Items tagged with PlayStation 4

There is a word for games that have been in development for more than a decade and delayed across platforms. It's called vaporware, or at least that's the usually the case. But in remarkable defiance of the odds, the really long awaited adventure The Last Guardian has finally emerged for the PlayStation 4, putting an end to a decade of patience. The Last Guardian is a followup Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, a pair of classics released to the PlayStation 2 forever ago. Ideas for the title were being kicked around in 2005, followed by active development in 2007. The plan was to finish the game in a relatively short period and release it to the PlayStation 3, but technical difficulties followed... Read more...
Marvel and Capcom are again teaming up so that nerds everywhere can settle life's important questions, such as who would win in a brawl, Iron Man in his spiffy suit or Ryu with his deadly hadouken? Such epic battles will be made possible in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, the upcoming cross-over fighting game that's due out for release sometime in late 2017. The game will feature a variety of modes, including single player arcade, training, and mission modes, plus an immersive cinematic story mode that place players at the center of both universes as they duke it out against new forces a new unnamed villain. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will also feature online multiplayer gameplay. Capcom's first... Read more...
8Bitdo has announced a new accessory for the red-hot gaming console that nobody can seem to get their hands on this holiday: the Nintendo NES Classic Edition. The company is marketing its NES30 Classic Edition Set, which adds wireless controller support to the retro console via Bluetooth. The set comes with a Bluetooth adapter that plugs directly into the console, and includes the NES30, which is a wireless replica of the original NES controller. The NES30 is capable of providing you 30 hours of wireless gaming, which should be more than enough to handle your hardcore Super Mario Bros. gaming sessions. One added bonus with this particular controller is that pressing the Down and Select buttons... Read more...
If you're a fan of Sony's PlayStation Communities feature, but have been left a little perturbed by the fact that Sony somehow has never integrated the functionality into one of its mobile apps: you can now relax. The company today released iOS and Android versions of an app specifically-tailored to those who participate in any PS community. There's something we should warn you about up-front: this is yet another app specific to the PlayStation 4, joining PS Messages, the simply-named "PlayStation", and a few others. It'd be amazing if Sony were to ever combine all three of these apps together, because it's not as though keeping them separate results in faster performance in each. Nonetheless,... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is getting a second wind in the console sales race thanks to the arrival of the Xbox One S. The Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the past four months, reversing a trend that has seen Sony dominating the sales race for the past three years. Microsoft chalked up another victory during Black Friday, once again edging out the rival PlayStation 4. These figures come courtesy of Adobe’s annual market-tracking data, which pegged the Xbox One as the fifth best-selling electronics product in the U.S. during Black Friday. It was outpaced by the Apple iPad, Samsung 4K TVs, Apple MacBook Air, and LG TVs. Adobe didn’t indicate how the PlayStation 4 ranked on that Black... Read more...
Microsoft is feeling pretty good about its gaming console business, and with good reason. The company announced today that the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the fourth consecutive month in the United States according to The NPD Group. Microsoft has never had such a lengthy string of victories over the PlayStation 4 since both consoles debuted three years ago. When we reported on the Xbox One’s third consecutive sales victory last month, we reckoned that sales of the newly launched PlayStation 4 Slim would reverse the losing streak for Sony. However, Microsoft has still been able to maintain its sales victories. “Thanks to the passion of Xbox fans worldwide and their continued excitement... Read more...
When the concept of downloadable content for games first hit us, people en masse were enraged at the fact that companies couldn't just sell us a complete game from the get-go. Fast-forward to today, and DLC is a much more accepted, but that doesn't mean the underlying issues no longer exist. For the most part, many gamers today seem fine with purchasing DLC as long as it feels like it provides real value. If a game is a mere 8 hours long and has $40 worth of DLC to extend that, no one is going to be pleased outside of the game's most intense fans. But when happens when DLC for an otherwise multi-platform game is only available for one particular console as an exclusive? That's something that... Read more...
PlayStation 4 players wishing for a controller that is shaped and design more like an Xbox One Elite gamepad are in luck. Sony announced two officially licensed pro controllers coming to the SIEE region for the PS4 this year, the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution, both of which sport a similar overall shape to an Xbox One controller but with familiar PS4 buttons. "To give our competitive and pro players more choice, we invited Razer and Nacon to use their knowledge and expertise in developing eSports peripherals to design two unique pro controllers for PS4," Sony stated in a blog post. "Through close collaboration we’ve been able to help optimize each controller for PS4 – incorporating innovative... Read more...
