How to update your Playstation 4 the safe way

November 14, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Follow the steps below when updating the software on your Playstation 4 and you can help minimize the risk of bricking the console.

Step 1

Download both the backup software and the 1.50 update itself from Sony:

Step 2

Take a blank USB drive and create a folder called “PS4”. Put the first 800MB file in there.

Step 3

Create a sub-folder under the “PS4” folder called “UPDATE” (yes, all caps) and put the 300MB file in there.

Step 4

When you first get your new PS4 you should update the software straight away. Under no circumstances should you turn off the PS4 or unplug it while the update is taking place.

Step 5

Finally, after that you can activate your account and proceed through the network setup etc.

Step 6

Time to start playing!

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Wii U receives firmware update, adds welcome features

October 1, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Nintendo has just released a firmware update (version 4.0.0) for the Wii U and with it come some welcome additions for owners of what some call “the first next-generation console”. Probably the biggest is the new ability to play Wii U games on the GamePad screen (although note that a Wiimote will still be required to control the game).

Beyond that, you will also be able to plug a headet straight into your GamePad and participate in Wii U Chat, as well as take screenshots and have them uploaded to the net whilst you’re playing – this works just like it does on the 3DS and supported upload sites include Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

In addition, there’s new USB keyboard support, surround sound, some browser and download tweaks and a raft of other changes, all of which you can view right here.

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