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Well, we’re guessing that this isn’t the response that indie developer Twisted was expecting. Earlier this week, Twisted announced that it was releasing its own native app for Windows that provides remote play capabilities for PlayStation 4 games. Twisted confirmed that the app would cost $10 as it “sadly [is] the only way to support my living costs.” Unfortunately for Twisted, it appears that Sony isn’t about to let a third-party developer profit from an app that it could easily offer for free. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, took to Twitter to let PlayStation... Read more...
Sony is riding high as a kite heading into the holiday season on the knowledge that it's sold over 30.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles to date. Having launched two years ago, the PS4 is demonstrating a rate a growth and adoption that's unprecedented in the history of PlayStation hardware, Sony says. "We are sincerely grateful that gamers across the globe have continued to choose PS4 as the best place to play since launch two years ago," said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "We are committed to bringing engaging games and entertainment services to users... Read more...
Thanks to the New Xbox One Experience update, Xbox One users not only get a Windows 10-esque user interface, but they also get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility along with Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming. Given all of these fresh goodies that Microsoft is providing to gamers, it’s understandable that some PlayStation 4 fans might feel a bit neglected by Sony. However, it appears that at least one developer is looking to give PlayStation 4 gamers some functionality that Sony has yet to provide: PlayStation 4 to PC game streaming. Developer Twister has announced its plans to release its Remote... Read more...
Late last week, we were greeted with the wonderful news that Microsoft is cutting prices by $50 across-the-board for its Xbox One consoles. That means the “lowly” 500GB console bundles will be priced at $299 from November 26th through November 30th. Sony, which recently trimmed the regular retail price of the PlayStation 4 from $399 to $349, isn’t about to let Microsoft head into the busy holiday shopping season with a significant pricing advantage. As a result, the PlayStation 4 is also getting a matching price cut, dropping temporarily from $349 to $299. The pricing applies to just a single SKU:... Read more...
The console wars are in full force as we head into the holidays. Yes, you can expect discounted bundles and all that jazz, but when deciding your platform of choice, it comes down to things like game selection and features. A big feature that's coming to the PlayStation 4 is the ability to play PlayStation 2 games through emulation.This is a pretty big deal for Sony and its PlayStation line. The PS4 is the company's first console to launch without some sort of backwards compatibility, a fact that was recently highlighted when Microsoft introduced an Xbox 360 emulator inside its Xbox One system.... Read more...
The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and that means little Johnny is going to make his annual pitch for a PlayStation 4 console. What's different this time around is he'll be able to say, "C'mom pop, Sony slashed the price by $50!" In years past, little Johnny would have been full of bologna, but not this time pop, not this time. Effective tomorrow, October 9th, the PS4's new price will be $350 in the U.S. and $430 CAD in Canada, down from $400 and $450 CAD, respectively. For you trivia buffs, this is technically the second time Sony has permanently lowered the price of the PS4 -- the... Read more...
Sony hasn’t exactly had much luck in the red hot smartphone market (look no further than Verizon’s decision to ditch the Xperia Z4v), but the company has no trouble getting its image sensors into the smartphones of its competitors or in point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras. In fact, Sony’s image sensor business has been booming for years, and as a result, Sony plans to spin it off into a new company. Sony Semiconductor Solutions will capitalize on past growth and huge that have been made in R&D investments (over $1 billion this year alone) and its long line of customers that depend on its image... Read more...
There's a new system update available for PlayStation 4 consoles, firmware update 3.00. It's the same one that Sony made available in beta form at the beginning of the month, which among other things gives PS Plus members a tenfold increase in online storage capacity. That brings the total to 10GB, which gamers can manage with a new usage meter and an auto-upload menu that Sony added to Application Saved Data Management.Codenamed Kenshin, the 3.0 update is a pretty big one consisting of entirely new features to the UI and several enhancements. One of those features is live broadcasting to YouTube.... Read more...
It's not often that we get to talk about Sony's microconsole, the PlayStation TV. In fact, you shouldn't feel bad if you forgot it even existed; since its release outside of Japan last summer, it really hasn't garnered much follow-up coverage. It's too bad, too, because technically, it's a very cool device, especially with its unique ability to play PS Vita titles. Well, if you do happen to own a PlayStation TV and want to have a bit of hacking fun, we have a project for you. Because some PS Vita titles require touch support in certain areas (or entirely), Sony has a blacklist to prevent such games... Read more...
Yes, there's going to be an Angry Birds movie, and the new trailer by Sony proves it. Set to hit theaters in 2016, Sony released the first teaser trailer of The Angry Birds Movie, an animated flick that will attempt to cash in on what's been a hugely popular mobile game franchise developed by Rovio. Rovio's found several ways to squeeze money out of its Angry Birds property. There have been multiple mobile games, including tie-ins with franchises like Star Wars, themed toys and board games, plush dolls, and so forth. However, this will be the first time that characters from Angry Birds will hit... Read more...
At long last, you can purchase a PlayStation 4 console with 1TB of storage in the United States and Canada. That's the good news. Even better, the 1TB PS4 system from Sony is making its U.S. and Canadian debut in bundle form -- it includes a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Ready for the bad news?Sony themed the only 1TB console available in the U.S. and Canada with Black Ops styling and the result is rather hideous. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I have no doubt some will call me crazy for dissing on the PS4's themed makeover. The rest, however, will agree that that this is... Read more...
The PlayStation 4 just received a price cut in Japan earlier this week. Sony reduced the price to 34,980 yen, which converts to roughly $292. Once word of the price cut hit the airwaves, everyone began wondering when Sony’s generosity would would extended to U.S. customers — after all, the PS4 has soldiered on for nearly two years at the same $399 price point here in the states. However, we have to consider that Sony really never had a reason to cut prices. Even though the PS4 is still currently priced $50 more than Microsoft’s Xbox One, it’s still by far the best-selling current generation gaming... Read more...
Sony is all about special edition PlayStation 4 consoles these days, though its latest 'OMG that's so friggin' cool, I want one!' PS4 can't be bought (not right away, anyway -- we're sure they'll pop up on eBay in due time). Instead, you can enter for a chance to win a "Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4 Bundle" by stuffing your face at Taco Bell.The official rules are a little more detailed than that. To be more specific, starting September 24, 2015, each time you visit Taco Bell and purchase a Big Box meal -- any Big Box meal, it doesn't matter which one -- you'll receive a one-of-a-kind code... Read more...
Ahead of this year's Tokyo Game Show, which begins on Thursday, Sony has revealed the final name for its "Project Morpheus" virtual reality platform. While "Morpheus" would have undoubtedly been very cool to stick with, the company has instead decided to go with a name anyone could have guessed: PlayStation VR. The revealing of this name signifies the fact that Sony's progress on its VR platform is coming along very nicely; we've come a long way since it was first unveiled last year. Sony notes that many demos will be available on the show floor of the Tokyo Game Show, and there's sure to be a... Read more...
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