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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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Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

March 5, 2018

I frequently argue in my headphone reviews that the look, the exterior design of a particular kit is rarely terribly important to me. If a pair of headphones sound great, I’m usually happy to wear them  no matter how hideous they may be. Sony’s WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have broken my resolve. They do […]

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Tech Review: Sony LF-S50G Google Assistant Built-in Wireless Speaker: It’s a kind of magic

February 26, 2018

With voice assistant speakers now creating a stir in the market with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Home Pod and more, it was only a matter of time before the Google Assistant wave arrived. Arrive it has, and Sony is leading the charge with their LF-S50G Wireless Speaker.

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You could win an ultra-rare 20th Anniversary PS4 console by donating to Gaming4Life

February 5, 2018

Sony and Twitch have partnered on a month of live Twitch charity drives called Gaming4Life 2018 with the goal of raising money for the youth cancer program You Can. The best part? Anyone with a Twitch account can help out.

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai is stepping down

February 2, 2018

Sony Corporation CEO and giddy PlayStation fanboy Kaz Hirai is stepping down from his role as of April 1 according to a release on the official Sony newswire.

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PlayStation Network has been borked for three days, still borked right now

January 28, 2018

It hasn’t been a great weekend for the old PlayStation Network. Outages and hitches have plagued the service on a weekend that saw the launch of two high profile titles.

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10 Things We’re Excited to See in the MediEvil Remaster (And 1 Thing We’re Not)

January 22, 2018

As has become tradition at Sony’s gaming conferences, CEO Shawn Layden presented 2017’s PlayStation Experience in a novelty shirt. While the design was kept hidden until the final moments of the presentation, the reveal brought with it a spectacular surprise – the return of Sir Daniel Fortesque, and the ‘re-resurrection’ of the beloved MediEvil franchise. […]

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Sony unleashes the beast with a Lim-Ed Monster Hunter World PS4 Pro

January 17, 2018

Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia has revealed a limited edition Monster Hunter: World PlayStation 4 Pro bundle to celebrate the game’s release on 26 January, 2018.

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Paris Games Week 2017: Sony says its got seven games to announce tomorrow

October 30, 2017

Paris Games Week kicks off bright any early tomorrow morning and Sony aren’t wasting any time. Tweeting that “E3 was only half the story,” the publisher is promising a barrage of announcements from their press conference. 

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E3 2017: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy returns with a new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is just around the corner, and with that said, Sony have come right out the gate with a new gameplay/cinematic trailer.

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E3 2017: Days Gone rides into Sony’s E3 conference with a brutal gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Days Gone was revealed also to a gameplay at last year’s Sony E3 press conference. This year however, Days Gone is back with a much different look at what we can expect. The trailer above depicts a ton of what seem like zombies, but the emphasis on stealth and the human connection seems like this […]

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E3 2017: Call of Duty: WWII debuts a brand new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

While Call of Duty: WWII had been previously revealed, we hadn’t seen much in the way of gameplay. That was rectified today, at Sony’s 2017 E3 press conference. The gameplay trailer above is immediately identifiable as Call of Duty, but the shift back in time is a much welcome change. World War 2 is about […]

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E3 2017: Kratos slashes his way back into E3 with a new God of War trailer

June 13, 2017

God of War was announced at last year’s Sony E3 press conference, unveiling an older looking, grizzly Kratos who now happens to be a father.

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E3 2017: Sony reveals new Destiny 2 trailer

June 13, 2017

Destiny 2 returns with a new trailer shown at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference.

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Tech Review: Is the Sony RX10 III the Ultimate Travel Camera?

March 28, 2017

“Now, nothing is beyond reach.” That’s what the Sony website says on the RX10 III’s page — and it’s not a lie. With a 600mm zoom range, bright F2.4-4 glass and 4K video, Sony’s little bridge camera beast might just be the hobby photographer’s ideal travel camera.

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Gorgeous Locales and Combat Options Revealed For Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

March 22, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy has been a bit of an enigma since it was first announced. Unveiled late last year, the game looked to be an exciting and refreshing change for the franchise as the initial teaser revealed a deep, gorgeous adventure featuring Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross.

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About time: Next PS4 update will finally allow external hard drive support

February 3, 2017

It turns out, if you harp on a company long enough, they will eventually bow to your demands. Sony have revealed a raft of changes and additions bound for the PlayStation 4 in the new v4.50 system software update, chief among them the long-awaited ability to plug in a USB hard drive and have it work.

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Spider-Man Homecoming epic debut trailer has our Spidey senses tingling

December 12, 2016

“This is my chance to prove myself”, says Spider-Man (Tom Holland), as the first official trailer for the upcoming entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Spider-Man: Homecoming – makes its debut. Though Holland’s Spider-Man debuted to praise in Captain America: Civil War, this third incarnation of a live action Spidey in less than ten […]

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Video Games Review: The Last Guardian (PS4, 2016) is both a beautiful and deeply frustrating experience

December 8, 2016

The Last Guardian is the second of two games to release this month to boast a near decade-long development cycle. Where Final Fantasy XV feels like it’s used the time wisely and brings a sense of modernity to the franchise, The Last Guardian feels very much like a relic, stretched between the last two hardware generations and the current one.

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Where and when to watch the PlayStation Experience keynote address if you live in Australia

December 3, 2016

Gearing up for a huge two-day event at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles is the annual PlayStation Experience conference, the one day in which Sony’s gaming arm opens the doors to press and punters alike and gives a run down of the year that was, and what the next six months holds. “But […]

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YouTube adds HDR support ahead of PS4 Pro launch

November 7, 2016

According to an announcement on the official company blog, YouTube now supports high-dynamic range (or HDR) colour in videos uploaded to the site. The change comes only days in advance of the launch of the PlayStation 4 Pro console.

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It’s here! The PlayStation VR has officially arrived in Australia

October 13, 2016

After years of anticipation, the PlayStation VR (PS VR) has officially launched in Australia. The PS VR uses state-of-the-art technologies, such as 360 degree head tracking, wide FOV, high refresh rates, and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s own binaural 3D audio technology. Each of these features aim to add, and enhance the overall virtual reality gaming experience. […]

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PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim get official Australian pricing

September 8, 2016

Have you, like us, spent most of the day creating a mental rolodex of belongings you’ll need to sell to afford a PS4 Pro and a 4K HDR TV? This should help make those calculations a little easier.

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Sony announces PS4 Pro, finally confirms PS4 Slim

September 7, 2016

The PlayStation Neo is now the PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony held a press conference in the wee hours of this morning to announce their upcoming slate of redesigned PS4 hardware.

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Sony announces wireless controller adaptor, PlayStation Now for PC and Mac

August 25, 2016

Sony has announced that video game streaming service, PlayStation Now, and a DualShock 4 USB wireless adapter, will be available for PC and Mac. Australian players will be able to access the 300+ titles available on the service, which include Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, from 16th of September […]

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Microsoft withdraws Gamescom press conference, will host external fan event instead

July 13, 2016

Microsoft has announced it will be holding an Xbox fan event in the midst of the Gamescom 2016 conference, rather than moving forward with its usual press briefing. The new event will allow fans to get some hands-on time with a number of the Xbox One’s most anticipated future releases.

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