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  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.72 Is Available to Download Now

    What kind of number is that

    It's only been a couple of weeks since the PlayStation 4's last firmware update dropped, but that hasn't stopped Sony from launching another one. Weighing in at just over 340MB, you can boot up your system and download firmware version 4.72 right now. So, what does it do? Well, given the update's unorthodox numbering,...

May2017

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.70 Is Available to Download Now

    Steady as she goes

    This latest PlayStation 4 software update may have appeared out of nowhere, but we'd recommend not getting too excited. As many of you will probably have already guessed, firmware 4.70 simply promises better stability and performance. It weighs in at around 340MB, and you'll need to download it in order to make use of your...

March2017

  • Poll What Are Your Thoughts on PS4 Firmware Update 4.50?

    Beast mode engaged

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 has been out for a couple of days now, and the general consensus around the 'net seems to be that it's a solid improvement. We could easily start ranting on about what features are included and all that, but it'd be much easier to simply direct you through to our full round up, which you can find...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Launches Tomorrow

    Confirmed, this time

    Disappointed that PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 didn't make the cut yesterday? Well despair no more, as Sony has slapped a confirmed release date on the software upgrade. You can expect the new firmware to go live tomorrow - that's the 9th March at the time of writing. So, what's included? To start with, we're finally...

  • News It Looks Like PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Launches Tomorrow

    The big one

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 is set to release tomorrow, according to post over on Reddit. Said post sources a technical support email from Sony, which supposedly lets slip that the update is incoming. "With the release of System Software Update 4.50 tomorrow there will be a patch to version 2.40 of the PS VR firmware," it reads,...

February2017

August2016

  • News Overwatch Goes for the Gold with New Olympics Update

    Limited edition loot boxes and a new football mode added

    With the Rio OIympics just around the corner, Blizzard has announced on the US PlayStation Blog a new set of Summer Games content for Overwatch, lasting until 22nd August. Loot Boxes now have a new lick of Summer Games paint, and each box guarantees at least one limited edition...

July2016

  • News A Big PS4 Firmware Update Is Incoming

    You can sign up for the beta now

    We guess it's that time again, eh? Sony's revealed that there's an important firmware update in the works for PlayStation 4, and you can get an early look at its new features via an upcoming beta. If you're in North America, you can sign up through here, while those of you in Europe should click through here. So,...

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  • Guide How to Download PS4 Patches without Booting a Blu-ray

    Saving time

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation 4 makes keeping on top of patches and game updates easier than ever before. Simply stick your system in Rest Mode – when it works – and the operating system will handle any downloads and installs behind the scenes. There is an oversight in the hardware, however, that prevents patches for...

June2014

July2012

  • News Massive Uncharted 3 Patch Arriving Mid-August

    'It’s not a unicorn, it’s Godzilla'

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is one of PS3's must-have, gold-standard titles, but that doesn't mean that developer Naughty Dog isn't still striving to improve it and give us even more to enjoy. The studio's Eric Monacelli has posted a new blog post promising that the update will offer major improvements to...

April2012

  • News Vita Firmware V1.66 Hits with New Features

    You want more?

    Yesterday's Vita firmware v1.65 was removed due to a mysterious "technical fault", but its big brother is back and ready to upgrade the stuffing out of your Vita. Here's what's available in v1.66, out now: The [System Music] setting in Settings > [Sound & Display] now affects BGM in PS Store, near and Sign-Up screens...

  • News Sony Pulls Latest PS Vita Update Due to "Technical Fault"

    As you were

    We know you were chomping at the bit to download PS Vita’s latest firmware update and unlock access to anticipated features such as caps lock – but it looks like you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. Sony has pulled the firmware from its servers citing a technical fault with the update. Product manager Adam Grant explained: PS...

  • News Caps Lock and Power Saving In Vita Firmware v.1.65

    Excitement

    Ready to power up your Vita to the next level? Sony's detailed the next system software update — v1.65, fans — and its admittedly 'minor enhancements'. The PlayStation Blog states the update includes: A “Notification Alert” option will be added to Settings, so you can toggle alerts on or off “After 10 minutes” will be added...

