PlayStation http://www.stuff.tv/sony/playstation/all en-GB Fully Charged: Watch PlayStation Now in action, let Facebook make you weep, and House of Cards gets third season http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/fully-charged/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start your day by taking in all that&#039;s happening right now in the world of tech and gadgets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Facebook look back" alt="Facebook look back" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-look-back.jpg?1391650903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook celebrates its 10-year anniversary with personalised sentimental video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facebook turned 10 yesterday, and the social media titan has gone all gooey to celebrate by giving each of its 1.23 billion-odd users a wonderful, thoughtful gift: a personal history of their Facebook highlights, built automatically using a cold-eyed algorithm and the content you&rsquo;ve posted over the years (if you haven&rsquo;t posted much, you&rsquo;ll probably just get a &lsquo;thank you&rsquo; note&hellip; which is better than a kick up the bum, we suppose).</p> <p>You can look at yours <a href="https://www.facebook.com/lookback/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/facebook-s-paper-app-great-way-celebrate-its-10th-birthday/news" target="_blank">Facebook&rsquo;s Paper app is a great way to celebrate its 10th birthday</a><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix renews House of Cards for a third season </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second season of Netflix&#39;s flagship show House of Cards hasn&rsquo;t even begun &ndash; but the company has announced that it&rsquo;ll be bring its brilliant political potboiler back for a third season.</p> <p>The show, which stars Kevin Spacey as Machiavellian house majority whip Francis Underwood, is paid for wholly by Netflix and made available on a season-by-season basis to subscribers. The entire 13-episode second season will appear on Netflix on 14th February, and we can neither confirm nor deny that we intend to binge-watch it all next weekend surrounded by bags of tortilla chips and cans of strong continental lager.</p> <p><strong>Source: <a href="http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/netflixs-house-of-cards-renewed-for-third-season/" target="_blank">Deadline</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-stream-house-cards-season-2-4k/news" target="_blank">Netflix to stream House of Cards season 2 in 4K</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="House of Cards" alt="House of Cards" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/house-of-cards_1.jpg?1391650375" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google opens Chromecast up to devs with SDK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite not being officially available in the UK, the Google Chromecast is one of our favourite streaming devices &ndash; especially given its dirt cheap price. And now it&rsquo;s set to get a lot more appealing, because Google has released an SDK allowing any developer to make their app Chromecast-compatible.</p> <p>The SDK is available for iOS, Android and Chrome developers, and will enable them to add a &ldquo;cast&rdquo; button to their app. Hitting this will send a web technology such as a video window to the Chromecast to be displayed on your TV.</p> <p>Check out the video above for more details.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review" target="_blank">Google Chromecast review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eJItrPj7Ivk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See the PS3’s PlayStation Now streaming service in action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Psst, want to get an idea of how PlayStation Now, Sony&rsquo;s upcoming game streaming service works? Well, one brave beta tester has uploaded footage of him streaming and playing Killzone 3 through his PS3, and it&rsquo;s fairly impressive stuff (despite quite a long connection time &ndash; something that we imagine will be shorter once the finished service arrives later this year).</p> <p>We can&rsquo;t embed the video here, but click through to DualShockers to watch it yourself.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/02/03/playstation-now-beta-test-leaked-on-video-showing-killzone-3/" target="_blank">DualShockers</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news" target="_blank">PlayStation Now &ndash; stream PS3 games from the cloud to your console or direct to your Bravia TV</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="See the PS3’s PlayStation Now streaming service in action" alt="See the PS3’s PlayStation Now streaming service in action" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-now.JPG?1391650903" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Facebook Netflix PlayStation Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:12:34 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432037 at http://www.stuff.tv “Slimmest” launch in PlayStation history happening next week http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/slimmest-launch-playstation-history-happening-next-week/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony teases a skinny new console for 30th January announcement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New PS Vita" alt="New PS Vita" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-ps-vita.jpg?1390578914" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony has just invited UK journalists to a breakfast event on 30th January, promising to introduce them to the &ldquo;slimmest&rdquo; device in PlayStation history.</p> <p>So what could it be? The smart money is on a UK launch for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ps-vita/sony-launches-new-ps-vita-and-playstation-vita-tv-console/news">slimline PS Vita</a> Sony already sells in Japan. This model is 15 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner than the current UK PS Vita, and offers a slightly better battery life and larger 64GB memory card.