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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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Sony FES e-paper watch goes on sale in Japan

Sony FES e-paper watch goes on sale in Japan

It was almost exactly a year ago when Sony revealed the FES watch — a timepiece that uses low-power e-paper tech not only in the face, but in the band as well. Now, following a campaign on Sony's own crowdfunding site First Flight, the watch is finally a release, albeit limited, in Japan. It was originally developed by the Sony-owned subsidiary Fashion Entertainments, and was first pitched for crowdfunding without the Sony name attached, as the company wanted to see if there was a real market demand, without their reputation overshadowing the concept.

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PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming video service is now available for the first time on a TV-connected device that isn't a PlayStation console: Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With the two Fire TV models gaining support starting today, PlayStation Vue is now available to users on six platforms, including the PS4, PS3, iPhone, and iPad, with Sony adding that Google's Chromecast will make seven when it gets added to the lineup sometime "soon."

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Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

To commemorate the release of Dragon Quest Builders, the new Minecraft-inspired entry in the famous RPG series, Sony has announced a limited edition themed PlayStation Vita for Japan. Dubbed the "PlayStation Vita Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition," the handheld system gets a new silver paint job, to match the game's iconic enemy type, as well as a few tiny detailing that Dragon Quest fans will love.

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Sony Xperia Z5 teardown shows a few hidden traps

Sony Xperia Z5 teardown shows a few hidden traps

As smartphones get loaded with hardware features, the space inside them gets more cramped. And as they start sporting premium looking, metallic, unibody designs, they also start to get tighter and harder to open up, making teardowns, originally meant for repairing devices, harder every new generation. Sony's latest smartphones are no exception, though fortunately they aren't as difficult as, say, a Nexus 6P. That said, there were still a few gotcha's and pitfalls in the Sony Xperia Z5 ready to ensnare unwitting technicians. Luckily, this teardown guide uncovers almost all of them.

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PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

Sony's Internet TV racehorse is about to mighty serious. Although still unofficial and unannounced, PlayStation Vue is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its roster, all of them owned by Disney. This means that its selection, which now stands over 90 channels in some territories, will soon be hitting and even surpassing the 100 channel milestone, thanks to Disney's multiple properties, which include Disney Channel, ESPN, as well as the local ABC channel. This practically puts PlayStation Vue at the top of its class.

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Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review

America is an irradiated wasteland. Your environment in Fallout 4 is what Judge Dredd might refer to as the "Cursed Earth" part of North America. In it, your alternate reality is littered with extravagant industrial designs and the white bread attitudes of the 40's and 50's dashed into desolation and dreariness. You play the part of yourself in a third- or first-person perspective, tossed into a terrible, terrible place. You will take part in assuring the survival of the human race with a combination of attribute selections, the collecting of helpful materials, murdering mutants, and keeping your chin up!

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Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

While Sony has been busy lately releasing powerful mirrorless and full-frame sensor cameras, its latest edition to the Alpha lineup proves they haven't completely forgotten about entry-level DSLRs. The new Alpha A68 camera features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, accepts A-mount lenses, and has a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder. The real surprise feature, however, is what Sony has dubbed "4D focus," which offers fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points.

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