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PlayStation Classic is now available for $99
PlayStation Classic is now available for $99
Sony has today launched officially its newest gaming console. No, it's not the PlayStation 5, instead it's, of course, the PlayStation Classic. ...... 03 Dec 2018
Sony caves: Fortnite cross-platform support coming
Sony caves: Fortnite cross-platform support coming
Sony was ferociously attacked over Fortnite cross-platform for months, but the company did not budge. They've been adamant that crossplay between ...... 27 Sep 2018
U.S. charges North Korean over Sony hack, WannaCry malware
U.S. charges North Korean over Sony hack, WannaCry malware
The U.S. Department of Justice is to charge a North Korean hacker with involvement in the 2014 Sony breach, and the WannaCry malware that spread last year. ...... 06 Sep 2018
Sony Japan stops repairing PS2 consoles
Sony Japan stops repairing PS2 consoles
It may be the biggest selling games console in history, but Sony Japan has finally said goodbye to the PlayStation 2. The PlayStation 2 (PS2) ...... 04 Sep 2018
Microsoft to launch a cloud gaming platform?
Microsoft to launch a cloud gaming platform?
Microsoft has set up a new gaming cloud division late last year, and according to The Verge, the company's new team is readying for a future ...... 16 Mar 2018 - 1 comment
Report: YouTube reaches music deal with Sony, Universal
Report: YouTube reaches music deal with Sony, Universal
Bloomberg is reporting that YouTube has reached licensing deals with Universal and Sony, a vital ingredient for its music service plans. ...... 19 Dec 2017
Apple and Amazon to challenge Sony and others for James Bond rights
Apple and Amazon to challenge Sony and others for James Bond rights
Online video and internet TV is here to stay. Moreover it is here to challenge broadcast TV and it seems clear that it is the future. Netflix, ...... 08 Sep 2017
PlayStation 5 could arrive in 2018?
PlayStation 5 could arrive in 2018?
An analyst is predicting that Sony will speed up its console refresh cycle and release the PlayStation 5 in the second half of 2018. The ...... 01 May 2017
Sony to end PlayStation 3 production after 10 years
Sony to end PlayStation 3 production after 10 years
Still remember the first time you played Resistance: Fall of Man or Ridge Racer 7? I might well be that it was over 10 years ago on a brand ...... 18 Mar 2017 - 3 comments
PSA: $25 gift card included with cut-price PS4 Uncharted 4 Bundle at GameStop
PSA: $25 gift card included with cut-price PS4 Uncharted 4 Bundle at GameStop
Sony has reduced the Uncharted 4 PS4 Slim bundle price to $249, and now you can also get an additional $25 gift card on top. The offer is ...... 12 Dec 2016
PS4 outsells Xbox One in November in U.S.
PS4 outsells Xbox One in November in U.S.
Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles outsold Microsoft's Xbox One during November, ending a trend that had the Xbox One on top since July. ...... 09 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
Sony cuts $50 from PS4 bundle price this month
Sony cuts $50 from PS4 bundle price this month
Sony is once again taking $50 off the price of a PS4 bundle for two weeks this month. If you missed out on Black Friday deals for a PlayStation ...... 08 Dec 2016
Sony PS4 passes major sales milestone
Sony PS4 passes major sales milestone
Having been available for three years, Sony's PlayStation 4 games console has just passed a key sales milestone this month. The Japanese ...... 08 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
Sony shows off two licensed pro controllers for the PS4
Sony shows off two licensed pro controllers for the PS4
Sony has announced two officially licensed pro controllers coming for the PS4 this year; the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution. Says Sony: ...... 29 Oct 2016 - 3 comments
PlayStation 4 gets major update with HDR
PlayStation 4 gets major update with HDR
Sony has revealed that PlayStation 4 has received its latest update. The patch version is a big 4.00 which means that there will be important ...... 13 Sep 2016 - 4 comments
Sony announced PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K graphics
Sony announced PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K graphics
Sony has officially announced the new PlayStation 4 models. As expected, Sony introduced the new slimmer PlayStation 4 as well as a new Pro ...... 07 Sep 2016 - 6 comments
E3: Sony reveals new God of War
E3: Sony reveals new God of War
Sony started their E3 keynote yesterday giving the fans exactly what they wanted: a new God of War game. In the brief gameplay video, we ...... 15 Jun 2016
E3: Hideo Kojima is back with new game, 'Death Stranding'
E3: Hideo Kojima is back with new game, 'Death Stranding'
Legendary game developer Hideo Kojima stole the show yesterday at E3, showing off a new game titled "Death Stranding" featuring The Walking ...... 14 Jun 2016
Earthquakes disrupt Sony, other Japanese cos.
