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  • 3 phones we can’t wait to see at MWC 2019

    The world's biggest annual smartphone expo is now just a few weeks away. MWC is like Christmas in February, but for smartphone journalists and power users. Each year, the globe's biggest brands -- combined with a few up and coming surprises -- descend on Barcelona to peacock their wares. But while some phones are almost confirmed to be showcased at the event, other manufacturers haven't quite made their intentions concrete. We take a look at the devices we'll definitely see launched in Spain in February, while rating the likelihood of the others making an appearance. Sony Xperia XZ4 Sony is set for a big...

  • PlayStation Plus users are getting 90GB more cloud storage, ‘For Honor’ in Feb

    In its monthly free game announcement, PlayStation revealed that Plus members will see an increase to their cloud storage capacity from 10GB to 100GB. "With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one PS4 system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress," the company explained. The buffed storage space will be available from February for PlayStation Plus subscribers. As for PlayStation Plus' free games for February, gamers can look forward to For Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season. PS3 and PS Vita games are also on the line up, but both platforms...

  • Sony Alpha a6400 E-mount camera announced for $900

    Sony on Wednesday revealed the latest addition to its Alpha mirrorless range, the e6400 E-mount camera. "The a6400 brings many of Sony's most advanced technologies from their acclaimed full-frame lineup to a compact, lightweight APS-C camera," said the company in a press release. According to Sony, the mirrorless camera features the world's fastest autofocus system, along with advanced AF eye-tracking capabilities. Sony's AI-toting Real-time Eye AF and Real-time Tracking systems also feature, and can process eye movement and information such as colour and distance. The Alpha a6400 also features 4K video recording and a tiltable touch screen, aimed at creatives. "The new camera is...

  • Sony (finally) enables cross-play for Rocket League on the PS4

    If your friends own an Xbox One or any other modern platform and you a PlayStation 4, we have good news for you. Fortnite is no longer the only game available on Sony's cross-play beta. The company today added Psyonix's manic car-football-crossover Rocket League to the list. This now opens the digital doors for you to play alongside and against gamers on the Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), and Xbox One via the PlayStation 4. The move, according to Psyonix, covers all echelons of play, including Casual, Competitive and Extra Modes. The developer notes that cross-play is enabled in game by default, but for...

  • Sony’s next phone could sport 21:9 screen, triple rear camera

    Sony has been left behind in the smartphone war. Its rivals' recent smartphones have all but eclipsed -- in specs and performance -- its newer flagship devices. And although the Sony Xperia XZ3 shows promise, it still isn't the company's saviour. But the Japanese firm may be readying something better, and a lot more daring, come 2019. Earlier this week, renders of the Sony Xperia XZ4 suggested a large screen smartphone with three cameras at the rear and no return of the headphone jack. According to new case designs profiled by Slashleaks, it seems that these renders were pretty accurate. The designs leave enough...

  • Sony’s compact, long-lens Cyber-shot RX100 VI hits South Africa

    Ultraportable pocket cameras have largely been usurped by smartphones, but there are a select number of scenarios where an actual camera shines. This, at least, is Sony's perception of the camera market. The Japanese camera maker has announced the availability of its Cyber-shot RX100 VI premium compact camera, which "combines portability, flexibility, fast responsiveness and professional image quality, making it an ideal choice for capturing daily life, cityscapes, portraiture, sports, and wildlife," Sony notes. From the outside, it might seem pointless to continue making these cameras -- Sony currently offers five snappers of its RX compact range in South Africa -- but...

  • Sony reveals PlayStation Black Friday deals

    Sony has revealed its official Black Friday deals for PlayStation, including discounts on PlayStation VR, PlayStation Plus and a number of games. PlayStation VR At participating online stores, PlayStation 4’s VR bundle, which usually sells for around US$300 is now available for US$220. The bundle includes the games PlayStation VR Worlds and Astro Bot, along with a VR headset and camera. The sale on PlayStation VR ends on 2 December 2018. Games Online deals for selected PS4 games include a range of discounts for both disc and digital download. Games such as Marvel’s Spider Man, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and FIFA 19 are...

  • PlayStation Plus’ free November games include Yakuza Kiwami, Bulletstorm

    PlayStation has revealed the free game line up for November on its online platform PlayStation Plus. The two games, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition and Yakuza Kiwami will be available for members from 6 November. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition This upgraded version of the 2011 game is a first person shooter style futuristic game. “Get the definitive Bulletstorm experience, which includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons plus brand-new exclusive content! Play as Grayson Hunt, who crash lands on an abandoned resort planet. You have two choices: survival or revenge,” said PlayStation on its blog. Yakuza Kiwami Released back in 2006 on PS2 and remade for modern times,...

  • These are the 20 retro games launching on the PlayStation Classic

    PlayStation Classic’s release is just over a month away and Sony has finally revealed all 20 games that will feature on the miniature console. “PlayStation Classic offers these 20 amazing games and a virtual memory card to store your game saves,” the company explained in the announcement. The following classic games will be pre-loaded on the device: Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash! Metal Gear Solid Mr. Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s Cut Revelations: Persona Ridge Racer Type 4 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Syphon Filter ...

  • A weird PS4 messaging glitch is causing consoles to crash

    Over the weekend, a slew of PS4 have reportedly received messages from other players that render their consoles useless. The problem, which affects users who send and receive messages via PlayStation Messages on their consoles, was originally highlighted on Reddit. “There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesn't work,” revealed one Reddit user. While each message seems to be different and sent from different users, there is one common element: most of these messages have characters that the PS4 can't quite render. "I had a...