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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...

News: Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Sony: We Know Microsoft's Going to Give Us a Run for Our Money

Console maker ain't getting complacent

Everything’s looking rosy in the PlayStation Nation right now. Sony’s next-gen system is running away with the console crown, already surpassing 10 million units, with many more to come this Christmas, we suspect. Moreover, the lineup looks good, with a strong mix of first-party and third-party titles on...

News: PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

PS4 May Not Be At the Foot of the Japanese Hardware Charts for Much Longer

There's a new flop in town

Japan may still be considered something of a gaming mecca among some, but its importance in the console space is slowly declining. With many of the region’s biggest developers struggling to adapt to the PlayStation 3 era, and handhelds currently ruling the roost, it’s not exactly a surprise to see the recently released...

News: Sony: We're Treating Destiny Like a First-Party Release

Sony: We're Treating Destiny Like a First-Party Release

Platform holder going hard on Bungie's next big thing

You’ve probably already noticed, but Sony is backing Destiny hard. The manufacturer is often criticised for its poor marketing, but ever since the PlayStation 4’s launch last year, it’s done a brilliant job of putting its latest platform in the face of consumers. And that strategy has...

News: Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

Already surpassed one million units sold

In console war terms, the PlayStation 3 lost in the UK. Not only did it sell significantly less than its closest competitor the Xbox 360, but it also fell behind in mindshare. Stores would stick Sony’s latest releases right to the back of their video game sections, and newspaper promotions would always...

Feature: Perusing PS4's Presence at Canada's Biggest Gaming Convention

Perusing PS4's Presence at Canada's Biggest Gaming Convention

Andrew Karklins reckons Sony's upcoming lineup had a strong showing

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Fan Expo Canada 2014, a genre spanning convention filled with lines, crowds, and more lines. As the third largest convention in North America – behind San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con respectively – the event plays host...

News: Free-To-Play LittleBigPlanet Tie-In Run SackBoy! Run! is Dashing onto Vita

Free-To-Play LittleBigPlanet Tie-In Run SackBoy! Run! is Dashing onto Vita

Gotta go fast

We hope that you're ready for a little Sackboy taster before the release of LittleBigPlanet 3, because the cuddly little mascot is bringing some endless runner action the your nearest handheld. Run SackBoy! Run! is free-to-play, so there won't be much stopping you from downloading this inevitably cute adventure. You'll also be able to...

News: You'll be Able to Play PS4 Games on Sony's New Xperia Smartphones

You'll be Able to Play PS4 Games on Sony's New Xperia Smartphones

Using remote play, of course

Do you long to play PlayStation 4 games while using the bathroom, but don't want to invest in a PlayStation Vita? Well, Sony now has the solution for you, as its recently announced that its new range of Xperia smartphones will be compatible with remote play. That's right, one of the Vita's most unique features is now...