First announced at the first ever PlayStation State of Play, Marvel’s Iron Man VR is hitting PlayStation VR exclusively this year, and it takes virtual reality to the next level. This game has you taking control of genius inventor Tony Stark, who confronts ghosts from his past—powerful forces that seek to ruin him and everything he stands for. Players will come face-to-face with iconic allies and Super Villains as they jet around the globe on a heroic mission to save not only Stark Industries, but the world itself. “We’ve set our sights on not only giving the player thrilling moment-to-moment action. But also a deeply personal, and appropriately funny, narrative that puts players in Tony Stark’s armored shoes,” said Camouflaj director Ryan Payton on the PlayStation Blog. Read more for a hands-on video impression and additional information.
Sony has just released a new PS4 firmware update (6.50) and this one adds Remote Play for iOS users, which means you’ll be able to stream and play games directly from an iPhone or iPad. Remote Play functionality first appeared on the PlayStation Vita in 2013 and then was later released on Mac and Window platforms three years later. Simply put, all you’ll need is a compatible iOS device and the Remote Play app. Once downloaded, just pair the device with your PS4, sign into your PSN account, and you’re ready to play. .Read more for a video showing how to set this up on your own iOS device.
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Sony’s PlayStation Vita has officially been discontinued, and for those who don’t know, it was the successor to the PlayStation Portable and first in Japan on December 17, 2011, with releases in North America, Europe, and other worldwide regions starting on February 22, 2012. As of today, production has ended on the last two SKUs, or to be more specific, the PS Vita 2000 series. These two models boast the same features as the original, but with a slightly smaller form factor, extended battery life, and an LCD screen replacing the OLED display. Read more for a video showing why you should still pick one up in 2019.
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Sony’s PlayStation 4 isn’t an expensive game console to begin with, but the company just slashed prices in South Korea and massive lines promptly ensued. Currently, the PS4 Pro was marked down from 498,000 South Korean Won ($444) to 348,000 KRW ($311), while the original PlayStation 4 got slashed from 378,000 KRW ($337) to 248,000 KRW ($221), and the PSVR can be snatched up at 298,000 KRW ($266), down from 448,000 KRW ($400). If you’re currently in South Korea and watch to cash in on these deals, you have until February 3. Read more for additional pictures of the crazy lines and additional information.
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Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not have been a runaway success due to its limited game library, but there are several workarounds, and it’s being offered for just $54.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Straight from the box it comes pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite games along with two wired controllers for local multiplayer showdowns and a virtual memory card for vital game saves. This miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and includes a HDMI cable to connect directly to a television set. Product page. Read more for a video showing how to play PSP games on the PlayStation Classic.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not be the best miniature console right out of the box, but can be quickly modified to play over 50 games, and it’s being offered for just $69.95 shipped, originally $99.95. This game adding / modification solution also has the advantage of being designed to run natively off a USB drive, so you’ll be able to keep the original software that came with the PlayStation Classic. To start, you’ll need the console itself, a 4GB+ pen drive titled “SONY” that’s formatted either as FAT32 or EXT4, a Windows / OS X / or Linux computer, BIN / CUE files for the PlayStation 1 games you want to play, and then PNG images (226×226 resolution to avoid stretching) of the box art. Product page. Read more for another video showing how to mod the console.
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Sony’s PlayStation 2 (PS2) home video game console was first released in 2000 and competed with Sega’s Dreamcast, Nintendo’s GameCube and Microsoft’s Xbox in the sixth generation of video game consoles. It’s currently the best-selling video game console of all time, with over 155 million units sold, and more than 3,874 game titles released since launch. So, it would only be fitting for a fan to create the world’s first and only PlayStation 2-inspired aquarium, right? That’s exactly what we have here, and this is just stage one, as the next one would involve turning it into a Raspberry Pi machine that anyone can access. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic was heavily criticized for using the European versions of the 20 included games, mainly because they’re slower due to the PAL television standard, which has a refresh rate of 50 Hz. Now, the miniature console has been hacked to run the games that should have came loaded with it. Since the device is basically an ARM-powered mini PC running an open-source emulator, BleemSync (or gpghax) lets you run any PS1 game you want off a USB drive. This software modifies the PlayStation Classic’s game database to enable one to swap out games with new ones. Simply put, the steps involve modifying the console’s database file to add your desired game(s), load that on a pen drive and then copy your desired game(s) onto it. Read more for another video tutorial and additional information.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic may not have lived up to the hype, but for those who did pick one up, there’s at least one hidden Easter egg that we know of, and it’s fairly easy to access. Simply plug in just a compatible USB keyboard (Apple, Logitech and Razer keyboards confirmed to be incompatible), press the ESC button, and you’ll be greeted with hidden settings menus. These reveal a few things about the miniature console, including that it runs the open-source PCSX ReARMed emulator as well giving users the ability to change the video output mode, complete with scan lines, and the option of playing the games using an analog controller. Read more for a full video review and additional information.
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A new PlayStation 5 leak reveals when the console will actually be announced to the world, and despite Sony officially confirming that they would not be at E3 2019, one analyst claims it will be revealed in mid-2019 at its very own press event, with a March 2020 release date. It’s reportedly capable of stable 4K @ 60 fps, thanks to an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor, and will be priced from $500. Read more for additional pictures and information.