Google is the latest company to jump onto the streaming TV world. Following the footsteps of Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. Just like Sony with PlayStation; Google is using it’s most recognizable property as the namesake for its service. YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that aims to be better than the rest with the familiar YouTube interface you are used to. YouTube TV is internet-based TV service that is on both iOS and Android. It is not on any game systems yet. YouTube TV offers live streaming content from traditional broadcast networks and cable channels. Here is everything you need to know about the service.
How is this different from a cable TV subscription?
It’s not cable. There is no long term contracts. It works wherever you go unlike cable services that sometimes let you stream limited content when home around your home. YouTube TV costs a lot less than the any cable subscription.
How much is this going to cost me?
Speaking of cost. To get you hooked Google is giving you a free one-month trial when you sign up. After the free month the cost for all this TV goodness is only $35 per month. You will get over 40 channels including live local channels. There are more channels constantly being added over time. If you need more you can add Showtime or Fox Soccer Plus.
Konami made a mistake when it got rid of legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. It seem that Sony has agreed with that thinking. It announced that it will have an exclusive collaboration deal with the with legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. If you don’t know who Hideo Kojima is that is ok. We will fill you in. Hideo Kojima is the man responsible for the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders franchises. Kojima says that he’s making a new franchise that’ll be console-exclusive to the PlayStation 4. PlayStation president Andrew House was with him when he made the announcement and said that Sony will offer its “full support” on Kojima’s new project.
This is the 2nd PlayStation Experience event and fans are quickly starting to love it as much as the show floor of E3. Last year was a very big success. Sony moved this years PSX from Sin City Las Vegas to San Francisco. You might have missed what was going on so here is a run through.
Sony is taking on the holiday a bit early this year. In its inaugural Paris Games Week it had a very robust set of games to show off for the press. Some you have seen like Star Wars: Battlefront others like No Man’s Sky and Gravity Rush 2 are a welcome addition to the PlayStation line up. Gran Turismo Sport, Vector and Detroit: Become Human are going to be the must play games when they come out. Below are the trailers for everything you might have missed.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 Price Cut is Official. Sony has had sales before for the PlayStation 4 but today the company announced that it’s officially dropping the price of the PS4. Sony also announced its holiday lineup while it was at it. Since Sony cut the PS4 price in Japan last month we were waiting to seen when it would hit the states. Going forward the PS4 will cost just $349.99 in the U.S. and $429.99 in Canada. That is $50 less than before.
Sony also took a page from Microsoft when it comes to bundles. Some of the bundles that are ready hit the holiday shelves are Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Limited Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars, Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront and NHL 16.
PlayStation Blog says that the beta starts early next month and further details about what it actually is will be ready by then.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 is still king of the video game hill but it is starting to lose some of its luster as of late. Microsoft’s Xbox One had a better showing in the Electronic Gaming Expo also known as E3. Sony didn’t even bother showing up the recent Gamescom conference. Ever since Xbox One’s weak intro into the world it has been on a steady climb to the top. At the time of this posting Microsoft’s Xbox One has more exclusives on the way to market and there are constant updates to the operating system. The latest adds backwards compatibility and remote streaming to a Windows 10 computer. Xbox One even cost lower now at $349. Sony had to do something. What better way to make your system better than listening to your fans. I mean it worked well for Microsoft with its Xbox One Preview program.
Sony must have paid attention. It too will start to let its users beta test software and new features before releasing it into the wild. PlayStation 4 does not have a name for its version of the Xbox One Preview program just yet. It is currently taking names. Once you add your name you wait to see if you won a golden ticket to the program. I think it is a very smart idea.… Read the rest
Sony had a great E3 this year. Some may argue that Microsoft won the battle but all Sony has to say is “scoreboard.” They are still leading in sales and with continued focus on hardcore fans that is not going to change. A Final Fantasy VII remake is the way to do that. Sony also stole Call of Duty exclusive first to play rights from Xbox. That’s right folks, after years of COD releasing DLC first on Xbox, Sony will now have that honor. Below is all the trailers you might have missed.