I don’t hide my love of photography. I also find, being a human, that I like things that are intuitive.  I recently took the plunge and made the switch from Canon’s DSLRs to Sony’s A7R. My main reason for this is an upcoming trip to Japan. A trip that’s going to involve a not-insubstantial amount of […]

Microsoft losing the plot

We’re in the midst of E3 and it appears as if Microsoft are gradually losing the plot.  And to Sony’s credit, they’re going for the jugular. The fact that the XBOX One would in fact require an always on internet connection and would use that connection to prevent games from being traded or resold without […]

Because always connected DRM always works

An installable game requirement backs up claims that Microsoft is developing an anti-used games system that requires activation codes for 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs. The latest information leak includes references to an “always on, always connected” console. Previous rumors have suggested that an activation system will prevent games from being sold, coupled with an online requirement […]

Spotify for games

When asked about a Spotify-like model for subscription gaming, Shuhei Yoshida (president of Sony’s Wordwide Studio) told the Guardian’s Keith Stuart: As more and more services and contents become available digitally, we’ll have more of an option to create attractive packages. So hypothetically we can look at different models – like a cable TV company. We […]

Putting the “vapour” in to vapourware

Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, when asked about the PS4’s cloud services. I think it’s aspirational on the device, as opposed to us standing up there, pounding the floor and saying the day this thing ships all this stuff will be there. I think it’ll absolutely be there for […]

One company, multiple personalities

I find it astonishing that the same company that produced the abomination that was last night’s PS4 event can also create something like the RX1. David Pogue: But somehow, incredibly, Sony’s engineers have done it. The RX1 is easily coat-pocketable, but yes, there’s a full-frame sensor in there, and the photos it delivers are breathtaking. […]

Headline of the day

Sony fails to show PlayStation 4 console at PlayStation 4 event via The Verge. The other thing they forgot to show, anything that would make me excited, or indeed interested, in the PS4.  There’s nothing compelling about the package, and whilst individual aspects are nice, like low-power state for updates and system level functionality like sharing […]

All about experiences

Darrell Etherington at Techcrunch. The tech remains important, he stressed, but the idea was to create a platform that was all about experience. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s a tune Apple and Steve Jobs started playing years ago when they realized the spec race was a nonstarter in the mobile phone world. When I asked […]

What type of business is Sony?

via BBC News – PlayStation 4: Expert views on Sony’s games console reveal. Its Computer Entertainment division accounts for 11% of Sony’s sales, while 56% of the firm’s profits – disregarding the parts that make losses – come from selling life insurance, consumer loans and financial products in Japan. If it had any sense, a […]

Apple and the games industry

Devin Coldewey for TechCrunch. So it’s funny when the opposite seems to apply for the games industry. There’s already a premium product out there: the triple-A games produced by huge studios like Ubisoft, EA, Valve, and so on. The Xbox 360 and PS3, and soon the Xbox 720 and PS4, or whatever they’re called, have […]