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PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

PlayStation Tournaments hawk prizes in eSports competitions

Sony has teamed up with ESL to bring a new feature to its latest-gen console: PlayStation Tournaments. The first among the so-called “Major” tournaments, which will be available to PlayStation 4 owners, is NBA 2K17. The tournament will coincide with the launch of the latest NBA season, running from October 27 to November 26. Major Cup rounds will be held each Saturday during this time, and ultimately three winners will be selected.

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PlayStation VR launch: What you need to know

PlayStation VR launch: What you need to know

PlayStation VR launches today, offering players a middle ground between more expensive headsets like the HTC VIVE and entry-level ones like Google Cardboard or Gear VR. It's also a significant launch because this new hardware will show us whether or not console-based virtual reality can survive in a space that's getting more crowded by the day. For some people, though, the launch has been a little confusing, so let's clear a few things up and try to help you determine in the PlayStation VR is the right buy for you.

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EVE: Valkyrie arrives for PlayStation VR on October 13

EVE: Valkyrie arrives for PlayStation VR on October 13

CCP Games has announced that EVE: Valkyrie will be available for the PlayStation VR starting on October 13. Following that launch, the studio will hold a double experience points weekend from October 14 to October 17, giving existing players and those new to the game the opportunity to level up quickly. The double experience points will be available to PC gamers, as well, not just those playing the PS VR version of the title.

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PlayStation VR will be sold early at 350 Best Buy stores

PlayStation VR will be sold early at 350 Best Buy stores

The PlayStation VR’s launch is nearly upon us, and for those who can hardly contain their excitement, Best Buy has some good news: 350 of its physical retail stores will be opening early to sell the headsets, giving you a chance to grab the unit before they start shipping. If you’re near one of those stores, you’ll be able to get in at 12:01AM ET on October 13, meaning those on the West Coast can start buying the PS VR at 9:01PM on October 12.

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PlayStation Vue adds HBO, Cinemax and new ‘Ultra’ plan

PlayStation Vue adds HBO, Cinemax and new ‘Ultra’ plan

As promised, PlayStation Vue, Sony's over-the-Internet live television service -- has added both HBO and Cinemax to its channel roster. In addition to adding those two services, PlayStation Vue has also added a fourth channel plan called 'Ultra.' This makes four plans total, with prices starting at $30/month and ranging up to $65/month for Ultra (which in some cities will be ten dollars more at $75/month). You don't need the Ultra plan in order to subscribe to the HBO and Cinemax offerings.

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PlayStation Plus games for October include ‘Resident Evil’

PlayStation Plus games for October include ‘Resident Evil’

Sony has announced the free games arriving for PlayStation Plus in October, and they're pretty great, particularly for PlayStation 4 owners. If you have Sony's latest console, you'll be getting Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation, while PlayStation 3 owners will be getting Mad Riders and From Dust. PS Vita owners will also be getting two games, Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and Actual Sunlight.

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PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

Sony seems to have seen the light when it comes to mobile device gaming, creating a new company by the name of ForwardWorks to engage with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts. This is not the same as Sony's previous mobile venture, one known as PlayStation Mobile. This is also different from the relative wild nonsense that was the PlayStation Phone, aka the Xperia Play.

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Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder hits PS4 on October 18

Next month, PlayStation 4 owners will get Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder, Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment have announced. The game will be available on October 18, bringing gamers new content and features versus the previous title, including things like a new tier of dungeon, a trio of new adventure zones, guild alliances, an Ostorian relics system, and more. The new game will feature Catti-brie and Wulfgar, characters from R.A. Salvatore’s novels.

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‘Slain: Back From Hell’ arrives on PlayStation 4 tomorrow

‘Slain: Back From Hell’ arrives on PlayStation 4 tomorrow

PlayStation 4 owners will have a new game to enjoy starting tomorrow: Slain: Back From Hell. The title, which is also heading to the PS Vita, brings an old-school style with side-scrolling action. In it, gamers play as Bathoryn, a ‘doomed…grizzled warrior’ who has been forced to action against his will in a battle against evil Lord Vroll's various stooges and underlings. A game discount will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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PlayStation Vue will soon offer HBO and Cinemax

PlayStation Vue will soon offer HBO and Cinemax

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s over-the-Internet live television service, will soon offer HBO and Cinemax as channel options for those who want them. The announcement coincides with another one — HBO Now will soon be available on both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, giving those with a standalone HBO Now subscription — regardless of whether they have Vue — the ability to watch shows through it on their PS console. The HBO Now support, of course, won’t cost anything.

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PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

Sony has detailed the new peripherals for the PlayStation 4, including the new wireless DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation Camera, Platinum wireless headset, and vertical stand. These join the newly introduced PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro models, the first being a slimmer model of the original hardware and the latter being a more advanced console with HDR and 4K support.

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HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

If you own the 'original' PlayStation 4 and feel a bit left out by today's Sony event, good news: Sony has a little present for you, and it will be arriving next week. As announced today, all PlayStation 4 devices -- including the original one -- will be getting HDR support via a firmware update arriving next week. Once it arrives, your PS4, regardless of whether you have the original or slim, will get some level of HDR capabilities.

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