2d ago - Following up on the recent PS4 Jailbreak rumors that appear to have been debunked as fake, today a picture of a purported PlayStation 4 in Factory Service Mode surfaced on IRC with the hope that PS4 FSM will lead to useful developments such as the PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool did for the PlayStation 3 scene.
We will post more details on the PS4 Factory / Service Mode picture as they surface, and below are some PlayStation 4 Safe Mode (Recovery Menu) details for those who weren't aware how to access it as well.
Starting the PS4 in Safe Mode
Turn off the PlayStation 4 by pressing the power button on the front panel. The power indicator will blink for a few moments before turning off.
Once the PlayStation 4 is off, press and hold the power button. Release it after you've heard two beeps: one when you initially press, and another 7 seconds later.
Connect the DualShock 4 controller with the provided USB cable and press the PS button on the controller.
4w ago - Sony Associate Project Manager Nick Accordino shared details today on more ways to play Knack, including a PS4 co-op mode and mobile application as outlined below.
To quote: Hello, everyone. We're just a little over a week away from the launch of PS4, and I can't wait for everyone to finally get their hands on Knack.
If you're looking for a taste of something different, something a little more old-school, Knack is the perfect PS4 game for you. With Knack, not only are we taking gamers back to the days of classic games like Crash Bandicoot, we're also introducing some new and unique ways to experience the game.
We have a unique two-player coop mode that puts a fun twist on traditional co-op games and is a great reason to pick up an extra DualShock 4 controller. If you own a PS Vita, there's of course Remote Play, which can even work in conjunction with our two-player co-op.
We have a fun social connectivity feature that lets you unlock collectibles faster through your network of PSN friends, and finally, we have a brand new standalone mobile game app called Knack's Quest. I'm here to talk about all of these today.
Knack's co-op is a little different from some cooperative games you may have played. From the very beginning, Knack was meant to be both a challenging...
5w ago - Roll7 Director Tom Hegarty shared a video explaining the Career Mode in OlliOlli on PlayStation Vita below today.
To quote: Hello! It was back in June that we last posted here. At that point we were about to embark on our first E3 trip with a very early build of the game.
Needless to say a lot has changed since then! Player physics have been tweaked, we've redesigned a ton of grindable assets and we've also settled on the final modes of the game (there are four in total!).
In this post we want to concentrate on the most important game mode, Career, as it helps you unlock both Spots Mode and Rad Mode as well as preparing you for the do-or-die, risk it all, Daily Grind.
In Career you are confronted with the task of completing 50 Levels split across five stages: Urban, Junkyard, Port, Base and Neon, with 10 levels per Stage. The levels are split into 'Amateur' and 'Pro' to help the player skill-up as they progress. The Amateur levels follow a linear path - complete Urban 1 to unlock Urban 2, Complete Urban 5 to Unlock Junkyard 1.
However, merely completing a level is least of your worries! Each level has five challenges, two of which are always score challenges, one based on overall score...
14w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced that The Last of Us Multiplayer update v1.03 is incoming with details on Interrogation Mode outlined below.
To quote: The Last of Us multiplayer gets some serious updates today with the deployment of patch 1.03. The patch rolls out across all regions tomorrow, issuing several multiplayer fixes. In addition, a brand new game mode is being added to the suite, called Interrogation.
Interrogation is an objective game mode where both factions attempt to interrogate the opposing forces during the match, in an effort to unlock the enemy lockbox.
For more details on Interrogation mode, and the additional fixes deployed in patch 1.03, read on.
Changelist for Patch 1.03
• Fixes for "It's me" and "By any means" cinematics in the Cutscene Viewer.
• New game mode - Interrogation
Interrogation is a 4v4, two-part objective game mode where rival factions vie to find and open the other faction's lockbox, stealing the supplies inside. Each team must first achieve five interrogations of players on the other team.
Players can get interrogations by shivving an enemy, or getting an enemy into...
20w ago - Developer Brian Provinciano announced today that their Retro City Rampage update adds Retro+ Mode and a Prototype Version with details below.
To quote: A new Retro City Rampage update has just dropped, which takes things both forward and backward! To celebrate the update, Retro City Rampage is on sale for $4.99.
Not only that, but it's Cross Buy, so this means you're getting both the PS3 and PS Vita versions together for only $2.50 each!
RETRO+ Enhanced Graphics Mode
The "RETRO+" Enhanced Graphics Mode gives RCR a neo-retro boost with dynamic shadows, doubling the colors on screen. The shadows and increased contrast help sprites pop like never before. For purists, the original 8-bit mode is still there in all its glory, but if you're ready for a slight retro remix, RETRO+ is a great new way to enjoy the game.
"ROM" City Rampage, an 8-bit hardware-accurate prototype has also been added. Drive around Theftropolis with the strict limitations of 1980s hardware, sprite flicker and all.
Compare side by side how closely Retro City Rampage adheres to classic hardware and where it strays, and see what really was possible in 1989. See what actually could've been released on cartridge, had...