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  • Posted by Pirate , on 21/10/2014, @ 11:41am

     

    New details have been announced for PS4's upcoming firmware update being called "Masamune". To quote:


    Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia shared quite a lot of information on the features coming with firmware 2.0 “Masamune,” but quite a few more caveats have been mentioned on the PlayCommunity site.The Share Play feature, which is built into the party chat app, will also follow the rules below:
    • You can be in a Party with 8 people, but Share Play can be done only with one of them at the same time. The rest of the Party won’t be able to see the screen, but will still be able to chat with host and guest.
    • When the host is visualizing any other screen than the game being shared, the guest is shown a “stand by” screen.
    • The Share Play time is limited to one hour, and the remaining time is visualized in the Party screen, but you can start a new session immediately after the one before expires.
    • Certain games may have scenes that cannot be displayed during Share Play.
    • While you use Share Play, livestreaming and remote play are not available.
    • The guest cannot save video clips and screenshots during share play.
    There’s some more info also about the USB Music Player app:
    • It’s not possible to copy music files from USB to the internal hard disk of the PS4.
    • The tile of the USB music player will be shown exclusively if the connected USB storage has a “Music” folder. Also, it cannot be used at the same time as Music Unlimited.
    • Tracks played by the music player won’t be heard while livestreaming and in videos recorded by the PS4.
    There’s no precise information, for now, about when the new firmware will be released by Sony. Hopefully it won’t take too much longer.

    Source:
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/20/ps4-firmware-2-0-masamune-new-information-on-share-play-and-music-player-shared-by-sony/



  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/10/2014, @ 11:00am

     

    A slew of new games are coming out for PSN this week for PS3 and PS4, the list of new releases can be found below:


    Escape Goat 2
    PS4 - Digital
    The theme of Escape Goat 2 is transformation. As you manipulate hidden machinery, walls move around and blocks settle into new places. Things look different when you're done with the room (especially if you employ your mighty horns to their best use). And you have a remarkable companion to help you on your journey...

    F1 2014
    PS3 - Digital, Retail
    Feel the power of new turbocharged F1 cars in the most accessible F1 game yet, including a new driver evaluation system to adjust the game to your level, shorter career options, and new Very Easy mode. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 F1 world championship.

    Fluster Cluck
    PS4 - Digital
    Own the Koop! Use blasters, missiles, turrets, and mines to take down your friends' UFOs. Drag them to the Chikkinizer while you ignore their whining. Shout taunts at full volume as the chikkins fly, for they cannot mute the Fluster Cluck Master.

    Just Dance 2015
    PS4, PS3 - Digital, Retail
    With more than 50 million copies of Just Dance titles in homes around the world, players are as important as ever, and the new features in Just Dance 2015 bring people together in more ways than ever before.

    The Legend of Korra
    PS4, PS3 - Digital
    An ancient evil force has emerged from the portals and threatens the balance of both worlds! Only the Avatar stands a chance in defeating this new threat! Wield the power of all four elements - water, earth, fire, and air, as only the Avatar can!

    Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition
    PS4, PS3 - Retail
    Players will get the chance to take the rivalry between cops and racers to Redview County with even more cars. Play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. Risk everything in the ultimate high stakes rivalry.

    Race the Sun
    PS4, PS3, PS Vita - Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
    You are a solar-powered craft. The sun is your death timer. Hurtle towards the sunset at breakneck speed in a futile race against time. Delay the inevitable by catching speed boosts which reverse the setting sun - if only for a moment. Race The Sun is inspired by arcade games of the past with a focus on high scores, short game sessions, and pure fun mingled with nerve-wracking tension.

    Samurai Warriors 4
    PS4, PS3, PS Vita - Digital (PS4 at Retail)
    With the series celebrating its 10th anniversary, the main Story Mode has been overhauled, with two primary ways to play: Regional play, which focuses on the heroic actions of individual warriors throughout the land and A Land United, which focuses on the final years of the turbulent Warring States period.

    Shadow Warrior
    PS4 - Digital, Retail
    Shadow Warrior is a reimagining of the cult classic FPS from developer Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital. Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of its predecessor with the elegant precision of the powerful katana, Shadow Warrior is an imaginative take on the classic arcade-style shooter.

    The Voice
    PS3 - Digital, Retail
    The Voice brings all the excitement of the hit TV show to your living room. From the Blind Auditions, to the Battle Rounds, all the way to the Finale, experience the TV show with the ultimate goal of being named "The Voice."

