Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts

Fallout 76 discounted on PS4, Xbox and PC

Fallout 76 discounted on PS4, Xbox and PC

The Cyber week has proven to be a great time to purchase gaming consoles and new game titles. Now we see one of the newest titles, Fallout 76 has received an amazing discount across PlayStation, Xbox and PC platforms.

'Grand Theft Auto V' is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18th

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is coming to next-gen gaming consoles on November 18th. Rockstar Games had previously announced that its popular game would be coming to both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One in the fall, but today we have finally gotten an exact release date.

Unfortunately, the much-anticipated PC version, which was announced at the same time, has been delayed and won't launch until January 27th 2015. GTA V first launched last September where it proved to be an incredible success on the PS3 and Xbox 360, earning $1 billion just three days after it was released. 

Next-gen console gamers who didn't get to enjoy Rockstar's newest title, will not only be getting additional content like more cars and guns to play with, but also technical improvements such as more realistic LA-style traffic and improved weather effects.

Sony PlayStation 4 receives version 1.75 firmware update

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony is rolling out the version 1.75 firmware for its PlayStation 4 gaming console. The main new addition in this update is the support for 3D Blu-ray movies. Check out all the new features you can expect on your PlayStation 4 after the break.
  • Playback of Blu-ray 3D is now supported.
  • Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos.
  • System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • [Featured Content] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic Downloads and Uploads]. When this setting is enabled, featured content from the PlayStation Store is automatically downloaded while the PS4 system is either powered on or in standby mode. To download while in standby mode, go to Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], and then turn on [Connect to the Internet].
For instructions on how to updated your PS4 to the latest firmware version, follow the source link below.

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Sony PlayStation 4 receives version 1.70 firmware update

Sony PlayStation 4

Sony is rolling out the version 1.70 firmware for its PlayStation 4 gaming console. This is Sony's biggest firmware release since the console launched last November. Check out all the new features you can expect on your PlayStation 4 after the break.
  • SHAREfactory: After you update your PS4 to v1.70, an icon to download our free SHAREfactory app will appear on your PS4 system’s home screen once it’s available. Once installed, SHAREfactory allows you to easily customize your gameplay videos with special effects, video commentary with picture-in-picture capability through PlayStation Camera, and custom soundtracks using the included audio tracks or your original music imported from a USB drive. You can then share your videos on Facebook or export them to an external USB storage device. The app is packed with plenty of cool, but accessible, tools. It’s simple enough to use for beginning editors, while functioning as a rich video editor for those with more creative aspirations.Automatic Pre-download: No more waiting until after a game is released to start downloading select pre-ordered games from PlayStation Store. This new feature allows you to get to your games faster by automatically downloading select pre-ordered games up to several days in advance of the release, so that it’s ready to play as soon as the game is released on launch day. There’s also a countdown timer prior to the release of the game so you’ll know how soon your game will be available for you to start playing.
  • Option to Disable HDCP for Games: This highly requested feature will allow you to have the option to turn off HDCP for games so you can capture longer gameplay sessions directly from your HDMI output and export them elsewhere.
  • USB Export Option for Captured Gameplay: It’s now even easier to show off your heroic gaming moments and the SHAREfactory videos you create with the world using this feature to export your videos and screenshots to a USB drive. Just click on the DUALSHOCK 4 SHARE button, save your gameplay on a USB drive, and then share your proudest achievements on other social networks and other video platforms.
  • Live Broadcasting in HD and Archiving Support: Sony has increased the resolution for live broadcasts so you and your friends can watch games livestreamed in 720p HD. You can also archive your broadcasts on Twitch or Ustream and watch them again later.
  • New SHARE Options: Sony has included a number of new SHARE settings that will give you better control of what you want to share with your friends. Here is what you can look forward to:
    • Change the default gameplay recording time in the SHARE menu under Video Clip Settings.
    • Save only the video clips and screenshots you want by selecting Upload Screenshots or Upload Video Clips for each capture. Also upload video clips and screenshots during your live gameplay broadcasts.
    • Select specific Facebook audiences to share each video or screenshot with.
  • New DUALSHOCK 4 Options: New light bar settings have been added for DUALSHOCK 4, allowing you to change it to Bright, Medium or Dim in the Settings menu. The touchpad has also been updated, allowing you to navigate the on-screen keyboard using the DUALSHOCK 4 touchpad.
  • New Friends Options: It’s now easier to find Friends and send requests with the ability to search Friends-of-Friends, view Mutual Friends on another user’s profile, and accept Friend requests directly from the Friends list.
  • New Trophies Sort Option: You can now sort Trophies by rarity in the Options menu.
  • PlayStation Store Payment Support: Similar to PS3, we’re introducing Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for PS4 for content purchased on PS Store, starting with PayPal support.
  • More PlayStation Camera Commands: More voice commands are added to PlayStation Camera, allowing you to launch the apps installed on your PS4 with the sound of your voice.
  • New PlayStation Plus Icon: For Plus members, you’ll now have the PS Plus icon appear next to your SEN ID on the login screen, home screen and other areas across the PS4 system’s sleek user interface.
  • Music Unlimited SHARE Options: With a Music Unlimited subscription, you can easily share your favorite songs with your friends by pressing the SHARE button on your DUALSHOCK 4.

