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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jan 17, 2020. 23 comments

Sources: Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC

Sources: Horizon: Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC

The PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to personal computers this year, sources tell Kotaku. It’s an unprecedented move for Sony that signals a future in which the publisher releases games on platforms beyond its own consoles.

This news comes from three people familiar with Sony’s plans, all speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to press. Sony did not...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jan 14, 2020. 23 comments

With PS5 On The Way, Sony Will Skip E3 Again

With PS5 On The Way, Sony Will Skip E3 Again

Sony will skip E3 again this year, a major blow to the annual video game conference in a year that will also see the release of the next PlayStation. Instead, Sony said today, the corporation will attend “hundreds of events” throughout the year to talk about the next-gen PlayStation 5. (It’s safe to say it will also hold its own events.)

“We have great respect for the [Entertainment Software...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Jan 11, 2020. 23 comments

The 25 Best Gaming Handhelds, Ranked

The 25 Best Gaming Handhelds, Ranked

I recently got a Nintendo Switch Lite, and I love it. I wanted to write about the joys of that dying breed of device, the dedicated portable gaming machine. And I thought to myself, how can I write this in a way that would make the largest number of people hate me? And I realized: a ranked list!

So after much debating and straight-up poisonous arguing with myself, here is a list of the 25 best...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jan 09, 2020. 18 comments

The PS5 Logo Jokes Are Pretty Good And Inevitable

The PS5 Logo Jokes Are Pretty Good And Inevitable

Earlier this week, Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 logo. Where you surprised that it looks like the PS4 logo? And the PS3 logo? You shouldn’t be! That didn’t stop the inevitable wisecracks.

As you can see, the PlayStation logo really got even more codified after the PS3 logo’s redesign.

Seems about right.

Too bad this isn’t the logo.

Brilliant.

The logo does make for a good maze.

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Jan 07, 2020. 10 comments

The PlayStation 5's New Logo Sure Looks Familiar

The PlayStation 5's New Logo Sure Looks Familiar

Sony just showed off the PlayStation 5's logo on-stage at CES. It’s...well, yeah, it sure is a PlayStation console logo.

So you can see just how similar it is to the PS4's logo, here’s a comparison:

Don’t fix what ain’t broke, I guess!

That’s all Sony announced at the show, so if you were hoping for some more substantive updates on the company’s next console, you’ll have to wait until later in...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Dec 18, 2019. 17 comments

'Nintendo Play Station' Prototype Will Be Auctioned Off In February

'Nintendo Play Station' Prototype Will Be Auctioned Off In February

The original prototype of the PlayStation—a Super Nintendo with a CD-ROM drive attached, created via a partnership between Sony and Nintendo—will be auctioned in February via Heritage Auctions, the company has said. Its owner has turned down million-dollar offers for it in the past. Now the market will decide the price.

Properly known as the “Play Station,” the machine would have been...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Dec 17, 2019. 8 comments

New Sony Gadget Adds Two More Buttons To The Dualshock 4

New Sony Gadget Adds Two More Buttons To The Dualshock 4

One of the most prevalent features in high-end third-party PlayStation 4 controllers is rear paddle buttons. Sony’s new Back Button Attachment, coming in January for $30, adds a pair of programmable buttons to the back of the Dualshock 4.

The Back Button Attachment, announced today via the PlayStation Blog, connects to the bottom of the Dualshock 4 via the utility port, with a pass-through...

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Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Dec 10, 2019. 8 comments

Everything Sony Announced At Today's State of Play

Everything Sony Announced At Today's State of Play

Here’s everything Sony announced during today’s State of Play.

A Resident Evil 3 remake will come to PlayStation 4 on April 3, 2020, along with Project Resistance, an online survival game with its own campaign mode.

The Kingdom Hearts III DLC expansion is coming with new characters and battles on January 23, 2020.

Untitled Goose Game’s goose malarky and honking havoc are coming to PlayStation 4...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Dec 10, 2019. 7 comments

Minecraft PS4 Players Are Finally Getting The Latest Version Of The Game And Cross-Play

Minecraft PS4 Players Are Finally Getting The Latest Version Of The Game And Cross-Play

At long last, Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition, the latest version of the game, is coming to PS4. PS4 players who couldn’t play with their friends on other platforms, as well as being barred from Microsoft’s latest version of the game, will be brought back into the fold on December 10.

Previously, Minecraft players on PS4 were stuck on the legacy version of the game running on an older engine....

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 05, 2019. 7 comments

New PlayStation Commercial Rips Off Loads Of Artists

New PlayStation Commercial Rips Off Loads Of Artists

A big new commercial for PlayStation Japan, pitched as a music video featuring all the platform’s big holiday games, has a lot of cool animation throughout. Pity, then, that loads of it is copied—down to the smallest detail—from other people’s work.

Here’s the trailer in question:

Ian Jones-Quartey, creator of OK K.O.! (who has also worked on Steven Universe and Adventure Time)...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Dec 04, 2019. 12 comments

Man Accused Of Using His PlayStation 4 To Sell Cocaine

Man Accused Of Using His PlayStation 4 To Sell Cocaine

Last month, the FBI got in touch with Sony and requested information on a PlayStation 4 user who it’s alleged has been using the PlayStation Network to sell cocaine at “$34,000 per kilogram.”

