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All posts tagged "Playstation"

  • PlayStation Plus games for May: Puppeteer, Payday 2, Everybody’s Golf

    Trigger-fingered PlayStation owners in the EU will soon have even more titles to choose from. Sony’s PlayStation Blog has finally announced its May games roster for PS Plus members in the EU. Sony has not specified the roster for additional regions, yet. Among those included are Zoink’s Stick it to the Man for the PS4, Puppeteer and Payday 2 for the PS3. Handheld enthusiasts on the PS Vita will receive Everbody’s Golf and Muramasa Rebirth, the twin-campaigned RPG. Although five titles are shown the door by PlayStation, including Mercenary Kings (PS4), Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Bioshock Infinite (both PS3) Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) and lastly, MotoGP13 (PS Vita), five...

  • Sony announces updated PS Vita and new media streaming device

    Today Sony announced an updated all-new PlayStation Vita in Japan as well as a new Vita TV streaming device. The new Vita underwent and all round improvement in terms of design and usability while the PS Vita TV seems to be aimed at competing with the up and coming media-streaming market. Apart from jamming Vita on your telly, Vita TV features Remote Play and other entertainment features. The new Vita handheld console is set to be a more casual and easier to use model than the original PS Vita. It’s thinner (20%), lighter (about 15%) and more affordable. According to...

  • Oculus Rift roots for Xbox One and PS4 compatibility

    Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe stated he’s open for Sony and Microsoft to adopt his virtual reality headset. Oculus Rift is popularly known for being compatible with a handful of games including Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2. Iribe says that while the company’s focused on developing titles compatible with PC and Android, he would love to see more such developments coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Reported by OXM, Iribe says that they “love consoles,” and that “it made more sense” to target PC first because of its openness. If Microsoft and Sony are willing...

  • Missed the PS4 announcement? Here’s everything you need to know (and see)

    Sony took the wraps off its PlayStation 3 successor at E3 today. The PlayStation 4 will be priced at US$399 and will arrive in time for the holiday season. While Sony touted its media catalogue, the PlayStation 4 announcement sharply contrasted the that of its arch nemesis, the Xbox One. Instead, Sony came out guns blazing with a sharp focus on upcoming PS4 titles, indie games and its cloud-based game streaming service powered by Gaikai. Vita Jack Tretton President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America said that PlayStation Vita’s catalogue had grown to 125 games and that another 85,...

  • PS4 launches November and will cost US$429 [rumour]

    Reliable sources, Kotaku has them. According to the site, Sony’s Playstation 4 will launch State-side November 2013 for US$429 and US$529, depending on internal memory size but as rumours go, this is a doozy. While pricing is still up in the air, the sources seem pretty confident about the above-mentioned prices. In fact, it’s widely expected that Sony will announce the PS4 20 February in New York. We’ll then be able to shed some light on this next-gen madness. Here’s some new facts on what we do know about the PS4 so far: It’s got a fancy-ish new controller with a...

  • Details leak for PlayStation 4, codename ‘Orbis’

    Despite no official news from Sony, PlayStation 4 rumours have spread like a bad virus across the internet. Gearburn.com rounds up the various factoids regarding Sony’s PlayStation 4. Codename: Orbis The likelihood of the PS4 being dubbed “Orbis” is low. This is the working title of the PS4 according to this report and is extremely likely to change. Orbis means “circle” in Latin, so a possible “circle of life” deal, tied with the PS...

  • PS Vita will land in Japan before Christmas

    Handheld gamers rejoice. The Playstation Vita will be released on the 17th of December in Japan. Sony’s anticipated handheld gaming machine and the successor to the PSP will go on sale for 24,980 yen (US$325) for the Wi-Fi version and 29,980 (US$390) for the 3G model. The announcement was made at a pre-press conference before the Tokyo Game Show. Previously, Sony had said that it aims to release the console before the end of the year in Japan. The late arrival date outside Japan may damage its sales across the ocean in the European and North American markets. When it...

  • PlayStation gets $50 pre-Xmas price cut

    Sony is slashing the price of its PlayStation 3 game console across North America, Europe and in Japan, the company said today, as it looks to spur demand ahead of the year-end shopping season. Sony Computer Entertainment cut the price Wednesday for 160-gigabyte PS3 from US$299 to US$249 in North America and from 299 euros to 249 euros in Europe. Starting Thursday, the company will also lower the price in Japan, from 29,980 yen to 24,980, while slashing some 14 percent off the prices of a 320-gigabyte PS3 in the three leading markets, now costing US$299. Sony’s move came after its rival...

  • No PlayStation Vita for Xmas stocking

    The much-anticipated new generation of Sony’s PlayStation handheld gaming console, Vita, will not hit shops outside of Japan until well after the all-important festive season shopping stampede. So scratch that one from your letter to Father Christmas. It will go on sale by the end of this year in Sony’s home market, followed by releases in the US and European markets in early 2012 said Kazuo Hirai, executive vice president. Timelines for developing markets were not announced. Hirai, seen as the likely successor to current chief executive Howard Stringer, declined to elaborate further but said Sony was preparing to secure enough...

  • Sony drops $20-mil into games for PlayStation Network

    Sony Computer Entertainment America has revealed a plan to invest $20 million in unique games tailored exclusively for PlayStation Network (PSN). The money will be distributed during the coming three years to Sony affiliated studios as well as to independent game makers chosen for backing by a “Pub Fund” the Japanese entertainment colossus established in 2009. The move is part of a strategy by Sony to win more fans to its online PSN for PlayStation 3 videogame console users by providing enticing games unavailable at rivals such as Xbox Live. This investment comes as analysts try estimate the cost to...