There is still a lot we don’t know about The Taken King, the latest Destiny DLC. Coming in at $40, many have questioned the higher price tag when typical DLC prices range between $15-$30. Since its reveal, Bungie has insisted that The Taken King is different than traditional DLC, even their own past two DLCs, which includes The Dark Below and the very well-received House of Wolves. While still not giving away everything there is to know about The Taken King, Bungie has just revealed a ton of new information which will surely please Destiny fans.
In a move that caught investors by surprise, Sony has announced that it has raised nearly $4 billion in order to ramp up its sensor business. Sony was able to achieve the large sum by issuing new shares and bonds. In fact, this has been Sony’s first new share issue in 26 years and values at nearly a tenth of what the company is currently worth. In just the past year, Sony’s value has nearly doubled to $35 billion.
So what exactly will Sony do with the $4 billion in hand? Those details after the jump.
At E3, we were all spoiled by the Uncharted 4 vehicle chase gameplay which was a near 7-minute sequence that not only showcased the power of the PS4, but the wizardry of Naughty Dog. On the show floor, Naughty Dog also demoed an extended gameplay which continued where the 7-minute stage sequence ended.
Those who were lucky enough to see it have unanimously agreed that what takes place after is even crazier and more ambitious, and now Naughty Dog will be releasing the extended look for all of our viewing pleasure. Thing is, Josh Scherr thinks you might be best served by not watching it.
Earlier today, Sony announced First Flight, an internal crowdfunding platform that’s designed to finance projects from internal Sony employees. Think Indiegogo or Kickstarter but just for internal projects that will allow Sony employees to crowd fund their projects. The only slight twist or addition is that First Flight will also let backers pre-order and buy new devices developed by Sony workers.
If you’ve been wondering about what makes the Sony Xperia Z3+ worthy of a flagship device, wonder no more – or, at least, not from Sony’s viewpoint. Featuring a healthy dose of specs like Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, and a 20-.7 megapixel camera, the Z3+ has a lot going for it. Wrap that all in a waterproof and dust-tight body with a 5.2-inch display and you’ve got yourself a flagship device.
If you want to know more about the Xperia Z3+, Sony would be happy to share more details about the phone in a new video which can be found after the jump.
Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3+, Z4, or Z4v (yes, they are all more or less the same unit), has begun its worldwide rollout (to some lackluster results, it seems). With the phone set to go live in more countries in the coming weeks, it’s time for Sony to begin focusing on what’s next and if past trends hold, it will be a smaller version; perhaps the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact? Those details after the jump.
Prior to E3, everybody had an inkling that Guerrilla Games, the devs behind Killzone, were working on a new IP for PlayStation. Beyond that, little was known about the game, including the genre, seeing how until now, GG was best known for their FPS titles. Since that time, we’ve come to know their new game as Horizon: Zero Dawn. Set in an open world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, Horizon: Zero Dawn features a female lead that’s not all that unfamiliar to PlayStation fans who may have played Enslaved.
After the jump, check out the gorgeous trailer, which shows off the power of the PS4 and the beautiful world Guerrilla Games has created.
The launch of any device, especially a flagship unit like the Sony Xperia Z4, is the culmination of months of planning, if not years. Building up to its release and for some time to follow, you can expect a certain kind of fanfare like television spots, promotional billboards, celebrity endorsements, and of course a full social media push. None of this is cheap as it tends to cost a company in the millions but the hope is always that with an extravagant launch comes some extravagant sales.
The Sony Xperia Z4 is no different where it launched in Japan last week to the exact scenario as I just described and just as expected, if not hoped for, the unit landed on top of the charts as the number 1 and number 2 smartphones in Japan under carriers NTT DoCoMo and au (KDDI). What followed, however, is likely the exact opposite of what Sony had planned or hoped for.
In Destiny land, there’s been some brouhaha about the upcoming mega DLC, The Taken King. As a quick recap, Bungie will release Destiny: The Taken King on September 15th for $39.99. While a bit steep for DLC, this isn’t any normal DLC.
With The Taken King, Bungie is offering new subclasses, stories, strikes, and raids along side new weapons and armor. For most hardcore fans, the DLC price in fact isn’t an issue as the onslaught of new content is a welcomed thing. The sticking point instead is the inclusion of three emotes that will be available exclusively in the collector’s edition which includes the game and previous two DLC and in turn, means you’re repurchasing content you already own.
Fear now however as Bungie isn’t forgetting those who’ve been on Destiny from day one.
While this likely doesn’t affect a great many people out there, Sony has decided to drop support for the Dualshock 3 controller on the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet, their two new flagship devices. Previously, you could use the PS3 controller to play mobile games but that no longer seems to be the case. Curiously, older Xperia Z devices still provide support for the Dualshock 3 though it could be only a matter of time before Sony removes support on them as well.
However, all is not lost for your gaming habits. Those details after the jump.