A few weeks ago we reported on a possible leak for the contents of the upcoming PS4 firmware and it looks like we were spot on with the list of new features coming to the console. But there’s a very important extra that’s been added to the list since, and for many gamers, it’ll be the most important one. Continue reading PS4 firmware update 3.0 has a much requested upgrade
When we showed the brand new Darth Vader Star Wars Edition of the PS4 yesterday, we knew it was going to be a bit pricey compared to a standard edition. But, the price that’s just hit the likes of Amazon and Game are opportunistic to say the least, even by Star Wars memorabilia standards. Continue reading Shocking price unveiled for the Battlefront Darth Vader PS4
“The Force is strong with this one.” Or is it? I really can’t decide if the new Darth Vader flavoured PS4 console looks great or tacky. The new controller and its effort to incorporate ol smokey’s suit buttons is seriously hard to look at though (see below). There’s more than a paint job though, Star Wars fans. Let’s take a look at what else is bundled with the new PS4. Continue reading Limited Edition Star Wars Darth Vader PS4 bundles coming in November
It’s been a while since any new features have been added via a firmware update to the PS4, but that could all be set to change with the arrival of 3.0 if a leaked report from Japanese testers turns out to be true.
One of the main highlights (which has been on the cards since launch) is the ability to broadcast gameplay to YouTube, which will be great news for gamers who don’t fancy using Twitch. Community groups can be formed to chat or join parties, which could be a convenient way to sort out a raiding party from people outside of your friends list in Destiny -a great alternative to having to set it up on Bungie’s forums first (or Bungie, could just add some goddamn matchmaking to their game!). Continue reading PS4 firmware update 3.0 contents leaked?
PSN will be down briefly next week on August 18th for some planned maintenance. This is a regular thing for Sony, but a necessary nuisance we feel in order to avoid larger outages, oddly slow downloads or security breaches that have become an all too familiar conversation while discussing Sony’s network. Continue reading PSN maintenance scheduled for next week
Firmware updates can often bring exciting new features, much needed tweaks, or maybe something we can’t really see at all. But what about firmware update 2.55, which recently went live, requiring a 233 MB download? Continue reading PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live
Looking for cheap PS4 hard drive deals is incredibly daunting. I’ve just spent hours browsing through loads of different sites and whittling through scores of drives to ensure these are the best prices and that the drives are compatible with a PS4 console. If you feel like browsing yourself, or double checking any deals below, here are some important specs you’ll want to ensure a hard drive has. If it’s not listed, try to contact the seller or don’t bother. Continue reading Cheap PS4 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide
Earlier this week we saw the latest PS4 firmware update pop up when we turned on our PS4s. Keen to see what new feature we were getting, we had a look what was included with the new 1.61 update. With the previous update mainly focusing on adding official headset support, we were hoping for something directly targeting the dreaded CE-34878-0 error message which appears on a regular basis for many gamers, either causing corrupted save files or even crashes when browsing their capture collections. Continue reading PS4 Update 1.61 Set to Fix CE-34878-0 Crashes?
Reports have been floating around the net for a few weeks now that numerous PS4 users have seen the CE-34878-0 error code appear and corrupt their save files beyond repair, often wasting up to 40 hours of work for the likes of Assassin’s Creed IV.
However, new evidence suggests the system error isn’t just focussed on our game save files and is spreading throughout the PS4’s other features. Continue reading PS4’s CE-34878-0 Error Code Spreads to Share Captures
This time last year, I wrote some New Year Resolutions that we gamers should take to get the most from gaming and many of those points still stand today. Tempting as it was to adjust that article for 2014, I thought I’d set some resolutions for the Sony’s PlayStation 4 so it can have the best year possible.
It’s not going to be easy, especially with a resurgent Microsoft seemingly overcoming shooting themselves in the foot for most of 2013. Sony has a narrow lead right now, but here are 10 Resolutions to make sure they stay in front throughout 2014. Continue reading Top Ten Tuesdays | New Year Resolutions for the PS4 to Win 2014
Bought a PS4 yesterday? Have a little trouble signing into PSN? Us too dear readers. As we expected, the servers strained and buckled under pressure as European gamers tried to sign into PSN on their new PS4’s to download demos, get their free PS Plus games, play online or redeem vouchers. At least the day one firmware patch was available to download without being signed into PSN.
