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  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks simply stunning on the PlayStation 4

    The third act is the hardest to follow, but it seems that Naughty Dog has at least done a successful job on the visuals front. That's right, we're talking about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, arguably the biggest release on PlayStation 4 this year so far (and likely for the rest of the year). One impressive thing about the game is how it rings the neck of the PlayStation 4 hardware, without taking it to the point of nervous breakdown. In other words, it's a simply gorgeous looking video game. Don't believe us? Have a look at the gallery of in-game assets...

  • 3 things the Xbox One does better than the PlayStation 4 (and vice versa)

    We live in a world governed by binaries. Night and day. Summer and Winter. Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But one simply cannot say that one is better than the other. After all, some adore strolling through horizontal, wind-propelled rain, while others prefer bright red skin burns lazing on the beach. This binary mindset is especially true when any mention of the current generation of consoles is made. Sure, some people will prefer the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, and conversely, some will prefer Sony's console to Microsoft's, but each outwits the other in their respective ways. For someone who...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • New PS4 update launches tomorrow, brings PC/Mac Remote Play

    Sony has been hard at work with its latest PlayStation 4 update, but it's finally ready for primetime. The 3.50 update gets pushed out tomorrow, Sony's Jayne Murphy said in a blog post, so what can we expect? Easily the biggest feature is Remote Play for PC and Mac computers, allowing users to stream games from their PS4 to a computer. This mirrors Microsoft's own solution, which allows gamers to play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. As for minimum requirements, Sony merely recommends a PC with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and a Mac with OS X 10.10 or 10.11. Sony...

  • The last official PS2 servers have been shut down

    It's the end of an era for the gaming industry, as Square Enix turns off the last PS2 servers for Final Fantasy XI. The first Final Fantasy MMO was released over a decade ago, in 2002, later seeing a release on Xbox 360 too. The Xbox servers are to be turned off in conjunction with the PS2's. To put the shutdown in perspective, Final Fantasy XI had been running for longer than EVE Online (2003), World of Warcraft (2004), the Guild Wars franchise (2005) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Not bad for a console that wasn't originally designed with online gaming...

  • PlayStation Plus games for April includes Zombi, Dead Star

    Hot on the heels of Xbox One's free games for April, Sony today announced its free games list for PlayStation Plus members which is a doozy for survival horror fans. Zombi, originally launched on Nintendo Wii U as ZombiU, is included this month and provides some much needed panic and cricket bat-based melee attacks to the PlayStation 4. Alongside it, team-based space shooter RPG Dead Star also arrives, which allows ten versus ten multiplayer style combat. It's also developed by former Metroid Prime stalwart Armature. On the PlayStation 3, users can look forward to I am Alive, another Ubisoft. survival horror game,...

  • PlayStation VR: snag one for $399 from October 2016

    Sony's virtual reality push was finally given a shove into the real world last night, as the company announced pricing and availability plans for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at GDC 2016.It's been a long time coming, from the headset's beginnings as Project Morpheus -- which fittingly was announced two years ago at GDC 2014 -- to its current pre-production state. Related: 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR Sony Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the PlayStation Blog to talk PlayStation VR, but stated that the October launch is a little later than anticipated: That is a bit later...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 review: a show jumping workhorse

    I need to state up front that I am a Sony Xperia Brand Ambassador. I don't want to be accused of hiding it so I'm being very open about that fact right off the bat. This post is also not sponsored by Sony in any way. Now that that's out of the way, there's also a reason I agreed to be a Brand Ambassador for Sony Xperia. The Xperia range, while not without faults, is a damn good series of smartphones and the Sony Xperia Z5 is no different. There are three phones in the Z5 range -- the Sony Xperia...

  • Weekend News Recap – 7 March: Uncharted 4 beta, Ray Tomlinson dies and HTC 10 leaks

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 5-6 March Edition. Most read articles last week Apple Watch Sport review: the definitive timepiece for Apple fans PlayStation 4 firmware 3.50 Musashi: the features you can expect Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal’s world maps are strangely similar Although Sony pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End once again,...

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again, now penned for 10 May

    Uncharted fans: grab that Nathan Drake pillow and squeeze, because Sony and Naughty Dog have pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yet again. Initially scheduled to debut late in 2015, the game was given a concrete 26 April release date soon after. Now, you'll won't be able to get the game until 10 May. According to bigwigs, the delay isn't subject to the game's lack of polish, but to ensure that there are enough copies to go around. Sony and Naughty Dog clearly believe that the last sequel in the Nathan Drake saga will be a...