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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • PlayStation 4 exclusive ‘Until Dawn’ seems a darker, more serious ‘Life Is Strange’

    It has been an inconsistent year for PlayStation 4 exclusives. We've seen marvels like Bloodborne outshine terrors like The Order: 1886. With more interesting titles coming later this year, gamers on the blue side will be waiting patiently for the post-E3 2015 onslaught. But what's first on the agenda? Supermassive Games' Until Dawn will see an August release date, coupled with story driven gameplay inspired by the chaos theory. It's all third person it would seem, and will jump on the coattails of games like Life Is Strange (which we thoroughly love). If the trailer is indeed taken from gameplay, we...

  • Xbox One trumps PlayStation 4 in US sales race for April

    Here's an incredible little turn up for the books in the lead-up to E3 2015, especially if you're on the greener side of the fence (pun intended in this case). Microsoft's straggler, the Xbox One, has finally outsold its PlayStation 4 competition in the United States in the month of April, which ends a long streak for Sony and its gaming machine. As the NPD report would have it, it wasn't because the Xbox One reinvented itself -- it's primarily thanks to Mortal Kombat X, which led software sales. There was an absence of exclusive title launches during this time too,...

  • PS4, Xbox One price to drop in South Africa come Workers’ Day weekend

    Ster-Kinekor, for the first three days of May at least, will be lowering the recommended retail price (RRP) of the Sony PS4 gaming console by around R700. "For a limited period of 72 hours, take advantage of this deal and grab the most powerful gaming system from your local participating retailer between the 1st and 3rd May 2015," noted the country's PS4 importer. Retailers are jumping at the chance to rack up a few more console sales too, with BT Games, Makro, DionWired, Game, CNA, Incredible Connection and Takealot (to name a few) all joining in on the price reduction. We're not too...

  • ‘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...