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PlayStation VR motion controller patents bring hope to believers

PlayStation VR motion controller patents bring hope to believers

At the moment, the mainstream VR market is mostly a two-horse race, with Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive taking the lion’s share of the market. Not that others haven’t tried. Microsoft has its own Windows Mixed Reality platform and Sony came even earlier with the PlayStation VR, formerly codenamed “Morpheus”. PS VR, sadly, still has a lot of growing up to do from a technology standpoint. Fortunately, at least based on these two patents filed in Japan, the company has given its motion controllers some serious thought that will hopefully translate into action.

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PSN is down for the second time this week [Update]

PSN is down for the second time this week [Update]

It would seem that Sony is struggling to keep PSN afloat this week. Back on Tuesday, a number of users had problems playing PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games online. Today, most of the services available through the PlayStation Network have gone down, so if you're having problem doing nearly anything on PS4, you can take heart that it's not just you.

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Xperia Z5 Premium Meltdown, Spectre patches unlikely

Xperia Z5 Premium Meltdown, Spectre patches unlikely

One of the worst effects of Android fragmentation is that devices often don’t get even critical security patches fast enough. A related disadvantage is that not so old devices are even less likely to get those same fixes. That’s the rather unfortunate situation that owners of the two-year old Sony Xperia Z5 Premium might be finding themselves in. According to Sony’s Twitter support account, that model, and most likely all others before it, won’t be getting patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities currently rocking the computing industry.

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PlayStation Network down in some areas right now

PlayStation Network down in some areas right now

If you're having problems accessing the PlayStation Network, then here's some good news: it's not just you. The bad news, of course, is that Sony is experiencing some problems with PSN connectivity at the moment, and these issues seem to be affecting aspects that are most important to gamers. To make matters worse, we're not sure how long it's going to take before these issues are resolved.

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God of War release date is here with plenty of special editions

God of War release date is here with plenty of special editions

Sony has a fairly long list of big games lined up for the PlayStation 4 in 2018, but one of the biggest is unquestionably the new God of War. Though this is something of a soft reboot for the series, it still features the very same Kratos that challenged the gods and titans of ancient Greek mythology. Despite that, it appears to shake up some of the series' core mechanics and settings, sticking Kratos in a frozen land where the Norse gods reign.

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PSN flash sale discounts a bunch of PS4 indie games

PSN flash sale discounts a bunch of PS4 indie games

As it's been known to do every once in a while, Sony has kicked off a flash sale on the PlayStation Store. This sale comprises deals for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita, though those buying for PlayStation 4 are unsurprisingly going to have the most offers to take advantage of. If you're going to buy something, you'll need to act quick, because this sale isn't going to last very long (though that should have been a obvious given its designation of "flash sale").

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Sony MWC 2018 event confirmed, CEO still committed to phones

Sony MWC 2018 event confirmed, CEO still committed to phones

There are a few smartphone makers that struggle year after year but refuse to throw in the towel. Sony is perhaps one of the longest-running among those. Many have already prophesied, even called for, the demise of its mobile business but by confirming its MWC 2018 press conference, it is reaffirming its commitment to smartphones. The reason for that commitment that chief executive Kaz Hirai gives, however, might make you scratch your head even more.

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Xperia XZ Pro details leaked ahead of MWC 2018

Xperia XZ Pro details leaked ahead of MWC 2018

Sony is one of those companies that, despite all odds and sagging mobile business revenues, continue to churn out phone after phone, year after year. In Sony’s case, however, it’s often with very little change from one phone to another. It first “biggest” change came in the Xperia XA2 announced last week, putting the fingerprint sensor on the back and, in the case of the Xperia XA2 Ultra, has two front-facing cameras. The changing trend might continue to the Xperia XZ Pro, believed to debut next month at MWC 2018, though it might be one change too many for Sony.

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PlayStation 4 Pro gets two new models later this month

PlayStation 4 Pro gets two new models later this month

If you've been thinking about buying a PlayStation 4 Pro, then good news: the number of options you have just grew. Sony has announced two new PlayStation 4 Pro models, both of which are launching at the end of the month. While one is aimed more toward mainstream consumers who just want something a little different, the other is decidedly for Monster Hunter enthusiasts.

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Hori Onyx PS4 wireless controller is officially licensed and now available

Hori Onyx PS4 wireless controller is officially licensed and now available

Last week, Sony introduced the Onyx Wireless Controller from Hori, an officially licensed Bluetooth game controller designed for all of the PlayStation 4 consoles. As promised, the Hori Onyx controller is available to purchase as of today, offering owners a gamepad option with a design that differs from the DualShock 4 models.

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PS4 5.50 system update beta announced: Here’s how to sign up

PS4 5.50 system update beta announced: Here’s how to sign up

It wasn't all that long ago that Sony delivered PS4 system update 5.0, which was touted as a pretty big update at the time. Today Sony is back with news of another "major" update in the form of firmware 5.50. The final update itself is on the way, but if you want to get a look at it early, you should know that Sony is opening beta sign ups today.

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Sony Aibo hands-on at CES 2018: In the USA to make us envious

Sony Aibo hands-on at CES 2018: In the USA to make us envious

Today we got our first chance to take a look at the newest version of Sony Aibo. This is the electronic puppy dog that Sony re-introduced to the world late last year after an extended time of darkness. That is, a time without the doggy. People loved this dog's predecessor. They loved this robot dog's family members so much, they had funerals for them when they "died." Now, here in Las Vegas in January of 2018, we get to see the greatest robot puppy again.

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