Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Concept Turns Your Entire Room into a Video…

Microsoft and Samsung apparently think that your TV—no matter how big it is—isn't big enough. That's the only possible explanation for the two companies' partnership on the IllumiRoom project, which projects images and colors across the space that you're playing video games in. » 1/09/13 3:30pm 1/09/13 3:30pm

Sony Patent Could Stop You From Playing Used Games, Possibly on the…

A patent application published today resurrects the rumor that Sony's next gaming console will suppress the playing of used games, and outlines how such a scheme would be accomplished without the use of an always-on Internet connection for verification. In short, an RFID ID stamped onto the new discs would track their… » 1/03/13 10:00am 1/03/13 10:00am

Sony Wants Your PlayStation to Automatically Know Who You Are

In May this year, Sony Computer Entertainment filed an application for a patent concerning biometric security. Not an entirely new idea, since there are consumer devices like phones (and the Kinect) that already have things like facial recognition, but it's the scale of Sony's thoughts on the matter that are important… » 9/20/12 11:30pm 9/20/12 11:30pm

Seized European PlayStation 3 Systems To Be Released Into The Wild

While the Blu-ray patent infringement lawsuit between electronics manufacturer LG and Sony rages on, a court decision in the Netherlands has halted the confiscation of PlayStation 3 systems entering Europe, with the more than 300,000 units already seized ordered returned. » 3/10/11 5:20pm 3/10/11 5:20pm