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Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord today announced that they're teaming up to bolster the social experience on PlayStation. This partnership between the two companies was announced after Sony made a minority investment in Discord during the company's most recent round of funding. Now that Sony is part owner in Discord, it sounds like we're about to see the two companies work together on building out PlayStation's social features.

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Among Us lines up PS5, PS4 debut for 2021

Among Us lines up PS5, PS4 debut for 2021

With everybody cooped up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, several multiplayer games saw a dramatic rise in popularity. Among Us was one of those games, and its meteoric rise has prompted developer Innersloth Games to make some big changes to its development schedule, cancelling a planned sequel and rolling its content into the current game and beginning the process of bringing Among Us to other platforms.

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This Ratchet & Clank demo made me want a PS5 all over again

This Ratchet & Clank demo made me want a PS5 all over again

The latest Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay trailer makes the PlayStation 5 look like a masterpiece. It looks so great that it's shocking this game wasn't a release title for the console. Not that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has had any trouble selling units - it certainly hasn't - but still. The trailer you're about to see will make you want a PS5 more than you likely already want a PS5 if you don't already have one now.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Sony mobile business finally recorded a profit

Sony mobile business finally recorded a profit

LG may have quit the smartphone market but it is hardly the only phone maker with revenue problems in that area. HTC hasn't even launched that many phones last year and Sony, despite having more, continues to lose money over its mobile business. The latter, however, is no longer true after the company finally reported its first profits in the mobile business in years. That said, the reasons for the positive figures that surprised even Sony itself might not exactly be what you think.

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PS5 bundles back in stock today, but likely not for long

PS5 bundles back in stock today, but likely not for long

If you're looking for a PlayStation 5, there's a chance you might be able to get one today. The console has returned to GameStop, but as is usually the case, GameStop is only offering the PS5 in bundles that run quite a bit more than the console itself. The good news is that there are a couple of different bundles in stock right now, possibly bettering your chances of snagging one.

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PlayStation 5 off to unexpectedly strong start despite stock woes

PlayStation 5 off to unexpectedly strong start despite stock woes

Sony's financial results for the 2020 fiscal year are in, and it seems that the PlayStation 5 is hitting some big milestones in terms of sales. Obviously, we'd expect Sony to report that the console is selling well since it's impossible to find available stock anywhere, but today, Sony revealed how many consoles it has sold despite the stock shortages. These financial results make it clear that the PlayStation 5 is off to a strong start.

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PS5 software update for April 27, and what it does

PS5 software update for April 27, and what it does

There'll be a software update waiting for you if you take a peek at the settings in your PlayStation 5 this week. In the patch notes released for this update, the details are slim, but important. If you're hoping for bug fixes, you're out of luck! If you're looking for the best kind of software update - the kind that brings better performance for your device - it's your lucky day!

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PS5 State of Play coming this week, and Ratchet & Clank fans will want to tune in

PS5 State of Play coming this week, and Ratchet & Clank fans will want to tune in

It's been a couple of months since the last PlayStation State of Play, and now Sony has announced another one for later this week. Ratchet & Clank fans in particular will want to tune into this one, as Sony says the State of Play will focus most on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. While much of the State of Play will be centered on Rift Apart, there will be appearances by a couple of other games too.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart drops new gameplay trailer introducing Rivet

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart drops new gameplay trailer introducing Rivet

With Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on the horizon, Sony today revealed a lot of new information about the game. First and foremost, we received a new trailer that reveals the name of the new female protagonist we've seen in teasers since the game was first announced. On top of that, Sony confirmed that even more details about Rift Apart are coming in a new State of Play centered around the game later this week.

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Sony SRS-RA5000 Review: Taking an expensive risk on 360 audio

Sony SRS-RA5000 Review: Taking an expensive risk on 360 audio

The Sony SRS-RA5000 doesn't blend into a room, and neither does the 360 Reality Audio music its oddball design is all in aid of. The promise is intriguing: immersive music just as the artists and producers intended it to sound, and all from one - expensive - speaker. $700 gets you seats at the bleeding-edge of audio, but that's also a front-row view of the headaches a new format faces.

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Video shows the Sony Airpeak drone operating in 44 mph winds

Video shows the Sony Airpeak drone operating in 44 mph winds

When it comes to any flying aircraft, be it a drone or piloted machine, high winds are a significant challenge. Late last year, Sony announced its Airpeak drone, and we've heard little since then. Sony has now shared a video showing its Airpeak drone operating comfortably and flying in sustained 44 mph winds inside a wind tunnel.

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