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Sony had hoped to capture the imaginations of gamers across the globe with its PlayStation Classic in the same way that Nintendo did with the NES Classic and SNES Classic. However, many gamers balked at the game lineup, its price tag, and emulation performance (among other things). Needless to say, within a month of launch the price of the PlayStation Classic dropped to $70, and by the end of 2018, it could be had for less than $50. Now, Sony appears to be trying to clear these consoles out with a massive fire sale at some of the nation's leading e-tailers. The going price is now a very appealing $29.99. Even with its flaws, $30 is a more than a fair price to pay for the gaming console,... Read more...
Sony has made it clear that the PlayStation 5 is on the way, and it has offered up more details on this console that it did on its predecessors in this stage of development Sony has teased game load times between console generations, with the PS5 blowing the existing PS4 Pro out of the water. Sony is also touting the big focus on multiplayer games and not losing all your friends and progress with the move to a new console. Jim Ryan is the new CEO of PlayStation as of April, and he has given his first interview since taking the position and offered up details on the next-gen console. Ryan wants to put an end to leaving all your old games and progress behind when you move to a new console.... Read more...
The name Hideo Kojima is one well-known amongst many gamers. Kojima is the person behind the classic and immensely popular Metal Gear franchise of video games, among others. The latest game from the game designer is called Death Stranding, and it has generated lots of buzz amongst gamers. The biggest letdown for Death Stranding was that it had been assumed to be a PS4 exclusive game. There were hints previously that Death Stranding might land on PC and now a new rumor claims that the game will be coming to PC. The rumor originates from Antonio Fucito, who claims to have sources with knowledge of the game and the publisher's plans for it. Fucito proved his sources are knowledgeable recently when... Read more...
Every year Sony celebrates its Days of Play event and brings a new limited-edition game console to the mix. Last year the limited edition console was a slick blue machine. Days of Play is back for 2019, and Sony has a limited-edition console again for gamers to lust after. This year the limited edition console is much more bland in appearance than the bright blue offering in 2018. Sony calls the 2019 PS4 Days of Play Limited Edition console Steel Black. It appears to be a satin finish gray-black console. It only comes in standard PS4 flavor, no PS4 Pro has been announced at this time. In addition to the special color, the console also has the PlayStation Shapes embossed in silver on top of the... Read more...
Sony has already talked several times about the PS5 game console and what it will give gamers when it launches. It has promised that the price will be appealing given the console's hardware, which sounds like a nice way of saying it will be expensive but powerful. We recently saw a glimpse at how much more powerful the PS5 will be than the current PS4 Pro with a video showing the load times for the same game compared between both consoles. At the same event where that load time video was recorded, Sony execs also talked about PS5 backward compatibility. Not only will the backward compatibility work for single-player PS4 games, but it will also work for multiplayer games. Sony went so far as to... Read more...
Sony is much more forthcoming with details on the coming PlayStation 5 than it has been with information on past consoles. An alleged PS5 dev kit has been seen in the wild already and Sony has also said that the pricing of the PS5 will be appealing, given the advanced features and hardware that it offers. A new video has turned up that is from Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. He was at a Sony event where a demonstration pitting the load times of the current PS4 Pro and the coming PS5 was shown off. The game used in the demo is Marvel's Spider-Man. The speed difference between the two consoles is dramatic, and PlayStation chief Mark Cerny hinted at these blazing fast load speeds... Read more...
It is easy to imagine that all of the engineers and everyone else involved in Sony's PlayStation division saw the pact between Sony and Microsoft in the cloud gaming space coming. After all, the collaboration had been in the works for over a year. However, that is apparently not how it went down. The agreement between Sony and Microsoft was not just a surprise to the press and public at large, but also to most of the people involved in the development of the PlayStation console and related services. In case you missed the announcement last week, Sony and Microsoft have entered into a vague partnership on "direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions," one that is centered around... Read more...
