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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for pre-loading and it’s huge

    With exactly a week to go before the official release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has announced that pre-loading for the game is now available globally. The catch? You’re going to need a lot of free storage space on your console, and even more patience, just for the installation. On Rockstar’s support page, the developer confirmed that disk installation will require 99GB on PS4 and 107GB on Xbox One. The digital installation remains that same for Xbox One, but PS4 requires an extra 50GB to accommodate the process. This means at least 10% of your 1TB console is going to...

  • A weird PS4 messaging glitch is causing consoles to crash

    Over the weekend, a slew of PS4 have reportedly received messages from other players that render their consoles useless. The problem, which affects users who send and receive messages via PlayStation Messages on their consoles, was originally highlighted on Reddit. “There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesn't work,” revealed one Reddit user. While each message seems to be different and sent from different users, there is one common element: most of these messages have characters that the PS4 can't quite render. "I had a...

  • FIFA 19 PS4 bundle coming to South Africa in September

    Gamers who can't get their hands on the limited edition PS4 Pro bundle, can look forward to another hitting South Africa soon. The FIFA 19 bundle will come with the game -- fit with cover star Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus strip -- a 1TB PS4 console, and a DualShock 4 controller. The bundle will also include a voucher to unlock digital addons for the game, including three FIFA Ultimate Team ICON players on a five-match loan, and one FIFA Ultimate Team Rare Players Pack. As for the price? You'll need to fork out a cent short of R6000 to own one. The bundle...

  • A Thief’s End: God of War breaks Nathan Drake’s PlayStation 4 sales record

    So if you haven't yet heard the billions of life forms across the solar system talking about it yet, God of War was released late April. But while the game is getting people's tongues wagging for critical reasons -- apparently, it's a bit of a masterpiece -- it should for an entirely other reason. The title sold more than 3.1-million copies in its first three days of global release. That, in turn, makes it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. "I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure...

  • 6 questions to ask before buying a gaming console [Tech Savvy SA]

    Tech Savvy SA is a series of articles on Gearburn and Memeburn that aims to deliver useful, locally relevant advice to the average South African. This time we look at the right gaming console for you... Buying a gaming console isn't a mindless endeavour, as they're pricey machines and you don't want to be left regretting your choice of platform. Nevertheless, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before committing to a purchase. What do my friends have? This might be the most important question for socially inclined gamers (and in general). For starters, if you buy an Xbox One and...

  • 1080p TV owners get a boost with new PS4 Pro firmware

    The Xbox One X has technically been the better console for gamers still using 1080p TV sets, as gamers still get better performance and improved visual effects on their old TVs. The same couldn't be said for the PS4 Pro, as the console was pretty much a bog-standard PS4 if you were using a full HD TV (with the exception of boost mode for unpatched PS4 titles). Now, Sony has stepped up to the plate with its latest 5.50 system software, launching in beta this week. "PS4 Pro users taking part in the beta will see a new 'supersampling mode' under...

  • Shadow of the Colossus remake: what are reviewers saying?

    The Shadow of the Colossus remake is one of the more eagerly anticipated PlayStation titles of the year. After all, how can you not love the original game and its epic battles against building-sized monsters? Now that the review embargo has lifted, what are reviewers saying about the title? Eurogamer (essential) The prominent gaming website bestowed an "essential" badge on the game, saying that developer Bluepoint makes the game "feel excitingly modern". "It is an authentic labour of love, this release, and it improves Shadow of the Colossus in real ways. It runs better, it's easier to enjoy, it's more beautiful. It's bigger, which...

  • Hacked PS4s can now run PS2 ISOs

    The PS4 was recently hacked, allowing for a variety of homebrew software and, almost inevitably, the ability to run pirated games. But who expected PS2 ISOs to run on the PS4? Well, it's happening. According to a Wololo report, developer CFWProphet released a "free-ps2-pub-gen" tool which essentially taps into Sony's PS2 emulation software for classic games on the PS4. Of course, Sony's emulator isn't meant to be used in this fashion, as the company only uses it for a select few classics on the PS Store. But games that haven't been brought to the Store are indeed running anyway, albeit with various...

  • God of War gets 20 April release date, new trailer

    The first trailer for the new God of War title drew a ton of positive attention, with subsequent trailers showing that Sony definitely has another potential hit in its library. Now, Sony has confirmed that the latest title will be launching on 20 April worldwide, including South Africa. Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has also detailed various editions ocoming to the country, starting with the "standard plus" edition for R999. A peek at the box art sees "day one edition" spread across the top -- so we'll presumably get some exclusive content or DLC here. Then there's the limited edition, with a R1099 recommended price...

  • Pippa’s guide to the 5 best gaming gifts this festive season

    Games are always a good buy for THAT person in your house (my household is full of them!), because it means they'll get hours of enjoyment out of them, especially if there's someone they can play them with. You know your partner/really close friend you don't mind spending money on/child is desperate for a new game this Christmas but you have NO idea what to get them. Maybe they've just got a new console and they need games to play on it, or maybe they're just finished playing everything else on their list and are searching for something new and...