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PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

It would appear that Sony has realized the power of sharing full-sized video clips and snapshots from the PlayStation 4, as reflected in their newest firmware update for the system. This update will bring on a collection of "most-requested" changes to the PlayStation 4’s software build, including several in the SHARE category. That’s the SHARE button and everything inside it, mind you.

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PS4 Project Morpheus partners announced: Virtual Reality gaming amped up

PS4 Project Morpheus partners announced: Virtual Reality gaming amped up

Today amongst announcements of the first full-scale virtual reality headset - Project Morpheus for the PlayStation 4 - Sony announced a bevy of software partners. Amongst them were Wwise, Unity (for Unity Engine), Gigantic, and Epic Games. Both software engines and game developers are already onboard, meaning we’ll have both games from the outset and the skeletons of games ready for skin.

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KickBeat, CastleStorm hit PS4 2014 releases; Pinball FX2 for Xbox One

KickBeat, CastleStorm hit PS4 2014 releases; Pinball FX2 for Xbox One

This week the developers at Zen Studios have made clear their intent to bring their biggest games from the previous generation to the next. This includes KickBeat - Special Edition as well as CastleStorm - Definitive Edition for PlayStation 4 as well as both titles plus Pinball FX2 for the Xbox One. Each of these games are of the expandable type, so it’s just the beginning of Zen Studios push into both the PS4 and the Xbox One environment.

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PlayStation Store rental links test underway

PlayStation Store rental links test underway

There are few things worse for a gamer than buying a new game with your hard-earned money only to find out the game isn’t that good. One way to get around this is to play demo versions of the game or rent the title if it is available. Sony is reportedly testing some new rental links on the PlayStation store.

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ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

The device known as ControllerMAX allows you to plug in and use essentially any gaming controller into any console or PC - it’s as simple as that at the baseline. This device is no larger than a USB dongle and just as light - and that’s what you get in the box - simple at the outset. NOTE: The brand formerly known as ChronusMAX has become ControllerMAX in the time it’s taken for us to review this device, believe it or not, so supposing you’re seeing the lead image in this review and are baffled by it, fear not - it’s the same device.

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PlayStation Home adds Trophies this week (but still no PS4 access)

PlayStation Home adds Trophies this week (but still no PS4 access)

Sony will update PlayStation Home with much-anticipated trophies on Wednesday, its been confirmed, though there's still no word on whether the virtual world for PS3 gamers will ever make it to the PlayStation 4. Launched all the way back in December 2008, PlayStation Home resembles Second Life and gave each PS3 owner a customizable avatar and a personal "apartment" in which they can live and decorate, as well as public spaces that could be themed around events, specific games, and more.

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