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U.S. captain of doomed El Faro aimed to avoid storm: testimony | Reuters

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. Coast Guard investigators on Monday resumed a probe of last year’s deadly sinking of the El Faro off the Bahamas, beginning two weeks of hearings to examine the cargo ship’s operations, weather forecasts and regulatory oversight.<p>The stern of the El Faro is shown on the …

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Aint No Wedding Bih! 8 Celebs Who Refused To Marry Their Baes

1 of 9<p>❯<p>❮<p>Aint No Wedding! 8 Celeb Couples Who Refuse To Wed<p>With ridiculously high divorce rates, it’s no question why anyone would be a little …

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Sony details 11 PS4 entertainment apps available at launch, includes the ones you want

As Sony continues to stoke the PS4 promotional fires, it's detailed eleven apps that'll deliver a mix of TV and movie content to the next-gen console from launch. The usual suspects from the PS3 era are here, but we've got no complaints, as the likes of Netflix and Amazon Instant Video are our …

Sony reveals PlayStation 4 innards a week before its release

Earlier this year, Sony famously made its PS4 announcement without actually showing anyone the hardware. We all had to wait months for E3 in Los Angeles to see the new black box — even hardware architect Mark Cerny was kept in the dark — but now everyone knows of the sharp, angular new look. What …

PS4 will not support media servers, DLNA functionality

The PlayStation 4 will not support client functionality for media servers, Sony announced today in the Ultimate FAQ for the console on the PlayStation Blog.<p>The FAQ also confirms the Sony's next-gen console will not support DLNA devices for sharing and streaming videos and other media content from a …

Here's what the inside of a PS4 game case looks like

Polygon picked up a retail copy of <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> this week, and we discovered something as soon as we cracked open the PlayStation 4 launch title's case: Like some recent PlayStation 3 games, there's very little paper in the package.<p>As you might expect, the game sits on the right, and …

Here's Every Game You Can Buy For The PS4 At Launch

Sony unleashed a giant FAQ for its upcoming Playstation 4 today, answering just about any question you could possibly have concerning its upcoming console launch. What’s most interesting is probably this full and final list of every game that will be playable on the system as of launch day. Without …

The more you know: PlayStation 4 doesn’t support external hard drives

Sony just updated the PlayStation Blog with a lengthy list of “frequently asked questions” for the PlayStation 4. We’re nearly two weeks away from that next-gen console’s Nov. 15 launch, which means it’s about time we got some of these answers.<p>The company revealed that gamers can expand the storage …

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' on Xbox One will only run at 720p resolution, PS4 will run at 1080p

We're just a few weeks away from the launch of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, and with those new consoles will come some big launches like <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> — but we're just learning that buyers of Microsoft and Sony's new hardware won't have the same experience with that game. Mark Rubin, …

PlayStation 4 installs every game to its hard drive (even disc-based titles)

Sony’s PlayStation 4 can run many of its next-gen games in full 1080p high-definition and at 60 frames per second, but to achieve that, it installs every game to its hard drive.<p>In an extensive PlayStation Blog update today, Sony revealed a ton of information about its upcoming system, which debuts …

Dualshock 4 and PlayStation Eye shipping weeks ahead of PS4 launch

November 15th is still a ways off, but if you pre-ordered accessories along with your PlayStation 4 you could get a taste of the future <i>right now</i>. NeoGAF's ever-vigilant community noticed that some who've pre-ordered peripherals at Amazon and GameStop are already playing with the DualShock 4 …

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Sony now lets you pre-order PS4 games from your PlayStation 3

Sony wants to make it easier for US PlayStation 3 owners to get themselves ready for the launch of its next-gen console next month. Earlier today, the company rolled out an update for the aging console that makes PlayStation 4 games available to pre-order through the PlayStation Store. The first …

Sony: PlayStation to become more service-oriented

The future of PlayStation will see the platform expand to become more service-oriented, Sony United Kingdom managing director Fergal Gara has said.<p>"I think that's good way of putting it really," Gara told OPM in a new interview. "We see PlayStation as a brand, not just as a box."<p>"Going out to 2013 …

