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Video: Driveclub: Access Goes Hands-on with the PS4 Racer

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54w ago - PlayStation Access TV Deputy Editor Rob Pearson went hands-on today with PS4 racer Driveclub for the PlayStation 4 console with video footage below.

To quote: Life is brilliant at the moment, isn't it? Andy Murray's won Wimbledon, the weather is cracking, and it's PS4 Week over on [Register or Login to view links].

We've got loads of awesome [Register or Login to view links] content, including hands-on with the DualShock 4, a first look at the stunning PS4 discovery app, Playroom, and a meaty play-through of Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Today however, it's all about #DRIVECLUB - the incredible PS4 launch title from [Register or Login to view links] that pits you against your mates by seamlessly integrating single player and online multiplayer.

We've got an interview with #DRIVECLUB Community Manager Jamie Brayshaw, plus loads of brand new gameplay footage taken from last week's PlayStation 4 Showcase in London.





Enjoy the video, and don't forget to check back all this week on PlayStation Access, where we'll have loads more PS4 content waiting for you.
 

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Developers Rumored to Access 7GB GDDR5 RAM

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67w ago - While it is currently rumored that Sony will unveil PlayStation 4 later this month of in early May, today PS4Daily (linked above) reports that while the PS4 will ship with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, developers will only have access to 7GB of RAM.

Below are the details, to quote: "The PlayStation 4 will ship with a massive 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, which is a huge upgrade compared to the current generation consoles. However, according to a PlayStation 4 developer PS4Daily spoke to, they have access to “only” 7 GB of RAM. The remaining 1 GB is reserved for the operating system and background tasks.

Sony showcased a lot of PlayStation 4 features during the unveiling in February. This includes deep social features running in the background, new sharing options where players can watch each other play, and background downloading of games. All this chews up quite a bit of memory. Still, having access to 7 GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory is a lot better than the 512 MB in the PS3.

Sony originally shipped dev kits to third party developers with only 4 GB RAM, and kept the true RAM amount secret from third party developers in order to keep it secret from Microsoft as well. Developers...
 

Video: God of War: Ascension: New PS3 Trailer, Early Beta Access

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91w ago - Sony Game Director Todd Papy has shared a fresh God of War: Ascension PS3 trailer and early PlayStatio 3 Beta access details today!

To quote: It's been a little over a month now since we announced the God of War: Ascension Beta and we know you've been anxiously awaiting news on when you're going to get a chance to slash, disembowel, and crush your way into the pantheon of Olympus...

The God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta is coming to PlayStation Plus this winter. Keep reading to find out the only other way to get in, and how to get in early.

Some of our fans have already had the chance to play the Desert level of our new multiplayer mode at E3, Gamescom, and PAX. However, the multiplayer action has come a long way since then and this winter, Plus subscribers get to go hands-on with all-new multiplayer action that we haven't yet shown.

If you've been following the Ascension news thus far, you know that in God of War Multiplayer, each warrior will align themselves with one of four Gods. Each God will grant a different set of unlockable powers, armor sets, and abilities, which leads to a unique style of play for each God "class."

The first God you'll be able to align with in the Beta will be the almighty Zeus, so to help you get ready, we have a new trailer...
 

PlayStation Plus Gets Payday: The Heist, The Unfinished Swan Early

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92w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro has announced today that PlayStation Plus members will be getting Payday: The Heist and The Unfinished Swan early access.

To quote: By now, you should have already tackled NFL Blitz which came in free for Plus members earlier this month.

You should also make sure to download one of the best fighters in the genre, King of Fighters XIII, which is also free for Plus members.

With tomorrow's PlayStation Store update, you'll want to get your blueprints out and cover up those fingerprints because you'll be robbing some banks (in video game form of course) courtesy of PAYDAY: The Heist, coming free to Plus members!

You'll also be able to get Unfinished Swan before anyone else this week. That said, there's much more so let's get to it.
Don't have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

October 16th PlayStation Plus Update





PAYDAY: The Heist
Free for PlayStation Plus Members

Dive full force into six heists of co-op madness, fighting off cops, stealing large sums of money and embarking on the ultimate high-intensity, first-person shooter adventure....
 

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Access Begins Tuesday

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92w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing has announced today that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta access begins Tuesday for PS3 and PS Vita.

Below are the details, to quote: We hope you've been keeping track of all the recent updates on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale news, from an in-depth update on the PS Vita version to our behind-the-scenes look at mashing up different worlds, we've shown you what this game is shaping up to be...and we think it's high time you try it out for yourselves!

Today, we're happy to announce that the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta will kick off for PlayStation Plus members on PS3 tomorrow, October 16th and expand to everyone October 23rd through PlayStation Store!

What's more, as a special treat, PS Vita users will be able dive right into the multiplayer beta starting tomorrow - no Plus subscription required. The Beta will support Cross-Play, so PS3 and PS Vita owners will be able to fight with and against each other.





So what will be in this limited Beta?

You'll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess.

You'll be able...
 
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