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Playstation Now UK

PlayStation Now is finally available in the UK


The beta has begun
Jul 16
// Laura Kate Dale
Attention UK PS3 and PS4 owners with a fast internet connection, PlayStation Now is finally available for you to try. It's time to stream games over the Internet in what is likely to be lower than native quality and with addi...
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PlayStation Now

Sony expands PlayStation Now subscriptions to the PS3


Coming next month
May 05
// Chris Carter
PlayStation Now has had a subscription service since the start of this year on the PlayStation 4. For $19.99 a month or $44.99 for three months, you can access part (haha, why) of the titles on-hand. Starting next month ...
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OnLive

Sony devours OnLive


Service demolished, Sony takes on assets
Apr 03
// Laura Kate Dale
So, who here remembers OnLive, PC gaming's first large scale solution for streaming hardware intensive games in order to play them on older systems? It feels like an eternity since anybody at all has been talking about it, bu...
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Unlimited rental program costs $20 per month or $45 for three
Sony is finally pulling the trigger on a PlayStation Now subscription service. Starting next Tuesday, January 13, PlayStation 4 users will have unlimited access to a catalog of over 100 PlayStation 3 games at $20 a month or ...


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PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now beta comes to Vita, PS TV next week


Yay?
Oct 08
// Kyle MacGregor
The PlayStation Now open beta is extending its reach to PlayStation TV and Vita next week, Sony announced as part of an exhaustive FAQ for its new microconsole. The service will be available starting October 14, the same...
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PS3 streaming

PS3 users can mess around with PlayStation Now


5Mbps connection recommended
Sep 18
// Jordan Devore
Did you spend any time using PlayStation Now on PS4? Too pricey? More of us will have the opportunity to test out the open beta for the streaming service now that it's available for PS3 "in mainland U.S. and parts of Canada."...
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Sony

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida doesn't understand people who 'only want AAA games'


Yoshida sings the praises of indie gaming
Jul 03
// Brittany Vincent
During a recent interview with GI Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, president of Worldwide Studios, chimed in with his thoughts of the disparity of perception between AAA and indie titles. Yoshida harped on the variety of games that Son...
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PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now closed beta on PS4 begins tomorrow


More PS3 beta invites coming too
May 19
// Jordan Devore
Sony's streaming game service PlayStation Now isn't the type of thing I'd like to experience in a pre-release capacity but you can register here for a chance at entering the private beta. While it's currently accessible on PS...
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4K TVs that feature PlayStation Now coming this June


Ranging from $2,099 to $24,999
Apr 17
// Dale North
Gaikai-based PS3 game streaming service PlayStation Now was just revealed at this year's CES, and now it's making its way into the first television sets. If you've been shopping for a new TV, here are the details on which Son...
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Rental options temporarily appear on PlayStation Store


A glimpse of what's to come
Mar 14
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
We have a better idea at how PlayStation Now will exactly work thanks to an error that appeared on the PlayStation Store. PSNStores noticed they were able to rent Catherine, with a 1 day, 7 day, and 30 day options available. ...
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PlayStation Now beta invites are rolling out, uh, now


Did you receive your special beta access?
Jan 28
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The PlayStation Now streaming services that will let you play PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games over the internet on your PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and other supported devices such as t...

PlayStation Now hands-on impressions

Jan 07 // Dale North
What's neat about the particular Bravia television I tried The Last of Us on was that it features Bluetooth connectivity so that the DualShock 3 controllers can connect directly. Being a connected TV is what enables it to support PS Now. There's no other kind of background magic going on. I suspect that the bigger the TV, the more you'll be bothered by the compression artifacts that this streaming tech causes. This 60-inch 4K set showed some blurry blobs in a Beyond:Two Souls cutscene. The darker scenes of The Last of Us also seemed to block out a bit. It's not necessarily harder to see your way around, but the dark colors don't do the tech any favors. Those seeking out find details and bright colors will be a bit disappointed. But we're nowhere near deal breaker territory here. God of War: Ascension looked great, even right up on the screen. And it's not like Beyond and The Last of Us looked bad. It looks just as you'd except -- like a streaming game. When you boil it all down, you're probably not looking for streaming evidence why you're playing. Or at least you shouldn't be. With the Vita, you’ll have to work hard to find visual issues. The small screen does streaming play a lot of favors. It's hard to see the loss of detail, and the hit to color isn't as severe. Puppeteer looked really nice, and I think I'd rather play The Last of Us on the Vita after trying the two side by side. God of War: Ascension looked good enough that I forgot I was playing a streaming game. I don't know that I could say the same thing about the Bravia setup. More importantly, everything I tried played wonderfully. Both the Vita and Bravia setups played well enough that there's really nothing to talk about here. It is actually easy to not be impressed because it works exactly as you'd expect. Responsive, lag free, and totally without incident -- flawless. It remains to be seen if we'll see as respectable performance over wireless and Internet connections. And we have yet to try mobile and tablet play. I feel like, no matter the situation, Gaikai's tech will be good enough for me to enjoy all of the old PlayStation RPGs via PS Now. Action and arcade may not fare as well. We'll see. A closed beta for Now will kick off at the end of the month. Launch date, cost, and other details are further off.
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Both Vita and Bravia TV
Sony set up a media mixer today outside of CES to let us get a better look at PlayStation Now, their new streaming technology they announced this morning. The same games were available on the Vita and Bravia television demo stations: God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls.

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Backwards compatibility arrives this summer in the US
Revealed by Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House at CES 2014, the company's Gaikai-powered cloud gaming service is called PlayStation Now, and it's coming sooner than anticipated -- this summer in the United States. T...

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PS Now hands-on

PlayStation Now really works!


First hands-on from CES
Jan 07
// Dale North
I just had my first hands on with the newly announced PlayStation Now streaming service here at CES 2014, and I'm here to tell you that it seems to work beautifully.

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