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News: PS4 Firmware Update 3.55 Doesn't Appear to Do Much

PS4 Firmware Update 3.55 Doesn't Appear to Do Much

Oh well

PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.55 is available now, but it probably doesn't do much. While we don't have access to the patch notes just yet – we'll add any information we can get hold of to the bottom of this post – it's assumed that this 300MB download is merely designed for stability. Perhaps it may pave the way for the eventual...

News: PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

PSN Maintenance Is Incoming This Week

A timely reminder

Consider yourself warned: the PlayStation Network will be undergoing maintenance in just a couple of days, on the 23rd June. Fortunately for us lot here in the UK, the timing isn't too bad; the PS4 maintenance will take place in the morning, from 06:30AM until 08:30AM. However, that means the service will be tinkered with at...

News: Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai Is Absolutely Raking in the Cash

Exec's salary more than doubles

According to Variety, ex-PlayStation president and current Sony CEO Kaz Hirai received a salary of $4.9 million for the fiscal year which ended 31st March – more than double his compensation from the previous year. It's the most the company has paid to a CEO since the firm was forced to reveal the wages of its top...

News: God of War PS4's E3 2016 Reveal Has Had a Crazy Positive Reception

God of War PS4's E3 2016 Reveal Has Had a Crazy Positive Reception

Happy father's day

Fun observation: God of War's E3 2016 reveal has been watched almost eight million times on YouTube, making it the second most watched video of the show – and the 12th most popular video on the official PlayStation channel of all time. Battlefield 1 has a few more views than Santa Monica's latest, but they're pretty neck and...

News: Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Sony Patents Elite PS4 Controller with Paddles and Adaptable Layout

Could it come with the PS4K?

For our money, the DualShock 4 is comfortably the best default controller on the market – and we're not the only ones who think so. However, the PlayStation 4's primary input device has been let down by generally poor build quality and bad battery life. Sony, however, may be about to update the device – if a patent...

News: Super Stardust Ultra, Hustle Kings Are Seemingly Coming to PlayStation VR

Super Stardust Ultra, Hustle Kings Are Seemingly Coming to PlayStation VR

Brave new world

Housemarque's sublime Super Stardust HD was a flag bearer for 3D gaming on the PlayStation 3, so it stands to reason that it should get a PlayStation VR version, too. News has broken about this virtual reality edition via EB Games Australia's website – it'd be nice if Sony had said something about the release, wouldn't it?...

E3 2016: Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in God of War PS4

Kratos Sees Godhood as a Disease in God of War PS4

And the side-effect is rage

We're going to see a new side to Kratos in God of War on PlayStation 4. The angry anti-hero has been given a second chance, but he's still struggling to keep his rage under control. According to creative director Cory Barlog – who's returning to the franchise after leading development on God of War II – he sees his...

News: Marvel: The Future of Spider-Man Console Games Is with Sony and Insomniac

Marvel: The Future of Spider-Man Console Games Is with Sony and Insomniac

Shocker

We assumed that Sony and Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game was a well-timed one-off, but it sounds like there may be more to come in the future. In an interview with Games Industry.biz, Marvel Games' head Jay Ong has hinted that the PlayStation 4 exclusive may merely represent the beginning of a long-running partnership – with more...

E3 2016: Jeepers! Spider-Man PS4's Trailer Was Gameplay

Jeepers! Spider-Man PS4's Trailer Was Gameplay

Amazing

With the announcement of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, we thought that we were looking at some kind of CG trailer. But no! Insomniac Games has confirmed that what you saw was PlayStation 4 gameplay – albeit with some scenes presumably captured from non-gameplay camera angles in order to give things a more cinematic feel. "I'm...

E3 2016: Kojima Didn't Really Have to Pitch PS4's Death Stranding to Sony

Kojima Didn't Really Have to Pitch PS4's Death Stranding to Sony

"Do what you have to do," platform holder said

Hideo Kojima has hinted in an interview with French website Gameblog that he didn't really have to pitch Death Stranding to Sony – and that the level of trust between the two partners is one of the reasons that he signed with the company for his first independent project. "Working with Sony afforded...