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Warframe Updated for PS4.

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It's only been out for just over two weeks but the free to play co-op shooter has had a update with some real cool stuff.

New Warframes, weapons, upgrades are some of the highlights but some gameplay tweaks have been added.

One cool thing to note is the speaker now bursts into life with in-game mission updates on the dual shock 4.

Update 11 is ready to download now.

Lara Raids PS4 in 1080p January 31st 2014

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PS4 Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will include Tress FX, native 1080p.

According to the publisher, the Definitive Edition will feature an "all new Lara model created to take advantage of the power of next-gen consoles," as well as reworked lighting and shaders designed to "showcase the raw physicality of Lara's journey".
The game will also feature Tress FX hair technology, previously only included in the PC version of the game, rendering each strand of hair to deliver "realistic hair simulation and motion".


Lara isn't the only character receiving a makeover, though. Other in-game characters and enemies have also "been enhanced for added depth and realism", with texture resolution said to be four times higher than those found in the existing Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

"Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is so named as it's exactly what we’ve custom built for the PlayStation 4 system," said Crystal Dynamics executive produc…

What is your Game of the Year ?

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It's been a great year for gamers, with stunning titles like The Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls closing out the previous generation of gaming and the next generation of games like Killzone Shadow Fall and Battlefield 4 blowing us away.

So what was your game of the year ? Let us know in the comments.

First Look at the new Game from the Socom Developers

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H-Hour: World's Elite is being developed by ex Socom developers and is described as the spiritual successor to Socom. This is what the former lead Socom developer had to say about it:

"At its heart H-Hour is a spiritual successor to SOCOM, which was very skill based," said Sears. "Most of our mechanics and maps were derived or inspired from real world tactics from the armed forces, about movement over terrain and the protocol over who looks where in the team and what flank you cover and all that stuff. With SOCOM, I was always really happy to see when people started doing that naturally and formed clans and stayed together."

It was funded on Kickstarter and is coming to the PS4 and PC and today we got a first look at it.



PSN Down for Maintenance Monday 9th

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PSN will be undergoing maintenance on December 9th between 5pm and midnight GMT.

Users who have logged in recently will still be able to play online but no one will be able to access the store or account management.

The Division Promises to be a True Next Gen Game

The full video will be coming December 9th at 9am GMT

PS4 Sales break UK record blowing away Xbox One's Launch by 100,000 Units!

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Sony sold over 250,000 PlayStation 4 consoles in just 48 hours in the UK, generating around £87 million in sales, according to trade magazine MCV, citing retail sources.
The figures blow first weekend sales of the Xbox One out of the water. MCV reported last week that Microsoft had sold 150,000 Xbox Ones in the UK during the first 48 hours after its launch, although neither Sony nor Microsoft have confirmed the numbers.
The PS4 was released in Europe and the UK last Friday, two weeks after it hit the shelves in America, where it sold over a million units in the first 24 hours it was on sale.
According to GfK Chart-Track, Call Of Duty: Ghosts has returned to the top of the UK video games retail sales chart, knocking last week's top seller, FIFA 14, into second place.
Every title in the 'All Formats' Top 10 is on PS4 apart from Grand Theft Auto V at number 7 and Batman: Arkham Origins at number 10, with the latter's return to the Top 10 attributed to Black Frida…

12 Days of Christmas Starts Today

Sony's 12 days of Christmas has begun today.

Every day for the next 12 days there will be a different discounted PS3 and PS Vita game. Each discount lasts 48 hours.


Playstation 4 Launches in Europe!

The Playstation 4 has launched in Europe in what can only be described as the most lavish and well organised launches ever witnessed totally eclipsing last weeks Xbox One launch.

Light shows and stampedes across Europe were witnessed as the media coverage hit the net.

Take a look here at some of the Launches.

Rome.
Fantastic light show.




France.
Looks like a scene from a Zombie movie... ruuuuuun!




France.
Huge queues in Parris.




Germany.
This is really quite frightening.




Norway.
Barrier broken open to charge for PS4's.




Poland.



Shenmue 3 for Playstation 4?

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Yu Suzuki to talk about Shenmue at GDC 2014. PS4's Mark Cerny is translating for him. The talk is for one hour at the show.

This surly can only point to one thing, Shenmue 3. Could we see re-makes of 1&2? Exiting stuff.

GDC 2014 starts on March 17th 2014.

