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Reaction: EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

EGX London Hammers Another Nail in PS Vita's Coffin

Dead too soon

Sony managed to squeeze a double-decker bus onto its booth at EGX London last week, but we didn’t spot a single PlayStation Vita. The flailing format has been largely ignored at the platform holder’s various press conferences this year, but has always enjoyed a strong showfloor presence, with titles such as Freedom Wars and

Reaction: Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Sony's servers survive

And breathe again. By penning this article we’re all too aware that we’re foreshadowing the kind of outage that would rival 2011’s widely publicised hack attack, but at the time of writing we can say with confidence that the PlayStation Network is fine. For websites such as this – the kind that break traffic records...

Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 2014, but Sony's Presser Lacked a Show Stopper

On closer reflection

Sony usually marches into Gamescom unobstructed. The platform holder has been holding press conferences in Cologne for as long as we’ve been running this website, even revealing the PlayStation 3 Slim – the redesign which would eventually reverse its flagging format’s fortunes – at the event some five years ago. In...

Reaction: Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why Lara Croft Will Still Raid PS4 in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Reading between the lines

Kudos to Microsoft, it actually dropped a press conference megaton. While we’d argue that Jack Tretton’s corporate beatdown at E3 2013 was a memorable media briefing moment, it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise – in fact, those are becoming rarer as the major industry players all merge into a similar entity. The fact...

Reaction: Price Is the Reality That Threatens to Pull Project Morpheus Out of the Matrix

Price Is the Reality That Threatens to Pull Project Morpheus Out of the Matrix

Red pill, blue pill

Sony was in a jubilant mood at the Game Developers Conference once again last night. The platform holder is starting to really enjoy the industry focused convention, having spent the previous show flaunting its newfound indie focus. This year’s event was always going to be all about virtual reality, though, and Worldwide Stu

Reaction: PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on Sony's Vision of the Future

Positive outlook

Sony has a vision. The embattled manufacturer has gone through a torrid time of late, and has found itself muscled out of the markets that it helped to pioneer as a result – but it’s clear that under the leadership of former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai, it’s found (to use an old cliché) a man with a plan. There was a...

Reaction: Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Watch Dogs' Delay Is a Shame, but PS4 Won't Lose Connection with Consumers

Off the hook

Ubisoft called in some unexpected news earlier today when it delayed Watch Dogs into the vague window of spring 2014. The Chicago-based sandbox excursion had been set to tap into systems next month, but now it will be locked down until next year. The shock decision will have a negative impact on each of the major home consoles’...

Feature: Sony's GamesCom 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Sony's GamesCom 2013 Showcase - Did It Meet Our Expectations?

Looking back on the PS4, PS3, and Vita's presence in Cologne

We’ve had press releases coming out of our ears since Sony’s explosive GamesCom press conference on Tuesday, but having finally had a chance to reflect upon it – and clean up the dirty coffee cups that have been sitting on our desks since the beginning of the week – we’re now...

Reaction: Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Sony Refreshes PS4 with Indie Vision, Keeps Ammunition Stashed Away

Shots not fired

Covering a press conference really changes your perspective of the content revealed within it. It can be all too easy to gloss over reveals when you’re sitting slumped in front of a laptop computer, but when you have to contend with a barrage of press releases in the early hours of the morning, it tweaks your outlook a little...

Reaction: Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Xbox One Delay Leaves the Door Ajar for PS4

Windows of opportunity

There will have been one of two reactions to Microsoft’s sizeable Xbox One delay within Sony’s colossal European headquarters today: cheers or mopped brows. At almost every turn, the North American company has been playing into the PlayStation maker’s hands, and this latest setback is just another example of that...

Reaction: Microsoft's Stopped the Xbox One Rot, But PS4 Is a Step Ahead

Microsoft's Stopped the Xbox One Rot, But PS4 Is a Step Ahead

Manufacturer is still clutching at straws

Vision is a word that Microsoft likes to use a lot. "Our vision is that every person can be a creator," said corporate vice president Marc Whitten earlier today, following the platform holder’s second massive Xbox One-Eighty in as many months. After a unanimous panning from pretty much the entirety of...