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PlayStation Vue heads west, coming to LA, San Francisco

PlayStation Vue heads west, coming to LA, San Francisco

Sony definitely dropped a lot of bombshells at its E3 2015 press conference. Aside from games that have been almost decades, if not more, in the making, But it wasn't only games that Sony was trying to sell on stage. Mixed with the game announcements, Sony also delivered a few juicy details about its newborn TV service, the PlayStation Vue. After dawdling a bit in the east, PS Vue is now heading to California, and it will be bringing with it a new a la carte menu.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer crosses the line

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer crosses the line

The newest trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is also the bloodiest. It's not something you're going to want to watch if you've just eaten lunch. Here you'll see the story of being "a child when we were raided by soldiers." Behold the tape, as well. There lies the song "From the man who sold the world" - whether or not it's a song or an invitation, we'll find out soon enough. "His country, his family, his face, his identity - everything was stolen from him."

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PlayStation Vue rolls out iPad app for TV streaming

PlayStation Vue rolls out iPad app for TV streaming

PlayStation Vue, Sony's new television streaming service, has released its first iOS app for the iPad. PlayStation Vue Mobile offers similar functionality to what you'd have when using a PS3 or PS4 console, the only catch is that it's currently limited to the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York. These are the same locations that the Vue service launched in back in March. It's likely Sony will bring this up during E3 next week, hopefully with dates for additional availability.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release for PS3, Xbox 360 confirmed

Activision has confirms the release of the next Call of Duty game for not only PC and current-gen systems, but PlayStation 3 and Xbox One as well. This is good news for owners of the previous-generation consoles who will increasingly see high-end games released with requirements above their older systems. PCs are safe, of course, just so long as they've got graphics cards able to take the power. These Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will be ever-so-slightly different from their bigger siblings.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 detailed for Fall

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 detailed for Fall

The next installment in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater collection of games has arrived. It's called Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, and it'll be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year, and soon after it'll be delivered to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The first and most important bit of information you need to know about this game is that it's aiming to be retro. Back to the age of the first several Tony Hawk games. Back when the game was raw, simple, and ready to roll for a quick session.

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PlayStation Now hits the PS3 on May 12th

PlayStation Now hits the PS3 on May 12th

This is it! Perhaps the news that PlayStation 3 users have long been waiting for. Or not. After almost four months in an open beta testing stage, Sony if finally ready to take the next step: officially making PlayStation Now available to everyone else. Eveyone in North America who owns a PS3, that is. The formal commercial business of Sony's subscription based "game rentals" will kick off next week on 12th May, and with it comes a few more games added to the catalog and the promise of more to come each month.

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Sony’s 2015 Blu-ray players get PlayStation Now streaming

Sony’s 2015 Blu-ray players get PlayStation Now streaming

Pretty soon, you might not need to get your hands on a PS3 if you don't own one yet just to play its exclusive titles. Sony seems to be keen on adding support for its PlayStation Now game streaming services to devices outside of its own gaming hardware. Now the Japanese company is announcing that the 2015 model of its Blu-ray Disc Player is getting that feature as well, allowing owners to rent and stream their desired PlayStation 3 games right in their living room, without having to own a PS3.

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Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward gets pretty cinematic trailers

Final Fantasy fans who have stuck around even up to the MMORPG incarnations of the franchise are in for a treat. Square Enix has revealed not one but two cinematic trailers for Heavensward, the largest update the online game will be getting since A Realm Reborn. Though it's still two months away, that is, if all goes according to schedule, the trailers will definitely serve as tasty appetizers to adventurers in Eorzea who have been left hanging with the events that took place in the last chapter of the game.

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LEGO Dimensions: many worlds, one platform, one game

LEGO Dimensions: many worlds, one platform, one game

At last, all LEGO brands can play in harmony in a digital video game. Joel McHale is here to deliver a message to the masses on what it'll mean to take LEGO characters like Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle, and jam them all into a single video game called LEGO Dimensions. This game works with a single starter game, a portal, and expansions that'll span well into the future. Place your LEGO character or creation on the platform and it'll be pushed into a LEGO universe you control!

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles is not a AAA release

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles is not a AAA release

Don't panic yet - Assassin's Creed Chronicles is not a replacement for the top-tier release of the series that's been happening for several years on end. Instead, Assassin's Creed Chronicles, all three parts of it, is an extension of the craft. Much like the game's separate release schedule for PlayStation 3 with Assassin's Creed Rogue, this game will be released separate from the main series. This game trilogy is a 2.5D game - that's two-and-a-half dimensional - as opposed to the 3D we see in the AAA releases for the series.

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PlayStation Vue expands with AMC Networks addition

PlayStation Vue expands with AMC Networks addition

Sony's new PlayStation Vue service serves to compete with Dish Network's Sling TV and somewhat with the upcoming HBO NOW service, though Vue costs more than both and is in some ways superior (depending on your needs). On Friday, Sony announced that the service has expanded to include a few more channels, all of them being part of AMC Networks' lineup. This includes the AMC channel itself, as well as IFC, Sundance, and WEtv. Not all of them are available in every subscription package, however, a limitation that will be familiar to any cable subscriber.

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PlayStation’s Spotify team up: 3rd party app dominance

PlayStation’s Spotify team up: 3rd party app dominance

In the gaming universe, things are changing. While we'll likely never reach a point where it'll be the manufacturers of hardware or the developers of software that take full control of the console ecosystem, today you can mark one up for the latter. Instead of working with their own Music Unlimited system, Sony has decided to team up with Spotify - to great effect. Today Sony not only ends their Music Unlimited system completely across all PlayStation hardware, it begins 30 days of free use of Spotify. Sony is so confident in this team-up, they're tossing out the old and giving the new away for free.

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