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PlayStation Plus free games rundown hits July

PlayStation Plus free games rundown hits July

This week the folks at Sony have revealed the games you’ll be able to download and play for free on your various PlayStation devices. For the PlayStation 4 you’ll have TowerFall Ascention and Strider. For PlayStation 3 there’s Dead Space 2 and Vessel. For PS Vita you’ll find Doki-Doki Universe and Muramasa Rebirth.

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Sony Smartband review: a good start, but needs work

Sony Smartband review: a good start, but needs work

At the time Sony’s new wearable ambitions were announced, I noted it was to a “hushed and confused crowd”. The reason the deluge of press members at CES were silent was because nobody knew quite what to make of Sony’s Core announcement. It didn’t seem as though Sony quite knew what they wanted to relate, either. Now that the Smartband has been released, has Sony figured out what their wearable ambitions are?

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Pre-Order Pre-Loads live on PlayStation 4

Pre-Order Pre-Loads live on PlayStation 4

It’s become apparent that the console war won’t just be fought on a gaming front - nor will it just be about media. Instead, as we’re seeing today, it’ll be about loading games, downloading titles before they launch, and making certain you’re the first person to have said game when it launches officially. The PlayStation 4 will soon have pre-loads right on top of pre-orders for a number of games.

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Here’s why Destiny is a winner post-Alpha

Here’s why Destiny is a winner post-Alpha

I can’t wait for Destiny to be released for all platforms. It’s developed on an in-house engine, looks like a combination of Star Wars* and Halo, and it sounds nice too. And it’s only the Alpha - it’s going to look and feel BETTER than this when it’s eventually released in full.

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Destiny Alpha extended: Expert Mode activated

Destiny Alpha extended: Expert Mode activated

The Alpha for Destiny was supposed to have ended last night - but to most players’ surprise, it’s still around. The Alpha test mode for Destiny for the PlayStation 4 has been extended to include "Expert Mode." This mode will include some real "dust" - meaning you’ll be seeing more than the average amount of oddities popping up.

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Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

Sony’s next image sensor mimics the human eye

The next step in image sensor technology as created by Sony appears to be bending the way they see the world. Sony is inventing a set of curved CMOS image sensors that are curved, creating a surface which is able to capture images far more like a human eye than any flat image sensor could.

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Destiny Alpha gameplay first impressions: it’s just beautiful

Destiny Alpha gameplay first impressions: it’s just beautiful

The first thing I wrote about Destiny after I’d first began to play it was "Destiny is nothing if not gorgeous." This game immediately reminds one of Killzone: Shadow Fall once inside a map, but before you there, you’re given the impression that you’ve dropped into the wrong game. I thought this was supposed to be a first-person shooter - why am I picking facial features and hair color?

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