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According to the data available from Sony's technical documents, as well as expert analysis, Sony PS4 console will not allow developers to access all of 8 GB of RAM console has. Specifically, developers will have at their disposal only 4.5 GB, which can additionally be increased to a maximum of 5.5 GB, in “certain cases” and in special configurations.

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After showing that they were not willing to go down the same restrictive road that Microsoft was with their new console Sony has followed Microsoft down a different road… well sort of. Many of you will remember Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and the red ring of death. Typically this was caused by overheating, but there were a few cases where an update appeared to herald a new round of dead consoles. Sony is copying this trend; not on purpose to be sure, but that is little comfort to owners of the PlayStation 3 that just installed the latest update.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 21:49

Sony increased estimates for PS4 sales


It is now clear to everyone that Microsoft itself has not made any good promotion with the launch of Xbox One at E3, and many would say that they hurt themselves more with the decisions related to this console. In this sense, the Wall Street Journal believes that the increase in Sony's internal estimates of PS4 sales in the first months may be more Microsoft's fault than Sony's.

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Almost two years ago we wrote an editorial on why Microsoft had problems when it came to launching new product (and keeping them in the market). The evidence of this is quite clear in past and present products from Windows Vista to Windows 8/RT. Microsoft has its own way of analyzing market data and their own telemetry data that they collect (which they admit is a small percentage of their user base). With Windows Vista Microsoft ignored user complaints about an implementation of HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) that would be “always on” and interrogate everything a user does to make sure it is compliant with third party DRM requirements (pronounce that MPAA and RIAA), this had such a large impact on performance that the OS was quickly replaced with Windows 7.

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There are few times in the consumer electronics world when one company can put a hurting on another in a truly significant way. Most of the time it is merely a matter of PR and marketing efforts to sway an increasingly jaded market. However, in the “next generation” console market there has been just such an event; Sony has just give Microsoft a rather solid kick to the groin. After watching Microsoft lock everyone into an always online connection, restricting used games and requiring the Kinect to use the new Xbox, Sony catered to the annoyed masses and offered them a better deal.

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:27

Sony PlayStation 4 teaser video


Sony will be at E3 on the 10th of June of this year at an event where they will present PlayStation 4 console. Since the launch, or rather demonstration of PlayStation 4 in February this year, so far they did have not demonstrated not a single thumbnail to advise on how will  the console actually look like, so you may be a little intrigued by the teaser below, which, according to the good old custom hides more than it shows.

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Saturday, 18 May 2013 21:39

Console sales dropping in the U.S.


Overall spending on gaming industry the U.S. in April was $495.2 million, which is 25% less than in the same period a year earlier.

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Sony has development of games for the PlayStation Mobile platform made available to all interested developers. According to the official announcement on the PlayStation blog, the company has revoked the payment needed for the license for publication of PlayStation Mobile games.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 07:32

Diablo III comes to Sony consoles


It looks like the Auction House will not be part of Diablo 3 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Blizzard made an announcement that for Diablo 3 on consoles a special equipment exchange system saves will be made through which players will still be able to trade with each other. Specifically, it is a somewhat limited menu for the exchange of weapons and equipment, about which Blizzard has not revealed too many details.

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If we are to believe the rumors, this year both Sony and Microsoft are going to release their new game consoles - the question is who will be the first one to enter the spotlight. According to statements coming from Sony, it could be Microsoft.

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