As Motherboard report, the request came in the form of a search warrant filed on October 22, which was asking Sony for any and all details the company had on Curtis Alexander, who was on the PSN as...

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Natalie Degraffinried Natalie Degraffinried Dec 04, 2019. 11 comments

Our Best (And Worst) Memories Of The PlayStation, 25 Years Later

Our Best (And Worst) Memories Of The PlayStation, 25 Years Later

On this day 25 years ago, the Sony PlayStation released in Japan. A lot of us here at Kotaku have pretty fond memories of the PlayStation, from bartering for access with our siblings to sitting in dark, dusty basements, illuminated only by the light of an old TV and some sharp, sharp polygons. Take a walk down memory lane with us.

The original PlayStation hit Japanese shops on December 3,...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Nov 07, 2019. 17 comments

Shuhei Yoshida Isn't Sony's Head Of Worldwide Studios Anymore

Shuhei Yoshida Isn't Sony's Head Of Worldwide Studios Anymore

Since 2008, Shuhei Yoshida has been the president of SCE Worldwide Studios. Today, Sony announced that Yoshida will be stepping down to focus on a new initiative to nurture independent developers. In his place, Guerrilla Games co-founder Hermen Hulst will take over as SCE Worldwide Studios head.

In an official release, Sony announced that this is effective immediately.

“Hermen is one of the...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett Nov 05, 2019. 12 comments

RIP Singstar, One Of The Most Important Games In PlayStation History

RIP Singstar, One Of The Most Important Games In PlayStation History

This may come as a bit of a shock to Americans, since it never really took hold in the US, but Singstar was one of the most important series ever released on a Sony console. And in January 2020, after 15 years of PlayStation karaoke, it’s finally going to be shuffled off the stage.

The first SingStar game was released on the PS2 in 2004, and it’s on the PlayStation 2 that the series really...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Oct 30, 2019. 18 comments

Sony Has Shipped 102 Million PS4s

Sony Has Shipped 102 Million PS4s

The PlayStation 5 might be on the horizon , but the PS4 continues its impressive run. As of September 30, Sony has shipped 102.8 million PlayStation 4 consoles, surpassing even the Nintendo Wii.

Sony announced the news in its most recent financial statements, revealing that 2.8 PlayStation 4s were moved in the last quarter. Twitter user ZhugeEX has been tracking the data, so you can see how...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Oct 24, 2019. 21 comments

Sources: The Last of Us 2 Delayed To Spring [UPDATE: Confirmed]

Sources: The Last of Us 2 Delayed To Spring [UPDATE: Confirmed]

The PS4 sequel to The Last of Us will no longer be out in February, sources tell Kotaku. Publisher Sony has delayed The Last Of Us Part II to this spring, just a month after announcing a release date of February 21, 2020.

The news isn’t official yet, and Sony didn’t respond to a request for comment yesterday, but Kotaku has heard from two people familiar with goings-on at Naughty Dog that the...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Oct 10, 2019. 17 comments

In Japan, Man Arrested For Modding And Reselling PS3

In Japan, Man Arrested For Modding And Reselling PS3
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Forty-four-year-old Tadaaki Abe has been arrested in Kagawa, Japan, for modding a PlayStation 3 and then selling it.

According to NHK, Abe is accused of jailbreaking PS3s so game discs could be copied and...

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Riley MacLeod Riley MacLeod Oct 08, 2019. 17 comments

The PS4 No Longer Connects To Facebook [Updated]

The PS4 No Longer Connects To Facebook [Updated]

Starting today, the PlayStation 4 will no longer support Facebook integration. This means you can’t share your screenshots and trophies with your Facebook friends from your console, as well as a few other limitations that, though minor, are annoying.

As Sony points out in their article on the issue, “Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music,...

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Oct 03, 2019. 12 comments

Do Not Underestimate The Power Of The PlayStation Lunch Box

Do Not Underestimate The Power Of The PlayStation Lunch Box

In Japan, there is an official PlayStation 1 lunch box. It’s a crane game prize and comes in packaging that looks like the cardboard box for the first PlayStation. How cool is it?

Very cool!

While you might think here’s a difference in nuance between “lunch box” and “bento box,” the packaging reads ランチボックス (ranchi bokkusu or lunch box). It’s being widely referred to as a bentoubako (弁当箱) or...

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Oct 02, 2019. 4 comments

Days Gone’s Free DLC Is A Refreshingly Goofy Arcade

Days Gone’s Free DLC Is A Refreshingly Goofy Arcade

Over the course of the summer, Days Gone developer Bend Studios has been adding a series of arcade-style challenges to last Spring’s zombie survival game. All of these updates have been free. Now that they’re all collected, they make for a really fun set of standalone activities with a couple of great surprises tucked in. Like, did you know Days Gone now has a Crazy Taxi homage hidden away in...

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