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Sony unveils PlayStation Classic retro console

Sep 19, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The console is approximately 45% smaller than the original and will retail for $99.99 in the US when it arrives on December 3

PS COMEBACK. The PlayStation that started it all returns. All photos from Sony


How close are we to the end of the gaming console?

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:09 PM

With the technology to beam console-quality games to any device, consumers would not have to spend the money for a $600 or $800 box, one analyst observes

An amazing return: 'Marvel’s Spider-Man' is everything a fan could hope for

Aug 03, 2018 - 7:31 AM

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a solid Spider-Man game. In this preview, we’ll be swinging in to see if this PS4 exclusive can return our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to its former gaming glory.

WATCH: E3 2018's West Hall featuring Sony, Sega, and Nintendo

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:47 PM

It's Spider-man versus Super Mario and the gang at E3 2018!

THE UNDYING. Zombie presence in games remain strong with a new 'Walking Dead' game and the remake of zombie survival horror classic 'Resident Evil 2.' Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: E3 2018's South Hall featuring Square Enix, Capcom, Ubisoft booths

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Get a load of what these game makers have in store for fans at E3 2018!

RESIDENT EVIL 2. Capcom's booth was highlighted by the remake of the Playstation classic and a new Megaman game. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Inside Sony Playstation's E3 presentation

Jun 12, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Get a closer look at the actual event behind Sony's E3 2018 showcase

SONY AT E3. Sony held their Playstation conference at the Los Angeles Center Studios, Monday, June 11, US time. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Recapping Sony's PlayStation Showcase at E3 2018

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements from the Sony Playstation E3 showcase at this year's E3

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

'Dark Souls: Remastered' from an absolute newbie's perspective

May 30, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Even with an improved and smoother frame rate, the genre-defining second entry into the 'Souls' series can still be brutally unforgiving – just the way some gamers like it

REMASTERED. The classic game known for its very high difficulty level returns on the PS4. Image from Bandai Namco


Rappler Game Night: 'Detroit: Become Human'

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We play through the first hour of this android-populated interactive drama from the prime purveyor of the form, Quantic Dream


Sony's next PlayStation may be at least 3 years away

May 24, 2018 - 3:18 PM

'We want to use the next 3 years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future,' says PlayStation CEO John Kodera

PSX. Gamers wait outside the main show hall of PlayStation Experience 2017 held in Malaysia. Photo by Nadine Pacis


'God of War' becomes PlayStation 4's fastest-selling exclusive

May 04, 2018 - 3:54 PM

God of War sells over 3.1 million units in its first 3 days

DAD AND BOY. Kratos and Atreus make waves in the gaming scene. Image from Sony.

RISING TIDE: Servant androids awaken in futuristic 'Detroit: Become Human'

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Technological disruption, class discrimination, sociopolitical tensions – we explore the thematic pillars of Quantic Dream's upcoming sci-fi drama for the PS4

Rappler Game Night: 'Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom'

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A kingdom begs to be saved once again in this sequel to the 2013 JRPG classic


Brutal grace: Kratos grows up in 'God of War' return

Mar 19, 2018 - 11:05 PM

In this preview of what may be this year's biggest PS4 game, we explore how Kratos has grown as he faces a challenge bigger than killing Zeus: fatherhood

The 'God of War' PS4 Pro and the meanings behind the markings

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The limited edition PS4 Pro made especially for 'God of War' carries strange markings that have in-game ties

GOD OF WAR PS4. Those aren't just random drawings. The patterns on this limited edition PS4 Pro mirror those on the game's Leviathan axe, signifying several things.All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: What's inside the 'God of War' Collector's Edition set

Mar 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Here's what you'll find inside this P7,699 special set

KRATOS. Gaming's most brutal hero returns in God Of War for the PS4, coming April 20. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Rappler Game Night: 'Monster Hunter: World'

Feb 08, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The guys of Monster Hunter: World PH join the Rappler Gaming League to try and defeat the fearsome early-game beast Barroth!

Sony profits soar more than tenfold, forecast revised up

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:18 PM

With its financial health back on track after years of deep losses, Sony says its chief executive Kazuo Hirai would step down after overseeing a successful overhaul

SONY. This picture shows the logo of Japan's Sony Corp. displayed in a window of the company's showroom in Tokyo on February 2, 2018.  Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

WATCH: Defeating Shadow of the Colossus' first colossus

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Join us in our preview of this beautiful remake of a PS2 classic, launching on February 6

Rappler Game Night: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Gelo Gonzales and Victor Barreiro put their music skills to the test by drumming to the beat of some of their favorite anime soundtracks

'Super Robot Wars X' to come out in Asia in 2018 with English subtitles

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The Asia version of Super Robot Wars X will release in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand on April 26, 2018

SUPER ROBOT WARS X. Bandai Namco announces a new entry in the franchise for the PS4 and PS Vita in 2018. Screen shot from YouTube video

PlayStation trophies tradable to PS store credit in U.S.

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:26 PM

In-game achievements translate to PlayStation cash in new rewards program

TROPHIES. Sony offers PS store credit for in-game achievements. Image from Sony


Monster Hunter World gets beta date, Horizon: Zero Dawn collaboration

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The PS4 gets its Monster Hunter World beta on December 9! Players can also dress up in the game to look like Horizon: Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy as apart of a collaborative effort.

BETA INCOMING! The PS4 beta test for Monster Hunter World is slated for December! Image from Monster Hunter World website.

