How to save PS4 gameplay recordings to your PC

December 1, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


At the moment there is no simple way to save your PS4 gameplay recordings as a simple video file on your PC which you can then either store and watch yourself, or upload to YouTube or some other video sharing service. There is a way to do it though, it just involves a little bit of fiddling around the the Facebook share function. Here’s how.

  1. First off you need to sync up your Facebook account with your PS4. When it comes to privacy options however, make sure that you choose “Only Me” for all PS4 Facebook posts. This will ensure that only you can see the posts/clips that get uploaded to FB.
  2. Make a recording of what you want (as normal) and upload it to Facebook. Remember to edit the footage if you don’t want the entire 15 minute video sent to Facebook (this will slow things down a lot otherwise).
  3. Now you can jump on your PC and login to Facebook. The video you just uploaded should be there on your timeline (with only you being able to see it).
  4. Start a new brower session (keeping Facebook open) and head over here to FBDown. FBDown is a service that lets you download videos from Facebook and save them as a file on your PC. It even works for “private” videos like the ones you will make following this guide. Essentially you just need to copy and paste the source code of the video page into the box on FBDown.
  5. Make sure you select “Download Video in High Quality” and you should be taken to a page where the video is embedded. Now you can just click on it and select “Save video as…”. This will let you download the vid to your PC in 720p quality.
  6. From there you can do with it what you want!
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Shuhei Yoshida on PS4 download speeds, HDMI capture & more

September 20, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Shuhei Yoshida

President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has posted several very informative tidbits of Playstation 4 information to Twitter recently, covering everything from download speeds to HDMI capture and also next-generation game upgrade requirements.

PS3 Disc Required for Upgraded PS4 Games

First off, speaking about once you’ve successfully upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 version of a game, Yoshida-san said that while you’re playing that (digital) PS4 version, the original PS3 disc will still need to be in your Playstation 4’s disc tray.

HDMI Capture Availability

Next up was a question about the HDMI capture capabilities of the Playstation 4. Yoshida-san said that we won’t have them at launch but that the features be added later by a patch.

Download Speeds

Finally, someoneone complained that downloading the digital version of GTA V for their PS3 via the Playstation Network was extremely slow. Yoshida-san said that speeds would be improved once the Playstation 4 is released (and rightly so)! After all, Microsoft is talking about the cloud capabilities of the Xbox One pretty hard…

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Digital Xbox One games will be available on release day

August 12, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment


This is probably the shortest news post we’ve ever done here at (Xbox) One Cheats, but it concerns a much-asked and very important question. Will Xbox One games be available as digital downloads from the day the are released in retail stores?

Simply: Yes!

This is fantastic news and will negate the need to queue up for release day launches/worry about pre-orders and availability, etc.

All you should need to do is select the game in the marketplace and wait for your download to finish. In fact, you won’t even need to wait as the Xbox One will let you play before the download has completed (it’s smart like that)!

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PS4 game data install order can be altered dynamically

August 6, 2013 by Staff - 2 Comments


Tidbits of information concerning many of the PS4’s “smaller features” continue to dribble out, the latest concerning the order in which game data is downloaded and installed on your console. You can check out our previous coverage on the matter here (including an overview).

Based on the popularity of particular parts of a game (i.e. single versus multiplayer, or one racing track versus another) the order in which specific game data is downloaded and installed onto your console (whether from the Playstation Network, or from Blu-Ray) can be changed, and it can be done on-the-fly.

Speaking to The Guardian, Evolution Studios’ Scott Kirkland had the following to say:

If we recognize that a majority of people take a particular path through the game that we didn’t anticipate, we could dynamically modify the default order that the digital version of the game gets pulled down in – and actually, that same technique could apply to how the data is pulled off the Blu-ray as well. We can continue to make the experience better for the player.

And if you’re not content to let someone else do all the thinking/work, the option is also there to choose specific parts to install first yourself. Like if you hate single player and wanna jump straight online – install multiplayer first.

It seems like more small features and benefits of the Playstation 4, much like this, continue to come to light as we get closer to the eventual launch of the console (exact release date still unconfirmed, by the way). Wonder what’s next…

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Xbox One has play as you download too

July 16, 2013 by Staff - 4 Comments


Just like their Playstation 4 owning friends, Xbox One gamers will be able to start playing their games while they’re still being downloaded to the console, Microsoft has confirmed.

In a statement to Engadget Microsoft said:

Once the required data -– a fraction of the entire game -– is on [a consumer’s] hard drive, they can jump into the action while the rest of the game finishes downloading in the background.

It means that both disc and digital games now support this “play as you download” feature, with it already being confirmed by Microsoft that while a game is being installed to the hard-drive from a disc, you can start playing it.

What will really be interesting is how much data is actually required before you can start playing. Obviously it’s going to vary (potentially very widely) game to game, but will it average out at 10% of a game’s total data, 50% or more? We’ll have to wait and see this feature in action before making judgement.

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New PS4 tech enables almost instant access to game library

July 11, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


The good news keeps on coming for the PS4, with the latest being that you’ll be able to access your game collection on any Playstation 4 console (such as your friend’s). What’s more, with new “Play As You Download” technology, you won’t have to wait for the entire game to download and install before you can start playing!

Neil Brown, Sony’s research and development senior team leader, said the following during his speech at the Develop in Brighton conference in London:

You can visit your friend’s house, log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.

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