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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...

Out Today: PlayStation 4 Paints North America Blue

PlayStation 4 Paints North America Blue

Tears of joy

We’re running out of ways to say that the PlayStation 4 has launched, so let’s skip over the awkward introductions and get straight to the point: the next generation has finally arrived. It’s been a rollercoaster year filled to the brim with policy reversals, rumours, and more Talking Points than we care to count, but that’s all...

News: You'll Want to Rip These Tearaway Bundles Off Store Shelves

You'll Want to Rip These Tearaway Bundles Off Store Shelves

They'll tear a hole in your wallet

Sony has today announced these fantastic European PlayStation Vita bundles that are set to include Media Molecule's upcoming papercraft title Tearaway. The first package features a Wi-Fi Vita model and the whimsical platformer. Bundle number two also contains the same handheld model, as well as a voucher to...

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,...