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PS4 processor changes let future games get a performance boost

Sony has quietly rolled out an update to its PlayStation 4 software development kit that will give game creators access to more of the processor's power, should it be required. It opens the door to more graphically intense games next year.

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for Black Friday PSN outage

Hacker group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a major service outage on Sony's PlayStation Network for hours on Black Friday. Gamers found they couldn't login or play online, adding another attack to the list of Lizard Squad's claimed actions.

Sony to rival Microsoft with PS4 game streaming to Windows, Mac

The president of Sony's studios division said today the company is working on building an app for Windows and Mac that will let gamers stream titles from the PlayStation 4. The feature will directly rival Microsoft's Xbox One to Windows 10 streaming.

Sony has sold 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide

Sony has announced it has sold over 30 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide since launch. It puts the company on a strong footing going into the all-important holiday season. Sony claims the figure shows PS4 is the "best place to play."

Paris attackers may have planned their acts using PlayStation 4

Authorities are concerned that the terrorists responsible for Friday night's attacks in Paris may have used Sony's PlayStation 4 games console to plan the massacre. The company's PlayStation Network uses even stronger encryption than famed WhatsApp.

Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 for first time in six months

The Xbox One has managed to outsell the PlayStation 4 for the first time since April as Microsoft's promise of the "best games line-up in history" and yesterday's console update begin to make an impression on gamers.

Sony survey hints at PS4 compatibility with PS2 games

Sony has teased some of its PlayStation 4 owners with a suggestion that backwards compatibility with PS1 and PS2 games could be coming in a future update, letting it begin to rival Microsoft's upcoming support for playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

Sony could build a 'high performance' PlayStation 4

Sony is open to building a high-performance variant of its PlayStation 4 console, its senior vice president of entertainment said in a recent interview. An updated version could extend the PS4's life-span, giving Sony more time to work on a successor.

Sony cuts price of PlayStation 4 as Xbox One still drags behind

Microsoft's Xbox One games console continued to lag behind Sony's PlayStation 4 throughout last month, according to new sales figures. Microsoft's promises of the best exclusive games line-up in history are failing to offset the popularity of the PS4.

Even Microsoft doubts Xbox One can catch the PlayStation 4

Since the 2013 launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft has trailed behind Sony in terms of raw sales. The company now seems to have accepted that fact, appearing uncertain it will ever be able to catch up.

Sony sells three million PS4s in three months, triples its profit

Sony is continuing to show signs of a strong recovery from financial issues after announcing a year-on-year trebling of profits. The growth has been fuelled primarily by sales of the PlayStation 4 games console.

After 15 years, game consoles are officially legal in China again

China has officially relaxed its formal ban on video game consoles which has been in place since 2000 and has prevented the sale of dedicated gaming devices. It was feared playing games could be detrimental to the development of children.

Lizard Squad hacker guilty of hacking PlayStation Network

The teenager partly responsible for shutting down PlayStation and Xbox network for millions of kids on Christmas has been convicted of 50,700 offenses. Despite the enormous number of offenses, the 17-year-old user was let off with a slap on the wrist.

Man drugs his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games

Rauxel - A man in Germany wanted to keep on playing games on his PlayStation. In order to accomplish this, he decided to drug his then-girlfriend.

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

See the blatantly sexist ad Sony PlayStation quickly pulled

Sony quickly pulled an innuendo-ridden ad from its European PlayStation YouTube channel, The Verge reports, presumably because of spot's obvious sexist connotations.

Hackers crash PSN network, cause Sony execs plane to be diverted

Anyone wanting to play games on the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) on Sunday were out of luck after the servers were inundated by hackers.

Op-Ed: The Top 5 worst mistakes Nintendo ever made

Despite being the most recognizable brand in video games, the Wii U is currently the worst selling console on the market. We take a look back at the Top 5 mistakes Nintendo has made to gain some perspective.

Sony's profits rise through PS4 sales

Tokyo - Sony, the Japanse tech giant, has produced a net profit of 25.7 billion yen ($250 million) for the three months to 30 June. This is up from 3.1 billion yen a year ago.

Review: 'Video Games: The Movie' is a doc that needed more time in beta Special

'Video Games: the Movie' is a very informative documentary, but is severely lacking in the substance, education, and fun department.

Op-Ed: The wait is over — PlayStation 4 games dominate at E3

Sony has the hold on this generation’s biggest selling games with the Japanese company stealing the show at this year's E3.

Sony unveils prototype virtual reality headset for Playstation

Sony Corp unveiled a prototype for a new virtual reality headset accessory for its Playstation 4 games console on Tuesday at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, as it bids to f...

Sony says has sold 6 million PlayStation 4s as of March 2

Sony Corp said on Tuesday that it has sold 6 million PlayStation 4 game consoles as of March 2, well ahead of its target for the fiscal year to the end of this month.

Sony sells 5.3 million Playstation consoles, exceeds full-year target

Sony Corp said it has sold 5.3 million Playstation 4 game consoles as of February 8, surpassing its full-year target ahead of its release in Japan next week.

China lifts ban on video games

The Chinese government have decided to lift the ban on foreign games consoles that was introduced in the country 14 years ago.

Foxconn interns alleged to have sabotaged the PlayStation 4

A forum post published by users claiming to be Foxconn interns alleged that the PlayStation 4 was deliberately mishandled and sabotaged during the manufacturing process.

Italian boy jumps from balcony after father breaks Playstation

Bergamo - The 13-year-old boy had been spending too much time playing games on his Playstation, and not enough time studying. When he received a bad grade at school, his father destroyed his Playstation. The boy was so upset he jumped from the balcony.

Op-Ed: Gamers should wait before buying a PS4 or Xbox One

The gaming industry is going to enter the eight generation of consoles this month, but it may be better to wait before wasting one's hard earned money on a product that has a probability to be defective.

Gran Turismo movie in production

Media giant Sony has confirmed that a movie based on the Gran Turismo PlayStation game is in development. The movie could be released in 2014.

U.S. hedge fund billionaire suggests Sony Corporation break apart

U.S. hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb is suggesting that Sony Corporation break up its different divisions; however Sony's CEO remains committed to "Sonyness."
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