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If the rumors are true, Sony is getting ready to announce a new flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ4. An unveiling could come as early as next week, just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show. In the meantime, we're starting to see some leaked benchmarks that potentially give us an early look at the Xperia XZ4's performance. The newest leaked benchmark is a Geekbench listing, where the supposed Xperia XZ4 posted a single-core score of 3,497 and a multi-core score of 12,801. To put those numbers into a perspective, let's compare with a few of our own scores that we've collected... Leaked Xperia XZ4: 3,497 single-core, 12,801 multi-core iPhone X A11 Bionic: 4,206 single-core, 10,315 multi-core... Read more...
Sony is hard at work on its next-generation of game console, but we still have no idea when that console will land. Some rumors expect to see the PlayStation 5 land in 2019 while others expect a 2020 release for the new console, which will reportedly have an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor. Whatever the launch window is, the new console will undoubtedly need gorgeous, blockbuster game to showcase its hardware capabilities. To that end, new Sony job listings have turned up seeking people to join a development team for an unannounced AAA game. The intriguing part about the job listings is a call out that the design team will focus on the "next chapter of cinematic storytelling." One of the team... Read more...
When the Sony PlayStation Classic was announced in October, the MSRP for the retro console was $99.99. When it launched, however, fans weren't that happy with the roster of games Sony packed inside, and sales didn't meet expectations. On Christmas Eve, the console saw significant discounts with many retailers selling it for under $70. Now the PlayStation Classic is even cheaper only a few days later, with a new sales price of $59.99. That marks a discount of $40 on the console after only about three weeks on the market. This discounted price isn't a sale at a few locations either; it can be purchased for $59.99 at Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, Walmart, Target, and other retailers. But we can do... Read more...
How low can it go? Just over a week ago, Sony's newly released PlayStation Classic retro gaming console received a big price cut. A number of retailers priced the tiny console at $75, which is $25 off the $100 MSRP at launch in early December. Now, the PlayStation Classic’s price is falling even further. Amazon is selling the console for $69.95, or $30 off its MSRP. Nintendo hasn't resorted to such fire sales to clear out inventory of its NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, and as far as we can remember, those consoles have stuck to MSRP for their entire lifecycles. So, what's causing gamers to thumb their nose at the PlayStation Classic, prompting these early price reductions?... Read more...
Christmas is only a bit more than a week away and if you have procrastinated and still have gifts to buy, check out this deal. You can get Sony's brand new PlayStation Classic console fromfor $75 at several retailers and have it by Christmas if you hurry. At Best Buy you can get the PlayStation Classic for $99.99, and the price includes a free $25 e-gift card making the purchase $74.99. That might not be as good as a straight and simple discount, but the $25 gift card could get the other gifts needed to wrap up shopping for good. If you don't want to bother with an e-gift card, Target has the PlayStation Classic Console for $74.99 via a straight discount; no need to pay more and get a gift... Read more...
As Christmas inches closer with the passing of each day, the less likely you are to find exactly what you need for all the folks on your shopping list. The good news is that procrastination sometimes pays off with big discounts on select items. Amazon has the Sony WH-CH700N noise canceling headphones on sale for half their regular price. Typically the WH-CH700N headphones sell for right at $200, and with the discount, they are $98. The headphones are offered in blue or black, and as of now, both will arrive in time for Christmas. The good news is that the headphones also have free shipping for Prime subscribers. For those unfamiliar with the WH-CH700N headphones, they are wireless... Read more...
The Sony PlayStation Classic has been selling well since it debuted thus month, and we have already seen the device gutted to find it runs a quad-core ARM processor and has 16GB of storage inside. More recently we learned that the PS Classic has a secret emulation menu, but you need the right USB keyboard to access it. Now word has surfaced that the device has some serious flaws in its security that made the console easy for hackers to crack to run additional games off a USB drive. The blunder Sony made with securing the console was found by console hackers when dumping the PS Classic system code onto an external machine. What they found was that Sony hid the key needed to decrypt the... Read more...
