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Rumour: PS4 Developers Will Have Access to 7GB GDDR5 RAM

PS4 Developers Will Have Access to 7GB GDDR5 RAM

Remaining memory used for the operating system

Pull out your favourite salt shaker and prepare to toss a hefty helping all over your keyboard, because the rumourmongers are out in force today. PS4Daily is reporting that developers will have access to 7GB of the PlayStation 4’s total 8GB GDDR5 RAM for games, with the remaining 1GB being reserved...

Talking Point: How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues

How the PS4 Will Put an End to Some of the PS3's Biggest Issues

Better, faster, stronger

We love our good old pal the PlayStation 3, but even we can acknowledge that the console is not without fault. Its complex architecture has proved a headache for developers ever since its release almost seven years ago – and it's resulted in some less than desirable ports being published for our favourite machine. But...

News: PS4 Will 'Out-Power Most PCs for Years to Come', Says Just Cause Developer

PS4 Will 'Out-Power Most PCs for Years to Come', Says Just Cause Developer

Avalanche Studios particularly impressed with Sony's next generation hardware

Linus Blomberg, a leading technical officer at Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios, is seriously excited for the PlayStation 4. In an interview with GamingBolt, the employee praised the platform’s developer-friendly environment and the vision behind the...

Talking Point: How Important Is 'Plug and Play' to the PlayStation 4?

How Important Is 'Plug and Play' to the PlayStation 4?

Working in perfect harmony

Consoles are getting more and more complex. There was a time when we expected our favourite system to play games and little else – but now we demand video streaming, direct communication with our friends, network-wide achievements, and more. Sony’s current flagship console, the PlayStation 3, wasn’t designed with...

News: PlayStation Vita Bonus Pack Bundles 32GB Memory Card

PlayStation Vita Bonus Pack Bundles 32GB Memory Card

Solving problems

While the PlayStation Vita is about to get significantly cheaper in its native Japan, the cost of memory cards still remains a problem. However, Sony hopes to rectify that issue by introducing a new ‘Bonus Bundle’ in the region, which includes a 3G console and a 32GB memory card for just ¥24,980 ($269). That’s the same price...

News: Latest PlayStation Vita Colour Is As Cold As Ice

Latest PlayStation Vita Colour Is As Cold As Ice

Not willing to sacrifice, though

Sony’s trotting out another new PlayStation Vita colour in Asia next month. The chilly ‘Ice Silver’ design is set to release on 28th February in Hong Kong, with additional regions nabbing the hue in early March. “By continually releasing a vast library of exciting and attractive software titles, SCE is also...

News: God of War Legacy Bundle Is the Ultimate Gift from the Gods

God of War Legacy Bundle Is the Ultimate Gift from the Gods

True treasure

If you’re looking for an easy entry into the God of War series, then look no further than Sony’s enormous Legacy Bundle. The hardware package – due out on 12th March in North America – includes a 500GB ‘Garnet Red’ PlayStation 3 Super Slim, a copy of God of War: Ascension, a copy of the God of War: Saga (which features...

News: PlayStation 3 Super Slim Flashes Red and Blue in UK

PlayStation 3 Super Slim Flashes Red and Blue in UK

Just like the police (minus Sting)

Those recently announced ‘Garnet Red’ and ‘Azurite Blue’ PlayStation 3 Super Slim consoles are set to light up UK store shelves on 15th February, platform holder Sony has announced. The systems will be available as part of a temporary run, and will come bundled with two matching DualShock 3 controllers...

News: New PS3 Super Slim Colours Strut Their Stuff in Japan

New PS3 Super Slim Colours Strut Their Stuff in Japan

And maybe overseas, too

A couple of custom PlayStation 3 Super Slim colours will hit the console catwalk in Japan next month, platform holder Sony has announced. The newly unveiled 250GB Garnet Red and Azurite Blue systems will launch on 28th February in the land of the rising sun, and will set you back ¥24,980 ($279). Interestingly, the...

News: Canada Paints the PlayStation 3 White on 27th January

Canada Paints the PlayStation 3 White on 27th January

Cold as ice

Clearly inspired by the winter months, Sony’s Canadian department has committed to bringing the white PlayStation 3 Super Slim overseas. Gamers in the maple syrup loving nation will be able to purchase the cool console from 27th January, according to a Best Buy listing. The system will ship with a year’s subscription to PlayStation...

Hardware Review: Sony Pulse Wireless Headset

Sony Pulse Wireless Headset

Audio extravaganza

While a great many of us are more than happy to experience game audio through a gigantic set of speakers that tickle your intestines every time a bass line drops, the reality for most players is that they can’t be keeping the neighbours up all night with their entertainment pursuits. Some kind of headphone-based alternative is...

News: Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Cut and take it

We think it’s safe to say that custom console redesigns just don’t work as well with the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. Previous hardware bundles for Yakuza 3 and Ni No Kuni have prompted stunning new styles – making this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance tie-in look bland by comparison. The console – due out on 21st February in...