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Sony Projects a $2.1 Billion Loss for This Fiscal Year

Sony Projects a $2.1 Billion Loss for This Fiscal Year

Sony has just revised its annual earnings forecast with the addition of a major 180 billion yen (roughly $1.7 billion) "goodwill impairment charge." This relates to Sony's Mobile Communications (MC) business, where the company says it had overestimated revenues from smartphones and tablets and has now decided to alter its ...

The Destiny of the Wii U

The Destiny of the Wii U

In about an hour, I’ll have my copy of Destiny in my hands. I thought about turning this blog into a review, but I’m no good with reviews. Also, here’s the review for Destiny: It’s great. It has to be great. With the amount of money that Activision is throwing at it (along with Bungie’s Halo pedigree), ...

Sony Unveils the Xperia Z3, its Newest Flagship Phone

Sony Unveils the Xperia Z3, its Newest Flagship Phone

For US fans of Sony smartphones, there will be no wait for the Xperia Z3. Sony confirmed Wednesday at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin that its flagship smartphone will launch in the US through T-Mobile in the final months of 2014, right around the time it launches elsewhere in the world. It marks the first time ...

Sony Unveils the SmartWatch 3: Its First Android Wear Device

Sony Unveils the SmartWatch 3: Its First Android Wear Device

Sony on Wednesday unveiled the SmartWatch 3, its first device running Android Wear. The GPS-enabled wearable comes with a square 1.6-inch display, 4GB of internal storage and a 420mAh battery. The company’s previous efforts ran on its own platform and, for all intents and purposes, never took off. The software was ...

Sony’s New SmartBand Talk Adds an E-Ink Screen to the Original

Sony’s New SmartBand Talk Adds an E-Ink Screen to the Original

Sony's SmartBand Talk is what you'd get if you crossed the company's original SmartBand (released earlier this year) with the excellent Pebble smartwatch. More of a fitness and lifelogging accessory than a full-blown smartwatch, it does however share an E-Ink display in common with the Pebble timepiece. The SmartBand Talk ...

‘Share Play’ Proves the PlayStation 4 Owns This Console Generation

‘Share Play’ Proves the PlayStation 4 Owns This Console Generation

It’s tough to come up more than a couple reasons why anyone should buy an Xbox One instead of a PlayStation 4 right now. Sure, the Xbox One is a great system with great exclusives (with more coming soon) and a great media hub. But what began as a console with next-gen potential now seems stuck playing catch-up, while Sony ...

PlayStation 4 Owners Can Remotely Play Their Friends’ Games This Fall

PlayStation 4 Owners Can Remotely Play Their Friends’ Games This Fall

Sony on Tuesday announced that Share Play will arrive this fall as part of the PlayStation 4's 2.00 software update. First announced during the PS4's unveiling, Share Play will let any PSN friend hop into and play your games so long as he or she is a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Here's the kicker: only one person will ...

Sony is Getting Out of the E-Reader Business Altogether

Sony is Getting Out of the E-Reader Business Altogether

Sony has given up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market. "We do not have plans to develop a successor Reader model at this time," the Japanese firm told the BBC. The PRS-T3 was the last version made and will exist as long as supplies remain in Europe. Earlier this year, ...

Sony’s ‘PlayStation Now’ Enters Beta, Pricing Still Bonkers

Sony’s ‘PlayStation Now’ Enters Beta, Pricing Still Bonkers

When pricing information for the closed beta of Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service leaked last month, many PS4 owners were up in arms over prices of up to $30 for 90-day rentals of games like Final Fantasy XIII-2, which sell new on disc for roughly half that price. While Sony hasn't significantly altered that ...

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 ...