Sony's vice president of home entertainment, Hiroshi Sakamoto, has hinted that the next-generation PlayStation 4 console may be announced in the coming months.
In an interview with Chilean Web site Emol, Sakamoto implied that the Playstation 4 may be ready for formal introduction by the time 2013's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) appears on the calendar, or perhaps even sooner.
When asked whether a next-generation playstation console will be seen within the new few months, the VP told the publication:
That's still a big secret, but our friends are preparing Sony PlayStation. I can only say that we … Read more
After expanding their streaming video service to the iPhone and iPod touch devices just a month ago, Amazon announced yesterday that their Instant Video service is now available on the Nintendo Wii. Here's how to set up the new app on your Wii:
Step 1: Go to the Wii Shop Channel on your Internet-connected Wii.
Step 2: Download the Amazon Instant Video app.
Step 3: Launch the Amazon Instant Video app from your Wii.
Step 4: Select "Register Your Device" and make a note of the code that appears.
Those consumers who don't want to upgrade from the Nintendo Wii to Wii U just yet but still want to get video streaming for their console are in luck. Amazon announced today that its Instant Video service is now available on the Wii.
"Amazon Instant Video is now playing on your Nintendo Wii," the video service wrote on its Web page. "Start watching over 140,000 movies and TV episodes today. Prime members can also watch thousands of these videos at no additional cost."
Nintendo recently upped its streaming game with the debut of its … Read more
Kickstarter continues to be the gamer's best friend. The latest project to blow past its goal is GameStick, a sort of Raspberry Pi meets Ouya creation that reached its $100,000 goal by day two of its crowdfunding campaign and has already ladled $70,000 more of green gravy on that figure with 27 days still to go.
GameStick is an open-source, Android-based, portable game console meant to turn any screen with an HDMI port into a gaming hub. The entire system consists of a basic handheld controller with a dongle that slides out to plug into the screen and communicate back to the controller via Bluetooth. … Read more
Sony has discontinued the PlayStation 2 in Japan, says a report, nearly 13 years after the device's introduction.
Famitsu broke the news that Sony halted Japanese production of PlayStation 2 hardware in its home country, but the blog also noted that the company plans to continue developing and selling games for the video game console. We've reached out to Sony Computer Entertainment America for more information about future PS2 plans in the U.S. -- check back later for a response. … Read more
Developers who ordered an Ouya game console should soon find one in front of their doors.
The folks at Oyua confirmed today that 1,200 developer consoles have been shipped and should reach eager buyers in the next few days.
Created this past year, Ouya is an attempt to bring gaming back to your TV. Designed to hook up to your television, the Ouya console plans to be home to a platform of Android-based games built by interested developers.
The console itself is the brainchild of Julie Uhrman, a video game industry veteran who wanted to lay the groundwork for … Read more
You gotta love the Xbox. Even after all these years, it's still rocking great new games (Dishonored, anyone?), still evolving with accessories like the Kinect, and still the best Media Center Extender you can buy.
The entry-level Xbox typically runs around $200, but while supplies last, Fry's Electronics has the Xbox 360 (4GB) for $149.99 (plus sales tax in some states). Shipping adds another $10.54, unless you're lucky enough to have a Fry's store near you, in which case you can pick it up. (The Xbox, not the store.)
If you're the least … Read more
Let the gamers, Android nuts, and open-source geeks rejoice -- the Ouya is shipping on time!
Well, at least the developers' consoles are, that is. Ouya first garnered attention by raising more than $8.5 million on Kickstarter this summer to create an inexpensive, open-source, Android-based game system.
Early supporters of the crowdfunding campaign got first dibs on a finished Ouya for as little as $95, but those aren't scheduled to ship until March. However, the hundreds of folks who ponied up $699 or more for a first-run, rooted developers' system with early SDK access get to experience Christmas twice in the same week when their consoles ship on December 28.… Read more