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  • No Man’s Sky [PS4] review: infinite bore-fare

    I'm over 20 hours into No Man’s Sky's deep, dark universe and I’m still as lost as I was when I first started. I’m perfectly fine with that. No Man's Sky is a space exploration game that allows you find countless galaxies, and over 18-quintillion randomly-generated planets. Your main mission of the game? There isn't really any, but you are chiefly  encouraged to find the centre of your galaxy. No Man's Sky isn't a game that will baby you with tutorials but offers you just enough help to not feel like a newborn. The game's beautiful and vast world truly makes you...

  • Android Nougat to miss Sony Xperia Z3 range?

    Google has finally released Android Nougat (7.0) to Nexus devices, but third-party manufacturers are another matter entirely. Nevertheless, Sony has stepped up to the plate by revealing which Sony Xperia smartphones will be getting the update. "We will make Android 7.0, Nougat available for: Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia X, Xperia XA, Xperia XA Ultra and Xperia X Performance," the company wrote on its blog. Sony Xperia Z3 could miss out on Android Nougat, perhaps thanks to the Snapdragon 801 It cautioned that timing and availability of the update will vary by country...

  • Confirmed: PlayStation Plus US price increases will not affect South Africa

    Update: 23 August, 2.55pm: Great news, SA! PlayStation South Africa has confirmed in a follow up tweet that the PlayStation Plus price spikes that will affect the US and Canada will not affect South African users. @AndyWalkerSA Hi Andy, good news, we have received confirmation that the price increases will not affect SA's prices. — PlayStation_SA (@PlayStation_SA) August 23, 2016 Update, 23 August, 12.20pm: According to a tweet, PlayStation South Africa is "awaiting feedback" on how the North American price increases will affect South Africa. @AndyWalkerSA Hi Andy, we are currently awaiting feedback on this. — PlayStation_SA (@PlayStation_SA) August 23, 2016 Original article: We've already...

  • Sony Xperia X review: it has the bark, but desperately lacks the bite

    The Sony Xperia X is in a rather confusing place right now. It wasn't immediately clear at launch whether it's a new Sony smartphone flagship or if it complements the long-running Sony Xperia Z lineup. If one thing is clear though, it's that Sony's phone has a high-end price and pseudo-flagship features. What are you getting for the price? The spec sheet doesn't tell the whole story, but it does give you a pretty good idea of what you're getting though. In terms of pure horsepower, you've got a fast but not top-flight Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and 3GB of RAM. So straight away, it's...

  • The PS4 Slim has seemingly leaked on Gumtree, Twitter

    A new listing appeared on Gumtree UK over the weekend, claiming to be the PlayStation 4 Slim. The ad, which has since been removed but is still accessible via Google cache, shows the box, as well as the new design on the front of the box. According to the seller, the console is a brand new 500GB model that's not in stores yet. As for a price, the seller wanted £295 but was willing to trade for a Macbook, iMac, iPhone 6S/6S Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. So just how real is it? Well, Twitter user shortmaneighty2 has managed to apparently snag a console,...

  • 5 biggest No Man’s Sky complaints from the gaming community

    No Man's Sky is finally out in many parts of the world, and scores of gamers are taking to Hello Games's labour of love. Between the near-infinite number of randomly generated worlds, space combat and planetary exploration, it's hard not to be captivated by the title. It's really something that the small team of developers can be proud of, at least on a technical level. In saying so, there have been a few complaints levelled against the game... The inventory system is problematic One of the biggest complaints we've seen was that the size of both the player and ship inventory was far...

  • Rumour: PlayStation 4 Neo could debut on the same day as iPhone 7

    Whether it'll be called the PlayStation 4 Neo, the PlayStation 4.5 or the PlayStation 4K, Sony's latest console could be detailed on 7 September. According to various reports, the console may be the main event at an official Sony PlayStation meeting in New York City in a month's time. Although the console might be revealed (not simply announced), there's no imminent global launch date scheduled. Related: PlayStation 4 Neo vs Xbox Project Scorpio: which is more powerful? Previous rumours suggest that the PlayStation 4 Neo will sport enough power to run games in 4K resolution, much like Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console....

  • Sony kills Henkaku with new PlayStation Vita firmware 3.61

    Sony has issued a firmware update for the Vita and PlayStation TV, killing the landmark Henkaku exploit. Firmware 3.61 was pushed out to Sony's handheld console and streaming box over the weekend, wololo.net reported, so those wanting to keep Henkaku will need to decline the update. "Again, to make it clear: if you want to use HENkaku, do not update to 3.61. The hack is patched in this firmware, and there is no downgrade possible, no 'trick' to make it come back for you," the website wrote. The Henkaku exploit was a pivotal moment for the Vita homebrew scene, granting full access...

  • No Man’s Sky day one update: Hello Games spills the details

    Exploration game No Man's Sky is just a few days away from release, but that hasn't stopped developer Hello Games from working on a day-one update for the blockbuster title. The studio's Sean Murray has detailed the update, which delivers huge improvements and tweaks across the board. Related: No Man’s Sky: here’s what you should know before launch day Murray explained that they were under a "pretty intense spotlight" and care "deeply" about people's first impressions of the space-faring video game. "In fact most of us were back here the day after we went gold, working on this update. We're already proud...

  • PlayStation Vita has been hacked: here’s how to do it

    It's been possible to run homebrew software on the PlayStation Vita for a while now, but pretty much all of these hacks only grant access to the PSP sandbox/environment. In other words, those hoping to harness the Vita's horsepower can't do so, as the hacks are pretty much ports of hacks for Sony's older console. Additionally, many of these hacks require loads of steps or a purchased game to accomplish. Now a new hack has been released, which has jump-started the seemingly tired PlayStation Vita homebrew scene. Dubbed Henkaku, the hack simply requires you to visit the website in question from your Vita or...