December2011

  • News Sony Backtracks: "Only One PSN Account Per Vita"

    Honestly

    Last week we reported that multiple PSN accounts means multiple Vita memory cards, but Sony has once again changed its mind on just how many PSN accounts you can link to a single Vita. The company has gone back to its original statement that you can only use one PSN account on Vita: The PSN account is tied to the hardware and the memory...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Not Move-Enabled at Launch

    The wait is still on

    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath was first revealed before Move was even released, but at the time of writing it's still not available. When it's finally released later this month, it won't even come with Move controls. As posted by iWaggle3D, the game's motion controls will be added later on through a patch. There's no date for when...

November2011

  • News Patched for Move: Lemmings (PSN)

    Out for nowt

    After a partially pleasing appearance as part of Move Mind Benders, the original PSN release of Lemmings has now received a free update to add Move support. The game is now bumped up to v3.0, letting you guide the little critters around with a single Move controller. We've already appraised the game as part of our Move Mind Benders...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Finished, Out Very Soon

    New features list inside

    The long old road for Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath to reach the PlayStation Store is nearly at its conclusion, as developer Just Add Water has revealed the game is now finished and nearly ready for release. The studio also passed over to Eurogamer a list of improvements to the project, some of which won't mean much but others...

September2011

  • News Move Bites inFAMOUS 2 and inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood

    Double dose

    Move owners will be able to get a double helping of motion-controlled Cole in the coming months, as Sony has confirmed that the already-released inFAMOUS 2 and upcoming standalone game inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood will both include PlayStation Move support. The vampire-themed Festival of Blood takes place in a single night and doesn't...

  • News Everybody's Golf Move Patch In the Works for Europe

    No date yet

    It's been a while since Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds*, aka Everybody's Golf: World Tour — got its PlayStation Move patch in Japan, with no word on if or when the controller would get support outside of Japan. Now we can reveal Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will add PlayStation Move support to the game in...

August2011

  • News MotorStorm Apocalypse Move Support "Coming Soon"

    It's not ready yet

    Two weeks ago, the official PlayStation Blog announced a massive update had added PlayStation Move support to MotorStorm Apocalypse. While the update did indeed land, the motion controls did not — but they're coming. Although the game launches with the familar PlayStation Move start-up screen — and a Move controller will...

July2011

  • News Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

    Update rattles into the cup

    Yesterday the Move update for Japan's Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds in North America and Everybody's Golf: World Tour in Europe — went live, bringing stereoscopic 3D support and Move controls to the cutest golf game on PS3. According to iWaggle3D the motion controller is supported in offline play...

June2011

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Support Arrives in September

    Better late than never

    We were all expecting LittleBigPlanet 2's PlayStation Move support to have arrived by now, but last night Sony took to the stage to announce the much-anticipated update will land in September. While the company revealed little of what the update will include, it did state the controller will be used to create and play levels...

  • News PlayStation Store is Back Online

    Throw your caps in the air

    It's taken 43 days to come back, but the PlayStation Store is finally available again in North America, Europe and most Asian territories. While the Welcome Back content isn't available yet, the store has been updated with stacks of new content, so have a browse through and see what's available. What will you buy now the...

May2011

  • News Sony: Full PSN Service to Resume This Week

    Includes the Store

    Your time without being able to buy new games from the PlayStation Store is about to come to an end: Sony has confirmed the full PlayStation Network experience will return by the end of the week. All network services in the Americas, Europe and Australia will return, as well as Asian countries excluding Japan, Hong Kong and South...

  • Rumour PlayStation Store Back Within 24 Hours

    Update: Sony squashes rumours

    Edit: PlayStation Store will not be returning tomorrow, PlayStation blog manager James Gallagher has confirmed: The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May. Contrary to popular rumours, it will not be reopening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon...

