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PlayStation 4 Pro


The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro is basically an updated version of its predecessor, with improved hardware, including an upgraded GPU with 4.20 teraflops of processing power, and higher GPU clock. It's esigned primarily to enable selected games to be playable at 4K resolution in HDR, and improved quality for PlayStation VR. All games are backwards and forward compatible between PS4 and PS4 Pro, but newer games and those updated for it will have improved graphics performance on PS4 Pro. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for a video explaining seven things you must know about the PS4 Pro.

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PlayStation 4 Slim

Microsoft's Xbox One S isn't the only updated next-gen console, as Sony's got something up their sleeve as well, the PlayStation 4 Slim. While the company is set to announce a new 4K console, codenamed Neo, on September 7th, this one could be just a minor update to the current PS4, with not only a slimmer body, but rounded corners, as well as a 500GB HDD. Continue reading for more pictures of the packaging and box contents.

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PlayStation VR

Set to debut on October 13 at $399, the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has a 5.7 inch OLED panel, with an RGB sub-pixel matrix resolution of 1080p, or 960xRGBx1080 per eye. The headset also has a processor box which allows the headset to "second screen" the video output directly towards any monitor, as well as elevate the 3D audio effect used in 3.5mm headphone jacks. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Dark Souls 3 PS4

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Dark Souls 3 is a game known for its atmospheric visual qualitys, notably its dynamic lighting and particle effects, which immerse players into a dark fantasy world of ruin. Expertly-crafted interconnected worlds encourage players to explore vast and breathtaking landscapes. Now what does that translate to in the game console modding world? This custom wood and metal creation by Belgian gamer / graphics artist / painter Vadu Amka. Unfortunately, this is a one-off project...for now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Ace Combat 7 Sony PlayStation VR

Here's a first look at Ace Combat 7, which takes the elements the series is famous for to a whole new level. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, be ready to experience photorealistic visuals and lightning effects and an evolving and adapting ecosystem which will dictate the flow of battle. Bandai Namco's trueSKY technology will astound gamers, as they immerse themselves in exclusive features developed specifically for PlayStation VR. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why recreating the Roller Coaster Tycoon game in real-life wouldn't be such a good idea.

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Super Nintendo PlayStation

The SNES-CD, aka Super Nintendo PlayStation, refers to an unreleased peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The device and the format were to build upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher capacity compact discs. The SNES-CD platform was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony. Another partnership with Philips yielded some poorly received Nintendo-themed games for the competing CD-i game console instead of the SNES-CD. Sony independently furthered its developments into its own console, which resulted in the release of the original PlayStation, a chief competitor of the SNES's cartridge-based successor, the Nintendo 64. Continue reading for more cool facts about the SNES PlayStation.

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PSN Outage

You know you're a hardcore gamer, when...the police are the first ones you turn to after a network outage. Sony' PlayStation Network was knocked offline for about three days during Christmas week, and when that happened, a caller to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system asked a dispatcher for assistance on the issue. In the 911 call recording obtained by WPTV, the caller asks, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?" Continue reading to listen in on the entire convo.

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PS4 Deal

Sony's PS4 console w/inFamous and 3mos. PlayStation Plus is currently being offered for only $399 shipped, this weekend only. PlayStation Plus gives you exclusive access to a diverse range of immersive online multiplayer experiences to suit all players' tastes, from Killzone Shadow Fall to DriveClub, Watch_Dogs and Destiny. Product page - details for the freebies will be emailed after purchase. Continue reading for official inFAMOUS: Second Son gameplay and more information.

Notable features:
  • PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.

  • Background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.

  • PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press of the "share" button on the Dualshock 4 controller.

  • Broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.


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PlayStation TV, also known as the PlayStation Vita TV, is basically a microconsole and streaming device in-one. Instead of featuring a display screen, the console connects to a television via HDMI and gamers can play using a DualShock 3 controller. The device is said to be compatible with over 100 Vita games, as well as various digital PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles, along with titles streamed from the upcoming PlayStation Now service. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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PS4 fans rejoice! Sony revealed Project Morpheus at GDC 2014 (Game Developer Conference) in San Francisco yesterday, and it's basically a virtual reality headset designed for their flagship gaming console. According to Yoshida, Morpheus is the "culmination of our work over the last three years to realize our vision of VR for games, and to push the boundaries of play." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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