Trying out the PlayStation TV at E3: Sony's little $99 microconsole and PS4 accessory will be available this fall in the US, UK, Europe and Australia, where it will cost AU$150. Pricing elsewhere has not been announced.
Formerly called the Vita TV in Japan, the PlayStation TV is the size of a deck of cards but acts as a wireless hub to stream games, play Vita games, and even act as a Roku-like video streaming device.
Two DualShock 3 or 4 controllers can be used at once with PlayStation TV to play multiplayer games.
The PlayStation TV has HDMI, Ethernet, and memory card slots for both Vita memory cards and Vita game cards.
There are three ways to play: streaming via the upcoming PlayStation Now service, remotely playing PS4 games from another console over Wi-Fi, or directly playing or downloading Vita games. It's a gaming triple threat.
Is it a PS4 accessory, or is it its own console? The PlayStation TV defies traditional labels.
Sony's Glacier White PS4 is just a paint job, but it's really striking. It'll be available in a bundle with the hotly anticipated shooter Destiny on September 9.
The rear of the white PS4 looks like a spaceship engine. Here it is alongside the white DualShock 4 and Sony's wireless stereo headset.
Okay, it's pretty damn attractive.
I also tried out Project Morpheus, Sony's virtual-reality headset here at E3.
Trying on the headset, which fit very easily over my thick eyeglasses. Kudos to Sony.
Making sure I look like Daft Punk.
Project Morphus uses the PlayStation 4 camera to track head motion.
A pair of PlayStation Move controllers, and I'm a glowing, moving person controlling a knight.
Accuracy when using Move is pretty stellar.
Slowly taking the arms off a practice dummy.
Raising a crossbow to aim and fire, by peering through one eye.
Trying out Eve Valkyrie, using a standard PS4 controller.
Sitting down in an unflattering position, playing street luge and turning by using my head.
Fast-paced street luge gameplay, which feels like bobsledding.