ASUS has a new gaming monitor, the VG245H, and unlike most other monitors out there, this one isn't solely aimed at PC gamers. In truth, you could say that about any monitor with an HDMI port, though in this case, ASUS is clearly marketing the VG245H as an option for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners first and PC players second. Heck, even gamers getting their kicks through a set-top box are welcome to join. Therein lies the big pitch from ASUS, The VG245H has a pair of low input lag HDMI ports, so ASUS reckons you can connect a media player to one and a game console to another, "ASUS VG245H features two HDMI ports, which is available to connect your media player, allowing you to connect your... Read more...
When it comes to worldwide console sales, the PlayStation 4 holds a commanding lead over the Xbox One. Both consoles were released around the same time in late 2013, but the PlayStation 4 quickly lurched ahead with a sales lead and now has outsold the Xbox One roughly 2:1 since launch. However, perhaps Microsoft is a late bloomer as the Xbox One has been showing some muscle in the past few months versus the PlayStation 4. While we’ve seen the Xbox One beat the PlayStation 4 in a single month on a number of occasions, the former was able to topple the latter in July and in August. And according to the latest numbers from tracking firm The NDP Group, the Xbox One bested the PlayStation 4 for a... Read more...
At long last, Bethesda is bringing mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition to PlayStation 4 players after working out an arrangement with Sony. That was the plan all along, of course, with Bethesda originally intending to bring modding to the PS4 back in June. But then Sony set up a roadblock by refusing to approve mods as Bethesda wanted to implement them. "Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition," Bethesda stated a month ago. "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony's decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount... Read more...
The wait for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is down to about a month, though in the meantime, the game's retail packaging for the PlayStation 4 gives us something interesting to talk about. Apparently the game, which comes with a digital code to download a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, will consume 130GB of storage space if installing the entire kit-and-caboodle. A picture of the box art shows the storage requirement, which is for both titles combined. It's not entirely clear how much space each individual takes up (we'll do some math in a moment), just that the two combined will eat up 130GB of storage. That requirement's been gaining a lot of buzz on the Internet, though... Read more...
Following months of intense anticipation, Destiny players can finally geek it up with the game's newest expansion: Rise of Iron. While it's been said that RoI is not quite as large as The Taken King was, players shouldn't be at a loss of things to do for quite a while. If you pushed hard to hit a Light Level of 335 prior to the launch of Rise of Iron, prepare to weep as it's now unimpressive. As of today, the maximum Light Level becomes 385, and as soon as Bungie decides to release the Heroic version of the new raid, it'll jump to 400. Speaking of raid, because no one is going to be an appropriate Light Level for the new raid right now, Bungie is holding off on releasing it for a couple of days.... Read more...
It's always interesting to hear what the bigwigs behind major game consoles have to say about the future of gaming on their platforms. That's especially true now that both Sony and Microsoft have announced or released mid-cycle upgrades with faster hardware. In that respect, it appears that consoles are becoming more like PCs, but is that the future of consoles? Don't count on it, says Sony boss Andrew House. Sony has begun taking pre-orders for its forthcoming PlayStation 4 Pro, essentially a beefed version of the PS4 that can deliver faster frame rates and better visuals (4K streaming and HDR). It's not a new generation console, but a peppier version of the original PS4 released in 2013. When... Read more...
Sony's next major update for the PlayStation 4 console, version 4.00 (otherwise known as Shingen) has left the beta stage and is going out today to all PS4 owners, bringing with it a refreshed system user interface (UI), Folder organization, updates to the Quick Menu and Share Menu, improvements to Library, and several other goodies.Starting with the Quick Menu, Sony has made it easier to access without leaving your game by having it take up a portion of your screen. It's also more customizable than before and has several new menu items, plus an enhanced Music section that was featured in the beta program. It's sort of a front-end for Spotify, allowing you to discover and play music through the... Read more...
