Unveiled at CES 2014, PlayStation Now is a streaming services that can bring PlayStation 3 titles to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4. Think Netflix for gaming. At the time, we were able to get our hands on the PS Vita and stream God of War: Ascension to the powerful handheld without a hitch. It’s expected that Sony will officially release the cloud based service at the 2014 E3. While at the time, Sony was only talking about PlayStation Now for the PS4 and PS Vita, the company made it clear that the service would expand beyond gaming consoles and onto televisions, smartphones, and tablets. Today, Sony takes the first big step to bring PS3 titles to a entirely market and reach beyond the core gaming enthusiast.
We’d previously outlined Sony’s 2014 4K television fleet with specs and prices which includes the X850B (good), X900B (better), and the X950B (best). At that time, we were quite surprised about the prices of their 2014 4K fleet which had made huge strides in both the technology offered and the prices, but the news gets better. Sony has now officially unveiled pricing for their 4K televisions and while many are the same as we’d leaked, some are a few hundred dollars cheaper.
Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 15th, 2014. While you won’t find anything as shocking as the AA airline tweet here from the other day, this weeks PlayStation Store update does have a host of goodies which include the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on the PlayStation 4 and Dead Nation for the PlayStation Vita.
As a side note, seeing how MMORPG’s require a monthly subscription, it’s never made sense to me that publishers can charge for the game still. Luckily FF14 comes at a discount with the normal edition $59.99 and a collector’s edition for $59.99. As you guessed, details are all after the jump.
Sony has just updated their PlayMemories Mobile app for iOS devices. The PlayMemories Mobile 4.2.3 update brings with it improved compatibility for the company’s line of attachable lenses which require to be connected via the app to function. The update now allows for an improved photo-taking experience on the QX10 and QX100 by allowing you to touch the shutter icon to focus on the image at hand.
While the focus of 2014 has been Sony’s fleet of 4K televisions, which consists of the X850B, X900B, and X950B, Sony isn’t abandoning the traditional 1080p HD market. To that end, Sony has announced that the Bravia W600B, W700B, and W800B are now shipping worldwide, including features like Quick Start and One-Flick remote. If the Bravia W700B seems like a line you haven’t heard of, that’s because it’s exclusive to Europe.
Part of the last PC that Sony will ship, the VAIO Fit 11a was part of Sony’s strategy to capitalize on the Netbook and tablet market by offering a hybrid unit. Since that time, Sony has shipped nearly 26,000 units, mostly in Europe, but due to a manufacturing defect, each unit shipped is prone to overheat and catch fire.
At CES 2014, Netflix promised to bring 4K to televisions and the company has now fulfilled that promise. As of today, those with a compatible 4K television can download the free app which will provide 4K content with no added premium to your subscription. Content currently includes House of Cards: Season 2 and nature documentaries with more titles to come in the future.
Recently we found what appeared to be new firmware coming for the Xperia M via a major global network, a minor bug-fixing update that many users have been asking for. It’s not unusual for such an update to follow a major uplift.
This would be a timely update as the latest Jellybean version that was released brought elegance and a few bugs for users ranging from uninstallable Xperia themes to bluetooth turning itself off.
What’s appearing looks like fairly early testing so nothing is coming tomorrow. This reveal comes 10 weeks since 4.3 was originally tested, so things are looking good for some fixes. This fresh hint appeared just a few hours ago…
Every year at NAB, Sony dazzles us with new products in their camera and video lineup and this year is no different. CES 2014 made it clear that Sony is going all in with 4K and NAB continued that promise with the announcement of the full-frame Sony Alpha A7s. As the name suggests, this isn’t a rethinking of the Alpha line and instead, an improvement on the full-frame A7 that was announced last year. In short, Sony is bringing 4K video recording to the party with vastly improvement sensitivity which is what the “s” in the name refers to.
Interested? Lets talk details.
It’s been no secret that PlayStation and Naughty Dog had plans to bring The Last of Us to the PlayStation 4. When the game was originally delayed by a few months, many assumed that it was due to a shift in development and that the title would in fact come out for the PlayStation 4. While that did’t pan out, The Last of Us is now headed to the PS4 with development having begun directly after the PS3 title was released. Now let’s talk details about The Last of Us Remastered, which is being handled in house by Naughty Dog.
The PlayStation Blog recently revealed the list of PlayStation Store Top Sellers for March. Unsurprisingly, inFamous: Second Son led the way for PlayStation 4 while Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition continued to dominate for the PlayStation 3. The PlayStation Vita saw Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster take the top spot for that system. Keep reading to see the entire list!
You remember how Sony Announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet back in February? Well your soon-to-be favorite Android tablet with a quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, and a 10.1-inch FHD Triluminos Display is making its way to the US of A sometime in the future thanks to AT&T, as revealed by the FCC.