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News: Don't Worry, Sony Believes Defective PS4s Are Isolated Incidents

Don't Worry, Sony Believes Defective PS4s Are Isolated Incidents

Keep calm and remain hyped

In the aftermath of Microsoft’s red ring of death blunder, there’s more than a little anxiety surrounding the build quality of the impending PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, it’s an inevitability that electronics will fail, and following reports of broken consoles overnight, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei...

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...

News: Want to Know How Skilful You Are? PS4 Trophies Will Be Classified by Rarity

Want to Know How Skilful You Are? PS4 Trophies Will Be Classified by Rarity

Brrring

Sony’s popular Trophy system has always been good at distinguishing different types of players. While other achievement systems plump up for a big fat score, PlayStation’s solution is able to separate the completionists from the samplers. However, the format’s set to get even more specific with the upcoming PlayStation 4, as it will...

News: Tretton: We're Very Confident We're in Great Shape with PS4

Tretton: We're Very Confident We're in Great Shape with PS4

That's the spirit

Sony has been bullish about a platform launch before – but with the PlayStation 3, that buoyancy felt phoned in. With its impending next generation console, however, there’s a swagger from its executives that seems believable – and Jack Tretton has furthered that in an interview on the eve of the PlayStation 4’s launch,...

News: How Does the PS4 Deal with Those Massive Mandatory Installs?

How Does the PS4 Deal with Those Massive Mandatory Installs?

Largely painless

There was an industry-wide panic attack when Call of Duty: Ghosts’ leaked PlayStation 4 box art revealed that you’ll need 49GB of hard-drive space in order to play the first-person shooter. Installs have been a blight on the PlayStation 3 for the entirety of its seven year lifespan, with some games seemingly taking longer to...

News: Received Your PS4 Early? Don't Worry, Sony Won't Ban You

Received Your PS4 Early? Don't Worry, Sony Won't Ban You

That's reassuring

Microsoft may have attracted even more ire this weekend by banning a pre-release Xbox One, but Sony has confirmed that it won’t be following suit. In the Redmond-based manufacturer’s defence, it has said that it will reverse the block nearer to launch, but the Japanese giant has promised that you won’t have any similar issues...

News: PS4 Makes a Song and Dance in Korea on 17th December

PS4 Makes a Song and Dance in Korea on 17th December

Geez, geez

Spare a thought for Japan, which is pretty much the only region not set to get the PlayStation 4 this year. Not content with deploying across the majority of the Western world, Sony has announced that the next generation console will arrive in South Korea on 17th December. Way back in September, the firm confirmed that Hong Kong,...

News: PlayStation 3 Smashes 80 Million Worldwide Sales

PlayStation 3 Smashes 80 Million Worldwide Sales

Like hotcakes

Sony has announced in a press release today that, as of November 2nd, the PlayStation 3 has reached a total of over 80 million combined worldwide sales. That's right, our beloved black box has finally caught up to its competitor; the Xbox 360 reached this momentous milestone last month. Not content to rest on its 80 million laurels,...

Rumour: Call of Duty: Ghosts Will Command 49GB of Your PS4's Hard Drive

Call of Duty: Ghosts Will Command 49GB of Your PS4's Hard Drive

Oh my Dog

We all know that the Call of Duty franchise likes to break all sorts of mindboggling first day sales records, but this time around it seems to have its sights set on something a little bit different: it's gunning for the 'Largest Hard Drive Install for a PlayStation 4 Launch Title' gong. Yesterday, we brought you the news that Guerrilla...

News: Sounds Like the PS4 Won't Make Too Much Noise

Sounds Like the PS4 Won't Make Too Much Noise

Quiet as you like

There’s nothing worse than a noisy console when you’re trying to absorb yourself in a movie or a game. While the PlayStation 3 has always been pretty quiet, many worried that its successor’s slim line shell may result in some loud fans. Fortunately, initial tests are looking positive for Sony’s next generation super...

News: 500GB Not Enough? Here's How You Upgrade Your PS4's Hard Drive

500GB Not Enough? Here's How You Upgrade Your PS4's Hard Drive

Making room

If you’re planning to embrace the vaunted all-digital future, you may want to upgrade your PlayStation 4’s hard drive as soon as possible. While the system will ship with a meaty 500GB of pre-installed memory, rumours suggest that Blu-ray releases such as Killzone: Shadow Fall will occupy as much as 50GB, meaning that you may swiftly...