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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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Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for March 2017

Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for March 2017

A new month begins today, which means that a new batch of free PlayStation Plus games will be rotating in as February's selection rotates out. As is usually the case, we're getting two games each for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, giving you plenty of games to play if you happen to own all three (or even only two) consoles.

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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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Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

The final chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series is nearly here. The fifth episode, which is titled City of Light, will be available across a variety of platforms beginning Tuesday, December 13. This release wraps up the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which got its start back in August with the first episode, Realm of Shadows.

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PlayStation Plus free games lineup for November announced

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for November announced

We're closing in on the end of October, which means the list of free PlayStation Plus games for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita will soon be refreshing. Sony revealed a grand total of six new PlayStation Plus titles today, with those becoming free on November 1. Though there are only two games being offered for each console, both of the PS Vita titles have some level of cross-buy compatibility with PS3 and PS4.

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PlayStation Now launches on PC in the US, adds six new games

PlayStation Now launches on PC in the US, adds six new games

Well that didn't take long at all: a week after revealing that PlayStation Now would be coming to PC and launching the service in the UK, Sony has made it available in the US. Using PlayStation Now, gamers can stream more than 400 PlayStation 3 titles to their PC, giving them a chance to revisit old favorites from the previous generation or catching up on what they may have missed.

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Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature in a software update, claiming it was necessary to fight piracy. After years of court battles, Sony has now agreed to a settlement worth millions of dollars.

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Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Razer Ripsaw is a game capture card for ALL your devices

Well, MOST of your devices, that is to say, will be able to stream content through the Razer Ripsaw. This is a game capture device - a box with ports - that is made to work with your PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Wii U. You can also use the box to stream content from a Razer Forge TV or an older console - like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Razer Ripsaw has component cables for the whole lot in the box.

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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens game re-imagines the movie as a comedy

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens game re-imagines the movie as a comedy

True to LEGO re-interpretive style, the next video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a comedic take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The best way to make this clear is through a new take on the original teaser trailer for the film - you know the one. The one where Finn pops up in the desert to scare the pants off everyone watching. The one where you first saw BB-8 rolling. The one where you see Rey driving her popsicle speeder bike.

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PSN is down, it’s not just you (again)

PSN is down, it’s not just you (again)

The PlayStation Network is down and Sony isn't sure when it'll be back up again. It's time to speak with your significant other again. It's time you found out how many children you have running around the house. It's time to speak with your tax representative. The PlayStation Network is experiencing issues in Account Management, Gaming and Social, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Store, and PlayStation Music at this time. If you're checking off your checklist of PSN services, that's the whole lot.

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TwitchCon 2015 Keynote rundown (the quick version)

TwitchCon 2015 Keynote rundown (the quick version)

This week Emmett Schear from Twitch spoke at TwitchCon 2015 and let it be known that new features were on the way. New products and improvements are headed to Twitch - the PC version of the environment - while a full-fledged app for Twitch for PlayStation was announced to be nearly here. Starting this Fall, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita (or PS Vita, if you prefer), will be getting access to the Twitch app.

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Mortal Kombat X suffers a fatality on Xbox 360, PS3

Mortal Kombat X suffers a fatality on Xbox 360, PS3

If you own one of two, or even both, previous gen consoles, don't expect to be treated to the brutal celebration of blood and gore that is Mortal Kombat X. On Warner Bros. Games' forums, yes, the same Warner Bros' whose PC port of Batman Akrham Knight has still to see a proper fix, the publisher made it official. Mortal Kombat X won't be coming anymore to the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3. This time, it's precisely because of quality control that they're canceling the port and issuing refunds.

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