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Playstation VR: The Gizmodo Review

I was slotting my grappling gun back into place on my belt when it became clear to me that Playstation VR isn’t just really good VR. Playstation VR is the first virtual reality any regular person should bother with. More than the fantastic gaming experience you get with Sony’s new system, I was floored by how easy it was for me to go from watching a TV show to popping on the headset and turning on Batman Arkham: VR. Playstation VR is VR for people who don’t care about having the best system in the world — they just want to have a good damn experience. It’s actually fun, which despite the lofty ideas spouted by technologists is what playing games is all about.

PAX Australia Will Make Your VR Dreams Come True

2016 is the year that VR is actually getting good. You can click a few buttons on the internet and a Vive or a Rift will appear on your doorstep a few days later — although you’ll have to pay through the nose — for your gaming PC, which is more powerful than ever. Or you can buy a PlayStation VR instead.

Or, down at PAX Aus in Melbourne in November, you can try all three — in a dedicated ‘VR Freeplay’ area, with three-directional treadmills that let you walk around in virtual reality.

Meet Sony's $50 PS4 Universal Remote Control

Here it is: the officially licensed Universal Media Remote for PS4, designed to control entertainment apps and the console’s Blu-Ray player. The remote uses Bluetooth and can also be setup to control up to three additional devices — including a TV and audio receiver.

What Happens When You Melt A PS3

Video: As a console gamer, I’m constantly in a struggle to figure out what to do with my old busted systems. I guess there’s always the store credit route, or maybe a quick resell online. But I like this YouTube channel’s way of thinking — just melt the bastard.

The PlayStation Network Is Down, Again

Update: Aaaand it’s up again. Happy gaming, people!

Trying to sign into your PSN account? Create a new one? Play some games on PS3 or PS4, perhaps? You might have a bit of trouble doing so, since the network is down. Again.

The Playstation Network Is Down

Signing in or creating an account on PS4 is virtually impossible right now, as is launching games, apps and video content on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. You can still search, buy and redeem vouchers for games through the Playstation Store, but good luck actually downloading them, or browsing content.

Playstation Now Is Coming To PC (And A Wireless Controller Adapter, Too)

PlayStation is making a bunch of its games available on PC, with the Playstation Now app launching on Windows first in Europe “soon” with North America to follow “shortly thereafter”. There’s no confirmed dates for when Australians will be able to access the 400+ titles, which include games from the Uncharted, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank franchises, as well PS3 games like The Last of Us and Journey.

Sony Will Reveal A Thinner, Cheaper Playstation 4 Next Month: Report

The Playstation 4 is getting a facelift. Sony will reveal a new slimmer version of the PS4 next month, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The new console, unofficially dubbed the PS4 Slim, will have the same exact specifications as the original PS4 but with a new thinner design. It will compete directly with the Xbox One S. According to one analyst cited by the WSJ, the new slim model will also be sold at a cheaper price.

More Details Emerge On PS4.5, Which Reportedly Won't Get Its Own Games

Last month, Kotaku reported that Sony was working on a new, improved model of the PS4, what was basically a PS4.5. Now Giant Bomb is reporting some further details on this new console, and it all sounds… a bit weird.

PS4 Remote Play Actually Works In Australia

Sony unleashed the latest major software update for the PS4 on the world last night, and with it came Remote Play on PC and Mac. The idea is pretty attractive, especially for those with families or large sharehouses where there’s a high possibility of the TV being in use. I’ve toyed around with Remote Play across a variety of games for a number of hours. And it’s pretty impressive so far — with a few caveats.

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