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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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Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Back in August we first talked about the Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system. The big features of the device is that it brings both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to vehicles that didn't come with that capability from the factory. When the AX100 was first announced it was set to launch in late November. It is available now via Amazon.com for $499.99.

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Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

Best Buy PS4 Slim, Xbox One S prices drop for the holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly and to use up that hard earned cash for the deals you’ve been waiting all year long. If you’ve been waiting for the latest gen gaming consoles to drop to their lowest, now might be the best time to buy. And the best play to buy those might be, you guessed it, from Best Buy. The retail giant has just slashed the prices for the PlayStation 4 “slim” and Xbox One S, and even one Xbox One, to make sure you won’t be left bored while waiting for the old year to give way to the new.

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Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Total PlayStation 4 sales cross 50 million mark

Despite Microsoft's recent boost in Xbox One sales, the PlayStation 4 remains dominant. Sony has announced that total PS4 sales have crossed the 50 million threshold, thanks in part to what Sony calls the "best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation." That number includes sales of the freshly-released PlayStation 4 Pro, though at this early point in the console's life, PS4 Pro likely didn't contribute much to the overall tally of 50 million.

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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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Sony Project Field merges card games with tablets and phones

Sony Project Field merges card games with tablets and phones

Sony has introduced a new game platform currently only slated for Japan: Project Field. Much like Disney Infinity and Nintendo Amiibo, the system involves a dedicated pad that connects with a device (in this case, a tablet or phone) and enables physical items (game cards) to be used as part of a quasi-digital game. Data can be written to the cards (once they're placed on the base pad) including things like the character evolution for the card.

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Uncharted 4’s survival mode offers five objectives and 10 stages

Uncharted 4’s survival mode offers five objectives and 10 stages

Uncharted 4 is about to get a rather large addition by way of a new survival mode. Arriving later this month, Uncharted 4's survival mode will seem familiar to anyone who has ever played a wave-based shooter, but with this implementation, Naughty Dog is looking to make it accessible to all players. This means, among other things, an offline mode for folks who don't have PlayStation Plus and the ability to save your progress and return to your run later.

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PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

PlayStation Experience 2016: the biggest trailers and game announcements

This weekend saw the 2016 PlayStation Experience (PSX) held in Anaheim, California. Similar to E3, the event lets Sony focus on its own PlayStation gaming platform, but without rival companies competing for attention. It's also on a bit of a smaller scale, allowing gamers to get hands on time with new and upcoming games, as well as for partnering publishers to make some big announcements.

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DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

The brave new world of live television is upon us, and it comes in three forms: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and DirecTV NOW. Having multiple products to choose from is never a bad thing, but it does require more leg work. Which service has the features you can't live without? Is there some hard-to-find fine print you should know about? Does the service you're leaning toward offer the best value for your money? We've answered all those questions and more.

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Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Android Nougat update: Xperia incoming, is your phone next?

Good news for those of you with an Xperia XZ or Xperia X Performance: your wait for Android 7.0 Nougat is about to come to an end. Sony announced this morning that the upgrades to Nougat are beginning to roll out, so if you don't see the OTA update yet, it's only a matter of time before it appears. That's all well and good for Xperia owners, but for the rest of us still waiting, what kind of timetable can we expect before Nougat arrives on our devices?

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Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance Android Nougat rollout begins

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance Android Nougat rollout begins

Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance smartphone users will be among the first Xperia users to get their hands on the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update brings with it a slew of new features including multi-window support to make multitasking easier and allow users to run two apps at once. A simple double tap will swap between the two apps. The update also brings improved battery life to both devices.

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ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

ARK: Survival Evolved PS4 release finally announced

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like PS4 owners will finally get to play ARK: Survival Evolved. PlayStation 4 players have been waiting quite some time for ARK to arrive on their platform of choice. Initially released on PC back in June 2015, it's been nearly a year since the game made its way onto Xbox One.

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