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PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

Sony’s subscription service PlayStation Now has been updated with 105 new games, the company announced on Tuesday. That is a massive library update, bringing the total title count to more than 250 options at this point. This is PlayStation Now’s single biggest release so far, with Capcom contributing greatly to the mix. A total of 21 of the new additions are Capcom titles new and old, including things like Resident Evil and Street Fighter.

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PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

While the PlayStation 4 ships with a single, mono-audio earbud, the only premium headphones for the console from Sony have been the over-ear type. Now there will finally be another option to choose from, as Sony has just announced the In-ear Stereo Headset for PS4. The earbuds plug directly into the headphone jack on the DualShock 4 controller, and they even feature AudioShield technology, which filters out unwanted background noise to let players focus on the game's audio.

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Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

For the last few years, Sony has been plagued with significant losses, mostly due to its ever struggling mobile division. Today, however, the Japanese tech giant has announced a profit of 33.6 billion yen (about $278 million) for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and it once has its successful image sensor division, as well as continually strong PS4 sales, to thank. So much so, that Sony is even predicting a yearly operating profit of 320 billion yen ($2.64 billion).

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The biggest PS4 games announced at Paris Games Week

The biggest PS4 games announced at Paris Games Week

The Paris Games Week convention is currently underway in, well, Paris, and like the US's E3 and Japan's Tokyo Game Show earlier this year, Sony is using the European show to unveil and show off some of the latest titles for the market-leading PlayStation 4. In addition to several new and original games, including Detroit, WiLD, and Robinson: The Journey, there were several unexpected announcements of new entries in existing hit franchises, such as Tekken 7 and Gran Turismo Sport.

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Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Sony confirmed to be in talks to buy Toshiba’s image sensor business

Confirming a report from earlier this week by Japanese business newspaper Nikkei, Sony has announced that it is in fact in negotiations with Toshiba to acquire the latter's CMOS image sensor business. No pricing or other financial details were shared at this point, but the move is sure to improve Sony's own image sensor division, recently seen as one of their most successful and important businesses.

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Sony teases PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility in PS4 customer survey

Sony teases PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility in PS4 customer survey

Microsoft's big Windows 10 update for the Xbox One is just around the corner. This will bring a host of new features to the console, including backwards-compatibility with 360 games. While Xbox One owners are excited, people are wondering what Sony has in the works for their flagship console. Sony isn't sitting by quietly though. It seems that they've got some plans in the works.

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Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

If you aren't aware that Toshiba actually manufactures image sensors that are placed inside digital cameras and smartphones, you might be in good company. The brand is today mostly known for its data storage solutions and a few notebooks while its image sensor business has been shoved to the background. In order to help make ends meet, Toshiba might sell off the said business to Sony, whose own CMOS sensors have been doing a stellar job in the market that Sony recently spun it off into its own company.

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PS4 price slashed in UK and 11 other countries

PS4 price slashed in UK and 11 other countries

Earlier this month Sony cut the price of the PS4 game console in the US and Canada. With the new pricing, the PS4 now starts at $349.99 in the US and $429.99 CAN. Sony has now announced that it will be cutting pricing in the UK and 11 other markets ahead of the holiday shopping season. The price cuts hope to draw in new players to the PS4.

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Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

4K resolution content is quickly becoming the new battle cry of the entertainment industry as well as TV makers. But those thin yet unmovable 4K panels aren't the only way to enjoy video content at home. There are also home projectors, and even more sophisticated home theater models and now Sony is introducing three models that all project that Ultra High Def resolution. The new Sony VPL‑W5000ES, VPL-VW665ES, and VPL-VW365ES home theater projectors promise 4K viewing in the comfort of your home, with some added features on top.

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Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony has updated its RX1R camera with the aptly named RX1R II, a portable camera with high-end features. Among its offerings is a back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T sensor, and a high 42.4 megapixels resolution. Sony boasts that this new model brings with it the highest image quality it has ever offered from a compact model. In addition, the company says the RX1R II features an adjustable optical variable low pass filter, a first in the world of digital cameras.

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Universal Media Remote for PS4 lands this month

Universal Media Remote for PS4 lands this month

If you use your PS4 for watching lots of movies, you know that the normal game controller isn’t the ideal way to do it. With the PS3 movie fans that didn't like to game that much could use the PS3 with a media remote that allowed you to control the movie and settings of the console more like a normal DVD player. The PS4 may have been around for a while now, but it never had a similar remote, until now.

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Sony cuts PS4 price in lead up to the holidays

Sony cuts PS4 price in lead up to the holidays

The Sony PS4 has been around a long time now and there are still some gamers out there who haven't jumped on the PS4 bandwagon. The game console has been around long enough that there may be some early adopters out there who are ready to buy a new one. In the lead up to the holiday shopping season, Sony has announced that it is cutting the price of the PS4 in the US and Canada.

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