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All things from my gaming world. Probably PS4 related.

Regularly mocked by my daughter and her friends for playing as Bastion, I’ve created this video to show some highlights.

Whatever they may think Bastion is not the noob character he’s made out. His regular gun it under-powered and when set up as a turret, although powerful, he’s vulnerable as he can’t move – transforming back to be able to move takes valuable seconds and I’ve often been killed whilst trying to do this. The key to Bastion is the age old mantra of ‘shoot and relocate’ – that way, when characters re-spawn and come looking for you, you’re not in a vulnerable position. In fact, move to a place where you can still see your old location and you can often pick them off again when they come looking for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Replacing the hard drive in the PlayStation 4 Pro

The PS4 Pro comes with a 1TB hard drive. On paper that sounds quite generous but with individual games often taking up 10% or more of this a time, it doesn’t take the avid gamer long to fill this.

Ideally, the best time to replace the drive is before you start using it (i.e. when you first buy the PS4) as all games have to be downloaded and/or re-installed. But that’s the only hard bit of the whole process – Sony have made the procedure very, very simple.

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Replacing the hard drive in the PlayStation 4 Slim

The PS4 Slim comes with a 500GB or 1TB hard drive. On paper that sounds quite generous but with individual games often taking up 10% or more of this a time, it doesn’t take the avid gamer long to fill this.

Ideally, the best time to replace the drive is before you start using it (i.e. when you first buy the PS4) as all games have to be downloaded and/or re-installed. But that’s the only hard bit of the whole process – Sony have made the procedure very, very simple.

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What drive should I put in my PlayStation 4?

With the PlayStation hard drive being easily replaceable, for those who want extra speed or more storage, it makes sense to replace it. But with what?

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Why you should buy a PlayStation Pro even if you don’t have a 4K TV

Most people think that the PS4 Pro is for those who have 4K TVs, even though it’s already been pointed out that few games are likely to run anywhere near this resolution natively. But, no, I’d argue that it’s the ideal upgrade from the standard PS4 for those with just a humble HD TV.

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The PS4 Slim and the missing optical connector

Last night Sony announced not only the PlayStation 4 Pro but also the PlayStation 4 Slim. One thing that have been missed is that the latter saves cost by omitting the optical audio connector. This is fine unless you want to use a non-Sony high-end headset, which invariable connects to it. That may not be an issue for you now but what happens when your original PS4 stops working and only the Slim version is available?

Well, there are some solutions.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Useful Content

I’ve not enjoyed a game as much since Battlefield 4 (and that was released in 2014!) and have been looking for content to go along with the game. Here’s what I’ve found so far but if there’s anything you can add then please let me know via the comments!

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How I Improved My Console Network Performance

If, like me, you’re an online gamer then gaining maximum performance from your network is critical. The following is a compilation of a number of articles I’ve written on the subject plus a number of new suggestions.

Give them a try – I’d suggest one at a time, try each out before committing to the next change. If you have any problems, you can simply undo the last change you made. Personally, all of these have worked for me and I’ve seen a big improvement in performance.

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Beta for PlayStation 4โ€™s 3.50 Update Starts Soon โ€“ Key Features Revealed

The beta program for PlayStation 4โ€™s next major system software update, version 3.50 (codenamed MUSASHI), kicks off tomorrow. If you signed up for the beta and were selected, keep an eye on your email for instructions on downloading.

Regardless of whether youโ€™re in the beta, itโ€™s worth looking at some of the key features they’re adding to PS4 in this update.

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I Take It Back – Don’t buy from Game

A while ago I talked about how you should support your local high street games retailer and, in particular, Game. However, after a recent experience I’m taking that back.

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