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All posts tagged "Sony"

  • Watch 11 minutes of Gravity Rush 2’s gorgeous gameplay

    Debuting on the PlayStation Vita back in 2012, Gravity Rush was a pretty promising game on a less promising platform. Thankfully, the game came to the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and later this year, Sony's Japan Studio will be launching the sequel. Starring Kat and her cat once again, the game reuses the popular and rather gorgeous art style of the first title, with improved lighting effects, physics and performance tweaks. Overall, that makes for a pretty beautiful experience. This of course, is at least according to 11 minutes of gameplay published on PlayStation Access's YouTube channel today. If you're interested in...

  • 5+ excellent, exciting and upcoming virtual reality smartphones

    Between the camera, battery life, general performance and gaming, smartphones have loads of boxes to tick. These days however, it seems like virtual reality (VR) is another box to add to the list. So then, how do you spot a great phone for VR? Well, in a broad sense, you'll need a high resolution display (ideally 2560x1440), preferably an AMOLED screen (fast refresh rates and true blacks), a powerful processor to drive the action and a decent sized battery. With all of these factors in mind, we pick a few ideal smartphones for VR. Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Two of the best picks for VR are Samsung's...

  • No Man’s Sky: Sony’s Yoshida criticises Hello Games’ PR strategy

    Sony is slowly distancing itself from the No Man's Sky aftermath, that's at least according to comments made by Sony Studios' president Shuhei Yoshida. Speaking to Eurogamer at the Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida criticised the head of Hello Games Sean Murray for promising more than the developer could deliver. "It wasn't a great PR strategy , because he didn't have a PR person helping him, and in the end he is an indie developer," he explains. "I understand some of the criticisms especially Sean Murray is getting, because he sounded like he was promising more features in the game from...

  • The Last Guardian delayed yet again

    Who didn't see this coming? The Last Guardian -- a game that was announced in 2009 -- has been delayed again. At least, this time, it's only for a few months. Announced earlier today on the US PlayStation Blog, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, writes: "The Last Guardian development team is fast approaching major milestones in production and has made the tough decision to delay the release of The Last Guardian a few weeks. The Last Guardian will launch on December 6, 2016." This will be a blow to fans who've been waiting all of these years to play the...

  • Bethesda: Sony blocking mods for Fallout 4, Skyrim on PlayStation 4

    According to a new statement by Bethesda, Sony has barred the developer from enabling user mods on the PlayStation 4 for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. The statement published by the developer reveals that the Japanese console maker "will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition". "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive," Bethesda continues. According to Bethesda, Sony is...

  • 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 4 Neo event: how to watch, what to expect?

    Sony is set to kick off its PlayStation event in New York City later today, where it's widely tipped to be revealing the PlayStation 4 Neo console. The company is also expected to reveal the oft-leaked PS4 Slim and perhaps a few other surprises. Here's how to follow the action as it happens... Time and official streaming link The Sony event will start at 3pm Eastern Time (9pm SAST) later today, and you can stream the action via Sony's PlayStation Twitch channel, embedded below. You can also watch the live stream on YouTube, which is also embedded below. Alternatively, those wanting to stream from a...

  • Sony Xperia smartphones just don’t excite me anymore

    There was a time not that long ago when a new high-end Sony Xperia smartphone was something to behold. Even if it wasn't an excellent all-round device, a new Sony or Sony Ericsson phone elicited a buzz nonetheless thanks to interesting designs and features. There was the bold Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and its slideout gamepad, the Xperia S and that transparent strip (among other cool features) and the Xperia Z2 and its waterproof design. At the time, they all made me think that Sony could turn into the next Samsung, or make the average consumer pay attention at the very least. Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact...

  • Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact arriving in South Africa in October

    Keeping track of the Sony Xperia and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. If you were confused about which Sony Xperia smartphone to purchase last week, this week presents an entirely new set of problems. The company today at IFA 2016, announced two new devices to its Xperia lineup -- the Sony Xperia XZ and the Sony Xperia X Compact. The devices continue Sony's awkward and confusing naming scheme, but for the most part, these devices replace Sony's Xperia Z5 family. Sony Xperia XZ Let's start with the XZ. It's fairly dull in design, boasting Sony's...

  • 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...