Sony's Psn Hits 70 Million Monthly Active Users

Sony's PSN Hits 70 Million Monthly Active Users

Companies such as Sony and Microsoft have their own online gaming networks in which PlayStation and Xbox gamers can play multiplayer games (not together). In Sony's case, it is the PlayStation Network (PSN) which seems to be growing because according to Sony's latest figures (via VG247), PSN has hit 70 million monthly active users.

This is actually rather impressive especially when you think about the fact that this means at least 70 million players from all around the world are logged into Sony's PSN and are playing games and chatting with each other on a monthly basis. To give you guys some context, Sony's PSN is now boasting a higher monthly active user count compared to Microsoft's Xbox Live.

Tekken 7 Pc System Requirements Revealed

Tekken 7 PC System Requirements Revealed

Thinking about playing the upcoming Tekken 7 on your PC instead of consoles? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that based on the listing of the game on Steam's page, the system requirements have been revealed. From what we can tell, they don't look particularly demanding so unless you have a very, very old rig, you shouldn't really run into any problems.

Starting with the minimum system requirements, the game will require users to run at least Windows 7 64-bit on their computers. If you're running XP, we guess there's a good chance you probably won't be able to run the game with the rest of your hardware anyway. As for processor, gamers are required to have an Intel Core i3-4160 or better, 6GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or 750 Ti or better, 60GB of storage, and DirectX 11.

Xperia Xz Premium Dual Has A Dedicated Sd Card Slot; No Hybrid Sim Tray In Sight

Xperia XZ Premium Dual has a dedicated SD card slot; no hybrid SIM tray in sightAfter the Xperia XZ and XZs dual SIM handsets came with a hybrid SIM tray, there was some concern that the same fate might befall the Xperia XZ Premium. A hybrid SIM tray means that if you want to use two SIM cards, then you end up sacrificing the SD card. Or, if you need to use a SD card, then you are only allowed to use one SIM card.

5 Things To Try In Portal Knights, Out Today On Ps4

5 Things to Try in Portal Knights, Out Today on PS4Hi – I'm Antonela, Community Manager here at 505 Games. Today, we're celebrating the launch of our action RPG sandbox title, Portal Knights, on PlayStation 4.


Portal Knights began as an Early Access project. A title that would be built with our community, for our community. To see our creation now on console is just super exciting for the entire team! We basically started off with a blank canvas. With a vision in mind, we began bringing the idea of Portal Knights to life, applied a layer of paint, then opened our doors to our community to get their feedback and suggestions. Over the last 15 months, we've been listening to our players, made changes and added a bunch of awesome new features in response. Now we have a painting to be proud of!

Nikon Announces A New Silicone Immersion Objective Lens For Super-resolution And Multi-modal Imaging

Nikon announces a new silicone immersion objective lens for super-resolution and multi-modal imaging
Nikon today announced the release of a new silicone immersion objective lens, CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil, for super-resolution and multi-modal imaging. Nikon's new silicone immersion objective lens combines high numerical aperture and working distance to enable super-resolution imaging of thick samples as well as correlative imaging with applications such as confocal. Super-resolution imaging techniques are becoming widely used to extract molecular-level spatial information. Nikon's new CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil objective and silicone immersion medium provide high resolution, long working distance imaging capability to support these needs.

The Nikon CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil objective is designed for use with Nikon's new silicone oil (ne≒1.40), to provide high resolution imaging of thick samples. Nikon's silicone oil closely matches the refractive index of the specimen (ne≒1.38) to reduce spherical aberration when imaging through thick samples, resulting in bright and clear images. Nikon's highly acclaimed, proprietary, anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat is utilized to achieve high transmission from UV to near IR wavelengths. Nikon CFI SR HP Plan Apochromat Lambda S 100XC Sil will be presented at 17th International European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting (May 23-26 at Dubrovnik, Croatia).

Okilaunches Bitcoin Atm

OkiLaunches Bitcoin ATMBitcoin holders can withdraw local currency from their virtual wallets with new ATMs from Oki, which is targeting China and other emerging nations where the cryptocurrency is on the rise. The Recycler G8 debuts this month. It lets users link their online bitcoin wallets to the machine in order to withdraw funds based on the virtual currency’s market price, as well as deposit physical cash into their digital stashes. The Recycler G8 will also let users make charges to digital currencies, which are spreading in many countries. It can also be expanded with other functions, such as settling payment on invoices sent via smartphone. Features can be added according to the state of digital currency in a given country, or to what services a bank offers.

