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It's always interesting to hear what the bigwigs behind major game consoles have to say about the future of gaming on their platforms. That's especially true now that both Sony and Microsoft have announced or released mid-cycle upgrades with faster hardware. In that respect, it appears that consoles are becoming more like PCs, but is that the future of consoles? Don't count on it, says Sony boss Andrew House. Sony has begun taking pre-orders for its forthcoming PlayStation 4 Pro, essentially a beefed version of the PS4 that can deliver faster frame rates and better visuals (4K streaming and HDR).... Read more...
Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is a beautiful disaster. Although there are approximately 743,000 owners of the game on Steam, reviews for it have been less than stellar. Much of the game’s criticism has come from the developer Sean Murray’s misleading (to some) marketing strategy. Sony’s president Shuhei Yoshida has recently criticized Murray’s PR performance. Yoshida remarked that he personally “really enjoyed” the game. He played No Man’s Sky before its launch and on the day of its launch once the patches had been released. Yoshida is also sympathetic to those who believe that Murray dabbled a little... Read more...
Sony is currently leering at DIYer’s with “Na, na, na, na, na, you can’t catch me.” The company recently unveiled its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. The device, however, will need to be custom installed by automation system vendors such as Control4, Crestron, and Savant. Yukio Ishikawa, Director of Home Entertainment Systems for Sony, remarked, “The new UBP-X1000ES player has been long awaited by custom installers who desire a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that provides a ‘one-stop’ solution for their clients’ premium entertainment needs.” The X1000ES is compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs... Read more...
At a time when biometric security solutions seem to be gaining traction in the mobile market, Sony for whatever reason has decided to remove the fingerprint scanner from its Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact handsets before releasing them in the United States. The curious decision comes after Sony released the same handsets with fingerprint readers in the European market.A visit to Sony Mobile's U.S. website shows the full specs and list of features for each phone, and in both cases there's no mention of a fingerprint scanner. It's possible that Sony simply forgot to jot the feature down, though the... Read more...
Sony's next major update for the PlayStation 4 console, version 4.00 (otherwise known as Shingen) has left the beta stage and is going out today to all PS4 owners, bringing with it a refreshed system user interface (UI), Folder organization, updates to the Quick Menu and Share Menu, improvements to Library, and several other goodies.Starting with the Quick Menu, Sony has made it easier to access without leaving your game by having it take up a portion of your screen. It's also more customizable than before and has several new menu items, plus an enhanced Music section that was featured in the beta... Read more...
We’ve got some bad news to deliver for PlayStation 4 gamers out there (and no, we’re not talking about the lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support on the PlayStation 4 Pro). While PC gamers were blessed with Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit back in late April, Bethesda made it clear that the PlayStation 4 would receive support in June. That time has come and go, and we now know why. Bethesda announced today that it has suspended its plans to offer mod support on the PlayStation 4 for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. To put it bluntly, Sony was the primary reason for this decision — it was not due to any hardware... Read more...
Sony unveiled a pair of updated PlayStation 4 consoles on Wednesday, one that's a slimmer, lighter version of the current model, and the more exciting PS4 Pro with upgraded internals capable of 4K resolution gaming and movie watching. Cool stuff, though Microsoft was quick to remind the Internet community that its Xbox One S can do something the PS4 Pro can't—play 4K Blu-ray discs. Microsoft posted a picture of its Xbox One S console to Twitter accompanied by a several highlights. 4K streaming and Blu-ray? Check. HDR gaming? Check. Sames goes for being 40 percent smaller, and it costs $299, a Benjamin... Read more...
Sony formally confirmed its more powerful PlayStation “Neo” console earlier this summer, and today it officially announced its range-topping console and presented it to gamers. We never expected the Neo name to make it production, and we were correct: the console is simply called the PlayStation 4 Pro. So what does the “Pro” moniker bring if you decide to upgrade from your current PlayStation 4 console? Well, for starters, the PlayStation 4 Pro has a 30 percent faster processor and the onboard GPU is twice as powerful (as we reported back in July). The console also comes standard with a 1TB hard... Read more...
Sony is holding a big hardware event tomorrow in New York City, and two major releases are set to make their debuts. Sony has already confirmed one of them: the higher-performing PlayStation 4 Neo. However, there’s a second console that the company has been incredibly tight-lipped about: the PlayStation 4 Slim. Despite the fact that Sony hasn’t acknowledged the existence of the PlayStation 4 Slim, the console has shown up in multiple occasions on video and has been unboxed for all to see. And now we’re actually seeing a teardown of the console, just before its official debut. The twenty-minute... Read more...
It's become somewhat standard procedure for smartphone makers to release two standout handsets with each new generation. They're typically separated primarily by size—different strokes for different folks—and a spattering of features. Such is the case with Sony and its new Xperia ZX and Xperia X Compact, the former touting a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display (1920x1080) and the latter with a 4.6-inch HD 720p (1280x720) screen. The Xperia XZ is the beefier device of the two. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage in the single SIM version and 64GB in the dual-SIM... Read more...
Well, this is a bit of a bummer. Polyphony had originally planned for Gran Turismo Sport to drift onto the PlayStation 4 in mid-November, but has now decided to delay the title to sometime in 2017. Polyphony pointed to high expectations, both from eager fans itching to get behind the virtual wheel and its own development team, as why it's delaying what it considers its foremost competitive gaming title. Polyphony's putting a lot of effort into GT Sport. The developer said it's one of its most ambitious undertakings to date as it employs the latest technologies, things like physics-based rendering... Read more...
Can't we all as PC and console gamers just get along? The answer is a resounding yes as we're seeing increased efforts from all sides in making platform-specific games playable on different systems. The latest effort is from Sony, which announced that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC, first in Europe and then North America not longer after. "This will bring a wide selection of PlayStation exclusive titles to Windows PC for the very first time, including entries in the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well as beloved PS3 games like The Last of Us and... Read more...
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...
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