Sony parodies Daft Punk with PS4 unboxing video

Daft Punk fans may enjoy Sony’s latest Playstation 4 promo. In “The Official PS4 Unboxing Video,” Sony parodies the video for Daft Punk’s unboxing of its most recent album, Random Access Memories. Complete with a nearly-identical dark underground sci-fi control room, flashing lights and another mystery man (Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida), the advertisement parodies… Read More


This iPad-loving, 5-year-old genius is Sony’s worst nightmare

Arden Hayes, a 5-year-old “whiz kid” from Carlyle, Ill., was back on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, expanding beyond his previous display of U.S. Presidential knowledge to wow the host and the audience with his knowledge of geography — identifying random countries and their capitals with a level of expertise that most adults will never… Read More


PlayStation 3 rules global console market in build-up to new generation

Sony sold 2 million PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide in the latest quarter, continuing the 7-year-old console’s late surge as Sony and Microsoft prepare to release their next-generation entertainment and gaming machines next month. Sony reported the number this morning as part of its quarterly earnings release. By comparison, Microsoft sold 1.2 million Xbox 360s for the… Read More


Xbox One back in stock on Amazon, GameStop

The Xbox One has been sold out at most online retailers for a while now — maybe President Obama is swooping all of them up — but it looks like Amazon and GameStop both have more consoles in stock today. Amazon lists the standard Xbox One as available, but the console won’t ship until Dec…. Read More


Mobile game spending crushing Wii U, Vita titles

With more than half of us now sporting smartphones, more and more people can purchase and play mobile games. That means you don’t have to own a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita to game on the go, and new data reveals how exactly that’s hurting the traditional handheld gaming companies. App Annie and IDC just… Read More


Sony takes jab at Microsoft, touts consistency in maintaining ‘fair’ policies

While Microsoft did a little flip-flopping with some of the Xbox One policies, Sony has remained steady with its rules for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House wanted to reiterate this fact and used his time on stage at the big GamesCom conference in Germany to do so on Tuesday. “While others have shifted their… Read More


Xbox 360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Who won the console wars?

Sony’s earnings report yesterday provided some of the final pieces of data to answer a question that goes back to 2005: Will the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii prevail in the video-game console wars? Eight years later, it turns out the answer isn’t as clear as we might have hoped. Nintendo raced out… Read More


Xbox One prices: Controller for $60, headset for $25

Microsoft today revealed the prices of some Xbox One accessories: Controllers will go for $59.99 and the wireless headsets sell for $24.99. Unfortunately for Xbox 360 gamers, your current headset and controllers will not work with the Xbox One, so this news is important if you plan on wanting a multiplayer experience. One Xbox One… Read More


POLL: Microsoft just made big policy changes — now will you buy an Xbox One?

Earlier this afternoon, Microsoft surprised the tech world by reversing its stance on some Xbox One policies that had angered many gamers for the past few weeks and gave Sony firepower to poke fun at its rival. Now, you won’t need to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours like Microsoft originally planned. Nor will there be any restrictions… Read More


Report: Xbox One to hit shelves in November 2013

It looks like you’ll be able to buy an Xbox One this November. That’s what Rare development director Danny Issac just said during an interview with Geoff Keighley on the GameTrailers’ E3 pre-show. I guess Xbox One launches in November! Guy from Rare just said it on the pre-show during Kinect Sports Rivals demo. #GTE3 —… Read More


Xbox One and PS4 will battle for gamers at E3 today

It’s a big day for the video game industry down in Los Angeles, setting the stage for the next several years in the console business. Microsoft and Sony will be making dueling presentations at the E3 video-game convention, laying out their plans for their next-generation consoles, and trying to win over the traditional base of… Read More


The next Xbox: What to expect from Microsoft’s new console

Well, we’re almost there. In less than 24 hours, the tech world will be listening and watching in anticipation as Microsoft officially unveils the next generation of the Xbox. The console market has been struggling, but Microsoft — which has led in the U.S. in console sales for 28 consecutive months — is aiming to shake things up… Read More


Amazon inks deal with Sony to stream FX shows ‘Justified,’ and ‘The Shield’

Another day, another streaming deal for Amazon. The Seattle online giant just signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the rights to exclusively stream the popular FX show “Justified,” as well as the nonexclusive rights for “The Shield.” Episodes will be available online for Amazon Prime subscribers and others can watch episodes for $1.99 each…. Read More