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News: Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Sony Could End Up Paying Millions to Angry Linux Fans

Nerds

Remember when you could install Linux on a PlayStation 3? If you answered "vaguely" to the previous question, then you may be eligible to compensation – well, $9 to be precise. For the past six years, Sony's been battling a class action lawsuit, which proposed that the platform holder wronged up to 10 million owners by removing the...

News: Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

They're the same thing

It's been reiterated a dozen or so times now, but Sony has clarified that the PlayStation 4K (or Neo as it's known internally) will not bring a premature end to the current generation. Speaking with a Russian website, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained that "PS4 is still PS4". He continued: "The new high...

News: God of War on PS4 Won't Be the End of Kratos, and You Don't Play as the Kid

God of War on PS4 Won't Be the End of Kratos, and You Don't Play as the Kid

Who's the daddy

Behind closed doors at E3, God of War director Cory Barlog spilled a load of beans with regards to the fantastic looking PlayStation 4 exclusive, and thankfully, Level Up were there to absorb all the juicy information. According to the series veteran, Kratos' upcoming adventure won't be his last, hinting that Sony has further plans...

News: God of War PS4 Axes Multiplayer

God of War PS4 Axes Multiplayer

Single player is the one and only focus

Remember God of War: Ascension's multiplayer mode? As far as we can remember, it was actually pretty cool, but the competitive component won't be making a return in God of War on PlayStation 4. That's according to director Cory Barlog, who spoke to Level Up at E3 2016. Truth be told, we're fine with the...

News: Sony's Considering a European PlayStation Experience Event

Sony's Considering a European PlayStation Experience Event

PS I Love EU

PlayStation Experience has been an enormous success. The first event was more of an experiment really, but it went from strength-to-strength in 2015, suggesting that the US version will return again in December. But it sounds like Sony may be planning a European leg of the popular fan-fest as well, with the snippet buried in a Game...

News: You Can Enjoy Free Online Multiplayer on PS4 This Weekend

You Can Enjoy Free Online Multiplayer on PS4 This Weekend

Social call

Don't have a PlayStation Plus subscription, but feel the urge to get social (via headset) this weekend? If so, you're in luck, because Sony's announced that all online multiplayer will be free from 10:00AM BST on the 24th June until 10:00AM BST on the 27th June. In other words, you've got three days to get stuck into some multiplayer...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 3.55 Doesn't Appear to Do Much

PS4 Firmware Update 3.55 Doesn't Appear to Do Much

Oh well

PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.55 is available now, but it probably doesn't do much. While we don't have access to the patch notes just yet – we'll add any information we can get hold of to the bottom of this post – it's assumed that this 300MB download is merely designed for stability. Perhaps it may pave the way for the eventual...

News: PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

A timely reminder

Consider yourself warned: the PlayStation Network will be undergoing maintenance in just a couple of days, on the 23rd June. Fortunately for us lot here in the UK, the timing isn't too bad; the PS4 maintenance will take place in the morning, from 06:30AM until 08:30AM. However, that means the service will be tinkered with at...

News: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Exec's salary more than doubles

According to Variety, ex-PlayStation president and current Sony CEO Kaz Hirai received a salary of $4.9 million for the fiscal year which ended 31st March – more than double his compensation from the previous year. It's the most the company has paid to a CEO since the firm was forced to reveal the wages of its top...

News: God of War PS4's E3 2016 Reveal Has Had a Crazy Positive Reception

God of War PS4's E3 2016 Reveal Has Had a Crazy Positive Reception

Happy father's day

Fun observation: God of War's E3 2016 reveal has been watched almost eight million times on YouTube, making it the second most watched video of the show – and the 12th most popular video on the official PlayStation channel of all time. Battlefield 1 has a few more views than Santa Monica's latest, but they're pretty neck and...

News: Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Could it come with the PS4K?

For our money, the DualShock 4 is comfortably the best default controller on the market – and we're not the only ones who think so. However, the PlayStation 4's primary input device has been let down by generally poor build quality and bad battery life. Sony, however, may be about to update the device – if a patent...

News: Super Stardust Ultra, Hustle Kings Are Seemingly Coming to PlayStation VR

Super Stardust Ultra, Hustle Kings Are Seemingly Coming to PlayStation VR

Brave new world

Housemarque's sublime Super Stardust HD was a flag bearer for 3D gaming on the PlayStation 3, so it stands to reason that it should get a PlayStation VR version, too. News has broken about this virtual reality edition via EB Games Australia's website – it'd be nice if Sony had said something about the release, wouldn't it?...

E3 2016: Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in God of War PS4

Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in God of War PS4

And the side-effect is rage

We're going to see a new side to Kratos in God of War on PlayStation 4. The angry anti-hero has been given a second chance, but he's still struggling to keep his rage under control. According to creative director Cory Barlog – who's returning to the franchise after leading development on God of War II – he sees his...