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Guide: How to Beat the Blood-Starved Beast in Bloodborne on PS4

How to Beat the Blood-Starved Beast in Bloodborne on PS4

You can kill it if it bleeds

Nothing says 'nice and approachable' quite like the name Blood-Starved Beast – but that's because this third Bloodborne boss isn't exactly BFF material. A spindly monster coated with matted fur and dripping with poison, this antagonist's really going to prove a match for your hunting skills. No time to get complacent...

Guide: How to Automatically Install PS4 Firmware Updates in Rest Mode

How to Automatically Install PS4 Firmware Updates in Rest Mode

Time saver

As long as you've got background downloads enabled, your PlayStation 4 will automatically download patches and firmware updates while your system is in Rest Mode. However, up until system software v2.50, you had to manually turn on your system in order to install any operating system overhauls. That's no longer the case, as an automatic...

Guide: How to Back Up Your PS4 HDD to a USB Drive

How to Back Up Your PS4 HDD to a USB Drive

And restore it, too

Whether you're looking to switch out your PlayStation hard drive for something a little bigger or simply want peace of mind, there's no doubt that PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50's new backup and restore feature will come in handy. This will essentially allow you to dump a mirror of your system's HDD onto an external device,...

Guide: How to Find Your Facebook Friends on PS4

How to Find Your Facebook Friends on PS4

Social gaming

Gaming is a great pastime individually, but it's even better when you share it with people that you know. Assuming that you're not a complete hermit, there's a good chance that you'll keep tabs on your pals through Facebook – and PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 makes it even easier than ever for you to connect with your...

Guide: How to Remove 0% Trophies from Your PS4 Profile

How to Remove 0% Trophies from Your PS4 Profile

Tidying up your Trophy cabinet

If you're as uptight and as obsessive compulsive as this particular author, you'll no doubt hate the sight of zero per cent Trophy sets on your PlayStation Network profile. Fortunately, you can now remove them on your PlayStation 4 courtesy of firmware update v2.50. Isn't the present a magical place? 1. Go to...

Guide: How to Use Suspend and Resume on PS4

How to Use Suspend and Resume on PS4

Suspend your games in Rest Mode

Arguably the most anticipated new feature in PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 is the ability to Suspend/Resume your game in Rest Mode, meaning that you can put your console in a low power state, without ever needing to close the application. There is some setup required before this will work, but follow the...

Guide: Mastering Bloodborne's Brutal Basics on PS4

Mastering Bloodborne's Brutal Basics on PS4

A beginner's guide to Sony's biggest PS4 exclusive so far

There's a good chance that you've been looking at this week's Bloodborne coverage through worried eyes. From Software's latest foray is a critical darling, there's no doubt about that – but despite it being praised as the first must-own PlayStation 4 exclusive, the developer has a...

Guide: Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Helldivers PS4, PS3, PlayStation Vita Hints and Tips for Killing Alien Scum

Just dropping in

As we wrote in our review, Helldivers is a great downloadable game. Taking the fight to aliens across a multitude of different planets, there's little more satisfying than taking chunks out of big beasties with a barrage of bullets. Sadly, not everyone can adapt to the life of a Helldiver so easily. Starting out can be tough, even...

Guide: Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS4, PS3 Tips for Being a Better Brawler

No anti-gravity training required

It can be tough being a Dragon Ball fan, can't it? Not every licensed game's good enough to scratch that insatiable itch for Akira Toriyama's action packed creation, but thankfully, while not perfect, Dragon Ball XenoVerse is actually pretty great. As such, we're sure that many of you have already rushed out and...

Guide: How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

How to Upgrade Your PSN Sub Account to a Master Account

Going up in the world

For years, sub account holders on the PlayStation Network have been wrestling with an eternal struggle: should they graduate to a master account and lose all of their Trophies and games, or keep their existing username and deal with the restrictions that the under-18 option entails? Fortunately, Sony has now made it possible to...

Guide: How to Make Unlimited Money in Dying Light on PS4

How to Make Unlimited Money in Dying Light on PS4

Cash converter

You can never have too much money in a game like Dying Light on the PlayStation 4, and fortunately, YouTube extraordinaire PowerPyx has dreamed up a method to help you make some serious dough in the undead-'em-up. This very much falls into the exploit camp, and will likely get patched – so you may want to make the most of it while...

Guide: How to Survive the Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil HD Remaster on PS4, PS3

How to Survive the Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil HD Remaster on PS4, PS3

Tips, tactics, endings, and advice

If you joined Capcom's survival horror series with its action packed fourth instalment, then you're in for a rude awakening in the recently released Resident Evil HD Remaster. While titles like Outlast and Alien Isolation have plotted a return to the more classical type of video game terror, they're still...

Guide: How to Download and Install PS4 Games and Patches in Rest Mode

How to Download and Install PS4 Games and Patches in Rest Mode

Heavy lifting

You won't always want to have your PlayStation 4 powered up when you're trying to download games and patches. Thankfully, the system ships with a neat Rest Mode state, which will allow you to tackle any administration activities in a low power setting. Sadly, it's not immediately clear how to set this up, but we have answers. 1...

Guide: How to Make Massive Amounts of Money in Grand Theft Auto V PS4

How to Make Massive Amounts of Money in Grand Theft Auto V PS4

Get rich quick

What good is life if you haven’t got a tennis court in your back garden and a fleet of sports cars stored in your garage? Money is what makes the world go around, and while it’s not exactly easy to earn stacks of it in real life, there are no pesky laws in Los Santos – well, none that you need to abide by anyway. While it’s...