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PlayStation Now to Launch with Hundreds of Titles, Rumored PS3 Games

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18w ago - Following up on the recent PlayStation Now Beta leak, today several PS3 games mysteriously appeared on Sony's PS4 (North American) PlayStation Store possibly to coincide with expansive plans for PlayStation Now which, according to IGN, will launch with hundreds of titles.

To quote via PSU (linked above): "The hawk-eyed folk over at [Register or Login to view links] have been at it once again, this time unravelling what looks to be a leak in relation to Sony’s preparation for its newest cloud service, ‘PlayStation Now’.

The listings (discovered by user KingKiio), found by navigating through ‘’Day-One Digital’’, then by selecting ‘’All Games’’ with the PlayStation Store, feature the likes of Grand Theft Auto V, Dead Space 3, and Diablo III. The games in question cannot be purchased or pre-ordered but trailers and ratings can be viewed. Interestingly the list also contains Naughty Dog’s marquee release, The Last of Us, which is due to receive a new lick of paint with a PS4 release this coming summer.

The leak seemingly coincides with...
 

Rumored Sony E3 2014 Press Conference Details Leaked

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19w ago - Today some rumored Sony E3 ([Register or Login to view links]) 2014 Press Conference details were leaked by an anonymous source via DualShockers (linked above) which include Uncharted, The Order, Guerrilla, Media Molecule and more outlined below.

To quote: "We’re just a bit over a month to E3, and today a source that opted to remain anonymous contacted us to share what he alleges to be Sony Computer Entertainment’s plans for their press conference.

Our source mentioned that the information comes from contacts within Sony’s worldwide studios and a further contact at the BBH New York marketing firm, which works with Sony for part of its promotion.

The info reported below is awfully detailed, which is one of the reasons why we decided to publish it, but we were also able to confirm part of it with a second source. The double-sourced information is bolded, so while you should take everything with the customary grain of salt, the bolded parts stand on more solid ground than the rest.

• Uncharted PS4 3 Minute Trailer showcasing "In-engine" footage interspersed with gameplay segments. Visuals are supposedly unprecedented and set a benchmark for console graphics. Summer 2015 release date. It looks absolutely stellar. Features tropical...
 

Rumor: PS4 Getting Friend Notifications in Firmware Update 1.80, Details

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20w ago - Not long after the release of PS4 Firmware Update v1.70 comes rumors of what is likely to be included in PlayStation 4 System Software Update v1.80 with details below!

To quote: "Sony released the 1.7 firmware update for the PS4 today, and it was a quite big one, featuring a lot of generally requested features, but there are a few that still didn't appear: one of them is a notification when friends connect to the PSN.

According to Twitter user bjexbob (twitter.com/bjexan) friend notifications are finally going to appear with firmware update 1.8. The message was relayed by industry insider Tidux (twitter.com/Tidux), who has a very solid track record of knowing what's happening at Sony. I personally reached out to Tidux inquiring about Bjexbob's identity, and he confirmed that he indeed works in a position that gives him plenty insight on the issue (we won't disclose said position to respect his privacy).

Interestingly enough Tidux also added that Friend notifications have been working internally since update 1.6, but hasn't been implemented yet for general users.

Finally, he mentioned that some of the features that were to be implemented in the firmware "slipped...
 

PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.70 Incoming, Details Available

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22w ago - Following up on their previous update, today Sony revealed some details on PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.70 which includes Share Enhancements and HDCP Off, may include PlayStation 4 game sorting and is incoming next week according to industry insider Tidux via NeoGAF.

Below are the details, to quote: "One of the touted features to be included in PS4 Firmware Version 1.70 was an editing suite. While Sony didn't provide any details about what exactly the suite would allow you to do, any upgrade is a welcomed upgrade from the Share features current video editor.

According to AV Forums user Cha1ky (via avforums.com/threads/ps4-firmware-update-1-61.1855953/page-6#post-20478251), the video suite might not be ready in time for the upcoming update. When asked by members of the forum about the arrival date of the update, Cha1ky stated that it should be this month... around [April] 22nd-25th.

A day before Sony officially announced firmware 1.70 and its features, Cha1ky leaked what it would include in a post: I'm sure the next big...
 

PS4 Rumored to Get Select PSOne and PS2 Native 1080p Rendering

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25w ago - Today industry insider [Register or Login to view links] Tweeted that the PS4 is rumored to get support for PSOne (PS1) and PS2 select titles with native 1080p rendering and more with details below.

To quote via DualShockers (linked above): "E3 is approaching fast, and according to industry insider Ahsan Rasheed, that is normally quite accurate with the information his sources give him, Sony has a lot of interesting things in the pipeline, as he said today on Twitter.

Be excited: 1. Local PS2 / PS1 support on PS4 w/ native 1080p rendering for select titles.

2. Bluray+Media Player updates

3. VR demos from at future events 4. PS4 exclusive game stuff 5. PlayStation Now launch

Number 1 I've known for a good minute, but software is still buggy and not every game works. Please be excited.

Ahsan continued by giving more details on what's going on behind the scenes with the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset:

Devs I'm talking to really want to try Morpheus. Community feels like it is the best way to introduce VR to mainstream consumers.

Oh and Sony has opened the floodgates asking for open criticism from third parties on Morpheus and what they want to see in a final product.

If you...
 
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