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It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

It’s not been a good week for cord-cutters

Unexpected price increases, terms of service that change with no warning, and a gradual sense that you're paying more and more but getting nothing extra: the same complaints that led many to cut the cord are starting to crop up again, only this time around on-demand services. Indeed, it's not been a great week for cord-cutters trying to be frugal with their home entertainment.

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PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue price increase adds $5/mo to all plans

PlayStation Vue is about to get more expensive, with Sony announcing a price hike for its on-demand streaming service. The news comes, somewhat ironically, on the heels of AT&T confirming its DirecTV NOW service would be increasing its subscription fee, a move it said was to better match what rivals were charging.

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Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Fallout 76 cross-play bad news is all Sony’s fault says Bethesda director

Cross-platform play is something that's on the minds of a lot of gamers at the moment, and Sony has been getting a lot of negative attention because of it. While the industry in general seems to be moving toward a future where anyone can play games with their friends regardless of platform, Sony has been the last major holdout. Sony's unwillingness to play nice with other platform holders seems to have quashed plans for cross-play in yet another game, and this time around, it's Bethesda's Fallout 76.

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Here’s your PlayStation Plus free games lineup for July

Here’s your PlayStation Plus free games lineup for July

With June 2018 wrapping up at the end of this week, it's time to start looking forward to July. That means another round of free PlayStation Plus games is coming up, and now Sony has revealed just what those games are. If you're ready for more from the mind of David Cage after Beyond: Two Souls was included in May's lineup, then you'll definitely want to have a look at what's on tap for July.

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Xperia XZ2 Premium is going to cost you this much

Xperia XZ2 Premium is going to cost you this much

While some will always be able to find ways to justify the groundbreaking high prices of the likes of the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8, they seem to have started an unfortunate trend. They have proven that some consumers are not so averse at paying four-digit figures for the latest and greatest phones. That may have inspired Sony with its Xperia XZ2 Premium which launches in the US next month, carrying such a price tag that might make some question if it’s worth it.

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Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

Fortnite cross-play controversy: Sony’s latest doesn’t inspire

With Fortnite's arrival on Nintendo Switch earlier in the month, Sony suddenly found itself the target of a lot of angry gamers. Many Fortnite fans discovered that their Fortnite accounts were locked to PS4 when they tried to sign in on Nintendo Switch. This, of course, meant that those interested in playing on both PS4 and Switch would need to create separate accounts, and purchases made on one wouldn't transfer to the other.

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Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft, Nintendo promote cross-play as Sony remains stubborn

Microsoft and Nintendo are throwing a jab at Sony with a newly launched video that promotes cross-play between the Xbox One and Switch consoles. The issue of cross-play made its way back into public discourse with the launch of a Fortnite on Switch port, specifically the fact that PS4 players can't use their Fortnite accounts on other platforms.

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PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

PlayStation Hits re-releases top PS4 games on the cheap

The PlayStation 4 has built up a sizable library of great games over the past five years, and soon, you'll be able to get some of them on the cheap. Sony today announced its new PlayStation Hits line, which include budget-priced re-releases of some of PlayStation 4's bestselling games. It isn't holding back with the first round of PlayStation Hits titles either, as it features a few that many PS4 players would consider to be must-own titles.

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Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony developing new Android launcher to replace Xperia Home

Sony's Xperia line of smartphones may not be the hottest sellers on the Android market, but that doesn't stop the company from releasing new devices. While one could argue over the amount of effort they put in to improve their phones, Sony is finally making some changes to their software UI. Sony's existing Xperia Home launcher is being retired, it's been revealed, soon to be replaced by a new Home application.

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PlayStation 5 may use AMD hardware made specifically for Sony

PlayStation 5 may use AMD hardware made specifically for Sony

This week we're seeing another rumor claiming Sony is working closely with AMD on hardware for its upcoming PlayStation sequel, a console currently (and unofficially) being called the PlayStation 5. According to the cited sources, the PS5 may feature AMD's Zen and Navi architectures, the latter of which, the sources claim, was created specifically for Sony's console needs.

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Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious

Sony breaks locked Fortnite account silence, and fans are furious

With the extended gameplay trailers it debuted for titles like The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Marvel's Spider-Man, Sony had arguably one of the best press conferences of E3 2018. While it would absolutely prefer that folks talk about how much they're looking forward to those games, the general public is instead talking about one thing and one thing only: Fortnite. Specifically, people are talking about how you can't use your Epic Games account in the freshly-launched Nintendo Switch version if you already used it to play Fortnite on PS4.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man faces a lot of famous foes in new E3 2018 trailer

Marvel’s Spider-Man faces a lot of famous foes in new E3 2018 trailer

Marvel's Spider-Man was perhaps the most anticipated PS4 exclusive heading into E3 2018 (though it certainly faces some stiff competition from The Last of Us Part 2), and Sony delivered quite the impressive trailer during its showcase. While previous trailers have shown us Spider-Man swinging around Manhattan and going one-on-one with Mister Negative, this latest trailer throws many of Spider-Man's notable foes at him at the same time.

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