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Submitted by originaljonty 799d ago | rumor

Sony Bringing Original Shows To The PlayStation Network

Earlier this year Sony registered a domain called, though at the time it led nowhere. However, that's changed as a little digging from our Tuffcub found that the domain redirects users to, a site that is aimed at advertisers. However that wasn't the most interesting discovery made while looking around the site. (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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Beetey  +   799d ago
I'll keep my expectations low, but this could turn out to be pretty cool!
Welshy  +   799d ago
If they can bring quality shows like Netflix Originals, it can onlt be a good thing! =)

Should be interesting to say the least, maybe we'll get some game universe inspired ones that don't suck like game based movies.
Beetey  +   799d ago
Netflix Originals were the first thing I thought of when I read this. However, I would seriously doubt that anything that comes out of this will be on par with those shows.
kreate  +   799d ago
I just want Christina lee to come back w the pulse episodes.
SnotyTheRocket  +   799d ago
It would be cool if they did something like a Live-Action Last of Us miniseries, not focusing on Ellie or Joel though.
Conzul  +   799d ago
doesn't Sony know ... If they presented Video Unlimited like Netflix, people would use it.

I'm wary of their movies switch to a streaming only model. Prefer to DL them like on PS3.
madpuppy  +   799d ago

I'm pretty sure that Sony can create content just as compelling if not more so than Netflix, after all, Sony is a movie and TV content creator themselves. that own many studios like Columbia and Sony pictures. also, they are already creating shows for their Crackle service that are pretty good.
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Volkama  +   799d ago
Crackle is Sony's? I had never heard of it until a few days ago, when I saw it as an option on the XBox One video marketplace. "Free with adverts" it said.

Sometimes it's almost like MS and Sony don't hate each other, but you always have to remember that something sinister is afoot from whichever company you irrationally hate.
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harrisk954  +   799d ago
Well, if they are creating content, I sure hope it is better than Sony's last foray into original show creation. Namely, "The Tester". Man, there were some cringe-worthy moments during that show! Yet, somehow, I just couldn't turn away! *hangs head in shame*
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Snookies12  +   799d ago
I enjoyed The Tester, although yes... It most certainly had its cringe moments lol.
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hellzsupernova  +   799d ago
Breaking bad good enough for you?
ssj27  +   799d ago
Well if their shows are based on their original ips it could be amazing!
Imagine a killzone series! A gow one wow lol
And also introduce third party ips like assassin's creed and potential new ideas ip that if they are popular enough they could use for future games.

But I'm not part of sony or work for them and they are not as talented as I'm.. but they are welcone yo use my ideas.. and I hope they cobtact me for a good job.. why not lol
Joe913  +   799d ago
Sony pictures is working on Watch Dogs movie.
hellzsupernova  +   799d ago
Sony helped with braking bad so if it is that calibre it would be incredible
However I agree I cannot see anything amazing come out of this.
The Last of us season 1..
Prime157  +   799d ago
I don't know, breaking bad and rescue me are two of my recent favorites... I'm hopeful.
Beetey  +   799d ago
I agree that they are good shows, I just don't think that a show they only make available on the PSN would be up to the same standards.
Shake_Zula  +   799d ago
Alot of people forget that the PS3 is like a small scale supercomputer. From a processing standpoint, it is still up there with the next-gen systems. Graphical fidelity is of course not there due to the antiquated RSX, but most racing SIMULATORS are more heavy on processing anyway.

In any case, this is a business decision, BUT it shows heavy faith in the PS4 to be just as strong as it is now two years later. Releasing GT6 on the PS3 is a no-brainer business decision as you have a fully saturated install base on the PS3. Two years later, after fixing mistakes and building from the racing games that are capitalizing right now should make the game pretty epic.
DeadlyFire  +   799d ago
Sounds like Crackle to me.
madpuppy  +   799d ago
Crackle is a Sony service. So....
DeadlyFire  +   795d ago
Indeed. So does this mean they plan on revamping Crackle, giving it new content more often with exclusive shows and such maybe?
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   799d ago
TV TV TV is ok when it's the PS4 doing it!
... because Ps4 can balance both hundreads of exclusive games and "Tv". If it weren't able to handle the exclusive games part then i assure you that even the thoughest fanboy would crack. M$ proved that point.

