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PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

This week the folks at Sony have updated the Android and iOS PlayStation App, bringing about closer connections with the live video universe straight away. Under the guise of a smaller update, this app push allows the app itself to become a controller above and beyond that of the normal tap-whilst-awake unit it was before. Now you'll be able to do things like set up a download without needing to wake your PlayStation 4 up.

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Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Bethesda's oft-leaked and much-anticipated upcoming Elder Scrolls Online will be kinder to PlayStation 4 than Xbox One gamers, at least as far as subscription requirements are concerned. Today in a PlayStation blog post, ZeniMax Online Studios put concerns at ease, saying a PlayStation Plus subscription won't be required to play. Xbox One gamers aren't so lucky, however, according to a statement from Bethesda.

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Review

We're in an era of reboots in the greater gaming universe, that's for certain, and games like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition are taking the term as lightly as possible in an upgrade from one year to the next. Like the current trend in seasons of a smartphone, Square Enix has opted to suggest: if it isn't broken, just make it look better. While we never really saw any iteration of Tomb Raider in 2013 as a title that needed some visual finessing, here it's made rather clear: sometimes you don't know what you want until it's been given to you.

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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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EverQuest Next: Landmark alpha imminent, stage set for DIY MMORPG

EverQuest Next: Landmark alpha imminent, stage set for DIY MMORPG

The game EverQuest Next is one part of a new game that'll be released by Sony Online Entertainment inside 2014 in Alpha mode. The other half of this equation is called EverQuest Next: Landmark. While the base of the game includes gameplay that allows you to live and fight from a 3rd-person perspective in an environment called Norrath, "Landmark" allows the user to transform Norrath with a unique set of in-game creation tools.

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Sony partners with M3 and Illumina to launch genome data platform

Sony partners with M3 and Illumina to launch genome data platform

Genome research promises to unlock many mysteries in due time, whether by proving Bigfoot exists (or not) or ushering in the cure for terrible diseases. Playing a part in this future, Sony has announced that it will be collaborating with M3 and Illumina to launch what it calls a "genome information platform" in Japan. A new company will be established for this by the end of next month.

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