Playstation 4 now launched in 48 countries

December 15, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Sony’s Playstation 4 is now available in a total of 48 different countries with the release of the console in the following 15 markets: Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

We know for sure that the console sold out in South Africa within 24 hours of its launch there, and that supplies of the console in the remaining countries are extremely scarce (just as they remain everywhere else the PS4 has launched).

Sony has said that the PS4 will be available in even more countries before the end of this year and that more will follow in 2014, so if your country doesn’t have the console yet, don’t despair. And if you can’t stand the wait, given it is region free (along with the games) then you can always try and grab one from Amazon (when they come back in stock). Just remember that your Blu-Ray region might different to that of the US, which is region 1.

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Amazon buy two get one free PS4 games deal

November 10, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Target is running a “buy two get one free” games deal for the Xbox One and now Amazon has just revealed details of its own “buy two get one free” promo for the Playstation 4. Full details are here but basically the promotion will start on Tuesday at 9am PST and run for only four hours until 1pm PST.

What you need to do is select any three of the PS4 games listed below and add them to your cart, then apply the promotional code “GR8TNESS”. You’ll then get all three games for the price of only two!

  • Angry Birds: Star Wars
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • FIFA 14
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Madden NFL 25
  • NBA 2K14
  • Skylanders SWAP Force

This is a fantastic deal considering these are console launch titles we’re talking about. The promotion code is limited to one use per user and we suggest you get in early!

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

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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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Want to know what thousands of PS4s look like?

November 7, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Playstation 4 consoles ready for shipping from an warehouse…


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Ultimate PS4 FAQ – no media server functionality or MP3 playback

October 30, 2013 by 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.

  • Background downloads of game updates don’t require a PS+ subscription.
  • Firmware update discs can be ordered directly from Sony.
  • Playstation Plus save storage capacity is limited to 1GB.
  • The ability to help a friend out in a game remotely is a delayed feature.
  • There is no media server client functionality.
  • There is no MP3 support leaving Music Unlimited as the only potential source of background music.
  • Trophies still don’t sync instantly.
  • Voice commands do not require the PS4 eye camera.
  • Voice message are limited to 15 seconds maximum.

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.

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PS4 bundle prices reduced on Amazon UK

October 15, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Just a quick note, Amazon UK has reduced the price of all it’s Playstation 4 bundles by between £5 and £20, so if you’re thinking about pre-ordering now could be the time to do it.

Check out details of all the available bundles right here, a basic list follows:

  1. Killzone Bundle (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) £384.99
  2. Watch Dogs Bundle (Sony PlayStation 4 + Watch Dogs + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) £384.99
  3. Action Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + Battlefield 4 + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) £424.99
  4. Adrenalin Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + Need For Speed: Rivals + 1 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4) £424.99
  5. Gamer Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 2 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 +PS4 camera) £429.99
  6. FIFA Mega Pack (Sony PlayStation 4 + Killzone Shadow Fall + 2 x Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 + PS4 camera + FIFA 14) £469.99
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What 120 PS4 Dev Kits look like

September 16, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Ever wondered what a couple pallets of Playstation 4 development kits would look like? Well wonder no longer because Naughty Dog games just received 120 of them (individual kits, that is).

The image above was tweeted out by Christophe Balestra, Co-President of the games studio that has most recently achieved massive success with The Last of Us, and is also well-known for the Uncharted series, Jax and Daxter, and the original PlayStation smash hit series Crash Bandicoot.

Here at we can’t wait to see what they have planned for the PS4, but are guessing it’s going to be AWESOME.

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