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The time has come: Sony has finally announced it will allow PlayStation 4 owners to change their User IDs — the name you go by when you’re playing games online — starting later today.

The feature is a long time coming, and gamers, particularly those of us who have been hamstrung with the same handle since creating a PlayStation ID for the PlayStation 3, are thankful.

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Far Cry New Dawn, the newest release in Ubisoft’s open world Far Cry series, is set years after the apocalyptic nuclear event that ended Far Cry 5. Hope County, Montana has been nearly destroyed, but a rag-tag band of survivors wants to rebuild. Your job is to help them by scavenging supplies, building up the settlement of Prosperity, and battling the evil Highwaymen who terrorize the populace.

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Although the main shopping season is over and most retailers are focussing on back to school deals, there are still plenty of options for those who want to bolster their gaming collection. Here are some of the best console and game bargains currently doing the rounds.

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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.

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The identity politics of tech are real. We become obsessed with the devices that power our lives, and they can drive us to heated arguments — however preposterous — with anyone who loves a competing product, platform, or service.

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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.

Shared from Gizmodo

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E3 2018 is here, and companies have already announced more games than you can shake a Joy-Con at. But what about consoles? The last few years have seen E3 inundated with either rumours or news about new consoles from the big three. This year's gaming expo has been a touch on the lighter side when it comes to hardware announcements, but still had an interesting reveal or two from the show's biggest players. Depending on your console of choice, that might be a good thing.

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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.

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After putting up with what my roommates and I like to joke is the "first Roku ever made" for the past few years, I recently decided to do all my video watching through my PlayStation 4 instead. The experience has been a million times better (no more lag, random crashes, or app designs that haven't been updated in years), but it also got me thinking about whether I could use a virtual private network (VPN) on my gaming console to improve things even more.

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Sony gives you more than one way to add friends to your PlayStation 4 via services you probably already use. In addition, it alleviates the problem of managing lists of friends with long emails and gamer handles, all with a game controller. There's a simple way to make sure you have all the online friends you need to boost your rank in Destiny 2 and it doesn't involve sending messages to everyone you know asking for a 12-digit code or using a D-pad to spell everyone's email address correctly.

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No matter what your console is, you can add passcode, verification methods and two-factor authentication options and do it either through your web browser or on the console itself. Sorry, but you're out of excuses of why you haven't secured your account from people looking to steal your personal information.

Shared from Kotaku

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The holidays is a great time for gift-giving and an equally good time for discovering something new. But not everyone has cash to blow on new console games or the Steam sales, and sometimes you just want to try something for free. So if you're looking for something to play on the cheap over the holidays, or want to install something at minimal cost to keep your relatives at bay, here's 11 titles to help you out.

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A lot of families and kids will have gotten a shiny new console for Christmas, and given that Nintendo's new console isn't out until March, chances are that console is either a PS4 or a Xbox One. There's more PS4's in Australia right now, and so there's a good chance that you or someone you know has one.

But part and parcel of the console experience these days is typing things in - names, emails, passwords, the whole lot. And doing so with the controller is a miserable experience. Fortunately, your phone can help.