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Nintendo and Microsoft are looking to hype up the angry rift that has grown between console gamers and Sony following its decision to ban Fortnite cross-play and cross-progression. Sony sees cross-play support as a threat to the PlayStation 4's domination of the current-generation console and former Sony Online chief John Smedley said the move "[is] all about money... simple as that". While Nintendo and Microsoft are embracing cross-platform play for Fortnite, the duo has now teamed up to highlight cross-platform play for yet another game, this time Minecraft. A new ad pokes at Sony for... Read more...
The heat is being dialed up on Sony over its wildly unpopular stance on Fortnite cross-play. As you know, Fortnite is cross-platform capable, and is available to play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, macOS and iOS. PlayStation 4 gamers are able to play against those on the PC, macOS and iOS, but are prevented from joining in against Xbox One and Nintendo Switch gamers. Likewise, the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One is compatible with cross-play against all other supported platforms with the exception of the PlayStation 4. John Smedley John Smedley, who previously served as... Read more...
The backlash against Sony for blocking Fortnite cross-play on the PlayStation 4 with other console gamers is growing. Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch was released earlier this week, and like the Xbox One port before it, gamers are unable to compete against those on PlayStation 4 (although all consoles can play against gamers on the PC, macOS and iOS). Sony's behavior is even more infuriating because progression and paid items cannot be transferred from the PlayStation 4 to the Nintendo Switch or Xbox One. Needless to say, Sony's unwillingness to lay down arms and join in the... Read more...
After weeks of speculation, Fortnite is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo made the announcement yesterday during its E3 keynote, and it means that Fortnite’s existing install base of 125 million gamers could grow even further.  Nintendo also announced that gamers would be able to cross-play with gamers on other platforms including the PC, macOS, Xbox One and iOS. One major platform that was left out is the PlayStation 4, which is the latest attempt by Sony to piss off gamers. When it comes down to it, most gamers don’t care about internal politics or efforts by... Read more...
Are we having fun yet? E3 has not been a disappointment, with many of the big names coming out and announcing new games, products, and services. Count Sony among them. Fans of The Last of Us will be interested to know that developer Naughty Dog is working on a sequel for the PlayStation 4 console, and Sony showed off a gameplay trailer that lasted nearly 12 minutes long. Whether you are familiar with the original game or not, it's worth checking out. The trailer is primarily focused on Ellie, who is again played by actress and singer Ashley Johnson. It begins innocently enough with Ellie attending... Read more...
This is most definitely the era of the retro console with Nintendo, Atari (the Atari VCS is up for pre-order now) and others in on the retro console action. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is considering stepping into that retro console realm as well with a revival of the PlayStation One console. Word of the possibility of a retro console from Sony comes from a source that should have a very good idea of what's in the pipeline. That source is SIE president Takeshi Kodera. His translated tweet reads, "Our company is always digging up past assets, and I think there are various ways to do it.... Read more...
Sony has announced that it is bringing back the Days of Play celebration. The event is meant to celebrate the “passionate” PlayStation community, and part of that celebration includes a special edition PS4 console and discounts on games. The special deals will be offered across the U.S. and Canada from June 8th through 18th and include discounts on hardware, peripherals, and games. The biggest special during the event is a Days of Play Limited Edition PS4 console for $299.99. That console will land June 8th and includes a special Days of Play blue color with a gold PlayStation symbol... Read more...
What kind of video game elicits multiple play-throughs? Quantic Dream’s latest video game Detroit: Become Human offers players a variety of dialogue choices that can deeply affect the lives of characters in the game. Detroit: Become Human was released worldwide yesterday and has received generally favorable reviews from critics. Detroit: Become Human is a third-person adventure game. The player’s dialogue choices and quick-time events can determine whether or not certain characters in the game will live or die. The storyline will continue without the main characters, but the player... Read more...
The Sony PlayStation 4 is getting a little long in the tooth. What was once state of the art (for a gaming console) back in 2013 is now headed towards the end of its current lifecycle. That last statement actually comes directly from Sony PlayStation chief John Kodera. Kodera made the comments during Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting, which were then translated into English. PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that.— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj)... Read more...
Kermit the Frog famously sang "It's not easy being green", and he should have added that it's not cheap either. Sony has added a new 10-inch model to its Digital Paper line and this thing is essentially a sheet of paper that never runs out. The idea is to help reduce the amount of ink and paper you use, which could be a big deal if you work in an environment where there is typically lots of printing and annotation of physical documents. The new 10-inch Digital Paper model is called the DPT-CP1 and it is meant to be notebook-sized. It slips into the Sony Digital Paper line along with the larger... Read more...
There have been rumors flying around that Sony might launch the PlayStation 5 in late 2018. If you were hoping that these rumors might add up to an unveil at E3 2018 next month, that seems less likely now. An official statement from Sony talking about what the E3 show will cover has been published and the focus will be on four games rather than hardware. Sony will have its E3 conference a month from now on June 11 at 6:00pm PST. If you aren’t going to be at the show, Sony has said it will broadcast the show live on the PlayStation website, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. Sony will be focusing... Read more...
It's no secret that the PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox One during this console generation. Both consoles launched at around the same time way back in 2013, but Sony long ago proved that it had the upper hand this time around. In fact, Microsoft gave up trying to compete in the "numbers game" and stop disclosing sales figures for the Xbox One back in 2015. Now, thanks to statements made by Electronic Arts official during the company's investor conference call, we're getting a better idea of just how badly the PlayStation 4 is clobbering the Xbox One. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen made the following... Read more...
Last month, the FTC stepped up and said that those "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers were totally illegal and ran afoul of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The FTC is now back and is telling six companies that they are in violation, giving the firms 30 days to clean up their acts or face potential legal action. The FTC sent letters out to ASUS, HTC, Hyundai, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, which have all been warned that language on their websites is in violation of U.S. laws. The letters were obtained by Motherboard via a Freedom of Information Act request. The letters state, "This... Read more...
Scuttlebutt has been going around for months now that suggest Sony could be getting ready to plop its next-generation game console onto the market this year. Other rumors have suggested that it might be several years out, 2020 to be exact, before the PlayStation 5 breaks cover. Sony is still selling PS4 consoles like gangbusters and it hasn't been long since the PS4 Pro launched making 2020 more likely. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has now announced that its 7nm CLN7FF chips have gone into volume production throwing more fuel on the PS5 rumor fire. In a chat with AnandTech,... Read more...
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