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All posts tagged "PS4"

  • Microsoft wins social media battle at E3 2017 – study

    E3 2017 is pretty much in the bag, as all the major publishers and manufacturers have already dished out their details. We've already looked at who won E3 (both in article form and podcast), but what about the social media war? Analytics firm Brandwatch has tallied the mentions, revealing the big console and video game winners as determined by social media. "This data incorporates mentions from across social media (we track mentions across millions of sites, including public Facebook posts, Instagram, blogs, forums, news sites etc)," Brandwatch explained to Gearburn. And the big winner was Microsoft, claiming 44% of mentions according to...

  • 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...

  • Sony or Microsoft: who won E3 2017?

    It's one of our favourite periods of the year, when gaming studios and console manufacturers descend on LA to showcase their new wares at E3. EA, Bethesda and Microsoft held their conferences earlier this week, while Sony followed through a few hours ago (as of writing). So the real question is, who "won" E3 between Microsoft and Sony? What about the Xbox event? The company's fans no doubt wanted Xbox Scorpio details and new exclusive games. Did the firm bring the results then? Well, Project Scorpio certainly had plenty of time in the sun, with a final design, pricing and a release date...

  • Sony at E3 2017: what did you miss? [Videos]

    You'd be forgiven if you missed out on Sony's E3 2017 conference, taking place at 3am SAST, for one. So what did they show off? Any new exclusives? Check out the major highlights below. Shadow of the Colossus It's one of the most iconic PS2 games. Hell, it's one of the most iconic games ever made. And it's receiving a PS4 port. Set for a vague 2018 release, we can expect the same towering colossi and heavily upgraded visuals, if the trailer can be believed. Spider-Man We finally got a better look at Spider-Man, being done by the Insomniac people. Due for 2018 as well, the trailer...

  • E3 2017: get your conference times here

    The world's most prominent gaming expo, E3, kicks off in just under two weeks, promising plenty of surprises and details for gamers. Want to watch the conferences but not sure what time they start? We've got the timetable for you, found below. They'll also be streamed live on Twitch (and most companies will stream it via their YouTube pages). Electronic Arts The huge third-party publisher will no doubt show off some FIFA (and "banter"), as well as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and other wares. The company's E3 conference kicks off on Saturday 10 June at 12pm PT. In South Africa, this is 9pm...

  • 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...

  • Update: PS4 gets performance buff, new icons with version 4.70 firmware

    Update: Judging by comments online, the PS4 4.70 version firmware is causing a slew of issues. 4.70 Almost Bricked My PS4 - Anyone Else? from PS4 A Reddit thread is currently documenting the slew of issues plaguing users who updated the firmware today, from black screens, to disconnections to near-bricked PS4 consoles. "Hey, I've just had a very similar problem. The ps4 got stuck on the wavy blue thing and after 5+ restarts it finally got to the main menu. Now I've got no playstation network connection," one user writes. "Not even the safe mode will work since the screen will just freeze...

  • GT Sport beta: here’s what we love and loathe thus far

    The PlayStation 4's more recent exclusives have looked and played incredibly well. Guerilla's Horizon Zero Dawn is a great example. But what if I don't want to shoot things with arrows? What if I desire fossil fuel-burning madness? The console has had few challengers for best racing simulator in recent months. Sure, we had Assetto Corsa and Drive Club, but the former was a bit too inaccessible for casual players, while the latter was just plain drab. Project Cars is perhaps the one game that stood out in this genre, and with the second edition of this title incoming, Gran Turismo developer...

  • PlayStation Plus: expect these titles for April

    Microsoft has revealed its April lineup earlier this month, but now it's time for Sony to reveal its PlayStation Plus titles. The company offers up six video games to PlayStation Plus subscribers every month, spanning PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita. So what can you expect tomorrow? Well, for starters, PS4 users will be getting Drawn to Death and the superb Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. Got a Vita? Then you'll receive 10 Second Ninja X and Curses 'n Chaos, being cross-buy titles with PS4 too. Otherwise, PS3 owners will also receive Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom and Alien Rage. In other words, it's not a...

  • PS Store sale hits SA: get FFXV for R214, much more

    The PlayStation Store is currently holding a European sale and, fortunately, South Africa is included in the mix. So what are some of the more notable deals, then? Well, CheapGamer reports that BEYOND: Two Souls (R159), Bloodborne (R399/R328 for PS Plus members), Final Fantasy XV (R641.40/R213.80), God of War 3: Remastered (R249/R166.65), Infamous: Second Son (R249/R154.65), The Last Guardian (R399) and Uncharted 4 (R399/R309.10) are some of the more notable deals. Otherwise, PS4 gamers can also look forward to Knack for R95. Hold the "it's still not worth it" jokes. Got a PS3? Well, you're in for a treat as well, with...