How to upgrade the Xbox One hard-drive

December 2, 2013 by Staff - 1 Comment


If you think upgrading the hard-drive in your Xbox One will increase its performance markedly (like with the PS4) then think again. Not only is the whole process pretty complicated, it will void your warranty and give you only limited performance gains.

In order to upgrade the Xbox One hard-drive you’ll need to run some Linux scripts… uh oh. For those of you brave enough to continue reading, you can find all the stuff you need to download here, and then we suggest you watch the video embedded below which will tell you what to do with it all.

We should also warn those of you looking to upgrade just to increase the hard-drive’s storage capacity, that Microsoft will eventually introduce external USB storage for the Xbox One. So if you can hold on (and would also like to hold onto your warranty) then we suggest making do with the 500GB currently available.

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Official advice for “blinking blue light PS4 issues”

November 17, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


If you’ve got issues with your new PS4 console then it might pay to check out this official thread on the Playstation support forums. Titled “Blinking Blue Light PS4 Issues” the posts refers to the following issues/problems that some gamers appear to be having:

  • The blue indicator light just blinks
  • There is no audio or video being sent to the TV
  • The console powers itself off after the light blinks blue

Sony don’t limit the blame to the PS4 and its accessories only, saying that there could be TV compatibility issues – we’re skeptical. If you want to start checking the PS4 itself, they said there might be problems with its power supply, its hard drive, or other “PS4 hardware”.

The post itself details various things you can do to try and pinpoint the problem and fix it, and we’ve heard of most successful fixes coming by way of checking the hard-drive and also booting the console into safe mode.

Safe mode on the PS4 lets you carry out a number of different operations including completely reformatting the hard-drive (which would mean you lose all your data) so tread carefully if you decide to go down that route.

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How to upgrade the PS4 hard-drive (picture guide)

November 10, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

The Playstation 4 comes with a 500GB hard-drive as standard but with some games clocking in at around 50GB each, it won’t take very long to fill that up – particularly if you are going “all digital” this generation and also plan on storing some media on the console (although note that you won’t be able to play much out of the box).

Luckily the PS4 HDD is easily upgradable. You just need to make sure that the new hard-drive you purchase is a 5400 RPM SATA II drive that is no thicker than 9.5mm (and also bigger than 160GB – although we don’t imagine many people will be wanting to downgrade!).

So what’s the procedure exactly? Well thanks to our friends at we’ve got the ultra high resolution images below which should guide you through the process. It looks very easy and the only comment we have is in respect of the back panel itself – there’s nothing tricky in getting it off apparently, just give it a gentle pull and it should pop off. Have fun upgrading!












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Killzone: Shadow Fall clocks in around 50GB

September 30, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


While it’s already been confirmed that you’ll be able to upgrade the SSD hard-drive in your brand new Playstation 4 yourself, the fact that PS4-exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall is going to take up 10% of the stock HDD on it’s own probably isn’t that comforting for some gamers.

Speaking to EuroGamer, SCEUK managing director Fergal Gara said that Killzone will take up around 50GB…

The Play as you Download functionality, for example, means you don’t need the whole file before you go. This is a little bit counterbalanced by the fact the files themselves are getting bloody big. Killzone: Shadow Fall is an uber file–I think it’s cracking on for 50GB. It looks it, too, when you see it.

We’re sure that the game will look amazing and that the 50GB is not wasted, however for those with either slow internet connections and/or tight data caps, the 50GB news is probably not that best they’ve received. Then again there’s also everyone who might need to upgrade their hard-drive after (potentially) installing just ten games.

First world problems we suppose… prepare yourselves (and your internet connections) in any event!

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