Besides China, where most bitcoin trading takes place, the company sees the ATM being used largely in other emerging economies. Oki has no plans to deploy the ATM back in Japan yet, given relatively quiet demand for bitcoin by financial institutions here. The ATM can also better identify different currencies than previous generations and even counts different countries’ bills inserted in the same batch. It can count 12 bills per second, 50% faster than older versions, thanks to increased reliability in such parts as the paper feed. The machine boasts stronger security amid public safety concerns in certain emerging economies and heightened cyberrisk. If damaged, it can render the bills inside unusable by marking them with a special ink. It is built to resist viruses that steal users’ card data and to nimbly deal with newer types of malware. Oki has no plans to deploy the ATM back in Japan yet.

New Ssd Developed For Deep Learning (1)

New SSD Developed for Deep Learning (1)

A Japanese research group developed what it claims is an SSD (solid state drive) best suited for deep learning-based image recognition.

The group is led by Ken Takeuchi, professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University. The new SSD, "Value-Aware SSD," evaluates the value of image data and is controlled so that important and not-so-important data are stored in high- and low-reliability memory cells, respectively.

Mario Kart Is The Best-selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

Mario Kart Is The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

When it comes to racing games, there are many that gamers can choose from. You can go for more street style racing with the Need For Speed franchise, or alternatively you can choose to race super cars with the Forza franchise. However if you want something fun and silly, there's Nintendo's Mario Kart.

So out of all the racing franchises out there, which is the most popular? While we can't speak for other countries, a recent report from the NPD Group has revealed that Mario Kart is the best-selling racing franchise of all time in the US. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the month's top-selling title. As a property, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S."

Lawbreakers, Boss Key Productions First Game, Is Coming To Ps4 This Year

LawBreakers, Boss Key Productions’ First Game, is Coming to PS4 This Year

Alright, let's be honest. 10 years ago, who the hell thought I'd be here? Well, here I am writing a guest column on the PlayStation Blog.

So yep – I'm back on console, and it's pretty awesome TBH. PS4 is a new audience for my studio and me (although many people who work with me have shipped PlayStation exclusive titles before). Fun fact: my COO and colleague Arjan Brussee helped found Guerrilla Games. We also made the original Jazz Jackrabbit together, like a bazillion years ago. Small industry. Don't be a jerk.

Buffalo’s Upcoming Brxl-pt6u3-d Portable Blu-ray Drive

Buffalo’s Upcoming BRXL-PT6U3-D Portable Blu-ray Drive

Buffalo is gearing up to launch their latest portable Blu-ray drive, the BRXL-PT6U3-D. Measuring 14.4mm thick and weighing 300 grams, this slim and lightweight Blu-ray drive is equipped with a USB 3.1 Gen.1 connection interface (USB Type-C conversion cable included), a ‘Boost Cable’ to solve the power shortage, BDXL support and M-DISC support.

Photo: Up, Up And Away!

Up, up and away!

Visitors to the FlyStation Japan sports facility experience the thrill of "indoor skydiving" in a wind tunnel in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture. Strong wind blows upward in the tunnel, which is about 20 meters high and 4.5 meters in diameter. Participants can enjoy the sensation of flying through the air by changing their body position.

Pioneer Unveils New Android Auto In-dash Units

Pioneer Unveils New Android Auto In-Dash Units

While newer vehicles might give users the choice of having Android Auto or Carplay being installed for them, older vehicles don't, although thankfully with after-party options being offered by manufacturers, those with older vehicles will be able to take advantage of the features offered by Android Auto and Carplay.

In fact if you're looking for an in-dash unit for your car, you might be interested to learn that Pioneer has announced a handful of new Android Auto units that you might want to check out. These come in the form of the AVH-3300NEX, AVH-2330NEX, and the AVH-2300NEX, with the first model being Pioneer's first single-DIN unit to run Android Auto.

Ultra Street Fighter Ii: The Final Challengers Trailer Released

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Trailer Released

If you love fighting games, there will be some options that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, such as Arms and Super Smash Bros. However if those games are a little too cute for your tastes and you wanted something more "serious", then Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers might be worth looking forward to.

For those unfamiliar, the game is an upcoming release for the Nintendo Switch where it is essentially an updated version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo that was originally released back in 1994. Now thanks to a recently released trailer, gamers can look forward to checking out some gameplay footage where the video shows off the game's graphics modes, where users can switch between old school pixelated graphics or the new HD ones.