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  • PlayStation Network is down: here’s what we know

    Anyone looking to enjoy some online gaming fun on any of the PlayStation consoles tonight will be in for some unwelcome news. The PlayStation Network, for the second time this week, is down. Sony confirmed the issues on its status page, flagging the PlayStation Networks social, gaming and sign in systems in red. Checking connections on consoles also suggests that PSN is undergoing maintenance. DownDetector largely suggests that most users seemed to suffer connection issues around midnight Thursday SAST, pretty much exactly when we were kicked out of our gaming session. A vast majority of its users are reporting issues with...

  • Yup, the glacier white PS4 ‘slim’ model is coming to SA

    In an announcement from local PlayStation distributor Ster-Kinekor, the company revealed that the 'Glacier White' version of the PS4 'slim' will be making its way to the country. It will be available in South Africa "towards the end of February". Using the model number CUH-2000 series, the system will be identical to the standard 'slim' model, but with a white finish to the console and packed-in controller. A white version of the original PS4 form factor was previously released. Though the specifications in the press release mention both a 500GB and 1TB model, only the former has been given an RRP for South Africa, coming in...

  • PS4 gets two promotions in SA for December

    Ster-Kinekor Entertainment has announced two promotions for the PS4 for the month of December. "The first promotion will commence from 9 to 14 December offering consumers who purchase any standalone or bundled PS4, a free copy of EA Sports FIFA 17 on PS4 resulting in a saving of up to R1200," the local PlayStation distributor wrote in an emailed statement. The standalone PS4 currently has a suggested retail price of R5199. "Immediately following this consumers will be able to pick up the brand new standalone PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD at an astonishing R3999.99 from 15-24 December," SKE wrote. Want a PS4...

  • The Last of Us Part II: yep, Joel and Ellie are back

    One of the bigger surprises at the PlayStation Experience this past weekend was the reveal of a sequel to The Last of Us, in the form of The Last Of Us Part II. The game seemingly takes place a few years after the events of the first, with the trailer showing a slightly older Joel and Ellie in a house of sorts. "Like many of you, we have a deep love for the world of The Last of Us and its characters, and while a sequel may have seemed like a foregone conclusion, it wasn’t the case," wrote Naughty Dog creative...

  • Ace Combat 7: lasers and Starfighter in new trailer

    We've seen plenty of news at Sony's PlayStation Experience event over the weekend, but air combat fans will no doubt be pleased by the new trailer for Ace Combat 7. Ostensibly a PlayStation exclusive, the latest trailer shows the Strangereal universe of earlier Ace Combats, as opposed to the real world of the Assault Horizon entry. So what else does the new trailer show? Aircraft Some of the more notable planes spotted include a Sukhoi Su-27 or derivative (most likely Su-33 or Su-35), F-15 Eagle, an F-22 or F-35 of sorts, F/A-18 Super Hornet, a typical flying wing aircraft called Arsenal Bird (dropping dozens...

  • PS4 Pro to officially hit SA next week, price in tow

    Sony and Ster-Kinekor Entertainment have announced the launch date for the PS4 Pro in South Africa, along with a suggested retail price. The console will be launching on 7 December with a recommended price tag of R6999.99, Ster-Kinekor Entertainment wrote in an emailed press release. The PS4 supports 4K gaming/videos, although games will need to be specifically updated to take advantage of the extra graphical grunt. Noteworthy titles taking advantage of the PS4 Pro include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Last of Us: Remastered and Uncharted 4. The PS4 Pro will cost R6999, in comparison to the...

  • PlayStation 4 update 4.06: ‘quality’ update doesn’t add much

    A new PlayStation 4 OS patched appeared on users' machines today, but don't expect it to shower your console with new, exciting features. Nope. Instead, the 312MB patch 4.06 "improves the quality of the system performance", Sony explains in its usually verbose patch notes. This brief update comes after update 4.05 which improved system stability. PS4 System Software 4.06 released (now with more stability) from PS4 While we've seen a fair share of PlayStation 4 updates in the past few weeks, the last major update debuted in September 2016. This PlayStation 4 update improves the "quality" of system performance Labeled 4.00, it brought a mild...

  • PlayStation 3, PS Vita firmware update without much new

    It doesn't look like Sony has forgotten about its two other consoles, or has it? The company has released new updates for both the PS3 and Vita, but they don't bring a slew of features or anything interesting at all. The PlayStation 3 has been upgraded to the 4.81 firmware revision, which Sony states "improves the quality of the system performance". Now if that's not insightful, then we don't know what is . The Playstation Vita (and that PlayStatoion TV thing which Sony pretends doesn't exist) has been upgraded to 3.63, which, you guessed it, "improves the...

  • Backwards compatibility: 5 consoles that will play your old games

    Unlike PCs, backwards compatibility isn't a guarantee when buying a new video game console. Fortunately, there have been quite a few consoles packing the ability to play older games out of the box. We looked at a few of the more prominent examples. PlayStation 2 Easily the most popular example, the PlayStation 2's ability to play PS1 games was a huge feather in its cap back when it launched in 2000/2001. The console's emulation wasn't 100% perfect at launch though, as Final Fantasy Anthology, Fighter Maker, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Jet Moto 2 and about half a dozen other games weren't compatible. Later versions...

  • PlayStation 4 Pro listed on South Africa’s Raru for R6999

    We're just a few months away from gaming on consoles at 4K (or something incredibly close to it) through the conduit of the PlayStation 4 Pro. Announced in early September 2016 at a New York event, the PlayStation 4 Pro will be Sony's most powerful gaming console ever launched, and probably the most powerful available for now. But how much will it cost, and when will it arrive in South Africa? Sony PS4 Pro launched, with PS4 Slim in tow Sony finally took the wraps off the PlayStation 4 Neo in New York last night, revealing that it would also be called...