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PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR ‘Aim’ gun controller hits shelves in May

PlayStation VR owners will soon have access to a new ‘Aim’ Controller vaguely shaped like a gun. The new controller will be available starting in May to coincide with the Farpoint virtual reality shooting game that is exclusive to the PS VR. Sony made the new ‘Aim’ controller based in part on recommendations from Impulse Gear, the indie studio behind Farpoint. It won't, however, be necessary to play the game.

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PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

It’s both amusing and also telling that Sony itself was caught by surprise that its PS VR system did well after all. Although it was definitely singing the virtual reality tune, Sony’s actions spoke louder than its words. Its rollout of the PS VR was more conservative compared to the likes of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. It’s caution, however, may have been unwarranted, as it is close to reaching its 1 million sales goal with 2 months to spare.

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Sony kicks off Critics’ Choice Sale on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita

Sony kicks off Critics’ Choice Sale on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita

We're in a bit of a winter lull as far as game releases go (at least until the Nintendo Switch launches next week), which makes it the perfect time for a big sale. Sony has launched a Critics' Choice Sale for those using PlayStation platforms, and as the name suggests, a number critically acclaimed games are getting some pretty heavy discounts.

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PlayStation Plus February 2017 games: LittleBigPlanet 3 and more

PlayStation Plus February 2017 games: LittleBigPlanet 3 and more

A new month is upon us and that means there’s a new lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus members inbound. Sony has released the list of games its customers can expect to get access to starting on February 7, the most notable among them being ‘LittleBigPlanet 3’ for the PlayStation 4. As always, the lineup also includes some games for the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita, two for each of them.

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PlayStation had its best quarter ever thanks to the PS4

PlayStation had its best quarter ever thanks to the PS4

Things are looking up for Sony, which recently released its financial report for its third fiscal quarter in 2016. During that time frame, which ended on December 31, 2016, Sony shipped more PlayStation units than during any single previous quarter dating back to when the first PlayStation launched. The company says it shipped 9.7 million PlayStation 4 consoles around the globe in Q316, a year-on-year increase of 15.5-percent.

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Numskull launches official PlayStation VR storage stand

Numskull launches official PlayStation VR storage stand

If you count yourself among PlayStation VR's early adopters, you may want to have a look at this new stand Numskull. VR headsets can be tough to store, since the fact that they're made to sit on your head gives them a somewhat bulky and awkward design. Stands like these have been one of the better solutions, but this has the distinction of being officially licensed by Sony.

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PlayStation VR gets YouTube 360 support

PlayStation VR gets YouTube 360 support

Sony has announced that its PlayStation VR headset can now be used to watch YouTube’s 360-degree videos. The videos are exactly what they sound like — the 360-degree videos that have been available for watching via Cardboard and other headsets. Following its launch in October, PlayStation VR now finally supports those videos, bringing another element of entertainment to the platform.

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PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

Sony says the next major system software update for its current-generation console is inbound, and if you want to get a chance to test it before it releases to everyone, now is the time to sign up. PlayStation 4 owners can sign up to be a beta tester anytime from now until ‘early’ February; those who get in will be able to test system software update 4.5.

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PlayStation Plus games for January 2017: Day of the Tentacle and more

PlayStation Plus games for January 2017: Day of the Tentacle and more

Sony has detailed the free games arriving for PlayStation Plus members in January 2017, and chief among them is a remastered version of the classic game “Day of the Tentacle” for the PlayStation 4. The game was originally released in 1993, and it enjoys a healthy fanbase that will get to re-experience it on Sony’s latest-gen console soon. There are five other games in the lineup, including titles for the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita.

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Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony has announced the launch of a new gaming headset for PlayStation players called the Platinum Wireless Headset. The headset will launch on January 12 for $159.99 ($199.99 CAD). The big feature of this new wireless gaming headset will be the enhanced and positional 7.1 virtual surround sound that is powered by PlayStation 3D audio tech. The headset features hidden noise-cancelling mics allowing for clear communications in-game without having a mic boom.

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Here are the Sony PlayStation games coming to mobile next year

Here are the Sony PlayStation games coming to mobile next year

Mobile gaming has long been in full bloom (some might even argue it already plateaued), but the big console makers didn’t get the memo in time. It was only in September that Nintendo finally announced its first real mobile game, Super Mario Run, and rival Sony isn’t going to be left behind. Except that, it will, because it won’t be until 2017 when it launches 10 titles for both iOS and Android, hailing from its vast PlayStation treasury of games.

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PlayStation Plus December 2016 games: Invisible Inc and more

PlayStation Plus December 2016 games: Invisible Inc and more

November is almost over, and that means two things for PlayStation Plus members: you have precious little time remaining to download this month's free games for PS Plus members, and we've finally got the list of what you can expect in December. As usual, Sony will make a handful of free games available to PS Vita, PS3, and PS4 owners next month, and the titles will include Invisible, Inc console edition and more.

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