The next generation of gaming consoles is upon us, and Sony wants to make sure that Android users will be able to connect with the shiny new PlayStation 4 in ways that they had not been able to before. The official PlayStation app has been updated with lots of connectivity features for your Android device to control your new console. Unfortunately, all the changelog on Google Play has to offer is “the app has been updated,” but Sony has told us before what it will do. (more…)
Sony announced this morning that they are bringing a PS4 companion application to both iOS and Android platforms on November 13. The app will actually be capable of performing a ton of tasks, such as directly accessing PlayStation Network information and features, performing “second screen” features for your console, allow players to spectate on other players’ gameplay (that’s cool), and will also allow you to use your phone as a PS4 remote control. (more…)
If you are a fan of tech as a general subject, then today is a day to pay attention. There may not be many Android-related bits, but as most of you know, there will be plenty from its number one competitor. Today kicks off WWDC, Apple’s developer conference, where they have already essentially confirmed that they will unveil their next version of iOS. But outside of Apple, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) starts this morning with Microsoft on stage to discuss all things XBOX One. And actually, the event runs simultaneously with Apple’s WWDC keynote, so juggling news out of both should be entertaining to say the least. Finally, later this evening, Sony will finish up day 1 at E3 to talk PlayStation 4. (more…)
Sony Computer Entertainment recently acquired the cloud gaming company Gaikai. One can only assume that they are going to use this new company to move towards streaming games on their online system and their Playstation Store. Since their acquisition, the company has been “hard at work” with Sony and their new website is teasing at just that. Sony exclusives like Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid and God of War are teased as long as other big name titles like Mass Effect.
Where we really hope this marriage of gaming is going is towards our mobile devices. Sony seems interested in certifying more and more Android devices under the Playstation Certification so we hope that these games will soon be streamed to our phones.
Would you be interested in streaming Mass Effect to your phone?
Sony’s cross platform marketplace for apps and games is available as of this morning. PlayStation Mobile, which is currently only supported by PlayStation certified devices, will allow devices to find games that utilize the device’s power and should keep you entertained for a decent while.
Devices that are currently supported are currently the Vita and Xperia Play, along with the with HTC One series. Go grab it and let us know how you like it.
Remember the Xperia PLAY? The slider with the gaming controls underneath that was supposed to usher in a new hybrid of mobile phones and mobile gaming, but didn’t do too well. That device was the beginning of Playstation Certification, which means that Playstation gives (usually Sony) devices the OK to have Playstation games run on them. In their press conference today at Gamescom, Sony announced that Playstation Mobile is making a push for “bite-sized” games coming to phones and tablets sometime soon.
There were other interesting announcements during this conference, including the fact that if you make a purchase through Playstation Mobile, that game will be available on your PS Vita, your phone and your tablet with only that one purchase. Sony also announced that ASUS and Wikipad are now Playstation Certified partners, meaning you might be able to get some nice games on your Transformers.
Do these new announcements make you wish that your device was Playstation Certified?
Via: The Verge
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One of the best things about Android is that it can be adapted to a lot of different hardware, but in the case of the DROID X360, it may not be such a good thing. The body of this device is clearly reminiscent of a PS Vita, the latest handheld from Sony, but with Ice Cream Sandwich taking the place of their proprietary Vita software, this isn’t your ordinary handheld gaming center. (more…)