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GameStop preparing retro hardware pilot scheme in US

Sales and trade-in of retro hardware, games and accessories is to be reintroduced to GameStop stores in the US. IGN reports that the program is planned for introduction in 250 of its stores, with most” retro systems dating back to the NES being supported including the SNES, Mega Drive (known …

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OPINION: 20 Years of PlayStation – Did we really grow up?

This week we’ve been celebrating the 20th birthday of PlayStation (well, the Japanese birthday anyway). Sony threw a party, put together a lovely grey PS4 model, sold it for 19.94 and then gamers immediately put it on eBay. The media ran nostalgia-tinged articles on the birth of a new gaming …

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Sony reveals 20th Anniversary Edition PSOne-themed PS4 console

A new PS4 console styled on the 20-year-old PlayStation One has been revealed by Sony. With a UK price of 399/€499/$499, the machine will be limited to 12,300 units. It comes packaged with a suitably grey themed PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and DualShock 4 controller. Interestingly the colour of the …

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PSOne, PS2 and PS4 titles could be added to PS Now streaming service

Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service will expand to offer games from all PlayStation generations. That’s according to VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel who told Game Informer that the current PS3-only offer is just the beginning. In our plans going forward we’re looking at everything so there’s the real …

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Sony trademarks Vib-Ribbon in Europe

One of the PSOne’s more obscure titles could be heading for a resurrection. Gematsu reports that Sony has filed a trademark from the Vib-Ribbon brand in Europe. The game, from the developers of PaRappa the Rapper, was released in 2000 (although only in Japan and Europe). It even received a …

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VIDEO: PlayStation Now open beta kicking off in the US today

Sony’s streaming games service PlayStation Now will enter a period of open beta in the US and Canada later today. The service is for the time being restricted to PS3 titles. PS Now services will be integrated into the PlayStation Store, with users able to pay tiered amounts for rental …

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Update brings PSOne titles to Vita; Complete compatibility list here

A selection of PlayStation one games are now playable on Sony’s Vita handheld. The new functionality comes courtesy of the v1.80 system update. Users can either download games directly onto their portables from the PS Store or transfer them from their PS3 console. The complete list of officially compatible European …

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Alan Duncan leaves PlayStation UK

Marketing director Alan Duncan has left SCE UK after almost 13 years at the platform holder. Duncan began his career in the games industry at GT Interactive in 1998, but joined Sony a year later as product manager. He then moved up to marketing manager and then marketing director, a …

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Slow start for Xperia Play game sales

Sony Ericsson has claimed it is not concerned about news that its initial offering of PSOne games on its Xperia Play mobile games have sold in very low numbers. Using Android data, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that the best selling game to date, Destruction Derby, has yet to break the 1,000 …

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PSone classics surface on Android Market

Sony has released a collection of classic PSone titles on the Android Market. The five games are all compatible with the Xperia Play, the official PlayStation Phone that launched today. The range includes Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Jumping Flash, MediEvil 2 and Syphon Filter, according to Joystiq. These games …

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