Report: Playstation 4 / PS Vita bundles for the UK.

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According to a report on MCV's website, the UK will be getting the world's first PS4 + Vita hardware bundle, the two consoles to be packed into the same box and sold in time for Christmas.

It looks like the Vita will include a memory card. More news as we get it.

Pornstation 4 . PornHub app may included "rumble features" Nice!

PornHub are chatting with Sony about maybe having an official app. If this happens it will be a massive advantage over the sex starved Xbox One.

What's the world coming too?


Here's the full interview.

International Digital Times: Why PlayStation 4?

Corey Price: We like to stay ahead of the curve and offer our users the ability to view porn from all platforms!

Is the company currently taking any steps toward preparation of a dedicated Pornhub app that would be available for download on the PlayStation Network?

We're looking into a number of options to work with Sony in developing the first adult app for PS4.

Does the company plan to charge users for access to whatever Pornhub content is made available to PS4 users? If so, will membership grant access on both PC and PS4?

Absolutely not, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our users the ability to watch pornhub for free across all platforms, including consoles!

Will PlayStation 4 users be added to any of Pornhub's various …

Incredible Playstation 4 games sales in just two days!

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The first weeks sales data from the US are in, what's more the first weeks sales data is just two days.

Call of Duty has a new home with an incredible attach rate of 71% with Battlefield 4 taking 40%. A great start that publishers must be made up with.

The full list:

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 703,638
2. Battlefield 4 – 396,187
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall – 355,148
4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 345,176
5. Madden NFL 25 – 133,176
6. NBA 2K14 – 111,674
7. Knack – 102,749
8. Need for Speed Rivals – 94,157
9. FIFA Soccer 14 – 77,914
10. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – 32,188
11. NBA Live 14 – 21,652
12. Skylanders SWAP Force – 18,681
13. Just Dance 2014 – 17,569
14. Injustice: Gods Among Us – 5,143
15. Angry Birds Star Wars – 2,274

Well done Sony on a great launch.

New PS4 Trailer Shows Off Future Games

New FIFA 14 Trailer Highlights the Living Worlds

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This is exactly what we were so excited by at Eurogamer


PS4 Teardown Reveals its Insides

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iFixit has taken their PS4 apart to see what's inside, its neatly packaged and easily user serviceable !


Playstation 4 Launch lifts off in the US and Canada

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February now seems so long ago as PS4 hit the West at 12am last night.

November 15th 2013 will see a new chapter in the long Playstation life cycle with many expecting this to be Sony's most successful console launch ever.

We need to sit tight in the UK and Europe for two weeks now, start chalking those days off now!




This is for the Players

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Sony have released another great Playstation 4 advert ahead of the European PS4 release.


Take a Look Around the PS4s UI

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Sony have released a new video with Eric Lempel taking you through the PS4s new UI.

The video shows off things like the PlayStation Store’s speedy response time (even mid-game), live game broadcasting via Twitch and UStream, and social feeds that show what your friends are buying and watching.

Another new feature worth calling out is Play As You Download, which enables PlayStation Store users to start playing supported games after downloading a portion of the game’s data, leaving the rest of the game to download in the background.


Destiny Beta Available on PS4 first

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The Destiny beta will be coming to the PS3 and PS4 before any other console Bungie has announced along with this new trailer:


PS4 Firmware 1.5 adds USB Headset Support

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Sony has now confirmed that the PS4 will support USB headsets with the day one update.

Bluetooth headsets will still not work though and there's no word on when support will be added.

Uncharted 4, PS4 Announced

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Naughty Dog has confirmed that the next installment of the Uncharted series is coming to the PS4.

"Amy [Hennig, writer of the Uncharted series], Justin [Richmond, game director of Uncharted 3], and the team are hard at work on an amazing new installment of the Uncharted series to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 system, our goal is to continue what we've done in previous console generations and once again deliver the best in storytelling, performance capture, technical innovation and graphics on the PS4. We can confirm that the voiceover is performed by Todd Stashwick and he will play a character in the game."


The Last of Us: Left Behind Single Player DLC Announced

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The DLC lets you take control of Ellie for the whole campaign and is set before the events in the main game.

"Ashley Johnson reprises her role as Ellie in The Last of Us: Left Behind single-player DLC, Left Behind takes place while Ellie is attending a military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone, prior to meeting Joel and the events in the main campaign of The Last of Us."