Here's the retail packaging for PlayStation 4 and its many accessories

You probably could've guessed, but the retail box for the PlayStation 4 rocks the same blue and white color scheme Sony's been employing for some time now. That box and the packaging for the DualShock 4, its charger, the PlayStation 4 Eye, and the console's vertical stand (yes, seriously) were all …

GTA Online fixes for PS3 and Xbox 360 rolling out today

Rockstar Games has provided an update on the fixes it's putting in place for its Grand Theft Auto Online server issues. The multiplayer mode launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 earlier this week to slow load times and the inability to access Grand Theft Auto Online at all for some. "For …

PS4 to outsell Xbox One in run up to Christmas

Sony's Playstation 4 console is set to outsell Microsoft's Xbox One this holiday season, according to a new report.<p>The PS4 will hit store shelves in Europe on 29 November for £349, while Microsoft's Xbox One launches on 22 November for £429. Although it is £80 more expensive, Microsoft's option …

Following 'GTA V' download woes, Sony promises better experience for PlayStation 4

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are making a big push into digital distribution, but if <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is any indication, Sony has some work to do to smooth out its process. Many PlayStation Network users have reported errors and failed downloads of the game in the days since its launch. …

Sony Plans To Launch Gaikai PS3 Library in 2014

Sony will use the cloud technology to provide PS3 games to stream to PS4 and Vita.<p>In a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show today, Sony Worldwide …

Sony plans to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year

Ambition? Sony's got that. The company just announced during its Tokyo Game Show keynote that it plans to sell a solid five million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year. It's a bold enough goal on its own, but doubly so when one considers the bomb the company dropped last week: the …

PlayStation 4's real name IDs designed to bring in casual players

PlayStation Network users on PS4 will be able to identify themselves using their real name, a move designed to court casual players, Sony home console division president Masayasu Ito explained during today's TGS 2013 keynote speech.<p>"Basically so far, PSN ID can be available under PS4, but there is …

Sony's PS4 Will Go On Sale In 5 Asian Countries In December

Sony announced today at a press conference that its next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, will go on sale in select Asian territories in December this year, just a month after the American public and months earlier than Japan.<p>The countries included in the December rollout are Singapore, Hong …

New PlayStation Vita and PS Vita TV eyes-on

Two new devices from Sony today -- and we're still a little shocked. Alongside a thinner, improved PS Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the stage to introduce a little TV-connected device called the PS Vita TV. It's capable of playing Vita games, handling Connected Play …

PlayStation 4 coming to Japan February 22nd, three months after US launch

In addition to a major PS Vita announcement, Sony's ongoing event in Japan has brought some less positive news for the home crowd. Japanese gamers have to wait until February 22nd to get hold of a PlayStation 4 -- three months later than the mid-November PS4 launch in the US. The console will be …

Sony Announces New PlayStation Vita

Sony is holding a press conference in Japan where it just announced a lighter and thinner version of its PlayStation Vita that is coming soon.<p>The handheld console will be around 20 percent thinner than the previous version, while Sony has announced that it will replace the OLED display with an LCD …

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Store add carrier billing for AT&T and T-Mobile

If you're stateside and still leery about using your credit card with Sony following 2011's hacking scandal, the company has a new way for you to pay: your cellphone bill. Following its UK debut, Boku carrier payment processing is on our shores now, allowing you to top-up your virtual wallet via, …

Sony and Boku Bring Carrier Billing to the PS3 in the US

Sony has just added a carrier billing option for PlayStation Store purchases on its PS3 console through a partnership with Boku.<p>PS3 owners will now be able to add money to their Sony Entertainment Network accounts for purchasing games, add-ons, themes, movies, TV shows, and Sony Music Unlimited …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Cerny: Full hardware capabilities of PS4 may take 'three to four years' to be harnessed

PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny believes that while PlayStation 4 developers are already quickly adapting to content creation for the new system, the real customisation and utilisation of the machine's true power won't be until "year three or year four of the console".<p>In an interview with …