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Sony PS4 tips and tricks: Get the best from your Playstation 4

Our guide to the Sony PS4 gives you loads of tips and tricks to get the best out of your PlayStation 4, be it the original, the Slim model or the Pro. If you didn’t splash out on a PlayStation 4 at launch, then surely the Slim model and PS4 Pro have you tempted – or you’ve already splooged the cash to get some current-gen gaming on the go. Either way, you’ll want to know what the PS4 can really do,…

Technology

How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive

Running out of disk space on your PS4 with those monthly PlayStation Plus releases? Maybe those long load times are slowly eating away at your sanity. That tiny, slow drive that comes standard with the PS4 leads to nothing but heartbreak, but you do have options at your disposal. It’s easy to swap out the default hard drive for something much better, but what about all the cool stuff already on your drive? Today, we’ll walk through the process of backing…

Gadgets

Play Local Video and Music Files on Your PlayStation 4

Like the Roku and Chromecast, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can play video and music files from a USB drive or another computer on your network. Your PS4 can even play local music files in the background while you play a game. This is thanks to the “Media Player” app, which Sony added more than a year and a half after the PS4 was released. There’s also a now-free-to-use Plex app for streaming videos from another one of your PCs. Supported File Types and Codecs…

Technology

Play Local Video and Music Files on Your PlayStation 4

Like the Roku and Chromecast, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can play video and music files from a USB drive or another computer on your network. Your PS4 can even play local music files in the background while you play a game. This is thanks to the “Media Player” app, which Sony added more than a year and a half after the PS4 was released. There’s also a now-free-to-use Plex app for streaming videos from another one of your PCs. Supported File Types and Codecs…

Technology

PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Bundles Available At $299 For Black Friday

The console war is back for a new holiday season. Microsoft and Sony both announced sales for their gaming consoles. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are going to be available for $299 this weekend only for Black Friday. Let’s start with the Xbox One. Microsoft announced on Friday that all bundles would receive a $50 price cut from Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30 in the U.S. It means that entry-level bundles with a 500GB console and…

Software

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

It’s been two years since the Xbox One and PS4 debuted here in the U.S. In that time, they’ve both earned their keep as the bearer of current-generation game consoles. Microsoft realized some months after release that it needed a $400, price-competitive version with the PS4 that lacked the Kinect camera, and has since remedied what was once a bit of a lopsided, apples-and-oranges comparison. Since then, both the Xbox One and PS4 have sold pretty well, with the edge on…

Software

Sony quietly adds PS2 emulation to the PS4’s bag of tricks

When Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would gain the ability to play selected Xbox 360 titles, it was big news across the game industry. Sony, in contrast, never said much about its own plans. The company told developers that it would add the feature way back in January 2014 and said very little publicly thereafter. Now, that’s finally changed — Sony has begun re-releasing PS2 titles on the PS4, and it’s clearly running them in emulated mode. Digital Foundry…

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PS4 System Software Update 3.0 Out September 30

The latest PlayStation 4 system software update 3.0, codenamed Kenshin, is finally out this week. Sony announced the news on its blog. “The 3.00 system software update on PS4, codename: Kenshin, will be available to download starting tomorrow, September 30th,” said John Koller, Vice President of Platforms Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “This update is focused on creating new ways to connect with friends and players around the world, expanding the social capabilities of the system even further.” Earlier…

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4) review

When it launched on PC last year, the Elder Scrolls Online was an ambitious attempt to translate the single player-centric gameplay and epic storylines of Oblivion and Skyrim to a massively multiplayer format. It was a mammoth undertaking, but one that players largely ignored – partly due to publisher Bethesda’s decision to use a Warcraft-mimicking subscription format. The company saw sense earlier this year, axing the subscription model in time for the long-delayed Xbox One and PS4 console release. Little…

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The PS4 is still selling much faster than expected – and Sony doesn’t know why

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been a bona fide sales sensation, lighting up the charts on its way to 10 million units sold since launch — and amusingly enough, Sony’s own executives don’t actually know why the PS4 is selling so well. While the company’s sales trajectory is excellent, there’s some concern that an early burn could lead to a catastrophic flame-out at a later date. Speaking to Eurogamer, president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida spoke about the triumphs and challenges of the console, including…