Articles tagged sony

9 Oct 2014 // 1:00 PM

Amazon, Google, and Sony Fight for the Smallest Spot in Your Living Room

Sleek, tiny boxes that can deliver a near-endless stream of music, television, movies and games are starting to nose their way into the multi-billion dollar video game industry.

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Self Indulgence or Self Realization?: Sony’s “Michael” Ad

What Sony's ad might recognize about games is my own self indulgence, as constantly trying on the roles of heroes is a pretty narcissistic pastime.

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The Undiluted Promise of Comics as Vanguard for 21st Century Media

Sometimes, rarely, a work is so good (so well-conceived, so well-executed) that it simply breaks our traditional expectations of comics literature. And this breaking allows us to glimpse the true, rare promise of what the industry can achieve. Davids Lapham and Aja's Wolverine: Debt of Death is this work.

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An Appreciation of the Compact Disc

In between becoming ascendant and outmoded, compact discs had a complicated integration into the mainstream. Still, it’s almost impossible to explain to the uninitiated how unbelievably great compact discs sounded in the mid-’80s.

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21 May 2010 // 6:30 AM

Krokus: Hoodoo

Krokus falls into the common trap of homage, falling so deeply into imitation as to approach self-parody.

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6 Oct 2009 // 9:57 AM

Video games stored on a disc of plastic and tucked away in a case are approaching extinction. You can quibble about the when and the

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26 Aug 2009 // 6:13 AM

WASHINGTON — Sony Corp. on Tuesday said the first wireless version of its electronic book reader will go on sale before Christmas, a move that will

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9 Jun 2009 // 8:40 AM

In a week full of startling gaming news, from Microsoft’s virtual controller to Nintendo’s biometric add-on, Sony’s launch of a digital-download-only gaming

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2 Jun 2009 // 9:11 AM

Sony prepares an army of Playstation evangelists

Earlier this year Sony began quietly readying an army of evangelists to take to the front lines of the escalating console wars. The Experience Playstation

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8 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Flower

The world of Flower becomes extremely closed off from one stage to another, because each level is merely a showcase for a new single mechanic without any regard to the previous level.

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3 Mar 2009 // 9:00 AM

This month, many of the nation’s video game sellers and makers met in Houston, Texas with Sony to talk all things PlayStation. At the

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22 Feb 2009 // 9:00 PM

Resistance 2

To save the human race, Nathan Hale has to become more and more Chimeran and he knows it. But that's okay -- he's Bruce Willis from Die Hard 4 with a death wish.

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23 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet: Gaming for a Web 2.0 world.

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Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty

Perhaps Quest for Booty is meant to serve as a spiritual analog to the PSP title Secret Agent Clank, in which Clank was the star, but Clank's absence is certainly felt.

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3 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Sony Mylo COM-2

Sony’s Mylo may be enough to get in touch with “my life online”, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that there are other devices out there that do just about everything the Mylo does, and better.

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22 Jul 2008 // 3:58 AM

Worst. E3. Ever. I wasn’t expecting much, but what transpired in Los Angeles at the annual video-game conference last week was a pretty big

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Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds

Inserting cartoonish characters into luscious, realistic environments is all part of the Hot Shots aesthetic, and for some reason it just works.

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A Baseball Experience for the Ex-Core

The PopMatters review of Major League Baseball 2K8 is up today, a game that redefines (for better or for worse) the way that video game baseball can be played. But what if you want something a little bit less...revolutionary?

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God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War: Chains of Olympus has unfortunately chosen to focus on the weakest aspect of the series: the combat.

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23 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Patapon

They hooked up a rhythm game to a real-time RPG in 2D. Does it work?

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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