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PS Vita TV could be UK-bound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are other possibilities: the PS Vita TV miniature games console (also available in Japan), essentially a Vita stuffed inside a tiny, cheap box you can hook up to your living room telly; or (and we think this quite unlikely) it could be a brand new model entirely.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll be there to poke, prod and opinion-form on whatever it is Sony shows off, so check back next Thursday for the lowdown.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ps-vita-tv/ps-vita-tv-could-play-ps3-games/news">PS Vita TV could stream PS3 games</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PS Vita TV" alt="PS Vita TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PS-Vita-TV.jpg?1390578914" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Gaming PlayStation PS Vita PS Vita TV Sony Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:52:44 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1431651 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: The history of Sony's PlayStation http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/video-history-sonys-playstation/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let us take you on an interactive journey through the life of one of the biggest names in console gaming history… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " alt="Video: The history of Sony&#039;s PlayStation " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202013-12-27%20at%2012.13.45.png?1389071330" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2977444890001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2977444890001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony PlayStation: the history </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/video-history-sonys-playstation/video#comments Games consoles PlayStation Playstation 2 Playstation 2 Slim PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation PS3 Slim PlayStation Vita Sony Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:41:16 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1430473 at http://www.stuff.tv Hall of Fame: Sony PlayStation, the games console that changed everything http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/hall-fame-sony-playstation/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the PS4 draws ever closer, let’s take a look at the console that kickstarted a gaming revolution: the first Sony PlayStation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PlayStation" alt="Sony PlayStation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/original-psx.jpg?1380015893" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No one can pretend that the original PlayStation was pretty. It was an ugly grey slab, like a paving stone with a pan lid on top. But opening that pan lid was the gateway to worlds we’d never seen before.</p> <p>You could immerse yourself in the waterways of Venice and the catacombs below. The hidden race tracks of Mars. The ancient castles of, um, Southeastern Australia. All in three glorious dimensions thanks to Ken Kutaragri’s 32-bit chip, boasting technology first used in Silicon Graphics workstations.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/karl-hodge" title="View user profile.">Karl Hodge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finishing Move </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Launched first in Japan, Sony PlayStations continued to roll off the production line for a staggering 10 years - from 1994 to 2004. The design changed along the way - significantly when it was rebooted as the PSOne in 2000 - but the hardware was basically the same. Only one other console beats it for longevity: the PlayStation 2.</p> <p>It took almost a year for the PlayStation to reach the USA and Europe after its Japanese debut. Hitting European shops in September 1995, 600,000 consoles were sold before New Year’s Eve. A further 800,000 PlayStations found their way into American homes.</p> <p>The entrenched market leaders were Sega and Nintendo. They’d invested heavily in fifth generation products – the Sega Saturn and Nintendo 64 – and both were left in the dust with the letters “KO” floating over their battered corpses.</p> <p>By 2007, Sony had sold 102 million PlayStations and made gaming thoroughly mainstream. What went so right? Funnily enough, Nintendo had a hand in that too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Super Nintendo Sony Play Station </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A games console called the Sony PlayStation (or Play Station, to nitpick) debuted at CES in 1991, a full three years and change before its eventual launch in Japan. But the console that Sony exec and hardware engineer Ken Kutaragi demonstrated at the show was pretty familiar looking. That’s because it was a SNES, with a CD Rom player built in.</p> <p>Kutaragi lead the PlayStation project from day one, building links with Nintendo and creating new technology for the game giant alongside his day job at Sony. But the day after the CES demo, Nintendo announced that they were partnering with Philips instead.</p> <p>That may seem like lunacy through the magic rear view mirror of hindsight, but in 1991 Philips was a global leader in multimedia technology rather than just a lightbulb and toothbrush maker. Undeterred, the PlayStation team regrouped under Sony Music’s protective wing, kissed their teef in Nintendo’s direction and set out to build a standalone console, codenamed the PS-X.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Super Nintendo Sony Play Station" alt="Super Nintendo Sony Play Station" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nintendo-playstation.jpg?1380015893" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gaming: The Next Generation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A successful console launch depends on a number of tasty ingredients. If the piquancy of hardware power was all that mattered, the Atari Jaguar would have kick-started the video game revolution instead. If sweet, sticky branding was all anyone cared about, the Sega Saturn would have trounced all comers.