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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • ‘Bloodborne’ first impressions: you died

    “Run away, man!” I shouted at the controller as it was callously ignoring my panicked button mashing. Finding the first monster after a mere two minutes of game play is unnerving, and something that you just don’t see in mass-appeal AAA games often. Begin easy, frolic with the gamer hand-in-hand until another deus ex machina joins the party for intermittent words of wisdom — that’s the usual formula. Gaming has really become a bit of a nanny sport, but From Software‘s Bloodborne tells this unwanted tradition to sod off quite emphatically. You’ll be thrown in the deep end immediately, and that’s...

  • PS4 ‘Yukimura’ update brings social, UI and practical improvements

    Remember that PS4 update we all wanted prior to The Order: 1886? Well, it’s nearly here, and Sony is really splurging on this one just in time for Bloodborne too. Update 2.5, codenamed Yukimura, brings with it a host of “highly anticipated and requested features” to the PlayStation 4 console. The update is due for launch on 26 March 2015. For your viewing pleasure, we round up each one of these in a bite-sized listicle. Suspend/Resume the console directly in-game This wasn’t possible before, but Yukimura allows users to suspend the console while you’re directly in a game to continue playing said game...

  • Is the Xbox One the best console for South Africa? Not quite

    The Xbox One is like an unnecessarily tardy friend, always missing the interesting part of the party. Now that it has finally arrived, it’s too late, because the PS4 is already rapping and dancing to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.” And frankly, it’s difficult to see how the Xbox One draw attention away from that. Ready for #XboxOne South Africa? It’s available tomorrow in select retail stores across the country. pic.twitter.com/dtr1C8RDN5 — Microsoft SA (@MicrosoftSA) September 22, 2014 After South African gamers have been familiarising themselves with Sony’s latest gaming machine, the Xbox One was held back — for nearly 10 months....

  • 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...

  • PS Network update to ‘provide better online gaming’ say Twitter tipster

    Tidux, the Swedish-based insider of all things PlayStation, has revealed that PlayStation users will be in for the “most exciting week of 2014,” after news that the long awaited network improvement update will be pushed through this week. Taking to Twitter, Tidux has announced that “a general update on servers that will provide better Online gaming and features” will be implemented later today (2 June). In addition, although the update will plunge the PlayStation Network into noticeable darkness, the upgrades will take less than 24 hours to complete. next week is the most exciting in the whole year, are you ready?...

  • PS4 officially launches in SA today: here’s all you need to know

    Update: Ster Kinekor has announced that all PS4’s in South Africa have sold out, in under 24-hours no less. PlayStation 4 officially launches in South Africa today for R6300, says SA-based cinema company Ster Kinekor. Since the official launch in the US 15 November, Sony’s next-gen console has broken sales records across the globe and is being hailed by gaming critics as being a console built for gamers and inspired by developers. At the beginning of this month, Sony announced that the console has “broke the record” by selling more than 2.1-million PS4 consoles sold since launch. Sony’s next-gen console will be...

  • PS4 round-up: what the web thinks of Sony’s big black box

    Sony’s PS4 is set to launch 15 November, and a few lucky gaming sites managed to get an early hands-on with the big black beast of fun. There are four areas of Sony’s next-gen console that requires our attention. That includes the design, controller functionality, UI and performance, and then its new features. Below is a round-up of some of the things that stood out most about the PlayStation 4. Design The design should be by now, of little surprise to any of us. We’ve practically seen the PlayStation 4 inside out. Literally. Nonetheless, the 11″ wide black box is sleek and actually...

  • PS4 lands 15 November, hits SA 6 December for R6300

    At Gamescom in Germany this week Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 is ready for launch 15 November in Canada and the US. Two weeks after, you’ll be able to get hold of it in European and Latin American stores as well. And then, to catch the Christmas crowds just in time, the PS4 will be at long last be available in South Africa 6 December. In South Africa, the PS4 will go for around R6 300 (VAT included) which is much more than the US retail price of US$399. For those gaming on tight budgets, we saw earlier this...

  • Wii U takes a dive as dismal sales figures revealed for Q1 2013

    The Nintendo Wii U has recorded less than stellar sales for its first quarter of 2013. Actually, dismal is a better word. According to Gamasutra, a source at the NPD Group reveals sales figures for the Wii U was well under 100 000 units, and more likely in the region of only 45 000 to 59 000 units for January. There could be various reasons for this, but the lack of big game titles is one of the more prevailing factors. Apart from titles like Black Ops 2, Just Dance 4, New Super Mario Bros. U and maybe one or two...

  • Is this the control pad for the PS4?

    Update: this is, apparently, the controller for the PS4. Thankfully, the touchpad is small and unobtrusive. Check it out! According to a 2012 patent filing, unearthed by Slashgear.com, Sony has been working on a new controller/pad for the upcoming PlayStation 4. The patent describes “An input device for an entertainment device”, with “one or more motion sensors operable to generate motion data, and a wireless communicator for transmitting the motion data to the entertainment device.” From sketched images on the patent filing, a panel, tablet or slab-like device can be seen. On the left of the sketch is what suspiciously looks...

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