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A self-proclaimed cybersecurity expert with a side hustle in repairing PlayStation consoles has posted a video purporting to show Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 Slim refresh. That’s all well and good, but if what’s highlighted in the video turns out to be the final design, then the PS5 Slim might not actually be all... Read more...
Sony has confirmed pricing and preorder availability for its highly anticipated Bravia XR A95L television lineup, which the company says will offer the "brightest and widest range of colors and hues" of any OLED TV it has released to date. Buyers willing to splurge on a flagship TV will able to choose between 55-inch... Read more...
Sony is doubling the expanded storage capacity support of its PlayStation 5 console to accommodate 8 terabyte (TB) M.2 form factor solid state drives (SSDs). It's one of several features currently being tested in the latest beta software update. The beta update is an invite-only affair for the time being, though Sony... Read more...
Despite the vague name, Sony's Project Q is much more than just a concept or rumor at this point. The company has already announced its existence—if not much more than that—and we know it's on the way. It's a streaming handheld, intended to use in-home streaming to play PlayStation 5 games from anywhere in your home... Read more...
Sony can no longer claim its popular WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds offer the best active noise cancellation (ANC) around. Why is that? Simply put, they've been usurped by its newest flagship offering, the WF-1000XM5, and according to Sony, "[active] noise cancellation does not get any better" than it does with its... Read more...
Sony recently unveiled another PlayStation 5 console that is on the horizon, but it's not a thinner PlayStation 5 Slim model or an upgraded PlayStation 5 Pro variant. It's the same PS5 system that's already on the market, but with a nifty Spider-Man 2 / Venom theme to coincide with the launch of Marvel's Spider-Man 2... Read more...
It's getting to be about that time that Sony inevitably refreshes its latest-generation game console, which in this case is the PlayStation 5. The widely held assumption is that Sony will introduce a thinner and sleeker PS5 Slim model with upgraded hardware. That's what it had chosen to do in past generations, but... Read more...
Microsoft has signed a "binding agreement" with rival Sony to ensure that the Call of Duty franchise will remain available on PlayStation game consoles for the foreseeable future, Xbox boss Phil Spencer announced in a Twitter post. The agreement follows the near conclusion of Microsoft's controversial attempt to... Read more...
Sony has never gone on record saying it plans to release a PlayStation 5 Slim console at any point, though we've been around long enough to know a thinner iteration is inevitably on the horizon, given past trends. A couple of the main questions are, when will it launch and how much will it cost? Well, it appears... Read more...
Sony’s Tech Center in Pencoed, Wales, is the facility where nearly 50 million Raspberry Pis have been produced over the last decade. Now, for the first time, we get to see the high-tech production line for Raspberry Pi 4B devices on video, thanks to YouTuber and RasPi enthusiast Jeff Geerling. His behind-the-scenes... Read more...
Cloud gaming has been an option for more than a decade, but only recently have companies like NVIDIA and Microsoft hit their stride as faster network speeds unlocked cloud gaming for more players. Sony, however, isn't pushing its cloud gaming service very hard, and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida says that's intentional... Read more...
Sony never got deep into the metaverse, a supposed VR-based successor to the internet that was all anyone could talk about in 2022. The metaverse has since cooled, leaving gaming as the primary use case for virtual reality. Sony is reporting some surprising success there. After weeks of conflicting reports about... Read more...
Samsung's foray back into OLED television territory began last year after the display maker abandoned the technology for its big screen TV lineup a decade ago. Its return was not without drama, however, with LG throwing shade at Samsung's modern OLED TVs, claiming they're more prone to burn-in issues. We don't suspect... Read more...
For those of you who have been keeping count, prior to this week there had been eight patches for the PC version of The Last of Us Part I, a game that got off to a rocky start to say the least. Developer Naughty Dog is now pushing out a ninth patch for the PC port, version 1.0.5.0, and with it comes a bunch more... Read more...
Sony Interactive released The Last of Us Part I on Windows right around a month ago and in that time, developer Naughty Dog has issued no less than seven patches specific to the PC port. The latest one—version 1.0.4.0—addresses a bunch of issues across a variety of hardware, including AMD systems and the Steam Deck... Read more...
Now that the modern gaming console shortage is effectively over, won't someone think of the poor scalpers? Hopefully not—if they get stuck with thousands of dollars in unsold inventory, well, that's just too bad. Of course, that's easier said then done if you happen to stumble upon a particularly good deal and are in... Read more...
Sony's gaming handhelds have typically been potent portables with expansive feature sets for their time. The original PSP could play audio and video off memory sticks, and it even had a web browser—impressive stuff for a handheld device in 2004, three years before the iPhone. The PS Vita had an OLED screen and... Read more...
What once was gaming's biggest yearly event has been called off once again this year. E3 has been canceled amid waning interest in attending the event among the industry's biggest companies. As was the case for most events during the recent COVID pandemic, E3 was forced to cancel its coveted event during the years... Read more...
It's hard to believe it, but it's already been more than two years since the launch of the PlayStation 5. That system released on November 12th, 2020—not that anyone could find one at that time. This November will mark the 3rd year since the console's release, and that's the same interval between the release of the... Read more...
Sony has spent the last few years porting some of its carefully guarded exclusive games to PC. We've seen Spider-Man, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Uncharted, and more. Up next is The Last of Us, Part 1, which will probably be Sony's biggest release yet given the popularity of the HBO series. Sony and developer Naughty Dog have... Read more...
Sony expressed concerns in new documents that, if the Microsoft/Activision-Blizzard-King deal goes through, Call of Duty games will be buggier on its PlayStation consoles. The documents from Sony are in response to the provisional findings of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concerning the Microsoft... Read more...
It took a bit to arrive, but the PlayStation 5 finally supports Discord voice chat with the latest system update (version 7.0) that has begun rolling out to both iterations of the game console (disc and disc-less). This is a feature that Xbox Series X|S owners have been enjoying since last September, though the... Read more...
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