3w ago - Following up on the influx of PS4 UI videos, below are some more PS4 videos today from IGN detailing how the first time bootup and setup of PlayStation 4 looks alongside a demo video of PS4's fast-loading games.
To quote: PS4: BOOTING IT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME
We show you what the PlayStation 4 will look like when you bring it home and boot it up for the first time.
PS4'S FAST-LOADING GAMES (DEMO) - IGN LIVE PRESENTS: PS4 PRE-LAUNCH PARTY
Here's one thing to love about the PlayStation 4 - booting up games can be really fast. Watch as we hop in and out of Killzone, and the home interface.
237w ago - Recently IGN has conducted a PS3 hard drive speed test. The summary of their experiment is that when used in a PS3, solid state technology produces a very marginal improvement over traditional hard drives.
So for now, just go for a cheap hard disc drive for your system if you want to upgrade it.
To quote: To put it simply; when used in a PlayStation 3, solid-state technology produces only a marginal improvement over traditional hard disc drives. While the results varied greatly by application, the amount of time saved can't quite justify the expense... at least not yet.
When solid-state drives become more accessible and comparable in price to their hard disc-based brethren, we recommend you pick one up for your PlayStation 3. Until then, pick up a cheap hard disc drive for your hard drive.
255w ago - Though only a small fraction of Wii owners will ever mod their console, there's something strangely comforting to our status as a species that it's imminently doable.
The latest in this long line of Wii hacks is the WiiZii, which is termed a "plug and play" no-solder method of playing Wii backups and other fun modchip-style stuff.
WiiZii has an upgradable firmware, and is being touted as "future proof" against any forthcoming attempts by Nintendo to block it, but what's really exciting is the external SATA connector for extra-speedy iSO loads off of your favorite SATA hard drive - no more dinky USB keys.
Right now WiiZii is in prototype stage, but we're sure somebody will be hitting us up for cash for the mod in the near future - if you're feeling a little stingy, just remember: hacking consoles that we've already paid money for to be able to do what we want with them is the only thing separating us from the apes. That and Hulu.