Prison of Elders mode, increased Light Level, and the introduction of new items, it helped smooth over some concerns and gave the impression that things would be alright. Thankfully, nothing has changed since then. The future... Read more...
Sony recently confirmed that it's working on a faster version of its PlayStation 4 console. The new build, codenamed PS4 Neo, will feature more powerful hardware inside that's capable of playing back 4K Ultra HD video and gaming at a 4K resolution, but if you're worried about cutting short the lifecycle of the PS4, Sony President Shuhei Yoshida says that won't be the case.Yoshida spoke about the PS4 Neo and gaming in general at E3. Andrew House from German-language website Gameswelt interviewed Yoshida and asked him point blank if the regular console cycles of 5-6 years is coming to an end in favor... Read more...
If your brain hasn't already shut down from the sheer amount of details to come out of this year's E3, then here's something else to shove down your gullet: a new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer. Let's state the obvious: Call of Duty trailers are never received well by those who love to troll. Even those who wouldn't have played the game anyway love to jump in and toss in their ridicule. It's a bit odd, but it is what it is. The backlash led the original trailer release to score a staggering 2.8 million dislikes at YouTube, versus its 460 thousand likes. That caused Activision's CEO to come... Read more...
Spider-Man is bringing his brand of Marvel-ous justice to the PlayStation 4 console under the guidance of Insomniac, the same development studio that brought to life Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Sunset Overdrive. This will be the first IP Insomniac has worked on in its 22-year history that didn't originate in-house. However, the team is no less stoked to work on the project. "From a personal and professional standpoint, this is a dream come true. I’ve been an avid Marvel fan all my life. When I first learned Insomniac was approached by our long-time friends and collaborators at Sony Interactive... Read more...
When Sony first announced its PlayStation VR headset a few months ago, the company said it would ship in the United States sometime in October with a price tag of $399. Now we have an exact release date to share—Sony updated the status of its PlayStation VR during its E3 press conference, saying it will launch to retail on October 13, 2016.Other details remain the same, including the price. That's not a bad deal compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, which sell for $599 and $799, respectively, and require a relatively high powered PC with at least a GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. However, the... Read more...
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