Tagged with: Sony

Sony and Microsoft May Launch ‘Early Access’ Games

Sony and Microsoft May Launch ‘Early Access’ Games

While Steam's year-long experiment with selling unfinished games through its "Early Access" program has had its share of issues, it's hard to understate the impact it has had on the way PC games are developed, marketed, and sold, with games like Day Z and Rust becoming best sellers before they're even finished. This hasn't ...

The Best Video Games That E3 2014 Had to Offer

The Best Video Games That E3 2014 Had to Offer

Another round of E3 keynotes have come and gone, leaving video game fans waiting months (or more) to get their hands on the games they’ve drooled over this week. While I haven't spent much time playing video games lately – I spent more time watching all five major addresses (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo) ...

Sony at E3 2014: GTA V, Project Morpheus, Indies and More

Sony at E3 2014: GTA V, Project Morpheus, Indies and More

Sony closed out a day of high-profile press conferences here at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with a showing that not only played to all of the PlayStation maker's strengths but also managed to surprise as much, if not more, than it confirmed what we already knew was on the way. The event's even blend marks a rare ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 20, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 20, 2014

The Xbox One has only been on store shelves for six months, but Microsoft is already taking action to try to close the sales gap held by Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One will soon be available without the Kinect camera for $399 – the same price as the PlayStation 4. Microsoft also ...

Microsoft Has No Idea What It’s Doing With the Xbox One

Microsoft Has No Idea What It’s Doing With the Xbox One

It’s official: Microsoft is scared of the PlayStation 4. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will sell the Xbox One without the Kinect for $399, starting on June 9. The price cut levels the playing field and drops the Xbox One’s sticker price to the same level as Sony’s PS4. It also eliminates one of the biggest ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 9, 2014

If you’ve ever tried to teach someone how to use their first smartphone, you know how frustrating it can be – it’s hard to resist the urge to rip the smartphone away and show them how it’s done. This may be a thing of the past, thanks to Sony’s Evolution UI. Evolution is an “intentionally hobbled” Android ...

Sony Designed the PS4′s Controller With Virtual Reality in Mind

Sony Designed the PS4′s Controller With Virtual Reality in Mind

Sony caused a lot of fuss when it confirmed that there would be no way of turning off the DualShock 4's light bar (the tyranny!), but do you want to know why it was really on there? Because of Project Morpheus. Jed Ashforth, Senior Designer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, told TechRadar that Sony's virtual reality ...

Sony Produces Cassette Tape That Holds 185 TB of Data

Sony Produces Cassette Tape That Holds 185 TB of Data

It's hard for magnetic data tapes to stand out from the crowd in an era when it's easy to load up on legions of hard drives. However, Sony might have managed that rare feat with nano-sized tape tech that stores much more than off-the-shelf hardware. By optimizing how it sputters argon ions on to film to create magnetic ...

Sony to Launch Specialty Shops Within Best Buy Stores

Sony to Launch Specialty Shops Within Best Buy Stores

Your local Best Buy is about to get even more crowded. Sony is set to join other companies in building its own store-within-a-store at the huge retailer. Starting in May, the "Sony Experience at Best Buy" will come to 350 locations and be staffed by Best Buy employees with specialized training around Sony's products. Home ...

Sony is Struggling Because of Slumping Blu-Ray Sales

Sony is Struggling Because of Slumping Blu-Ray Sales

Sony is warning shareholders to expect poor financial results for its fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The electronics giant previously expected to pull in an operating income of 80 billion yen ($782 million) over the financial year, but is today adjusting that figure down to just 26 billion yen ($254 million). The sharp ...