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‘Now TV’ Comes to PS4 via New App

PS4 Sky Now TV app

Sky, one of the largest broadcasters in the UK is officially bringing their ‘Now TV’ app to the PS4. Based on a subscription model like Netflix, Now TV allows PS4 owners to view content from Sky like TV shows, movies, and sporting events. Recently Sky struck an exclusive broadcast agreement with Paramount Pictures that brings with it titles like Anchorman 2 and Noah. 

Blu-ray 3D Support to Arrive with PS4 Firmware 1.75 Next Week?

PS4 Firmware 1.75 to Bring Blu-ray 3D SupportOne of the most baffling omissions from the PlayStation 4 has been the ability to support Blu-ray 3D playback. A functionality that the PS3 gained many years ago, and one that even most sub $100 Blu-ray players support has till now been a cause of hesitation for home theater buffs who have an extensive collection of Blu-ray 3D films. If they move onto the PS4, it means playback will no longer be possible so either would-be upgrade have to keep both PS3 and PS4 or hold off till Sony brought the functionality to the PS4. To make matters worse, Microsoft recently announced Blu-ray 3D support would be coming to the Xbox One, making Sony’s own console lacking in the media playback depart despite Sony being one of the biggest champions of Blu-ray and 3D.

Luckily, it seems like the PS4 Blu-ray 3D crises might end as early as next week thanks to PS4 firmware 1.75.

‘Uncharted’ Film Gets June 10th, 2016 Release Date

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Sony Pictures has officially confirmed the release date for Uncharted, based on the best-selling and beloved PlayStation franchise. According to Sony, Uncharted will be released on June 10th, 2016 and will be directed by Seth Gordon (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses) and is being written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Charles Roven, Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad (Spider-Man franchise) will be producing under their Arad/Atlas Entertainment production company. With an unfinished screenplay, expect details to remain scarce till 2015 when production and filming will officially start on the highly-anticipated film.

PlayStation Store Update (07-22-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 22, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order all 4 of the titles available in the PLAY 2014 program (see more details here) as well as purchase Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty which the new take on the classic Abe’s Oddysee.

PlayStation 3 users can now purchase Entwined (also available now for the PS Vita) and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (also available for PS3). Beyond the PLAY 2014 program, there is also a Super Hero Sale going on with deep discounts on titles in the inFamous and Batman series.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of deeper discounts on the Super Hero Sale along with sales on several RPGs including the Persona series.

PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Program Announced

PLAY 2014Today on the PlayStation Blog it was announced that the PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 Program would be kicking off  after the PlayStation Store updates this evening. Just like in previous years, PlayStation has selected 4 upcoming titles over the next 4 weeks to take part in the program. This year they will be focusing on cross-buy (PS3, PS4, & PS Vita) indie games with the likes of PlayStation exclusive Hohokum and Rogue Legacy (be sure to be on the look-out for our review before release next week) being two of the participating titles. To sweeten the deal, those folks that pre-order or purchase more than one PLAY game will receive a voucher for PSN credit later. Keep reading to see the rest of the details and the other two participating titles!

First Teaser for Media Molecule’s New PS4 Game Isn’t Your Typical Teaser Trailer

Media_Molecule_Sackboy_LogoMedia Molecule, the developer of LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, has revealed a little bit about their upcoming, still-unannounced PlayStation 4 title, including a very short teaser trailer. But their method of teasing their new game is quite different from most early reveals.

How To – Take a Screenshot on PS4 and Share

How To - Take a Screenshot on PS4 and Share

When Sony announced the PlayStation 4, they made it clear that they understood that the social aspect of gaming was critical and the ability to share the experience with others was something that the average user would enjoy. To this end Sony included a Share button on the DualShock 4 just for this purpose. This button is extremely powerful and allows you to do everything from save a video clip to broadcast your gameplay for others to see. On this edition of How To – we will go over the steps necessary to take and share a screenshot on PS4.

