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BlackBerry, once the king of smartphones, will stop making devices

BlackBerry, the Canadian firm that brought smartphones to the masses, announced it was shutting down its hardware division. “We are focusing on software development, including security and applications,” John Chen, its CEO,...

New Fire TV Stick – Alexa-Enabled Remote included!

When it comes to streaming media players Amazon are no slouches. The Fire TV stick is a great little piece of kit, and, to remind you how good it is, the...

Twitter lets users curate tweets with ‘Moments’

Twitter released a new way on Wednesday for users to string together their 140-character thoughts to tell a story. The San Francisco tech firm released a feature called “Moments” in October 2015...

PlayStation Plus: Free Games for October 2016

Hey PS Plus members, let’s get in the Halloween spirit with this month’s free games lineup for October, 2016. First up, we have Resident Evil....

Final Fantasy XV Composer Reflects on 10-Year Journey

For long time franchise fans, there’s something special about hearing the latest Final Fantasy score for the first time. Be that in-game or, as was the case a few short weeks...

Getting Goofy in The Playroom VR

Hello again. I’m Nicolas Doucet, creative director and producer of The Playroom VR. Today, we’ll talk a bit about something unexpected that emerged while our team experimented in virtual reality and...

Here They Lie Arrives October 13 on PS VR

Hello everyone! Cory Davis here — back from the Tangentlemen dev cave, and I’ll be the first to admit… we’ve been a bit cryptic with the details since we announced Here...

Eve Online games to become free for the first time

For 13 years Eve Online fans have needed a subscription to play what is one of the most iconic online games ever. Now for the first time users will be able to...

Is this the biggest clue yet about the Nintendo NX?

The Chief Executive of Pokemon has confirmed they will be getting on board with the new Nintendo NX. No surprises there as Pokemon has always had a home with Nintendo. But Tsunekazu Ishihara’s...

Facebook at Work to launch next month

A work version of Facebook might be coming to your office soon. The social media giant started testing Facebook at Work last year and is scheduled to the launch the new service...

Forza Horizon boss says innovative driving games ‘are about more than racing’

The man behind Forza Horizon 3 has told Newsbeat that driving games don’t have to be “just racing cars around tracks”. The third instalment in the Horizon series is set in Australia. It...

DJI reveals the Mavic Pro drone, goes head-to-head with GoPro’s Karma

Days after GoPro announced its own foldable drone called the Karma, DJI has announced their own version. Called the Mavic Pro, it is designed to be ultraportable while uncompromising on performance. “DJI...

PlayStation Experience 2016 Hits Anaheim, CA this December

Here we go again! For PlayStation Experience 2016, we’re honored to be setting up shop in the fine city of Anaheim, CA this December 3 and 4. Inside the Anaheim Convention...

PlayStation Store Update

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Facebook ordered to stop collecting data from German WhatsApp users

Messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, announced in August that it was going to share some data with the social media giant but a German privacy regulator wants that...

Mantis Burn Racing – TopDown Racing Is Back!

I had the pleasure of talking with the guys behind Mantis Burn Racing at EGX 2016 and was thoroughly impressed with the thought and design behind this new top-down racing game...

The Playroom VR: Creating New VR Heroes

Konnichiwa! I’m Nicolas Doucet, creative director and producer of The Playroom VR in Japan Studio. Today, I’d like to tell you about how we created our VR characters.Those of you...

XCOM 2 Launches Global Resistance Today on PS4

The story behind XCOM 2 is much larger than the time it was actually in development at Firaxis Games. When we decided to take on the monumental task of developing an XCOM...

Yakuza 0 “The Business” Edition Revealed, New Story Details

Hey everybody, we’re back here on PlayStation.Blog today to give you guys an exclusive look at the opening moments of the upcoming PS4 crime drama that kicks off the entire Yakuza...

Speculation swirls over Marc Andreessen’s Twitter break

At 11:43 p.m. Saturday night, Marc Andreessen, one of tech’s leading lights and top Silicon Valley investors, announced he was quitting Twitter for awhile.Taking a Twitter break! — Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) September...