Even though the Playstation 4 is still far ahead in this generation’s console war, according to the NPD Group, a data gathering firm, the Xbox One sales have also picked up, doubling since the same time last year. This is good news for Microsoft, which has consistently lagged behind the PS4. The reasons behind the Xbox One lagging behind the Playstation 4 include everything from a lack of many truly exclusive games (many high-profile games are either available on all consoles or if they’re exclusive also available on the PC), along with the Playstation 4 having better graphics and the after effects of a huge public backlash when the console was first announced. That announcement included things like the console being unable to play used games, the console’s mandatory Kinect always being on to record your speech, and players having to “check in” once per day in order to keep using their consoles. This turned many players off the Xbox One and heavily … [Read more...] about Xbox One Sales Have Doubled Since 2017 Says NPD, Despite Playstation 4
Playstation 4 keeps turning off
While Sony Interactive Entertainment has been successful in keeping its PS4 firmware from being hacked but, the older versions of PS4 firmware are being hacked left and right. Now, PS4 Firmware 5.05 has been confirmed to be cracked and has already been implemented for all PS4 models including the PS4 Pro. The latest PlayStation 4 firmware is 5.55 and the PS4 Firmware 5.05 was released back in January 2017. This PS4 Firmware 5.05 crack requires users to modify the DNS to use the browser in order to load Henkaku. However, every time the user turns off the console will have to load the Henkaku again as turning the console off will remove all modifications. Furthermore, this PS4 Firmware 5.05 crack is not limited to specific PS4 models and can be used on the base PS4, PS4 slim and even PS4 Pro but, the last one has to have the original CD-ROM drive. Speaking of the PlayStation, it seems that Sony is preparing to use AMD Ryzen APU for PS5. Sony’s compiler expert Simon Pilgrim who is … [Read more...] about PS4 Firmware 5.05 Cracked Using Henkaku For All PlayStation 4 Models
If you want to play the new God of War with a clean, unobstructed view of Kratos and his son Atreus fighting foes both human and supernatural, you’re in luck. More and more games these days are offering interface customization options, allowing players to control just how much information fills up the screen. God of War is no different. The upcoming action game lets players disable its heads-up display (HUD) almost entirely, but it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition: The settings also allow for toggling specific elements of the UI. Immersion Mode is the cleanest end of the spectrum, with the interface limited to “just the minimal absolute necessary HUD elements,” said Jeet Shroff, gameplay and AI engineering lead at Sony Santa Monica, in a post on the game’s website. If players have chosen the immersive UI, they won’t see interface elements such as health bars and off-screen warning indicators for enemies, or the compass. However, God of War’s … [Read more...] about God of War lets you turn off the interface for a more ‘immersive’ experience
Sony’s PS4 is the most popular console this generation, selling more than 70 million units worldwide. Although the UI has been streamlined since the PS3 and Vita days, a few of the PS4s features can be a little confusing or difficult to find. To lend a helping hand, we’ve compiled a definitive list of answers to a number of common PlayStation 4 questions: PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered Is PS4 backwards compatible? No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible with PS3, PS2 or original PlayStation discs. Modders have recently claimed to be able to play backed-up PS2 on PlayStation 4, but this uses backdoors that are against Sony’s terms-of-service. The only official ways to play older games on the new hardware are to buy remastered versions of games – like God of War, The Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot – from the PSN store or another retailer, purchase “PS2 Classics” like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Ape Escape 2 from the PlayStation … [Read more...] about PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered: Is PlayStation 4 backwards compatible, blu ray, region free?
When Richard Marks was in 10th grade, his father opened a video game store that was ahead of its time. It was the early ’80s; used game sales weren’t common, and the store — Video Exchange — ran on the gimmick that customers could trade in their games. The store didn’t last long. But for the young Marks, who held the title of chief demo officer, working there was like living in an arcade. Surrounded by open boxes, he played everything and recommended the best games to customers. Atari 2600 games. Intellivision games. Anything on a console. "The most exciting thing [was] when we’d get new hardware," he says, citing the ColecoVision Super Action Controller as an example. "We’d get so excited. And a lot of times the hardware didn’t deliver up to the expectation. ... But it’s still exciting anyway. Your memory somehow forgets that the previous piece of hardware wasn’t quite what you wanted." Today, Marks is one of the public … [Read more...] about The making of PlayStation VR