PS4 Sells 72k More Units in June Than Xbox One

Official PS4_02Yesterday it was revealed that PS4 beat the Xbox One sales for the 6th month in a row. This is despite Microsoft landing TitanFall as an exclusive and promoting the hell out of it wherever it they could, including at the movie theaters which likely isn’t cheap. On top of that, directly after E3, Microsoft unbundled Kinect from the Xbox One and in doing so, reduced the entry price by $100 down to $399 and on par with the PlayStation 4. Despite all of that, the PS4 was still able to easily hold off the Xbox One in the June NDP. Let’s talk numbers, including that of other consoles like the PS3 and Wii U.

Despite ‘TitanFall’ and Price Cut on Xbox One, PS4 Remains on Top

PS4_FireworksIn the last few months, Microsoft has done a lot to help improve sales of the Xbox One. Landing TitanFall as an exclusive was certainly a huge win for Microsoft and a $100 price cut by removing Kinect which took into affect at E3 certainly helped position the consoler as a better competitor to the PS4. In fact Microsoft has publicly stated that sales of the Xbox One had “more than doubled” versus May when each console sold for $499. Unfortunately for the folks at Redmond, none of this was enough to dethrone PS4 where the powerful console has stayed at the number one spot for 6 months in a row now.

How ‘The Last of Us Remastered’ Will Utilize the Dualshock 4 on PS4

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In a little over a week, gamers who’ve never had the chance to play The Last of Us or want to experience it again in 1080p 60fps will have a chance to do so. Dubbed The Last of Us Remastered, the HD makeover of the highly-praised game is coming to the PlayStation 4 with some expansive tweaks. As mentioned, you can already expected highly improved visuals that expand beyond smoother frames per second and higher resolution. Thanks to the power of the PS4, Naughty Dog, who is handling the HD upgrade in house has also tweaked the game’s lighting, shadow mapping, and textures to provide a truly worthy visual experience.

That’s not all however as Naughty Dog isn’t just tapping into the PS4′s power. The Last of Us Remastered will also utilize the Dualshock 4 and the extra functionalities it has to offer.

PlayStation Store Update (07-15-14)

Psn-UpdateWelcome to the PlayStation Store update for July 15, 2014. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users can now pre-order Far Cry 4 Gold Edition (also available for PlayStation 3) which includes the game along with the Season Pass as well as purchase top-down dual stick shooter Crimsonland.

PlayStation 3 users can now purchase the Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action game Abyss Odyssey and PlayStation Vita owners can now purchase One Piece Unlimited World Red. There is also a new 2-For-1 sale which features several sets of games where you can get 2 for the price of 1. Some of  the more interesting options include Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD (PS3) for  $19.99 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive for $14.99

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and each week there will be new sales. This week PlayStation Plus users can take advantage of sales on CrimsonlandEA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and Ethan Meteor Hunter.

Bungie Explains What’s Different Between the ‘Destiny’ Alpha and Beta

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If you’re as hyped as we are about Destiny, then I’m sure you can’t wait till till this Thursday when the beta kicks off. For those in the PlayStation Nation, we’ve been lucky enough to have exclusive access to the Destiny alpha but of course we want more. Now that we’re about to get our chance at more, Bungie wants to explain what the differences are between the Destiny alpha and beta.

According to David Dague, Community Manager at Bungie, some of the things we’ll get to experience during the Destiny beta include:

  • Competitive mode
  • Storyline
  • Co-op activities

After the jump, the full video from Bungie where they reveal more information about the Destiny beta.

Bungie Unclear if ‘Destiny Beta’ Progress Will Carry to Full Game

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The highly anticipated Destiny beta will kickoff this Thursday, giving gamers one more chance to jump into the massive world built by Bungie before its official release. Previously, PlayStation 4 owners had exclusive access to the Destiny alpha which only gave them a glimpse of what’s to come. The Destiny beta on the other hand will be much more expansive which begs the question. When Destiny launches on September 9th, will the progress attained during the beta carry over to the full game or will we have to start our characters all over?

The answer from Bungie? Unclear. Let us explain.