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PlayStation 4 officially licensed remote launching soon

PlayStation 4 officially licensed remote launching soon

PDP will soon be launching its own officially licensed media remote for the Sony PlayStation 4. The maker has not officially announced its new remote, but a preorder has gone live on Amazon and some other retailers’ websites, with an availability date starting in October. While officially licensed for the PlayStation 4, the remote can also be used with certain other devices found in an entertainment setup, such as a set top box or the TV itself, depending on its connectivity options.

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PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

After roughly a year of availability in the US and Canada, PlayStation Now, Sony's on-demand game streaming service, is finally launching in the UK this week as an open beta. The service is starting out with rentals only, but Sony says it will add full subscription options later in the summer. PlayStation Now lets gamers stream select PS3 titles to not only their PS4 and PS3 consoles, but also to a handful of Sony's internet-connected televisions and Blu-ray players.

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Sony Lavender tipped for launch next month as Xperia T4 Ultra

Sony Lavender tipped for launch next month as Xperia T4 Ultra

Sony is working n a new product that has been tipped by a leak in recent weeks dubbed the Sony Lavender. A new report making the rounds this week suggests that the Lavender device will launch in August and it is tipped to launch as the Xperia T4 Ultra (E5503). We don't know all the details about the Lavender at this time, but we do know that it will be a phablet.

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Behold the new Ken Masters of Street Fighter V

Behold the new Ken Masters of Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V, which many fans are still biting their nails for, has changed a few things here and there, like the new V variable system. But perhaps there is, at least so far, no change bigger than the restyled look of Ryu's classmate and sparring partner, Ken Masters. Though still sporting the same color motif of red and yellow, this SFV Ken is not childhood's Ken, described to be more aggressive and more "in your face" than ever before, the perfect embodiment of the games new feel.

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Sony Xperia phones now capable of Twitch game streaming

Sony Xperia phones now capable of Twitch game streaming

Live-streaming footage of video games has become a staple feature across the current generation of game console and PCs, thanks to the popularity of the Twitch service. However, one platform gameplay streaming and broadcasting hasn't yet become common on is mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Well, that could be changing sooner than expected, as Sony has partnered with Twitch to release a new Android app that lets users broadcast their gaming from select Xperia devices.

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PlayStation Now gets a new UI worthy of streaming name

PlayStation Now gets a new UI worthy of streaming name

PlayStation Now has been dubbed by some as the Netflix of games due to its streaming nature but up until now, that was pretty much only in name. Now, Sony's game streaming service has something to show for it as well. Taking a cue from the design of actual streaming service, the PlayStation Now interface just received a face lift which truly makes the nascent gaming trend feel more like a streaming service and less like a hard to reach corner of the PS Store.

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Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Not satisfied with your regular ol’ PlayStation 4? Sony has taken the wraps off a new limited edition Destiny console that will be arriving in September as part of a larger bundle. The bundle centers around a 500GB PlayStation 4 with a silver themed design and a matching white controller, and will include a copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition. The bundle will be available for purchase starting on September 15; the price has not yet been revealed.

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Sony isn’t giving up on mobile ever, says mobile chief

Sony isn’t giving up on mobile ever, says mobile chief

"Famous last words", as some often say. Hiroki Totoki, who has been Sony Mobile's head for little over than six months, boldly claimed that the company will never sell or exit its mobile business, despite prophecies of doom early this year. That might not be a surprising claim, considering what business Totoki is leading, but it is something that needs more than just words to inspire confidence. The mobile CEO asks for a bit of patience this year and to look forward to a huge turnaround by 2016 instead.

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New PS4 model in Japan is less power hungry, less noisy

New PS4 model in Japan is less power hungry, less noisy

Sony may have just announced the 1 TB version of the PlayStation 4, which differs only in the storage capacity, but over in Japan, it has launched a variant that has more substantial changes than that. While it's still not the fabled PS4 Slim, the PS4 CUH-1200 does slim down on a few things while still retaining the original external proportions. It has toned down the number of RAM modules used, which in turn reduces power used, which, in turn, also affects the noise that the cooling fan makes.

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Watch Predator’s Mortal Kombat X release with Carl Weathers

Watch Predator’s Mortal Kombat X release with Carl Weathers

Watch the Predator tear Jason apart in Mortal Kombat X - because there's no better way to spend your afternoon. What you're about to see is not only the release of the Predator character for Mortal Kombat X on all platforms, but the reveal of Carl Weathers as Jax. Weathers took the role of beefy fighter in the first Predator film - now he's back to do damage as everyone's favorite metallic basher. Here you'll see the fight you've been waiting for - unless you'd rather Jesse "The Body" Ventura be released. We'll keep crossing our fingers for that one.

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Xperia Z5 this September might finally be worthy of the name

Xperia Z5 this September might finally be worthy of the name

The Xperia Z4 can perhaps be considered a blotch on Sony's troubled mobile reputation. It was an incremental upgrade at best and an overheating catastrophe at worst. Even Sony implicitly acknowledges it's only a small step forward, naming it the Xperia Z3+ outside of Japan. While very little can be done to salvage the Xperia Z4, Sony's redemption might come from an Xperia Z5 slated to arrive this September. And based on some recent rumors, this one might actually be worthy of being called a flagship smartphone.

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This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

As gaming collaborations go, Nintendo and Sony might seem unlikely bedfellows, but the discovery of one super-rare console proves it wasn't always that way. The Nintendo PlayStation was to be a grand coming-together of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and a CD component built by Sony for a new type of SNES CD game. The deal eventually soured, and Sony went its own way on the PlayStation project, but not before a small number of prototypes were constructed.

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