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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.

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."

PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4 confirmed

After a series of rumors in the last few days, Sony has officially confirmed that a PlayStation 2 emulator is in the works that will allow old games to function on the PS4.

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.

Playstation Now service officially rolls out on January 13

Starting this Tuesday, Sony officially launches Playstation Now, which lets you stream and play Playstation 3 titles on your Playstation 4.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC could include first-person viewpoint

After Grand Theft Auto V launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, Xbox One, PS4 and PC releases are now finally close with new features and content. A report circulating online suggests that the new PC content could be more than anyone expected though.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

Sony feels EA Access is a bad deal for gamers

EA Access will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 as Sony felt the service does not offers a good deal for their gaming community.

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was the best selling Next-Gen game

During an investors report; Activsion reveled that 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' was the best-selling game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March

According to a report by the consumer market research firm, NDP Group, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One during the month of March.

'The Playroom' is being used to film sex videos

A growing trend among PlayStation 4 gamers has been using 'The Playroom' feature to create and distribute sexually explicit videos.

TopFinds: The miracle in Medjugorje, PlayStation 4 shortage

A wheelchair-bound Italian teenager miraculously walks. How Sony is attempting to ramp up supply to meet PlayStation 4 demand. Paleontologists discover a new species of a birdlike dinosaur. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Sony struggling to meet PlayStation 4 global demand

Due to the brisk sales and high demands for the PlayStation 4, Sony estimates it won't be until the summer that they catch up to the global demand.

Op-Ed: 5 things Nintendo must do to stay in the game

Citing their third consecutive loss, it is imperative for Nintendo to change their strategy if they are to remain relative in today's gaming culture.

Sony announces PS4 sales numbers, new game streaming service

At Sony's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) press conference, the company announced that it has sold 4.2 million PS4 units. It also unveiled a streaming service that will allow gamers to play PlayStation 1, 2 and 3 games.

PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the UK

According to a report conducted by the Entertainment Retailers Association, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One by 166,000 consoles in the United Kingdom.

San Francisco man allegedly kills another for his PlayStation 4

San Francisco - A San Francisco man is behind bars, accused of shooting dead another young man for his Sony PlayStation 4 last Sunday afternoon.

TopFinds: Playstation 4 potentially sabotaged, Rob Ford satirized

Already, Sony's Playstation 4 is facing allegation of tampering via its Foxconn workers. Comedians have a field day with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Why did Vancouver ban doorknobs? Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

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.

Playstation 4 sells 1 million consoles in 24 hours

Sony's PlayStation 4 got off to a very strong start, selling 1 million consoles in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours.

Video: Playstation 4 'E. Kenway & Sons' viral teaser trailer

Sony, tapping into Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag," has released another viral teaser video in preparation for its Playstation 4 launch on November 15.

Microsoft accidentally uses PS4 footage for Xbox YouTube channel

In what is likely to be a fierce battle for supremacy between Microsoft and Sony in the latest iteration of the console wars, Xbox has shot itself in the foot with their latest YouTube blunder.

Video: Playstation 4 'Hadouken Cabs' viral teaser trailer

Sony, tapping into Capcom's popular "Street Fighter" franchise, has released a Playstation 4 pre-launch viral video called "Hadouken Cabs."

Playstation 4 to have 11 available apps at November 15 launch

When Sony's Playstation 4 next-generation console launches on November 15, there are 11 available online apps that will launch alongside it as well.
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