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Tablet PCs don't have a reputation for being easy to service (just the opposite, in fact, though there are exceptions), and if you were to tear open an Xperia Z slate, two things are likely to happen. One, there's a decent chance you'll ruin it, a risk that increases exponentially the lower your skill level and/or experience, and number two, you'll void the warranty. These aren't concerns for Sony, which decided to gut its flagship tablet and post the process on YouTube. "Being the gadget geeks we are, we couldn’t help ourselves and had to open it up for a peek at the insides. Check out the video below to see what makes this baby run. Spoiler alert: Lots of techie eye candy ahead," Sony... Read more...
While the PlayStation Vita hasn’t exactly been a failure, its sales have been dwarfed by those of the Nintendo 3DS as the two devices compete in the handheld gaming market with each other as well as smartphones and tablets. However, after some aggressive price cuts, it looks like the Vita is gaining a bit of steam. Sony slashed the cost of the Vita in Japan in February, and sales shot up about six-fold the next week, according to Eurogamer. The following week Vita sales were equally strong, thanks in part to the launch of a game called Soul Sacrifice (which itself sold 100,000 copies) and the device actually bested 3DS sales. Momentum like this is even harder to sustain than it is to create,... Read more...
NVIDIA recently announced plans to support Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 (PS4) console with its PhysX and APEX software development kits (SDKs), but the core hardware inside all belongs to AMD. It didn't have to be that way -- NVIDIA could have powered the PS4 with a custom built GPU of its own, and had negotiations with Sony gone differently, that may have been the case. Tony Tamasi, Senior VP of content and technology at NVIDIA, told GameSpot that the price Sony was willing to pay simply wasn't high enough. Whether that means Sony tried lowballing NVIDIA or whether NVIDIA itself was just too expensive for Sony's blood isn't known, just that the two sides couldn't come to terms on a deal.... Read more...
Those of you who lamented the rumor that Sony was ditching its dual-shock design for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller in favor of one that more closely resembles the Wii U's can breathe a sigh of relief. Based on a leaked photo of an early prototype, it appears the PS4's controller will retain the same overall design as every previous PS controller, but with some upgrades for the modern era. The PS4's controller will have a touchscreen, or at least an LCD screen of some type, though it doesn't dominate the design. A small display has been plopped into the middle, right above the analog sticks where the Start and Select buttons would normally sit. Image Source: Destructoid.com Shown above is... Read more...
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