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Sony is erasing digital libraries that were supposed to be accessible “forever”

A shot from One Piece, one of the animes that Funimation made DVDs for. (credit: Crunchyroll: Inside Anime/YouTube) How long is “forever”? When it comes to digital media, forever could be as close as a couple of months away. Funimation,… Continue Reading →

E3 has entertained its last electronic expo

E3’s decades-long history has been peppered with ups and downs. The annual Los Angeles-based gaming expo saw a decade of steady growth after it was founded in the mid-90s. The mid-00s, on the other hand, were an altogether different story,… Continue Reading →

PlayStation is erasing 1,318 seasons of Discovery shows from customer libraries

Enlarge / Myth: You own the digital content you buy. (credit: MythBusters/YouTube) If you purchased any Discovery shows from the PlayStation Store, Sony has some bad news for you to discover. The company recently announced that all Discovery content purchased… Continue Reading →

Sony’s High-Bitrate Movie Service is Now Available on PS5 and PS4

Sony is bringing its own movie streaming service to PlayStation consoles beginning today. From a report: Previously known as Bravia Core, the service is being rebranded to Sony Pictures Core as it arrives on the PS5 and PS4. “Once you… Continue Reading →

Former Pirated Anime Site Turns Into Sony’s Global Money Maker

An anonymous reader shares a report: When top anime streaming platform Crunchyroll was first gaining popularity as a pirated-video site in the mid-2000s, Japanese animation was considered a niche form of entertainment, appealing mainly to enthusiasts known as otaku. Today,… Continue Reading →

Sharpie scanning goof reveals major PlayStation budgets and revenues

Enlarge / Sharpies are great for many things—labeling leftovers, writing “bedroom” on packing boxes, ruining dry erase boards. They’re not the best tool for sensitive documents submitted in a federal hearing. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Most people know AAA games cost… Continue Reading →

God of War Ragnarök review: A scattered but strong sequel

Enlarge / Just bear with me for a second, Kratos… It’s been four years now since Sony reimagined the remorseless god of war Kratos as a meme-worthy single father struggling to connect with his son. A few years have also… Continue Reading →

Grafana Labs raises $240M Series D

Grafana Labs, the company behind the popular Grafana visualization tools (and other open-source projects like the Prometheus monitoring system), today announced that it has raised a $240 million Series D round. The round was led by GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth… Continue Reading →

Gran Turismo 7 players use PC Remote Play to automate the in-game grind

Enlarge / Why spend time or money earning in-game currency when a PC script can do it for free? (credit: Sony) In our review of Gran Turismo 7, we warned that players should “be prepared to grind” for the in-game… Continue Reading →

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard, under the gun from investors over sexual harassment controversies and ongoing executive turmoil, has pulled the escape cord: The company has agreed to be acquired by Microsoft in a $68.7 billion all-cash deal, inclusive of the… Continue Reading →

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