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Sony agrees to pay compensation to people who ran Linux on a PS3

Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by paying compensation to PlayStation 3 owners who installed the Linux operating system on their console. Sony later removed the built-in feature without warning, leaving many customers unhappy.

Sony's upgraded PlayStation 4 is real, will play 4K games

Ahead of the E3 gaming conference, Sony has announced it is developing an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 capable of running 4K games with enhanced graphics. The news confirms months of rumours and will give the PS4 a substantial mid-life refresh.

Sony announces 40m PlayStation 4 sales amid rumours of successor

Sony has announced it has sold a total of 40 million current-generation PlayStation 4 games consoles since its 2013 launch. The figure reveals the company has sold 10 million PS4s in the past six months as it hit 30 million units in November.

Sony to bring PlayStation games to smartphones for the first time

Sony has announced it is going to bring several of its major PlayStation game franchises to iOS and Android smartphones. The company has formed a new business unit to perform the work, following in the footsteps of Nintendo's recent smartphone launch.

Sony building an updated 'PlayStation 4.5' with 4K games support

Sony is working on a significant mid-life refresh for its PlayStation 4 games console, according to a report that claims to have knowledge of the company's plans. Currently dubbed the 'PlayStation 4.5,' the updated model will support 4K games.

PlayStation 4 rivals Xbox One with new PC game streaming feature

Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 software update that adds in several heavily-requested features. Version 3.50 launches in beta tomorrow and includes expanded Remote Play support, letting owners stream PS4 games to their PC and Mac.

Sony profit boosted by PlayStation 4, sales may be double Xbox's

Sony Corp. posted a 33.5 percent jump in profit over the last quarter this week despite struggling to succeed in its smartphone and consumer electronics businesses. The PlayStation 4 led the sales as the console continues to prove popular.

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter to play show at PlayStation Theater

New York - On March 12, Nick Carter, from the Backstreet Boys, will be performing solo at PlayStation Theater in the heart of New York City.

Sony announces the first eight PS2 games playable on PS4

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to start reliving some of their PS2 favourites from tomorrow. The feature isn't true backwards compatibility though and the PS4 won't accept PS2 discs. Instead, select titles are being remastered.

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.
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