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  • PS4 update 2.0 brings dynamic themes to the mix, here’s it in action

    PS4 update 2.0 was recently announced at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan/Asia Press Conference 2014, with the highlight being the addition of dynamic themes. This will be a familiar update for those who owned a PS3, as themes were an integral part of the system, for the fans at least. The themes will be based on games and characters from the Sony family, and as seen in the video below, the first public theme stars PlayStation mascots Kuro (the black cat) and Toro (his rival). The arrival date of the update is “September” so keep your PS4 in sleep mode...

  • Petty DDos attack forces PSN servers to give up on life

    Your PSN account was hacked earlier today, did you even realise? I woke up to the news that (again) my precious PSN account, of which I pay R59 per month was apparently subjected to a DDos attack. A “radical” group of hackers on twitter named Lizard Squad. A DDos attack, which is more of a minor nuisance than a true hack, is a large amount of requests sent into a server –the Sony PSN server in this case– which overloads it, causing it to fail. Also note that a DDos attack cannot harvest data, so our gaming accounts remain...

  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 plans could include blazing-fast 3D stacked RAM

    Warning: the following article contains intense speculations which may or may not anger the fanboy/girl within you. It’s a little early, give or take five years, to be predicting what RAM will be inside the PlayStation 5. But one site says it could be ultra-fast ReRAM, otherwise knowns as RRAM, resistive RAM or most interestingly, 3D stacked RAM. Insiderp speculates that Sony will team up with chip-makers Micron to add RRAM to the quite-obviously-will-be-made-one-day PlayStation 5. The PS4 uses 8GB GDDR5 as well as 256MB DDR3 RAM for background tasks. The source site says a whole lot more about Microsoft, Sony, and the end...

  • Here are all 123 games on the PlayStation Now Beta store: includes Sonic CD, Farming Simulator and Crazy Taxi

    Living in South Africa means that certain mouth-watering applications like Sony’s PlayStation Now game-streaming service are simply unavailable. This doesn’t stop us from hoping that one day, our frankly awful internet will eventually support PlayStation Now, which requires at a minimum, a 5Mbps internet line. Earlier this week, Sony’s PlayStation Now entered beta for everyone in the US with a PS4. Many have likened it to Netflix or OnLive, as it’s a streaming game and rental service. But unlike Netflix, PlayStation Now rentals are priced in the upper echelons. For instance, renting Final Fantasy XIII-2 for four hours costs US$4.99....

  • Road not Taken, Fez, Crysis 3: August’s free PlayStation Plus games

    After a few misfires and incorrect rumours, we finally have an official list of PlayStation Plus Games for August, care of PlayStation.Blog. 6th August: Road Not Taken (PS4) 6th August: FEZ (PS4) 6th August: Crysis 3 (PS3) 6th August: Proteus (PS3) 6th August: Metrico (PS Vita) 6th August: LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 Years (PS Vita) Without a doubt, this is one of the best offerings from PlayStation Plus yet. On the PS4, mostly everyone’s heard of Fez, an esoteric 3D adventure obsessed with digital owls. Road Not Taken, not the 1920 Robert Frost poem, is Rouge-like adventure (explore, die quickly, repeat) but ramps up the whimsy...

  • PS4 system update 1.75 adds Featured Content downloads and 3D Blu-ray playback

    The PlayStation 4’s system software update 1.75 is live, kicking and adds a host of features Sony’s current-gen console has been missing. The U.S. PlayStation system update page lists everything included in update 1.75: - Playback of Blu-ray 3D™ is now supported. – Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos. – System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen. – has been added to Settings (Settings) > > . When this setting is enabled, featured content from...

  • Russian Twitter source didn’t guess August PlayStation Plus lineup, copied it instead

    I accidentally mislead a lot of people when I wrote this article earlier today on August’s PlayStation Plus lineup, based on this enthusiastic source: Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV 1001 Spikes, Atelier Rorona Plus — Drew Sher (@gray_dev) July 22, 2014 Like many other gaming journalists I wanted this to be true. The games are excellent and mysterious twitter sources sometimes, and often shine with insight. But Drew Sher’s tip was based off an earlier article by Dan Miller from this fine site, Brash Games. In Miller’s article, written 14 July,...

  • August PlayStation Plus lineup spills: Octodad, Far Cry 3, Saints Row 4 and The Swapper

    Update:The twitter source incorrectly copied from a previous article dated 14 July, and it’s been confirmed that The Swapper won’t be coming to PlayStation Plus this August. Read all about it here. We apologise if we mislead anyone in any way. Original story: August’s PlayStation Plus lineup of games has been leaked by Russian twitter tipster gray_dev, and includes two excellent games for PS4, namely Octodad and The Swapper, as well as the brilliant Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Saints Row 4 for PS3. Leak PS+ August: PS4 Octodad, The Swapper, PS3 Saints Row 4, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, PSV...

  • Wonky 720p ‘The Last Of Us Remastered’ gameplay footage surfaces

    With just five days until the North American launch, The Last of Us Remastered has been played and published on YouTube by an extremely lucky chap. YouTube vlogger PapiGFunk has uploaded a short snippet of what is allegedly a walkthrough running on Sony’s flagship console. Of course, due to YouTube’s well-documented hatred towards uncompressed media, the video is uploaded at a subpar 720p (hence the shoddy screenshot quality too) and doesn’t quite demonstrate the visual gulf between the PS3 and it’s more powerful younger brother. If one were to judge the game’s visuals on this video alone, it’s more a...

  • PlayStation 4 system update 1.74 adds ‘stability’ and possibly nothing else

    184mb: that is the bandwidth cost of PS4 system update 1.74 which is now live and kicking for PS4 owners. In a stunning display of brand failure, Sony lists 1.74 as this (practically meaningless) update: “System software stability during use of some features has been improved.” Boring. A bland, plain and featureless update list is not what PS4 users requested. It’s mandatory, so just get it out the way and get back to Destiny Beta. At the least, PS4 owners will now have the most stable system in existence which is excellent but still so incredibly boring. Will we have...