</p> <p>“The Sega Saturn was the only serious competitor to the PSX,” says <a href="http://www.megadrive.me">Jake Smith</a>, a digital designer who began his career testing PlayStation titles at Sony owned Psygnosis. “The games showed promise, but the high price tag proved a sticking point early on.”</p> <p>Timing is important too, which is one reason why the Nintendo 64 failed to tickle many taste-buds when it finally shipped in 1996.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zOZr6HXSYKQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polygon Baby, Gone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PlayStation’s success is a story of elements in balance, of luck and foresight coming together at the right time. And it began with the hardware.</p> <p>“A) it was CD based. And B) it did PROPER 3D via hardware,”&nbsp; says Stewart Gilray, a veteran game developer and producer who now heads up <a href="http://www.jawltd.com">Just Add Water Ltd</a>. “I don’t think anyone actually believed it was going to take off as much as it did, but then it did and the rest is history…”</p> <p>The SNES had pseudo 3D with pre-rendered sprites and real, polygonal 3D in Super FX powered games like Star Fox, but the PlayStation’s SGI inspired 32-bit CPU could fling 180,000 texture-mapped polygons on screen per second.</p> <p>Though 3D was an essential component, the successful switch from cartridge to CD based gaming can’t be emphasised enough.</p> <p>“The storage format, CD, meant that immersive games were longer and offered more depth in a larger universe, something gamers had never experienced before,” says Jake Smith. “I'll never forget the visit [to Psygnosis] and my first play on a PSX. One of the lads let me sit down and put headphones on for a go on Wipeout. Suffice to say it blew my mind, and I can remember thinking ‘this changes everything!’”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fWul0Fge1DA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oh My. It’s full of Games </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When X comes to O, game consoles are only as good as their games. And the roster of PlayStation classics, from Tekken and Need for Speed III to FIFA 2005 and FF IX, is long and illustrious.</p> <p>“The games that Sony launched the system with were spectacular, particularly in comparison to what else there was at the time,” says Matt Spall who was a producer and development manager at Virgin Interactive, Psygnosis and Take 2 during the PlayStation’s lifetime. He cites a first look at Ridge Racer as a moment of epiphany.</p> <p>Industry insiders confirm that the sterling quality of the PlayStation library wasn’t just down to the plastic and metal in the box.</p> <p>“We had fantastic SDK Libraries from Sony, so it was fun,” says Stewart Gilray. “When we started seeing stuff we were working on coming to life on the hardware it was great, a sense of achievement.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ny7J1zCgQJo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Golden Oldie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That level of support and a concentration on creativity accounts in part for the PlayStation’s longevity.</p> <p>“The games got progressively better and better during the console’s life,” says Jake Smith. “That was a by-product of good developer tools. A host of franchises had multiple releases during the PSX's lifespan. High quality, high production series like Resident Evil, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy.”</p> <p>Sony knew how to protect their brand too. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/last-us/review">The Last of Us</a> on the PS3 was this year’s big exclusive - and the original PlayStation had its share of exclusive titles, from Syphon Filter through to Crash Bandicoot, the PSX’s equivalent of Sonic or Mario.</p> <p>“Sony always seemed to be very proactive in ensuring high profile exclusives, or exclusivity periods,” says Matt Spall. “If you wanted to play the most interesting and innovative products, you had a PlayStation.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PSOne" alt="Sony PSOne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps-one.jpg?1380015893" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hall of Fame: Sony PlayStation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The console that kickstarted a gaming revolution </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/hall-fame-sony-playstation/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Games consoles Hall of Fame PlayStation Sony Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:05:18 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426860 at http://www.stuff.tv New Sony PS3 incoming? http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/new-sony-ps3-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A super slim, super cheap PS3 could be on its way – and it may even be packing new processing power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-playstation-3_0.jpg?1364399952" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4616.jpg?1364399952" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you were thinking of saving some shelf space in your gaming cave – and money on your power bills – by picking up a PS3 Slim, you might want to wait – Sony could have a newer, slimmer PS3 in the works for a big reveal next month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/new-sony-ps3-incoming </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/new-sony-ps3-incoming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/new-sony-ps3-incoming/news#comments PlayStation Sony Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:34:56 +0000 Luke Edwards 421851 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony files patent for a Kinect-like device http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/sony-files-patent-kinect-device/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got the PlayStation Move but still crave an extra level of immersion? Sony&#039;s tech wizards may have you covered… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-kinect-mockup_0_0.