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Rumor: PS4 Getting Friend Notifications in Firmware Update 1.80, Details

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22w ago - Not long after the release of PS4 Firmware Update v1.70 comes rumors of what is likely to be included in PlayStation 4 System Software Update v1.80 with details below!

To quote: "Sony released the 1.7 firmware update for the PS4 today, and it was a quite big one, featuring a lot of generally requested features, but there are a few that still didn't appear: one of them is a notification when friends connect to the PSN.

According to Twitter user bjexbob (twitter.com/bjexan) friend notifications are finally going to appear with firmware update 1.8. The message was relayed by industry insider Tidux (twitter.com/Tidux), who has a very solid track record of knowing what's happening at Sony. I personally reached out to Tidux inquiring about Bjexbob's identity, and he confirmed that he indeed works in a position that gives him plenty insight on the issue (we won't disclose said position to respect his privacy).

Interestingly enough Tidux also added that Friend notifications have been working internally since update 1.6, but hasn't been implemented yet for general users.

Finally, he mentioned that some of the features that were to be implemented in the firmware "slipped...
 

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer PS4 Demo is Coming This Weekend

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22w ago - Infinity Ward Senior Community Manager Tina Palacios announced that a Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer PS4 and PS3 demo is coming this weekend!

Below are the details, to quote: Grab your friends and ready your trigger fingers - the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo is coming this weekend.

From May 2nd (10:00 AM Pacific) until Monday, May 5th (10:00 AM Pacific), gamers on both PS3 and PS4 will be able to download the demo and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer for free.

Three popular multiplayer maps are included:

• Strikezone: Set in a baseball stadium in war-torn San Diego, this small map is ideal for close-quarters combat. Complete a field order for an opportunity to call in a KEM strike, which will transform the landscape of the entire map.

• Warhawk: Taking place in a small American town, this three-lane map caters to many different play styles. The main street can be a convenient rush route, but beware of enemy snipers in the buildings on both ends.

• Prison Break: Fight in the jungles on this map located outside of a prison. A large hill dominates the central portion of Prison Break, a crucial area for your team to hold in the fight for victory.

As part of this demo, you can try three fan-favorite multiplayer modes: Team...
 

Video: Sportsfriends is Coming to PS3 and PS4 on May 6th, 2014

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23w ago - Producer Doug Wilson announced today that Sportsfriends is coming to PS3 and PS4 on May 6th, 2014.

To quote: Hi everyone! We're extremely pleased to announce that, after many months of hard work and playtesting, we're finally done with [Register or Login to view links], our compendium of local multiplayer games!

We're releasing Sportsfriends on PS3 and PS4 on May 6th for $14.99. That's in less than two weeks!

We even made a new trailer:





Here's a breakdown of features by platform:

Both PS3 and PS4 versions feature:

• Four award-winning multiplayer games
• No-bs - local multiplayer in its purest form
• Rich variety of modes and gameplay settings
• Build and save your own Hokra arenas
• Optional: PlayStation Move motion controller support for [Register or Login to view links]
• Some of the weirdest Trophies on PSN
• Tons of secrets we can't talk about

PS4 version features:

• DualShock 4 wireless controller support for all the games
• Play JS Joust with up to four players
• Play JS Joust with DualShock 4, making special use of its speaker...
 

Sony Announces PS4 Deals on PlayStation Store This Weekend

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24w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe announced news of some upcoming PS4 deals on PlayStation Store this weekend.

Below are the details, to quote: Great deals on Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals.

Hi everyone! With the long weekend almost upon us we thought it would be a great opportunity to take care of your gaming needs with a couple of great deals on two huge PS4 titles.

From today until 22nd April you can pick up Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals direct from PlayStation Store at a great price. So whether it's warzone action or intense speed you are looking for we have you covered.

Don't forget that with great online multiplayer aspects to both of these top titles now would be the perfect time to sign up to PlayStation Plus. For the small price of €49.99 / £39.99 for a 12 month subscription you will get access to a huge community of online gamers, an instant game collection and exclusive member discounts across PlayStation Store.

What are you waiting for head to PlayStation store now to pick these great deals!

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Was €69.99 / $99.95 / £54.99 Now €49.99 / $69.95 / £39.99
 

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief Half Off This Weekend

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26w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team announced today that Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief are half off this weekend.

Below are the details, to quote: Big savings on two massive PS4 blockbusters for a limited time only.

It's payday! So with our friends at Square Enix, we have a pair of cracking offers for you to get stuck into. Your weekend can be taken up with a spot of adventuring in Tomb Raider, or alternatively maybe sneak around in the dark in Thief. Whichever you choose, you'll have fun and save big at the same time.

Thief (PS3)
Was £39.99/€59.99/AU$69.95, now £19.99/€29.99/AU$39.95

Thief (PS4)
Was £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, now £24.99/€34.99/AU$47.95

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4)
Was £44.99/€59.99/AU$84.95, now £22.49/€29.99/AU$39.95

Offer ends 31st March 2014.
 
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