Feb. 20, 2013 | 4:42 p.m.
NEW YORK — Promising “the most personalized gaming experience,” Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled its next generation PlayStation 4 console at an anticipated event Wednesday, boasting a console with more power, faster response time, higher performance, better playability and the increased mobility to “take gaming out of the living room.” Sony executives and game designers — via videotaped messages — discussed statistics and showed how the new game controller uses “cloud” processes to bring gamers a heightened experience and better facilitate game-sharing. The executives said Sony had just green-lighted a program to build the world’s fastest gaming network. This would fulfill the promise, the game designers said, of zero lag time and zero startup time with the new device. PHOTOS: 13 must-have games in 2013 Unconfirmed reports had put the price point for the new game console at around $429. The […]
Oct. 12, 2012 | 5:16 p.m.
NEW YORK — There’s only one thing east of the Mississippi River that could bring together such disparate forces as the Joker, Princess Zelda and Pokémon — and that’s New York City’s Comic Con, which runs through this weekend. Once a distant second to the fanboy Goliath held in San Diego each summer, Gotham is creeping on its more mature West Coast cousin, long considered the world’s largest gathering of comic book and pop culture fans. Last summer, the 42-year-old San Diego convention drew an estimated 125,000, but this weekend’s New York event is expected to attract 115,000 — up from last year’s 105,000. The attendance figures for the New York event, which is being held at the cavernous Jacob Javits Center, are all the more impressive considering it’s only been around for six years. It’s quickly become one of […]