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Sony PlayStation for iOS and Android updated with support for PS4

Sony PlayStation app for iOS and AndroidSony has just updated their official PlayStation app for iOS and Android, allowing new owners of the Sony PlayStation 4 to have a tie in experience with their mobile devices and console. The update brings version 1.5 to the app with some new features and improvements including a second-screen function for select games, social networking and purchases.

You can download the app directly on your iOS or Android device through the respective App Store or by using the following link:

Android iOS
Price Free Free
Requirements Android 4.0 or greater iOS 6.0 or greater

On the social side, the app will let you do many of the things you'd find on the system itself like checking what games friends are playing, chat with friends, and check trophies.

On the purchasing side, of course the app makes it a lot easier to spend money on the PlayStation Network. The app allows you to browse the PSN and purchase games, which will then be automatically pushed to your console. So, that means you can buy games from Sony's site, from Amazon, in the store on the console, or through the app. The only trouble you may have is if your Internet connection is slow.

Lastly, the app will send you game alerts, notifications, and invitations, as well as letting you use your mobile device as a keyboard for your PS4. No more typing with the DualShock controller!

Sony PlayStation 4 - Official Unboxing Video

A couple of months ago we saw an official unboxing of the Xbox One. Now Sony is ready to unbox their own PlayStation 4 with the #GreatnessAwaits hashtag. The PS4 will be joining Microsoft's console this holiday season.

The extravagant unboxing video features the 500GB PS4, which will apparently ship with a limited time Network Voucher, a quick startup guide manual, a single DualShock 4 controller as well as a single HDMI cable and that all-so-important AC power cord.

Sony will also be including a mono headset as part of the PS4 bundle in an attempt to get more gamers to use audio communication during online multiplayer games. A single USB cable will also be provided to charge your DualShock 4 wireless controller when nessesary.

PlayStation 4 release date announced for North America and Europe

We now know quite a bit regarding the Sony PlayStation 4, but the release date is one bit of information which has been kept under wraps wraps until today. It has now been confirmed that the PS4 will be available in the United States starting November 15th and in Europe on November 29th.

Until now Sony has only stated that the device will arrive in fall this year, but now that we have a clear release date, PlayStation users will know when they will get their hands on the newest Sony gaming console.

Meanwhile the Xbox One is also slated for a November release, and while Microsoft has not revealed the exact launch date, its likely they will follow Sony's cue and let us know exactly when we can expect the Xbox One as well.

So unless you have already pre-ordered your PS4 you can get set to order your device on the aforementioned dates for its $399 retail price. This holiday season is bound to be enjoyable for gamers around the world as the console release will spread across 32 countries before the end of this year's holidays.

Sony PlayStation 4 now available for pre-order

Just like with the Microsoft Xbox One the Sony PlayStation 4 is also available for pre-order through a number of retailers. It is available both as a standalone console and bundled with various games.

The PlayStation 4 has been priced at $399 which is $100 lower than the asking price of the new Xbox One. Ordering the device right now will guarantee you can be among the first to own the console when it arrives this holiday season. Unfortunately none of the retailers have a firm release date on when you can get your hands on the device.

Both AmazonBest Buy and Sony are offering the console at the $399 price that Sony announced at their press conference. Amazon has listed December 31, 2013 as the shipping date. However it is very likely it will ship before then.

GameStop is also offering the PlayStation 4 on pre-order but only as part of a bundle. You can get the console bundled with games like Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, NBA Live 14, Drive Club or a collection of EA sports titles, with prices starting at $459.98.

You can also get these PlayStation 4 titles through other retailers, and they are priced at $60 which is the same price as regular PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 titles. Thats a reasonable price considering that they offer improved graphics and performance.

Sony announces the PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation LogoSony unveiled their PlayStation 3 to the world seven years ago, and today they are ready to give the world the first glimpse at the Sony PlayStation 4 at a special PlayStation 2013 event. The new PlayStation alongside a newly design DualShock 4 controller is getting set to take on the next era of gaming.

