For the last decade, gaming has been dominated by the big three of our industry. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have created an axis of power that may shift between them, but is rarely contested by outsiders. But a new challenger could appear soon in the form of Google and Apple. And EA wants to be prepared for that.
I keep remembering old school consoles. You know, the ones you were able to just plug in and start playing as soon as you took them out of the box? I know, I know, they didn't have nearly the same functionality that our new consoles have, but for some people who couldn't download their day one patch from the PlayStation Network, it's hard to even know what the functionality is.
Wow, The Last of Us had everything you could want from a game. Intriguing story, realistic characters, varied game play (for the most part) and impressive graphics. It has been called game of the console by many, and now it appears that it might get a movie adaptation.
Rumours swirled this weekend that Sony had picked up the rights to its erstwhile mascot, Crash Bandicoot and would be resurrecting the poor fellow. It would have been great; they could have given it back to its home at Naughty Dog, and given us a new bit of bandicoot platform action. It is however, not to be.
Remember back when the PlayStation 4 was launched? All those many many days ago, and remember that Microsoft was incredibly classy and congratulated them the best of luck by tweeting the below image to them at the launch?
Despite a rather successful launch of the PS4 thus far, Sony reported a second-quarter loss that led Moody's Investors Service to warn Sony that their debt rating could become junk. Sony has to turn things around, but it seems this will include job cuts.
According to Sony figures, their latest next-gen console sold through a million units in the US of A in 24 hours, which means that someone is partying pretty damn hard in that company.
While we expect good sportsmanship from athletes, it's not generally something that we see in the cutthroat world of business. Competition can make the difference between a company going under or being a huge success. So it made me incredibly happy to see this exchange between MS and Sony.
Some worrying reports on the eve of the North American launch of the PlayStation 4 have pointed to the possibility of both hardware and software flaws with the system. Sony’' says they’re nothing you ought to worry about.
I got to get some hands-on with PlayStation 4 exclusive Knack earlier this year, and found the whole thing to be terribly dull. I was hoping that it was because my playthrough lacked context, and that the game would end up being as similarly charming as the similarly-styled Xbox 360 launch game Kameo. Reviews have hit the internet hard, and they’ve not been kind to poor old platformer.
One of the most anticipated features of the Xbox One is the ability to troll your friends and family by turning it off with your voice as you saunter past. However it looks like this premium feature is no longer an Xbox One exclusive with Sony revealing that it’s limited voice command technology will also allow you to turn the PlayStation 4 off with just your sexy voice.
Those of you who already subscribe to PlayStation Plus already know what incredible value the service offers. In addition to the wealth of free games, you also get cloud storage, beta access and ludicrous discounts on already discounted games.
Whenever a new bit of electronics is released, you get to watch some idiot with a screwdriver take it apart, pretending he really knows what’s going on inside the thing. It’s called a “teardown.” In this case, that idiot is actually Sony’s hardware engineering director, Yasuhiro Ootori – who probably knows a thing or two about the PlayStation 4. Watch him take a PS4 apart.