"Joining Ellie on this new adventure is Riley, her best friend and also a mentor of sorts at the military boarding school. Just as The Last of Us focused on the bond between Ellie and Joel, Left Behind explores the bond between Ellie and Riley through a series of events that will forever change both of their lives."


Playstation Gets Exclusive MGS5 Mission

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Playstation 3 and 4 owners can play an exclusive mission on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which lets you take control of the original Metal Gear Solid version of Snake.


Europe's PS+ December Content

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GRID 2 is the highlight of Plus this December:

PS4
29th November: RESOGUN
29th November: Contrast

PS3
27th November: GRID 2
27th November: Guacamelee! (Cross Buy)

PS Vita
27th November: Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
27th November: Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories

Lord of the Rings Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor announced

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The Hobits go Next Gen!

Warner has announced a next-gen Lord of the Rings game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third-person action game in development for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Wii U wasn't mentioned.

The game is set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. You play Talion, a ranger who is murdered the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor. He's resurrected by a Spirit and given Wraith abilities and goes on a revenge mission. Along the way he learns the origins of the Rings of Power, apparently.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is made by Monolith Productions, developer of the recent Gotham City Imposters and Guardians of Middle-earth multiplayer online battle arena game, in collaboration with Middle-earth Enterprises, Peter Jackson and the artists at Weta Workshop "to ensure that the settings, characters and story align authentically within canon".

The Nemesis System has been singled out as a highlight: "enemy r…

Battlefield 4 Remote Play on the PS Vita

Remote Play Support for Diablo 3 Confirmed

After saying yesterday that it may not come, Blizzard has confirmed it will provide remote play support for the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo 3 allowing the game to be played on the PS4 through the PS Vita.

Blizzard confirmed it on Twitter: "Will Remote Play on the PS Vita be available for #D3 Ultimate Edition on #PS4?" The answer is yes, and it's awesome! pic.twitter.com/Rg059nXZMF
— Diablo (@Diablo) November 12, 2013
It will be coming to PS4 next year complete with the expansion pack.

Dice Talks about Battlefield 4 and the PS4

Amazon gets ready to launch PS4

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Can you see your PS4?


Update:
Sony have just made it official that US gamers will have 30 Days PS Plus, 30 days Music Unlimited and on top of that you'll have $10 to spend on the store. Cool.

New FIFA 14 Next Gen Trailer

We played FIFA 14 at Eurogamer and it was epic, can't wait for this:

PS4 is for the Players

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MGS 5 Ground Zeroes Coming Spring 2014

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MGS 5: Ground Zeroes the prequel to MGS 5: The Phantom Pain is launching on PS3 and PS4 in Spring 2014.

The PS4 version will cost £29.99 and the PS3 version £19.99.

MGS 5 is set to bring a new open world aspect to the series and Kojima has said Ground Zeroes is designed to ease players into this:

"There will be a significant difference in what Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain brings to the series, so we want to ease players into the new open world environment and its potential.

"As such, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been designed to introduce key elements, allowing them to fully benefit from all that the new game will offer."

4 New PS4 Ads

New DriveClub Trailer

Microsoft Love the Playstation 4 too!

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In a new internet gaff Microsoft have posted a video of Watch Dogs on the their official Xbox YouTube page.

Not before long keen eyed viewers spotted the Playstation button logos Triangle, Square, Circle and X pop up on screen.

Good to see the competition are also pumped for PS4. 6 days and counting to the US launch.

Playstation 4... it's real and in stores now!

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In Canada and the US Playstation 4 has started to arrive. Any worries of missing launch can now be put to bed as PS4 gets stocked up and ready for next week 15th November.

Anyone owning a Sony Vaio laptop will be pleased to see the same kind of box with the handy handle.

Not long now!



Sony Releases Incredible, Nostalgic Playstation Ad

There's nothing to not like in this amazing video by Sony, taking a look back through the history of its Playstation.

Sony back to it's best with PlayStation 4

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Sony come out in February with all guns blazing. They said PS4 is for the gamers, for games, for developers, for online play etc etc.

Remote play is a bad swear word when thinking PS3 but I have just got Call of Duty Ghosts for PS4 and on the back of the box... "Remote Play Supported" what? Before the console is even out? Brilliant.

Vita has just updated to firmware 3.00. Vita can now connect to your... wait I don't have it yet! Sony really are well prepared for the PS4. Battlefield 4 is confirmed to be ready for remote play also.

