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Sony ZV-1 Review: the All-In-One Compact for Content

September 18, 2020

If you make content but you don’t speak camera, Sony has your back. The ZV-1, Sony’s compact do-it-all camera hit the scene in June and immediately made waves with its long list of innovative features designed especially for video content creators who don’t want to mess around with multiple lenses or large camera bodies. What’s […]

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Here’s where you can watch the PlayStation 5 Showcase in Australia

September 15, 2020

The PlayStation 5 Showcase, an epic 40-minute show-and-tell, is set to be Sony’s last big livestream ahead of the PS5 launch in November. This is good news. 2020 being what it is, fans have had to wait much longer than usual for details on the hardware. At this point, we know what it looks like […]

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Watch Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time‘s brand new gameplay trailer

August 7, 2020

Today’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast opened with a brand new gameplay walkthrough of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The walkthrough, narrated by producer Lou Studdard from developer Toys For Bob, showed off the game’s classic design, and new features like the Quantum Masks and new characters. Fans will be able to play through […]

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Sony aims for wireless headphone dominance with WH-1000XM4

August 7, 2020

When Sony released its WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones in 2018 it seemed to company had finally bested competition and delivered what is, even two years later, the best wireless noise cancelling headphones money can buy. Now, Sony are seeking the improve upon that with the follow-up WH-1000XM4 releasing in Australia mid-August. Available in black of platinum […]

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Sony adds three new models to collection of high-powered party speakers

July 8, 2020

Building upon their all-in-one MHC series of party-minded, lighting-enhanced speakers, Sony has introduced three new models focusing on all-new “Omnidirectional Party Sound” and “Omnidirectional Party Light” features. Geared towards creating big high-powered sound stages in the home environment, as well as nodding heavily to self-styled karaoke sessions, the MHC-V73D, MHC-V43D and MHC-V13 represent a wider […]

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Here is every single trailer from today’s PS5 reveal

June 12, 2020

I think we can all agree that the PS5 reveal event went way harder than it needed to. Presenting one of the strongest launch line ups for any console in industry history, Sony is looking to assert market dominance early. Below, in order of appearance, is every single game Sony had to talk about today. […]

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Your first look at the PlayStation 5

June 12, 2020

The day has finally arrived: Sony is ready to talk about the PlayStation 5. The show-and-tell has been a long time coming. Between bowing out of E3 and the outbreak of a global pandemic, an event that must have wrought havoc on their production pipeline, Sony have been biding their time. Missives were light on […]

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February’s PSPlusPlays comp will focus on FIFA 20

February 7, 2020

Are you a gun at FIFA 20? If so, you’ll want to get involved in this month’s #PSPlusPlays competition on your PS4. So what do you have to do to get involved? Just complete this month’s challenge: Showcase your best one-two pass play with a mate in FIFA 20. Nail it, and you could win yourself […]

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PS5 official website goes live. Is the reveal imminent?

February 5, 2020

The last few weeks have felt like an eternity for PlayStation fans awaiting news on the PS5. The anniversary of the now-famous PlayStation Meeting, the event that revealed the PS4, came and went without incident. With the console arriving in stores at the end of the year, fans were getting understandably restless. And then, this […]

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PlayStation’s Gaming4Life charity stream donating to Aus bushfire appeal

January 31, 2020

The Sony Foundation Australia’s annual charity stream event, Gaming4Life, kicks off tomorrow, February 1. The focus of this year’s event is on raising money for the Australian bushfire appeal. Gaming4Life is an open call to Twitch streamers around the world to use their platform and audiences for good. The Sony Foundation works with participating streamers […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn reportedly heading to PC

January 19, 2020

Horizon: Zero Dawn is heading to PC later this year, according to several sources familiar with Sony’s 2020 plans. Horizon: Zero Dawn released in 2017 as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. A new IP developed by Guerilla Games, it was a critical and commercial success, and a major win for Sony. The news, first reported by […]

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20 gift ideas if you really want to sleigh Christmas this year

December 3, 2019

What makes the perfect Christmas gift? Something that tugs the receiver’s heart strings? something the receiver has already asked for? or something the receiver didn’t know they even needed in the first place? It of course depends on the individual (and the gift-giver), and that should be your first consideration when trying to find the […]

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Sony WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones Review: The new gold standard

October 21, 2019

It has been quite some time since I’ve heard “I can’t find a pair, they’re sold out everywhere” uttered about some earbuds, even months after they’ve been released into the market. Such is the popularity of Sony’s WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Headphones, which descend from the same tech lineage as the over-ear WH-1000XM3s – a device […]

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The PlayStation 5 will launch “Holiday 2020”

October 9, 2019

Months of rampant corporate hints, internal leaks, wild fan speculation and educated media guesses have paid off. Sony have announced that the fifth iteration of their dominant home console will arrive in time for “Holiday 2020.” It also officially has a name: PlayStation 5. PlayStation 5 launches holiday 2020: https://t.co/VuaxUVoBaR #PS5 pic.twitter.com/MPkKyRaHio — PlayStation (@PlayStation) […]

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Sony a6400 Review: Big hits among smaller misses

October 2, 2019

With the α6600 freshly-announced in late August for release in mid-October, now might seem like a strange time to review the Sony α6400. Sure, the α6600 has in-body stabilisation and a bigger, better battery – but it’s also much more expensive, and otherwise a very similar camera to the α6400 – which only hit the market […]

