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Elder Scrolls Online gets 4K treatment on PS4 Pro

Elder Scrolls Online gets 4K treatment on PS4 Pro

When it was announcing the PS4 Pro yesterday, one thing Sony focused on was the fact that some existing PlayStation 4 titles will be receiving updates to make them compatible with the Pro's 4K and HDR technology. There are a few games slated to receive such updates, and Zenimax Online Studios has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will be one of those titles making the jump to 4K when the PS4 Pro launches in November.

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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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PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

Sony's 4K vision of the future is indeed a reality, with the company taking the stage in New York City today to reveal the much discussed PlayStation Neo project as the PS4 Pro. That name signifies more than just a new console, as it also shows that Sony intends to keep the PS4 community intact with this release, adding another option for those who want a more powerful console without splintering the player base.

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PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 'slim' model, and it looks exactly like it did in the most recent leaks we saw. Bringing with it a slim body, as well as rounded corners, the unit looks distinctly like a PS4, but definitely distinct enough in its own right to stand out from the original, sharper model. If you've been waiting months to buy a PS4 in anticipation of this launch, good news: you'll be able to get one starting September 15 for $299.

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BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

If today's Apple event isn't enough to satisfy your lust for tasty announcements, then you're in luck, because Sony is also holding an event of its own in New York City. It's here that Sony is expected to announce the PlayStation Neo and the PlayStation 4 Slim, but that might not be all that's on the docket. There are a few developers and designers from BioWare who seem particularly excited about this event, possibly pointing to a BioWare surprise.

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Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony has trotted out six new wired and wireless headphones for audio fans to use with some aimed at active sporty types and others aimed at folks who just want more bass and better sound form their music. The new products include the XB80BS Extra Bass sports in-ear Bluetooth headphones on the high-end selling for $149.99. The headphones have an around the ear design that holds them in place with activity.

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Apple Pay may finally debut in Japan with Sony partnership

Apple Pay may finally debut in Japan with Sony partnership

The iPhone's mobile payment system Apple Pay has expanded to many more countries and regions over the last year, but it has yet to make an official debut in Japan. That may soon be changing, however, as following last month's news about a future iPhone including Japan's domestic tap-to-pay technology comes word that a partnership with Sony may result in the Apple Pay service rolling out in the country in full.

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PlayStation VR to launch with free demo disc

PlayStation VR to launch with free demo disc

For those old enough to remember, the term “demo disc” might call to mind the times when games, heck even software, would come in floppies or CDs. Well, games still do today, of course, so why break that hallowed tradition just because you have some fancy new virtual reality headset. Indeed, Sony has just revealed that every new PS VR headset with come with a free demo disc for new, starry-eyed owners to try out and become their more or less formal induction into the world of virtual reality.

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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony has a new ‘Signature Series’ line of what it calls high-resolution audio devices. Counted among these new devices is the MDR-Z1R headphones, the NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman devices, and the TA-ZH1ES headphones amp. All four devices are stylish, especially the NW-WM1Z Walkman with its gold-plated copper chassis. According to Sony, that design keeps down magnetic interference and contact resistance/oxidation.

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iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

While we're not about to say that Google would ever attempt to take on Apple's iPhone business directly, it's always interesting to see how closely each successive generation of smartphone add up against one another. Google began commissioning Nexus smartphones all the way back in the beginning of Android (as it was run by Google). Now they're rumored to start calling their phones "Pixel" - not unlike their Chromebook Pixel and tablet lines.

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Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

While there’s still no certainty that HTC’s “Sailfish” and “Marlin” smartphones are really going to be called “Pixel” and “Pixel XL”, respectively, one leakster does seem pretty sure about their cameras. LlabTooFeR, one of the most prolific source of leaks and info when it comes to HTC’s smartphones, has just revealed on Twitter that both smartphones will actually use the same cameras, both front and back. That includes a still unannounced Sony camera sensor that is probably a simple upgrade from last year’s line of Nexus smartphones.

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