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All posts tagged "PS4"

  • Watch the first gameplay trailer for Gran Turismo Sport

    Eagerly waiting for Gran Turismo to be released on PlayStation 4? Well, November will see the release of Gran Turismo Sport and a trailer has been released to whet your appetite. The trailer shows off gameplay for the first time, so what's new in this iteration of the mega-popular franchise? In case you missed the initial announcement, Gran Turismo Sport has an emphasis on the esport element, featuring a partnership with the FIA motorsports body. In fact, the winners of the virtual championships will be honoured alongside real-world champions at the yearly FIA prize-giving ceremony. The trailer showed off some of the cars on...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • New PS4 update launches tomorrow, brings PC/Mac Remote Play

    Sony has been hard at work with its latest PlayStation 4 update, but it's finally ready for primetime. The 3.50 update gets pushed out tomorrow, Sony's Jayne Murphy said in a blog post, so what can we expect? Easily the biggest feature is Remote Play for PC and Mac computers, allowing users to stream games from their PS4 to a computer. This mirrors Microsoft's own solution, which allows gamers to play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. As for minimum requirements, Sony merely recommends a PC with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and a Mac with OS X 10.10 or 10.11. Sony...

  • Xbox Live finally supports cross-platform play, Rocket League to use it first

    Microsoft's Xbox Live network will finally be open to cross-platform play. The announcement comes from a blog post written by Director of ID@Xbox, Christ Charla. This effectively means that gamers on an Xbox can play alongside and against PlayStation counterparts within the same game. This new openness will first be supported by indie darling Rocket League, which is also available on PC and PlayStation 4. The post specifically mentions PC and Xbox One cross-platform capabilities, but doesn't mention its rival by name. The feature will be up to developers to incorporate. There has been no mention of how easy or difficult the feature will...

  • Sony reveals first PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for PlayStation 4 [Update]

    Sony fans, it's time to half-celebrate as the company reveals the first eight PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility titles for the PlayStation 4, but they come at a price. The games aren't just straight ports and have received 1080p up-rendered graphics, Trophy support, Remote Play, Live Broadcast, Share Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PlayStation Vita or PlayStation App. All titles will be available on the US and UK PlayStation Network Stores. The titles are: Dark Cloud - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto III - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - US$14.99 / R218 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas...

  • Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 unleashes the force this November

    In prelude to the release of the Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefront later this year, the force has never really been this strong, and brands know this. PlayStation just revealed a Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 console (CUH-1200 series) which comes with 500GB of memory, a customised DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller as well as a pretty curious bundle of games. The customised console is sold alongside the Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition as well as four digital copies of the old jedi-jammin' classics; Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and...

  • 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,...

  • Boy has his PlayStation 4 confiscated by dad, goes on mini rampage

    Now, if anyone can understand "electronics rage", it's us gadget lovers. I've defenestrated a fair number of phones courtesy of malfunctioning features in my time, and many in this office can attest to punching a monitor from time to time, but we have never gone so far as whipping out a hammer and a baseball bat and destroying our office or homes. This 13-year-old in the Canadian town of Brantford did, and his parents called the police as a result. We imagine having your PlayStation 4 removed from your custody is not a wholesome experience for a child of any age, but...