The next-gen consoles hitting store shelves later this month from Sony and Microsoft look, and perform, very much like middle-tier gaming PCs, thanks to similar architecture that doesn't offer much mystery under the hood. Still, Sony decided to get the jump on the teardown crowd by dissecting its own console for those eager to get a glimpse at the guts of the PlayStation 4.
In a video, courtesy of Wired, Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori cleanly dismantles the console, showing off its powerhouse processor that combines an 8-core AMD "Jaguar" CPU with an AMD next-generation Radeon GPU. … Read more
PS Vita owners who plan to buy a PlayStation 4 will want to grab the latest update for their portable console.
Slated to roll out Tuesday, a software update for the PS Vita promises a host of new features, according to a Sony blog post. Chief among them is an application called PS4 Link. The new link app will allow gamers to use the PS Vita for remote play and as a second screen for the PS4.
Specifically, users will be able to remotely control a PlayStation 4 and play a variety of PS4 games directly on the PS Vita. … Read more
Consumers who have questions about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 should find most of them answered in a hefty FAQ posted by the company.
Dubbed "PS4: The Ultimate FAQ - North America," the page breaks down its information into categories, such as System Details, Game Lineup, Used Games, Peripherals & Accessories, and Digital Entertainment. Each category offers answers to numerous questions in an attempt by Sony to clear up any lingering mysteries.
The FAQ discusses which games will be available for the PS4, how the console will support used games, how you can tap into online multiplayer gaming, … Read more
Sony's PlayStation 4 may still be weeks away, but eager gamers can try out the DualShock 4 right now, if they'd like.
Amazon, GameStop, and other retailers have started selling the DualShock 4 controller for $60. Both Amazon and GameStop currently list the controller for Sony's PlayStation 4 as in stock. GameStop also has stock available in its retail locations.
Sony's DualShock 4 controller comes with a familiar design for PlayStation gamers, featuring dual analog sticks, the PS button, and the standard action buttons. Sony says that it has improved the controller's sensitivity. The device … Read more
I have to admit that I no longer play scary games before heading to bed. It's unfair to my wife, who has to put up with the shrieking nightmares they provoke in me, and also live with the knowledge that her husband's a total wimp.
It was a tough habit to break. If you get a thrill from thinking about things that go bump in the night, there are few experiences that tap that better than turning out the lights and decapitating zombies from the comfort of your couch.
So, for those of you with the freedom to … Read more
Gamers can get their latest inside look at Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 through a series of tweeted images.
Posted late Tuesday on Twitter by PlayStation Community Manager Chris Owen, the images reveal the deep-blue screens for the PS4 and its companion mobile app. One screenshot shows a video capture of a PS4 game in action, another displays a "Live Stream" screen, and a third takes a peek at the video-edit menu.
Sony's new PS Vita TV could eventually land in the US and Europe.
Masayasu Ito, a division president at Sony Computer Entertainment, told Engadget at this week's Tokyo Game Show: "Of course we are thinking of launching in the EU and US, but in terms of timing we have to watch the timing and watch the environment carefully."
Demoing the new PlayStation Vita TV at the Tokyo show, Ito said he's already seen a strong response from European and American users indicating a demand for the product.
Set to debut in Japan in November, the … Read more
Owners of Sony's upcoming PS4 will be able to download the PlayStation app for iOS and Android come November.
The launch date was revealed by Sony at this week's Tokyo Game Show 2013, according to gaming news site Polygon. The PS4 itself is scheduled to land in North America on November 15 and in Europe on November 29.
Announced earlier this year, the PlayStation App will serve a few different roles. It can turn your iOS or Android device into a game controller. It can act as a second screen for certain titles to mimic or expand the … Read more