Earthquakes disrupt Sony, other Japanese cos.
Electronics giant Sony announced this week that following two major earthquakes their image sensor factory will remain closed indefinitely. ...... 19 Apr 2016
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop COO Tony Bartel has made some waves this week when he noted that he believes some new console launches "seem imminent." There have ...... 15 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Sony's 4K streaming service Ultra launching next month
Sony's 4K streaming service Ultra launching next month
Sony has confirmed that its 4K movie streaming service Ultra will launch early next month, letting customers buy and stream movies in 4K (Ultra ...... 30 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
Sony buys out music catalog stake of Michael Jackson estate for $750 million
Sony buys out music catalog stake of Michael Jackson estate for $750 million
Sony has paid $750 million to buy out Michael Jackson's stake in a jointly owned catalog of over 4 million songs. The catalog, which includes ...... 15 Mar 2016
Sony reports earnings: PlayStation rocks, mobile is horrible
Sony reports earnings: PlayStation rocks, mobile is horrible
Earlier this week, Sony announced its quarterly earnings, showing small growth in revenue and a nice boost in profits thanks to strong PlayStation ...... 31 Jan 2016
CES: Sony 4K HDR TVs will let you buy and stream 4K movies from Sony Pictures
CES: Sony 4K HDR TVs will let you buy and stream 4K movies from Sony Pictures
Alongside the announcement of a few new powerful 4K HDR TVs, Sony also announced that their 4K TVs will allow consumers to buy and stream Sony ...... 06 Jan 2016
The PlayStation Network was down for 12 hours today
The PlayStation Network was down for 12 hours today
After successfully navigating the holidays with only minor blips, the PlayStation Network had a major outage today, with most users experiencing ...... 05 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Sony launches PlayStation Messages app for Android, iOS
Sony launches PlayStation Messages app for Android, iOS
Sony has given fans what they want, a dedicated PlayStation Messages app for iOS and Android allowing for better communication for gamers. ...... 10 Dec 2015
Sony buys Toshiba's sensor business for $154 million
Sony buys Toshiba's sensor business for $154 million
A month and a half ago Reuters rumored that Sony's booming camera business, one of the few divisions making profit in the company, would be ...... 05 Dec 2015
Extra power unlocked for PS4 game devs
Extra power unlocked for PS4 game devs
The new console generation provides developers good tools to create powerful games for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even though the differences ...... 02 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
PlayStation 4 bundles for $300 will be available soon
PlayStation 4 bundles for $300 will be available soon
Sony has announced two tempting PlayStation 4 (PS4) bundles that will sell for a limiting time this month. The Star Wars Battlefront Standard ...... 02 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
R.I.P. Sony Betamax
R.I.P. Sony Betamax
Even though it hasn't really been producing Betamax or MicroMV items since at least 2002, Sony has finally and officially killed off the two brands. ...... 10 Nov 2015
Report: Sony to buy Toshiba's image sensor business
Report: Sony to buy Toshiba's image sensor business
According to a new report, Toshiba is preparing to sell its image sensor business to Sony as part of its ongoing restructuring plans. It ...... 24 Oct 2015
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
According to new reports, Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix or BitTorrent back in 2006 but obviously backed out. In fact, BitTorrent ...... 12 Sep 2015
Sony warns: Don't submerge your waterproof Xperia phones
Sony warns: Don't submerge your waterproof Xperia phones
During the past couple of years Sony has been introducing waterproof phones left and right. Xperia series is full of flagship phones and midrange ...... 12 Sep 2015
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony has unveiled the new "Wena Wrist" on their own crowdfunding platform - First Flight, showing off a premium smartwatch with gorgeous looks. ...... 02 Sep 2015
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China has had an peculiar ban on video game consoles for 15 years. Since last year it hasn't affected companies registered in he Shanghai Free ...... 26 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
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