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How to Nearly Double Your DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 Controller Charge Life

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31w ago - Today scooby609 reports that he nearly doubled the charge life of his DualShock 4 (DS4) PS4 controller simply by replacing the battery pack with an [Register or Login to view links] DualShock 3 (DS3) battery pack.

Below are the details, to quote: The battery in the DS4 is a 3.65V 1000mAh battery.

The aftermarket DS3 batteries fit perfectly in the DS4 with no modding required!

One I got is a 3.7v 1800mAh battery (the mAh rating is the charge life rating) it cost me under $9 shipped!

I have gone from around 8hrs per charge to nearly 14hrs per charge with the new battery!


 

Sega Mega Drive Classics Are Coming to a PSN Near You

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177w ago - Sega Digital Campaigns Manager Mike Kebby has announced today that Mega Drive Classics are coming to Sony's PlayStation Network.

To quote: So I'm not going to pretend that this is news to you as it's already been announced that we have six Mega Drive titles - Classics, if you will - coming to PS Plus users for free.

Did you know however, that non-subscribers will also be able to get hold of them too?

Starting with the well loved Sonic the Hedgehog, which is coming to you via PlayStation Store this Wednesday 30th March, to then be followed over the next few months by five more titles. Those other five titles you may well ask? Well, they would be Sonic 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Altered Beast and Comix Zone.

At the moment we've got a release schedule in place, and unless some unruly badniks get into the system and damage our code, you can expect the titles to release as follows:

• Sonic 2 - free for PS Plus users on April 6th, released onto PS Store on April 20th
• Streets of Rage 2 - free for Plus users on May 4th, released onto PS Store on May 18th
• Golden Axe 2 - free for Plus users on June 1st, released onto PS Store on June 15th

As yet we can't confirm the release dates for Altered Beast and Comix...
 

Video: God of War: Unearthing the Legend & GOW3 PS3 Box Art

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240w ago - Update: The offical US God of War Box Art is below, and [Register or Login to view links] has also posted what is believed to be the final God of War European (PAL) PS3 Box Art.

Today SCEA Product Marketing Specialist Ken Chan has shared a video promoting their God of War: Unearthing the Legend for the Ultimate Fan contest, and [Register or Login to view links] has uncovered the US GOW3 box art (pictured below).

To quote: The God of War Ultimate Fan Contest is off to an amazing start! We've seen anything from our fans showing off their Kratos tattoo, best of [Register or Login to view links] moments with Lego animated films, to just simple video submissions of why they thought Kratos was so bad a$$!!!

To further fuel your interest and excitement in having your fan video submission and name forever immortalized within God of War III Ultimate Edition, here's a sneak peek at the official documentary God of War: Unearthing the Legend.

Hosted by American film/stage actor and historic lecturer, [Register or Login to view links] (RoboCop, Engineering an Empire) God of War: Unearthing the Legend takes the viewer...[/U]
 

Resident Evil 5: Both PS3 and 360 Versions to Look Near Identical

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299w ago - A couple of weeks ago, we got the opportunity to visit Milestone and spend some quality time with the latest entry in Capcom's survival horror series - Resident Evil.

The build we played was the same one that was presented at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The demo featured two short levels and also gave us the first glimpse into the newly introduced co-op mode.

As you may know, one of the biggest changes in Resident Evil 5 is the inclusion of co-op. For the first time in the Resident Evil series (Outbreak doesn't count), you can play through the campaign co-operatively. The second character introduced is Sheva.

The campaign can be played either online, split-screen or via system link. In case you don't have anyone to play with, the game will take control of the second character. The friendly AI that controls Sheva does a wonderful job; she'll constantly heal you, provide you with different items (ammo included) and most importantly, she can hold her own when surrounded by enemies.

Sunlight is not something that you would normally associate with a Resident Evil game, or any horror game for that matter. But Resident Evil 5 changes all that. Both the levels we played took place in an unnamed African nation in broad daylight. According to the producers, sunlight will play...
 

UK Prison service spends nearly $450,000 on Game Consoles

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315w ago - According to reports, the UK Prison service has spent £221,726 on video game consoles and software to keep criminals entertained. Previously, ministers had admitted to spending only £10,000 on such entertainment machines.

To quote: Prisoners across the country are being supplied with computer games consoles costing thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money.

The Prison Service has spent £221,726 on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo systems and software to keep jailed criminals entertained. Ministers have previously admitted spending only £10,000 on the machines.

An audit carried out last month on Justice Secretary Jack Straw's orders turned up 12,948 game consoles in prisons and young-offender institutions in England and Wales, showing how widespread their use is among the 83,600 prison population.
 
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