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News: Sony Wants PS4 Firmware Update Beta Testers

Sony Wants PS4 Firmware Update Beta Testers

It could be you

Sony's on the lookout for good looking people with a PlayStation 4 in order to beta test the next firmware update for the new-gen system. To enrol, you'll need a console, a master account, and an Internet connection – so not a lot, then. If you think that you fit the bill, North Americans can enrol through here, while Europeans...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Currently Being Beta Tested

PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Currently Being Beta Tested

YouTube broadcasting, Twitter videos, and more

After what feels like an eternal wait, Sony is currently beta testing firmware update v3.00 for the PlayStation 4. The news comes courtesy of a Japanese blog, but looks legitimate to us. Those of you with long memories may recall that the manufacturer rolled out a beta for firmware update v2.50, so...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 2.57 Is Out Now

PS4 Firmware Update 2.57 Is Out Now

System stability only, we're afraid

Has your PlayStation 4 been feeling a little unstable of late? Good news, Sony's released a new firmware update for the new-gen format, pledging improvements "during the use of some features". Sorry, there's no word on what those actually are. This is an optional download, though, so we're assuming that it's not...

Rumour: Future PS4 Firmware Update Adding Calendar App

Future PS4 Firmware Update Adding Calendar App

Pick your moment

You may never lose track of your gaming schedule again, as it looks like a calendar is being added to the PlayStation 4 as part of a future firmware update. Eagle eyed gamers spotted an extra icon on the promotional images used for the European version of Journey's dynamic theme, and it very much alludes to some kind of on-board...

News: PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

PS Vita Firmware Update 3.52 Increases System Stability

Steady as a rock

While the PlayStation Vita may be a "legacy" system these days, Sony clearly still sees the need to increase the device's software stability. A new firmware update – numbered v3.52 for those keeping count – deployed overnight, offering no other tangible changes. To grab the download, just head to the Settings bubble and select...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

PS4 Firmware Update 2.51 Is Live and Kicking

Mandatory download up now

Sony's finally got around to releasing that PlayStation 4 firmware update that leaked the other week. The patch – dubbed v2.51 – is mandatory, and is available now. It weighs in at 245MB, and promises both enhanced "system stability" and improved "operation quality". We'll have a poke around shortly and let you know...

News: Sony's Prepping a New PS4 Firmware Update

Sony's Prepping a New PS4 Firmware Update

We wonder what that could be

It looks like Sony's going to release a new PlayStation 4 firmware update in the very near future, if a download file on the official PlayStation website is anything to go by. Dubbed update 2.51, it'll most likely be a standard stability upgrade, following up from the recent launch of firmware update 2.50. Details...

News: Your PS Vita Is More Powerful Than Ever Before

Your PS Vita Is More Powerful Than Ever Before

Sony unlocks extra memory

PlayStation Vita firmware update v3.50 seemed like a bit of a non-event for Sony's handheld format, removing more features than it added. However, as part of a presentation at the Unite Tokyo 2015 event – as spotted and translated by NeoGAF member Parakeetman – the platform holder revealed that the new patch enables...

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...

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...

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...