Tag: Sony

The RetroBeat: Learning to love PlayStation after years of bitterness

I wish I appreciated the original PlayStation back when it was new. Sony’s first console celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 3. When the PlayStation brand started back in 1994, gaming was a different world. I was also only 8 years old, so I was pretty different myself. I was a fanboy, and I was […]

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Someone Used Sony’s PlayStation Network To Sell Drugs

Thanks to online communities and online store fronts that anyone can create without much oversight, it seems that some of these services are being abused. In a report from Motherboard, it appears that Sony’s PlayStation Network was recently abused, where it was discovered that someone had used the online gaming service to sell drugs. Advertising […]

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Sony RX100 VII Camera: My Experience

Sony calls the $1299 Sony RX100 VII a camera with “Pro features” in a to-go package and targets a creative crowd of professionals and influencers willing to spend to streamline their ultramobile camera setup. I spent some time with the RX100 VII, and in this review, we’ll go over its real-world capabilities and whether I […]

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Console-free gaming may start with the cloud — but will need the edge

The video gaming world is bracing for a cloud-based, console-less future. By ditching expensive PCs and consoles, and making games accessible on the devices people already own like smartphones, tablets, and laptops, this segment of the entertainment industry has the opportunity to create a whole new demographic of “gamers.” It’s a positive, fundamental change in […]

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PlayStation 4’s first six years were better than every console except PS2 and Wii

The NPD Group’s report for U.S. game sales in October included an interesting nugget about the PlayStation 4‘s success. The system has had the third-best first six years for any U.S. console, trailing only the PlayStation 2 and Wii. The PS4 launched on November 15, 2013. It became a fast hit, and strong first-party exclusives […]

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PlayStation’s DualShock 4 will soon work with Xbox cloud games

Microsoft had a lot to announce at its X019 event in London today. But one of the strangest tidbits is that you will soon be able to use Sony’s DualShock 4 gamepad for the PlayStation 4 with Xbox games. Starting next year, Microsoft’s Project xCloud streaming tech is getting support for more controllers. Those include […]

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PlayStation leads October’s game industry ad spend, but NFL TV networks are the big winners

The game industry’s TV ad spend increased in October for the second month in a row, up to an estimated $60.3 million from September’s $39.3 million, with over a third of the total outlay focused entirely on the NFL. Leading the way: PlayStation, accounting for over 62% of the industry spend, with Xbox, and Activision […]

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Sony taps Horizon: Zero Dawn boss to lead PlayStation studios

Sony Interactive Entertainment is putting Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst in charge of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios. Hulst oversaw Guerrilla’s production of the Killzone games and, most recently, the blockbuster open-world adventure Horizon: Zero Dawn. Now, Hulst is responsible for guiding all of PlayStation’s first-party teams. In a press release on its corporate website, SIE […]

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Hey, Again: Marvel Confirms Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel Coming in April 2022

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseScreenshot: Sony Pictures (YouTube ) Miles Morales is coming back to awkwardly place his hand on your shoulder and say, “Hey.” On Friday, Marvel confirmed the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is returning for a sequel. The production company also announced a release date: April 8, 2022. Advertisement The […]

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The DeanBeat: Death Stranding and the madness or genius of Hideo Kojima

Very soon, starting on November 8, we’re going to find out one of the answers to one of the great mysteries of the video game industry. And that is whether Hideo Kojima, the head of Kojima Productions and the creator of Death Stranding for Sony’s PlayStation, is a genius creator or a bit kooky. And […]

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Sony will shut down PlayStation Vue in January 2020

Sony announced today that it will end PlayStation Vue. The internet-based television service will go offline on January 30, 2020. Vue started in 2015, offering a subscription in exchange for internet access to TV channels. Sony positioned the service as an alternative to traditional cable. However, competitors like Netflix and YouTube TV have proved to […]

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Sony Could Be Considering The Sale Of Its PlayStation Vue Service

Before Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus, Sony had actually arrived to the market with its PlayStation Vue service. In case you’re unfamiliar, the PlayStation Vue is a live TV streaming service which was Sony’s attempt to capture the market that other companies such as Hulu have been operating in. Advertising However, it seems that […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September

As Microsoft and Sony slowly sunset their current-generation consoles, Nintendo is maintaining its momentum. The Nintendo Switch was the top-seller in September, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. “Nintendo Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. Of course, the Switch […]

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Sony Building Towards A Venom And Spider-Man Confrontation

With Sony pretty much owning the movie rights to Spider-Man and all things Spider-Man related, many did wonder if Tom Holland’s Spider-Man could potentially star in Sony’s Venom movie. After all, both characters have clashed countless times in the comics and once in the movies. Advertising However, that did not happen with the first movie, […]

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Sony patent may hint at features of rumored PSVR 2

A seemingly uninteresting patent recently granted to Sony may reveal some features of the hotly rumored new PSVR 2. Let’s Go Digital first spotted the patent for a “data processing device.” Now, the patent itself isn’t directly detailing a new version of PSVR, but some of the diagrams used to illustrate the patent reveal PSVR features we’ve […]

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