    The Walking Dead: Season 2
    PS4 - Digital, Retail
    The Walking Dead: Season Two, a five-part game series that continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad.

    Source:
    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/10/19/the-drop-new-playstation-games-for-10212014//


  • Posted by LoverboySimer , on 19/10/2014, @ 04:52am

     

    Video Comparison showing how Alienware Alpha performs graphically against PS4 and XBox One.


    The $550 version of Alienware's Alpha ships with a 2.9GHz Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a slightly souped up Nvidia GTX 860M GPU with 2GB of VRAM. Considering the modest specs, it's surprising to see how well the Alpha fares when put up against PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    The only cons are Price and GPU can't be upgraded


  • Posted by Pirate , on 16/10/2014, @ 05:52pm

     

    So PlayStation has its own TV show-series coming up known as Powers. The trailer debuted at Comic Con New York, and the show is exclusive to PlayStation (free for PS+ members):


  • Posted by rot , on 16/10/2014, @ 04:19pm

     

    Looks like the 2.0 update has some more goodies. Now only if they bring movie support.

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    USB Music Player: PS4 owners can play their own music in the background while playing a game using USB Music Player*. After inserting a USB stick loaded with music into the PS4, a new option for USB Music Player will appear. Supported filename extensions include MP3, MP4, M4A, and 3GP.

    Change colors: In addition to the ability to add a theme, PS4 owners can also change the background of the home screen from light blue to one of seven new colors: gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink, and gray.

    Players You May Know: PS4 will now suggest players you may know in the ‘What’s New’ section, recommending gamers your friends frequently play with.

    Enhancements to Live Broadcasting: Masamune brings a variety of improvements to live broadcasting on PS4. In the Live From PlayStation app, PS4 owners can now select a Featured channel, which includes official broadcasts from PlayStation, broadcasts from people on a players friend list, and any game channel that the player has followed. Additionally, Live From PlayStation now has filters for searching broadcasts on a specific game, as well as support for archived broadcasts.

    Content Area and Library: PS4’s Content Area, which shows the latest games and apps a PS4 owner has used, has been redesigned to help make it easier to quickly find and access content. It now shows 15 of a player’s most used apps or games, and additional items will be added to a player’s Library. The Library on PS4 has improved filter and sort functions to help organize contented by type (game / app / TV & video), name (a " z or z " a), recently used, or install date.

    Enhanced Voice Commands: The ability to control PS4 using voice has been improved. Players can now say ‘PlayStation’ to begin commands, and ‘All Commands,’ to see a list of all voice command options available. New voice commands were added for live broadcasting, including “Start broadcast,” “End broadcast,” and “Find face.”

    Add To Library: The monthly free PlayStation Plus games will have an ‘Add to Library’ button in the PlayStation Store. This button will add a game to a PS4 owner’s library without downloading it " saving space on their hard drive.
    Back Up Data: Data on PS4 can be backed up and resorted using USB storage. This will back up all data for the console, including settings, save data, screenshots, video clips, download data, and more.

    SOURCE


  • Posted by BobbyBangin , on 15/10/2014, @ 03:16pm

     

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    The guy that brought the 'Xbook One', portable console, Ed Zarick, has released a PS4 version of his hardware modification. Due to "popular demand" and "a lot of requests" he has taken time out to design and produce the Playbook 4.

    Zarick states that the Playbook 4 is designed on the same basic foundation as the Xbook One. He basically used his own design and then manufactures the cases using 3D printerss, laser cuts, and CNC machinery. He claims that it is a sturdy build, yet should be treated with the same care as any laptop or PS4.

    The Playbook 4 features a Vizio 22-inch, 1080p LED LCD display as a monitor. There is no HDMI out port included as a stock option, but one can be added on order for gamers who would like the option to play on a big screen, for an additional $50. A con of the device is that it doesn't have a battery and requires constant connection to run.

    There will be two main options, the basic black and white and the white "Destiny Edition", with their respective matching controllers. You can also choose almost any custom color you’d like for the corners, logos and the main body will be either black or white.

    Most significantly, there has been no tampering with the software itself, so the machines are untouched and still safe to play online.

    If you already own a PS4, that you would like to have modified, you can get it done for $1,095. The cost of purchasing a PS4 plus modification is $1,395.00.

