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April PlayStation Plus games list: Now available

April PlayStation Plus games list: Now available

Last week, in the closing days of March, Sony unveiled April's list of PlayStation Plus games. If any of them piqued your interest, then you'll be pleased to know that they're now available through the PlayStation Store. PS4 owners have plenty of reason to be excited, as they're getting an impressive four games this month.

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Sony Xperia XZs shipping in the US this week

Sony Xperia XZs shipping in the US this week

It will be quite a while before Sony's "true" 2017 flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, hits the market, thanks to the embargo Samsung and Qualcomm put on the Snapdragon 835. In the meantime, however, Sony fans who can't really wait, or don't need all the bells and whistles, might be able to settle for the Xperia XZs instead. This one is now available for pre-orders, unlocked, and with a relatively lower price tag to match its relatively lower specs.

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Jak and Daxter HD re-releases hit PS4 later this year

Jak and Daxter HD re-releases hit PS4 later this year

If you were a fan of the Jak and Daxter games back in the days of the PlayStation 2, then you might like to know that they'll be getting new life on the PS4 later this year. Sony has announced that it will re-release these PS2 classics with a couple of improvements for PS4 players, including an HD coat of paint and support for trophies.

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Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

Plague Road strategy game heading to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita

The turn-based strategy game 'Plague Road' will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, Sony has announced. The game, which is brightly colored and highly saturated with quasi-realistic designs, follows the story of a doctor who is heading back into a diseased city in search of survivors. It's a milestone for the game, which first launched on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

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PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

PlayStation Plus April 2017 games: ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime’ and more

It's that time of the month: Sony has detailed the upcoming free games that will be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the month of April. The games, as we've come to expect, span the three big Sony consoles: the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PS Vita. A total of six games will be released this time around, including two for the PS4 and the notable fan-favorite title 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.'

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PS4 Pro update enables 4K video playback in Media Player

PS4 Pro update enables 4K video playback in Media Player

PS4 Pro owners will be getting the ability to play 4K video on their consoles later today. The fact that the PS4 Pro doesn't offer a 4K Blu Ray player has caused at least a little bit of controversy, so those who were disappointed that it's missing may be relieved to receive 4K playback in some form.

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Sony debuts Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch display and Android Nougat

Sony debuts Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch display and Android Nougat

High-end Xperia phones like the XZ might get the lion's share of attention, but if you're looking for a more entry-level Xperia device, Sony has you covered there too. Sony launched the Xperia L1 today, revealing a device that may not come with all of the premium Xperia bells and whistles we're used to, but should still serve as a good choice for folks who need a phone on a budget.

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PS3 enters end-of-life as Sony prepares to stop production in Japan

PS3 enters end-of-life as Sony prepares to stop production in Japan

It's been an impressive run, but it looks like the PlayStation 3's days are numbered. Sony has silently updated the PS3 listing on its Japanese site to say that production on the console will be ending soon. Though it doesn't give a date for when production will end, one Japanese retailer suggests that it could happen as early as this month.

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Sony patent lets devices leech power off others wirelessly

Sony patent lets devices leech power off others wirelessly

Despite years of promises, wireless charging has yet to really took root in the consumer’s mind. It is still not an in-demand feature in smartphones the way waterproofing or, to some degree, microSD card slots, have become. In a chicken or egg situation, wireless charging pads, especially in public places, aren’t as common as well, making it inconvenient to rely on wireless technology? But what if topping off your smartphone means simply just placing it nearby another? That is the interesting, and partly scary, scenario that Sony’s latest patent paints, where one device can recharge itself by sucking out power from another. Wirelessly, of course.

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Horizon Zero Dawn sales rocket to 2.6 million

Horizon Zero Dawn sales rocket to 2.6 million

For most developers, launching a brand new IP the same week a new console comes out is a no-go. Beyond that, launching a new IP the same week a new console and a new game in The Legend of Zelda series release would probably be insanity. That isn't the case for Sony, which launched Horizon Zero Dawn for the PlayStation just a few days before the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild arrived on the scene.

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PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

PlayStation 4 firmware 4.50 is causing network issues

Sony recently released PlayStation 4 firmware update version 4.50, bringing a bunch of updates and some new very welcomed features, such as external hard drive support for storing games. Unfortunately, the update also brought with it a major networking issue that is affecting many console owners, resulting in an inability to use a WiFi network. While some users have come up with 'workarounds' to get around the issue, Sony still hasn't released a fix.

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Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony showed up to CES 2017 with a collection of new BRAVIA 4K OLED TVs in tow, but as is usually the case with these trade show reveals, Sony wasn't quite ready to talk release dates or pricing at the time. Today Sony is delivering that information at last, but with these TVs offering 4K OLED panels, don't expect them to be inexpensive.

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