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PlayStation VR games debut, prepping for 2016 launch

PlayStation VR games debut, prepping for 2016 launch

At the PlayStation Experience event over the weekend, Sony and its partner game developers revealed their play to once again wrest the attention away from the Xbox One and its backwards compatibility feature and back to the PlayStation. And while there were quite a handful of exciting teasers, including the long overdue Final Fantasy VII remake, one of the highlights of the event is a new, and somewhat risky, venture for Sony. The PlayStation VR seems to be shaping up quite nicely, and to prove that it's on track for a 2016 release, 8 new titles for the VR gaming headset and platform were teased.

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Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 was incredibly popular during its time, and fans far and wide fell in love with titles released for it. Time moved on, of course, and many of those titles were left behind with the console. That changes starting tomorrow, at least for some games, with Sony announcing that a number of PS2 games will be available for the PlayStation 4 starting Saturday.

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Sony confirms $155M purchase of Toshiba image sensor business

Sony confirms $155M purchase of Toshiba image sensor business

Following rumors and negotiations over the last few months, Sony has confirmed today that it is buying the image sensor business of fellow Japanese tech giant Toshiba for 19 billion yen, or roughly $155 million. This comes after Sony's decision in early October to spin off its own sensor division into a separate company, now called Sony Semiconductor Solutions. This, along with the Toshiba purchase, will allow Sony to secure itself as the dominant provider of camera and smartphone sensors.

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Sony Xperia Z6 rumored to have 5 variants, “3D Touch”

Sony Xperia Z6 rumored to have 5 variants, “3D Touch”

Sony has had so many perplexing decisions and moves as far as its mobile business is concerned that it's somewhat hard to decide which one takes the cake. From an overheating "half" flagship to a 4K display that isn't always 4K, the Japanese OEM almost seems to be playing around with different options that they turn into retail products, as if turning them into expensive experiments. With the Xperia Z5 out of the way, the rumor mill is starting to turn for the next flagship, which rumors say will have five different variants.

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PS4 Battlefront and Uncharted bundles arrive December 6

PS4 Battlefront and Uncharted bundles arrive December 6

Sony has a couple of new PlayStation 4 bundles up its sleeve and they’ll be arriving on December 6, remaining available for a couple of weeks before disappearing shortly ahead of Christmas. First among them is the Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition PS4 bundle, which is priced at $299.99 USD, and joining it is the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle, which comes with the same price tag.

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Sony unlocks PS4’s 7th core for more power

Sony unlocks PS4’s 7th core for more power

When it comes to consoles, Microsoft and Sony are constantly trying to get a leg up on the competition.(Meanwhile, Nintendo happily just does their own thing.) If one or the other can somehow squeeze a little extra juice out of their console, they might be able to sway consumers into choosing them. Well, today it seems that Sony is giving a little extra power to PS4 developers.

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PS4 remote play will work for PC AND Mac

PS4 remote play will work for PC AND Mac

Apple computers as well as Windows computers will be able to roll with the official version of Sony's PlayStation 4 Remote Play functionality. Official word came from the master himself, Shuhei Yoshida, on Twitter just this week. Just after a 3rd-party developer made his mark on the world by creating an official app for Windows machines to stream PS4 gameplay, Sony announces that they've essentially seen the value. This isn't all that great a piece of news for the developer of the unofficial app, which will become less-than-necessary soon - but we'll give him a hearty round of applause in the meantime.

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Sony PS4 tops 30M sold worldwide

Sony PS4 tops 30M sold worldwide

Looks like Sony has its own reasons to be thankful for the PlayStation 4 this holiday week, about 30 million of them, in fact. The company has revealed that its latest video games console has passed 30.2 million units sold worldwide since it first launched in 2013. Sony notes that the sales figure was a total as of Sunday, November 22nd, exactly two years and seven days since the PS4 debuted in the US. It also means the number is likely spike up even more over the next few weeks, once the holiday shopping season kicks off this Friday.

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Developer brings unofficial PS4 streaming to Windows

Developer brings unofficial PS4 streaming to Windows

With the latest update, Xbox One owners have been able to stream their games to their Windows 10 PC. This is handy for those times when the TV is tied up by someone else. For PS4 owners, your only real option for streaming is to pick up a Vita, or use a Playstation TV and use another TV. However, one person has been perfecting a method that will allow you to stream your PS4 games to any PC in the house.

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PS3 hits Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain coming to PS4

PS3 hits Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain coming to PS4

Two of the most impressive, story-driven games from the PlayStation 3's library are coming to the PS4: Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, both from developer Quantic Dream, are getting remaster re-releases. This is no doubt due to allow players to catch up on Quantic Dream lead designer David Cage's earlier work before his recently announced PS4 game Detroit: Become Human sees release.

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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

While Microsoft's Xbox One has just gotten the ability to play over 100 Xbox 360 titles, its looks like Sony is working on bringing backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games to the PS4. This was discovered with the release of a PS4 console bundle this week that includes the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with four classic Star Wars games from previous console generations, including three from the PS2. In an email to Wired, Sony confirmed that they are working on making more games compatible.

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Sony strangely starts selling the Xperia Z3+ in the US

Sony strangely starts selling the Xperia Z3+ in the US

Just when you thought Sony has finally gotten its act together, it makes another mind boggling move that makes you wonder what the Japanese manufacturer might be drinking. Despite being lambasted in the media for overheating issues, and despite already having a better and more recent flagship model, Sony has decided to still launch the embattled Xperia Z3+ in the US. And not only that, it is also selling it a price more worthy of flagships smartphones, a good $500, despite perhaps not being one.

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