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PlayStation 4 software update arrives tonight: here’s how your headphones start working

PlayStation 4 software update arrives tonight: here’s how your headphones start working

Tonight Sony is issuing PlayStation 4 software update tonight which will bring the operating system up to version 1.60 automatically. This update will be bringing on PlayStation 4 compatibility with a couple of pairs of headphones that were released in the not-too-distant past, those being the Sony PULSE and PULSE - Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets. The software update will be required for all future PlayStation 4 action and, as per usual, will be able to be side-loaded using a USB stick if you do so desire.

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PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

PlayStation App updated: Live Video, no more awakening

This week the folks at Sony have updated the Android and iOS PlayStation App, bringing about closer connections with the live video universe straight away. Under the guise of a smaller update, this app push allows the app itself to become a controller above and beyond that of the normal tap-whilst-awake unit it was before. Now you'll be able to do things like set up a download without needing to wake your PlayStation 4 up.

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Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 sidesteps PS+, Xbox One gamers aren’t so fortunate

Bethesda's oft-leaked and much-anticipated upcoming Elder Scrolls Online will be kinder to PlayStation 4 than Xbox One gamers, at least as far as subscription requirements are concerned. Today in a PlayStation blog post, ZeniMax Online Studios put concerns at ease, saying a PlayStation Plus subscription won't be required to play. Xbox One gamers aren't so lucky, however, according to a statement from Bethesda.

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Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

This morning a report was delivered about order cancellations for the game Watch Dogs, a title set to be delivered some time in early 2014. This game had been delayed in the past, so it would have been a relatively large deal if the game were delayed any further than it already had been. The good news is that the cancellations were due to an error in Gamestop's software, not due to the game not being deliverable on time.

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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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PlayStation 4 CE-34878-0 save file error under investigation by Sony

PlayStation 4 CE-34878-0 save file error under investigation by Sony

Supposing you've seen the error "CE-34878-0" in your PlayStation 4 in the recent past, you'll likely be none-to-thrilled about how much of a game you've had to re-play as a result. Though playing the game is all the fun of playing the game, so to speak, finding that an error in your next-generation console has resulted in your safe files being corrupted is not the thing you want to see on a Thursday evening. The good news is that Sony is looking into it.

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Unity 4.3 PS Vita build live: time for cross-platform gaming

Unity 4.3 PS Vita build live: time for cross-platform gaming

This week the folks at Unity have let it be known that their Unity 4.3 build is out for the PlayStation Vita, a device that will now be able to work with a number of abilities in cross-platform gaming. There's a new PS Vita devkit being released for developers for this platform, allowing them to quickly integrate the games they've already made - or are making - into the Unity universe, therefor allowing them to be played on the PS Vita easily.

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Tomb Raider PS4 release to instill new life into graphics

Tomb Raider PS4 release to instill new life into graphics

When you think about the South Park play on the release of next-generation's consoles in the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, you get the idea that they - really - aren't all that much better. According to the folks behind the epic modern version of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are (keeping in mind that they're humorists) dead wrong. Here we're having a peek at what it really means to take a game released to the PlayStation 3 and re-release it to PlayStation 4, fully revamped - in the graphics department, at least.

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