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News: Sony's Sending These Awesome Custom PS3s to Its Partners

Sony's Sending These Awesome Custom PS3s to Its Partners

You know you want one

Sony’s been in a very charitable mood lately, attempting to entice developers such as Mojang with PlayStation-related goodies. But while the gold PSone that the platform holder sent to Markus ‘Notch’ Persson was nice, these custom PlayStation 3 consoles take things a step further. Adam Boyes, the head of publisher and...

News: Sony's Actively Pushing for Sturdier Game Performances on PS4

Sony's Actively Pushing for Sturdier Game Performances on PS4

Smooth as silk

Sony’s hoping that the added horsepower of the PlayStation 4 will put an end to inconsistent frame rates and low resolution visuals. Chatting with Eurogamer.net in a recent feature, Just Add Water’s head honcho Stewart Gilray revealed that the platform holder is “actively pushing” for games that run at 60 frames per second...

News: Sony: We've Learned Pricing Lessons for PlayStation 4

Sony: We've Learned Pricing Lessons for PlayStation 4

Platform holder hints that the system probably won't break the bank

Sony has admitted that it was forced to learn hard lessons regarding the pricing of the PlayStation 3, and it will put those into practice with its impending next generation console. Chatting with EDGE magazine, Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny revealed that the...

News: Colossal RAM Could Lead to Lazy PlayStation 4 Programmers

Colossal RAM Could Lead to Lazy PlayStation 4 Programmers

No need to be clean and tidy

While the confirmation that Sony’s next generation system will include 8GB GDDR5 RAM was met by rapturous applause during February’s big PlayStation 4 jolly-up, a laundry list of developers have hinted that the gigantic offering could lead to ‘lazy’ programming in a report published by

Rumour: PS4 Developers Will Have Access to 7GB GDDR5 RAM

PS4 Developers Will Have Access to 7GB GDDR5 RAM

Remaining memory used for the operating system

Pull out your favourite salt shaker and prepare to toss a hefty helping all over your keyboard, because the rumourmongers are out in force today. PS4Daily is reporting that developers will have access to 7GB of the PlayStation 4’s total 8GB GDDR5 RAM for games, with the remaining 1GB being reserved...

Talking Point: How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues

How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues

Better, faster, stronger

We love our good old pal the PlayStation 3, but even we can acknowledge that the console is not without fault. Its complex architecture has proved a headache for developers ever since its release almost seven years ago – and it's resulted in some less than desirable ports being published for our favourite machine. But...

News: PS4 Will 'Out-Power Most PCs for Years to Come', Says Just Cause Developer

PS4 Will 'Out-Power Most PCs for Years to Come', Says Just Cause Developer

Avalanche Studios particularly impressed with Sony's next generation hardware

Linus Blomberg, a leading technical officer at Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios, is seriously excited for the PlayStation 4. In an interview with GamingBolt, the employee praised the platform’s developer-friendly environment and the vision behind the...

Talking Point: How Important Is 'Plug and Play' to the PlayStation 4?

How Important Is 'Plug and Play' to the PlayStation 4?

Working in perfect harmony

Consoles are getting more and more complex. There was a time when we expected our favourite system to play games and little else – but now we demand video streaming, direct communication with our friends, network-wide achievements, and more. Sony’s current flagship console, the PlayStation 3, wasn’t designed with...