So stop trolling!
XboxFun  +   798d ago
Hilarious right Midnight? Sony fanboys run up and down this site claiming they don't care about TV or shows. But if Sony does it then they'll sit back, praise it and give it a chance.

"Bu bu bu bu bu Sony won't lose focus so now we love TV!"

Oh the spin is so strong with this group.
BlackTar187  +   798d ago
except that this is coming out as annoucment after the ps4 release and wasn't made as a selling point in a world wide console reveal.

You're comparing apples to oranges yet you are unable to see that cuz you have so much blind rage towards other companies not name Microsoft.
MrBeatdown  +   798d ago

Golly gee, it sure would suck if Sony Pictures lost it's focus on games.

Oh wait...
Deadpoolio  +   798d ago
Um you do realize that Sony owns Sony motion pictures studio, which includes studios like Columbia pictures and Sony Television studios right? So it's a good bet that some of it will be good
Beetey  +   798d ago
Good? Ya, probably. However, people thinking this might mean the next Breaking Bad will be a PSN exclusive show are probably going to be disappointed.
MajorGecko  +   799d ago
wont let me enter the site what is this witchcraft??
NaAsAr  +   799d ago
They have some interesting live shows now in the form of playroom broadcast ;)
iamnsuperman  +   799d ago
This is cool but what I don't get is why doesn't Sony start releasing some of its TV shows/films/music via PSN plus. I feel they are missing a trick here
Welshy  +   799d ago
They try to push Music/Video Unlimited for that i think.

It isn't included as a PS+ service though, it's more of a Netflix style additional service.
SaffronCurse  +   799d ago
The Tester?
Blackdeath_663  +   799d ago
LOL i certainly wouldn't call the tester "high quality, professionally produced content"
LordMaim  +   799d ago
I would barely qualify it as "content".
r21  +   799d ago
Most likely...I just hope the next season has actual game related shit instead of lets work together to throw a melon -_-
Godz Kastro  +   799d ago
Looks like they are taking a page out of MS's book.
Welshy  +   799d ago
One of the few things i liked about Xbox Live, was the "Inside Xbox" show with the 2 English hosts.

But MS closed that well over a year ago for some lame reason like it was "to redirect sources to new gaming experiences". Nothing ever replaced it (shocking, i know!).

If they brought Playstation Access more into the fold to do shows like that that'd be awesome =)
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Ri0tSquad  +   799d ago
lol, no. There was Qore, the Tester, and an exclusive anime show on PSN long ago. The idea is nothing new, except for Sony Pictures being involved this time around. You're reaching.
Volkama  +   799d ago
Not really reaching, this sounds like a mirror of the ideas MS pushed at the XBox reveal. The Stephen Spielberg Halo TV series and such. Aiming higher and broader than 'Inside Xbox' or 'Qore'.

MS haven't been talking about it much lately, because they're on a mission to align themselves with gamers. But it's still there, .

That doesn't mean Sony are "copying" or "taking a leaf out of MS's book" though, I'm sure Sony's angle has been in the works for a while too.
thejigisup  +   799d ago
Sony has their hand in many things, original shows should prove decent fair.
Death  +   799d ago
Most likely this has something to do with their subscription tv service they have been working on which they will release across the Playstation line.

Oddly no one has said anything about the fact this has nothing to do with gaming. Microsoft has been crucified with their "cable box" that also plays games by Playstation fans while Sony has been working on a way to turn the Playstation into an actual portal for paid tv service.
To be fair Sony worked hard to keep games as a main focus on the Ps4 which is why gamers (gamers + games. shocking i know.) reacted positively. They're adding all this TV show stuff on the side for those who want it.

