Sony locks down exclusivity rights to Spotify to fuel its music-streaming service, revealing a new facet to timed exclusivity: software apps.
Sony’s new live TV streaming service brings the functionality of a cable set top box with a Netflix-like subscription plan.
Take your heart.
To buy or not to buy; that is the question. What goodies does Xur have for us this week?
Sony continues to deliver value across its ecosystem of platforms with PS Plus.
Your nightmares get an HD remastering.
Amazon’s daily Gold Box deal discounts one of this year’s best games.
Turn the tide of any battle in your favor and build the perfect team with these powerful spell combos.
Get ready to die…and die…and die some more.
Bungie embraces a “try before you buy model” for Destiny and lets players import their data to the actual game.
Sony reveals an ambitious new plan to reinvent television with the internet.
The newly launched shooter Destiny has grossed more than $300 million in its first five days of availability, Activision (NASDAQ: ATVI) has announced today. Sales across the five-day period are estimated at $325 million, and include worldwide According the publisher, this is just one of the numerous sales milestones and records that the popular MMO-esque shooter has smashed. Other noteworthy achievements pin Destiny as the best-selling new video game franchise of all time, and it even holds the prestige as the highest day-one digital console release in history. Bungie has also stepped forward to deliver some pretty impressive statistics on Destiny‘s online play. According to the developers,
Destiny is less than a week away, and PlayStation has just detailed the exclusive map Exodus Blue in a new video. The PlayStation exclusive multiplayer map is optimized for 3-on-3 and 6-on-6 matches in Destiny‘s Crucible PVP mode. It supports five gametypes including Skirmish, Control, Salvage, Clash and Rumble. Skirmish, a 4-on-4 team deathmatch mode, is shown during the footage. In terms of aesthetics, Blue Exodus heralds a return to Old Russia, a region scattered with broken buildings and breathtaking sun-lit vistas that all beta players will remember. The map itself is built around an old colony ship called Exodus Blue that served Earth during the Golden Age of expansion brought on by
Update 2: The PlayStation Network is now online, but Xbox LIVE support is still reporting that “gaming and social” features are limited. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners are still unable to play games online and communicate over party chat, and the support team says that it’s “working alongside our partner to get these issues fixed ASAP”. Update: As promised by both hacking groups, Xbox LIVE has been compromised. This affects both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms, cutting off services like social chatting and online gaming. Gamers can still buy and play owned content, view the website, and watch media across a host of different apps,
Bombastic book that explains all the dirty background work that happened in Texas, during the design of next-gen microprocessor for Sony and Microsoft consoles. If you’re into tech thrillers, this is one book to read – and it is not a fiction title.
Past couple of weeks brought two big anniversaries. Gran Turismo dinged 10 years in October, and then Half Life celebrated its won 10 years. Both games changed the world of their respective platforms. Personally, I’ve stated numerous times that the only game I would play on PS3 was Gran Turismo series (borrowed PSOne to finish GT1 and GT2, bought/sold PS2 for GT3 and now considering getting that legacy-enabled PS3 for GT3, GT4, GTHD and GT5 ;-). During Downshift Session 2008 event, Polyphony Digital held an impressive demonstration, showing Gran Turismo 5 (I guess Prologue) in 4K resolution. Sony provided the SRX-S110 digital cinema projector, outputting
Recently, I managed to get a sit-down with Roy Taylor, Nvidia’s “go to guy” when it comes to gaming. Roy is a well-known advocate for The Way It’s Meant To Be Played development program, and Roy isn’t afraid to shout out his opinion. In this unedited interview, you can see what thoughts are coming out from Nvidia and the direction TWIMTBP is taking. GPU Physics unleashed Theo: The PhysX pack had an excellent response since its launch in August. Recently, 178.24 drivers were released, containing a new PhysX library (btw, installation of the driver can occasionally hang due to PhysX v8.09.04.exe not loading up). Did
Going through dozens of e-mails can only lead to depression… or revelation. I’ve encountered a press release stating that BenQ is releasing two short throw DLP projectors: MP512ST and MP522ST. The former is targeting gaming market with quotes such as “ideal for playing the Wii”, while the latter should excel in business and education. Or so the press release goes. The fact of the matter is that MP512ST is geared towards the Wii because it sports a resolution of 800×600 pixels (SVGA), and if it stayed there, we would be happy. But the release continued quoting that an 800×600 projector is ideal for “PlayStation 3