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Every couple of Fridays, we have Jackbox games on the chill-out TV in the middle of our office. Anyone that wants to play brings their phone to tap answers in Quiplash and maybe draw one or two things in Bidiots. It's simple and fun, for an hour or maybe two. It brings people together.

Sony's PlayLink does exactly that, but with more depth -- like serious, long games like Hidden Agenda (from the team that made Until Dawn) as well as party games like Knowledge is Power and That's You! If you've got a PS4 and some friends or family or maybe strangers to play with, it's a tempting proposition.

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I always thought this should have been a launch feature, but not to worry, it's available now thanks to the latest PlayStation 4 firmware update.

If you have a PlayStation 4 Pro, and you're playing one of those pesky games that haven't been patched for PRO PERFORMANCE, you can now activate 'boost mode' to make them perform better.

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I only bought the PS4 Pro because Sony told me to. Sure, I knew what 4K was, and I could spell HDR, but that was about it. My TV at the time was still merely “full” HD (a descriptor I’d since learn to be a vicious lie) and I always figured 30fps was about the best a console scrub could hope for.

So what exactly was the PS4 Pro for then? It wasn’t clear. It’s what was next. So I bought it.

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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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I've been stubbornly holding off upgrading to 4K for a while now. I mean, what am I going to do with it? Watch South Park? My current TV is adequate enough, and there's just not enough content out there yet to justify the investment, I tell myself. For anything where gorgeous gaming is super important I turn to PC, I tell myself.

Then PlayStation Experience 2016 happened. The Last Of Us Part II. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Horizon Zero Dawn. I'm now overwhelmed with a need to do these games justice. Dammit.

Here's all the trailers from the event so you can see for yourself.

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Parts of the PlayStation Network -- including games, apps and sign-in pages -- currently aren't working in Australia. The problem appears to be occurring in multiple territories and Sony is investigating the situation. Here's what we know so far.