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_86.jpg?1364396845" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony is working on its own Kinect-like 3D tracking camera device, according to a late 2011 <a href="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;d=PG01&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&amp;r=1&amp;f=G&amp;l=50&amp;s1=%2220120038637%22.PGNR.&amp;OS=DN/20120038637&amp;RS=DN/20120038637" target="_self">patent</a> that was published this month.</p> <p>The patent was filed by Richard Marks (the creator of the EyeToy and PlayStation Move) and suggests that the PlayStation 4 (or maybe even the PS3) could have tracking abilities to contend with the likes of the Xbox Kinect.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/sony-files-patent-for-a-kinect-like-device </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/sony-files-patent-kinect-device/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/sony-files-patent-kinect-device/news#comments PlayStation Sony Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:02:26 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420015 at http://www.stuff.tv No PlayStation 4 at E3, says Sony http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/no-playstation-4-e3-says-sony/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hear that? That&#039;s the sound of millions of fanboys crying out in agony </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/no-ps4-e3-2012-sony_1.jpg?1364397170" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5436.jpg?1364397170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony's Kaz Hirai has dashed the hopes of PlayStation fans by revealing that Sony will not be making any PlayStation 4 announcements at this year's E3, at a CES roundtable meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/xbox-720-and-ps4-to-launch-at-e3-this-june">Reports suggested</a> that the PlayStation 3's ten year life cycle would be cut short to compete with the announcement of the Xbox 720 (which is still set for an E3 unveiling if all goes well), but it would appear that Sony is sticking to its guns for the time being.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/news-nugget/no-playstation-4-at-e3-says-sony </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/no-playstation-4-e3-says-sony/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/no-playstation-4-e3-says-sony/news#comments PlayStation Sony Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:35:41 +0000 Esat Dedezade 419445 at http://www.stuff.tv 25 best PlayStation games ever http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/25-best-playstation-games-ever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Sony decided to have a bash at a console 17 years ago, little could it have known the great games that decision would spawn </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/metal-gear-solid-playstation.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 25 best PlayStation games ever made <strong>in no particular order</strong> are...</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Grand Theft Auto III (2001) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, it eventually turned up on the PC and Xbox, but for the first year or so, Grand Theft Auto III on the PlayStation 2 was the only game in town. It astonished us with its huge open world, wicked sense of humour and the detailed 3D graphics that made Liberty City a character in its own right. Later GTA games may have built on its success, but Grand Theft Auto III was the quantum leap for the series and an indicator of just what the PS2 was capable of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grand-theft-auto-iii.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shadow of the Colossus (2005) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Playstation 2 title saw hero Wander attempting to save a woman’s life – so far, so predictable – by slaughtering twelve Colossi. But the quest narrative was the last predictable thing about this game – scrambling over the massive bodies of these massive creatures in order to destroy them was like no other game, but it was the way in which its storyline developed that was genuinely surprising. It's recently been re-released – along with its spiritual predecessor, Ico – on the PS3.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/shadow_of_the_colossus_0.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LittleBigPlanet (2008) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The adorable Sackboy putters through puzzles in this endearing platformer – but the big draw for this flagship PlayStation 3 title were its social features. As well as getting social media darling Stephen Fry to narrate the game, Sony handed players the keys to the kingdom, letting them create and share user-generated levels. With over five million levels created to date, it proved to be a masterstroke, pointing the way to a socially-networked future for gaming where players are creators as much as passive participants.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/littlebigplanet_1.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resident Evil (1996) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The game that brought survival horror to the masses, PlayStation's Resident Evil frightened the bejeezus out of us. Its cinematic camera angles concealed lurking horrors ready to pounce on you at any moment, and the tension mounted as you tried to eke out your limited ammo and resources. The voice acting was horrific in an entirely different way.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/resident-evil_0_1.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tomb Raider (1996) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Platforming received a shot in the arm with this 3D adventurer, which saw the debut of the infamous Lara Croft. Her approach to archaeology, backflipping her way around ruins and slaughtering wildlife, may have been novel, and her ludicrously-inflated bosoms didn't help to dispel any of those stereotypes about gamers, but it was the puzzle-based gameplay and incredibly fluid 3D graphics that made the game a hit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomb-raider_1.