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Calvino Noir Sneaks Onto PS4 August 25th

Available 25th August 2015 on Playstation via the Playstation Store

 

PS4 System Update 2.51 Rolls Out

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Sony has begun rolling out a new system software update to PlayStation 4, bringing with it various tweaks and improvements to the previous firmware build. Read the rest of this entry

Mad Max game screenshots and artwork released

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Mad Max developer Avalanche has released a new set of screenshots and artworks pertaining to its post-apocalyptic Australian adventure. Read the rest of this entry

Hulu brings Chromecast-like screen-casting to video game consoles

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Those that primarily watch Hulu Plus on a video game console can now trade their remote controls (or controllers) for a smartphone.

Yesterday, the company rolled out a new “remote control experience” update that brings all of the screen-casting functionality from Hulu’s Chromecast app to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and PlayStation 3. (Sorry, Xbox 360 owners — you’re not cool enough anymore.) Like the Chromecast app, you just download the Hulu mobile app on an iOS or Android device that’s on the same Wi-Fi network that your console is using.

The move is just the latest in a growing trend among streaming services to shift away from traditional TV interfaces in favor of mobile devices. Basically, companies like Hulu are starting to realize that using a remote control to navigate through programming is a pain in the butt, but using your smartphone’s screen is pretty easy. And now that you can “cast” whatever show you want to watch to your TV, you really have no reason to keep using the old-school remote control.

Having played with Hulu’s Chromecast app for a while now, I can definitely say its a better experience than most of its set-top box apps, too.

Hulu said it’s planning to bring the new update to smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and other set-top boxes in the near future.

More about the Hulu

Founded in March 2007, Hulu is operated independently by a dedicated management team with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Beijing. NBC Universal, News Corporation, as of April 2009, Disney, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team share in the ownership stake of the company.
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through the ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus.
Hulu brings together a selection of videos from over 260 content companies, including FOX, NBCUniversal, ABC, Criterion, A&E Networks, Lionsgate, Endemol, MGMMTV Networks, Comedy Central, National Geographic, Digital Rights Group, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., TED, etc. Hulu also offers a wide array of acclaimed movies and documentaries.
The site focuses exclusively on professional video content and does not take on YouTube directly as a viral video destination.
Hulu videos are played in their own embeddable branded player. Content from at least a dozen TV networks and two major film studios is promised. Initial distribution partners includeAOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo.
Jason Kilar, Hulu’s former CEO, explains the meaning of Hulu’s name, “Objectively, Hulu is short, easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and rhymes with itself. Subjectively, Hulu strikes us as an inherently fun name, one that captures the spirit of the service we’re building.” However, some aren’t so sure it was the wisest name to pick.
In September 2007 that Hulu acquired Bejing-based startup Mojiti and used its platform for the basis of the product.
Hulu gives advertisers an opportunity to associate their brands with its online video content. And, through the Hulu Plus subscription service, advertisers can extend their reach to the users of Hulu Plus enabled devices on market today.

PlayStation 4 update 1.70 SHAREfactory video editor detailed

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Today on the PlayStation blog, Sony’s Scott McCarthy announced that the PS4 update 1.70 “will be available soon,” and that with it will come the SHAREfactory video editor, among other features, allowing gamers to edit their gameplay videos. We’ve a video of the feature available after the jump.

The SHAREfactory video editor allows gamers to apply filters, themes, and transition effects to their clips, as well as adding stickers, text, and audio tracks from a set that is included. It is also possible to add picture-in-picture commentary via PlayStation Camera.

The SHAREfactory videos can then be exported to an external USB storage drive to be uploaded to whatever service the gamer prefers — they can also be shared on Facebook. Other things like changing recording time for gameplay, remove default saves, turn off HDCP, capture video directly from HDMI output, and more are also included.

The 1.70 update will also bring an auto pre-download ability for pre-downloading certain pre-ordered games “up to several days prior to release”. The auto-download feature will need to be enabled. Sony promises to provide more info about the update as its release nears.

SOURCE: PlayStation

 

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Xbox One finally lets you share game clips on YouTube

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A new YouTube app headed to the console today will finally enable gamers to upload recorded gameplay clips directly to their YouTube accounts, Microsoft announced yesterday.

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 record game sessions and share them with the world. But until now, Xbox One owners could only share videos to Microsoft’s OneDrive or stream their sessions live via Twitch.

The addition of easy YouTube sharing likely won’t win over many new customers for Microsoft, but it’s yet another feature that Sony doesn’t offer in the PlayStation 4 (which can only share videos on Facebook).

The new Xbox One YouTube app also shows videos split-screen in Snap Mode as well as adds YouTube channels to your console’s OneGuide (which also lists TV channels and content from other apps).

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PlayStation 4 available in Nigeria…Thanks to Jumia

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Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 console was launched in the US last week and consumers in Nigeria will be among the first in Africa to receive stock.

One of the biggest eCommerce sites in Nigeria, JUMIA is facilitating orders for customers and these customers could receive the console in three to eight days.

JUMIA continues to bring the best shopping experience to their customers in Nigeria by being the first company to offer PlayStation 4. The long awaited game console was released in USA on Tuesday selling out in 24 hours. Now the new PS4 is available on the Nigerian market with customers being able to start ordering and have it delivered anywhere in the country,” the company said in a statement.

The unit is available for ₦139,995, which translates to roughly $879 which is more expensive than the South African version, which is expected to retail for no more than R6 200.

Ore Odusanya, Head Of Gaming & Electronics JUMIA Nigeria: “We are very excited to be the first company to have the latest PlayStation console available in Nigeria. Every day we strive to make the online shopping experience better for our customers and we are happy to now provide a requested world known product on the Nigerian market.”

PS4 sells 1-million units in 24-hours

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) over the weekend announced that the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) console resulted in 1 million units sold during the first 24 hours after it became available on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.

“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

“Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

While the PlayStation 4 launched in the US and Canada last week, the gaming console will only be made available in South Africa on 6 December 2013.

Mario Dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer of Ster Kinekor Entertainment, is confident that the unit will arrive in South Africa before Christmas. “South Africa will be releasing the PS4 prior to Christmas, we are planned to go on the 6th of December 2013 due to the logistics of getting the stock to our shores,” he said in August.

No price has been specified yet. “The price point, although not officially set due to the uncertainty around the Rand exchange rate, is currently planned at an RRP of R 6299 including VAT and it will not be beyond this for launch,” he added.

The PlayStation 3 was launched in South Africa on 22 March 2007, but released to the rest of the world in November of the previous year.