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  • 6 reasons why the PlayStation 3 is better than the PlayStation 4

    The current console generation has been around for a few years now and are starting to come into their own. The problem is, they're still not perfect and their predecessors are still outshining them in some respects. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One still aren't where they should be in terms of functionality and features. I still have a PlayStation 3 and while I have debated selling it off to purchase its younger sibling (the PlayStation 4), I've finally decided it isn't a good idea. Here are six reasons why I'm keeping my PlayStation 3. Backwards compatibility for bygone eras Yes, I'm...

  • PlayStation 4 worldwide sales up to 36-million since launch

    If there's a solid revenue stream Sony can rely on, it's probably the PlayStation 4. The company has announced that it has now sold 35.9-million units since launch, with 5.7-million of those systems sold during the festive season. It makes for quite impressive reading, especially considering that a large swathe of users joined the system's family in just over a month (22 November to 2 January). Incredibly, that makes for around 135 000 PlayStation 4s sold every day for 42 days. Although there weren't any major game launches during this period for Sony, with many exclusives expected this year, it seems...

  • The rise and fall of the 3D Platformer

    The platformer genre has been a staple of gaming since the eighties, with famous titles such as Super Mario Bros. becoming big enough to enter into mainstream pop culture, but it wasn't until the mid-nineties, with the release of the 64-bit generation of consoles (PS One and Nintendo 64), that platfomers finally saw themselves transformed into the third dimension. The 3D platformer was born, and it rose to prominence alongside titles such as Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot and Banjo Kazooie. The Golden Age of the 3D platformer was at hand, and it didn't end for many years. It's possible that...

  • 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR

    We thought 2015 was the year of virtual reality, or VR, but it turns out that things are only just beginning. In 2016, a number of companies will be outing their virtual reality devices, and one of them is Sony. The company's PlayStation VR headset (previously Sony Project Morpheus) will likely be the first device to plug directly into a console, in this case, the PlayStation 4. Sony already has a gaggle of titles lined up for the device's launch, but what should you -- the consumer -- know about the next advancement in gaming? We give you a crash course below. Specifications...

  • The Smartphones of James Bond: Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)

    About this content. There are two things you’ll most assuredly see in James Bond movies: antagonists with humourous names, and the destruction of fancy cars. But something else that has been regularly recurring in Bond movies since Die Another Day is the humble smartphone. In this series, we’ll take a look at five pivotal Bond movies over four distinct articles that sport these crazy, glitzy and plain outrageous phones that eventually made their way into production, albeit with a lot less buttons, bells and radioactive whistles when compared to the movies. These are the Smartphones of James Bond. In this second of...

  • 6 must watch trailers from PlayStation Experience 2015

    Read more: Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here This weekend, Sony hosted its PlayStation Experience extravaganza in San Francisco. As usual, the keynote was filled with the combination of massive announcements, sneak peaks, game trailers and the usual drear associated with these events. But let's not focus on the negative. If you happen to have a PlayStation 4 on your desk, or thinking about getting the PlayStation VR when it's launch next year, you can look forward to an impressive wad of new titles to sink your teeth into. So here they are: the five most impressive trailers from PlayStation...

  • Sony reveals first PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for PlayStation 4 [Update]

    Sony fans, it's time to half-celebrate as the company reveals the first eight PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for the PlayStation 4, but they come at a price. The games aren't just straight ports and have received 1080p up-rendered graphics, Trophy support, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App. All titles will be available on the US and UK PlayStation Network Stores. The titles are: Dark Cloud - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto III - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...

  • Watch the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote rebroadcast here

    Just before the Holiday Season begins in earnest, Sony hosts its PlayStation Experience event at San Francisco's Moscone Centre (the scene of many a great Apple launch in its day too, and this year's GDC 2015). It's the natural home of PlayStation's upcoming exclusive game announcements, gameplay trailer sneak peaks and hardware introductions. This year we'll likely see how the PlayStation VR (previously Project Morpheus) integrates into the PlayStation 4 console, not to mention upcoming titles like Horizon Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Watch the all important PlayStation Experience keynote rebroadcast below if you happen...

  • PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One on Black Friday according to report

    According to marketing firm InfoScout, Sony's PlayStation 4 benefited from the Black Friday sales rush, at the expense of both Nintendo's Wii U and Microsoft's Xbox One in the States. The firm sampled a group of "2364 people who purchased video game products in October 2015," InfoScout noted on its blog. "We then contrasted their purchases to those of 1,020 Americans who purchased a video game, console or accessory during the 2015 Black Friday promotion period." And what were the results? Well, rather telling. Image via InfoScout It's clear that the PlayStation 4 had the upper hand this Black Friday, but more interestingly was...

  • PlayStation 4 remote play app coming to PC, Apple Mac

    Fancy playing PlayStation 4 games using your PC? Don't worry, an app is coming soon for that. Sony PlayStation's president of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, revealed on Twitter that the company is "indeed working on an official app for PC/Mac." Following in Microsoft's Xbox One footsteps with the company's Windows 10 platform interchangeability, the app will likely let users blast through titles on the PC and Mac using the PlayStation 4 as the engine. It'll likely function similarly to the PlayStation TV, with that device acting as a proxy for another screen in the home. Some people asked if we plan to...