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crash Bandicoot (1996) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This PlayStation platformer pitted Crash Bandicoot against mad scientist Doctor Neo Cortex and kept it simple with smashing boxes full of Wumpa Fruit, exploding TNT crates and some of the best graphics we’d ever seen. Crash earns a rightful place among loveable beasts like Sonic and Donkey Kong – his spin attacks alone had us coming back for more with two sequels, a kart racing game and the party version, Crash Bash.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/crash-bandicoot-best-playstation-games.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Devil May Cry (2001) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Born out of the Resident Evil series, Devil May Cry’s stylised hacking and slashing broke away from the survival horror genre with less puzzle solving and more plain, simple action. With extreme combat for the PS2 and PS3, it paved the way for greats like God of War. The game also spawned comic books, an anime series and four more titles. And let’s face it, Dante is just too damn cool.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/devil-may-cry-best-playstation-games.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (1999) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let’s forget the Gameboy version, this skateboarding series was all about the truly awesome PlayStation gameplay. With a punk soundtrack to get you in the mood for some acrobatic flipping and grinding, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater combined exciting level designs with great controls, motion-captured star skaters and tons of hidden combos to get you excited about lampposts like never before.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tony-hawks-pro-skater-best-playstation-games.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Final Fantasy VII (1997) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony’s PlayStation picked up the launch for Final Fantasy VII when it became clear the storage capacity of its intended console (Ninty’s N64) couldn’t take the load. It was a coup of massive proportions: find a gaming critic who doesn’t rate FFVII as one of the finest RPGs ever made and you’ve found a gaming critic who doesn’t know his gaming onions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/final-fantasty-7-best%3Dplaystation-games.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tekken (1995) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Namco fighting game was first released in arcades but by 1995 most of us had sent ourselves to our rooms to try to get a Double KO or two. Tekken was the first PlayStation game to sell over a million copies and special moves were easy since controller buttons corresponded nicely to the fighter’s limbs. But that didn’t stop us button bashing our way through the King of the Iron Fist tournament.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tekken-best-playstation-games.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The final coffin nail in Lara Croft’s casket, and the start of a boundary-crossing Uncharted trilogy, Drake’s Fortune marked the debut of flawed hero Nathan Drake on the PS3. Think Indiana Jones for the gaming generation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Uncharted-Drakes-Fortune.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Driver (1999) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The makers of Driver took all the super cool American muscle-car movies of the 70s and 80s, boiled them down, then poured them into a PlayStation via a Destruction Derby funnel. The car park training level was based on Walter Hill’s The Driver, while the flying hubcaps were nicked from McQueen classic Bullitt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Driver-playstation.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Metal Gear Solid (1998) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You play as ice-cold solier Solid Snake who needs to infiltrate a nuclear weapons bunker to save the world. To that end, a series of levels tests your espionage, stealth killing, boss battling, and hiding in a box skills. The graphics have improved over the years, along with the length of the cut scenes, but the PlayStation original left a deeper mark than the sequels could hope for.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/metal-gear-solid-playstation.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silent Hill (1999) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though Silent Hill for PlayStation may look dated now, the sprawling, foggy eponymous town can still send shivers down our spines. The mere hint of radio crackle that precedes a demonic attack is enough to make our pants fear for their dryness. Silent Hill’s now on its ninth spin-off game (Silent Hill: Downpour) and second movie (Silent Hill: Revelation 3D).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/silent-hill-playstation.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guitar Hero (2005) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why spend hours learning the art of guitar when you can bash some buttons and sounds like a pro straight away? At a stroke, Harmonix’s addictive guitareoke game brought back to light the self-indulgent guitar riffing the world had fought for years to repress. Further proof, if it were needed, that rock will never die.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/guitar-hero-playstation.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Medal of Honor (1999) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Medal of Honor put PS1 owners in the mud-filled shoes of Lieutenant Jimmy Patterson during a bullet-riddled fight against the Nazis. The campaign was directed by Steven Spielberg, which would explain the Saving Private Ryan comparisons, and it has become widely regarded as one of the best PlayStation games of all time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/medal-of-honor.