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Mission Blog: Chapter 2 - Systematic

Chapter 2 - Systematic

Infinite improbability

I was only my second star system in – now named Coaster, of course – but already it felt like I was in a whole new place. The Gek space station was a silhouette against a vivid burnt orange backdrop, and a couple of freighter ships warped imposingly close, blocking my view of the nearest planet. There were very few...

News: PS4 Communities Now Support Up to 100k Members

PS4 Communities Now Support Up to 100k Members

Everyone's invited

Communities are a cool but underutilised feature on the PlayStation 4, allowing likeminded gamers to unite over certain titles or topics. If you weren't already aware, there's a Push Square group that you can join right now. The problem for bigger communities is that they were previously limited to 10,000 members. Sony's...

News: One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

Er

This is so bizarre: the PlayStation 4 Slim isn't even announced yet, but there are four available from the CEX in Widnes right now. Somehow, the unannounced console has filtered into the retail channel in the UK, with the leaks seemingly centred in the North Western part of the country. So, if you fancy one of the new systems right now, you may...

News: Meet Your New Waifus in Gravity Rush 2 on PS4

Meet Your New Waifus in Gravity Rush 2 on PS4

Purrr

Sony's starting to reveal a little more about the plot and cast of Gravity Rush 2, with a new PlayStation Blog post detailing how feisty protagonist Kat and her comrade Syd will be whisked away to the mining settlement of Banga as part of the upcoming game. It's here that the twosome will happen upon the floating shanty's leader Lisa and her...

News: Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

Secure Your PSN Account with Two-Step Verification Now

Lock down

It's taken an embarrassingly long time to be introduced, but two-step verification is now available in most regions for the PlayStation 4. To set it up, scroll to 'Settings', 'PlayStation Network/Account Management', 'Account Information', 'Security', 'Two-Step Verification'. You'll obviously need a working mobile phone to set everything...

News: Sony Schedules Japanese PlayStation Presser for 13th September

Sony Schedules Japanese PlayStation Presser for 13th September

Can you feel the hype?

Brace yourself, because you're getting two PlayStation press conferences next month. In addition to the previously revealed PlayStation Meeting show on 7th September, the platform holder has also confirmed that it will be taking to the stage on 13th September in Japan for its annual pre-Tokyo Game Show event. The presser...

Soapbox: Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Why Sony Needs to Change Its Refund Policy

Sam Brooke makes a case for more lenient refunds

Sony's refund policy is as follows: "You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days of the date of transaction, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it. Digital content that you have started downloading, streaming are not eligible for a refund unless the content is...

News: Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac

Sony's Releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor for Your PC, Mac

Mac-nificent

Are you a big fan of the DualShock 4 controller? Do you enjoy using the device with your PC and Mac? Then here's some pretty good news: Sony's releasing a wireless USB adaptor for the controller in Europe and North America, starting 15th September in the Old World and "early September" in the United States. The accessory will support...

News: Sony Sends Out Another Wave of PS4 Firmware 4.0 Beta Invites

Sony Sends Out Another Wave of PS4 Firmware 4.0 Beta Invites

Second time lucky

Potentially good news if you applied for the PlayStation 4 firmware 4.0 beta and didn't receive an invite, as Sony's sending out a second wave of emails. Maybe you'll get lucky this time around. The beta allows participants to sample the system's next update, which adds folders so that you can organise your games and apps, and...

News: The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

The PS4 Slim Looks Much, Much Nicer Than You Think It Does

Short and sweet

One of the reasons Sony's so keen to shut down leaked images of the PlayStation 4 Slim is because, typically, the amateur snaps aren't especially flattering. Indeed, the platform holder's unannounced console has been deemed ugly from every corner of the web based on the handful of photos released, but it looks much nicer in the...

Opinion: Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

Why the Heck Is Sony Making a PS4 Slim?

The not-so little question

So, the PlayStation 4 Slim is real, and Digital Foundry made a video to prove it. Then lawyers got involved, and the hastily recorded clip got removed – you know how it goes. Still, this has all happened rather fast, hasn't it? If you'd have asked us on Sunday morning whether Sony would make a more compact PS4 console,...