We’ve got some bad news to deliver for PlayStation 4 gamers out there (and no, we’re not talking about the lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support on the PlayStation 4 Pro). While PC gamers were blessed with Fallout 4 mods and the Creation Kit back in late April, Bethesda made it clear that the PlayStation 4 would receive support in June. That time has come and go, and we now know why. Bethesda announced today that it has suspended its plans to offer mod support on the PlayStation 4 for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. To put it bluntly, Sony was the primary reason for this decision — it was not due to any hardware or technical issues regarding software in getting mods to work on the game console. “Sony has informed... Read more...
Sony unveiled a pair of updated PlayStation 4 consoles on Wednesday, one that's a slimmer, lighter version of the current model, and the more exciting PS4 Pro with upgraded internals capable of 4K resolution gaming and movie watching. Cool stuff, though Microsoft was quick to remind the Internet community that its Xbox One S can do something the PS4 Pro can't—play 4K Blu-ray discs. Microsoft posted a picture of its Xbox One S console to Twitter accompanied by a several highlights. 4K streaming and Blu-ray? Check. HDR gaming? Check. Sames goes for being 40 percent smaller, and it costs $299, a Benjamin less than the PS4 Pro. Have a look: 4K streaming & Blu-Ray ✅ HDR gaming ✅ Greatest games... Read more...
Sony formally confirmed its more powerful PlayStation “Neo” console earlier this summer, and today it officially announced its range-topping console and presented it to gamers. We never expected the Neo name to make it production, and we were correct: the console is simply called the PlayStation 4 Pro. So what does the “Pro” moniker bring if you decide to upgrade from your current PlayStation 4 console? Well, for starters, the PlayStation 4 Pro has a 30 percent faster processor and the onboard GPU is twice as powerful (as we reported back in July). The console also comes standard with a 1TB hard drive. The upgraded internals mean that you will now not only be able to play games back at stunning... Read more...
Sony is holding a big hardware event tomorrow in New York City, and two major releases are set to make their debuts. Sony has already confirmed one of them: the higher-performing PlayStation 4 Neo. However, there’s a second console that the company has been incredibly tight-lipped about: the PlayStation 4 Slim. Despite the fact that Sony hasn’t acknowledged the existence of the PlayStation 4 Slim, the console has shown up in multiple occasions on video and has been unboxed for all to see. And now we’re actually seeing a teardown of the console, just before its official debut. The twenty-minute video, which was posted by Links-Tech, removes any doubt that the PlayStation 4 Slim is real. The whole... Read more...
Well, this is a bit of a bummer. Polyphony had originally planned for Gran Turismo Sport to drift onto the PlayStation 4 in mid-November, but has now decided to delay the title to sometime in 2017. Polyphony pointed to high expectations, both from eager fans itching to get behind the virtual wheel and its own development team, as why it's delaying what it considers its foremost competitive gaming title. Polyphony's putting a lot of effort into GT Sport. The developer said it's one of its most ambitious undertakings to date as it employs the latest technologies, things like physics-based rendering and sound simulations. Polyphony isn't shy about saying it's trying to reinvent the racing game genre,... Read more...
It looks like it's going to be a very busy holiday season for Sony, as it's rumored to be launching not one, but two updated PlayStation 4 consoles next month. We reported just earlier about a "Slim" model PS4 that's supposed to come alongside the faster-performing Neo, and now we have some pictures (and even a video) to help add some substance. Over at the forum NeoGAF, a slew of pictures have been posted of a "real" Slim console. While we used quotes there, it does for all intents and purposes appear to be a legitimate unit, complete with packaging. For the most part, the Slim model shares the same general aesthetic and shape of the original PS4, but as the below shot highlights, it's much... Read more...
Surprise, surprise—Sony is getting ready to launch not one, but two new iterations of its popular PlayStation 4 console. One will be a slim version of the standard PS4 and the other will be the PlayStation 4 Neo, a more muscular build with faster and upgraded hardware to tackle gaming and movie playback on 4K Ultra HD resolution displays.We already knew the PS4 Neo was eventually headed to store shelves, as Sony confirmed the more powerful 4K-capable console earlier this summer. Not long after, Sony President Shuhei Yoshida made it clear that the PS4 Neo wouldn't upset or signal the end of the typical 5-6 year console lifecycle in favor of hardware upgrades in smaller steps.Leaked internal documents... Read more...
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