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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • How can Sony PlayStation beat Microsoft Xbox at E3 2016? (and vice-versa)

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. We're on the eve of the world's biggest gaming expo and the stakes are as high as ever between Sony and Microsoft. Sony is in rude health thanks to record-breaking PS4 numbers, but we wonder what kind of impact the expected PS4 NEO would have on sales. Then again, Sony has revealed the console will miss E3. Meanwhile, Microsoft isn't doing too badly when judged on its own merit, but it's taking a beating at the cash registers compared to the PS4. So it definitely needs a PR coup to put momentum on its side. A solid...

  • Playstation 4 Neo is very real, Sony’s Andrew House confirms

    Sony's Andrew House today confirmed what console gamers across the world has been hoping is true for the past few months: the PlayStation 4 Neo is a very real thing. Dubbed a "high-end PS4", the company's president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment noted that the console will not replace, but accompany the PlayStation 4 in its console lineup. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4," claims House, speaking to The Financial Times (via NeoGAF). "We will be selling both through the life cycle." Related: New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO That's some pretty huge news, especially...

  • Megarom, Orena reveal South African Overwatch Ladder competition for PC, PS4

    Video game distributor Megarom Interactive, along with gaming brand SteelSeries, and Orena have announced an Overwatch Champions Ladder competition for SA. The competition will be split into three seasons and allow SA teams to compete for rankings on a daily basis. Teams will be competing for R30 000 worth of prizes. In a press release sent to Gearburn, CEO of Orena, says: "We’re ecstatic to have Overwatch as an official title on the Orena ranking system. With this being the first Blizzard title on the Orena platform, we look forward to dealing with something fresh and that has been so well...

  • Final Fantasy XII is getting the HD remaster treatment on PS4

    Sure, Final Fantasy VII gets most of the remake love among fans, but XII has its fair share of enthusiasts too. Fortunately, Square Enix seems to have listened to your pleas as the company has released a teaser trailer for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, being a remastered version of FF12. Don't hold your breath for a release just yet, as Square Enix has confirmed a vague 2017 release date in Japan. The title was first released in 2006 on PlayStation 2, receiving critical acclaim. A sequel was released in 2007 in the form of Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings for the...

  • Sony reveals ballin’ PlayStation Plus game line-up for June

    Sony's PlayStation Plus is practically a must if you've got PlayStation consoles in your household, offering discounts and games as part of the R99 a month subscription. Now the company has revealed its game lineup for June, and there are a couple of decent picks in here. Headlining this month's range is basketball title NBA 2K16 and indie sensation Gone Home, (below) both for PlayStation 4. PlayStation 3 owners can look forward to perspective-shifting puzzler Echochrome and all 12 episodes of Siren: Blood Curse. Got a Vita? Then you'll be getting launch title Little Deviants and PSP title God of War: Chains of Olympus. These...

  • No Man’s Sky delayed until August, internet sends dev death threats

    In case you haven't heard, the PlayStation 4's biggest indie release of 2016, No Man's Sky, is delayed until August 2016. "s we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special," Hello Games founder Sean Murray explained on the PlayStation Blog. Murray was also massively apologetic, suggesting that delayed the game was "the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life." But did that stop the internet...

  • Over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold

    Sony's PlayStation 4 might be turning three-years-old fairly soon, but it's still selling like hotcakes. Just a few months after sales tipped the 30-million barrier, the company today announced that over 40-million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold worldwide. More impressive is the company's software sales, just falling short of 271-million copies through May 2016. "We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time," Sony SIC president and CEO Andrew House states in a press release. "We will strive to deliver even...

  • Pac-Man 256 brings local multiplayer to PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in June

    Pac-Man has pretty much seen it all as a grandfather of gaming titles. It's been around since 1980, and has been an integral building block in the gaming world. But now it's getting a second wind. Pac-Man 256 is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 21 June, thanks to Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale (of Crossy Road fame). This reworked version, stemming from the mobile game, is developed by 3 Sprockets. So console and PC Pac-Man 256, while entertaining players with the age-old Pac-Man mechanics, is also getting a multiplayer arena. Note, that includes local multiplayer as...

  • Uncharted 4 ships 2.7m copies in week one, Sony oh so happy

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was always going to be a big game. It's the end (if you believe that) of a saga that has spanned nearly a decade, and has a following that's probably a lot longer than that too. But it seems that Naughty Dog's latest game has surprised even Sony. Sony's SIE division has announced that the game has shipped 2.7-million units in its first week. Notably, it's now the fastest selling first-party title on PlayStation 4. "Thank you to the team at Naughty Dog for delivering Uncharted 4, a stunning experience that sets a new bar for...

  • 3 ways the Nintendo Wii U is better than the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    When we talk about the "console wars" there's only really two sides mentioned: the green of Microsoft's Xbox One, and the blue of Sony's PlayStation 4. We've made mention before of how the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is better than the other, but what about Nintendo? The company's practically owns the handheld console segment abroad, and has just now announced a brand new smartphone games strategy, suggesting it has a leg up in that segment as well. But what about its home consoles? Although the Nintendo Wii U is not my favourite console for a number of reasons, it does definitely do...