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wipeout (1995) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For Wipeout, developer Psygnosis created a title packed full of eye-watering speeds, chaotic weapons and winding futuristic racetracks. A killer electronica-fuelled soundtrack was a deservingly upbeat companion to the blistering onscreen action that had PlayStation owners hooked instantly and made them forever nostalgic for its giddy highs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wipeout.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SSX (2000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>SSX's arcade-style snowboarding shennanigans won the hearts of Playstation 2 gamers with its total disregard for the laws of physics, resulting in a slew of unrealistic big air tricks. A dynamic soundtrack that adjusted itself based on your performance was a nice touch. Gaming crack, it was.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ssx.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patapon (2008) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This zany PSP game sees you commanding a tribe of slightly adorable and very crazy Patapon warriors with drums. Messing up your button-coordinated rhythm sees your warriors lose the plot and stop their attacks. Go all Phil Collins on them however and they turn in to unstoppable killing machines.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/patapon.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Killzone 3 (2011) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Killzone 3 blasted on to the PlayStation 3 with Move and 3D support, fully earning the praise it received for its innovative controls. A polished shooter offering plenty of ways to blow your Helghast enemies to chunks, it ticks all the right boxes for hardcore fraggers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/killzone-3_0_1.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> God of War (2005) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Taking on Greek mythology in game form comes with a mandate: make it (in the true, pre-internet sense) epic. It was a task Sony approached in Herculean spirit (if you’ll excuse us mixing our gods) to create an epic that redlined the PS2’s graphics without ever losing sight of great gameplay or solid plotting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/god-of-war.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ridge Racer (1995) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ridge Racer had revved its engines in arcade cabinets before picking up its PlayStation decals, but nothing could dampen its untamed enthusiasm for raw speed. The ability to remove the disc from the console once the game had loaded, then put your own CDs in the PlayStation, felt like some kind of dark, brilliant art.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ridge-racer.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ratchet &amp; Clank (2002) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We’re not sure how you describe what a lombax is, but Ratchet’s gadget-hoarding ways were always going to appeal to our sensibilities. When he collects the ultimate gadget – a robot called Clank – and the pair set off on a quest, who could blame us for wanting to join the adventurous duo on their zany travels?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ratchet-clank.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-23"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SingStar (2004) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Did you want karaoke to threaten every party you threw? That was the danger of SingStar, which allowed your tone-deaf mates to hijack your lovingly-planned iTunes playlist with a hateful, PS2-enabled rendition of Eternal Flame. The Atomic Kitten version. You may begin shuddering now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/singstar.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-24"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gran Turismo (1997) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Racing sims aren’t everyone’s cup of Lapsang Suchong, but for a generation who’d grown up with arcade racers Gran Turismo’s arrival on the PlayStation took pole position in our petrol-pumping hearts. Neither the stunning graphics of GT3 (PS2) or the po-faced hyperrealism of GT5 (PS3) can match our enthusiasm for the full-throttled original.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gran-turismo-1.jpg?1378998479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/25-best-playstation-games-ever/news#comments PlayStation Sony Fri, 02 Dec 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 419003 at http://www.stuff.tv Assassins: Revelations Beta comes to PS3 before Xbox http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/assassins-revelations-beta-comes-ps3-xbox/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Better get in some early practice before those sneaky Xboxers get involved </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="334" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/assassins-creed-revelations_0.jpg?1364401568" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2888.jpg?1364401568" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don't want to spark a full-on medieval-style feud between PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers here but it's our sworn duty to tell you that from 3-11th September the Assassin's Creed: Revelations Beta is going live on Playstation Network, ahead of its 15th November release. </p> <p>The multiplayer beta includes nine characters – including The Sentinel, The Trickster and The Bombardier – with customisable ability sets, three unlocked maps and new abilities like Tripwire Bomb and Closure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/assassins-revelations-beta-comes-to-ps3-before-xbox </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/assassins-revelations-beta-comes-ps3-xbox/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/assassins-revelations-beta-comes-ps3-xbox/news#comments PlayStation Sony Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:30:22 +0000 Sophie Charara 417411 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour Mill – Sony PlayStation 4 to get Kinect-style controls http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-sony-playstation-4-get-kinect-style-controls/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PS4 is still a rumour but it now comes with strong suggestions of a body-motion controller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PS4.