E3 2017 Proves Sony Hasn’t Forgotten Beloved Franchises, PSVR

E3 2017 Proves Sony Hasn’t Forgotten Beloved Franchises, PSVR

E3 2017 has been really weird. Not only is the show itself morphing into a consumer-focused entity, but the press conferences have been oddly muted this go ’round. At last night’s Sony event, only a single person (Shawn Layden, CEO of SIEA) spoke on stage, and the rest of the night was made up of only music and trailers. But in spite of the wonky presentation, it’s crystal clear that Sony is doubling down on…

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Can Rogue One and Call of Duty power up the PSVR?

Can Rogue One and Call of Duty power up the PSVR?

It’s been a few months since the launch of the PlayStation VR, and the holidays were relatively quiet. We decided this slow period was a good opportunity to check-in on the state of PSVR. And since we’ve seen a few high-profile free releases pop-up here and there, that’s reason enough to dust off the headset for another round of virtual reality coverage. When the PSVR shipped in October, we spent dozens of hours putting it…

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Hands on with PS4 Pro: How do 1080p displays and PSVR benefit?

Hands on with PS4 Pro: How do 1080p displays and PSVR benefit?

Last week, Sony unleashed the PS4 Pro — a mid-generation update that’s focused on serving the emerging 4K market. It’s quite a bit more powerful than the base PS4, and the one-two punch of HDR and a high-res output are sincerely impressive for a $ 400 box. We know that some releases actually deliver native 4K, other games will use the ingenious checkerboard rendering method to get close to 4K, and many titles won’t take…

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PSVR hands on: a week with Sony’s virtual reality headset

PSVR hands on: a week with Sony’s virtual reality headset

The PlayStation VR ($ 399) has been out in the wild for about a week now, and I’ve been busy giving it a thorough workout. Since my headset arrived last Thursday, I’ve spent countless hours fixing cars, golfing, defusing bombs, and leaning perilously over the virtual abyss. With a few days of VR exploration under my belt, I’ve emerged from my dark and sweaty headset to lay bare exactly what the launch experience was like…

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PSVR will support 360-degree videos with the PS4’s Media Player app

PSVR will support 360-degree videos with the PS4’s Media Player app

If you were worried about Sony’s walled garden limiting your enjoyment of the PlayStation VR, you can breathe easy now. Sony just pushed an update to the PS4’s Media Player app, and the new features it brings will undoubtedly make the PSVR much more appealing to some of us. In a post on the European PlayStation blog, Sony outlines a few of the new features added to version 2.5 of the Media Player app. With…

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