SCE archive

  • Xbox 720 vs PS4: What Microsoft needs to do to win the next-gen war
    Gaming

    Xbox 720 vs PS4: What Microsoft needs to do to win the next-gen war

    By 6 March 2013

    Sony has revealed its hand early in the battle to win the hearts and minds of gamers willing to ride the next-generation console bus, at least in part. Its Future of PlayStation event gave us all a glimpse of the sort of games we can expect to see on...

  • Could PS4 announcement be good for Wii U?
    Gaming

    Could PS4 announcement be good for Wii U?

    By 15 February 2013

    A latest set of reported Wii U figures show that Nintendo is still struggling to get its new console into the hands of significant numbers of gamers. Stats created by US market research group NPD show that, in America, Nintendo managed to shift fewer...

  • Sony confirms The Last of Us delay, Naughty Dog needs more time
    Gaming

    Sony confirms The Last of Us delay, Naughty Dog needs more time

    By 14 February 2013

    Like Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V before it, triple-A PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us has been moved from its original release date to allow the developer more time to perfect it. Originally slated for May, The Last of Us will now release...

  • China reviewing 13-year games console ban, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony poised
    Gaming

    China reviewing 13-year games console ban, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony poised

    By 28 January 2013

    Reports have emerged that the Chinese government is considering lifting a ban it imposed on videogames consoles more than a decade ago. In 2000, authorities made illegal the sale and import of games machines because of the potential harm to the physical...

  • Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds
    Gaming

    Sony hit with £250k fine for 2011 PSN hack attack, SCEE responds

    By 24 January 2013

    Back in May 2011, Sony revealed that the PlayStation Network hack attack, in which information from up to 77 million user accounts was stolen, cost the company $170 million in "insurance and damages". Now it will have to find a further £250,000 to pay...

  • Sony looking to add Move to PS3 DualShock controller? New patent suggests so
    Gaming

    Sony looking to add Move to PS3 DualShock controller? New patent suggests so

    By 3 December 2012

    Sony Computer Entertainment has published a patent that shows a bizarre hybrid DualShock controller with Move ball add-ons and the ability to split in half. This would allow either for two players to play motion games from the one controller, or for titles...

  • PlayStation Mobile now available on PS Vita and PS Certified smartphones and tablets
    Gaming

    PlayStation Mobile now available on PS Vita and PS Certified smartphones and tablets

    By 3 October 2012

    Sony has added its PlayStation Mobile service to the PlayStation Store on PS Vita and smartphones and tablets that are PS Certified. The new section of the store offers smaller applications and games that won't break the bank, providing much needed cheaper,...

  • Sony definitely working on PlayStation Orbis - more evidence uncovered
    Gaming

    Sony definitely working on PlayStation Orbis - more evidence uncovered

    By 30 March 2012

    Orbis may sound like a brand of chewing gum to some, but it's being touted as the codename of the next console from Sony - in effect, the PlayStation 4. But Pocket-lint is starting to wonder if that really is the case. Is the next-generation machine really...

  • PlayStation 4 to be called Orbis
    Gaming

    PlayStation 4 to be called Orbis

    By 29 March 2012

    Sony's next games console - previously been dubbed "PlayStation 4", for obvious reasons - is going to be called "Orbis" - according to sources familiar with the matter. The name, which may be its internal codename and could change before release, is a...

  • PS Vita: Sony boss salutes Nintendo 3DS (video)
    Gaming

    PS Vita: Sony boss salutes Nintendo 3DS (video)

    By 20 January 2012

    The president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment believes that the success of the Nintendo 3DS proves that there is a market for handheld games consoles, thereby justifying the launch of the PS Vita next month (in the UK). Speaking to the US PlayStation...

  • Resistance 3 quick play preview
    Gaming

    Resistance 3 quick play preview

    By 19 August 2011

    Resistance is the perennial nearly man of the blockbuster sci-fi FPS crowd. The original suffered for being a disappointing PS3 launch title, and for looking and feeling rushed. The sequel was a vast improvement, but had its thunder stolen by the more...

  • Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of
    Gaming

    Sing hossana! The PlayStation Network is back... Sort of

    By 2 June 2011

    The PlayStation Network has been restored... Almost. A global restoration has started and many are able to access the PlayStation Store and download games, use vouchers and fiddle with all the shenanigans they used to be able to before the great and mighty...

  • PlayStation 4 on its way, confirms Sony boss
    Gaming

    PlayStation 4 on its way, confirms Sony boss

    By 27 May 2011

    Sony's executive vice president and chief financial officer Masuru Kato let slip that development of the PlayStation 4 is already under way, contradicting a previous statement by Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai. Back in March of this year,...

  • Sony denies new PSN password hack
    Gaming

    Sony denies new PSN password hack

    By 19 May 2011

    Sony has denied that its online PlayStation Network sign-in was suspended due to a new attack. Instead, it claimed that the password reset service was temporarily taken down to fix a URL exploit in the system. Previously, it was reported around the 'net...