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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.
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We know that Samsung is releasing their own folding smartphone next year, but one that you probably won’t see is the Sony Xperia Note Flex, and that’s because it comes from the mind of Tech Configurations. Featuring a 5.7″ QHD OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that unfolds to a tablet-sized 8″ 4K OLED display, 2″ displays on the sides of the device, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal memory, a 40+22+12MP triple rear camera module, and a 13MP pop-up front-facing camera. Read more for a video 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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Sony’s A7S II Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera isn’t the latest or greatest, but did you know that it was used to film an entire movie? That’s right, “The Possession of Hannah Grace” is officially the first Sony Pictures film to be shot using full-frame mirrorless camera. “The smaller camera’s ability to see beautiful under low light conditions, the LED lighting technology, and the methods we used in set construction made this whole production a case study in how to be efficient and still tell a great story with a fantastic look,” said producer Glenn S. Gainor. Accessories used include Vantage Hawk 65 anamorphic lenses to squeeze the 16:9 4K image down by 1.3 times to a widescreen size (2.40:1) cinematic format. Read more for additional pictures and 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.
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Just a week ago, you got a first glimpse of the new Nike PG 2.5 x PlayStation, which was inspired by the color-matching of the original PlayStation system. It connects NBA player Paul George and his love for gaming at a time when he’s found a new role for the pastime in his life — off-court restoration. These sneakers feature a pattern of the iconic PlayStation symbols through the shoe’s counter and the heel, adding the original gray of the first console as well as the classic four-color PlayStation logo on the left shoe — an alternate take on the PG2’s light-up tongue. The Nike PG 2.5 x PlayStation made its first public appearance on November 21 during the Thunder’s away game versus the Golden State Warriors (above video). “Before, I played video games just because it was fun. Now I do it because that’s how I relax. I need an exit from reality sometimes, to get away, to be in a different place and different moment.” said George says. Read more for additional hands-on pictures and information.
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Sony may not be a dominant player in the smartphone world, but they’ve been reportedly developing a smartphone with a near bezel-less display, and it could look similar to the Sony Xperia Edge that you see above. Other rumored features include: a 23MP dual camera setup in the back, a 13 MP Exmor RS front-facing camera that could be used for face unlock, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Sony a7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera ($3,200 for body alone) is best in its class, and photographer Pierre T. Lambert wanted to see just how the Google Pixel 3’s ($799) AI-powered Night Sight stacks up to it in low-light conditions. To match the Pixel 3’s white balance, Pierre used the RAW shooting setting on the a7R III, while the shutter speed is the exposure time of each of the 6 shots captured and combined by the Night Sight mode.
Sony’s PlayStation Classic launch is just days away (Dec. 3), and what better time for designer Paul George to debut a console-themed version of the PG 2.5 sneaker, than now, during a game tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Officially called the PG 2.5 X PlayStation, this shoe pays tribute to the classic console with its original gray color scheme and a PS logo to boot. Want to snag a pair? You’ll have to check Nike’s SNKRS app on December 1st. Read more for additional pictures and information.