Sony is hoping to recapture the magic of the original PlayStation game console by bringing it back in miniaturized form, just as Nintendo did with its NES Classic and SNES Classic game systems. Will Sony enjoy the same success that Nintendo did? That question will be answered another day. For now, however, Sony has taken to answering a bunch of frequently asked questions about its upcoming retro console. Nintendo was the first to see ginormous success with rebooting an earlier era game system, and for a long time, it was nearly impossible to score an NES Classic or SNES Classic at an actual retail store, as opposed to hopping on eBay or Craigslist and paying an inflated price for one. It's hard... Read more...
Now is the time to rock out with your wallet out to groovy bargains on everything under the sun, and especially anything in the electronics category. Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring out stellar deals, many of which we've already covered. But if you're looking to literally rock out, there are deals to be had on headphones and earphones. Beats by Dr. Dre Shown above is the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - LINE Friends Special Edition. It's an authentic Beats headset, only themed after LINE Friends, which are characters based on the stickers from the messaging app LINE. The characters are more popular in Hong Kong, but if you're looking for some flair, this headset fits the bill. It's... Read more...
Last week, redditor RuthenicCookie made the declaration that Sony would be skipping E3 next year. The very next day, Sony confirmed that it would not be making an appearance on stage at E3 2019. Once RuthenicCookie's prediction proved to be true, redditors were quick to see if there were any additional rumors waiting to be spilled – and of course, there were. According to RuthenicCookie, the PlayStation 5 will be announced sometime in mid-2019, and a full reveal will occur later in 2019 at a PlayStation Experience Event. While the official announcement and unveil could happen next year, the actual console reportedly won't go on sale until as early as May 2020 or as late as November... Read more...
If you have been waiting for the right time to pounce on a PlayStation 4 system, now is that time, assuming you are a fan of Spider-Man. You can head over to Amazon and grab a PlayStation 4 Slim console with 1TB of storage and Marvel's Spider-Man game for $199. That's $100 off the regular selling price. Sony had given consumers a heads up about this discounted bundle last week, noting that it would go on sale starting November 18 and run through November 26. Not to be confused with the limited edition themed bundle, this version sports a jet-black console with a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller and a physical copy of Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games. Marvel's Spider-Man is one... Read more...
The absolute worst time to buy a game console is right before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales arrive in force. Pulling the trigger prematurely is a surefire way of having buyer's remorse. So, if you're in the market for a new game console, wait a few days. There are going to be discounts, including a bunch of PlayStation 4 deals, some of which Sony announced today. Starting with the core console, Sony will be serving up a new Marvel Spider-Man Standard Edition PS4 bundle for $199.99 USD ($259.99 CAN). Not to be confused with the limited edition themed bundle, this version sports a jet-black console with a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller and a physical copy of Marvel's Spider-Man... Read more...
Sony's upcoming PlayStation Classic apparently takes advantage of a widely available open-source emulator to drive games on the mini retro gaming console. According to Frank Cifaldi, founder of The Video Game History Foundation, the PlayStation Classic utilizes PCSX ReARMed. This emulator is a specialized, open-source emulator specifically targeted at ARM processor-based systems. As it is open-source and free for everyone, it has been used at the heart of several emulators over the years, including my personal favorite Android emulator ClassicBoy. Under the terms of the open-source license, anyone that uses the software is required to disclose this information, which is how it came... Read more...
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but that doesn't mean companies take kindly to others infringing on their intellectual property (IP) or otherwise ripping off their products. Whether Lenovo did that to Sony with its Mirage Solo VR headset, which looks strikingly similar to the PlayStation VR, is now moot. Why? Sony and Lenovo signed a two-year patent licensing agreement that renders it so. Lenovo Mirage Solo "We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo," said Riley Russell, Chief Legal Officer at SIE. "The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers. This... Read more...
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