Sony Tested Stress & Sweat Detecting PlayStation 4 Controllers

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Early in development Sony toyed with the idea of putting sensors in PlayStation 4 controllers to sense gamer sweat and stress levels, though it ultimately scrapped those plans. PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny discussed the scrapped features in an interview with Stuff.tv. Some early versions of the controller would detect the player’s galvanic skin […]

Play the Sony PS4 Early at Comic Con

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Next week Sony will bring its upcoming PlayStation 4 to San Diego Comic Con where the general public can play the console for the first time. Today Sony announced that San Diego Comic Con is the public debut of the PlayStation 4, the first time anyone can hold the controller and play games on the […]

Sony PlayStation 4′s True Cost of Ownership May Surprise Buyers

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Later this year Sony will release its PlayStation 4 console for $399, but gamers will have to pay a bit more than that to get the most out of their console. After the initial investment in the console gamers will have to buy games for their new PlayStation 4, controllers, and pay for services that […]

Sony Shows Off PlayStation 4 User Interface (Video)

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A new video from Sony shows gamers what they can expect from the PlayStation 4 user interface when the console comes to stores sometime later this year. The video specifically highlights the social features of the PlayStation 4, showing the list of updates from friends that users will see when they turn on the console. […]

PlayStation 4 Hard Drive Is User Replaceable

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Every PlayStation 4 console will ship with a 500GB hard drive built-in, but gamers who want or need more storage have the option to replace the hard drive. Sony told Polygon that gamers can swap out the hard drive in the PlayStation 4, just like they could with the PlayStation 3. Sony’s current console uses […]

Where To Pre-order the PlayStation 4

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The Sony PlayStation 4 is now available for pre-order from a number of retailers both as a standalone console and as a bundle with at least one game. During its press conference Sony announced the PlayStation 4 will sell for $399 this holiday season, undercutting the Xbox One by $100. Now that Sony announced the […]

PlayStation 4 Will Support Used Games, Won’t Require Web Connection

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During its pre-E3 press conference Sony took a few shots at Microsoft and the Xbox One with announcement that its PlayStation 4 will play used games and won’t have online requirements. The PlayStation 4, like the PlayStation 3, will let gamers buy, sell and lend their disc-based games as they see fit with no restrictions […]

This is What the Sony PS4 Looks Like

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At it’s pre-E3 press conference Sony finally unveiled the hardware of the PlayStation 4, showing the black box that gamers can expect to put under their TV later this year. The PlayStation 4 looks like a large parallelogram made of mostly matte black plastic with a small section of glossy black plastic. From the front […]

Microsoft Will Show Xbox One Games, Not TV At E3 Press Conference

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While the Xbox One reveal dismayed some gamers with the big focus on TV, Microsoft won’t talk about TV at its E3 press conference, focusing on games instead. As Kotaku reported Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb did his best to reassure games on Twitter today, saying “I can confirm that we will have TV’s (or […]

Sony Talks Up PS4 Gaming, In Jab at Xbox One

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While Microsoft wants to position the Xbox One as an all-in-one media device as well as a game console, Sony wants to focus more on games for its upcoming PlayStation 4. After his appearance on stage at D: All Things Digital Sony CEO Kaz Hirai told All Things D “the most important thing we need to […]

Sony Responds To Gamers Asking For No DRM in PlayStation 4

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After a comment from Geoff Keighley on GameTrailers, many gamers took the web to ask Sony to not use digital rights management (DRM) on the PlayStation 4, and it seems Sony is listening. Gamers took to popular video game forum NeoGAF and to Twitter using the hashtag #PS4NoDRM to show they don’t want Sony to […]

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility is Backwards, Says MS Exec

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Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division recently said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t see a problem with consoles not having backwards compatibility as gamers don’t often take advantage of it. Mattrick claims that only five percent of gamers play older games on new consoles, which doesn’t justify the […]

Microsoft Xbox One vs. Sony PlayStation 4

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Later this year, for the first time, Microsoft and Sony will go head-to-head with brand new game consoles. While the Xbox 360 had a one year head start on the PlayStation 3, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will release within weeks of each other later this year. The close release dates makes it harder […]

Sony Teases PlayStation 4 Day Before Xbox Reveal

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A day before the reveal of the new Xbox, Sony released a teaser for the new PlayStation 4 console, showing an out-of-focus black box with vents. The short 39-second video shows an out-of-focus PlayStation 4 that look more like a square than the rectangular PlayStation 3. As the blurry black box gets closer to the […]

This is the PlayStation 4 UI on TV, Smartphones and Tablets

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A new collection of screenshots on Kotaku show what the PlayStation 4 interface will look like, as well as what streaming will look like on the PlayStation App. The one image of the PlayStation App on a smartphone shows the streaming interface for the app. In the screenshot the user is watching someone else play […]

Sony Will Make All PlayStation 4 Games Downloadable

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Gamers will have the chance to buy all PlayStation 4 games as downloadable titles, though big-budget games will still come on discs. In an interview with The Guardian, Sony’s head of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida said the company is following the path of the Vita when it comes to PlayStation 4 games. That means all games […]

PlayStation 4 Game Prices Revealed, Fallon Plays Killzone: Shadow Fall

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The newly announced PlayStation 4 made its TV debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where the late night talk show host had the chance to play the new Killzone: Shadow Fall on the console. While Fallon demonstrated a game Sony Computer Entertainment America President & CEO Jack Tretton appeared on CNBC and said […]

PlayStation 4 App Turns iPhone and Android Into a Second Screen

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A new PlayStation App for iOS and Android will turn smartphones and tablets into second screens for the PlayStation 4 similar to Xbox SmartGlass. Sony briefly mentioned companion apps during its two-hour PlayStation 4 launch event in New York City last night, but later detailed those apps in a press release. The new PlayStation App […]

Sony Announces PlayStation 4 With a Holiday 2013 Release Date

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Sony announced the long-awaited PlayStation 4 (PS4) console at an event in New York City today. The PS4 will launch in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, Sony failed to announce what the PS4 will cost or show what it will look like. Sony’s PS4 is its first new game console since the […]