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3273.jpg?1364401789" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/fast-facts/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-playstation-network-security-breach">PlayStation Network hack</a> and now <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/apple-hacked">Apple</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/news-nugget/fox-news-twitter-account-hacked">Fox News</a> being hacked, it’s all starting to get more mundane and the fear associated with picking up a PS3 controller grows weaker.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-sony-playstation-4-to-get-kinect-style-control </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-sony-playstation-4-get-kinect-style-controls/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/rumour-mill-%E2%80%93-sony-playstation-4-get-kinect-style-controls/news#comments PlayStation Sony Mon, 04 Jul 2011 09:54:46 +0000 Luke Edwards 416873 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Official app video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/playstation-official-app-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Die-hard PlayStation fans now have their very own app. But before you get carried away with visions of playing Assassin&#039;s Creed on your Google Nexus S, you should know it&#039;s more of an interactive portal for PS related content. Still awesome, though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="358" height="276" title="PlayStation Official app" alt="PlayStation Official app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PlayStation-Official-App.png?1371119403" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-828520751001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="828520751001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/playstation-official-app-video-review#comments Apps and Games PlayStation Sony Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:59:09 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1424012 at http://www.stuff.tv Need to know – PlayStation Plus http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/need-know-%E2%80%93-playstation-plus/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The PS3 has gone a bit Xbox Live Gold with PlayStation Plus, the premium online service for Sony’s black box of tricks. Confused about what you’ll be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/187270b2cmn_1.jpg?1364403940" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The PS3 has gone a bit Xbox Live Gold with PlayStation Plus, the premium online service for Sony’s black box of tricks. Confused about what you’ll be getting in return for your cold hard cash? Read on and we’ll feed you fact porridge till you burst.</p> <p><strong>Firstly, what does it actually deliver?</strong></p> <p>Well, the real reason to get excited about PlayStation Plus is the fact that it serves up all sorts of premium and exclusive content – including full games, themes and avatars. You’ll also be able to trial selected games and Blu-ray releases for an hour, for free.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/need-to-know/need-to-know-%E2%80%93-playstation-plus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/need-know-%E2%80%93-playstation-plus/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/need-know-%E2%80%93-playstation-plus/news#comments PlayStation Sony Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14715 at http://www.stuff.tv Gadget Flashback – PlayStation http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/gadget-flashback-%E2%80%93-playstation/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’ve all played on one, most of us have owned one, and few of us could argue that Sony had slouched its gaming duties. Here we take a look at the Pla </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1870308admn_0.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="283" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1869906d2bli_0.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="473" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1870008b5bli.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="228" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1870206d7bli_0.jpg?1364403936" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="461" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/187010150bli_0_0.jpg?1364403940" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="300" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/187040adbbli_0_0.jpg?1364403940" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve all played on one, most of us have owned one, and few of us could argue that Sony had slouched its gaming duties. Here we take a look at the PlayStation’s baby book.</p> <p><strong>1994 – PlayStation</strong></p> <p>When Sony announced its entry into the gaming market with the PlayStation sub-brand, many assumed it wouldn’t be able to take on the might of established gaming brands like Nintendo and Sega. But despite the original PlayStation’s dull grey appearance, it soon amassed a stock of decent games and took the world by storm.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>Mini me </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/gadget-flashback/gadget-flashback-playstation </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/gadget-flashback-%E2%80%93-playstation/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/playstation/gadget-flashback-%E2%80%93-playstation/news#comments PlayStation Sony Tue, 29 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14711 at http://www.stuff.tv