Sony forecasts record profits, scores Spider-Man movie hit

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:33 PM

The once-ailing electronics giant and PlayStation console maker is eyeing a net profit of 380 billion yen ($3.4 billion) for the fiscal year to March 2018, compared to the previous 369.4 billion yen record a decade ago

SONY AT E3. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Sucker Punch bringing samurai action to PS4 with 'Ghost of Tsushima'

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:24 AM

While slim on details, 'Ghost of Tsushima' does promise plenty of samurai-themed action from the open-world adventure game developer Sucker Punch

GHOST OF TSUSHIMA. Samurai action returns to the PlayStation 4. Screen shot from YouTube video

The new PS4 and PS VR games shown off ahead of Paris Games Week

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Here's a quick roundup of the new PS4 and PS VR titles shown off ahead of the main PlayStation show at Paris Games Week

PLAYSTATION IN PARIS. Screen shot from YouTube video

Sony announcing 7 new PS4, PS VR games at Paris Games Week

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Sony's pre-event livestream at 11:00 pm Manila time will feature 21 game updates, with 7 new titles meant for the PlayStation 4 and the PS VR

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS. Sony is set to announce 7 new PS4 and PS VR games. Image from https://blog.us.playstation.com

WATCH: PlayStation Play Everything Roadshow kicks off in PH

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

The public event gives Filipino gamers a chance to get their hands on the PlayStation 4’s latest offerings

PSVR. A participant tries on the PlayStation's VR device at the PS Roadshow. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

WATCH: PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia 2017 quick recap

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:34 PM

See what the first ever PlayStation Experience in the region brought to fans last Saturday August 5 in Malaysia

PS BUTTONS. Gamers line up to see the intimate PlayStation showcase. Photo by Nadine Pacis/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:57 PM

From Street Fighter toys Final Fantasy VII figures to giant PlayStation buttons here are some of the scenes from Saturday s day long PlayStation party

PlayStation Experience Southeast Asia: What we're excited to see

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:43 PM

We re at the first ever PlayStation Experience in Southeast Asia which will be held in Malaysia Saturday August 5 Tune in for our updates


New 'Call of Duty' does away with health regen in campaign mode

Jul 04, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Suddenly as a player you cared about what you were doing you cared about not running and gunning in this fast and unrealistic way says Tolga Kart senior development director for Call of Duty: WWII

RETURN TO ROOTS. Call of Duty returns to World War II in newest installment. Developers Mike Mejia and Tolga Kart pose in front of a poster at E3 2017, June 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] Video Tour: PlayStation's E3 showcase

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 AM

A huge Spider man on a helicopter statue triple A game developers roaming the floor Gran Turismo racing pods – here s everything we saw at Sony s booth

BEYOND HUMAN. Spider-man and Detroit: Become Human, a game about androids, had the most attention-grabbing booths at Sony's E3 2017 showcase. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


'Destiny 2' for PC coming October 24

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Destiny 2 meanwhile are coming out on September 6

DESTINY 2'S GHAUL! The villain behind Destiny 2, Ghaul is shown for the first time in this E3 trailer. Screen shot from trailer.

[E3 2017] Sony's PlayStation Live was a trailerfest for 2018 reveals

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Players can expect world debuts updates on existing games in development and game announcements meant to help secure future hype for the PlayStation 4 Refresh this page for further PlayStation Live updates

PLAYSTATION LIVE! Keep checking this page for written updates about the press conference. Screen shot from LiveStream.

[E3 2017] Watch: Sony's PlayStation Live press conference

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The livestream for the press conference formally begins at 9:00 am Manila time

PLAYSTATION LIVE. PlayStation Live will be bringing new games and game development updates. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

IN PHOTOS: Tekken 7 fighters test their mettle at launch tourney

Jun 03, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Catch the action from the tournament here

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

PlayStation 4 system update 4.50 to launch on March 9

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The update is slated to bring external HDD support to the PS4 lineup as well as Boost Mode on PS4 Pro units among other new features

NEW UPDATE INCOMING. Are you excited for the additions they're bringing? Screen shot from Twitter video.

IMPRESSIONS: 'Horizon: Zero Dawn’

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The unique post apocalyptic PlayStation 4 exclusive impresses with its strong female lead and awe inspiring bio mechanical beasts

IMPRESSIONS: 'For Honor' awakens your inner savage

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Our time with the sword swinging spectacle For Honor tells us we ve just found Ubisoft’s next big hit

What to expect in Sony's upcoming PS4 Software Update 4.50

Feb 06, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The update – currently in beta testing – will bring external hard disk drive support for the console as well as a boost mode for the PS4 Pro

HDD SUPPORT. Sony's PlayStation software update 4.50 will allow users to extend the storage on the console. Image from Sony.

Review roundup: 'Resident Evil 7' is a return to form

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Blending old school elements with incredibly detailed visuals the latest in the long running horror series offers a heart attack of an experience

PS4 Pro: Things to consider before purchasing

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Weighing the pros and cons of Sony’s 4K console

30 days with the PS VR: great potential, many problems

Jan 12, 2017 - 5:46 PM

It s a great device but currently lacks a definitive experience to be labeled a must have

'SD Gundam G Generation Genesis' review: Made for the hardcore Gundam fan

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:19 AM

It s the first ever G Generation game to be released in English

The Year In Tech: Tech toys we wanted in 2016

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:25 PM

These cool gears and gadgets made the trying year a far more colorful place

Unboxing the PS VR

Dec 05, 2016 - 2:02 PM

We unbox Sony s new virtual reality device

The Year In Tech: Games to forget 2016 by

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Video games allow us to forget some of the badness of the year and we ve rounded up some of our favorite games of 2016 to forget the year with