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Will The PlayStation 4 Give Sony The Boost It Needs ?

Playstation 3 And Controller

Videogame consoles, typically, spend about five or six years in the spotlight, before stepping aside for the next generation. The current cycle, though, is now entering its seventh year - a longevity that many analysts and publishers blame for the malaise that has affected the shares of game makers.

The Future of Gaming: Key Contenders

Xbox 360

The PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 (or Durango, as it is codenamed) are both rumoured to resemble powerful PCs, with fast multi-core AMD processors, off-the-shelf graphics cards and Blu-ray players.

HMV administrators keep film and music releases flowing

HMV Signage

Administrators of HMV have struck a temporary deal with film studios and music labels to ensure that new releases, such as the Bond film Skyfall and Madagascar 3, continue to flow to the group's stores, as the future of Britain's last major high-street music chain is thrashed out.