Tag: Sony

How a gaijin studio made the beautiful unrealism of Ghost of Tsushima

From the Japanese point of view, there is no way around it. Sucker Punch Productions, the maker of the Ghost of Tsushima samurai epic, is a gaijin studio. Gaijin is the Japanese word for foreigners, and it’s usually not a kind word. But in the case of Tsushima, there has been almost universal praise for […]

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PlayStation just made a big TV commercial push for Ghost of Tsushima

Gaming industry TV ad spend saw a 5.39% decrease in July, dipping down to an estimated $17.8 million from June’s $18.7 million. Although 11 brands aired ads, Sony drove the bulk of the spend with its PlayStation brand, which continues to be a leader this summer for both impressions and budget outlay. GamesBeat has partnered […]

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How To Use Your Camera As A Webcam Without Additional Hardware

Webcams have come a long way from the earlier days, but the quality they capture isn’t necessarily the best. If you just need a webcam for video conferences then that’s fine, but if you want to take your video conferencing to the next level with high quality footage, or if you want to start livestreaming, […]

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Sony Could Have An Entry-Level Full Frame Mirrorless Camera In The Works

Want to get a full frame mirrorless camera? Unfortunately, full frame mirrorless cameras aren’t exactly cheap and Sony’s A7 is probably the cheapest you can expect from the company. However, that might not necessarily be the case in the future, at least according to Sony Alpha Rumors. Advertising The publication is claiming that come September, […]

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Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a next-gen gang-versus-gang simulator

Focus Home Interactive is having a strong year, and it wants to maintain that momentum in 2021. The publisher is coming off of the excellent SnowRunner and Hardspace: Shipbreaker, and now it’s reloading with Hood: Outlaws & Legends from developer Sumo Newcastle. Focus and Sumo describe it as a game where rival gangs race to […]

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Sony shows off gameplay for Giant Squid’s The Pathless

Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid showed off gameplay for The Pathless, a new adventure game from the makers of Abzû. Creative director Matt Nava walked through a long demo of this beautiful game, which debuts later this year on the PlayStation 5, Apple Arcade, and the PC via the Epic Game Store. Sony showed the […]

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Epic Games unveils $1.78 billion funding round at $17.3 billion valuation

Fortnite maker Epic Games today announced a $1.78 billion funding round at a $17.3 billion valuation. The company said the funding included new capital such as Sony’s previously announced $250 million investment as well as secondary purchases from employee equity holders. Epic Games is the developer and publisher of Fortnite, which has more than 350 […]

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Sony and Microsoft don’t know the price of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Microsoft and Sony are playing a game of chicken when it comes to the price of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. No one wants to go first. And I’m sure that you, like me, find this strategy infuriating. They know the prices of their next-gen consoles, so why not tell us? Well — […]

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Sony’s PS5 production on track for holiday launch

Sony said that the launch of the PlayStation 5 video game console is on track for the launch during the 2020 holiday season. The Japanese company made the announcement as part of its earnings release early Tuesday morning. The company said that while PlayStation 4 hardware production was slightly impacted due to issues in the […]

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PlayStation 4 sales pass 112.3 million as PS5 launch looms

Sony announced today that PlayStation 4 has now sold over 112.3 million consoles. The new came as part of Sony’s latest financial results, which is for the quarter ending on June 30. That number was at 110.4 million the last time Sony reported it in May. The PlayStation 4 launched in 2013. Since then, it […]

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PlayStation 4 Controllers Will Work With The PS5, But There’s A Catch

If you’ve been holding off on buying a PlayStation 4 controller for your current system with the next-gen looming, Monday may have given you the answer about whether or not to pull the trigger. Sony revealed on Monday some more details about peripherals and which ones will work with its forthcoming PlayStation 5 console, and […]

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Ghost of Tsushima sells 2.4 million copies in first 3 days

Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima sold more than 2.4 million copies in its first three days of sales, making it the PlayStation 4’s fastest-selling first-party original intellectual property. The PS4 game debuted July 17 as the console’s last big exclusive. The open-world title is a samurai action-adventure game from Seattle’s Sucker Punch Studios, the developer that made […]

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June 2020 NPD: The Last of Us Part II has best U.S. launch month of the year

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! The video game business was up once again in the United States last month, but some segments are starting to cool off. June software sales kept their momentum as people still have few other options to put their entertainment dollars, according to industry-tracking firm The […]

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The most memorable moments in The Last of Us Part II (spoilers)

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. The Last of Us Part II has some of the most memorable scenes you’ll ever see in a video game. Naughty Dog’s epic story feels like it goes on forever. I played it for 40 hours, and my daughter played it […]

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Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Sony has invested $250 million for a minority stake in Fortnite maker Epic Games, the companies announced today. With the new money, Epic Games has raised $1.83 billion to date. The companies said the deal cements an already close relationship and […]

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