Every seven years or so, Sony updates the PlayStation platform with all-new hardware. And that seven-year-itch is due to get scratched very soon. What can we expect from the PlayStation 5 when it possibly hits our lounge rooms next year?
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When Christmas Day hits, a bunch of people are going to open up brand-new Xbox or PlayStation consoles, plug them in, and wait for gigantic system updates to download and install. Depending on how many eager gamers sign on to Microsoft or Sony’s services to grab updates — or play brand-new games — this process might take longer than usual if either company’s servers are feeling strained.
The original PlayStation is a giant of a machine, both physically and culturally, with a tremendous library of games and the distinction of being the first ever console to surpass 100 million units sold.
It's therefore exciting that, on the exact 25th anniversary of the PlayStation's launch in Japan, Sony is taking this giant and shrinking it down into a tiny replica version with 20 games installed, which you can buy for $150 and plug into your modern TV to relive (or discover) some of that mid-'90s magic.
Today, Sony Australia released a new PS VR bundle that's actually worth the money. The PlayStation VR Mega Pack contains version 2.0 of the virtual-reality headset, the PlayStation VR Camera and five full-price games for $469.95. If you're looking for a gamer-friendly Christmas gift, this is it.
The PlayStation Classic is the latest pint-sized, nostalgia-bait retro console that will undoubtedly fly off the shelves this Christmas. We now have the list of games that will be included on the console - and like other similar products, this list is definitive, with no other games able to be bought or added.
It's a well known fact that human nostalgia glands are connected directly to our wallets. Console manufacturers have been exploiting this biological weakness for some time. The latest retro console remake is the fabulously tiny PlayStation Classic which is less than half the size of the 1995 original.
You know you're buying one. Resistance is futile. Here are the pricing details, games, release date and specs for the Aussie market.
Over the weekend Reddit users started reporting that some PlayStation 4 players were receiving messages that bricked their consoles, forcing a factory reset to return the console to working condition. To avoid facing this fate on your own console and losing your precious PlayStation data, here are some steps to make sure your console and account are secure and protected.
If you’re having problems with your PlayStation 4 and need to get it fixed — or need a replacement — you don’t need to lose your game save data. Using cloud backups, you can upload all of your information beforehand, allowing you to quickly download it again and continue playing once you get your system back.
Every month, Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers get several free games, which they can continue to play as long as they stay subscribed to the services.
You can claim your free games directly from their respective consoles, but to make sure you don’t forget them, it’s easier to grab the freebies as soon as you learn they’re available each month — even if you’re out of the house. Here’s how.
The nostalgia effect is powerful. If you’re still clinging to your old-school Nintendo Entertainment System (however you pronounce it) there’s no reason to let it collect dust in a closet or a forgotten corner of your home entertainment system. Your older gaming consoles will still work with your fancy new television, or even your sort-of new television; they just need a little TLC.
The PlayStation 4 just released a firmware update (5.50) that brought a ton of great features, such as comprehensive parental controls. Here's how you can set age restrictions for certain types of games and movies, set spending limits in the PlayStation Store, and regulate game time each day using the new Family Management feature.