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News: Despite PS4's Success, Sony Expects to Lose a Lot of Money Again

Despite PS4's Success, Sony Expects to Lose a Lot of Money Again

Just a few billion

Just when things were starting to look up for Sony chief Kaz Hirai, the sky has come crashing down again. The company has quadrupled the amount of cash that it expects to lose for the current financial year, this time blaming its smartphone business on the issue. It described the problem as “the impairment of goodwill in the...

Review: Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Murasaki Baby (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Balloon fright

Murasaki Baby made this typically composed critic want to toss his figurative toys out of the pram, and that’s never a good sign. Ovosonico’s long in production PlayStation Vita exclusive whisks you away from the hustle and bustle of the real world to a nightmarish fantasy land, where you must guide a wailing infant and her purple...

Weirdness: You're Going to Want This Nifty PSone Bag

You're Going to Want This Nifty PSone Bag

Geek chic

Want a tip regarding the inner workings of the Push Square hive mind? If we start trotting out clothes or accessories, then you can guarantee that it’s a slow news day. Yes, we’ve had the Minecraft acquisition which is a big deal, but this author’s spent the day trying to work it all out. The two scrapped articles and several hours...

News: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Happy with the PS4's Success, But Wants to Do More in Japan

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Happy with the PS4's Success, But Wants to Do More in Japan

Hip hip Hirai

When he's not taking buckets of icy water to the head, Kazuo Hirai is fulfilling the presumably important role of Sony CEO. In a recent interview, the gaffer spoke about the PlayStation 4's remarkable success. What's more, the big-wig stated that the company learned a lot from the PlayStation 3, and that it has carried these lessons...

TGS 2014: What Will Sony Be Live Streaming in Japan This Week?

What Will Sony Be Live Streaming in Japan This Week?

Make a date

Wait, it’s the Tokyo Game Show this week? We’ve been so busy concentrating our efforts on Destiny that we’d forgotten that gaming’s biggest convention in the East was scheduled to start this week. Fortunately, we’re not exactly expecting any more megatons from the Japanese giant, but the platform holder has lined up an...

News: Free PS4 DriveClub Taster Will Come in Addition to Usual PlayStation Plus Allocation

Free PS4 DriveClub Taster Will Come in Addition to Usual PlayStation Plus Allocation

October update will be extra special

You may have a few concerns with the quality of PlayStation Plus right now, but Sony’s aiming to shepherd you into the holiday season in style this October with a bumper update – including the hotly anticipated DriveClub PS Plus Edition sampler. While this doesn’t represent the full release, developer...

News: One Day, You May Be Able to Play Every PlayStation Game That Matters with PlayStation Now

One Day, You May Be Able to Play Every PlayStation Game That Matters with PlayStation Now

On demand

Enthusiasm in PlayStation Now has plummeted since Sony’s beta pricing scheme was revealed, but while there’s tweaking to be done, it’s clear that the online streaming service represents a big portion of the platform holder’s future. Indeed, it’s unlikely to happen any time soon, but we can see a day where the Japanese giant’s...

News: Wow! Sony Gaffer Kaz Hirai Knows How to Take a Bucket of Icy Water

Wow! Sony Gaffer Kaz Hirai Knows How to Take a Bucket of Icy Water

Wet and smiles

Kaz Hirai may be a shrewd businessman, but he’s also quite a fun character. The current Sony chief executive – who worked his way up through the ranks at PlayStation – has taken the ice bucket challenge after being nominated by brand founder Ken Kutaragi, and, unsurprisingly, he deals with the arctic drenching like a boss...

News: Wait, There Are More Unannounced PS4 Titles Due This Year?

Wait, There Are More Unannounced PS4 Titles Due This Year?

Sony certainly thinks so

Isn’t that just typical? We spend the best part of the afternoon penning an article on the PlayStation 4’s borderline bonkers November lineup, and then an additional unannounced title gets teased. Referenced in an MCV advertisement, which lists all of the retail releases due out on the next-gen machine this year, a...

Feature: No Games November - PS4's Lineup Is Starting to Look Silly

No Games November - PS4's Lineup Is Starting to Look Silly

Are you insane?

No new system launch would be complete without barbed comments about the quality of the box’s lineup. It’s something that both the PlayStation 3 and Vita have gone through, as well as rival formats such as the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. We’ve always felt that the PlayStation 4 has been unfairly treated in this instance, as...

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...

News: Sony: PS Vita's Remarkably Resilient, and Won't Fade Away

Sony: PS Vita's Remarkably Resilient, and Won't Fade Away

Just don't expect any more first-party blockbusters

It may seem like Sony’s placed the PlayStation Vita in a bag of rocks and tossed it in the Thames, but SCEUK boss Fergal Gara insists that that’s not the case. Despite the portable device failing to appear during the format holder’s E3 and Gamescom press conferences, the company insists...

News: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Recharges Its Powers with a Marvel Themed Re-Release

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Recharges Its Powers with a Marvel Themed Re-Release

A Loki affair

Sony has recently announced a superhero themed re-release of the popular title LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, appropriately titled LittleBigPlanet PS Vita: Marvel Super Hero Edition. Aside from having a ludicrously long name, the game will be exactly the same as the charming adventure that you remember, but with a plethora of Marvel related...

News: You'll Be Getting Tons of Free DLC with PS4 Exclusive DriveClub

You'll Be Getting Tons of Free DLC with PS4 Exclusive DriveClub

Tracks, cars, features

Ever since its announcement approximately 18 months ago, Evolution Studios has pitched DriveClub as an ever evolving package, rather than a traditional game. Now, less than four weeks away from release, the Runcorn-based developer has outlined the title’s post-launch content schedule – and it’s pretty impressive to see...

Weirdness: This Is the Most Expensive PS4 in the World

This Is the Most Expensive PS4 in the World

Yours for just $13,600

If you’ve splashed out on that Glacier White PlayStation 4 expecting to be the king of the console castle, then you’re out of luck – there’s already a snazzier system on the market. Designed by Italian jeweller Gatti and available at the Games 14 convention from today in Dubai, this $13,600 device ships in a rose gold...