Sony Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Dec 2014

12 300. That’s the number of super-duper special 20th anniversary PlayStation 4’s that were released over the course of the last week or two. 12 299 is most likely the amount of them that will be quickly off sold for a tidy profit to rabid fans wanting to own a console that few in the world would have. And Sony isn’t exactly happy about that.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Dec 2014

I have to admit, that I think the PlayStation 4 is one of the sexiest looking consoles ever made. That whole slanted design just works for me on multiple levels, and when compared to the Wii U and Xbox One bricks, that feeling is doubled. In my pants. There’s a new PlayStation 4 on the way, that features a grey palette design reminiscent of the original PlayStation console. It’s a unit meant for the fans. Especially if they have deep pockets thanks to some profiteering on the part of opportunists.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 11 Dec 2014

Drive Club is a pretty fun game, and the new patch that adds in dynamic weather effects make it look rather incredible. Still, sentiment towards the game is resoundingly negative. The reason for that it is that two months after launch, the game still doesn’t quite work as it should. Things are mostly up and running, with challenges now online. If I were Sony and Evolution Studio’s, I’d be pretty embarrassed about the whole thing. And they are, considering DriveClub was meant to be a launch title.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Dec 2014

I don’t think we’ll ever see The Last Guardian released. Hell, it seems cruel to even keep on mentioning it as the project is approaching Duke Nukem Forever levels of development time. Team Ico’s first PlayStation 3 game might be their very first PlayStation 5 game at the rate development is ongoing. But fret not true believers, for I’m about to dangle a carrot in front of your face as I substitute your hulking frame for transportation, and tell you that the game is still coming. Now mush!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 10 Dec 2014

Thanks to the lovely chaps at Sony Mobile South Africa and PlayStation South Africa, we’ve got our biggest prize ever to give away today. It’s a Sony Xperia Z3 – one of the very best smartphones on the market right now, and a PlayStation 4 – one of the best gaming machines ever. It’s going to one lucky winner, to make them have just about the best holiday period of their lives.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Dec 2014

True art isn’t found in museums, private collections or under dodgy bridges. Its found in high school textbooks, as bored students doodle ways to pass the time in a series of illustrations that would make quack head doctors vomit in disgust. The textbook doodle is a form of art that rarely sees any focus lavished on it. But the next game from God Of War creator David Jaffe is is all about violent sketches.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Dec 2014

Sony had some big guns out at their Las Vegas event over the weekend. But Uncharted 4 could easily be their Magnum .44, a franchise that fired three games and still has a few sequels left in the chamber. Uncharted 4 was revealed way back at E3 this year, as a haggard Nathan Drake returned to action. And here’s what the game actually looks like in motion.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Dec 2014

It’s actually kind if funny. As much as we gamers ache for new technology and games, we can’t seem to let go of our nostalgic past, holding onto our favourite classic games with the ferocity of an East-German bear hug. Over at the PlayStation Experience on the weekend, that nostalgia went into overdrive as Tim Schafer and Double Fine knocked out a trio of announcements.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 05 Dec 2014

While all eyes are currently set to focus on Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards, there’s more happening this weekend; Sony’s PlayStation experience. It’s a whole big event for fans, with the whole thing being live-streamed over the magical internet. There will be new games revealed, tons of footage poof yet-to-be-released games, and live panels from some of your favourite game creators. There’s a lot happening, so how do you know when to check the stream? Here’s a handy-dandy schedule!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 04 Dec 2014

Resogun may not have been my first PlayStation 4 game, but it very certainly is one of the very best that I’ve ever played on that console. And now, it looks like the older generation will be getting a chance to keep humans on their lawn.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 04 Dec 2014

Despite being an early Xbox One adopter (I even imported the damn thing), I have yet to find a reason to purchase a PS4. That's not because I think I have the superior console, but rather because I don't see a point yet in owning both current-gen boxes. But hell, even I have to admit that the new, limited edition PS4 makes convincing argument.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Dec 2014

Oculus VR got a lot of grief when they decided to financially partner up with Facebook earlier this year. Some backers felt it was a sell out, and that the company's vision would now be influenced by the social media giant. That hasn't happened yet, but could you imagine what would've happened if Oculus partnered up with the likes of Sony or Microsoft?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Dec 2014

If you're a PS4 owner and feel just a little bit disappointed by Sony's first-party line-up this year, I don't blame you. It hasn't been dormant, but it's also not been a massive success either. That's expected in the console's first year, and 2015 is already shaping up to be a lot better. In fact, it just got monumentally better after seeing EMAGON.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Nov 2014

I’ve been following the PlayStation TV since Sony first showed it off, paying more than a mild bit of attention to the device. It’s essentially a PlayStation Vita stripped of its screen or inputs and stuffed in to a sleek and sexy set-top box; the sort of thing that would compete with Amazon’s little microconsole, or even something like the nearly-forgotten Ouya.  At first I thought it was largely pointless, but I slowly came around. Being able to play Vita games, along with with PlayStation 1 and PSP games on a bigger screen is appealing – but its functionality as a Remote Play Extender is what really got me sold on the thing.