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PlayStation Now goes live for Samsung Smart TVs

PlayStation Now goes live for Samsung Smart TVs

If you don't happen to own a PlayStation console but would love to be able to still play some popular PS titles, then you're in luck. That is, if you have a 2015 Samsung Smart TV. The PlayStation Now game streaming service has just started rolling out to these high-end TVs, allowing even those without Sony-branded devices to enjoy some of the content offered to the Sony faithful. This is just one of the latest ways that Sony has started spreading its PS ecosystem outside the exclusive realm of its gaming hardware.

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Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

CBS recently announced that Showtime would get a standalone Internet streaming service akin to what competitor HBO launched earlier this year. The service, at the time, was said to have Apple as its first launch partner, but its exclusive designation is already over. Now both Roku and PlayStation Vue have been added as launch partners, opening the roster of support to a wider audience. The price will still be $10.99 per month; most of Roku's streaming devices will be supported, it seems.

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PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

PlayStation Plus Specials take on Xbox Deals with Gold

Both PlayStation and Xbox have their own membership perks, but Xbox Live members have one thing to gloat over their PS counterparts. While PS Plus subscribers do get bigger discounts during sales than non-Plus gamers, Xbox Live Gold subscribers can gloat of regular exclusive deals meant only for the elite. And some of them are new titles even. That all changes today, with Sony announcing a PlayStation Plus Specials, a very exclusive program that puts newer titles in the hands of its own PS faithful with deep, but time-limited, price cuts.

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DOOM gameplay teaser has us flipping out for E3

DOOM gameplay teaser has us flipping out for E3

This week the folks at Bethesda have given us just a few seconds of footage from the next DOOM. This footage isn't gameplay, strictly speaking, but it does tease gameplay that'll be shown at E3 2015, so they say. Here we're getting up close and personal with what's very likely some of the most terrifyingly detailed blood-filled action first person shooter gaming the world has ever seen before. And it'll be appearing in full in a collection shown by Bethesda their full E3 showcase at 7PM PT, June 14th.

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Sony scolded for 20th Anniversary PS4’s unfair contest

Sony scolded for 20th Anniversary PS4’s unfair contest

Remember back in December when Sony announced the 20th Anniversary Edition of the PlayStation 4, with only 12,300 units to be sold worldwide? Well, the company has received a scolding of sorts over how the limited edition console was sold in the UK. Here in the U.S., the system was thrown up on a website at a random time, and whoever could click "checkout" fast enough was a winner. Unfortunately for those in Britain, the process was much more convoluted, and involved a contest of sorts that focused on solving riddles from a website. Potential buyers were left frustrated, and now their complains have been recognized.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer tells all pre-alpha release

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate gameplay trailer tells all pre-alpha release

Ubisoft releases the first trailer for Assassin's Creed Syndicate, a game based in London at the dawn of the modern era. This game has you playing as Jacob Frye (or his sister), fighting for justice "on behalf of London's enslaved working class." This game has everything - top hats, Big Ben, underground fight clubs, human skewers on assassin's blades. It's just the works. This game should also take what was with Assassin's Creed Unity and amp it up a level - up to 11. Up to the place where Tower Bridge was born.

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Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo rolls into the game with 875hp

Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo rolls into the game with 875hp

For fans of driving games and simulators, one of the best out there is Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation. The coolest part about the latest version of the game is that there are plenty of cars for you to drive around the virtual track and new cars are always being made.

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Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony has renewed its superhero series “Powers” for a second season, something that has been officially revealed by the powers that be at Sony. The series is a drama based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis, and revolves around a police officer working in the department’s “Powers” division where crimes encompassing those with special powers are handled. This was PlayStation's first scripted drama series, having originally been destined for FX before Sony swooped in to nab it. More details after the jump!

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‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

‘The Last of Us: Left Behind’ to hit PS Store as standalone download

The Naughty Dog team has announced plans to release The Last of Us DLC “Left Behind” as a standalone download for those with a PlayStation console. It’ll be available to those running both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, and will be dropping in the PlayStation Store on May 12. When the launch day rolls around, it has been revealed that the Left Behind PlayStation 3 add-on will have its price cut to match that price tag (so hold off for a little while if you’ve been thinking about grabbing it).

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Star Wars Battlefront release and details

Star Wars Battlefront release and details

This week the folks at EA Games and DICE are revealing their next big title: Star Wars Battlefront. This game will be released to multiple platforms, like Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and it'll be strongly rooted in the classic Star Wars universe. This game aims to bring the most advanced graphics and in-canon gameplay to the public with as much emphasis on original trilogy legitimacy as possible. In short - it's gonna be awesome. And it's gonna be coming to game consoles and gaming PCs right around the same time as the next Star Wars movie, to boot.

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Limited Edition PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle unveiled

Limited Edition PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle unveiled

Sony has announced the new Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle. With the bundle comes a Steel Grey PS4 console decked out with a partial silhouette of Batman and a subtle emblem reading out the name of the game. A controller with the same steel grey color is included with the bundle, as well as the expected game. That's not the only bundle Sony will be offering, however; it has a second similar one up its sleeve, only for a lower price point and with less flashy designs for those who find that option more preferable.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Ubisoft’s triple-threat release

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Ubisoft’s triple-threat release

This week Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed Chronicles, the next in a line of titles headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and gaming PCs. This title will follow three "famous Assassins" to China, India, and Russia, and will be released in three parts. The first part will be Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, followed by Chronicles: India, and Chronicles: Russia. The first of three titles will be released on April 21st in North and South America, while EMEA will get the game on the 22nd of April.

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