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From the iconic PlayStation to Blu-ray discs, Sony has changed the way we play games and consume media time and time again. The company is looking to shake things up once again with the release of the PlayStation 4. With an 8-core AMD Jaguar processor and a high-end Radeon GPU, Sony's latest console is more powerful than ever before.
Class-leading specs, however, aren't the only thing gamers should be excited about.
The PlayStation 4 includes a number of new features, such as the ability to share gameplay with friends and even play games while they are being downloaded. … Read more
Picking up a PlayStation 4? You won't be disappointed; Sony's latest console has a great lineup of launch titles. Games like Killzone Shadow Fall, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, and many others, will ensure that you're entertained for hours.
Some of these games, however, may not be appropriate for young kids. To make things easier for parents, Sony has included numerous parental controls that can prevent kids from accessing certain content, features, and games.
From the PlayStation 4's main menu, hit the up arrow and scroll over to the system settings. Next, select Parental Controls … Read more
Sony's PlayStation 4 might have only hit store shelves hours ago, but it's already been torn apart to reveal its internal components.
The team over at iFixit on Friday published its teardown of Sony's "modern gaming machine," with "its feet firmly rooted in hardware land, and its head off in the cloud." The device received a score of 8 out of 10 for repairability thanks to its lack of adhesive and a "non-proprietary hard drive (that) is easy to access and replace." Sony's new console, however, did get dinged for … Read more
The video game industry had a strong October despite a drop in hardware revenue, new data from market research firm NPD revealed.
The US game industry generated $791.1 million in October, up 5 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to NPD. Hardware sales were down 8 percent to $171.7 million as consumers eyed this month's launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Software sales boosted the industry, rising 12 percent year over year to $482.5 million.
For the sixth consecutive month, the Nintendo 3DS was the top-selling hardware in October with over … Read more
Sony launched its new PlayStation 4 at midnight Thursday to long lines of gamers around North America hoping to get their hands on the next-generation console.
Hundreds of PlayStation fans braved hours in chilly weather in a line outside the Standard High Line hotel in New York for a chance to pick up one (or more) of the new consoles and to score Sony giveaways. However, there were likely to be some disappointed fans as Sony planned to offer only 444 consoles on Thursday night.
The first buyer of a PS4 in North America was Brooklyn's Joey Chiu, who … Read more
1. The PS4 is on sale November 15 in North America for $399. That's $100 less than the Xbox One, which includes the Kinect accessory. It hits stores in Europe on November 29 (399/£349), followed by launches in South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan sometime December. Last but not least, Japan gets it on February 22, 2014.
2. For early adopters, Sony is throwing in some nice freebies, including a free month of PlayStation Plus, free month of Sony Music Unlimited, and a $10 PlayStation Store credit.
3. Unfortunately, you can't play PS3 games on … Read more
Two gaming journo mainstays join Jeff on the show today. 20-year veteran Victor Lucas and his partner-in-crime Scott Jones pick apart the next-generation console wars and opine on what the future of gaming will and, more interestingly, will not be like.… Read more
Nothing quite speaks to the year 2013 like a YouTube video of a highly anticipated, $400 piece of hardware getting blown to bits by a high-powered rifle -- all to the soothing sounds of dubstep.
That's the modus operandi of Rated RR, a YouTube channel that relishes in putting mankind's most destructive pieces of hardware up against the tech community's most divisive pieces of hardware, those being iOS devices. The channel occasionally totes out a game console, like in this instance, but also features a healthy amount of weapon enthusiast videos to boot. … Read more
A software update will be available for PlayStation 4 owners as soon as they power on the system. While the update isn't required (single player games can still be played without an Internet connection), it is recommend that you install it to receive the full benefits of Sony's latest console.
There are two methods for installing the update: directly onto an Internet-connected PlayStation 4 or with a USB flash drive. The latter can be utilized for those who don't have an Internet connection readily available.
Here's how to do it:
Step one: Insert a USB drive … Read more