Personally I've never been so pumped for a new console. It's now become clear that PS4 is the lead console in development, this is huge, PS3 has only been pushed by few that are not in house.

Epic games are about to give details of a new PS4 game as well as other games to be confirmed on 14th November, the day before the PS4 hits the US.

Not for a long time have I felt justified saying that old marketing slogan,

"Never underestima…

PS4 Day One Patch Details

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Sony have detailed what the 300MB day one patch will do to your PS4:


Remote Play: Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link. SCE anticipates that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. (Remote Play will not be enabled on all games, including those that require peripherals such as PlayStation Camera or certain third party peripherals.)Second Screen: Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images th…

Call Of Duty: Ghosts PS4 1080p Vs Xbox One 720p?

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Sony and Microsoft respond to the rumour that Call Of Duty:Ghosts will run at a higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbox One. Have Sony got the jump on Microsoft?

It's now almost 100% confirmed that COD will run at full HD 1080p on PS4. It's in the PSN store now to pre-order on PS4.

Call Of Duty has long been a Microsoft-preferred product, with Activision and Microsoft getting all cushy by providing timed exclusives on Xbox 360 for most of the generation.
It seemed like the same was going to happen next-gen too - Call Of Duty: Ghosts will have timed exclusive content on Xbox One - but it seems there's a twist.
A rumour spun out of control recently when an IGN preview on Call Of Duty: Ghosts had the game playing in 1080p on PS4; the first time a PlayStation console was used to market a Call Of Duty game.
This lead to speculation that the Xbox One version of the game - or, worse still, the console itself - was not quite up to scratch, yet the PS4 one was.
Now gamers have taken…

Playstation Online Exclusive: PS Vita Slim heading to the UK 2014

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That's right, you heard it hear first. Sony have prepped a major UK retailer informing them that the recently released PS Vita slim is in fact bound for the UK shores at the turn of the year. No date was given to us just, "beginning of the year".

The UK retailer wishes to remain anonymous but we'd like to point out that the retailer in question is one of the UK's major games/media outlets.

The new Vita is both slimmer and lighter but has no OLED screen just a normal LCD screen. Many comparison shots hit the net following the Tokyo game show this year with outcries of the new screen being inferior to the old OLED screen. Now out in Japan it turns out the new screen is fine, just different hues etc. I'm glad I have the OLED screen personally.

Look out for more news as we get it.

Playstation 4 trouncing Xbox One in console and games pre-orders in the US

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Stats from the US show poor numbers for exclusives on xbox one with the biggest shock going to Titanfall with only 50,347. Sony Exclusive Killzone Shadow Fall beats Ryse, Dead Rising 3 and TitanFall with change left over. I can only see Titanfall being a timed exclusive if numbers stay like this.

This is the Xbox Ones home territory. PS4 out performs every game bar Call of Duty, once again the xbox will be home to COD but PS4 numbers are not far behind. The number of Battlefield 4 pre-orders on PS4 trounces the Xbox One numbers.

On the console front PS4 is still out in front with 725,000 and Xbox at 525,000. Worldwide PS4 numbers now stand at well over 1.5 million units.
Take a look at the numbers here.

PlayStation 4 – Top 10 Pre-orders
1.  Call of Duty: Ghosts - 298,180
2. Battlefield 4 - 273,766
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 250,155
4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - 213,354
5. Watch Dogs - 153,569
6. Destiny - 89,970
7. Madden NFL 25 - 81,119
8. NBA 2K14 - 59,592
9. inFAMOUS: Secon…

Soul Destroying: Beyond Two Souls Review

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Never before have I found myself after finishing a game with a genuine full body rush from toe to the top of my head, a full body tingle. Never before have I had real tears running down my face. Sure after Ico and Shadow Of The Colosus I was moved and yes, a small tear. But Beyond moved me in only a way that a big sad blockbuster could. ET, The Notebook, you get the picture.
Beyond is the game that every PS3 gamer should play. I was shocked to see some very low scores, yes there have been some high scores but I have to question what sort of people have reviewed and scored the game so low, and quite frankly I worry about them.
Two Souls has you playing a troubled young girl with a strange power, this power has you playing in first person mode and can be a very powerful aid.
Through the play-through you will encounter stages where you will be torn with what you must do or rather what you feel you must do. Some missions will have you performing acts that you never thought you'd …

PS Vita sales jump over 650% in Japan.

