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All posts tagged "Playstation"

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Here are your Black Friday deals on PS4 bundles, games

    Black Friday is around the corner, so Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has decided to jump on the bandwagon, offering cut-price PlayStation hardware and games. The distributor confirmed that all PlayStation VR bundles would receive a R1000 discount from the recommended price, as well as a free copy of Gran Turismo Sport or Skyrim VR from 17-26 November. "For PlayStation 4 consoles, the PS Hits Bundle will be available at R3999.99. Also available at R4999.99 is the 1TB GT Sport Limited edition as well as the Call of Duty World War II Limited edition bundles, from  24-26 November 2017," the distributor continued, noting that...

  • Steam, PlayStation Store launch Halloween sale

    Horror game fan? Or maybe you just want a good deal on some quality titles, regardless of genre. Either way, Sony and Valve have the goods courtesy of a Halloween sale on their platforms. Got a PlayStation 4? Then you can look forward to a 56% discount on Resident Evil 7 (R469), a 67% discount on Mortal Kombat XL (R299), 60% off The Evil Within (R129), 80% off Alien: Isolation and 72% off Wolfenstein: The New Order (R89), to name a few of the many notable specials. PS3 owners can also look forward to significant discounts on titles like Catherine (R89),...

  • From VR to Pro support, here’s what to know about Gran Turismo Sport

    The latest entry in the mega-popular Gran Turismo franchise is but hours away from release, and many series fans will have already preordered Gran Turismo Sport. But what if you're on the wall about the title? Here's what you should know There is single-player content, but... Don't expect there to be a similar career mode as previous entries, as GT Sport is pretty much focused on online multiplayer. Esports is all the rage etc etc. We have a campaign mode, comprised of a driving school (think license tests), mission challenge (complete various racing challenges and compare results with friends), Circuit Experience (which has you...

  • New PS4 firmware coming: here’s how to sign up for beta testing

    Sony and Microsoft both allow you to sign up for beta testing of console firmware, giving users a sneak peek at new features and tweaks. Now, Sony has announced that it's looking for testers for its new PS4 firmware update. Of course, you won't just be playing with new features, as you're strongly encouraged to suggest changes/features and give feedback on the state of the firmware. "As with previous updates, we're recruiting for beta testers to get a head start with these new features, road-test them with us and provide feedback to help fine-tune and improve the way you play on PS4,"...

  • 5 upcoming blockbuster games with support for PSVR

    Sony's PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a brave step into the world of virtual reality, delivering an experience that hasn't been seen before on consoles. Say what you will about the quality compared to PC-based VR, but it's certainly another unique selling point for the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Of course, a system lives and dies by its games, so what big-name PSVR-compatible titles are in the pipeline? We picked a few. Ace Combat 7 I might be biased, because the Ace Combat series is among my favourite franchises of all time. But space/air combat and VR certainly makes for a great pairing. Ace...

  • 4 other classic consoles that deserve a Mini release

    Last year saw Nintendo release the mini NES (review), being a diminutive version of the NES machine, delivering well over a dozen preloaded titles. It was quite the sensation upon launch, leading Nintendo to reveal the SNES Classic this week. The new console features just over 20 iconic titles, ranging from Super Mario World and Final Fantasy III to Secret of Mana and Super Metroid. And this has us thinking, what about other classic consoles that deserve the Mini treatment? PlayStation One Sure, these games are playable on a variety of current PlayStation models, but aside from the adorable hardware, the preloaded nature of...

  • Sony explains lack of cross-platform online play

    We've seen titles like Minecraft and Rocket League being announced with cross-platform play in recent times. Both titles will be playable across PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, making for a cool, overdue proposition. However, Sony is curiously absent in both instances. So why is this the the case? "It's certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this. We've done it in the past. We're always open to conversations with any developer or publisher who wants to talk about it," PlayStation's Jim Ryan told Eurogamer. "Unfortunately it's a commercial discussion between ourselves and other stakeholders, and I'm not going...