M$ on the other hand unveiled it to gamers (still with me?) as a cable box... A cable box... for gamers. And treated games a side thing. M$ might be scurrying around acting like that isn't the case but they made that pretty clear at the Xbone's unveiling.
Death  +   798d ago
I think Microsoft made the mistake of assuming gamers knew the Xbox One is games first. Gamers have been playing on the Xbox platform for quite some time now. I don't think it occured to anyone at Microsoft that they needed to explain the Xbox One is a games console so they focused on added features.

Sony is trying to recapture lost marketshare. They felt it was important to tell gamers that they plan on doing this by focuing on games first. The interesting thing about that is I never heard anyone claim Sony lost their focus on gaming. The only thing the PS3 lacked was RAM which is why cross chat never materialized. Other than that, the PS3 was a great console.

Now look at what each company has done. Microsoft announced they were spending 1 billion on games for Xbox One in May. They launched with a pretty solid lineup of first party games. Somehow this has been twisted into being other than a game console.

Sony announced they were focusing on games first. Since then they have reached a deal with Viacom to release tv content on the platform. Then they announced VitaTV, which gamers are claiming as a gaming device, but seems just as likely to be a cheap alternative device for their streaming tv service much like a Roku or AppleTV, but also has the ability to play Vita games and stream PS4 games. We hear much more each week about Sony's media plans, yet people still claim they are focused on games first. I find it odd that none of their announcement back this up, they actually prove they are more concerned with non-gaming functions.

In short what Sony says and what is happeneing is not the same. On the other hand people claim Microsoft is focusing on non-gaming aspects, yet they are investing more than ever on gaming.
Ninjatogo  +   799d ago
Who else is kinda hoping for more from The Tester? I didn't watch reality/game shows before it, but I really enjoyed that one for some reason.
WeAreLegion  +   799d ago
They own Community, so if it gets cancelled...they can just put it on the PSN.

DoubleM70  +   799d ago
But..But..But...I thought you guys only wanted a Gaming Console? You know all Hale to the the hardcore gamer.

Yeah right
RytGear  +   799d ago
A big difference between a Games console that has media capabilities and a Media console that can play games.
UnHoly_One  +   799d ago
Yeah go figure. Now all of a sudden TV is cool.

Hicken  +   799d ago
Yeah, cuz God forbid Sony provide optional services while keeping games front and center.

PS fans are used to original shows, as that's something we had on PS3. We also know Sony has their hands in a lot of shows and movies, like Breaking Bad and Amazing Spiderman.

Thing is- and I know how difficult this must be for you to understand- they still wouldn't be pulling a Microsoft: games will STILL be first. They won't suddenly be promoting shows more than games, splitting the resources of the PS4 to provide more multimedia functions.

But don't let reality stop you. You've gotta make this sound like hypocrisy, right? Even though you know damn well that there's a difference between providing additional content, and making that content a focus of your console.

You guys and your BS crack me up.
madpuppy  +   799d ago
@unholy_one I really don't understand what you find hilarious?

I find it sad that Ms sacrificed their latest console to focus MAINLY on the TV viewer and created a lesser gaming console in the process.

No matter what extra value Sony adds to the PS4 it is first and foremost a no-nonsense, powerful gaming console.

RytGear has is totally right: "A big difference between a Games console that has media capabilities and a Media console that can play games."
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Death  +   799d ago
By all means please explain the difference to those of us that don't understand that such a thing exists. Is my phone a media device that also makes calls or a phone that also plays media. The only ones I see that make the distinction are those that are unable to understand the technology that enables a game machine to also have media capabilities isn't that difficult. Since Sony "accidently" left out free DNLA streaming and MP3 playback, it is a "game machine" first. Somehow fans ignore all the media capabilities that remain that require a subscription. Since you have to pay, these features don't count? Microsoft offers free media capabilities so it is a media console first?

