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PS4 firmware update 3.0 has a much requested upgrade

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 Firmware, Sony

PS4 firmware update 3.0 has a much requested upgrade

A few weeks ago we reported on a possible leak for the contents of the upcoming PS4 firmware and it looks like we were spot on with the list of new features coming to the console. But there's a very important extra that's been added to the list since, and for many gamers, it'll be the most important one.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End release date revealed, along with Special & Collector's Editions

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
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Collector's Edition, Naughty Dog, PS4 games, release date, Sony, Special Edition, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End release date revealed, along with Special & Collector's Editions

Here's yet another 2016 title to get a confirmed release date, as Sony have announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be arriving on March 18th. While some of you might be happy with just a standard copy of the game, those of you after little extra physical & virtual swag may be interested in the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Special Edition and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Libertalia Collector’s Edition.

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Will you finally give Knack a chance at £8.95?

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
eBay, Knack, PS4 games, Sony, The Game Collection

Will you finally give Knack a chance at £8.95?

Here's yet another example of The Game Collection undercutting their own listing and making it £1 cheaper on eBay. Here's the big question, though - is that £1 reduction enough to feed your curiosity and find out if Knack really was that bad? Matt certainly didn't think so back in 2013, but many have jumped out in defense of the game since then. For £9 you could find out for yourself, or hope that Sony eventually decide to put it on PlayStation Plus, but who knows how long it'll be until that happens. Thanks to Buzz for the find!

Be sure to check out our Knack review for more details.

Sony confirms Paris Games Week press conference for October 27th

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
Paris Games Week 2015, Press Conferences, PS Vita, PS4, Sony

Sony confirms Paris Games Week press conference for October 27th

Having rather curiously skipped this year's Gamescom, Sony are ready to bring the PS4 (and hopefully the Vita) back into the spotlight at Paris Games Week next month. They will be holding a press conference on Tuesday 27th October at 17:00 GMT, and while we expect the likes of The Nathan Drake Collection and Media Molecule's Dreams to appear, Sony have previously stated that there would be "some exciting announcements." That of course could mean anything - including another Kickstarter campaign being launched - but the smart money is on Quantic Dream making an appearance, more info from games like Rime and Wild, and perhaps something from No Man's Sky - a release date, or an open beta, perhaps?

Sony press conference will almost certainly be streamed online, so be sure to stay tuned for those details as they emerge. In the meantime, let's put this question out to you all - what does Sony need to show at Paris Games Week to get you excited? More Uncharted news? Some (or even any) love for the Vita? More Persona 5 goodness? Or perhaps a surprise announcement for something just in time for Christmas? Let us know in the comments!

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PS4 firmware update 3.0 contents leaked?

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
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Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 Firmware, Sony

PS4 firmware update 3.0 contents leaked?

It's been a while since any new features have been added via a firmware update to the PS4, but that could all be set to change with the arrival of 3.0 if a leaked report from Japanese testers turns out to be true.

One of the main highlights (which has been on the cards since launch) is the ability to broadcast gameplay to YouTube, which will be great news for gamers who don't fancy using Twitch. Community groups can be formed to chat or join parties, which could be a convenient way to sort out a raiding party from people outside of your friends list in Destiny -a great alternative to having to set it up on Bungie's forums first (or Bungie, could just add some goddamn matchmaking to their game!). 

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PSN maintenance scheduled for next week

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation network, PS4, PSN, Sony

PSN maintenance scheduled for next week

PSN will be down briefly next week on August 18th for some planned maintenance. This is a regular thing for Sony, but a necessary nuisance we feel in order to avoid larger outages, oddly slow downloads or security breaches that have become an all too familiar conversation while discussing Sony's network.

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PlayStation Plus to receive a price increase from September 1st in Europe

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Plus, Playstation Vita, Sony

PlayStation Plus to receive a price increase from September 1st in Europe

It's always a good time to be an online gamer with an Xbox One, the cost of an Xbox Live Gold subscription seemingly drops every week with lowest pricing hitting the £18 mark for a years subscription. Not so much for PlayStation owners however, currently a years subscription for the ability to use Sony's online capabilities and Instant Game Collection will set you back £39.99 on the PlayStation Store with CDKeys periodically dropping to around the £33 mark.

Of course there is also the monthly (£5.49) and three monthly (£11.99) and options for those who prefer not to commit to the PlayStation + subscription model. Unfortunately that is all set to change as of 1st September 2015 as both the monthly and three monthly subscriptions are to be increased in price.

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PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Sony

PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

We're getting multiple reports that PSN is down again and gamers who are online are reporting downloads taking much longer than usual.

The main issues seem to be affecting Europe, although that could be because other areas of the world like the West coast of the USA are still in bed. Take a look at this map to see the most recent spread of outages.

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Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

Author:
BuzzDuraband
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News
Tags:
Playstation Plus, Sony

Sony Introduce 'Vote to Play' allowing you to choose the PS+ titles

There isn't a month that goes by where I don't hear negativity towards Sony and their additions to the Playstation Plus service for the Instant Game Collection. It's understandable to a degree, I mean there is nothing worse than Sony offering games you'd already purchased. It's frustrating.

A new feature heading our way could make us the makers of our own IGC destiny. Vote to Play will allow Playstation owners the option each month of voting for one of three games to be added to their Instant Game Collection.

