Mercedes-Benz has been making hopped up versions of many of its cars under the AMG banner for a long time now. One of its latest AMG cars is the 2014 S 63 AMG packing a 5.5-liter bi-turbo engine under the hood. Mercedes has announced a new AMG car that may be one of the best looking it has ever created.
Sony sold more than one million PlayStation 4 units in North America in the first 24 hours, the company has confirmed today. The console hit shelves along with the doorsteps of preorder customers from Friday, November 15th, and are described as still being "very strong" ahead of broader availability in Europe and Latin America in two weeks time.
The PlayStation 4's launch is closing in rapidly, and for those who aren't camping out to get their hands on a console as the clock rolls over, you can check out all the happenings -- as well as some interviews and game previews -- on Twitch TV, where the PlayStation 4 All Access event is streaming. The stream is live, and has a countdown timer leading down to the much-awaited moment.
There's little to be said about a gaming console when it's barely hit store shelves in the way of final judgement. With the device appearing for the first time tomorrow (it hits stores tomorrow), the PlayStation 4 (or PS4 for short) is appearing in shortened reviews across the web. What you'll find is a whole lot of agreement on the potential of the device - but not a whole lot of years-spanning verdicts on the device as a whole.
Though the PlayStation 4 wont work with DLNA and MP3 playback right out of the box, it's been confirmed this week by Sony that they'll certainly be looking at incorporating the features in the near future. Due to overwhelming response to the idea that neither DLNA or MP3 playback would be available on the gaming console, Sony seems to have turned a corner on their aim to have them work.
I think every gamer on the planet knows at this point that the Sony PlayStation 4 will launch this month. Ahead of the official launch of the Sony PlayStation 4, Sony's president of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, tweeted today that the PlayStation app is now available in North America on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
It would appear that the folks at Sony responsible for finding the best way to expand sales of their console and the games that are sold for the console therein have decided that keeping digital means of buying to themselves was no longer the best means of playing along with the public. Much like heavy-hitter PC game sales giant Steam, the PlayStation Network will now allow third-party sales of digital games and DLC from here on out. Games will be purchased through retailers of many kinds, then attached to the PlayStation Network for play on whatever device you've got running - PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PlayStation 4 included.
This week the folks at Sony are once again proving that they'll not be letting the "firsts" of the PlayStation 4 presentation fall into the wrong hands with an original Official PS4 Unboxing video. They've made an especially short affair of it all, emphasizing the fact that the machine itself is exceedingly simple. This hardware isn't about cords, after all - it's all about the sharpness of wirelessness and the angles at which this release will be made.
Just weeks before the release of the PlayStation 4 we're taking the time to dive in with the most important piece of equipment outside the console itself: the DualShock 4. This handheld wireless (or wired) device is made by Sony itself, returning to the market to re-claim the throne as the highest-quality controller on the planet. What we're doing this week is testing the device as it functions outside of the PlayStation 4 gaming console itself.
In the weeks before the PlayStation 4 is released to the public, a rather non-traditional teardown of the machine has commenced. What you're seeing here is a collaboration between Sony's engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori and Wired, taking apart the PlayStation 4 piece by piece inside Sony headquarters. This tour is not the same sort of teardown as you'll see at the hands of iFixit - instead it's more of a cut-up readied for the gamers of the world.