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Here are the new features in the PS4’s v5.0 firmware beta

Sony’s next major system software update for the PlayStation 4 is now available for testing in a closed beta, and we finally know what the version 5.0 firmware may bring to the console. Arguably none of its new elements are as big of a deal as the ones in the most recent major update, v4.50, which added features like support for USB external storage. Chief among the new items in the v5.0 update is an …

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PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Out Today

Today PlayStation rolls out the beta for firmware update 5.0 and it brings a slew of new features. An e-mail should be waiting in the inbox of those who signed up, so don’t forget to check. Even if the opportunity was missed to check out the beta, it shouldn’t be long before 5.0 comes to all PS4 owners. The first major addition is the new “Family on PlayStation Network.” This will help ease the stress …

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LawBreakers Update 1.1 Now Live on PS4 & PC

Admittedly “pretty light weight in terms of gameplay changes,” LawBreakers update 1.1 for PlayStation 4 and PC was pushed live earlier today at 7am PT/10am ET. It’s a quality of life update that fixes some crucial bugs, makes some balance tweaks, and lets you open Stash Boxes while waiting in matchmaking. Here’s the full list of patch notes: New Additions Open Stash Boxes while waiting in matchmaking lobby and queue! Role Changes Gunslinger Horizontal warp impulse increased …

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Armored Warfare coming to PS4 in early 2018

Armored Warfare coming to PS4 in early 2018 Free-to-play tank MMO from Saber Interactive. Armored Warfare, the free-to-play massively multiplayer online tank game from Saber Interactive, is coming to PlayStation 4 in early 2018, publisher My.com announced. Here’s a brief overview of the game, via My.com: Armored Warfare is a free-to-play military MMO that lets players take control of cutting edge war machines and join forces with friends to carry out the most difficult co-op …

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PS4’s next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies

Most of the tweaks are solidly quality-of-life improvements, though some are better late than never: You’ll finally be able to switch off notifications when watching a movie or TV show, for example. And there’s good news for everyone who hates navigating through the menu to see notifications (which is, well, everyone): They’re now visible in the Quick Menu. Sony’s post confirms what Eurogamer originally leaked: A more robust family management system allowing for multiple adult …

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Madden NFL 18 Review (PS4) — PlayStation LifeStyle

A common complaint of yearly sports franchises is that releases often feel like a mere roster change, or a fresh coat of paint on an already existing structure. Obviously large sweeping changes take time to introduce, and only so much can be done in a year, so these complaints do sometimes hold some validity to them. I don’t suspect any of these complaints will be lobbed at Madden NFL 18, though. EA Tiburon has done a …

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Big PS4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed, Here’s What It Does

PlayStation 4’s 5.0 update was leaked last week, and now Sony has officially revealed what’s coming in the patch. In short, there are few huge features included in the update–which is out today for select beta testers–but lots of small improvements that should improve the system’s functionality overall. Some of the enhancements center around streaming using the PS4‘s built-in broadcasting capabilities. PS4 Pro users will be able to stream in 1080p and 60 FPS, provided …

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Isometric RPG Shadows: Awakening announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Isometric RPG Shadows: Awakening announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Developed by Games Farm and due out in 2018. Kalypso Media and Games Farm have announced Shadows: Awakening, an isometric single-player RPG with real-time tactical combat due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. Here’s an overview of the game, via its Steam page: About “An ancient proverb warns: ‘Never trust a demon, for betrayal is their very blood’. Yet the …

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Dragon Quest XI sales stronger on PS4, on track to meet lower end of sales target

Dragon Quest XI sales stronger on PS4, on track to meet lower end of sales target Comments from Square Enix’s president and CEO. Despite physical sales in Japan for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age being slightly higher on 3DS, the PlayStation 4 version of the game has seen stronger sales overall, according to Square Enix. “On July 29, we released Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, which has generated a …

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PS4 system update 5.0 beta launches today, first look

The beta for PlayStation 4 system software update 5.00, which is code-named “Nobunaga,” is launching today for users selected for the beta program, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced. Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony provided a first look at some of the features included in the update, including family on PlayStation Network, friend management, and more. Get the details below. ■ Family on PSN We’re overhauling the current master/sub-account system, and introducing the new “Family on …

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PS4 5.0 Update Fully Detailed, Beta Launches Today

The PS4 5.0 update is launching today for those that got into the beta, and Sony has detailed the new features that’ll come with the firmware update. The biggest one is a family system that’ll replace the current account system on PS4. Players can now setup child accounts and attach them to a parent. Other changes include enhanced friend list management, the ability for PS4 Pro owners to stream at 1080p 60fps on Twitch, the ability …

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 review: not uncharted territory

Sony / Naughty Dog Nathan Drake may have retired following Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but that doesn’t mean developer Naughty Dog – or publisher Sony – is done with the series. Now come the spin-offs, and while Lost Legacy is the only one announced so far, it’s hard to believe it will be the only one. Thankfully then, this stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of the series, despite being an overall shorter experience. ADVERTISEMENT …

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Deal of the day: PS4 Pro price is $40 cheaper thanks to pre-owned deal

The PS4 Pro price is now $40 cheaper than it was at launch thanks to a pre-owned deal, while the PS4 Slim is more than half off its original launch price. So, if you’ve been waiting to upgrade to Sony’s latest generation gaming consoles, Amazon is making now a decent time to jump into the future.  Both the PlayStation 4 Slim and and PlayStation 4 Pro have significantly lowered prices on used models that are …

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We Happy Few Release Date, PS4 Version Announced

We Happy Few, the unsettling first-person game showcased during Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference this past June, is currently available in Early Access and Game Preview for PC and Xbox One, but now we know when the full version is set to launch. Developer Compulsion announced that the title will receive a physical release courtesy of Gearbox next year, and in addition to the aforementioned platforms, it will also arrive on PlayStation 4. We Happy …

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Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition Review – PS4

HD remakes, remastered collections, and celebratory re-releases are a mainstay of the launch slate these days – love ’em or hate ’em. Usually the retread treatment gets lavished on childhood classics or highlights of the previous hardware generation. It’s not entirely clear if anyone predicted that infamous schlock fest Night Trap would make its way to PlayStation 4 in a shiny new wrapper. But here we are and, inexplicably, it’s actually good. A gloriously trashy product …

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