Well, we can't say that we saw this one coming. Two bitter rivals in the console gaming market have announced the formation of a new partnership that will see Sony and Microsoft collaborating on "direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions." Sony's Kenichiro Yoshida and Microsoft's Satya Nadella At the center of this new tie-up between the gaming powerhouses is Microsoft's Azure datacenter solution. Microsoft already uses Azure for the backend of its own streaming Xbox-relating gaming services, but Sony is looking to tap into Azure to power its own game streaming and content streaming services for the PlayStation platform. Microsoft's own xCloud gaming service will launch... Read more...
EA launched a game subscription service back in 2014 for the Xbox One called EA Access. PS4 players at the time felt left out, but fast-forward to 2019, and EA has now announced that PS4 gamers can get in on the EA Access service starting in July. PS4 gamers will pay the same $4.99 monthly subscription fee or an $29.99 annual subscription fee for access. EA's Matt Bilbey, Executive VP and Strategic Growth says that EA's goal is to give players more chance to try and play EA games whenever and wherever they want. Other than getting access to all sorts of popular EA games for that monthly or yearly fee, subscribers also get additional perks.  EA Access also allows gamers to enjoy Play First... Read more...
When Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console in 2020 (or whenever), it will not be edible. We are not expecting it to be, anyway. However, it will contain a "special sauce" whipped up by AMD, in the form of a custom system-on-chip (SoC) based on the company's upcoming Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures. AMD is understandably excited about the PS5. The company has a stranglehold on the high-end console market, and major console launches are a bit of a big deal—they only come around once every few years for Sony and Microsoft, in between which are less exciting incremental upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. As we have already covered, the PS5 represents a major advancement... Read more...
We all know that Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 is going to be a performance monster; well at least compared to the existing PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. In an interview last month, the chief architect for PlayStation hardware confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be packing a 7nm Zen 2 CPU along with a 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPU. That should be more than enough to deliver stout 4K gaming muscle across the board complete with support real-time ray tracing effects. Sony has even hinted at the possibility of 8K gaming for the PlayStation 5. Now, a new rumor is making the rounds, and it comes from industry insider Benji-Sales. According to his [since deleted] tweet leak, the... Read more...
Sony has been rather forthcoming with details of its next generation PlayStation 5 game console and though the new system isn’t as close to reality as we would like, there’s certainly a lot of information on the AMD-powered game cosole out there that we’ve been mining and reporting recently on for passionate gamers. Let’s run down a list of what we know and see if we can paint a clearer picture of what to expect with the next generation Sony PS5. PlayStation 5 Specs And Backwards Compatibility Sony hasn't been shy about committing to what gamers can expect under the hood of the machine that some say has been running around in certain developer circles in dev kit form... Read more...
Sony and other game console makers are normally very coy with information about their next generation hardware. Sony is surprisingly forthcoming with details on the unreleased PlayStation 5 game console, having confirmed already that the machine will have an AMD Zen 2-based processor and Navi-based Radeon GPU. Sony has also said that the price will be appealing given the hardware inside. Naturally, it's reported that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox will be even more advanced. Gamers who have been hoping that the PS5 might get official and be available to purchase this year may not want to hear this. Sony has shed a bit of light on its launch plans for the PS5 during a recent earnings call.... Read more...
During CES 2019 there were a bunch of dazzling OLED TVs on display that promised better image quality than the LCD sets that made up most TVs at the show. Sony has now thrown down the gauntlet by announcing pricing for its brand new range of gorgeous OLED TVs. Sony's new 4K OLED TV starts at $2,499.99 for an A8G 55-inch unit with the TV shipping in May. OLED TV fans wanting a larger 65-inch screen will pay $3,499.99, with that TV available in May. Sony will have higher-end OLED TVs available as well and has announced prices on its Master Series A9G 4K OLED TVs. The segment starts at a 55-inch size for $3,499.99, and the larger 65-inch will sell for $4,499.99: both ship in May. Stepping up... Read more...
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