Sony plans to achieve this by giving the PlayStation 4 an all-new Supercharged PC architecture, for a more immersive experience. For this the device will be powered by an enhanced PC GPU, 8GB of unified memory and an X86 CPU.

If you are following the live video stream, you would have been able to enjoy some of the game demos which are absolutely breathtaking. Keep in mind that the demos were projected onto a screen and doesn’t translate to the real world experience of playing games on our TV sets at home, but still doesn’t fail to impress.

The PS4 wont offer PS3 disc backward compatibility, however users can get access to old titles through a service called PlayStation Cloud. This service will allow you to stream you favorite old title games without the need for discs, but the company didn’t disclose much information on how this service will work.

The PS4 will also feature a new DualShock 4 controller, which shares the general design of its predecessor but includes a few new features. The DualShock 4 controller additionally features a touchpad in the middle, a share button, a headphone jack, and a light bar that'll track movement with a PlayStation Move-style controller. This means that the movement gestures doesn’t require a separate wand and can be recognized by your hand movements.

Some additional features include the ability to boot games up instantly from sleep, a secondary processor which handles downloading games in the background allowing you to play games while they're being transferred from Sony's servers to your PS4.

The PS4 has a dedicated video processing chip which will allow you to stream video of your gaming session without having to leave the session. These streams can be shared from a social button on your controller and you friends will be able to remotely watch your game-play and offer tips from their homes. You can even ask your friend to take over using their own controller and help you beat and unbeatable level.

Remote Play is one of the more interesting features of the PS4, and will let you continue playing where you left off on a different screen. For example you can even stream your PS4 titles to the 5 inch display of your PlayStation Vita and continue enjoying it. Unfortunately, it looks like it'll have to be wired, but Sony says the "goal" will be every single PS4 title playable on Vita.

The PS4 will also continue to offer streaming video apps like your PS3 and will include apps like Hulu, Netflix, Vudu etc.

Social gaming will also be a big part of the PS4 and will let you link your Facebook account with your PlayStation Network.

Are you excited about the PlayStation 4 or do you prefer waiting for the next gen Xbox? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

[20 Feb 2013] PlayStation Meeting 2013

Sony PlayStation LogoSony has scheduled a PlayStation Meeting today, February 20 at 6 PM EST (3 PM PST) where the company is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 (PS4). The PS4 announcement comes seven years after Sony announced the PlayStation 3, but promises to usher in the next era of gaming by setting the standard ahead of its competitors.

You can watch the live video stream below or follow the source link for more information


Will the PlayStation 4 run Android apps and games?

Sony PlayStation LogoSony has scheduled a special media event for February 20, which is believed to be when the company will unveil its next-generation PlayStation console, the PlayStation 4. However the new console is being unveiled into a strange world, now dominated by mobile gaming. Since Sony also makes Android devices, is there a chance we will see some sort of Android integration or support in their new console?

New reports suggest that the PS4 will act like a home entertainment system, focusing on the device’s ability to connect and share content with mobile devices. Given Sony’s focus on mobile gaming over the last few years and the introduction of the Sony PlayStation Store and PlayStation certification on the Android platform it makes sense that the PS4 will focus on Android integration at some level.

With Microsoft taking a similar approach with their Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone platforms it is important for Sony’s gaming console to offer similar or if not better features in order to stay ahead.

With February 20, drawing closer we wont have long to find out. The next step that gaming consoles take will be an important one which will define their very existence in the years ahead.


Sony announces event for February 20, PlayStation 4 announcement likely?

Sony LogoSony has announced a media event for February 20, and the general understanding is that the company will be unveiling the PlayStation 4 during that event. This will be the first major PlayStation event in two years, and rumors are running rampant that the company will finally unveil its successor to its 70 million-selling PlayStation 3 gaming console.

Sony declined to comment on whether it would be releasing a new product at the meeting in New York, with spokesperson Msaki Tsukakoshi simply stating that they will be talking about the PlayStation business.

Sony PlayStation LogoSony’s last PlayStation event was held in January 2011, where the company presented a prototype of the PlayStation Vita. Before that it convened it 2005, two months after demonstrating the PS3 concept and in 1999 when the company revealed the designs for the PlayStation 2.

A lot has changed since Sony’s last gaming console launch, with the gaming market being transformed by mobile games. Players have been presented with enjoying games on their smartphones and tablets at very affordable prices. Because of this company’s like Sony have shifted their focus on competing in this portable gaming industry and we are curious to see how this will transition toward the thinking of Sony’s next generation console.

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We will be following Sony’s media event on February 20th and will keep you up-to-date on what the company unveils. Stay tuned to us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter for updates.   source - Sony

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