I like the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller. It’s a helluva lot better than the PS3’s controller, a firm piece of plastic with some neat features. What isn’t neat however, is that damn lightbar. It’s a nice idea, but one in practice that has very little functionality beyond shepherding ships past dangerous rocks in foggy weather. Even with the latest firmware update providing an option to dim it, the Dual Shock controller still burns with the intensity of a star. But you can easily remedy that. Let me show you how.
There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.
Today is your last day to enter into our inaugural PlayStation 4 tournament where 28 (so far) teams will be challenging each other to try claim the title and the grand prize of R2000 cold hard cash.
By Craig Guild
As Gavin announced the other day, I managed to convince him over a few drinks to host a tournament as eSports is getting bigger in SA and I really like the competitive scene. The question was, which game and platform should we try and test our hands at? There were a couple of suggestions, but in the end we arrived at the newish Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. It’s fast paced, great to watch and Gavin and I both enjoy it. This brought us to the platform.
The current generation of gaming won’t be defined by broken game launches, timed exclusives or battery lifespans in controllers. It’ll all come down to which console manages to have a decent compression ratio for data so that I don’t run out of f***ing space for all of my games. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both boast 500GB internal hard drives (not including the memory tax here). And they’re both easy to fill up. But Nyko has a strange solution for the PS4 at least.
I’m of the firm opinion that you can’t go wrong buying either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. But owning both consoles? Not exactly necessary. So long as you have one of the two (And a Wii U for all of those delightful Nintendo games), you’re pretty much sorted. Each console has their own pros and cons, but they both work, and that’s what matters. But what matters even more, are the games. Here’s what either side will be tempting you with this year.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Vegas but what happens in Vegas isn't staying there. News has been fast and loose coming out of America's playground, including an update from Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai on the success of the PlayStation brand.
There once was a time when choosing a console meant choosing an entire set of games. Mario or Sonic? Such tough decisions. Now, most games come to most platforms, so it's the exclusives that set them apart. This year's PS4 exclusive will make your eyeballs water with glory.
I don’t think words can express just how much I adore Devil May Cry. The Xbox 360 and PS3 generation gave us two superb outings in the franchise, with Devil May Cry 4 giving players control of a new demon hunter and DmC Devil May Cry rebooting the series under the guidance of developer Ninja Theory. Two fantastic, incredible games. And now they’re headed to the latest generation of consoles.
12 300. That’s the number of super-duper special 20th anniversary PlayStation 4’s that were released over the course of the last week or two. 12 299 is most likely the amount of them that will be quickly off sold for a tidy profit to rabid fans wanting to own a console that few in the world would have. And Sony isn’t exactly happy about that.
PlayStation is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary as a brand. Internationally, it has gotten a ton of attention and is doing extremely well. But how are things going in South Africa? Mighty well, and way better than it did back in the day.
I have to admit, that I think the PlayStation 4 is one of the sexiest looking consoles ever made. That whole slanted design just works for me on multiple levels, and when compared to the Wii U and Xbox One bricks, that feeling is doubled. In my pants. There’s a new PlayStation 4 on the way, that features a grey palette design reminiscent of the original PlayStation console. It’s a unit meant for the fans. Especially if they have deep pockets thanks to some profiteering on the part of opportunists.
Thanks to the lovely chaps at Sony Mobile South Africa and PlayStation South Africa, we’ve got our biggest prize ever to give away today. It’s a Sony Xperia Z3 – one of the very best smartphones on the market right now, and a PlayStation 4 – one of the best gaming machines ever. It’s going to one lucky winner, to make them have just about the best holiday period of their lives.
Final Fantasy 7? Puh-lease, who wants to be trolled with a PC port of that game onto the PlayStation 4? There are far better Final Fantasy games to port on over, instead of that over-hyped seventh instalment in the franchise. Unfortunately, the next game getting all tarted up doesn’t even rhyme with Shminal Shmantasy Date, and will instead be that one game from the series that has frightful daddy issues. Mon.
I have a huge crush on Media Molecule, the awesome studio who brought us LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. Both franchises are wildly imaginative, making use of wool, cotton, and paper to bring their worlds to life. I haven’t had the opportunity to play the latter yet, but it’s a title that has been on my PS Vita radar for a long time now. I guess I really should get around to it sometime, and buying a PlayStation 4 too for that matter, because a new Tearaway was revealed at the PlayStation Experience event this past weekend.