Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Mar 11, 2015

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Sony announced that it will begin selling its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China next week following a more than two-month delay. The console had been due to hit Chinese shelves Jan. 11, but Sony abruptly announced a delay just three days beforehand without ...

Five things to keep you ahead of the game

| Jan 23, 2015

Five things to keep you ahead of the game

by Brian Ashcraft

Last year’s monster hits “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are the theme to a new pop-up cafe in Shibuya. As Nintendo 3DS remakes of the 2002 Game Boy Advance titles “Pokemon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” the new versions, with beefed-up graphics and new content, ...

Dec 29, 2014

Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored. The hacker activist group known as Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for disrupting ...

Xbox back online but PlayStation still down

Dec 27, 2014

Xbox back online but PlayStation still down

by Stephanie Griffith

Microsoft’s online network for its Xbox game console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hacker attack brought it and Sony’s PlayStation network down. The PlayStation network remained down, while Xbox’s service returned to all except three of ...

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Dec 26, 2014

Xbox, PlayStation game networks felled by known hacker group

Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network, Internet services that video gamers use to play online, were hit by connection failures Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility. The group, which took credit for an attack on Sony earlier this ...

Nov 14, 2014

Sony to launch streaming TV service via PlayStation

Entertainment colossus Sony Corp. has announced plans to debut a cable-style TV service delivered through its popular PlayStation video game consoles. Pricing was not disclosed for subscriptions to PlayStation Vue, which will debut with an invitation-only test phase in New York this month and ...

Sony unveils smartphones that double as PlayStation game display

Sep 5, 2014

Sony unveils smartphones that double as PlayStation game display

Sony Corp. has unveiled new mobile devices that also function as displays for PlayStation games, as it adds features to win sales in a market dominated by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. The marquee Xperia Z3 smartphone is waterproof and comes with a ...

New games to keep you occupied in the summer

| Jul 25, 2014

New games to keep you occupied in the summer

These warriors rule What would you get if you crossed Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda” with Koei Tecmo’s “Dynasty Warriors”? “Hyrule Warriors” is a hack-and-slash Zelda spin-off by Koei Tecmo’s in-house game studios Omega Force and Team Ninja, both of which are famous for their ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

| Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

by Brian Ashcraft

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the ...