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News: Sony Enters the Micro-console Arena With PS Vita TV, The Smallest PlayStation Yet

Sony Enters the Micro-console Arena With PS Vita TV, The Smallest PlayStation Yet

Size of a pack of cards, plays Vita and PSP games on your telly

The slimmer and lighter PS Vita wasn't the only piece of hardware announced by Sony today — it has also confirmed the release of the PS Vita TV. Measuring 60mm by 100mm, it's a micro-console which plugs into your TV and allows you to play PS Vita games on the big screen. It pairs...

News: Slimmer, Lighter PS Vita Announced With 1GB Of Storage And LCD Screen

Slimmer, Lighter PS Vita Announced With 1GB Of Storage And LCD Screen

Launches in Japan on October 10th

Sony has confirmed that it is releasing a redesigned version of the PS Vita console with a slimmer form factor, lighter frame, improved battery life, 1GB of internal memory and an LCD display. With a width of 15mm, the new edition will be 20 percent thinner than the existing Vita, and at 219g is 15 percent...

News: Sony's Latest HMZ-T3 Headset Will Cost You a Measly £1,300

Sony's Latest HMZ-T3 Headset Will Cost You a Measly £1,300

A sign of things to come

Before the confusion kicks in, allow us to offer some clarification: the Sony HMZ-T3 is not the company’s rumoured PlayStation 4 headset. Instead, this is the latest version of its personal viewer line, which it’s been quietly dabbling with for a while. The space-age device was on display at the IFA 2013 convention in...

Rumour: Sony's Virtual Reality Headset Works in Conjunction with PS4 Camera

Sony's Virtual Reality Headset Works in Conjunction with PS4 Camera

Due out this time next year

As the rumours surrounding the PlayStation 4 taught us before it was officially announced, there’s no smoke without fire. It seems, then, that Sony really is making a push into the virtual reality sector, quietly concocting a PS4 headset that could rival the Oculus Rift. Our friends over at Eurogamer.net broke the news...

News: PlayStation 4 Built Around Mark Cerny's Akihabara Test

PlayStation 4 Built Around Mark Cerny's Akihabara Test

Stop and stare

Even if you’ve never been to Japan, you’ll probably have some awareness of Akihabara. Literally the nation’s Electric Town, the district is famous for its abundance of gadgets and electrical goods. And according to lead architect Mark Cerny, the Tokyo-based shopping haven was one of the inspirations behind the design of the...

GamesCom 2013: Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Console set to smash records

Sony casually confirmed that PlayStation 4 pre-orders have exceeded one million units overnight, putting the next generation system on track to be the largest PlayStation launch in history. In fact, speaking with VideoGamer.com, SCEUK’s likeable gaffer Fergal Gara admitted that the numbers are already “way over and...

GamesCom 2013: You'll Be Able to Buy a PS4 from 15th November in North America

You'll Be Able to Buy a PS4 from 15th November in North America

Console coming to Europe on 29th November

Sony’s big GamesCom press conference brought plenty of huge announcements this evening, but the platform holder ended with an appropriate show-stopper, confirming that the PlayStation 4 will launch on 15th November in North America and 29th November in Europe. Considering that the rumours pointed to an...

GamesCom 2013: Sony Slashes Vita's Price to $199/€199

Sony Slashes Vita's Price to $199/€199

Memory cards also getting more affordable

Sony has lopped a significant amount of cash off the PlayStation Vita’s recommended retail price, bringing the system down to $199.99 in North America and €199.99 in Europe. Even more exciting, SCEE president Jim Ryan confirmed that it will be offering “significant reductions on the price of Vita...

News: PS4 Downloads Can Be Adapted Depending on Player Habits

PS4 Downloads Can Be Adapted Depending on Player Habits

Smart system

Much in the same way that we always move the tomato sauce to the front of the fridge, PlayStation 4 downloads can be rearranged depending on which modes and features prove the most popular. Speaking as part of an interview with The Guardian, DriveClub’s technical director Scott Kirkland explained that certain circuits and vehicles...

News: So, That PlayStation 4 RAM Saga Is Still Rolling

So, That PlayStation 4 RAM Saga Is Still Rolling

Paracetamol recommended

Does anyone have a headache yet? We feel like we’ve been ten rounds with Mike Tyson, and then forced to sit an advanced mathematics class at Oxford University. We succinctly summarised yesterday’s next generation RAM saga in a post late last night, but the details have changed ever so slightly today. Strap yourselves in...