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‘The Last of Us Part 2’ was never meant to satisfy

Jul 08, 2020 - 12:45 PM

This treatise on empathy and forgiveness may be the needed, but not the easiest, pill to swallow

'The Last of Us 2': Are we not ready for a major character death in games?

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Let's reflect on the hate 'The Last of Us 2' has received


Lazada advertises P250,000 PlayStation 5 on Instagram

Jun 25, 2020 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) The ad also shows a conceptual PS5 design and not the actual console. A source at Lazada says the ad was mistakenly published, and that it had been taken down last June 25.

Screenshot from Instagram


PlayStation 5 fan-made renders draw interest in black console design

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:22 AM

Apparently not everyone is a fan of the new predominantly white colorway

BLACK PS5. On the left is the official white PS5. On the right is the black render done by Twitter user @MrUnknowArtist. PS5 image from Sony


'The Last of Us 2' spoiler-free review

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Like the original 'The Last of Us,' the sequel sets the bar for storytelling in a video game

THE LAST OF US 2. Nature starts to reclaim cities in post-apocalyptic USA. All screenshots from Sony


Reactions: PlayStation 5 memes compare console to routers, popped collars

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:37 AM

Sony fans and meme-makers come out in full force to talk and joke about the PS5's design

THE PLAYSTATION 5. Screenshot from Sony PlayStation Twitter account.

All the games revealed at Sony’s PS5 showcase

Jun 12, 2020 - 8:08 AM

From 'Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales' to 'Horizon Forbidden West,' here are all the games that have been announced for the PS5

SPIDER-MAN. A new Spider-Man game comes to the PS5. Screenshot from trailer


PlayStation 5 officially revealed

Jun 12, 2020 - 5:54 AM

The new console will have a futuristic design, in contrast to the comparatively low-key appearance of the PS4

PLAYSTATION 5. Image from Sony


Postponed PS5 event gets new date

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:46 AM

It takes place on June 12, Philippine time

Image from Sony


Sony delays PlayStation 5 event amid unrest

Jun 02, 2020 - 9:35 AM

'For now, we want to stand back and let more important voices be heard,' tweets the PlayStation team

PS5 CONTROLLER. Photo from Sony


PS5 games to be showcased on June 5, PH time

May 30, 2020 - 8:40 AM

The games showcase will run for 'a bit more than hour,' says Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image from Sony

How to add PS4 storage space

May 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

With gamers buying titles digitally, there's been an added need for more storage

PS4 AND PS4 SLIM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


What TV to get for the PS5 or the Xbox Series X

May 14, 2020 - 4:12 PM

With the next generation of consoles upon us, it's time to see if we'd need to upgrade our screens

An 8K TV on display at CES. Photo by Glenn Chapman/AFP


PS4 vs. PS3: Which was better?

May 02, 2020 - 12:11 PM

As we wait for the PS5, we look back at Sony's consoles, and see which one we had more fun with

PLAYSTATION. Screenshot from Sony/YouTube


'Last of Us Part II' gets new June 19 release date

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The post-apocalyptic PlayStation exclusive gets a new release date, about a month after an announcement delaying its launch

LAST OF US. Series protagonist Ellie appears in a screenshot for Last of Us Part II. Image from Sony


Games to check out before PlayStation’s April sale ends tonight

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:11 PM

Check the PlayStation Store for deals on games you may have missed when they first came out. Here's what we're eyeing!


Digital video game spending hits record high under virus lockdown

Apr 23, 2020 - 2:27 PM

The closing of real-world stores due to the pandemic is cited as a factor in gamers purchasing more titles as digital downloads

GAMERS. File photo of Brazilian brothers Guilherme (right), 14, and Arthur, 11, watching professional players from the Loud YouTube channel play the mobile game Free Fire on Youtube, at their house in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Mauro Pimentel/AFP

'FFVII Remake' in screenshots: 25 hours into the game

Apr 20, 2020 - 8:35 PM

For those who have already played the game, relive some of the game's moments with our 'FFVII Remake' visual diary here

Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII Remake/Square Enix


'Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection' and 'Journey' free on PSN until May 5

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:43 PM

It's part of Sony's Play At Home initiative, which also includes setting up a $10 million fund for indie developers

Image from Sony


Gamers mistakenly buy Chinese/Korean ‘FFVII Remake’ due to lack of labeling

Apr 10, 2020 - 2:58 AM

(UPDATED) Sony refunds gamers who mistakenly bought the language version of the game they didn't intend to buy

CLOUD STRIFE. Cloud is the primary protagonist of Final Fantasy VII. Photo from Square Enix


Sony reveals PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

Apr 08, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Sony shows off its new controller for the first time

DUAL SENSE. All photos from Sony


PS2 turns 20: What were your favorite games for the console? Here are 5 of ours

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:57 PM

We’re taking a look back at some of our favorite games released on Sony’s top-selling console


Official PlayStation 5 webpage goes live

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:11 PM

You can now sign up for PS5 updates through the page

Screenshot from PS website


PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X: What we know so far

Feb 01, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The console wars resume as the PS5 and the Xbox Series X loom on the horizon. Here's what we know so far

Logo images from their respective manufacturers


LIST: 11 games we can’t wait to play in 2020

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

We have the 'Final Fantasy VII' and 'Resident Evil 3' remakes on our list. What's on yours?

HELLBLADE II. The sequel to the 2018 psychological action hit is coming to the next Xbox console. Screenshot from official Xbox website


'Final Fantasy VII Remake' delayed

Jan 15, 2020 - 4:08 PM

The new release date is set for April 10

SEPHIROTH. Image from Square Enix


Google enters battle for cloud gaming market

Nov 17, 2019 - 2:44 PM

However, analysts say Stadia's outlook is uncertain as its faces rivals such as PlayStation Now in an emerging and highly-competitive market

GOOGLE STADIA. A visitor plays a cloud-game at the stand of Google Stadia during the Video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, western Germany, on August 21, 2019. File photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Sony's PlayStation 4 now the second best-selling console ever

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:31 PM

The PlayStation 4 sells around 102.8 million units. The top-selling console, the PlayStation 2, is at over 150 million units sold.

