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All posts tagged "Playstation"

  • Want a copy of Uncharted 4 now? Head to the UK

    This is if you're not willing to wait for the official street date, 10 May. It seems like one store got a little overzealous and sold the game early. According to an article on Videogamer.com, a store by the name of CEX in the UK sold the game for £55 (R1159) to a customer. On the customer's till slip the words "Pre-Release Media,UK" is printed underneath the game's title. The customer, going be the name of Shabz, told Videogamer: "I went in to CEX... to actually buy myself a camera lens and when I went to the counter to purchase the...

  • The last official PS2 servers have been shut down

    It's the end of an era for the gaming industry, as Square Enix turns off the last PS2 servers for Final Fantasy XI. The first Final Fantasy MMO was released over a decade ago, in 2002, later seeing a release on Xbox 360 too. The Xbox servers are to be turned off in conjunction with the PS2's. To put the shutdown in perspective, Final Fantasy XI had been running for longer than EVE Online (2003), World of Warcraft (2004), the Guild Wars franchise (2005) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Not bad for a console that wasn't originally designed with online gaming...

  • PlayStation VR: snag one for $399 from October 2016

    Sony's virtual reality push was finally given a shove into the real world last night, as the company announced pricing and availability plans for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at GDC 2016.It's been a long time coming, from the headset's beginnings as Project Morpheus -- which fittingly was announced two years ago at GDC 2014 -- to its current pre-production state. Related: 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR Sony Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the PlayStation Blog to talk PlayStation VR, but stated that the October launch is a little later than anticipated: That is a bit later...

  • PlayStation 4 firmware 3.50 Musashi: the features you can expect

    It's about that time again, when Sony's crew of coders put together a refreshed firmware package for the PlayStation 4. On that note, the company has today announced on its European blog the full list of features we'll see arrive on the console with update 3.50 Musashi, and the list is extensive. Currently bobbling along on software version 3.15, it's the first major firmware bump of the year, and is available for beta testers to use and abuse from tomorrow, 2 March. But what does the firmware have in store for the average PlayStation 4 button masher? You'll get a notification when...

  • The PlayStation TV is dead in Japan

    Hands up if you saw this one coming. The death knell has finally sounded for PlayStation TV as Sony this weekend pulled the micro-console from the Japanese PlayStation Store. Effectively, this means that if you're in Japan, and looking for the novelty TV box, you're out of luck. Spotted by NeoGAF members, users logging into the PlayStation Store in Japan are met with a "sales have reached completion" notice. It has perhaps been a long time coming for Sony PlayStation's least favourite current-gen device, but a likely outcome nonetheless. Related: PlayStation TV micro-console streams PS4 content to additional screen in the...

  • Reviewing The Classics: we play Dino Crisis (1999)

    Stand by for retro reviews done right, folks. Reviewing The Classics is a series where Gearburn staff play some of their most loved retro games from bygone consoles and PCs with floppy drives. This week, Graham has a look at Dino Crisis, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's twisted dinosaur devastation game. It’s difficult to rate older games by today’s standards. With the advancements in technology, we're spoiled by improved graphics, control methods, and storytelling techniques. Not to mention the temptation to wear nostalgia goggles when reviewing older games. All I can do is try, right? The survival horror genre has been...

  • Hardcore ASTRO gaming headsets now available in South Africa

    The ASTRO range of headsets and accessories are now available in South Africa. Local video games distributor, Megarom Interactive, has picked up the licence for the range. Garnishing high reviews on the likes of Amazon.com, ASTRO's products are primarily focussed around circumaural and supra-aural headphones for PC, Mac, Xbox, and PlayStation. "We are very excited to welcome Astro as part of the Megarom offering and to the South African gaming community. With a great globally following already, we look forward to growing the brand inside South Africa, and help Astro take gamers to the next level of their gaming experience," says Alan...

  • Sony unboxes the original PlayStation console, celebrates 20 years

    Remember that dirty-dishwater coloured console Sony launched back in 1995? Well, it turned 20 on 9 September 2015, and its parents are massively proud. Back in the year that South Africa won the Rugby World Cup for the first time, the timid launch of what would become Sony's greatest product wouldn't really set hearts aflutter or minds alight, but that was perhaps part of its beauty. Each subsequent launch of the console was a little bit better than the last, and finally, with the PlayStation 4, the company cracked it. It's at 25-million units sold and counting. Read more: Sold-out PlayStation 4...

  • PS4 update 2.03 brings stability improvements, new themes

    If your console was plugged in and connected to the internet last night, you probably would've noticed an update had been installed. Version 2.03 for the PS4 system was issued by Sony to address software stability. This update didn't bring any eye-popping goodies unfortunately, but a more stable and reliable system is an equally good way to a gamer's heart. A few new themes are also included. Earlier this year, update 2.00 "Masamune" introduced major feature improvements and additions including Share Play, YouTube sharing, a USB music player (finally), custom theme options and a host of other improvements. This 217MB update however,...

  • Sony PlayStation turns 20 today, celebrates with PS4 Anniversary Edition

    It's been a long road for the current-gen consoles of today. Before many got their hands on a Sony PlayStation controller, gamers were fighting between Sega, Nintendo and Atari consoles. And then, in 1994, the world got its first glimpse of the PlayStation -- the console to rule all consoles at the time. Today it's a little more complicated than that. To be fair, Sony's console has gone through a more affable development curve, and has catered to what its fans' have asked for. And what would make PlayStation fans more happy than anything else in the world right now? A...