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60,166 Vitas were sold in just a few days thanks to the new lighter, thinner Vita launching last week.


No news yet if the new Vita will come to Europe or the US.

GTA Online Patch Arrives Fixes Many Bugs

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Another patch squashes a bunch more bugs in GTA online:
Fixes numerous issues that were causing vehicle loss and/or loss of vehicle modsFixes an issue where the incorrect car is replaced when choosing to replace a car in a full garageFixes an exploit allowing players to sell the same vehicle multiple timesFixes an issue that caused personal vehicles to be duplicatedFixes an issue where some players were unable to pay utility bills on an owned apartment or houseFixes an issue where players were not getting Crew invites in-gameFixes an issue where the starting point for the tutorial race was not appearingFixes issues with joining Jobs from within a player-owned garageFixes issues with players getting stuck while using playlistsFixes additional issues causing black screens, long load times, and players getting stuck in the sky camAdds details in the UI to clarify that characters created while Rockstar cloud is unavailable are temporary (non-saved)Adds changes to the character creator to …

Ever Wondered Why the PS3 Came a Year Later Than The 360 ?

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IGN are reporting that the PS3 was originally scheduled to release alongside the Xbox 360 in 2005 without a GPU, with the cell processor handling all of the load. But then testing proved that this would be a disaster performance wise and a GPU was added, causing a year long delay.

“For a while, [PS3 had] no GPU, it was going to run everything with SPUs. The ICE team proved to Japan that it was just impossible. It would be ridiculous. Performance-wise, it would be a disaster. That’s why they finally added the GPU, closer to the end.”


New Need For Speed Rivals Trailer

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The latest Need for Speed Trailer is about All Drive and it sounds amazing, here's what EA has to say:

"There are no lobbies, no waiting; everything is seamless. You and your friends can all share the same game, same race and same chase. Paths cross and experiences merge: imagine your race and your friend's pursuit colliding creating a world where no two events will ever feel the same."

Polygon also reported earlier that the PS4 version looks more visually impressive than its PC counterpart.

DriveClub Delayed, Contrast Becomes Day 1 Plus Game

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Sony have confirmed that DriveClub has been delayed until early 2014:

"SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Driveclub and Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014," Sony worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida explained. "Driveclub will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision - and I'm fully confident the game will surpass your expectations.

It will still be free on PS+ when it launches next year and to fill the gap left by DriveClub on Plus at launch Contrast will now be free at launch.




New Killzone Mercenary Path Fixes Online Connectivity Issues

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A new patch designed to fix online connectivity issues has arrived for Killzone Mercenary today.

The patch also improves the positions of respawn points to address balance issues and includes stability fixes.

Its just over 1gb in size and you'll need around 2gb free in total on the memory card while you download and install it but Sony say they're working on ways to reduce that amount.


Inside the PS4

German site ComputerBilde has taken apart a developer version of the PS4 to see what's inside. Take a look below, the Playstation branded screws are a particularly neat touch.


PlayStation 4 Perfect Day TV commercial

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PS+ Europe November Content

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Metal Gear Rising is the big game coming to Plus in November, MotorStorm RC and Oddworld are also fantastic Vita games.

23rd October: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
23rd October: Remember Me
23rd October: Oddworld Strangers Wrath
23rd October: MotorStorm RC

The Amazing Spider-Man Coming to Vita

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A port of the Amazing Spider-Man game on the PS3 is coming to the PS Vita this year.

The game has all the same features of the console version including the open world and includes extra controls designed for the Vita.

" Web Rush mode, which allows time to be slowed for combat and movement purposes, is now controlled with the touchscreen, as is Peter Parker's smartphone GPS. The map can be dragged around and zoomed in and out of with touch controls, and waypoints can be placed in the same fashion as you'd expect. The Vita's gyroscope is used to let the in-game camera be aimed like a real camera with the device in your hands. "

Injustice: Gods Among Us Kicks Vita's ass! (movie)

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Stunning footage of the Marvel beat-um-up running on PS Vita.


Playstation 4 Demo units ready to hit retail!

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Playstation 4 demo units are ready to hit retail stores all over the world in time for the November launch.

Playstation 4 will hit the US on November 15th and Europe 29th. Keep an eye out for the demo pods at your nearest games retailers.