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Sony Bringing These Games And More On Tour This Summer Across The US

Sony is bringing back its “Road to Greatness” event, which sees the company fill a tractor trailer with PlayStation games and more for a nationwide tour. The tour kicks off this weekend (April 21-23) at the Silicon Valley Comic-Con, with other stops including Sun Fest (May 3-7) in West Palm Beach, Florida; Summefest (June 29-July 2) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the MLB All-Star Game Fan Fest (July 7-11) in Miami, Florida; and the GameStop Expo (August 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada, just to name a few. You can see the full ...

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Sony Interactive Entertainment's Australian Managing Director Made Redundant [UPDATE]

UPDATE: GameSpot received a statement from a Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia spokesperson today, on the subject of Ephraim’s departure from the company: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) has today announced the departure of long term industry veteran Michael Ephraim, who will step down from the roles of Vice President, SIEE and Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand (SIE Aust. & NZ). Over the last 18 months the PlayStation business has been steadily evolved into SIE (replacing former Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment organisations). Connected with ...

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Sony unveils SD cards so fast, they’ve bumped up against interface speed limits

Sony has announced a new line of SD cards that aren’t just fast — they’re capable of hitting the fundamental performance limits of the Ultra High Speed II (abbreviated UHS-II) specification. That standard offers up to 312MB/s of performance, while Sony is claiming 300MB read/write speeds for its new line of SF-G SD cards. The UHS-II standard specifies a 156MB/s data rate when in half-duplex mode (reading and writing simultaneously) and a 312MB/s rate when only reading or writing. Sony’s published claim of 300MB/s reads and 299MB/s writes assumes half-duplex ...

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation TV, the PlayStation Vita, all 2013 – 2015 Bravia TVs, and all Samsung television models. Strangely enough, PlayStation Now support for all of these devices will be turned off in August 2017, except for the 2016 Bravia televisions, which go offline on April 1. Why ...

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation TV, the PlayStation Vita, all 2013 – 2015 Bravia TVs, and all Samsung television models. Strangely enough, PlayStation Now support for all of these devices will be turned off in August 2017, except for the 2016 Bravia televisions, which go offline on April 1. Why ...

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CEO of Sony Entertainment leaving for Snapchat

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, is stepping down to join Snap Inc. Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment and one of the main players during the infamous Sony hack, is stepping down after 13 years with the company. Lynton is leaving his position at the Hollywood studio to become chairman of Snap Inc., which owns the immensely popular social media app, Snapchat, according to Sony. The executive is arguably best known for heading the studio during a cyber attack that breached its emails and data in 2014. Lynton, 57, ...

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Refunds Offered as Former Sony Online Boss's New Game Canceled

Hero’s Song, the new RPG from Pixelmage Games, has been canceled less than two months after it launched through Steam Early Access. Pixelmage will shut down along with it. Pixelmage first revealed the game earlier this year as its debut title. The studio was founded by John Smedley, the former head of Daybreak Games/Sony Online Entertainment, and was pitched as an “open-world roguelike fantasy action RPG” that you could play alone or with up to 25 others. Smedley tweeted about the news today, saying, “It breaks my heart to have ...

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Sony Confirms Black Friday PSN Sale With a Bizarre Video

That Sony will offer Black Friday deals on the PlayStation Store this year should come as no real surprise. The way in which it shared that news, though, is a bit odd. PlayStation Europe today shared a 30-second YouTube ad which–rather than featuring a sizzle reel of all the games you’ll be able to get for cheap next week–shows the faces of a series of people who are apparently standing right in front of a giant fan. This goes on for 20 seconds before a message suggests you “play it ...

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Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats

After months of hype and online discussion, the PS4 Pro debuted this morning. A number of outlets have already published reviews of Sony’s new console, and the overall feedback is positive. Whether the PS4 Pro is a must-have upgrade over the standard PS4, however, will depend on which games you play and how quickly you intend to upgrade from a 1080p television to a 4K or 4K+HDR screen. We’ve rounded up reviews from CNET, Eurogamer, IGN, and PCMag, and they all generally agree. The PS4 Pro is a meaningful and significant improvement over ...

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Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats

After months of hype and online discussion, the PS4 Pro debuted this morning. A number of outlets have already published reviews of Sony’s new console, and the overall feedback is positive. Whether the PS4 Pro is a must-have upgrade over the standard PS4, however, will depend on which games you play and how quickly you intend to upgrade from a 1080p television to a 4K or 4K+HDR screen. We’ve rounded up reviews from CNET, Eurogamer, IGN, and PCMag, and they all generally agree. The PS4 Pro is a meaningful and significant improvement over ...

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