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News: Get Hot and Bothered with These Thermal Images of the PS4

Get Hot and Bothered with These Thermal Images of the PS4

Pretty cool

Perhaps the most glaring oversight in the PlayStation 4's design is its inability to withstand shots from a sniper rifle. However, if this shocking omission is forcing you to reconsider your pre-order, we have some good news for you. We're happy to report that, barring any heavy military intervention, your shiny new system isn't likely...

News: No Fix for the PS4's 'Blue Light of Death' in Sight

No Fix for the PS4's 'Blue Light of Death' in Sight

"Have you tried turning it on and off again?"

While the PlayStation 4's launch seems to have run fairly smoothly, there are still some isolated issues plaguing the system. The first reported problems were related to faults with the machine's HDMI ports, but these seem to have been cleared up relatively quickly. What continues to rear its ugly head,...

News: Sony Unfazed by Isolated Instances of Faulty PS4 Consoles

Sony Unfazed by Isolated Instances of Faulty PS4 Consoles

Failure rate within expectations

While there was widespread hysteria yesterday when a batch of early PlayStation 4 consoles bricked, last night’s North American launch hasn’t exactly brought a glut of bad news. That’s because it seems that, aside from a few isolated cases, the next generation console is pretty well built – and the platform...

News: Your 500GB PS4 Is Essentially a 400GB PS4

Your 500GB PS4 Is Essentially a 400GB PS4

Bummer

It seems that you're going to have to keep a close eye on your storage space on the PlayStation 4 – just look at our recent reports on the large mandatory installs for next-gen games such as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Knack. With such huge installs, the black box's 500GB of internal storage is beginning to look smaller and smaller, and a...

News: What Can You Use PS4 Voice Commands For?

What Can You Use PS4 Voice Commands For?

PlayStation, play Killzone: Shadow Fall

Unlike the Xbox One, voice commands will be pretty limited on the PlayStation 4 – but that’s hardly surprising considering that the functionality was only announced a couple of months ago. Speaking as part of a press session in New York City earlier this week, the platform holder confirmed that you...