  • News Sony America Welcomes You Back with These Games

    Hard choices ahead

    The North American PlayStation Blog has let loose with details of the free games you'll be able to claim as part of its Welcome Back programme when PlayStation Store service is restored in the near future. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to choose two of the following five games: Dead Nation inFAMOUS LittleBigPlanet Super...

  • News Sony Aims to Have PlayStation Network Back Up Before June

    Never give up

    On 1st May Sony said some PSN features would be restored before today's date, but at the time of writing the network is still down. Sony hasn't given any further details on a timeframe for the restoration of PlayStation Network services, but Bloomberg is reporting that the company's aim is to have the whole network up and running...

  • News Some PlayStation Network Features to Return This Week

    Official update arrives

    Last night Sony held a press conference to give an update on the ongoing PlayStation Network outage, with some good news announced: the service will return this week, albeit not in its full form. According to the announcement, the following services make up the first part of the feature roll-out: Restoration of Online...

April2011

  • News Now You Can Share Your Best Yoostar Moments on YouTube

    Upload away

    Yoostar 2 built its whole world around a social experience but one vital piece of the puzzle was missing: access to the world's biggest video-sharing community, YouTube. Not any more though, as the publisher has just announced an update bringing YouTube support to the movie karaoke game. Now you can upload your performances to the web...

March2011

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  • News Funky Lab Rat Drops in Price in US Store Update

    Rat goes cheap

    As well as the Killzone 3 single-player demo, a few pieces of Move-related DLC received price reductions in yesterday's American PlayStation Store update. Telekinetic puzzle-platformer Funky Lab Rat dropped in price to $6.99 from $9.99, and downloadable content for R.U.S.E. and MAG also had a healthy amount snipped off their price...

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  • News Patched for Move: MAG

    A huge line-up of improvements made

    MAG is enjoying something of a resurgence lately, with a sizeable price drop in North America and now the launch of a brand new 2.0 patch adding plenty of new features, including support for PlayStation Move. With an increased level cap, new skill trees as well as around 100 extra tweaks and changes, it's one of...

  • News Brighten Up Your PS3 with Sports Champions Avatars and Theme

    Amongst this week's downloadable delights

    Whilst this week's update may not quite match last week's in terms of Move content overload, it does bring some brand new additions to the discerning Move gamer's options in the form of (nearly) chart-conquering title Sports Champions. For £1.59/€1.99 you can grab a Sports Champions Dynamic Theme, or...

  • News Patched for Move: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

    Tiger gets to Move on the fairway

    He may have had his ups and downs in the past twelve months, but Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is definitely on an upswing now the Move-enabling patch has gone live for free. Here's the official press release: SWING LIKE A PRO IN TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 11 WITH THE PLAYSTATION MOVE Motion Control and HD Visuals Combine in...

  • News Browse the Internet Using a Move Cursor in Update 3.50

    Get online with the glowing ball

    The PS3's Internet browser isn't bad – it works great for Movemodo for a start – but it doesn't make sense that you can't use the Move controller as an on-screen cursor for clicking links and so on. Well, now your prayers have been answered and all your dreams have come true, as the firmware update 3.50 adds Move...

  • News Move and Masses More Comes to MAG in a Month

    Big 2.0 update on the way

    MAG, aka Massive Action Game, is Sony's online multiplayer game on a brand scale, pitting hundreds of players against each other simultaneously. The game receives new content on a regular basis, but it's about to get one of its largest updates yet, adding Move controller support amongst other new features. Although...

  • News Resident Evil 5 Move Trailer Lurks Behind this Creaky Door

    Classic mansion and helicopters in Move-o-vision

    The Move-enabled update for zombie slayers is now available, and to celebrate Capcom has put together a launch trailer for Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, showing the new controls in all their waggle-tastic glory. Don't forget this update will only work with Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, not the...

  • News PlayStation Store Updated with Move Content A-Go-Go

    Demos, patches and more good stuff

    Today's the day that users all across Europe – except the UK, that is – can Move into the next generation of motion controlled gaming, with the controller and games launched across the mainland continent. If you haven't made it to the shops yet, or your pre-order hasn't popped through the post, consider whiling...