PlayStation 4

Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Gamers planning to update to Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro later this year can breathe a sigh of relief: users will not need to pay for the patches that enable existing games to take advantage of the new console's improved display options. Word began circulating late last week that it would be up to developers to decide if they charged players for their game's patch which would add support for high dynamic range (HDR) color and the PS4 Pro's increased power.

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No Fallout 4 or Skyrim mods on PS4, Bethesda confirms

No Fallout 4 or Skyrim mods on PS4, Bethesda confirms

After players have been waiting for months now, developer Bethesda has revealed that its games on PlayStation 4 — specifically Fallout 4 and the upcoming Skyrim remaster — will not support the anticipated mods feature. Now, this isn't a case of Bethesda being jerks and having lied to us all this time, or even one of them not being able to get the feature to work on PS4. Instead, it seems that Sony has ruled that it will not approve user mods in a way that Bethesda feels they "should work."

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HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

HDR is coming to every PS4 soon via firmware update

If you own the 'original' PlayStation 4 and feel a bit left out by today's Sony event, good news: Sony has a little present for you, and it will be arriving next week. As announced today, all PlayStation 4 devices -- including the original one -- will be getting HDR support via a firmware update arriving next week. Once it arrives, your PS4, regardless of whether you have the original or slim, will get some level of HDR capabilities.

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PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

Sony's 4K vision of the future is indeed a reality, with the company taking the stage in New York City today to reveal the much discussed PlayStation Neo project as the PS4 Pro. That name signifies more than just a new console, as it also shows that Sony intends to keep the PS4 community intact with this release, adding another option for those who want a more powerful console without splintering the player base.

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PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 'slim' model, and it looks exactly like it did in the most recent leaks we saw. Bringing with it a slim body, as well as rounded corners, the unit looks distinctly like a PS4, but definitely distinct enough in its own right to stand out from the original, sharper model. If you've been waiting months to buy a PS4 in anticipation of this launch, good news: you'll be able to get one starting September 15 for $299.

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BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

If today's Apple event isn't enough to satisfy your lust for tasty announcements, then you're in luck, because Sony is also holding an event of its own in New York City. It's here that Sony is expected to announce the PlayStation Neo and the PlayStation 4 Slim, but that might not be all that's on the docket. There are a few developers and designers from BioWare who seem particularly excited about this event, possibly pointing to a BioWare surprise.

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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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Battlefield 1 open beta ends later this week

Battlefield 1 open beta ends later this week

In the middle of last week, EA and DICE dropped their long-awaited Battlefield 1 multiplayer beta in our laps. The beta rolled out across Xbox One, PS4, and PC at the same time, giving players an early look at what to expect from the game's multiplayer component. There was just one problem: they never announced an end date.

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Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3 gets release date, titled

A third season of Telltale Games' award-winning The Walking Dead game was originally announced back at E3 earlier this year, but the developer has now revealed a few new details, including the release window and official title. Fans of Telltale's signature episodic-gaming and interactive narrative style have been patiently waiting to find out what happens after the end of 2013's TWD season two. Now we know we'll be rejoining our returning heroine Clementine this November.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailers released as beta details surface

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailers released as beta details surface

Activision has launched new multiplayer-centric videos for the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Infinite Warfare, while at the same unleashing a few details on when we can expect the multiplayer beta to take place. Just like Black Ops III before it, this beta will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 owners at first, eventually unlocking for Xbox One players at some later, undetermined point.

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Battlefield 1 open beta now live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Battlefield 1 open beta now live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

The time has come at last: Battlefield 1 has gone into open beta for everyone, so if you didn't sign up for Battlefield Insider to get early access to the beta, now is your chance to check out the game ahead of its October 21 release. Unlike the Titanfall 2 open beta that EA just held, this test is available across all three platforms - Xbox One, PS4, and PC - meaning no one gets left out in the cold.

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PS4 Slim smiles for the camera in new unboxing video

PS4 Slim smiles for the camera in new unboxing video

Whether or not Sony wants to admit it, there sure seems to be a growing pile of evidence that the PS4 Slim does indeed exist. The latest is probably the most convincing, coming in the form of a review and an unboxing video from Let's Play Video Games' Laura Kate Dale. It's here that we see what appears to be a final version of the PS4 Slim, retail packaging and all.

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