Two gaming journo mainstays join Jeff on the show today. 20-year veteran Victor Lucas and his partner-in-crime Scott Jones pick apart the next-generation console wars and opine on what the future of gaming will and, more interestingly, will not be like.… Read more
Nothing quite speaks to the year 2013 like a YouTube video of a highly anticipated, $400 piece of hardware getting blown to bits by a high-powered rifle -- all to the soothing sounds of dubstep.
That's the modus operandi of Rated RR, a YouTube channel that relishes in putting mankind's most destructive pieces of hardware up against the tech community's most divisive pieces of hardware, those being iOS devices. The channel occasionally totes out a game console, like in this instance, but also features a healthy amount of weapon enthusiast videos to boot. … Read more
A software update will be available for PlayStation 4 owners as soon as they power on the system. While the update isn't required (single player games can still be played without an Internet connection), it is recommend that you install it to receive the full benefits of Sony's latest console.
There are two methods for installing the update: directly onto an Internet-connected PlayStation 4 or with a USB flash drive. The latter can be utilized for those who don't have an Internet connection readily available.
Here's how to do it:
Step one: Insert a USB drive … Read more
The PlayStation 4 will be available in the United States for $399 on November 15. Sony's latest system packs more power and features than ever before. The console is equipped with an 8-core AMD Jaguar processor, 8GB of GDDR5 memory, and AMD's next-generation Radeon GPU. It also includes a user-replaceable 500GB hard drive, a Blu-ray Disc drive, and a laundry list of new social features.
The PlayStation 4 box includes the system, an assortment of connection cables, a DualShock 4 controller, a basic mono headset, and a quick start guide. For a limited time, Sony will also be … Read more
iOS and Android users who plan to buy a PS4 may want to check out Sony's new PlayStation app.
You can use your iOS or Android device as a second screen and remote control to display and manage the action from compatible PS4 games. You can shop at the PlayStation Store to buy and download games and add-ons for your PS4 console. You can also view PlayStation manuals and system guides.
Via the Sony Entertainment Network, you can chat with … Read more
Now that we're more than two months out from the mid-November release date of the PS4 and Xbox One, it's a good time to take a second look at both consoles with fresh eyes.
And right now, the PS4 is looking pretty good.
The Sony console has the edge on value -- it delivers a better value. And some recently announced gaming and entertainment features due later this year have the potential to make the investment in a PS4 pay off in 2015 and beyond.
The affordability appeal is twofold. The PS4 is available for $100 less than … Read more
The PlayStation 4 is scheduled to be released on November 15. Sony's latest console is sure to be a hit this holiday season, despite having a few drawbacks that could deter potential buyers. The biggest complaint is the lack of backward-compatibility with PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 games, a possible deal breaker for some.
In an effort to ease some early complaints, Sony previously announced that select PlayStation 3 games can actually be upgraded for use on the PlayStation 4. While the promotional offer isn't perfect, it may be the best option PlayStation 3 owners have.
Here's … Read more
The massive e-retailer on Tuesday launched its PlayStation Network storefront. The marketplace allows users to access PlayStation Network digital games and downloadable content from Amazon.com and play those on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or PlayStation Vita.
To kick things off, Amazon is offering a $5 PlayStation Network credit on select games. The marketplace has more than 100 titles, including access to recently launched titles, like Call of Duty: Ghosts.
With the PlayStation 4 arrival inching ever closer to November 15, Sony has decided to amp up the excitement level for customers with an official unboxing video that will probably make the real experience feel like a big letdown.
In Sony's world, you're in a dark room surrounded by massive blinking mainframe computers with a blue light shining down from above onto a PS4 box. Computer consoles, buttons, and LEDs with unclear purposes surround you. It looks like someone turned the lights off on the bridge of an alternate-universe Enterprise.… Read more