Has it really only been eight years since we first clapped eyes on the PlayStation 3? Oh wait, yes, it has. And we've spent several of those long, dark years desperately awaiting a glimpse of some exotic, new gaming hardware from Sony.
The test of endurance is almost at an end, as the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 is due out before the holidays this year.
The PlayStation 4 will go head-to-head with rival gaming gadgets, including the next Xbox and Nintendo's Wii U. With its list of rivals expanding to include Apple and Google, will Sony's new console … Read more
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's invitation to check out the next Xbox, Sony pushed out a shiny, new YouTube video highlighting the added features of the PlayStation 4 controller, along with a healthy peppering of praise from its creators.
"Everything's been tuned -- the feel of the analog sticks, the sensitivity of both different types of triggers," Scott Rohde, PlayStation product development SVP, says in the video.… Read more
Sony gave the press a peek at its upcoming next-generation console last month, and today did the same with developers.
The company was in San Francisco earlier today as part of the Games Developers Conference, and showed off some of the only hardware of the PlayStation 4: the new DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera peripheral. Both were behind an enclosed display case and marked as mock-ups on GDC's expo floor.
High-resolution photos of both pieces of hardware were released by Sony late last month.
Key among the new features in Sony's new DualShock 4 controller is a built-in touch pad that can be used to interact with games and on-screen menus. There's also a built-in microphone jack, and a share button nestled next to the trigger buttons that lets gamers stream their gameplay live to friends in real time. … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Satire site The Onion apologizes for offensive Oscar tweet.
- Daniel Tosh apologizes on Twitter for rape joke during stand-up routine.
- Billboard starts counting YouTube Hits on its Hot 100 lists, Harlem Shake gets first place.
Editor's note: It's official. Microsoft has announced the future of Xbox (and the next console) will be revealed at an event in Redmond, Washington on May 21.CNET's live coverage of Microsoft's event Tuesday, May 21
Press events are a tricky beast. No one ever said they were easy to pull off. But with Sony casting the first stone in the next-generation console gaming war, Microsoft can learn a lot from what worked and what didn't.
When the lights went up, Sony execs were shaking hands and congratulating each other. But the packed house at … Read more
Gamers have a lot to be excited about this year. The Sony PlayStation 4 just became official, and the announcement for the next-generation Microsoft Xbox can't be far behind.
But consoles alone aren't that interesting. What 2013 really needs are some great games.
A few weeks back, CNET's Senior Associate Games Editor Jeff Bakalar presented 25 of the most anticipated games of the year. To up the ante, I asked him to pick his favorite five from the list and rank them by degrees of anticipation.
So here you go. In this week's Top 5 I'… Read more