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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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PlayStation 5 Is the Fastest-Selling Console In U.S. History

Industry tracking firm NPD Group has revealed the PlayStation 5 is officially the fastest-selling console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales. This goes for lifetime sales with five months on the market. The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller was also the leading accessory in dollar sales for not…

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SIE CEO Jim Ryan Joins Coalition of CEOs Advocating For Accessibility

In a move of continued commitment to building a more inclusive and accessible industry for people with disabilities, Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan has joined Disability:IN’s “Are you IN?” campaign. This week saw the publication of the “CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion,” created by a coalition of CEOs advocating for…

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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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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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The PlayStation 5 Showcase Is Finally Happening Next Week

Earlier today, the PlayStation Twitter account announced that the PlayStation 5 showcase will finally be happening next week. PlayStation 5 Showcase broadcasts live this Wednesday at 1pm Pacific Time: https://t.co/W4gkVp7pdv pic.twitter.com/Nn33RT0yki — PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 12, 2020 In further evidence that we’re living in strange times, the tweet was posted…

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ICYMI: Every New Game Announced During Today’s PlayStation 5 Reveal

Well folks, we made it. The PlayStation 5 was officially unveiled today during a two-hour livestream event, wherein we all learned that its design is a lot more, uh, interesting than many of us (read: me) anticipated, and that Sony is still leaning heavily on the whole “console exclusive” thing…

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Sony Really Going to Show off the PlayStation 5 for Sure This Time

Sony has announced a new date for its historic(?) digital unveiling of the PlayStation 5: this Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. British (4 p.m. Eastern (3 p.m. Peru)), at PlayStation Dot Com Slash PS5. You might remember earlier this month when Sony delayed the event past its…

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The DualShock 4 Is Dead, Long Live the PlayStation 5 ‘DualSense’

Well folks, there she is. The PlayStation 5’s new controller, the “DualSense.” Go ahead and add it to your browser dictionary now because you’re going to be typing it a lot in the coming months, I’d wager. As you can plainly see, the DualSense features the same standard input configuration…

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‘Overwhelming Majority’ of PS4 Games Will Work on PS5, Says Sony

When Sony brought out system architect/Marble Madness creator Mark Cerny earlier this week to explain the PlayStation 5’s technical specifications in as deeply specific a way as is allowed by law, folk around the internet (us included) latched on to his assertion that PlayStation 4 games would be backwards compatible…

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Oculus, Sony to (Also) Skip GDC Over COVID-19 Concerns

Out of an abundance of caution for their legal liability employees, both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Facebook’s Oculus VR division announced plans to skip this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, over concerns regarding the continued spread of COVID-19. GDC is currently scheduled for the week of March 16,…

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Sony to Skip E3 Again on This, the Year of the PlayStation 5’s Debut

As was the case last year, Sony has decided to skip E3 2020 in favor of doing it’s own thang in the lead up to this holiday season’s scheduled launch of the PlayStation 5. This is the second time that Sony has skipped an E3, but the first time that…

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Sony Patent Points to New Dual Shock With Rear Triggers

Remember last week, when Sony announced a weird new Dual Shock 4 attachment that added two additional triggers to the rear of the device? We speculated at the time that Sony might be attempting to future-proof the DS4 ahead of its next generation controller, which might include rear triggers by…

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Sony’s MLB The Show Is Coming to ‘Additional Consoles’

Since the death of 2K’s MLB 2k series in 2013, Sony’s MLB The Show has been the only line of baseball sims officially licensed by Major League Baseball. Subsequently, anybody wanting to play “real” baseball with their favorite team has had to buy a PlayStation-branded console to do it on,…

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Shuhei Yoshida to Helm New PlayStation Indie Cultivation Initiative

Shuhei Yoshida has stepped down from his position as the Head of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment, in order to lead a “new initiative” at Sony “focused on celebrating external developers that are creating new and unexpected experiences for the gaming community,” according to a press release issued this…

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PlayStation 4 Sales Crest 102 Million Units Worldwide

It’s Quarterly Earnings Report Time™ in the world of business, which means that publicly-traded video game companies must trot out their shames and triumphs for all the world to see. Sony took its turn releasing its financial data today, and it definitely had a new feather to put in its…

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Sony Pulls the Plug on PlayStation Vue Come January 30, 2020

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation-based cable television alternative, PlayStation Vue, will shut down for good at the end of next January. It turns out the world just wasn’t quite ready for something like Playtation Vue, according to an Official PlayStation Blog update posted today by SIE deputy president John Kodera. “Today…

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Early PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Build Reveals Unused Characters and Stages

Seven years after the game launched in 2012, some never before seen footage of an old build of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is appearing online, giving a glimpse at the early stages of Sony’s brawler. This footage is from when the game was called Title Fight before its initial unveiling with its shiny…

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Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden Leaves Sony

Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Worldwide Studios, will soon depart the company. The announcement was made through the official PlayStation Twitter account, as can be seen below. As Chairman of Worldwide Studios, Layden oversaw top-level machinations at 14 different Sony-owned studios, including Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Insomniac, and Media Molecule.…

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