Tag: Sony

Jeremy Renner And Ryan Reynolds Join ‘Spider-Man’ Fans In Expressing Support For Him To Stay In The MCU

20th Century Fox (Warning: MCU spoilers will be found below.) The Marvel Cinematic Universe took a hit with Tuesday afternoon’s breaking news that Marvel Studios will no longer be involved with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man franchise at Sony. In other words, Kevin Feige won’t be producing the two remaining films with Tom Holland, and even more […]

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Spider-Man’s Future In The MCU Is In Jeopardy As Sony And Marvel Can’t Reach An Agreement

Following the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home and with the way the movie ended, it was largely assumed that there would be a third Spider-Man movie in the works. While there still might be, it seems that Marvel/Disney’s involvement with the movie could be at an end, at least according to a report from […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gets 2v2 Gunfight multiplayer alpha on August 23

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a 2v2 Gunfight multiplayer alpha this weekend, Infinity Award announced today at Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night event at Gamescom 2019. Dino Verano, a producer at Infinity Ward, said onstage at the event that the game’s revelation of multiplayer combat got a lot of positive fan feedback recently. He […]

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Sony is acquiring Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Sony dropped a bag of money, and Spider-Man has swooped in and picked it up. Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that it is acquiring developer Insomniac Games. Fans know the studio for Marvel’s Spider-Man. The webslinger’s PlayStation 4 outing was the No. 6 best-selling game of 2018, according to The NPD Group. But Insomniac has […]

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Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model

Not that long ago, big video games used to get sold like big movies: a flashy trailer, lots of messageboard hype, some fan conference sneak previews, and then a big make-or-break release date. Those early sales numbers determined whether something was a big hit like Grand Theft Auto V, or a big flop like Transformers: […]

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DualShock 4 gets hot new colors including rose gold

Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking to capitalize on strong gamepad sales with some new colors for its DualShock 4 gamepad. The company announced four new gamepad colors as well as a fresh design for its wireless gaming headset. The DualShock 4 controllers begin shipping in September for $65. You can get the headset at some […]

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How the coming console transition is already affecting Take-Two Interactive’s business

Take-Two Interactive Software is already preparing for the launch of the next-generation game consoles from Sony and Microsoft in 2020. And you can already see some evidence of that in today’s first-fiscal quarter report for the three months ended June 30. In a conference call with analysts today, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick and other executives […]

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Sony wins 30% of VR hardware revenues as demand fades for cheap headsets

The market for virtual reality hardware is officially shifting away from budget-priced, low-performance headsets, Strategy Analytics said today, as demand has evaporated for Google’s Cardboard and Daydream products, as well as Samsung’s Gear VR. Consequently, midrange to high-end headsets from Sony, Facebook’s Oculus, and HTC earned 77% of all revenue generated globally by VR headsets last year, […]

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Sony’s AI drums up beats for songs

AI might soon become an invaluable tool in musicians’ compositional arsenals, if recent developments are any indication. In July, Montreal-based startup Landr raised $26 million for a product that analyzes musical styles to create bespoke sets of audio processors, while OpenAI and Google earlier this year debuted online creation tools that tap music-generating algorithms. Inspired […]

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PlayStation is benefiting from subscriptions and live services

PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life. The next PlayStation is coming soon as Sony Interactive Entertainment has already confirmed. That has led to declining revenue for the company’s gaming division. Only this generation is different than in the past, because the PS4’s revenue decline is just a minor dip. And Sony still […]

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PlayStation 4 is the fastest to ship 100 million home game consoles

PlayStation 4 continues to lead the thriving console gaming market. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s gaming box surpassed 100 million consoles shipped to retailers. It reached that milestone faster than any other home console (but that does not include handheld consoles). Nintendo’s Wii and PlayStation 2 are the next fastest. But they required several more months than […]

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How a small team of artists conceived Sony’s Concrete Genie

Concrete Genie is a kind of psychological journey, played out on the canvas of a video game. A young artist named Ash escapes his troubles by painting spectacular living landscapes in his abandoned hometown of Denska. But the neighborhood bullies menace him and ruin his work. Ash’s internal drama is externalized as he fights to […]

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Concrete Genie hands-on — Using paint to beautify a drab world and purify a mind

Concrete Genie is coming out its long and dark journey through development, and the unique action-adventure game is bringing a lot of light and pretty imagery with it. After four-and-a-half years of development, this from Sony’s Pixelopus is coming to the PlayStation 4 on October 8 for $30. I tried it out at Sony’s campus […]

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