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Interview: James Day on Sony Alpha and the art of taking great photos

August 30, 2019

The Sony Alpha Awards are back in 2019, bringing together the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, with over $25,000 worth of Sony camera gear up for grabs for the winners. Entries close this Saturday!We spoke with Sony wedding photographer and Alpha Awards judge James Day, […]

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The WF-1000XM3 is music to our ears

July 24, 2019

Tokyo is an insane city. It’s beautiful, busy, bustling. It’s an insane, gleaming spiders web of interlocking streets, humming with life. But like any other city, it’s noisy. It’s really noisy. Which might be why Sony flew me there to road-test their new WF-1000XM3 earbuds. What better was to test their noise-cancelling capabilities? I’d never […]

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Wishing the Sony Walkman a Happy 40th

July 23, 2019

Do you remember your first Walkman? I know I do. I recall feeling like I had a universe in my pocket. Well, not in my pocket. Clipped to the belt near my packet. Either way, I had a tiny, sleek box that would accept a cassette and click shut with a satisfying “schlick” noise. I’d […]

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Days Gone Review: An Imperfect Zombie Tale With Heart

May 3, 2019

Days Gone left me about as conflicted as I’ve ever been while reviewing a game. The past week has been a battle of emotions and opinions, as it’s easy to spot the overused tropes at this point in the lifespan of the zombie genre. However, a certain level of polish and attention to detail, an […]

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Tech Review: Sony’s WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones are our new favourite cordless cans under $400

December 5, 2018

Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless headphones are some of my all-time favourites. The perfect storm of comfort and great sound that I look for in any pair of headphones I own, they have become a constant companion on my daily commute. This is why, when a pair of Sony’s new WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones arrived on my doorstep, […]

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Tech Review: The Sony A8F 55″ 4K HDR OLED TV is the kind of TV you want to tell your friends about

September 6, 2018

I have a hard time justifying the cost of a new pair of shoes, much less $4,000 AUD on a television. It seems insane. $4,000 is a lot of money to spend on anything, but a tele? What might be crazier is that, having used the Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV for just over […]

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Tech Review: Sony SRS-XB31 turns up the bass for an excellent portable party speaker

August 16, 2018

If you want the concise verdict on Sony’s recently released SRS-XB31 Bluetooth speaker then all you need to know is that they’ve taken last year’s well-reviewed SRS-XB30 and given it some noticeable improvements with better design, punchier bass, and a more comprehensive range of light patterns. It’s mostly as simple as that, sitting in the […]

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Tech Review: Sony WF-SP700N – great sound, perfect noise cancelling, terrible battery life

July 25, 2018

Ever since Apple released the Airpods in December of 2016, there’s been a steady increase in number of big-ticket, fully wireless ear buds coming to market. With the Internet of Things steadily spreading toward more casual adopters of technology, and Bluetooth technology improving year on year, it’s become necessary for these devices to enter the […]

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PlayStation turns Detroit: Become Human helper android loose in Sydney, Australians predictably alarmed

May 25, 2018

Quantic Dream’s newest cinematic, choice-based adventure title Detroit: Become Human hit store shelves this week. Adored by our reviewer and reviled by others, the game was always going to be a polarising one. To capitalise on the hype surrounding the game and its story about humans treating androids as awfully as they treat each other, […]

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Newest Venom trailer reveals the monster within

April 30, 2018

Be afraid. the newest trailer for the upcoming Sony/Marvel Cinematic Universe film Venom has graced our screens, and boy does it pack a horrific, symbiotic punch. Starring the wildly talented Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) as investigative journalist Eddie Brock, Venom sees the infamous villain return to the big screen on his own terms, as […]

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ANZ photographers take home photography gongs at the Sony Alpha Awards

April 30, 2018

The Sony Alpha Awards, an annual competition celebrating the best in Australian and New Zealand photography, has named this year’s prize winning artists and pieces.

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Tech Review: Sony HT-MT300 Soundbar: Phenomenal cosmic power, itty bitty living space

April 10, 2018

For a company like Sony to release a soundbar isn’t terribly surprising — every electronics maker and their Google Assistant speaker’s got one these days. What is surprising is the amount of forethought, of user consideration that has gone into Sony’s HT-MT300 soundbar. It’s thought about space, its thought about features, its thought about potential […]

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Tech Review: Sony KD-65A1 OLED 65″ TV: This is heavy

April 9, 2018

You know you’re in for a bit of a ride when the courier delivering the television you’ve been sent to review complains about the weight of the box. His complaint was fair — Sony’s A1 OLED, contrary to most modern panels, weighs an absolute ton. But is it worth its weight in picture quality?

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Tech Review: Sony RX10 IV is the King of Bridge Cameras

March 8, 2018

Sony’s RX10 IV was released back in October 2017, but even nearly six months later it remains the reigning King of Bridge Cameras with its 24-600mm zoom range, lightning-fast autofocus and 20.1 megapixel sensor.

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Tech Review: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: The real deal

March 5, 2018

I can be prickly when reviewing headphones. I try not to be, but as the son of a musician I was raised in a home where good quality sound was considered very important and its an expectation I’ve never been able to shake in adulthood. I expect a lot from my headphones, even the cheap […]

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