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WATCH: Ultra slow-mo shots taken by Sony’s Xperia XZs

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Here’s a collection of scenes showing the Sony phone’s neat party trick: slow-mo shots taken at 960 frames per second


'Starsky and Hutch' gets a TV reboot

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn will be overseeing the new series

STARSKY AND HUTCH. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play the title characters in a 2004 movie adaptation of the buddy cop series. Photo from Facebook.com/StarskyAndHutchMovie

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

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


Sony to acquire 95% stake in anime distributor Funimation

Aug 01, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The acquisition puts Sony firmly on the radar against other anime streaming services such as Netflix Hulu and Amazon

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

New Sony flagship camera, A9, launched at P239,999 in PH

Jun 20, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The camera will be available on July 1 In the US the A9 was launched at 4 500 in May 2017

NEW FLAGSHIP. Sony's new camera targets pros that shoot fast action. Screenshot from Sony

[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


[E3 2017] Q&A: Sony chief on Crash Bandicoot, his favorite game, and VR

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Shuhei Yoshida – once the localization producer in Japan for the original Crash Bandicoot games – discusses the return of Crash and also talks about his love for Bloodborne and his thoughts on the future of PlayStation s virtual reality platform

YOSHIDA-SAN. As the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida oversees all the Sony-owned game development studios, which includes Naughty Dog (Uncharted), Santa Monica Studio (God Of War), Polyphony Digital (Gran Turismo), and Guerrilla Games (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Killzone) to name some. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Must watch videos from this week

CAMP WELCOME. 4th Infantry Division officers welcome President Rodrigo at the 4ID Advance command Post in Butuan City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo


[E3 2017] WATCH: E3 opens! Here's what's inside

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Here s a walking tour of our time in the opening day of the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo

MONSTER HUNTER. A massive statue of a creature from the game 'Monster Hunter' juts out into the crowd. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[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.

LOOK: The phones revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 so far

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Here s a list of the new phones unveiled after the first day of the world s biggest annual phone expo in Spain

XA1. Photo from Sony

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

Sony entertainment chief leaving to focus on Snapchat

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Michael Lynton steps down from his job running the Japan based company s pictures and music business to spend more time as chairman of the board of Snap Inc

The Year In Tech: Must-haves for the photography enthusiast

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:26 AM

For the budding lensman here are the devices that came out in 2016 you might want to check out

A photographer's take on the Sony Xperia XZ

Dec 13, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Does the camera on Sony s flagship live up to its promise? To find out we have a talented lensman play around with the device for a month

The top phones in 2016 for every budget

Nov 27, 2016 - 2:33 PM

This year s smartphone market features great choices at every price point Here are our picks

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple

Chinese Coca-Cola workers strike over asset sale

Nov 24, 2016 - 11:23 PM

The Coca Cola bottling plant workers fear that they will lose their jobs or pay under the state owned employer one striking employee says

COCA-COLA. Two workers walk pass the gate of the Coca-Cola Shanxi Beverages Company in Taiyuan, northeast China's Shanxi province on April 30, 2012. File photo by AFP

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

WATCH: Gamer proposes to girlfriend at ESGS

Oct 30, 2016 - 3:02 AM

Add a marriage proposal to the list of surprises ESGS 2016 has unveiled

The Sony Xperia XZ's big proposal: it takes the best action shots

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Sony s new flagship phone boasts of a camera for action photography We test it on two teppanyaki chefs performing culinary acrobatics

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

Japan's Tokido dominates Southeast Asia Major, PH players rise against odds

Oct 10, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Get the full list of winners from Southeast Asia s premier fighting game tourney here

TOP PLAYER. Hajime "TOKIDO" Taniguchi dominates the South East Asian Major's highlight tournament: Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

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

Sony resmi umumkan PS4 Slim dan PS4 Pro

Sep 09, 2016 - 12:34 PM

PS4 Slim akan rilis di pasaran di pada 15 September 2016 sementara PS4 Pro rilis pada 10 November 2016

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.

Where to watch live stream of Apple and Sony's September events

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The iPhone 7 and new PlayStation 4 models are set to be unveiled

At Berlin tech fair, waterproof gadgets make a splash

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:44 PM

Manufacturers have been working for years to make those products phones especially better able to withstand sudden downpours spills or even the dreaded toilet bowl plunge

You'll soon be able to stream PlayStation games on Windows PCs

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Sony s streaming game service PlayStation Now lets you play PS exclusives like God of War III and The Last of Us on your PC

BLURRED LINES. Console and PC gaming 'merge' with Sony's new service. Image from Sony.

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

Sony to debut redesigned standard PlayStation 4, high-end model – report

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The Japanese tech company makes their PlayStation plans public on September 7 at the PlayStation Theater in New York

READY FOR BATTLE. Sony's reloading for the next stretch of their console war against Microsoft. File photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

LOOK: Is this the PlayStation 4 slim?

Aug 22, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Images of what s supposedly the new PlayStation 4 console leak online

REFRESHER COURSE. Sony's Playstation line has had a long history of getting the slim treatment. Photo from Polygon.com

PlayStation VR in the Philippines: What it is, where to pre-order

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Here s what you need to know about the PlayStation VR ahead of time in case you re interested in trying out virtual reality gaming

PlayStation VR heading to PH in October

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The PlayStation VR unit will cost P22 900 and there will also be a bundle with the PlayStation Camera for P25 290

5 scenes from 'The Force Awakens' that deserve their own mini spin-off

Jul 13, 2016 - 3:32 PM

LEGO and Sony Interactive Entertainment s latest game lets you play out the best scenes from the film

Sony to drop Ustream on PS4

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Players will still be able to broadcast gameplay through YouTube Twitch and Dailymotion as well as watch broadcasts from those services using the Live from PlayStation service

Shuhei Yoshida: Virtual Reality and the PSVR are here to stay

Jun 25, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Shuhei Yoshida is excited to see what gaming developers can come up with for the PSVR and VR gaming in general

SHUHEI YOSHIDA. Photo by Nadine Pacis

Rappler picks: Our 5 favorite E3 trailers and videos

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Rappler chooses its top picks among all the E3 trailers and videos released to date

Horizon: Zero Dawn, a new post-apocalyptic game to be excited for

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:00 PM

We’ve never seen a world like the one in Horizon: Zero Dawn

The Playstation E3 booth: PSVR and exclusives the star of the show

Jun 17, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Sony s Playstation booth is so popular most of its sessions are fully booked after just 10 minutes of opening registrations

SONY AT E3. Photo by Nadine Pacis.

Video game makers finding their way in virtual worlds

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:36 AM

Virtual reality games get real at E3 this year as studios show off titles tailored for the Rift HTC Vive PlayStation VR and Galaxy Gear VR headsets

VIRTUAL REALITY. Attendees react as they use Samsung Galaxy smartphones to take a virtual reality (VR) simulated ride at Six Flags during the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 14, 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

New racing sim Gran Turismo Sport can get you a real racer license

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Not only is GT Sport beautiful and well detailed; It could also be your ticket to getting a racing license

GT SPORT. Photos provided by Sony.