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Sony is releasing a "Glacier White" version of the new-look, slimline 500GB Playstation 4, launching in Australia on 25 January.

But remember, kids. When you buy a white console, you're really just pre-ordering a yellow one.

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We might not be in the era of taking your PlayStation 4 to a shop down the street and getting a mod chip. But ever since Sony announced you could run Linux on the original PlayStation 3 - and subsequently removed it in future iterations - people have been keen on the idea of Linux running on the PS4.

But as a talk at the annual Chaos Communication Congress showed, the PS4 is definitely not a PC. And while that makes things harder, it doesn't mean you can't get Linux going on the PS4 nonetheless.

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Whether you've just unwrapped a brand new PS4 or you've had one since launch day in November 2013, you probably haven't explored everything Sony's powerhouse console has to offer — no doubt you've been too busy gaming. Join us on a tour of 10 of our favourite PS4 tips, from upgrading its internals to streaming games to your laptop.

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People are prepared to pay different amounts for quality. For some, $80 for a standard Xbox or PlayStation controller is enough while the $200 for an Elite is pushing it. Others might be happy to pay $300 or $400 on headphones, but would never spend more than $100 on a gaming mouse.

It's a tricky business, peripherals. And that's the same problem facing the SCUF Infinity1 and Infinity4PS controllers, which start from $220 and go up to a staggering $320.

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Razer has built a "tournament-grade' controller for the PlayStation 4 — with supposedly better ergonomics than your common or garden DualShock, as well as a bunch of customisable settings and esports-friendly extras. And, y'know, it looks suspiciously like someone chucked an Xbox One controller and a PS4 controller into Photoshop and mucked around with the transparency.

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If you don't already have a PS4, and you don't want to shell out $559 for a PS4 Pro, then you may as well get yourself a PS4 Slim. The redesigned PlayStation 4 is usually $439 for a 500GB variant, but this weekend you'll find it for a fair bit less.

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There's a moment playing Infamous First Light, as the heroine made of light climbs up a wall in pitch black darkness, that I fully appreciate the hype around the PS4 Pro. The woman is a multicolored bundle of light particles and thanks to HDR, I can make out each particle and note the way they each cast their own vibrant glow on on the red brick wall. Normally, she'd be a big blob of light, but high dynamic range gives you details in moments of extreme brightness and extreme darkness. I'm watching the next big step in video games, and it is extraordinary.

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Wondering if the special edition of The Elder Scrolls V is worth splashing your cash on? This video gives a nice side-by side comparison as to just how stunning Skyrim is, and exactly where the improvements have been made.

(Spoilers: It's the grass. The grass is beautiful).

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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.

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Given that the Tokyo Game Show is just around the corner, it's natural for Sony to make some announcements ahead of the show. And while not everything Sony announces this afternoon is expected to make its way to our shores, there should be some new footage and plenty of entertainment nonetheless.

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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.

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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.

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Sony PS4 owners should update their consoles today. The new 3.50 system software update brings a bounty of desired features, including the ability to appear as if you're offline (useful to avoid friends who want you to get back into Destiny when you're currently into The Division) and to schedule online events (useful when your Division group needs to settle on a time to be online).

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A quite amazing piece of technology that will have lapsed gamers stunned by what's possible nowadays is on the way from Sony, with one of its development heads confirming that the Remote Play functionality is coming to PC.

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Sony recently revised the PS4 hardware, sneaking out a new model that was less power hungry, quieter and cooler — but it seems the new hardware hasn't been used on PS4s that are now being sold with a 1TB hard drive.