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More Than One Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold in the First 24 Hours

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The next generation in console gaming is officially here as the Sony PlayStation 4 hit shelves last week. Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that the PS4 has sold more than one million units during the first 24 hours after it became available on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. said,

“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal. Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

The PS4 launch featured highly anticipated games such as “Killzone Shadow Fall,” “Knack,” “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” “NBA 2K14” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

Sony Announces the Entertainment Apps Available on PlayStation 4 at Launch

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The PS4 launch is so close and Sony has officially announced which digital entertainment apps will be available beginning launch day, November 15th. Yes, Netflix is on the list to utilize your $500 Netflix machine correctly.

In addition to Sony’s own Music Unlimited, a global cloud-based, digital streaming music service with a global catalog of over 22 million songs, and Video Unlimited, an on demand entertainment service that provides access to Hollywood’s latest hit movies, select classics and TV shows from hundreds of studios and networks across nine countries, there will be a variety of digital entertainment from popular services available starting at launch.

You can see the full list of launch day apps via the press release below:

Amazon Instant Video — Amazon Instant Video offers two great ways to watch movies and TV shows instantly, anywhere. Buy or rent from a selection of more than 150,000 titles or subscribe to Prime Instant Video and get unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes.

Crackle — A part of Sony Pictures Television, Crackle is a freely accessible multi-platform television network delivering original series such as Emmy®Award nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and hit movies and television programs in a variety of genres.

Crunchyroll — Watch the latest and best selection of Anime right from Japan such as Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Bleach and more up to one-hour after Japanese broadcast!

EPIX® — Authenticated subscribers on the PS4 system can instantly access and stream more than 3,000 titles on-demand, including top blockbusters such as The Avengers and The Hunger Games in HD, classic Hollywood franchises, award-winning original documentaries plus music and comedy specials.

Hulu Plus — Hulu Plus offers unlimited instant streaming of current hit shows like “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons,” and “South Park” as well as original series including “The Awesomes” and “The Wrong Mans.”

NBA Game Time — Stay connected to live out-of-market NBA game action on the PS4™ system with NBA LEAGUE PASS Broadband on an authenticated basis for subscribers. Get access to real time stats, complete scores, stats and schedules for every game, and video highlights and recaps.

Netflix — Netflix members can instantly watch a wide variety of TV shows and movies, including exclusive series such as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” on the PS4™ system.

NHL GameCenter LIVE™ — Instantly stream live out-of-market games* in HD quality with your NHL GameCenter LIVE™ subscription.

Redbox Instant™ by Verizon — Subscribers can stream from a library of hit movies on the PS4™ system and receive 4 DVD or Blu-Ray rental nights every month for new releases at the Redbox® kiosk. Everyone can purchase and rent the latest movies on-demand.

VUDU — Watch the world’s largest selection of HD movies and TV shows, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and indies. Stream new releases before they¹re available on DVD, or build a collection of favorites without ever paying for a subscription.

YuppTV — YuppTV offers over 150 Indian TV channels Live and on demand, including a selection of over 600 Movies to watch anytime, anywhere.

Phil Rosenberg, senior vice president, business development and publisher relations at SCEA said,

“PlayStation is deeply committed to providing the most immersive gaming and entertainment experiences to gamers. The PS4 is the most powerful gaming system ever created, which enables us, along with our partners to add amazing entertainment options to the platform that we know PlayStation fans are going to love.”

Infamous: Second Son Collector’s Editions Announced

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Sony announced the two limited edition versions of the video game, “Infamous: Second son.” The news was announced on a post on the PlayStation Blog revealing the Second Son Special Edition, as well as the Second Son Collector’s Edition.

The Special Edition includes Cole’s Legacy DLC. This addition is only being offered as part of the two limited editions. The DLC story reveals what happened between the climactic events of Infamous 2 and Second Son.

“Cole MacGrath’s actions in New Marais set in motion a chain of events leading to the now forceful occupation of Seattle by the oppressive Department of Unified Protection,” the blog entry explains. “Cole’s Legacy bridges this gap in time with a series of missions Delsin must complete, revealing unique insights into how the world of Infamous: Second Son came to be.”

Anyone who purchases the Special Edition will also get a Delsin Rowe beanie hat.

