On the other hand, the Pixel Buds feature a bass-heavy sound with a balanced midrange but a slightly recessed treble. The Pixel Buds can sometimes sound hollow and dull depending on what audio you're playing. Unfortunately, you won't be able to customize their sound because Google does not offer a first-party equalizer for the Pixel Buds. Of course, you can always use a third-party app to tune the Pixel Buds but it isn't as great as a first-party option. … [Read more...] about Sony WF-SP800N vs. Google Pixel Buds (2020): Which should you buy?
“We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practicing social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. “Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay.” … [Read more...] about Sony throttles PlayStation Store download speeds in Europe (updated)
In brief: The event, scheduled to take place on June 4 at 1 p.m. Pacific, will be available to watch on both Twitch and YouTube. Sony's Jim Ryan said the lack of physical events (due to Covid-19 containment measures) has given them an amazing opportunity to think differently and bring gamers on the journey with them. Sony on Friday confirmed what we suspected all along – a showcase featuring next-gen PlayStation 5 games is happening next week. … [Read more...] about Sony to host PlayStation 5 games showcase on June 4
PlayStation VR already has a hand-tracking solution, of course, in the form of the PlayStation Move controllers that were first released for the PlayStation 3 in 2010. But this glove offers a bit more functionality than those handheld wands, including sensors that can "identify a flex of at least one finger portion," contact sensors that can detect when you touch a thumb to another fingertip, and sensors that measure the user's "finger position pose" (which can then be rendered on the screen). The end goal is to "simply provide a way of touching, holding, playing, interfacing or contacting virtual objects shown on a display screen or objects associated with documents, text, images, and the like," according to the patent application. … [Read more...] about The Power Glove reborn? Sony patent points to finger-tracking controller
We don’t know what the PS5’s launch slate will look like. Presumably, the company will have more to show next week. And it could be the case that at least some first-party Sony games do see concurrent releases across both PS4 and PS5. Sony is also clearly building out a multiplatform strategy, starting with Horizon Zero Dawn, which involves bringing its exclusives to PC. But Ryan’s comments strongly suggest that Sony isn’t abandoning its trued and true console-first strategy. That means PS5 exclusives will, at least at launch, be a big selling point Sony will use to try to convince people to stick with its platform come this fall. … [Read more...] about Sony confirms PS5 will have exclusive games playable only on next-gen hardware