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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • Over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold

    Sony's PlayStation 4 might be turning three-years-old fairly soon, but it's still selling like hotcakes. Just a few months after sales tipped the 30-million barrier, the company today announced that over 40-million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold worldwide. More impressive is the company's software sales, just falling short of 271-million copies through May 2016. "We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time," Sony SIC president and CEO Andrew House states in a press release. "We will strive to deliver even...

  • Pac-Man 256 brings local multiplayer to PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in June

    Pac-Man has pretty much seen it all as a grandfather of gaming titles. It's been around since 1980, and has been an integral building block in the gaming world. But now it's getting a second wind. Pac-Man 256 is heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 21 June, thanks to Bandai Namco and developer Hipster Whale (of Crossy Road fame). This reworked version, stemming from the mobile game, is developed by 3 Sprockets. So console and PC Pac-Man 256, while entertaining players with the age-old Pac-Man mechanics, is also getting a multiplayer arena. Note, that includes local multiplayer as...

  • Uncharted 4 ships 2.7m copies in week one, Sony oh so happy

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was always going to be a big game. It's the end (if you believe that) of a saga that has spanned nearly a decade, and has a following that's probably a lot longer than that too. But it seems that Naughty Dog's latest game has surprised even Sony. Sony's SIE division has announced that the game has shipped 2.7-million units in its first week. Notably, it's now the fastest selling first-party title on PlayStation 4. "Thank you to the team at Naughty Dog for delivering Uncharted 4, a stunning experience that sets a new bar for...

  • 3 ways the Nintendo Wii U is better than the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

    When we talk about the "console wars" there's only really two sides mentioned: the green of Microsoft's Xbox One, and the blue of Sony's PlayStation 4. We've made mention before of how the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is better than the other, but what about Nintendo? The company's practically owns the handheld console segment abroad, and has just now announced a brand new smartphone games strategy, suggesting it has a leg up in that segment as well. But what about its home consoles? Although the Nintendo Wii U is not my favourite console for a number of reasons, it does definitely do...

  • Watch Steam games run on a hacked PlayStation 4

    Who thought we'd ever see proper Steam games running on the PlayStation 4? Well, a new YouTube video shows Valve's service in action. According to YouTuber OsirisX, the feat first requires a PlayStation 4 running firmware version 1.76. So in the unlikely event that you haven't updated your machine since 2014, you might be in luck. The uploader then installed Arch Linux on the PlayStation 4, as well as graphics drivers ported by the fail0verflow hacking team. The video shows the uploader booting up Arch Linux and eventually logging in to his Steam account. From here, the uploader visits the system settings page, showing...

  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 review: meat and potatoes

    Foliage and carcasses. Thorns and fangs. Sparkly floating flowers and caped Elvis Presleys. This is the Plants vs Zombies series in a nutshell, a game franchise that taking the world by storm on console after it wasted so many working hours on mobile. I know, because I was one of the latter, nonchalantly blowing up zombies with potato mines when I should've been working. The latest game, subtitled Garden Warfare 2, is perhaps the best title in the series so far, and a testament to what the AAA games industry can do when it gets its shit together. For those...

  • PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One: What’s the SA price breakdown?

    Missed the news? Microsoft will be increasing its Xbox Live rates to R159 a month, making for a massive increase compared to the current R50 a month rate. That got us thinking, though... How much does it cost for a Xbox One and PS4, along with the necessary items (i.e. extra controllers and online subscriptions)? Console In this department, we first opted to look at a console and game bundle, focusing only on the 1TB variants. So what did we find out? Well, BT Games stocks the 1TB Xbox One along with The Division for R5999. By comparison, Takealot has a limited special on a...

  • Star Trek Online is warping onto PS4, Xbox One soon

    For those of you who want to boldly go where no man (read: console player) has gone before, Star Trek Online is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The console port will include six years' worth of content from patches to content updates, as well as 130 featured episodes. Players can choose to be part of the Federation, Klingon, or Romulan factions. The control scheme has also been redefined for console controllers, which will make away missions and space battles easier to handle. Star Trek Online takes place thirty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis (which was a good movie,...

  • Uncharted 4 preview: the necessity of narrative, the bonus of beauty

    I'm not a huge fan of Nathan Drake (that's right, let's start this piece on a bombshell). In fact, I think he's among the most annoying, arrogant and apathetic characters in gaming, at least judging by the previous instalments of the Uncharted series. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End goes on sale this week, and we can only imagine how excited the host of PlayStation aficionados are. Naughty Dog and Sony are probably fairly giddy too, because this is easily the biggest PlayStation launch of the year (sorry Bloodborne). But the real question is, is the game worth picking up at launch?...

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks simply stunning on the PlayStation 4

    Read our preview here: Uncharted 4 preview: the necessity of narrative, the bonus of beauty The third act is the hardest to follow, but it seems that Naughty Dog has at least done a successful job on the visuals front. That's right, we're talking about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, arguably the biggest release on PlayStation 4 this year so far (and likely for the rest of the year). One impressive thing about the game is how it rings the neck of the PlayStation 4 hardware, without taking it to the point of nervous breakdown. In other words, it's a simply gorgeous...