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News: Sony Submits Paperwork for USB Dongle

Sony Submits Paperwork for USB Dongle

Slow news day

The news has well and truly dried up in the wake of E3 2016 – just look at the headline to this article for proof. Yes, it's true: Sony has submitted a filing to the Federal Communications Commission for a USB dongle. The proposed product was submitted by the PlayStation division, but it's unclear what it actually does. Kill us...

News: Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayStation VR Win E3 2016 Awards

Horizon: Zero Dawn, PlayStation VR Win E3 2016 Awards

But Zelda beats PlayStation's best

The annual Game Critics Awards winners are in – and the PlayStation 4 has won big yet again. While it was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that took the coveted E3 2016 Best of Show gong, Horizon: Zero Dawn won Best Original Game, while PlayStation VR took home the Best Hardware/Peripheral trophy. Other...

News: Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan

And some in the West

If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...

News: Analyst Reckons Sony May Release a PS4 Slim as Well as PS4K

Analyst Reckons Sony May Release a PS4 Slim as Well as PS4K

How many PS4s do you need?

Hmmmm, let's put this one in the 'we're not convinced but maybe' pile. According to comments from Macquarie Securities analyst Damian Thong, Sony could well release a PlayStation 4 Slim as well as the recently confirmed PlayStation 4K - or 'Neo', as it's more commonly referred to. If there's truth to this, then it would...

News: Sony Reveals Over 20 Million Users Are Subscribed to PlayStation Plus

Sony Reveals Over 20 Million Users Are Subscribed to PlayStation Plus

Not bad, that

The PlayStation 4 continues to perform beyond even Sony's expectations, we know that much, but how's PlayStation Plus doing these days? The premium service, which is required to play most PS4 games online, has had its fair share of critics over the years, but the Japanese company has always been keen on racking up more profit in the...

News: David Cage Details the Story and Tech Behind PS4 Exclusive Detroit: Become Human

David Cage Details the Story and Tech Behind PS4 Exclusive Detroit: Become Human

Analysing the android

We were expecting a live gameplay demo of Detroit: Become Human at Sony's E3 2016 press conference, but instead, we were given a rather brief overview of the game's mechanics via a pretty standard gameplay trailer. Fortunately, though, if you've been eager to hear a little bit more about next year's PlayStation exclusive,...

News: Say Goodbye to Ustream Support on PS4 This August

Say Goodbye to Ustream Support on PS4 This August

Uscream

Bad news if you're a regular Ustream user on PlayStation 4 as Sony's ditching the steaming platform from the 1st August. This means that you won't be able to stream gameplay to Ustream via the share button, and you'll no longer be able to watch Ustream, er, streams via the Live from PlayStation app. The latter applies to the Vita version...

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...