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All posts tagged "PS4"

  • 6 questions to ask before buying a gaming console [Tech Savvy SA]

    Tech Savvy SA is a series of articles on Gearburn and Memeburn that aims to deliver useful, locally relevant advice to the average South African. This time we look at the right gaming console for you... Buying a gaming console isn't a mindless endeavour, as they're pricey machines and you don't want to be left regretting your choice of platform. Nevertheless, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before committing to a purchase. What do my friends have? This might be the most important question for socially inclined gamers (and in general). For starters, if you buy an Xbox One and...

  • Is Bravo Team the PSVR’s (nay, the PS4’s) worst title?

    Is your PSVR gathering dust? I wouldn't blame you if you thought Bravo Team might be the ideal title to squeeze more time out of the VR headset. Unfortunately, it looks like we might have an early candidate for the worst PS4 game of the year, according to several reviews. Eurogamer's Ian Higton labelled it "astonishingly bad", going so far to say it joins "Rogue Warrior, Turning Point and Hour of Victory as one of the very worst games you could play". Higton specifically calls out the "incredibly limited" field of movement, glitchy traversal mechanics and a "long list" of bugs...

  • 11 intriguing video games landing before E3 2018

    E3 is traditionally the biggest event on the gaming calendar, taking place in June and attracting all the key players. But that doesn't mean developers and publishers are holding out their wares for the big event. Nope, here are some noteworthy games landing before E3 this year. Far Cry 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Ubisoft's series is known for its rather exotic locations, spanning African landscapes, tropical islands and mountainous enclaves. Now, the latest game, set for release on 27 March, takes you to rural USA. Not quite Kyrat... In any event, the game's religious cult trappings and welcome co-op integration means you'll want to...

  • 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...

  • Overwatch Xbox One X patch beats PS4 Pro – report

    Overwatch has become one of the most popular cross-platform titles of this generation, delivering frantic multiplayer action, esport leagues and a host of characters. Blizzard has been hard at work on a patch for the Xbox One X though and, according to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, it beats the base console and the PS4 Pro in terms of fidelity. Oddly enough, the PS4 Pro version of the game only got 4K HUDs, with the rest of the game sticking for regular 1080p resolution. The Xbox One X patch enables a 4K scaler, which means the game will hit 4K in less intense moments, but...

  • 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...

  • You can now get a SNES emulator on your hacked PS4

    The past month has seen the hacking community go into overdrive after the PS4 was successfully hacked. Earlier this week saw the release of a tool to run PS2 ISOs on hacked consoles, essentially leveraging Sony's own emulation for PS2 games on the PlayStation Store. Now, we've seen another notable program pop up on compromised machines, in the form of a SNES emulator. For those keeping track, SNES emulators are available on almost every hacked gaming platform since the late 1990s, popping up on the Sega Dreamcast, original Xbox, PS2 and loads of other machines. "Don't expect everything to run perfect. Hopefully...

  • Hacked PS4s can now run PS2 ISOs

    The PS4 was recently hacked, allowing for a variety of homebrew software and, almost inevitably, the ability to run pirated games. But who expected PS2 ISOs to run on the PS4? Well, it's happening. According to a Wololo report, developer CFWProphet released a "free-ps2-pub-gen" tool which essentially taps into Sony's PS2 emulation software for classic games on the PS4. Of course, Sony's emulator isn't meant to be used in this fashion, as the company only uses it for a select few classics on the PS Store. But games that haven't been brought to the Store are indeed running anyway, albeit with various...

  • 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...

  • Gran Turismo Sport gets ‘career’ mode and more in new update

    Gran Turismo Sport features a heavy online racing emphasis, but it does have a modicum of single-player content on offer. There are your bog-standard time trials, those VR races, license tests and a track acclimitisation mode. But the one big absentee was a legacy-style career mode of any kind -- until now. Fear not, because the December update will bring a cup mode of sorts. "Launching as part of our free December update, we'll be introducing a brand new single player mode called the 'GT League'. Based on the old 'GT mode' of previous titles, players can now look forward to racing through...