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Sony Asks If EVO Guests Want PlayStation NFTs, Doesn’t Let Them Say ‘No’

You know how Sony wanted folks to know that the PlayStation Stars digital collectibles weren’t NFTs last month? Well, it doesn’t sound like Sony is completely opposed to dealing with NFT bullshit with the PlayStation brand, as EVO attendees in Las Vegas this weekend are apparently being asked what kinds…

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ICYMI: Here’s Everything from PlayStation’s June 2022 State of Play

A new State of Play, PlayStation’s semi-occasional game information streaming event, was broadcast today. The series has traditionally been fairly low-key, but sometimes features major announcements like the Resident Evil 3 Remake or the reintroduction of Final Fantasy VII Remake and…other, non-remake things. This time, Sony emphasized that the show would…

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Intern Charles’ Top 5 Games on Sale During PlayStation’s Days of Play

Today is the first day of PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale, which includes discounts on over 600 games and DLC packs. If that sounds overwhelming, I don’t blame you. With so many options and so few dollars, where do you direct your attention? Worry not, dear reader: Intern Charles…

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Everybody Hates PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan’s Memo on Abortion Rights

The games industry is working its way through public acknowledgements of the possibility that the Supreme Court may be overturning laws to ban abortion, but Sony’s Jim Ryan has reportedly given an internal statement to the company that has caused him to trip and fall into a pit that not…

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Sony Lays Off Employees After Months of Big Announcements

Sony has laid off close to 90 employees across merchandise and marketing teams in North America this week. In a new report from Axios, company leadership says the job cuts are part of its “global transformation” in the shifting focus from retail to digital. The cuts come during a time…

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There Must Be Easier Ways to Let Me Play Old Stuff, PlayStation

PlayStation Plus is getting the (previously leaked) expansion many have been asking for. The online service subscription will grow to include three tiers: PlayStation Plus Essential, PlayStation Plus Extra, and PlayStation Plus Premium. The lowest tier functions like PS Plus does now — basically as a service fee to play…

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PlayStation’s Answer to Game Pass May See Official Reveal Next Week

Sony’s unannounced subscription service, code-named Project Spartacus, may finally have an official reveal on the horizon. In a new report from Bloomberg, the console giant is said to have plans for announcing its PlayStation take on a Game Pass competitor as early as next week. Anonymous sources told Bloomberg that Sony’s…

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ICYMI: Everything From PlayStation’s March 2022 State of Play

It’s been over a year since the PlayStation 5 launched and, for a variety of reasons, the system still isn’t in as many hands as Sony would want as demand continues to outstrip supply. This doesn’t mean the games can slow down, however, as Sony keeps its regular pace of…

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Eight More Women Come Forward as Part of PlayStation Harassment Lawsuit

Back in November, a former IT security analyst at PlayStation named Emma Majo was looking to pursue a class-action lawsuit against PlayStation as a representative for women at the company who faced discrimination within Sony. The company denied these claims and asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit, but a…

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Eight More Women Come Forward as Part of PlayStation Harassment Lawsuit

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Report: PlayStation Pursuing a Multi-Tier Game Subscription Service

In the ongoing console war, which is not a war but a lot of people seem to act like it is, one of the key differentiators between the Xbox and PlayStation ecosystems is Microsoft’s emphasis on services like Game Pass versus Sony’s alternatives of PSNow and PS+. On the two…

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Nixxes Joins PlayStation Stable as Latest Acquisition

In yet another social media news blast, PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst has announced that PC porting studio Nixxes has been acquired by Sony. Unlike a lot of other recent PlayStation acquisitions like Insomniac a few years ago or Housemarque earlier this week, Nixxes does not make original software…

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It Kinda Sounds Like Publishing an Indie Game on PlayStation Sucks

Sony’s love affair with indie games seems to ebb and flow. The platform holder got behind independent titles in a big way with the PlayStation 4’s launch, but the support doesn’t always last very long or returns only when it’s convenient to PlayStation. While the publishing policies of the three…

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PlayStation Acquires Housemarque, Maybe Also Accidentally Announced Bluepoint Acquisition

The ongoing acquisition war between Microsoft and Sony continues, as the latter goes on to pick up smaller studios that they have produced successful and proven projects with, like Insomniac. In that same vein, PlayStation Worldwide Studios announced today that Returnal developer Housemarque is now part of the ever-growing list…

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God of War Sequel Delayed to 2022

In 2020, PlayStation shocked a lot of its potential PS5-buying base by announcing a surprisingly quick turnaround for a God of War sequel presumably named God of War Ragnarok though there has never been official confirmation that is the title. The short teaser trailer ended with a 2021 target year, which…

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PlayStation Charged Developers to Implement Crossplay

  The trial between Epic and Apple, two mega-corporations both in and out of the gaming space, began today. As part of the trial, quite a lot of evidence and documentation has been made public, including Epic’s own internal communications with console partners like PlayStation. Contained within is PlayStation’s policies…

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Use This Firefox Plugin to Access the Fully Functional Old PlayStation Store

A Firefox plugin called “Valkyrie PS Store” will allow you to access the old PlayStation store on your computer. The old PlayStation Network web store with access to PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3 titles was taken down at the end of last month. This encouraged users like Silica,…

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Sony Lacked a “Vision for What the Vita Could’ve Been,” Says Former Employee

A former Sony employee recently held an AMA focusing on PlayStation’s disappointing handling of the Vita. Although anonymous, the employee was vetted by Reddit moderators and held the AMA with their coordination. In the AMA, the former employee alleges Sony dropped first-party support for the Vita because the return on…

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PlayStation Acquires EVO Fighting Game Tournament

In an odd bit of news today, PlayStation has announced that the Sony Interactive Entertainment company has acquired the Evolution fighting game tournament, usually abbreviated as EVO. Both PlayStation and esports company RTS have joined together to acquire the tournament, which has been running yearly since 1996 until last year.…

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Sony Reportedly Closing Japan Studio [Update: Confirmed]

[Update 5:05 PM PT]: IGN has confirmed with Sony that the Japan Studio is being restructured around Team Asobi. Coupled with the departures, this seems to confirm VGC’s reporting. According to a new report from VGC, PlayStation Worldwide Studios is letting go of most of the developers from their venerated Japan…

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Everything You Missed From Today’s PlayStation State of Play

Sony tends to use the term State of Play loosely, employing it for everything from single-game deep dives to new console reveals. Today’s State of Play, however, is a bigger look at the PlayStation ecosystem’s upcoming library, including both older titles and and a few new reveals. If you didn’t…

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