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The 2016 PlayStation Experience Showcases Gaming Heroines in The Last of Us Part II, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Here are some of the super-cool gaming heroines showcased in trailers from today's PSX 2016 event.

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Things We Saw Today: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Pharrell Freak Out As David Blaine Performs His Ice Pick Trick

This might be really wrong of me, but there's nothing more fun than watching seemingly together, serious, grown-ass adults completely freak out like babies.

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There’s Already a Teardown Video of the PlayStation 4 Slim Sony Is Expected to Announce Tomorrow


Sony is holding a "PlayStation Meeting" tomorrow, where the current leader of the console wars is expected to unveil its PlayStation 4 Neo, alongside a "PlayStation 4 slim." The Neo is certainly on the way, but the slim caught everyone by surprise when its existence leaked out recently, although it's pretty much in line with Sony's past mid-lifecycle console revamps. Now, despite still lacking an official announcement, we even know what the console's innards are like.

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Sony Reportedly Introducing Cheaper, Thinner PS4 Alongside “Neo” Next Month

Sony's got a media event coming up next month, and all signs point to it being the unveiling of the new, more powerful PlayStation 4 "Neo." That might not be all they've got in store, though, as this past weekend saw the leak of images of a purported PS4 "slim," and now a report on the Wall Street Journal seeks to confirm the new model as Sony remains silent.

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Final Fantasy XV Avoids Huge Day One Patch by … Delaying Release by Two Months

It's one or the other, really.

Game development is hard—almost as hard as keeping fans happy. In the case of Final Fantasy XV, the game has been delayed to make sure it's fully polished and doesn't require a patch on its launch day to make it suitably playable, which you may remember from a bygone era as "how game development works." You can't please everyone, though, and after a weekend of fan frustration, the delay isn't necessarily welcome news.

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Report: PlayStation 4 “Neo” to Be Unveiled on September 7th, So Maybe Don’t Buy a New PS4 Yet

I just got why this is the "Neo" and the VR was codenamed "Morpheus." Woah.

According to reports from Vice Gaming and Gameblog, the new iteration of the PS4 (codename: "Neo") will be unveiled on September 7th.

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You’re Going to Need a Pretty Big Patch of Free Space to Play the PlayStation VR

Move over, non-VR games. No, really. We need the space.

It's difficult to gauge a VR experience without experiencing it for yourself, which is a fact Sony has acknowledged in new PlayStation VR documentation. One thing we do know now about Sony's upcoming VR solution for the PlayStation 4, though, is that it's going to require a pretty big space to play.

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Check Out Sony PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference Live

Conference starts at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST!

Sony PlayStation's conference comes in here at the end of the day. Starting at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST, you can watch it live right here on The Mary Sue.

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Sony Finally Admits That Its New, Upgraded PlayStation 4 Is Coming

It's like when you walk into a surprise party you knew about.

Sony's PlayStation 4 "Neo," an upgraded version of PlayStation 4 hardware rumored to be aimed at providing an improved VR experience, has finally been officially announced ahead of E3. Sadly, it won't be at E3, but at least we can all admit it exists now—and we've got official (if vague) word from Sony on what it's all about!

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Less is More: Why Short Video Games Still Rock

Seriously, not every game needs endless side quests.

Got 50 hours to finish a video game? How about several titles of that length, all stacking up in your to-do list? The game industry has shifted towards long open-world games, but they're forgetting that there's still something very powerful—and fun—about a 10-hour game with a great narrative.

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Today in Gaming: PlayStation 5 May Not Exist, Xbox 360 Production Ceased, & More

Today marks the end of an era in gaming as the production of the Xbox 360, which released in stores over ten years ago, has been halted. That's a pretty healthy lifespan for a game console—or any piece of technology, really—but it also seems like that kind of longevity in gaming is coming to an end ... if it's not over already. It just might be, based on comments about the future from Sony's PlayStation president.

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Details on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Upgrade, “Neo,” Finally Leak Out

The PS4 knows kung fu.

As Sony (reportedly) prepares developers for the specifications on its upgraded PlayStation 4 model and begins shipping out dev units, it was only a matter of time before we knew just what the capabilities of the new machine would be. Now, multiple sources have confirmed the tech specs, but speculation is still open as to just what role Sony expects this console to fill.

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GameStop COO Says New Console Launches “Imminent,” but Which Ones?

GameStahhhhp I can't take all the rumors anymore.

The companies that actually sell video game consoles and games to consumers usually know what's coming at least a little down the line in the industry, and GameStop COO Tony Bartel reminded us all of that fact with recent comments on upcoming console releases. They also can't tell us too much or risk angering the console giants, so just what his words meant is a bit up for interpretation.

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Final Fantasy XV Demo, Release Date, and More Revealed at Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV Event

Final Fantasy XV got its own dedicated live event last night (which you can watch in full above if you've got several hours to spare), and Square Enix unleashed a flood of information including a release date, special editions, companion anime, a demo, and more. If you didn't manage to watch the whole thing yourself, we'll help you catch up on the main points you might have missed.

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Oculus Rift Launches Today With Competition on Its Heels From HTC and Sony

Today marks a big step forward for virtual reality that probably will actually, finally be a real thing that we all use in the relatively near future. The Oculus Rift, the headset that basically sparked the current virtual reality trend with its early attention, is finally here, but it's got competition on the way from HTC and PlayStation, the latter of which might be entering the PC arena for a more direct face-off.

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PlayStation VR Price, Release Timing Announced; Sony Responds on Xbox Cross-Platform Play

It's the 2016 game developers conference this week in California, and that means we're getting some random news tidbits along with all the games being shown there. Today, we finally have a price and release date on Sony's "Project Morpheus" virtual reality headset now known as PlayStation VR. We also get to watch Sony and Microsoft dance a little more around the idea of letting their customers play together online.

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Microsoft Opens the Door for Cross-Console Online Play With Xbox One

You know, if anyone would be into that *cough* Sony *cough.*

Lots of games are available to play on multiple platforms, but that doesn't mean that they all play nice together. In the future, they might, as Microsoft has just opened up to the possibility of Xbox Live gamers not only competing online against Windows users but players on "other other console networks," as well.

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake Details Come Through Weekly Famitsu Magazine

Smash Bros. isn't the only place to find some Final Fantasy VII action lately; the iconic PlayStation title is finally getting the remake fans have been waiting for (or so we hope), and it's coming in multiple installments. Now, we've got a little bit more insight into what we can expect.

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New DDoS Threat Faces PlayStation Network and Xbox Live This Christmas

Meanwhile, Wii U can't even get attention from "hackers."

Last year, both Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live were taken down on Christmas by a DDoS Attack—that is, a coordinated barrage of falsified incoming traffic on their servers. On a day when so many people will be opening brand new systems and trying to get online, that's a huge problem, and now another group has threatened to make this year an equally blue Christmas.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Span Multiple Episodes to Fit Everything, Take All Your Money

I mean gil.

Over the weekend, Sony showed off footage from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake that fans have been begging to see for years, but it may not have been just an artistic choice from the trailer to show footage from the earliest section of the game. It's not like you could really spoil a game that's nearly 20 years old, but the later sections might not be done yet, because the remake is going to be episodic.

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