The Collector’s Edition comes with the Beanie and Cole’s Legacy DLC found in the Special Edition, but adds a denim vest cover for the game, an exclusive in-game vest, a set of badges and a collector’s coin. The US version of the Collector’s Edition comes with largely the same items, though lacks the denim vest cover for the game.

The US version of the Collector’s Edition comes with largely the same items, though lacks the denim vest cover for the game. you can check the full list of differences out in the images below.

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“Infamous: Second Son” will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 from February 2014.

The Launch Trailer for PlayStation’s “rain” Comes Online

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Sony Playstation has officially posted online the launch trailer for their upcoming release, “rain.” The game is set to be available on the Playstation Network beginning October 1st.

“rain” was developed by Playstation C.A.M.P! and follows the enchanting tale of a boy who chases after a girl with an invisible silhouette. After discovering that the girl is being hunted by ghostly creatures, he embarks on his own journey into the mysterious world of rain to save her. Upon entering the world he discovers that he has also become invisible and he must learn to navigate through the unknown, using the rain to guide and protect him.

Within the game, players control the invisible boy using the unique ability to appear in the rain and disappear under cover to advance through the storyline. However, just like in the real world, players must understand that at times what they are able to see isn’t everything and they must use their imagination to interact with the environment and solve puzzles, and to help them along their journey to safety.

You can watch the launch trailer below:

 

“The Time To Own A PS3 Is Now”

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Sony is rolling out a new campaign aimed at getting gamers who may have been holding out to buy a Playstation 3. I personally finally caved last week after being solely a Microsoft Xbox gamer. Why? The exclusives. “The Last of Us,” “Beyond Two Souls” and so many more PS3 exclusives finally reeled me in. Not to mention you can get a PS3 Bundle for pretty cheap all things considered. Continue reading “The Time To Own A PS3 Is Now”

PlayStation 4 Reported As “Noticeably Faster” Than Xbox One

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According to the UK magazine, Edge, anonymous developer sources have reported that the PS4  is “noticeably faster” than the Xbox One in what they refer to as “key performance” areas. In the report, the sources state that the memory reads on the PS4 are about 40-50% faster than on the rival next-gen console. Also noted is the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) on Sony’s graphic card is twice as fast. Continue reading PlayStation 4 Reported As “Noticeably Faster” Than Xbox One

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Players Will Be Able to Transfer to PS4 For Free

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Final Fantasy PS3 players can rejoice and breathe easier. Square Enix has officially confirmed that PS3 owners of the MMO “Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn” will be able to transfer to the PlayStation 4 version for free. According to Square Enix, all characters will have the ability to be moved between the two versions.  Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Players Will Be Able to Transfer to PS4 For Free

Activision Announces Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for Just $10

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In case you didn’t think getting a PlayStation 4 had enough perks, Activision announced today their participation in the PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 upgrade program. This announcement means they will offer the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” players the option to upgrade for just $10 from The PS3 to the PS4.  Continue reading Activision Announces Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for Just $10

PlayStation 4 Launches Nov. 15 in North America, Nov. 29 in Europe and Latin America

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Sony, you brilliant bastards, beating out Microsoft at every turn when it comes to the next-gen console release wars. This week at Gamescom, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc has officially announced the release date for the PlayStation 4 as November 15, 2013 in Canada and the U.S., and from November 29, 2013 in Europe including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. (We still do not have a release date for the Xbox One.) Continue reading PlayStation 4 Launches Nov. 15 in North America, Nov. 29 in Europe and Latin America

3 Reasons “The Last of Us” Could Be Game of the Year – Review

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The Last of Us is the first game I have ever actively sought out to play despite not owning the system it was released on. As someone who typically sticks to the Xbox 360, seeing this as a PS3 exclusive meant there was a very real possibility I wouldn’t play it till it was way spoiled for me. I couldn’t let that happen, so I borrowed my friend’s PS3 with their copy of the game and did nothing else during my free time for a week. And honestly? It was incredibly worth it. Naughty Dog, the game’s developer, is doing something right with this game from the storyline, the game mechanics, and the depth of detail that makes it a fucking masterpiece of gaming.  Continue reading 3 Reasons “The Last of Us” Could Be Game of the Year – Review