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Playstation VR: Complete list of games confirmed to support VR

PlayStation VR, Sony's very own virtual reality (VR) offering, will be released sometime this year, and players are already looking at what titles will be made available for the new headset.

Considering the fact that the PlayStation VR headset itself has yet to make its debut, getting a good grasp on its games could be a difficult task, although there are some noteworthy titles that stand out from the pack.

One of the PlayStation VR games players can look forward to is "Rigs Mechanized Combat League," according to What Culture.

"Rigs Mechanized Combat League" combines elements of a sports game along with those found in sci-fi titles and puts all of that inside a futuristic setting. The end result is a game that allows players to take control of robots as they engage in a spirited game of futuristic basketball.

Next up is another sci-fi entry, but this time, players will be on their own as they attempt to survive in space.

In "Adr1ft," players are faced with the task of trying to survive after the space station they had been living in was destroyed. Players are presented with numerous puzzles they must solve in order to progress further, and they must figure out all of them while they continue to struggle with dropping oxygen levels and chaotic surroundings.

There are also some currently available games that will soon be receiving VR support soon after the PlayStation VR becomes available. Such games include "Driveclub" and "Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward," according to Alphr. Fans of those games will undoubtedly want to see what they will be like when played via VR headsets.

On top of the games mentioned here, there are still plenty of other titles coming to the PlayStation VR this year, so fans will be able to pick and choose from a variety of options.

Reuters: Sony in talks to sell off PC business...

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According to a report from Reuters today, Sony is currently in talks with Japanese investment fund Japan Industrial Partners for up to 50 billion yen ($490 million). The sale will help bandage the losses Sony is incurring from it's struggling VAIO business, but it will show as a net loss on the balance sheet still for the first time in 2 years for the year ending March 31. 

Sony's PC business has been struggling for over 5 years, mainly due to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets. While Sony's design inspired line of VAIO PC's and laptops experienced modest consumer interest for a number of years, the line was never truly competitive in the marketplace, often due to design focused products that were often under powered and overpriced. 

The sale of the PC business is actually a sound business decision for the electronics giant. After a dark period of teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Sony has been making quite a splash in the last few years due to stellar products like the new Alpha camera entries, the runaway success of the market leading PlayStation 4, and their recently unveiled world class UHDTV's shown at CES this year. Selling off the struggling PC brand allows Sony to cast off one of the last dead weights to the companies bottom line and continue moving forward. 

1 Million PlayStation 4's in 24 hours...

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Sony reported the sale of over 1 million PlayStation 4 systems in the first 24 hours after the system launched on Friday. Given that the system launched in only 2 regions, the US and Canada, such brisk sales are a good sign. The president of Sony Computer Entertainment , Andrew House expressed the company's pleasure with the current sales standings, stating "We are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal, Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29." Being the fastest selling customer in history will certainly help Sony in the coming week. With Microsoft's Xbox One console preparing for it's highly anticipated November 22nd launch, Sony's lead will help. 

While the PlayStation 4 was reported by retailers to be outselling the Xbox One in pre-orders by a 3:1 margin, Microsoft has generated a great deal of pre-launch buzz and media hype. Whether the Xbox One will see the launch numbers Sony's PS4 has remains to be seen, but consumers will definitely be the winners either way.