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All posts tagged "Playstation"

  • New PS4 firmware coming: here’s how to sign up for beta testing

    Sony and Microsoft both allow you to sign up for beta testing of console firmware, giving users a sneak peek at new features and tweaks. Now, Sony has announced that it's looking for testers for its new PS4 firmware update. Of course, you won't just be playing with new features, as you're strongly encouraged to suggest changes/features and give feedback on the state of the firmware. "As with previous updates, we're recruiting for beta testers to get a head start with these new features, road-test them with us and provide feedback to help fine-tune and improve the way you play on PS4,"...

  • 5 upcoming blockbuster games with support for PSVR

    Sony's PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a brave step into the world of virtual reality, delivering an experience that hasn't been seen before on consoles. Say what you will about the quality compared to PC-based VR, but it's certainly another unique selling point for the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Of course, a system lives and dies by its games, so what big-name PSVR-compatible titles are in the pipeline? We picked a few. Ace Combat 7 I might be biased, because the Ace Combat series is among my favourite franchises of all time. But space/air combat and VR certainly makes for a great pairing. Ace...

  • 4 other classic consoles that deserve a Mini release

    Last year saw Nintendo release the mini NES (review), being a diminutive version of the NES machine, delivering well over a dozen preloaded titles. It was quite the sensation upon launch, leading Nintendo to reveal the SNES Classic this week. The new console features just over 20 iconic titles, ranging from Super Mario World and Final Fantasy III to Secret of Mana and Super Metroid. And this has us thinking, what about other classic consoles that deserve the Mini treatment? PlayStation One Sure, these games are playable on a variety of current PlayStation models, but aside from the adorable hardware, the preloaded nature of...

  • Sony explains lack of cross-platform online play

    We've seen titles like Minecraft and Rocket League being announced with cross-platform play in recent times. Both titles will be playable across PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, making for a cool, overdue proposition. However, Sony is curiously absent in both instances. So why is this the the case? "It's certainly not a profound philosophical stance we have against this. We've done it in the past. We're always open to conversations with any developer or publisher who wants to talk about it," PlayStation's Jim Ryan told Eurogamer. "Unfortunately it's a commercial discussion between ourselves and other stakeholders, and I'm not going...

  • PlayStation Plus games for June leaked: are they any good?

    Paying for a PlayStation Plus subscription means you get cloud storage, online multiplayer and some welcome discounts. But it also means that you get a rotating list of games to play each month. Now, an official, but unlisted PlayStation Europe video has revealed next month's gaming lineup. For starters, PS4 fans have Killing Floor 2 next month, a cooperative zombie shooter that delivers gore by the truckload. The second big PS4 pick is Life Is Strange, being an award-winning episodic adventure that allows players to rewind time. Unfortunately, the video doesn't show off PS3 and Vita titles for June, so you'll need...

  • Gran Turismo Sport closed beta open for (US) entries

    It may have been delayed from its original 2016 release, but there's still a lot to like about PS4-exclusive Gran Turismo Sport. Between the motorsport focus, heavy esport emphasis and official FIA backing, it signals a very different approach to the GT formula. Now, Sony has announced that interested gamers can sign up for the closed beta test here. However, the biggest downside is that this stage of the beta is only available for US gamers. "The initial phase of the closed beta, starting on 17 March, will only be open to selected US PSN IDs. After this initial phase, the...

  • PS4 firmware 4.50 out tomorrow, Boost Mode in tow

    The 4.50 firmware update for the PS4 represents a rather exciting upgrade for PS4 and PS4 Pro owners alike. And now, gamers can see what all the fuss is about, when the update launches tomorrow. Yep, Sony has confirmed the launch date for the system update, which finally brings support for external hard drives to the platform. We've also seen other features revealed ahead of the release, such as a Boost Mode for PS4 Pro (delivering framerate/quality gains for unpatched PS4 titles) and custom wallpapers. But Sony has more features to share in its blog post. "If you're playing a game in PS VR and...

  • 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...