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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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CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

Not too long after launching an ad-free option, CBS All Access is now available for the PlayStation 4. The subscription service provides access to a slew of CBS content, including more than 8,500 on-demand episodes from a bunch of shows. Some users located in various U.S. cities are also given the option to stream their local CBS affiliate station live — according to CBS, this is available in places like Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago.

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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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Pink Xperia XZ lands exclusively at O2 in the UK

Pink Xperia XZ lands exclusively at O2 in the UK

The Xperia XZ landed in the US a few days back and is the flagship device from Sony for this year. The catch for shoppers in the US is that you have to pay full price to get the device unlocked. O2 has the smartphone in the UK and it is offering the device on all of its plans with some getting the device for no money up front and £37 monthly. O2 has the smartphone in an exclusive deep pink color.

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Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony Digital Imaging announced a new addition to the CyberShot RX family today, debuting the RX100 V. Sporting the same compact design as the rest of the RX100 family and inheriting their 1.0-type sensor, the RX100 V looks to make a number of improvements over its predecessors, especially when it comes to autofocus.

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Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

This week Sony launched a new flagship camera for the powerful APS-C Sensor, one called a6500 (AKA model ILCE-6500). This machine is the next big push after the a6300, and uses the same "unrivaled" 4D FOCUS system as that camera. This camera works with an APS-C sized 24.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS camera sensor paired with Sony's own BIONZ X image processor as well as a brand new front-end LSI system for a massive ISO range of 100-51200.* This is also the newest in a line of Sony interchangeable lens cameras with internal 4K movie recording.

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PlayStation 4 getting mod support for Skyrim and Fallout 4 after all

PlayStation 4 getting mod support for Skyrim and Fallout 4 after all

Last month, Bethesda announced that mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim wouldn't be coming to PS4. The company didn't delve into too many specifics about why this was, though it did say that Sony wouldn't "approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition." It would appear that Sony has changed its mind on the matter, with Bethesda announcing that mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition with come to PS4 after all.

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Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US models can become great again

Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US models can become great again

Sony has finally made available its last 2016 flagship models in the US, the Xperia XZ and the smaller Xperia XZ Compact. Although the smartphone did fail to check a few boxes (1080p screen, 3 GB RAM), they’re biggest crime in the US are the missing fingerprint sensors. Not that the hardware is missing but they have been disabled, for reasons still unknown. The good news, it has just been confirmed that this is a purely software limitation that can actually be “fixed”. The bad news, it’s not going to be for the faint of heart.

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Xperia XZ is now available, unlocked, in the US

Xperia XZ is now available, unlocked, in the US

Sony fans in the US have reason to celebrate. The company’s “true” 2016 flagship is finally available for purchase. At least for those who don’t mind paying full price to get an unlocked model, that is. After a short pre-order period, Sony Xperia XZ is finally shipping and ready for purchase for anyone rooting for the company’s “re-invented” smartphone push. And,give or take one or two “minor” head-scratchers, the Xperia XZ does fit the bill as a flagship model. Finally.

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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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