The following guide covers the very basics of how to install and run a proxy server on your local computer to use with your PS4. This allows you to study how the PS4 communicates with Sony’s servers, for various reasons. A proxy lets you block some of the traffic (which has been useful in the past to let users access Netflix on their PS3 even when they didn’t have PSN access), or replace some of the traffic with connections to your own server (useful for being able to connect to the PSN on a lower firmware), or simply because you’d like to know what type of information your console sends to Sony’s servers.
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I’m a French dude living in Japan. For a long time I’ve lived with 3 PSN accounts: one in France, one in the US, and one in Japan (also, recently, one in Brazil but that’s another story).
Having several PSN accounts is, in general, not convenient. I have bought games on all three accounts, and it’s a pain to switch. The PS3 and PS4 make it relatively easy with their profile system, but on the Vita it’s a nightmare to use different accounts.
I recently decided I had to choose one account and stick to it. I asked several friends online and in real life for their opinion, and it became clear to me that besides the obvious “I chose the PSN of my country because that was the default option”, people don’t put that much thought into their choice.
As most of you may know, the 29th of November was the official release date for the PS4 in Europe (15th in US I think) and I thought about writing the full list of games for PS4 available right now (With a few pics and some gameplays if I find any).
Hey guys, just to make sure I’m getting this on time I’ve been drafting this since Wednesday, just so when I get my PS4 most of it will be done so I’ll be not rushing it because I’ve been playing my PS4 Read the rest of this entry »
Our scam of the day is an interesting one, as it is the first fake PS4 hack claim since the console was out. Don’t worry, many more fake hacks will come along the way, trust me on that. But this one’s special, as it’s the first one. Earlier today, rumors started spreading about a potential PS4 Hack. The initial pastebin for the “exploit” from user Reckz0r claimed a PS4 running on the Day 1 update was able to install and run a “jailbreak” update program.
The pastebin pretends to provide download links to a “PS4 Devkit” (whatever that means) and a Jailbreak package. Of course, the files do not actually exist, and no mirror is to be found anywhere. Confirming the growing suspicions of fake at this point is the fact that no mirror of the files seem to be found anywhere, something that would be a first in the history of the internet for a release that big. Well, at least be glad it does not take you to a “survey”.
It is the holiday shopping season in the US, and, although I do not live there, I follow closely some of the video game deals: many of them actually work even if you don’t live in the US.
Let me start with a disclaimer: the links below are affiliate links, it means I get a percentage of the sale if you purchase the item through my links, but you don’t pay anything more than if you went to the site “normally”. Independently of that, my recommendations and excitement for those sales are genuine
First of all, all of the Videgame related deals on Amazon for the days to come can be found on this one page. It is extremely convenient and if you want cheap games or accessories I suggest you get back to that page regularly.
So, what’s exciting there in upcoming deals?
As of late the PlayStation brand has had its, in my opinion, fair share of public support. If next –gen sales numbers are correct, gamers worldwide have (re-) embraced PlayStation and I hope this trend continues when in a few day time the PS4 officially lands in Europe.
A large aspect of the new found love gamers show for PlayStation stems from the gaming company’s ability to learn from past mistakes. Hmm, no, let me rephrase that; Sony has done an excellent job at communicating a message which resonated with gamers and arguably the gaming industry as a whole. Time will tell if they can truly deliver on their message. Read the rest of this entry »
It is no news that the first steps in hacking a device often include hardware reverse engineering. For those who don’t know Chipworks, it’s a company that specializes in reverse engineering semiconductors and electronic systems. Once in a while, mostly as a publicity stunt, they publish their work for popular electronics. Today, the PS4 gets the Chipworks treatment.
So guys this week we’ve got: me asking for your PSN id’s, a supposed Game Of Thrones…. Game, and a FABULOUS game known as ‘ultimate gay fighter’. No, really! Read the rest of this entry »
After spending some time with the PS4 here is my review of Sony’s latest console.
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So as the title suggests, Xbox’s response to PS Plus – games with gold is on its way to Xbox One, other news includes the best video that is currently out there for PS4 (its a bit naughty) and also as always, reddit time is awesome! Read the rest of this entry »
So if you weren’t stupid and decided to get some sleep rather than stay up intil 5:30 AM watching the launch event, you’d have missed what’s happened, this is what you missed: Uncharted on PS4, a release date for inFamous: SS, and much, much more!
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I’ve been one of those people to say “consoles are dead”. I’ve even thought at some point that I was right. With increasing fragmentation (steam, PC gaming, mobile games, Ouya…), and the apparently unstoppable demise of Nintendo, it was clear to me that “dedicated gaming machines” was a thing of the past.
Of course, I’m still excited by the PS4 (and I managed to get one) and, to some extent, the Xbox One, but I believed I was one of the few “hardcore gamers” still interested in those.
I was wrong
Regarding the recent reports of faulty HDMI ports it seems the problem is self fixable and isn’t widespread. Make sure to check your HDMI port for protruding metal before you plug your HDMI cable in! Read the rest of this entry »
New reports from users with PS4s already are reporting faulty hardware. Read the rest of this entry »