It's an interesting view that some have of the two machines.
UnHoly_One  +   799d ago
Thank you, Death. I'm glad somebody gets it.
Volkama  +   799d ago | Well said
@Death "By all means please explain the difference to those of us that don't understand that such a thing exists. Is my phone a media device that also makes calls or a phone that also plays media."

That's easy to explain. The difference is fanboys clutching at straws. And it's quite funny to read :)
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XboxFun  +   799d ago
Well said Death, + Bubbles

Sony fans boo MS for doing the exact same thing Sony is doing for their PS4. But Sony knows their sheep so they put out PR statements like "gamers first" and the sdf eat it up.

Meanwhile Sony has the exact same plans of making their PS4 a media hub for the living room.


"and making that content a focus of your console."

Even though there has been numerous articles of MS execs saying that their will be a main focus on gaming for the Xbox One. Even though Xbox One's launch actually had games and did not rely on indie ports from the PC. Even though MS is going out their way to provide third party exclusive games and content.
madpuppy  +   798d ago
Think of it this way,Think of the PS4 as a High performance sports car and Sony as an Automobile manufacturer. Sony built the PS4 to be a world class performance machine...and then added a nice audio system to it.

Now, using that same logic with Microsoft and the xbone.
MS built a a powerful audio system and then attached mag wheels and a horn.
madpuppy  +   799d ago

It is getting so easy to spot a bitter, trolling Xbone fanboy.

This was so much more fun when you clowns at least tried to sound like you were logical.
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realplu  +   799d ago
You just don't get. Sorry.
ELCUCO  +   799d ago
Better Call Saul
KrisButtar  +   799d ago
Doubt anyone would watch these original shows when they got Netflix and every other media feature that the PS4 has.
AceBlazer13  +   799d ago
I'd be excited for this if I wasn't backhanded by these streaming services. seriously either make your services accesible or gimme freedom to entertainment .
superbomberman  +   799d ago
the more quality shows.. the better
stuntman_mike  +   799d ago
Murder she wrote 24 hour marathon. But seriously hope they have something good.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   799d ago
Heavenly Sword series animated by Madhouse or Production IG?......
mochachino  +   799d ago
It would be awesome if Sony became like HBO/Netflix in the television sphere.
-Gespenst-  +   799d ago
So many people are saying this is cool, and while I'm not an MS fan, they panned this very same idea when MS said they were doing it.

If a thing is shit, it is shit. Stop letting corporations control your damn minds.

Sony aren't keeping games as a focus. They're focusing on them just as much as MS. They both had like the same amount of launch titles (which all sucked), and will probably have roughly the same amount of games owing to multi-platform titles. There's very little difference between the Ps4 and the X1, just as there's very little difference between Sony and MS and their future plans.
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mikedemo  +   799d ago
Folks claiming Sony is copying MS are just trying to pick on Sony. Please leave the fanboy tribalism outside and put on your reasonable thinking caps.

Sony is a legitimate media company. They make Music, TV shows and oh yeah Movies. Y'know like the latest Spider-Man trailer that's rolling out this week. They are not new jacks to doing this. They own content and make content as well. This move has been in the works for a long time and should be of no surprise to anyone. If you didn't think they were going to bring this to PSN, then you probably don't use a PS3. Sony's Crackle video service has been around for a while now, and it's even on the Xbox360 so I don't know how some people are accusing Sony of copying.

By the way I really enjoyed "Chosen" which is a Crackle original show, and the second season is coming soon.
BABY-JEDI  +   798d ago
It would be great if Sony put on Breaking Bad
Deadpool616  +   798d ago
Not really interested in shows. I'd rather see Sony use their money on gaming content to be honest. Each show they produced in the past was basically a giant commercial. So I'll remain skeptical until proven otherwise.

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