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Gold PS4 spotted in the wild with June release date rumored

Gold PS4 spotted in the wild with June release date rumored

Sony may not have any new hardware planned for this year's E3, but according to new reports, it may have a new PS4 variant ready to go for the show. According to some sneaky Reddit users, Sony will launch a gold colored PS4 as early as next month. Even better is the fact that you won't need to eat a ton of Taco Bell just for your chance to get one.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is finally in the US, XA1 Ultra, Touch in tow

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is finally in the US, XA1 Ultra, Touch in tow

The day, or month, Sony fans in the US have been waiting for is finally here. Sony has just announced when its flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, will be shipping in the US, and the ball starts rolling in two weeks. And it won't be alone either. Sony is also opening the doors for the mid-range Xperia XA1 Ultra as well what may be its most interesting non-smartphone smart device, the Xperia Touch. All of that happens in the joyful month of June.

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Sony signals the end of PS3, ending production in Japan

Sony signals the end of PS3, ending production in Japan

Earlier in the year, Sony indicated that it planned to end PlayStation 3 production in Japan. Though production continued on for a couple of months after that, Sony has finally decided to pull the plug. The company has listed the status of the last remaining PS3 model in Japan as "shipment complete."

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SlashGear’s E3 2017 Wishlist

SlashGear’s E3 2017 Wishlist

E3 2017 is right around the corner, and so far there hasn't been very much indication of what we'll see there. Obviously, we know what companies like Microsoft and Nintendo will talking about in a general sense, but we'll have to wait for specifics until the show is finally here. With that in mind, I've put together a wishlist of some things I'd like to see at the show. Keep in mind that this isn't necessarily a list of what's likely, just stuff that I'd like see announced. Therefore, don't take this as something of an E3 checklist; I'm just letting my dreams run wild here.

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Persona 5 Quiz Answers Walkthrough: Easy Guide Time!

Persona 5 Quiz Answers Walkthrough: Easy Guide Time!

The game Persona 5 was released in the United States this month and this week we've attained the full "Quiz Answers" from within. This game is long - extremely, super, almost-impossibly long. It can get infuriating too, if the player only wants to play a certain extra-fun part of the game. Today is the first day the entirety of the Persona 5 test answers list has been released - good news to us, good news to you.

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Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X, X Compact

Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X,  X Compact

When Sony launched its new Xperia X line, some of the models lacked the punch to make them appealing as flagship devices. It turns out that the Sony received the numbers proving so as well. At its investor conference in Tokyo, it revealed how its "Premium Standard Models", which included the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact, didn't live up to their retail goals and, as such, will no longer see new models this year.

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Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 (2nd gen) goes up for preorder in US

Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 (2nd gen) goes up for preorder in US

Sony has announced that the second-generation version of its Digital Paper, model DPT-RP1, is now available to preorder in the US. This model builds upon the original, bringing with it everything we liked about the first model, only with an easier-to-read higher resolution display, wireless document transfer functionality, and more. Sony Digital Paper is targeted at academics, lawyers, medical professionals, and anyone else who needs a big, clean, and paper-like slate for taking and reading notes.

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Google Android Themes in O Beta code [Make way for Fuchsia OS]

Google Android Themes in O Beta code [Make way for Fuchsia OS]

This week an intrepid collection of developers have spotted the beginning of user interface themes in Android O for the Google Pixel. This could mean that Google will eventually allow users to theme their software with a set of colors, icons, and wallpapers that are made to make Android more personal. The first "theme" that's appeared is the "Pixel Theme" which includes User Icons 1-8, System Error, Primary, Secondary, tertiary, Quaternary, and Accent colors.

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Sony Xperia L1 unlocked budget phone goes on sale in US

Sony Xperia L1 unlocked budget phone goes on sale in US

The Xperia L1 phone Sony introduced back in March is now available to purchase in the U.S., giving buyers a new option in the budget-friendly category. This handset brings the same Xperia aesthetics we've seen on the maker's other recent smartphones, but with a comfortable $199 price and modest specifications. Users can expect a 720p display, quad-core processor, and more.

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Nintendo PlayStation prototype restored to working condition

Nintendo PlayStation prototype restored to working condition

Gaming fans may remember back to 2015 when a prototype of the legendary "Nintendo PlayStation" was discovered in a box of junk — it was barely functional, but it was the first time the hardware was seen in the wild. The early '90s saw Nintendo and Sony collaborating on the system — a SNES updated with a CD-ROM drive, allowing it to play both cartridge and disc-based games — but the partnership fell apart, and Sony went on to release the original PlayStation as we know it. Jump to today, and modder/hacker Ben Heckendorn has managed to repair the prototype.

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Why it’s time to buy a PSVR for PS4 from GameStop or Amazon

Why it’s time to buy a PSVR for PS4 from GameStop or Amazon

If you've yet to jump aboard the PlayStation VR train, you might want to have a look at new deals from Amazon and GameStop. Both companies have special offers on PlayStation VR at the moment, allowing you to pick up required hardware for a little less money. Though not a discount in the traditional sense, this is still a deal worth considering.

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Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

Next PlayStation console to debut in 2018, predicts analyst

The PS4 Pro has barely been out for six months, so it's hard to imagine another new game console from Sony in the near future. However, if the release of the PS4 Pro itself, along with the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio, has shown us anything, it's that Sony and Microsoft are no longer sticking to a 5 to 7 year lifespan for their systems. With this in mind, it should come as little surprise that there's a new report on the next PlayStation launching as early as 2018.

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