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PS4 System Software Update 8.00 Goes Live

October 14, 2020 | software | No Comments

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Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 software update is launching today, tweaking a host of existing features.

As the PlayStation Blog details, there will be updates to Party and Messages, bringing noticeable changes to the UI, streamlining them, and linking them more closely. Instead of having separate groups, both Party and Messages will now use the same groups for both voice chats and messaging.

In the Quick Menu, the update is also adding a rather self-explanatory Mute All Microphones feature, letting players, well, mute all mics while playing.

Sony is also adding new pre-set avatars, including ones from Bloodborne, Journey, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, The Last of Us Part II, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and many more.

The Parental Controls are being simplified by folding Communicating With Other Players and Viewing Content Created By Other

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A few days ago, Sony revealed that 99 percent of PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5 and that there are very few titles you can’t play on the upcoming console. Now, the list of 10 just got shorter. NACON and KT Racing told Push Square that they’re developing a patch that would make TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 PS5-compatible. A NACON rep told the publication that the developers are working to make the motorbike racing game 100 percent functional on the new console, though it’s unclear if they’ll be able to roll out the update by the time the PS5 comes out on November 12th.



a person riding a motorcycle on the side of a road: TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2


TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

Ride on the Edge 2 isn’t the only game in the original list that will receive a compatibility update, though: As GamesRadar+ noted, you’ll also be able to

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The PS5 launches around the world next month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about its backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears a few previous-gen games will be improved when played on PS5 thanks to Game Boost, a feature that gives some PlayStation 4 games a performance boost on the newer console.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

The company shed a bit more light on how the feature will work in a PlayStation Blog post. “Some titles with unlocked frame

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It’s an exciting time for PlayStation fans, as the PlayStation 5 launches November 12. Peak deals season is also on the horizon for video games, with Amazon Prime Day 2020 next week and Black Friday following not too far behind. So, the question is: What kind of PlayStation deals can we expect throughout Amazon Prime Day? There will be tons of deals on games and accessories, though it may be quite challenging to find any PS5-centric deals.

We’ll be rounding up the best PS5 and PS4 deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 as they go live on October 13. This will include deals from not just Amazon, but the confirmed competing sales at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Newegg, and more retailers. For now, let’s take a look and what PlayStation deals to expect (and what not to expect) throughout Prime Day 2020.

PS5 preorders probably aren’t happening

Of course, there’s

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The PS5 launches around the world in a little over month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about PS5’s backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears some previous-gen games will get a performance boost when played on PS5 thanks to the console’s Game Boost feature.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

Although Sony did not yet specify what games are able to take advantage of Game Boost, the company shed a bit more light on how it will work in a PlayStation

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With just over a month to go before the PlayStation 5 arrives, Sony has at last revealed which PS4 games won’t work on the next-generation console. Thankfully, the list is very short.

The 10 titles that won’t make the cut, via @Nibellion, are DWVR, Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One, TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2, Just Deal With It!, Shadow Complex Remastered, Robinson: The Journey, We Sing, Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, Shadwen and Joe’s Diner.

Sony has been saying for months that the vast majority of PS4 games will work on PS5 through backwards compatibility, and it’s good to get some clarity on those that won’t work. Microsoft, on the other hand, says titles going all the way back to the original Xbox will work on Xbox Series X and Series S.

There are some other details about the PS5 backwards

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It’s an exciting time for PlayStation fans, as the PlayStation 5 launches November 12. We’re also entering peak deals season for video games, with Amazon Prime Day 2020 next week and Black Friday following not too far behind. So, the question is: What kind of PlayStation deals can we expect throughout Amazon Prime Day? There will be tons of deals on games and accessories, though it may be quite challenging to find any PS5-centric deals.

We’ll be rounding up the best PS5 and PS4 deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 as they go live on October 13. This will include deals from not just Amazon, but the confirmed competing sales at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Newegg, and more retailers. For now, let’s take a look and what PlayStation deals to expect (and what not to expect) throughout Prime Day 2020.

PS5 preorders probably aren’t happening

Of course, there’s practically no

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Respawn Entertainment will enable cross-platform play in a beta test for its popular Apex Legends battle royale shooter on October 6. Players on PlayStation, Xbox, and Origin (EA Desktop App on the PC) may join cross-play or continue on platform-exclusive servers.

The Nintendo Switch version will eventually get cross-play, but Electronic Arts hasn’t yet said when that will launch this fall. On top of that, EA didn’t say when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will also join the cross-play family. Steam will be included when that version is available later.

Respawn said The Aftermarket Collection Event will kick off on the same day, October 6, and run through October 20. The Aftermarket Collection Event will be stocked with a Flashpoint LTM where players’ health will regenerate within massive Flash Point Zones, changing how they navigate the map to stay alive. If you’re not sure

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