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  • Sony PS4 Pro launched, with PS4 Slim in tow

    Sony finally took the wraps off the PlayStation 4 Neo in New York last night, revealing that it would also be called the PS4 Pro instead. The new console was positioned by Sony's Andrew House as an "evolution" over the vanilla PlayStation 4, offering HDR gaming as well as 4K gaming capabilities. The console will "complement" the PS4 though, rather than replace it. Is the PS4 Pro delivering proper 4K? During the press event, House claimed that they had pretty much "maxed out" 1080p television sets, necessitating the move to 4K. Of course, Sony also makes 4K TVs... Sony said that the new...

  • PlayStation Now streaming comes to PC, but not South Africa

    Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is a rather interesting platform, allowing gamers to stream older PlayStation games over the internet. If you're in a major North American or British city, that is. Anyway, the subscription-based service is available on PlayStation 4, Vita and selected Sony TV sets, allowing gamers to play PlayStation 3 titles and more. But you can now add PC support to the fray as well, with the introduction of the PlayStation Now app for Windows. Sony lists minimum requirements as an Intel Core i3 processor or better, Windows 7/8.1/10, 300MB of space, 2GB of RAM and a 5Mbps internet connection. Other...

  • PlayStation Vita has been hacked: here’s how to do it

    It's been possible to run homebrew software on the PlayStation Vita for a while now, but pretty much all of these hacks only grant access to the PSP sandbox/environment. In other words, those hoping to harness the Vita's horsepower can't do so, as the hacks are pretty much ports of hacks for Sony's older console. Additionally, many of these hacks require loads of steps or a purchased game to accomplish. Now a new hack has been released, which has jump-started the seemingly tired PlayStation Vita homebrew scene. Dubbed Henkaku, the hack simply requires you to visit the website in question from your Vita or...

  • Gravity Rush 2 heading to Europe on 30 November

    Once PlayStation Vita darling Gravity Rush launched on the PlayStation 4 late last year, but Sony has finally given the world a launch date for its home console successor. Gravity Rush 2 is heading to the PlayStation 4 in late November/early December 2016, according to Sony PlayStation's latest blog post. "Gravity Rush 2 marks the return of gravity shifters Kat and Raven (now a powerful ally), ex-cop Syd, and introduces a bevy of new characters," Sony Interactive Entertainment's Olivier Banal explains. Banal also promises the introduction of a "mysterious guardian angel" who will be the first new face of the series. "Angel...

  • PlayStation Network currently down in South Africa [Update]

    Update #1, 8.02pm: Well, that didn't last long. After an hour of downtime, PSN is now back up in South Africa and some parts of the world, according to Reddit. I've successfully logged into my account without much of a hitch. If you're still battling, let us know in the comments section below. Original article: Great news, PlayStation faithful. If you were looking to mash a few angered buttons online this evening, you should probably reschedule. Why you ask? Sony's PlayStation Network is currently down. According to PlayStation Network's status website, Sony's currently performing maintenance on the servers (interestingly, maintenance was...

  • E3 2016 is torn a new one by this hilarious, scathing video review

    Perhaps we're bucking the trend a bit, but we quite liked E3 2016. Apart from EA's conference, the others were laden with gameplay footage from some great looking games. Horizon Zero Dawn, Dishonored 2, Steep, and the new Legend of Zelda were just four from a great few, but not everyone feels this way. YouTuber Kilian Experience is one of them. Slating this year's E3 as "shit", he runs through each conference and highlights the underlying hilarity of each. "Another Year another E3," he notes on his video description. "I thought E3 2016 was bad. Not a lot of new games...

  • Nostalgia, vikings and facial hair: what I loved about E3 2016

    Once again we have been treated to another E3, and as always it feels even more spectacular than the one before. But each year brings with it its own special moments and 2016 was no exception. In this list I will be going through some of my favourite moments of this year. For those who aren’t familiar with the expo, here’s a brief description for some context. E3, formally known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is a colossal annual video game expo held in Los Angeles and hosted by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association). What sets it apart from other well-known...

  • Microsoft Xbox won E3 2016 according to social media numbers

    E3 is an event that means a lot of things to a lot of people. It's like the World Cup for games but with less diving and fake injuries. Even so, tensions between, during, and after conferences rise on the floor, between friends, and more importantly on social media. According to social media monitor BrandWatch's new research, it seems that the answer to the age old question "who won E3 this year?" deserves the reply of "Microsoft". "We tracked social media’s reaction to E3 2016, including social round-ups of each major conference and commentary throughout," the company's Gemma Joyce explained on its blog, and...

  • Sony PlayStation E3 2016 recap: here’s what you missed

    Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn't want to make the centre of its conference its hardware. Instead, the company spent a good portion of its 75-minute do on stage showing gameplay demos. And on that note, let's get right into the conference in our game-by-game breakdown. God of War 4 Orchestral opening followed by (a chap who seems to be) Kratos. Seriously Sony? What an opening. Who knew Kratos had a sensitive side? In a good 10-minute gameplay demo of Sony's new God of War title, the big oaf has a son of his own who isn't quite ready to begin killing things. In a...

  • E3 2016: What will Sony be showing off at the conference?

    For the latest news, analysis and banter, stick to our E3 2016 live blog. This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) might not have as much starpower and new hardware as previous years, but it still promises to be a barnstormer of note. This is in no small part due to several leaks surrounding the big three, including Sony themselves. What can we expect from this year's edition of E3 then? PS4 Neo? Thanks to Giant Bomb's massive initial story and a confirmation today by Andrew House, we already know that Sony is beavering away at an upgraded PS4 console. However, the Sony exec has revealed...