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The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Gameseek, Playstation Wallet, Sony

The irresistible Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold Wallet only £10.83

I need you to picture this. You're stood in a bar, talking to a member of the opposite sex. You have just ordered £9 worth of drinks for you both, attraction levels are high, yet you need that final blow to seal the deal. BAM, you pull out your Sony Playstation One Console Bi-fold wallet to pay for the drinks! It's a guaranteed source of irresistibility.

We like to think we can help you grab the cheapest games available at any given time. We also like to think we can help with other things. You're welcome.

£40 Playstation Network Card only £33.99

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
£40 PSN Top Up, cdkeys, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation network, Playstation Vita, Sony

£40 Playstation Network Card only £33.99

It's like free money with these CDKeys console vouchers. Well I say like free money. It is free money! £6.01 to be precise.

Remember to grab that 5% discount code from their Facebook page to get this £40 PSN card for only £33.99, and please take two seconds to bookmark our PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide for your future purchasing reference.

Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Store, PSN, Sony

Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

[UPDATE] 22:00: PSN is now showing as 'All Services are up and running'

It seems to be a growing trend does this situation, whenever there is a public holiday in the US we can always expect the Playstation Network to also take one. Unfortunately the Playstation Network is currently down with all services apart from 'PlayStation®Vue' showing a red light status.

Sony have responded to the issue with a Tweet letting us all know that they are aware of the situation and are investigating it.

As it's Friday night and the PSN is down you may as well take to Twitter with the rest of the angry mob and share your own personal feelings, or you could tell us below in a more calmer fashion. Your choice.

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Nintendo, Sony

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

You might not know this, but Nintendo actually hired Sony to create a new console and CD-based storage solution for them many years ago... before Ninty stabbed them in the back and partnered with Phillips at the eleventh hour. Sony then took their ideas and turned it into the original PlayStation, but there must have been some prototypes knocking around back when the two companies were working together.

Apparently one of these prototypes has now been found.

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The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Helldivers, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Playstation Vita, PS Vita games, Sony, Steins;Gate

The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

People keep telling me that the PlayStation Vita is dead. Hell, even Sony referred to it as a "legacy platform."

I've said it before and I'll say it again: you're wrong!

Now we're halfway through the year, it's the perfect time to look back at an exceptional six months of handheld gaming. Though we've already covered the Top Ten PS4 games of 2015 so far, I had to combine the 3DS and Wii U to bulk out yesterday's list.

The Vita, conversely, can easily carry one all by itself thanks to a range of exquisite localised Japanese titles, cross-play greats and more. Naturally we've linked to our reviews and the best prices on the internet for your convenience.

Steins;Gate

The best PlayStation Vita games of 2015 so far - this "legacy platform" ain't dead yet!

Steins;Gate is a true modern classic, not just as a videogame or visual novel, but as a work of fiction and a story for the ages regardless of medium. You owe it to yourself to pick up Steins;Gate, and when you do, buy it on Vita. The new handheld version is the best of the bunch due to its gorgeously crisp screen and built-in convenience features.

Steins;Gate presents a truly captivating and uncompromising storyline with exquisite characters, powerful themes and often heartbreaking choices to make. It's a beautiful, essential thing. - 10/10 review

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Sony Playstation TV drops down to £36.99

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Go2Games, PlayStation TV, PS Vita, PS4, Sony

Sony Playstation TV drops down to £36.99

Nobody wants to be transporting their PS4 up the stairs every time the other half decides they want to watch something unappealing to you on the t'old television set. The Playstation TV is ideal for this situation and an absolute steal at only £36.99.

  • Sony Playstation TV - £36.99 (Includes voucher for Velocity Ultra, Worms Revolution Extreme and Olli Olli)

Of course, it can also be used with a Dualshock controller to play a range of Playstation Vita compatible titles on the big screen as well. It's like a multipurpose Playstation really isn't it?

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PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 games, Sony

PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

Firmware updates can often bring exciting new features, much needed tweaks, or maybe something we can't really see at all. But what about firmware update 2.55, which recently went live, requiring a 233 MB download?

Click here to see what's in the update.

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Microsoft, PS4, Sony, Xbox One

Microsoft: "we need to do better in Europe" as PS4 claims 70-90% market share

Microsoft reckons that they need to step things up in the Europe, even as Sony comes out swinging with some astonishing claims.

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Sony investigating slow PSN download speeds in Europe [UPDATE]

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
PS4 games, PSN, Sony

Sony investigating slow PSN download speeds in Europe [UPDATE]

Have you noticed that PSN downloads are taking longer than usual? We certainly have -- what with DriveClub's PS+ Edition and the monstrous Elder Scrolls Online patch taking an age -- and we're not alone.

It turns out that many European PS4 owners have reported slow download speeds and Sony are actively investigating the issue.

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Brand new PS4 model launching soon - lighter, greener & meaner

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 4, PS4, Sony

Brand new PS4 model launching soon - lighter, greener & meaner

On top of the current release of the 1TB Playstation 4, it seems the older 500gb models will be receiving some serious 'pimp my Playstation' style attention. Sony are set to release a brand new model -- the CUH-1200 series -- that makes a few small yet smart changes.

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Playstation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition listed on Amazon.de for £289.75

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Amazon.de, Playstation 4 1TB, Sony

Playstation 4 Ultimate Player 1TB Edition listed on Amazon.de for £289.75

I personally don't see the 1TB version of the soon to be released Playstation 4 to retail at this price in the UK, I could be wrong but we would need to see some kind of significant drop on the 500gb variant first, wouldn't we?

I must point out that the pricing is a Euro conversion price and may incur some charges when paying with certain bank cards, I advise you contact your bank for more information.