October 30, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - Leave a comment
Today Sony released both US and EU versions of an “Ultimate FAQ” for the Playstation 4. The FAQs cover mostly hardware issues such as media playback, game installation and other console features. Following is a couple of high level points that we picked out.
For us the lack of media server client functionality and the inability to play MP3s are the biggest issues by far. Why Sony would include them in the Playstation 3 and then drop them from the Playstation 4, in the year 2013, is beyond us. Perhaps such functions will be introduced in a future update.Tags: faq, features, media, playstation 4, ps4, sony
August 12, 2013 by Cheats.co Staff - 3 Comments
Microsoft has just announced two pretty big benefits in terms of Xbox One functionality and features:
If the Xbox Live Gold subscriber in your house purchases and downloads a digital game, it will be available to all users of that console, no matter if they are signed into their account or not. Effectively anyone can play it on the console.
Also, if the purchaser of the game goes to a friend’s house and signs in, then his or her digital games collection will also be available on that console to play (and with the new smart downloading feature the Xbox One has this will be very useful!).
We recently highlighted some features of Xbox Live/the Xbox One that would only be available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. This included things like DVR functionality, Skype and SmartMatch (“smarter” multiplayer game matching).
Well now it has been revealed that these benefits will extend to all users of a Xbox One console provided at least one of them is a Live Gold subscriber. Effectively the Gold subscriber can grant access to the Gold features to all other users in his or her home.
Additionally, when a Gold subscriber goes to a friend’s place and uses their Xbox One console, their Gold benefits will temporarily follow them, enabling everyone to access the Gold features for that gaming session.
Good stuff Microsoft, keep it coming!Tags: benefits, features, gold, subscriber, xbox, xbox live
August 6, 2013 by Cheats.co 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…Tags: benefits, download, features, game, install