Tagged With playstation 4

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I've always been a massive board game fan. I even have an entire book shelf dedicated to them in my house.

But recently my board game nights have been gravitating more towards TV-based party games. They're usually well priced, great quality and don't involve a myriad of tiny pieces to keep track of. If you're looking for some casual games to fire up next time you have mates over, here are some of the best.

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I played a lot of make-believe as a child. I'd take my dad's spare gun holster and draw guns made of air from it, or steal my sister's cape, emblazoned with an S for her first name, and fly around like Superman. But you reach a point where making pew pew noises becomes gauche. So as an adult, if you want to play make believe without getting committed, you'll need something like Playstation VR's Aim Controller.

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The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don't know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is — and that's ok.

Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017.

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If you haven't already bought one of the 60 million PlayStation 4s selling like hotcakes around the world, here's another reason to invest. Two new colours have joined the now dizzying array of PS4 variants: a satin gold and a satin silver.

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You want the very best in 4K gaming, so how do you go about getting it? Unfortunately the answer is not quite as simple as it should be, and all the available choices can be tremendously confusing. So let's try to cut through all the marketing terms, hype, and numbers to get at what "4K" gaming really means.

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Historically, once I beat a video game, I rarely keep playing it. What's the point? The story is done and I don't get satisfaction from 100 per cent completion. Well, with Horizon Zero Dawn, not only have I kept playing it, I don't want it to end. Ever. Guerrilla Games has created a world and experience that has reinvigorated my love of video games.

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Video: Guerilla Games, the studio responsible for making Horizon: Zero Dawn — a Playstation exclusive that looks like it'll make amazing use of the PS4 Pro's beautiful HDR — hasn't made an open-world game before. In the past, it made the Killzone series of tight corridor shooters, but FPS is a very different beast to RPG. A short series of videos from Sony looks at how Guerilla evolved to adapt to the challenge, and what it means for the gameplay of H:ZD.

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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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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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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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Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator and mastermind behind Gran Turismo, is on-stage. To his right, his translator. The one from all those internet memes. The man with the pad.

They’re talking about PlayStation 4 Pro.

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After months of speculation, rumours, and some excellent reporting, Sony's latest Playstations are finally here. Sony announced the new consoles at a press event in the Playstation Theatre in New York City today. Hosting a major tech event the same day as Apple day seems like a risky move, but Sony's event was packed with journalists eager for a break from the House of Cook and a visit to the House of Nathan Drake.