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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.

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

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

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.


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.

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


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

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

'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.

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.

PS4 Pro: Things to consider before purchasing

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

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

'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: 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

LOOK: Filipino gamers line up for 'Final Fantasy XV'

Nov 29, 2016 - 6:20 PM

The latest in the long running RPG series draws crowds at gaming stores in the Philippines

Photo by Neil Deona

Why you should be excited for 'Final Fantasy XV'

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:38 PM

XV is about to drop Whet your appetite with our preview of the game s first few chapters

Here are the games that will be optimized for the PS4 Pro when it launches

Nov 04, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Sony says 44 titles will take advantage of the console s enhanced processing prowess at launch

The World of Final Fantasy demo packs JRPG flavors you thought were long gone

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Square Enix s cutesified World of Final Fantasy may offer the more traditional Japanese role playing experience compared to Final Fantasy XV

VICTORY POSE. World of Final Fantasy's Reynn and Lann pose with their various mirage buddies. Screen shots from PS4 demo.

What went down at GameStart 2016

Oct 11, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s GameStart

Southeast Asia Major 2016 featured tournaments for Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelation, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom, and Tekken 7. Photo by Mark Teo / Afterdark Facility / GameStart

Nioh director acknowledges similarities to Dark Souls

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:36 PM

The PlayStation 4 exclusive promises a Souls like level of difficulty while giving you a unique look at Japanese fantasy

WATCH: Unboxing the PS4 Slim

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Confirmed: the PS4 is now a tad bit easier to take out of the box thanks to its smaller size

IN PHOTOS: How the PS4 Slim compares to the the original PS4

Sep 26, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Here s a look at how Sony s smaller PS4 compares beside the standard one

ON A DIET. The PS4 Slim (right) weighs 2.1 kilograms while the original model tips the scales at 2.8 kilos. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Confirmed: The PS4 Pro does pump out nicer graphics

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Here are our impressions on Resident Evil 7 Infamous: First Light Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn as rendered by the new and enhanced PlayStation

PRETTY LIGHTS. Infamous' neon lights show off the visual differences afforded by the more powerful PS4 model. Photo by Michaela Nadine Pacis/Rappler

Current-gen console wars, round 2: PlayStation 4 Pro vs Xbox Scorpio

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Let s check out the features of Sony’s new gaming box and see how it stands against Microsoft s own upcoming behemoth the Xbox Scorpio

Everything we know so far about the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Looking for more information on the slimmer and Pro versions of the PlayStation 4? We ve got you covered

SONY'S SLIMMER PS4. Sony reveals the PlayStation 4 slim. Screen shot from Twitch.

Sony reveals PS4 slim model, 4K and HDR-capable PS4 Pro

Sep 08, 2016 - 3:27 AM

UPDATED Sony s slim PlayStation 4 and the PS4 Pro aim to provide gamers with a wider range of experiences for play

THE NEW PS4 UNITS. Screen shot from Twitch.