Sony has announced the entertainment apps that will be available on the PlayStation 4 when the console launches on November 15. Dominated by familiar names like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Crackle, and Hulu Plus, the lineup is similar to what's offered on the current PS3 console.
According to Sony, the launch lineup is as follows:Amazon Instant Video Crackle Crunchyroll Epix Hulu Plus NBA Game Time Netflix NHL GameCenter Live Redbox Instant Sony Music Unlimited Sony Video Unlimited Vudu YuppTV
The most notable name missing from the list is YouTube. Also absent (despite being available on the PS3) are Cinema … Read more
The next-gen consoles hitting store shelves later this month from Sony and Microsoft look, and perform, very much like middle-tier gaming PCs, thanks to similar architecture that doesn't offer much mystery under the hood. Still, Sony decided to get the jump on the teardown crowd by dissecting its own console for those eager to get a glimpse at the guts of the PlayStation 4.
In a video, courtesy of Wired, Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori cleanly dismantles the console, showing off its powerhouse processor that combines an 8-core AMD "Jaguar" CPU with an AMD next-generation Radeon GPU. … Read more
PS Vita owners who plan to buy a PlayStation 4 will want to grab the latest update for their portable console.
Slated to roll out Tuesday, a software update for the PS Vita promises a host of new features, according to a Sony blog post. Chief among them is an application called PS4 Link. The new link app will allow gamers to use the PS Vita for remote play and as a second screen for the PS4.
Specifically, users will be able to remotely control a PlayStation 4 and play a variety of PS4 games directly on the PS Vita. … Read more
Consumers who have questions about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 should find most of them answered in a hefty FAQ posted by the company.
Dubbed "PS4: The Ultimate FAQ - North America," the page breaks down its information into categories, such as System Details, Game Lineup, Used Games, Peripherals & Accessories, and Digital Entertainment. Each category offers answers to numerous questions in an attempt by Sony to clear up any lingering mysteries.
The FAQ discusses which games will be available for the PS4, how the console will support used games, how you can tap into online multiplayer gaming, … Read more
The latest "Super Mario" or "Zelda" title may never end up on a smartphone or a tablet, but that doesn't mean Nintendo isn't thinking about ways to extend its presence to mobile devices.
"We're constantly thinking about how to leverage mobile as a marketing vehicle," Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime said on Tuesday during a meeting with CNET editors. "How do I give little tastes of content, little experiences that then drive the consumer back to my hardware environment?"
Despite the tease of bringing "experiences" to mobile devices, … Read more
Grand Theft Auto V's record-breaking billion-dollar plus run last month made the video game industry's health a front and center topic, putting both the game's now-standard controversial content and the role of video games as an influential entertainment medium up for debate in media outlets small and large. And NPD Group's recent round of sales stats proves that even one title, albeit one that cost nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to make, can jump-start an entire market.
But an interesting statistic found buried in NPD's report is more telling of how the industry'… Read more
PS Vita users who plan to buy a PlayStation 4 will soon have a "second screen" app at their fingertips.
Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, was recently asked on Twitter whether the Vita would get a version of the PlayStation4 app due out in November for iOS and Android users.
In response, Yoshida promised that Sony would add the app, dubbed PS4 Link, to the Vita with the next update.