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1:32 PM on 08.12.2014

PS4 update will let friends join games they don't own

Included in Sony's big fall update will be the ability to join in with your friends' gaming experience, even if you don't own the game itself. Share Play is being described as a "virtual couch" and is online co-op multiplayer...

Alasdair Duncan


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8:00 AM on 07.29.2014

PS4 firmware update 1.75 is out, with 3D Blu-Ray support

Today Sony released firmware update 1.75 for the PS4, and it doesn't just include "nebulous fixes and improvements for the user experience." You'll get 3D Blu-Ray playback right off the bat, as well as general sound quality i...

Chris Carter

7:42 AM on 07.02.2014

Your DualShock 4 will now sync wirelessly with your PS3

I love the DualShock 4. Outside of the Wii U GamePad it's currently my favorite controller, with the Xbox One remote not far behind. It really is a great generation in terms of control options, yeah? Anyways, you can now...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 04.29.2014

Sony breaks down next major PlayStation 4 system update

Sony has released a detailed look at the next major PlayStation 4 system update hitting owners starting on April 30. The big thing they're focusing on is the SHAREfactory feature, where you can make custom videos and share t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 03.28.2014

Again? Vita firmware update 3.12 is out now

I just updated my Vita firmware yesterday to start playing Conception II, but upon waking up this morning to continue I was prompted with another update message. Even if you just pulled down Vita firmware 3.10, you'll want to...

Dale North

11:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Firmware update lets Vita display 500 home screen apps

I found myself needing space on my Vita for the first time when trying to download Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD. Then I learned there is no easy way to delete things from your Vita aside from deleting individual bubbles, which dele...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 11.27.2013

European PS4 buyers can download 1.51 update early

The PlayStation 4 is all set to launch in Europe this Friday, and those of you eager to jump on Killzone: Shadow Fall or Resogun as soon as humanly possible once your brand new machine is all hooked up can download the 1.51 f...

Brett Zeidler

3:45 PM on 11.15.2013

EA support site says PS4 firmware has 'stability issues'

EA added a support page to its site that was taken down very quickly and, as of this writing, is still down. It claimed that the PlayStation 4 firmware required for all PS4 users to download is causing stability issues for al...

Brett Zeidler

10:30 PM on 11.04.2013

PS Vita firmware 3.00 is here and it'll change your life

Sony loves firmware. It loves firmware so damn much. Truth is, the company only keeps churning out new machinery as a vehicle to bestow the wondrous salvation that is firmware upon the earth. And with the PlayStation 4 nearly...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 AM on 10.02.2013

PS3 update allows automatic downloads for all

[Oh, hey, look at that. This update is available right now. Too bad it decided not to alert me to the installation. You might want to do the manual update thing.] Yet another update is due to arrive on your PlayStation 3, but...

Conrad Zimmerman



Wii U 4.0.0 update allows Wii Mode off-TV play photo
Wii U 4.0.0 update allows Wii Mode off-TV play
by Tony Ponce

Alright! The long-awaited summer fall Wii U firmware has arrived! We've been patient, and now we finally have our unified account system! Thank you for answering our cries, Nintendo!

...

Wait... where's our unified account system!? RACKIN' FRACKIN' VARMINT!

So we didn't get the one thing that we all really wanted. What did we get? Well, we can use USB keyboards, for one. Headsets plugged into the GamePad can now be used in Wii U Chat, a Friends List icon has been added to the main menu, and Wii software now supports Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound.

But the big new feature is the ability to play off-TV while in Wii Mode. Unfortunately, you still can't use the buttons on the GamePad, so you'll have to fish out a Wii Remote even for games that use classic controls. You have to stand the GamePad up against something and point the Wii Remote at the sensor bar built into the controller, making sure that the GamePad is far enough away from the TV so that the main sensor bar doesn't pick up your signals. Long story short, it's got potential should Nintendo finally allow GamePad button mapping, but right now it's just a thing to tolerate.

Check out the full list of additions below.

Wii U System and Feature Updates [Nintendo]

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6:30 PM on 08.07.2013

New PS Vita update lets you access cloud saves quicker

A new system update for the PlayStation Vita has added a number of new features. The biggest being the ability to quickly access PlayStation Network servers so you can now upload/download save data from the cloud, so long as...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 AM on 06.27.2013

PS3 firmware 4.46 is out to fix what 4.45 screwed up

Sony loves releasing firmware more than anything else, but it may have been a bit too eager to thrust firmware 4.45 out of the gate, considering it bricked a load of PS3s. Luckily, your PS3 is not totally ruined, and Sony's g...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 06.22.2013

Sony fixing 'bricked' PS3s with more firmware next week

Sony was brought back down to earth this week when their latest firmware caused some problems for PlayStation 3 owners. Update 4.45 released on Tuesday evening with the intent of adding trophy notification options and improvi...

Kyle MacGregor

10:25 PM on 06.18.2013

Do not update your PS3, latest firmware bricking systems

[Update: Sony has temporarily pulled the troublesome patch and is investigating the problem.] PlayStation 3 owners looking to use the system's online features this evening may have already noticed a prompt to download the lat...

Kyle MacGregor



Wii U v3.0.0 update is live! OMG NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! photo
Wii U v3.0.0 update is live! OMG NO MORE OVERSCAN!!!
by Tony Ponce

The Wii U version 3.0.0 update went live a short while ago, introducing a host of fixes and other significant tweaks. Of all the new features introduced, the one I'm most excited about is NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! WOOOOOOO!

That may sound like such a minor thing to be bothered by, but it bugged me personally to no end. Having the edges of the screen cut off and possibly missing out on important information just outside of my view? Balls to that! Unfortunately, my TV is such that I couldn't manually adjust for overscan, leaving me to pray that Nintendo would eventually address this issue.

Consider this problem addressed! A new TV settings option allows you to scale the size of your picture should your TV be among those that were held back a few years in school. Previously, this tweak was only available within certain apps like the Miiverse and the Internet browser, but now you can apply the changes on a universal level -- you can see the before and after comparisons in the gallery. After being told several times I should suck it up and buy a new TV, I feel vindicated.

Bone up on the rest of the changes further down.

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