Sony took their time yesterday, but finally acknowledged via Twitter and their Blog that there was an issue, which was something of a relief that it wasn’t something on our end to be honest. Continue reading [UPDATE] Sony Suspends Voucher Redemption to Ease PS4 Server Strain
You would think that buying a disc version of a top tier launch title would save some serious hard-drive space on your PS4. After all, who wants to download 50GB for Killzone: Shadow Fall?
Well you may want to consider upgrading your new PS4’s hard-drive to something much larger sooner thank you think as the mandatory installs from retail version Blu-rays for the likes of Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag are freaking huge. Continue reading PS4 Game Discs Have Huge Mandatory Installs
Time to clear out some of those old demos again folks. Next week sees a host of new titles arrive for PS Plus members on PS3, PS Vita and for the first time, PS4.
On November 27th, PS3 gamers will get one of the best racers out there in the form of Grid 2 and the mad mexican platformer beat’em up, Guacamelle. The Vita is getting Guacamelle too, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed and the former PSP title GTA: Liberty City Stories. When the PS4 launches on the 29th, next-gen owners will be able to help themselves to the jazz noir platformer Contrast and the retro (but oh so shiny) shooter, Resogun. Continue reading Grid 2, Contrast, Resogun, Sonic Racing and More Coming to PS Plus Next Week
Microsoft’s Xbox One has matched the impressive day one numbers of PS4 consoles sold in the first 24 hours since launch. Both machines sold over 1 million machines on day one. Microsoft are currently celebrating their most successful launch yet as the numbers beat those set by the original Xbox and the Xbox 360.
But should they be really be cracking out the champagne? As it turns out, Sony seems to have the upper hand. Microsoft released their console in 13 different territories including, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. That covers all the largest gaming markets outside of the Far Eastern ones like Japan and China. Continue reading Xbox One Matches PS4 Day One Sales, But They Shouldn’t Celebrate Yet
After years of waiting, the PS4 and Xbox One are now unbearably close. However, let’s take some time to make sure we’ve planned ahead for the perfect launch experience on the day. You may have more left to do than you think. So don’t get caught out on launch day, check out our 10 Top Tips for Preparing for Your Xbox One or PS4. Then we can all go back to staring at our calendars.
Continue reading 10 Top Tips for Preparing for Your Xbox One or PS4
With the arrival of the PS4 and Xbox One being unbearably close, we’ve decided to try to calm down for a few seconds to make sure we’re prepared. As it turns out, we still have lots to do and we imagine you do too. So, don’t get caught out on launch day and check out our 11 Essential Preparations Before You Buy a PS4 or Xbox One. Then we can all go back to staring at our calendars. Continue reading 11 Essential Preparations Before You Buy a PS4 or Xbox One
Sony have announced that a firmware update will be awaiting gamers on launch day in order to add some essential features. Firmware update 1.50 will only be around 300MB, so shouldn’t take as long as the Xbox One’s day one update at least.
The update will unlock Remote Play (use the Vita instead of your TV), Second Screen (Vita/tablets/mobile function) and the video sharing and spectating features. There’s also multiple logins, the play while you download feature, voice chat, facial recognition and voice commands and a background music player. But most importantly, the update will unlock online multiplayer and DVD/Blu-ray playback functionality. Continue reading PS4 Day One Firmware Update Adds Essential Features
Finally, we have some solid release dates for the PS4. Microsoft are yet to spill the beans but Sony have finally told excited gamers when they can expect to get their hands on the PlayStation 4 in their respective territories. Continue reading PS4 Release Dates Announced
Lead architect of the PlayStation 4 Mark Cerny, has been chatting about bridging the gap between the billions of people playing games on mobile devices and those playing on consoles. In an interview with MCV he said:
“I look at the world and I see two billion people enjoying games on a smartphone, and then a few hundred thousand on a console. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could bring that larger audience into consoles?” Continue reading PS4 Creator Wants to Bring Mobile Gamers to Consoles
Lead architect of the PS4, Mark Cerny, has given a presentation about events leading up to him helping to design Sony’s new console. Cerny is a famous industry figure who has a long relationship with Sony and has worked on games including Crash Bandicoot, Ratchet & Clank, Spyro, Jak & Daxter, Resistance and Uncharted.
While designing the PS4 he’s also found time to develop upcoming launch title, Knack. With such a platforming pedigree behind him, we wouldn’t bet against Knack being something as bit special. Enjoy ‘The Road to PS4’ after the break. Continue reading Mark Cerny Talks ‘The Road to PS4’