    PlayBook 4 – $1,395.00 USD

    PlayBook 4 (you provide your PS4) - $1,095.00

    W/ HDMI OUT – +$50.00 USD

    Flat Rate Shipping of $75.00 to 48 US States


    Source


  • Posted by Pirate , on 15/10/2014, @ 11:54am

     

    According to IGN, the PS4 has sold around 360k units in Spain, making the large gap between the PS4/Xbox One hit a 7:1 ratio. For those of you lazy to do the math that is about ~51k Xbox One sold.

    According to a recent Twitter post by IGN España, the PlayStation 4 has sold some 360,000 units in Spain, which makes the gap between PS4 and Xbox One consoles sold in the country seven to one.


    The post, which was found and shared by the NeoGAF user Guymelef, was uploaded on October 14, and is assumed to be recent data on the sales number of the two consoles.




    Considering that 360,000 PS4 consoles have been sold in Spain and the ration between the PS4 and the Xbox One is seven to one, it can be decuced that only around 51,000 Xbox One consoles have been sold. That is quite a large difference.


    What do you think about the differences? Why do you think that is?

    Source:
    http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2014/10/14/ps4-sales-seven-to-one-versus-xbox-one-in-spain/


  • Posted by LoverboySimer , on 11/10/2014, @ 12:49am

     

    Well this is old but nobody posted this so i decided to post it. Developer Bigboss (aka psxdev) has released PS4EyECam driver. This driver will let you use your PS4 camera on PC and Mac.

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    As quoted on github
    PS4EYECam released
    I had released the first public version of PS4EYECam driver. You can get full information in my PS4EYECam repository
    It is the first public driver for PlayStation 4 Camera licensed under gpl. I have free afternoons availables if someone is interested to offer me a partial job :p Enjoy and remember the best is yet to come....

    What is PS4EYECam?
    PS4EYECam is a Sony PlayStation 4 Camera driver implementation reference.
    The driver is using libusb to handle USB communications.
    Part of code was based on PS3EYEDriver.
    Payload parsing stuff parts from Linux kernel source(gspca).
    UVC video control from libuvc.
    Boot and initialization from dumped PlayStation 4 Camera firmware ps4eye.
    Other parts and research based on my experience adding support for different usb devices for Sony PlayStation 2 and Sony PlayStation 3 consoles (ps2eyetoy.irx,ps2mic.irx,ps3kinect.sprx,etc)

    Supported Platforms
    PS4EYECam is a USB 3 device and it is using libusb so it can be ported to all platforms supported by libusb and with USB 3 controllers.
    Implementation reference was done in OSX Mavericks and i only tested it on this platform.

    TO-DO List
    Identify uknown1, unknown2 and unknown3 formats
    Identify correct format to depth frame. Sample only use threshold values to display results in rgb
    Port driver to other platforms (linux , windows, ...)
    Cinder is only supported by osx and windows. An openframework sample can be done easily and it is multiplatform
    Fix, improve , incorporate new features
    If someone has ov580 datasheet contact with me please

    Contacts
    You can follow and contact me on twitter @psxdev
    Additional Information found: via github.com/bigboss-ps3dev/PS4EYECam/

    SOURCE
    Github


  • Posted by LoverboySimer , on 07/10/2014, @ 06:10am

     

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    User daltontigerboy from the GTA Forums discovered that pre-order page for GTA V on PS4 has appeared on the European PlayStation Store. The page, pictured above, lists a minimum save size requirement of 50 GB.

    This will make GTA V the largest PS4 game so far, coming in just ahead of Wolfenstein: The New Order. Wolfenstein has a minimum save size of 48 GB. Another large PS4 game is The Last of Us Remastered, at 43.5 GB.

    For a better comparison, the PS3 version of GTA V lists a minimum save size of 18 GB. The Xbox 360 version was 16 GB, so we can assume GTA V for Xbox One will be around the same size as it is on the PS4.

    50 GB? That's massive! Most of the space will probably go toward the many enhancements, but it's still a big jump. What do you think about this discovery?

    Currently, the largest PS4 game is Wolfenstein: The New Order, coming in at 46.9 GB, and a 48 GB minimum save size.
    it also mentions motion gameplay features.

    SOURCE


  • Posted by Pirate , on 06/10/2014, @ 12:14pm

     

    A German modder over at eXtreme Modding has posted a pretty slick PS4 case mod which features LCD temp displays, more ventilation, extra USB hubs, LED mods and more.

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    Video:


    More pictures at source:
    http://extreme-modding.de/extreme-ps4-system-by-extreme/