SELLING WELL. The PlayStation 4 and its peripherals. File photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Sony sees first-half net profit drop but lifts full-year forecast

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:22 PM

(UPDATED) Sony says it saw sales jump in the image sensor sector, thanks to the growth in demand due to mobile phones

SONY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 a visitor walks past a Sony logo at an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the Walkman portable music player, in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

PlayStation 5 launches in holiday 2020, Sony announces

Oct 08, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Sony also confirms that it will indeed be called PlayStation 5

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo and the PlayStation button icons on display at a Sony event on June 11, 2018. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony's Playstation 4 loses Facebook integration, at least for now

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Facebook is finalizing an updated contract 'designed to improve the Facebook integration on PlayStation,' which seems to make the current loss of integration a temporary issue

Sony 1st quarter net profit down on one-off factors

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:05 PM

(UPDATED) Sony experiences a slowdown in its games and network businesses, including an online service that allows users to enjoy music and video titles via their PlayStation accounts

SONY. This file photo taken on January 23, 2019 shows a general view of the logo of Japan's Sony displayed at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Both Instagram and Playstation do not elaborate on the cause or extent of the outage

Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' arrives November 8

May 30, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Aside from the release date, the trailer video on the PlayStation account brings some new gameplay footage and more mysteries

DEATH STRANDING. Norman Reedus plays Sam in Hideo Kojima's latest title. Screenshot from YouTube

'Days Gone' review: Not bad for a zombie game

May 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s not a perfect game. It’s not a fantastic game, but it’s not a bad one either.

'Final Fantasy VII' remake re-emerges

May 10, 2019 - 8:23 AM

It's alive!

CLOUD STRIFE. The game's protagonist Cloud appears with Aerith in a new trailer for the remake. Screenshot from PlayStation/YouTube

Sony logs record profits, warns of headwinds to come

Apr 26, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Sony's robust games and entertainment divisions push annual profits to a second consecutive record high but warn of a looming downturn in its bottom line

SONY. This file photo taken on February 2, 2018 shows the logo of Japan's Sony Corp. displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

'PS5' details emerge: AMD chips, SSD, 8K graphics, backwards compatibility

Apr 17, 2019 - 9:04 AM

Sony's next console is starting to take shape

PLAYSTATION. The PlayStation logo appears at E3 2018 held in June in Los Angeles, USA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Sony enables PlayStation Network ID changing

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:39 AM

By the end of April 11, PlayStation Network account holders will finally be able to change their usernames on the service

PSN ID CHANGES. You'll soon be able to switch your PlayStation Network ID! Image from Sony

Sony says former CEO Kazuo Hirai to leave firm

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:15 AM

The company says that Hirai would retire as chairman but would continue to provide 'counsel as requested by Sony's management team'

Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai speaks during a press briefing at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on February 2, 2018. Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai, who led a major and successful overhaul at the Japanese electronics giant, will step down at the end of March, the firm said on February 2 and will become Sony chairman, filling a post that has been empty since June 2012. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

Sony's key announcements at CES 2019 include new TVs, strong PS4 sales

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:42 PM

We highlight some of the biggest announcements from Sony – from giant TVs to the ultimate party speaker

SONY'S KENICHIRO YOSHIDA. Sony President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida walks on stage to speak at the Sony Electronics Inc. press conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2019 (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas on January 7, 2019. Photo by David McNew/AFP

'Just Cause 4' review: Mindless fun can get old fast

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The game’s mindless fun fails to save it from some uninspired mission design and technical shortcomings

RICO SUAVE. Your secret agent Rico Rodriguez zips through the air ready to take on all manner of baddie. Screenshot from reviewer

PlayStation Classic successfully 'modified' shortly after release

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hackers report being able to play PlayStation games off a USB drive

PS CLASSIC. Photo from Sony


Alleged PlayStation 5 reveal, release dates surface on Reddit

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Reddit user RuthenicCookie, after correctly predicting that PlayStation won't be around at E3 2019, claims that the next PlayStation will be unveiled next year

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.


Sony patent teases Playstation controller with a touchscreen

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:37 PM

The patent describes a controller with a similar design to the DualShock 4 for the Playstation 4 but replaces the existing touchpad with a touchscreen.

A DIFFERENT PS4 CONTROLLER? Will Sony come out with a touchscreen-enabled controller? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Japan to get 2TB PlayStation 4 Pro this November

Nov 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

This is currently exclusive to Japan and will set you back 44,980 yen, or around $399

Sony nearly doubles first-half net profits, upgrades forecast

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Sony says April-September net profit reached 399.4 billion yen ($3.5 billion), up 88.7% from a year ago and marking its best performance for the period

LIST: The 20 preloaded games for the U.S. PlayStation Classic

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Here's your full list of game offerings for the U.S. version of the PlayStation Classic!

PLAYSTATION CLASSIC. Screen shot from YouTube.

PlayStation Network ID name changes coming in 2019 – Sony

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Soon, you'll be able to change your PSN ID – a godsend if you regret the name you chose for your account when you were younger and far less mature

NAME CHANGES. Soon, users will be able to strike off their older, less mature names from their accounts. Image from Sony.

Sony CEO confirms they will have 'next-generation hardware' for gaming

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:54 PM

He doesn't say if it will be called PlayStation 5

SONY AT E3. Sony took on a different tack for this year's E3 presentation. Screenshots from livestream.