Watch Dogs may look so good on the PlayStation 4 that even Microsoft decided to showcase the game on its competitor's hardware.
That or someone made a colossal mistake when uploading gameplay footage of the upcoming Ubisoft stealth action title. Watchful viewers of the months-old video -- uploaded to Microsoft's official Xbox YouTube account -- noticed only recently a slight discrepancy in the footage wherein a button prompt, visible for only a second, indicated a circle as an option. The only problem is that the circle is a PlayStation button, whereas the Xbox One uses a red "… Read more
Sony has announced the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 when the console launches on November 15. Dominated by familiar names like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Crackle, and Hulu Plus, the lineup is similar to what's offered on the current PS3 console.
According to Sony, the launch lineup is as follows:Amazon Instant Video Crackle Crunchyroll Epix Hulu Plus NBA Game Time Netflix NHL GameCenter Live Redbox Instant Sony Music Unlimited Sony Video Unlimited Vudu YuppTV
The most notable name missing from the list is YouTube. Also absent (despite being available on the PS3) are Cinema … Read more
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
Sony's PlayStation 3 is just about as popular as Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Sony announced on Wednesday that it has shipped 80 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide. The news comes just a few weeks after Microsoft announced the same milestone for its Xbox 360.
Sony's console, which launched in 2006, took roughly seven years to reach the mark. The Xbox 360 launched in late 2005 and hit the milestone in eight years.
Regardless, Sony and Microsoft are now looking ahead. Both companies are planning to launch new consoles later this month. The PlayStation 4 will hit US store … 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
Video chat services can be a great tool for keeping in touch with friends and family members. Services like Skype can be accessed from a variety of screens -- such as your computer, smartphone, or tablet -- and are relatively easy to use.
Initiating a video chat from a laptop or tablet is great for one-on-one conversations, but it's a little ridiculous when the entire family is forced to crowd around a small screen. Luckily, there is a rather simple solution.
Here's how you can get Skype and other video chat services on your TV:Skype Skype is … Read more
Intel's Thunderbolt port is becoming less exotic as it spreads beyond Macs to high-end PCs, and Thunderbolt docking stations are following suit.
CalDigit on Monday began shipping its $200 Thunderbolt Station, a device that plugs into a computer's Thunderbolt port to provide three USB 3.0 ports, separate audio input and output jacks, an RJ-45 Ethernet port, an HDMI port, and a second Thunderbolt port so more devices can be attached. That's a notch cheaper than alternatives that have been on the market so far.
The idea is that a person with a laptop can plug in … 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
The inaugural free-flight test of Sierra Nevada Corporation's prized spacecraft, the "Dream Chaser," was successful -- notwithstanding a rocky landing.
After a carrier aircraft seamlessly released the Dream Chaser into the air, the spacecraft steered through its intended flight path and smoothly touched down on the centerline of California's Edwards Air Force Base runway on Saturday. However, the Dream Chaser's left-side landing gear failed to deploy, causing the spacecraft to then tilt over and skid off the tarmac.
Despite the botched landing, Sierra Nevada Corporation is heralding this first flight a success and good learning … Read more