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Shenmue 3 is a game that was 14 years in the marking, and thanks to a record-setting Kickstarter campaign (the game raised $2 million in just 9 hours), we’ve seen that fans of the popular game series are still willing to show their support for creator Yu Suzuki. When the Kickstarter campaign was first initiated, gamers were only able to pledge their support for a digital copy of the game at a cost of $29. However, Suzuki has something up his sleeve for extremely dedicated fans of the series: This is one of the most requested items on the list, and we are very happy to be able to include the Shenmue... Read more...
Pictures of a hybrid game console consisting of a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) outfitted with a CD-ROM peripheral built by Sony are making the rounds on the web, but before we get into that, let's backtrack a few decades and discuss the system that everyone assumed didn't exist. Grab the plutonium and set the DeLorean for 1988.That's when Sony and Nintendo collaborated on a CD-ROM drive for the SNES. Their goal was to release a combined game console called the PlayStation that could play both SNES cartridges and SNES CD-ROMs. Three years later, Sony announced the system at the Consumer... Read more...
Thin is in these days. It seems as though manufacturers are always looking to deliver the thinnest smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers (sometimes at the expense of functionality, as witnessed by the new 12-inch MacBook). That quest to down another bottle of SlimFast has not been lost on Sony, which is debuting its latest range of Ultra HD TVs. Your smartphone is probably thicker than Sony’s new X900C 4K Ultra HD TV, which hits shelves this week. The new TV is not quite 0.2 inches thick, making it resemble a picture hanging on your wall, rather than a 55-inch or 65-inch screen. Super-slim... Read more...
Microsoft made quite the impression at this year's E3. The company unveiled a fancy (and expensive) new Xbox One controller that you can customize to your liking, and even more appealing, Microsoft announced that it's adding native support for hundreds of Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. Even so, gamers in Japan were largely underwhelmed by it all, as they collectively purchased just 100 Xbox One consoles two weeks ago. That's not a typo, folks. Media Create, a Japanese-language website that tracks video game software and hardware sales in Japan, pegged the Xbox One's sales at... Read more...
Earlier this month, the 1TB PlayStation 4 gained FCC certification, leading many to speculate that Sony would announce the capacious gaming console at E3 2015. While Microsoft delivered its 1TB Xbox One, a kickass Elite wireless gaming controller, Xbox One game streaming to Windows 10 PCs, and native backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games, Sony’s E3 presser was pretty much a snoozefest with nary a mention of the 1TB PS4. That changes today with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition (say that three times fast) via Sony’s European PlayStation Blog. The console goes... Read more...
A good sign that you've managed to pull off something impressive is when even your arch nemesis is surprised at your accomplishment. That's how it went when Microsoft made the shocking announcement at E3 that Xbox One will be able to natively play Xbox 360 titles later this year. When apprised of the news, rival Sony could only offer props to Microsoft's engineering feat."It was surprising," admitted Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida. "I didn't think it was possible. There must be lots of engineering effort. They talked about 100 games, but what kind of games will be included. Is... Read more...
It gets a little confusing when trying to keep up with Sony's latest Xperia Z series handsets. Just last month, Sony released the Xperia Z3+, a global model of the weather resistant Xperia Z4. Now we have the Xperia Z4v, which is yet another version of the handset for Verizon. However, the Xperia Z4v and the Xperia Z3+/Z4 aren't the same.Sony upgraded the display on the Xperia Z4v for Verizon with a much higher resolution. While its previous devices have unexciting Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) panels, the Xperia Z4v boasts a QHD display, packing significantly more pixels into the same 5.2-inch screen.... Read more...
Qualcomm can't seem to catch a break when it comes to its Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC) and overheating rumors. The latest to join the fray is Sony and its Xperia Z3+, along with the Xperia Z4, essentially the same handset with a different model number of the Japanese market. Sony has confirmed that both devices can overheat under certain circumstances and has promised a software fix. Over in the Netherlands, testing has revealed the Xperia Z3+ can overheat when using the camera or playing a game that taxes the GPU. When this happens, the phone gets hot to the touch and whichever app is at... Read more...
If you were bummed that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed until 2016, Sony has a bit of a consolation prize for Nathan Drake fans. Sony today took to its PlayStation Blog to announced that the original trilogy for the PlayStation 3 — Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception — are being rereleased as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for the PlayStation 4. Since series creator Naughty Dog has its hands tied trying to finish up A Thief’s End, it turned to none other than the pros at Bluepoint Games to remaster the all three games to... Read more...
Sony on Thursday confirmed that it's about to begin rolling out Google's incremental Android 5.1 update to each of its Xperia devices that were previously upgraded to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). That's good news to owners of the more than half a dozen handsets and tablets that will see the update, though it's also a veiled way of leaving many other devices behind.We'll start with the good. Devices that will see an update to Android 5.1 include the Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia T2 Ultra, and Xperia C3. In addition, Sony says it will bump up... Read more...
It appears as though Sony is getting ready to launch a pair of revised PlayStation 4 consoles, one of which will come with twice the amount of storage of current PS4 consoles. A filing with the Federal Communications Commission spills the beans on Sony's plans, though outside of the storage bump and some weight discrepancies, details are pretty sparse.There are two models listed in the certification documents on the FCC's website -- one is listed as CUH-1215A and the other is CUH-1215B. There's also a testing kit listed in the same document,, with model number DUH-T1200AA.The only difference we... Read more...
Through Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare taught us that a rose is still a rose no matter what you call it (he had Juliet put it a bit more elegantly than that), and so it goes with Sony's weather resistant Xperia Z4, a well equipped smartphone that's about to launch globally under a different name. Perhaps in an attempt to pay homage to its predecessor (or because the new model looks just like the old one), the global model will be known as the Xperia Z3+.The handset is slim and light at just 6.9mm thick and 144g. And like the Z3, the Plus version is both waterproof and dust-proof, so you needn't... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, so you'll have to excuse Microsoft if it savors the moment after its Xbox One console outsold rival Sony and its PlayStation 4 system last month, according to data collected by NPD Group. The Xbox One was the best selling game console in the U.S. in April, a month in which overall hardware sales decreased by 4 percent. Microsoft needed a win. Since launch, the PS4 has been pretty consistent in outselling the Xbox One, which no doubt played a role in Microsoft's decision to sell the standalone console without a second generation Kinect motion control sensor. Microsoft... Read more...
Chocolate and peanut butter, football and cheerleaders...light bulbs and wireless stereo speakers?  Sony today is announcing the May 23 release in Japan of its LSPX-100E26J, a LED light bulb through which audio can be played. The company's press release pegs the new product as being a part of their "Life Space UX" product group, showcasing devices that "take advantage of space itself to create a new experience, aiming to do so by fusion of light and sound" (roughly translated from the Japanese).   "How many _______ does it take to screw in a music-spewing light bulb?" In... Read more...
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