PS4 update lets parents decide which games kids can and can’t chat in

Sony is giving the PlayStation 4 one more big update before the PS5 arrives, and it’s particularly good news for parents. A version 8.00 update releasing today makes multiple additions, including simpler and more adaptable parental controls. Limits on communication and viewing user-made content are now lumped together to make it “easier for parents to understand.” Crucially, kids can now ask for permission to use communications in specific games — you can make an exception if you know a young one will be talking to friends.

Not everything is positive. The 8.00 update removes user-made events and the creation of private communities. You can still use private communities that already exist, but they’ll clearly dwindle without the option to make more. Sony hasn’t explained the move, but we’ve asked for comment.

There are more additions that might offset that decision. Party and Messages are now more closely connected, with a

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The list of PS4 games that don’t work on PS5 just got shorter

A few days ago, Sony revealed that 99 percent of PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5 and that there are very few titles you can’t play on the upcoming console. Now, the list of 10 just got shorter. NACON and KT Racing told Push Square that they’re developing a patch that would make TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 PS5-compatible. A NACON rep told the publication that the developers are working to make the motorbike racing game 100 percent functional on the new console, though it’s unclear if they’ll be able to roll out the update by the time the PS5 comes out on November 12th.



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TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

Ride on the Edge 2 isn’t the only game in the original list that will receive a compatibility update, though: As GamesRadar+ noted, you’ll also be able to

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Backward Compatibility, PS4 Game Resolution, PS VR Confirmed

KEY POINTS

  • About 99% of PS4 games will have backward compatibility for the PS5
  • Playing select PS4 games on the new console will see better loading speeds and graphics
  • To enjoy PlayStation VR on the PS5, players will need the PS Camera for PS4 

With a month to go before the PlayStation 5 officially launches, Sony has answered a few burning questions for those who are curious about the next-gen console.

Posting on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony dealt mostly with questions regarding backward compatibility and PlayStation VR, and put a few rumors to rest while addressing some things that may have been leaving those curious about the PS5 anxious.

Regarding backward compatibility that was not in the plans for the PlayStation 4 when that system launched, Sony said that this time around 99% of PS4 titles will work on the PS5, confirming something previously teased by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Prime Day 2020 PS5 And PS4 Deals: What To Expect

It’s an exciting time for PlayStation fans, as the PlayStation 5 launches November 12. Peak deals season is also on the horizon for video games, with Amazon Prime Day 2020 next week and Black Friday following not too far behind. So, the question is: What kind of PlayStation deals can we expect throughout Amazon Prime Day? There will be tons of deals on games and accessories, though it may be quite challenging to find any PS5-centric deals.

We’ll be rounding up the best PS5 and PS4 deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 as they go live on October 13. This will include deals from not just Amazon, but the confirmed competing sales at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Newegg, and more retailers. For now, let’s take a look and what PlayStation deals to expect (and what not to expect) throughout Prime Day 2020.

PS5 preorders probably aren’t happening

Of course, there’s

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PS5’s Game Boost Backwards Compatibility Feature Improves Certain PS4 Games

The PS5 launches around the world in a little over month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about PS5’s backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears some previous-gen games will get a performance boost when played on PS5 thanks to the console’s Game Boost feature.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

Although Sony did not yet specify what games are able to take advantage of Game Boost, the company shed a bit more light on how it will work in a PlayStation

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PS5 Backwards Compatibility’s Game Boost Improves Certain PS4 Games

The PS5 launches around the world next month, and although there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared more details about PS5’s backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears some previous-gen games will get a performance boost when played on PS5 thanks to the console’s Game Boost feature.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

Although Sony did not yet specify what games are able to take advantage of Game Boost, the company shed a bit more light on how it will work in a PlayStation Blog post. “Some titles

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Sony finally reveals which PS4 games won’t work on PS5

Sony has been saying for months that the vast majority of PS4 games will work on PS5 through backwards compatibility, and it’s good to get some clarity on those that won’t work. Microsoft, on the other hand, says titles going all the way back to the original Xbox will work on Xbox Series X and Series S.

There are some other details about the PS5 backwards compatibility on Sony’s support page. Some PS4 games will get a bit of an upgrade, thanks to the PS5’s Game Boost feature, which seems similar to the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode. Compatible titles will run more smoothly and/or have a higher frame rate.

Certain features in some titles might not work on PS5 (though Sony didn’t go into specifics), and you might run into “errors or unexpected behavior” while playing PS4 games. The company suggests testing your PS4 games on PS5 before buying any

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Top New Video Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — October 4-10, 2020

This week’s episode of New Releases revolves around early access: Baldur’s Gate III is debuting as a work-in-progress, while Foregone is getting its full release. The indie crowd can also check out I Am Dead, while the sports and racing fans can dig into FIFA 21 and Ride 4, respectively. Here are some of the hottest games launching this week!

Foregone — October 5

Available on: PC

It might look like Dead Cells, but this action game features hand-crafted levels, not randomly generated ones. As you explore, you’ll get better and better loot, helping you take down the game’s many enemies and big bosses. Foregone is leaving early access this week for a full release on PC, with console versions arriving on the 13th.

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Baldur’s Gate III — October 6

Available on: PC, Stadia



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Baldur’s Gate 3

It’s been 20 years since Baldur’s

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Amazon Prime Day PS5 And PS4 Deals: What To Expect

It’s an exciting time for PlayStation fans, as the PlayStation 5 launches November 12. We’re also entering peak deals season for video games, with Amazon Prime Day 2020 next week and Black Friday following not too far behind. So, the question is: What kind of PlayStation deals can we expect throughout Amazon Prime Day? There will be tons of deals on games and accessories, though it may be quite challenging to find any PS5-centric deals.

We’ll be rounding up the best PS5 and PS4 deals for Amazon Prime Day 2020 as they go live on October 13. This will include deals from not just Amazon, but the confirmed competing sales at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Newegg, and more retailers. For now, let’s take a look and what PlayStation deals to expect (and what not to expect) throughout Prime Day 2020.

PS5 preorders probably aren’t happening

Of course, there’s practically no

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Best Gaming Headset Of 2020: PS4, PC, Switch, And Xbox One

Sound is one of the most important and underrated aspects of a good gaming experience, which makes a good gaming headphone recommendation crucial. You should treat a good pair of ear pads right, as the best gaming headset picks can be expensive, but worth it. The gaming headset is one of the most important accessories you can buy, right up there with a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard. Thankfully, there are a lot of different options out there, whether you’re looking for surround sound, noise isolation, an excellent mic, or just plain-and-simple great sound quality matched a comfortable ear cup build. And it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a wired or wireless gaming headset because there are fantastic options for both from a lot of different companies.

Some of the best headset makers out there include HyperX, Sennheiser, and Turtle Beach, but there are a number of other manufacturers

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