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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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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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