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News: Wait, Did Grand Theft Auto V Just Get a Graphical Downgrade on PS4?

Wait, Did Grand Theft Auto V Just Get a Graphical Downgrade on PS4?

Loss Santos

Bit of a weird one, this, but YouTube user ElAnalistaDeBits reckons that the PlayStation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V has suffered a graphical downgrade after the game's latest update. On Reddit, opinions are torn as to why this might be. Some argue that it's a purposeful move, with Rockstar having to tweak things in order to add...

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,...

News: Remember to Make Room for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection's Huge Day One Patch on PS4

Remember to Make Room for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection's Huge Day One Patch on PS4

Not so handsome

We're well and truly into the age of ridiculously big downloadable game updates, but Borderlands: The Handsome Collection actually has a decent excuse. Weighing in at a rather large 8.31GB, you'll need the title's day one patch before you dive into some shooting and looting madness. Thankfully, it's not just a hefty chunk of data...

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...

News: Sony, Why the Heck Have You Moved the PS4's PlayStation Store Icon?

Sony, Why the Heck Have You Moved the PS4's PlayStation Store Icon?

One step forward, two steps back

If there's one thing that this author can't stand about Sony, it's the company's needless obsession with tinkering. This can be a good thing in some instances, as it strives to improve its systems with tweaks and changes – but sometimes we get the impression that it just makes adjustments for the sheer sake of...

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...

Live: Check Out NicoNico's Senran Kagura: Estival Versus Stream for PS4 Footage

Check Out NicoNico's Senran Kagura: Estival Versus Stream for PS4 Footage

Fun in the sun

Summer is on its way and developer Marvelous is ready to get us in the holiday spirit with Senran Kagura: Estival Versus. The girls will be donning their swimsuits and getting involved in various water sports to show off the series' latest game engine. Airing on streaming site NicoNico at 12:00PM GMT (8:00AM EDT), it will show off the...

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...

News: You Can Download PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Right Now

You Can Download PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Right Now

Suspend/Resume what you were doing

It's the one that you want: PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 is available to download right now. The patch weighs in at a reasonable 245.2MB in size, meaning that you're not going to be waiting all day for this to download. Even this author's average connection managed to grab it in a timely manner, so your...

News: One Research Firm Reckons Resident Evil 7 Will Release on PS4 This Year

One Research Firm Reckons Resident Evil 7 Will Release on PS4 This Year

Seeing Redfield

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has put Capcom's survival horror series back on track, and the Japanese publisher could be looking to capitalise with the next instalment in the popular series. According to a report by research firm Super Data, it expects to see an "upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo...

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...

Store Update: 25th March 2015 (Europe)

25th March 2015 (Europe)

Take your pick

We want to draw attention to all of the other good stuff on the PlayStation Store this week, but let's be honest: Bloodborne's the one that's going to be getting the majority of you hot under the collar. That's not to say that there's a shortage of content elsewhere, of course, with new Life Is Strange and Game of Thrones episodes out...

News: Idols Omega Quintet Are Ready to Perform on PS4 This April

Idols Omega Quintet Are Ready to Perform on PS4 This April

The big debut

The songstress idols of Omega Quintet are ready for their close up as the date for the group's first live performance is set. Coming to North America on 28th April and Europe on 1st May, these five ladies and their lyrical talents are the only thing that can save mankind from the Blare, a form of darkness that is taking over the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Dominates as Final Fantasy Type-0 Schools Software

Class dismissed

The PlayStation 4's showing no signs of slowing down in its native Japan, as a slew of new releases are keeping the console at the top of the charts. Sony's newest black box sold through 46,395 units last week – a relatively hefty increase from its tally of 33,862 units the week before. Helping it reach that impressive number...

News: This MLB 15 The Show PS4 Dynamic Theme Is Neat

This MLB 15 The Show PS4 Dynamic Theme Is Neat

Baseball is better

Now that dynamic themes have been available on the PlayStation 4 for a few months, we're definitely starting to see some more interesting designs. Take this MLB 15 The Show animated wallpaper, which is modelled after The Tigers. It includes crowd sounds, blue skies, and a changing television screen. This is actually one of...

News: PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibility Options

PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibility Options

Due out later today

Sony's going firmware update mad. In addition to PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50, which is due out tomorrow, it's also announced that PlayStation Vita firmware update v3.50 will deploy at some point later this evening. This will mostly complement the next-gen console's various improvements – enabling 60 frames-per-second...