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PlayStation Plus kicks off the new year with treasures and goats

PlayStation Plus kicks off the new year with treasures and goats

The new year is always an auspicious time for new things, be it new life goals, new experiences, or new free stuff. Just because a decade has ended doesn't mean the free games on PlayStation Plus needs to as well. To mark the start of 2020, Sony is making available two new games, actually four, that will let you go on new virtual experiences, from jumping into the unknown in the name of treasure to hurling bleating masses of fur at anything and everything.

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PS5 and Xbox Series X leaks hint at powerful and expensive consoles

PS5 and Xbox Series X leaks hint at powerful and expensive consoles

That there are new consoles coming is hardly a secret, especially with Microsoft's big reveal of the Xbox Series X. Much of the details about these consoles, however, are still shrouded in mystery. Now thanks to a series of leaks over the Internet and sleuthing by gaming sites, some of those details pertaining to the graphics capabilities of both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles. While they do paint an impressive picture, they might also suggest price points that are above the average that gamers are used to paying.

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New PlayStation buttons official, accessory and potential PS5

New PlayStation buttons official, accessory and potential PS5

If you play games on Xbox One, you're likely familiar with the actions you can take with a nice pair of back buttons. If you're rolling with PlayStation 4, you might never have used back buttons at all. With the official DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment (from Sony, officially), there's a pair of back buttons you can attach to your DualShock 4 right now. Or, if you're looking to the future, you might want to take a peek at some design drawings made by Sony for a whole new controller.

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Sony is an unexpected victim of its own success

Sony is an unexpected victim of its own success

Sony smartphones may not be flying off the shelves, but even if you bought a recent iPhone or one of many Android phones you're actually a Sony customer - and contributing to its production headache. While Sony Xperia handsets remain niche, despite the company's best efforts to pitch unlocked and SIM-free devices, its camera sensor business is struggling to keep up with its own success.

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PlayStation Store Holiday Sale now live, promises price cuts for next month

PlayStation Store Holiday Sale now live, promises price cuts for next month

Like pretty much every other gaming company in existence, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Store will be hosting a Holiday Sale. Unlike the other sales we see at this time of year, which typically only last a couple of weeks, Sony says that the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale will last for a full month. It seems that Sony has even split the sale into multiple rounds, the first of which is kicking off today.

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The Nintendo Play Station that never came to be is going up for auction

The Nintendo Play Station that never came to be is going up for auction

The early years of the gaming industry are filled with myths and legends. Some remain hearsay, existing only as stories for the annals of history. Others do take on physical form even if extremely short-lived. The console that was supposed to be born from what would become two of the bitterest rivals in the industry is one of the latter but now the Nintendo Play Station will finally be up for grabs. At least for someone who has the millions to afford it.

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DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment could give competitive gamers an edge

DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment could give competitive gamers an edge

If you play competitive games on PlayStation 4, then Sony has a new attachment for the DualShock 4 that's aimed squarely at you. The somewhat bulky attachment you see in the picture above is officially named the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment, and while that's a rather uninspired name, it does offer functionality that may make it worth picking up.

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Sony Xperia: Don’t rule these phones out yet

Sony Xperia: Don’t rule these phones out yet

Samsung, Apple and Google get most of the attention when customers are in the market for new phones today. These phones are great, but there’s plenty of innovation happening around the dimmer corners of phone stores. Away from the limelight are Sony Xperia phones, which have had a quietly impressive year with plenty of interesting features in hopes of finding a niche of its own. There is something for binge-watchers, tiny hands and people who are just a little tired of the mainstream offering. Could Xperia be for you?

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Ghost of Tsushima gets a lengthy new trailer: Release details revealed

Ghost of Tsushima gets a lengthy new trailer: Release details revealed

Aside from The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima could very well be the most anticipated upcoming exclusive for the PlayStation 4. There still isn't a whole lot we know about this game; it was revealed back in 2017, but aside from a gameplay reveal at E3 2018, developer Sucker Punch and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment haven't really given a whole lot away.

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OPPO Find X2 will put the focus on pixels

OPPO Find X2 will put the focus on pixels

The OPPO Find X was the subject of headlines in the mobile world when it introduced one of the world's first phones to implement a popup camera, coming close to the Vivo NEX S. While OPPO continues to embrace that mechanism on its other phones, it is moving on to the next innovation for its next Find X flagship. It won't be innovation for innovation's sake, of course, and OPPO will be putting an emphasis on innovation that will delight most if not all people. For the OPPO Find X2, that will primarily mean an innovative new camera that it has developed some help from Sony.

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Sony 2×2 OCL: Why future cat photos are less blurry

Sony 2×2 OCL: Why future cat photos are less blurry

Sony's next camera sensor will improve your smartphone camera game in a big way. Compared to past tech, cameras will be twice as accurate when seeking focus. This system is enabled with the just-revealed Sony 2x2 On-Chip Lens Solution (OCL) for future mobile image sensors. If you're reading this article in the year 2019, bookmark it - when you get your first camera in the year 2020 or later and find yourself marveling over the lack of blurry photos, come back and read why that's happening, right here!

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PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show coming to other consoles

PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show coming to other consoles

It's a rather curious day for the Sony PlayStation and its fans. With the PS5 coming soon, you'd think the company would emphasize the platform's superiority and focus on exclusives that capitalize on that. Instead, Sony has opened its doors to Minecraft, finally ending one of the most recent controversies surrounding its snub of other consoles. And as if that weren't enough, it seems that Sony is also promising that one of the longest-running PlayStation exclusives will finally be making its way to other consoles starting 2021.

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