PS4 System Update 5.00 Beta Available

Codenamed NOBUNAGA, Playstation 4’s beta 5.00 system update is up for grabs starting today for those that were selected for the beta program. If you signed up for the beta and were chosen, you should have received an email with instructions on how to get started. New features include: Overhauled “Family on PlayStation Network” features, including master/sub-account system and parental controls Friend list management, including custom groups Broadcasting in communities, PlayStation VR, and 1080p60fps Twitch streaming on PS4 Pro Improved Tournaments brackets viewer And much more! For more details, you can find the full blog post here by Andrew Kelly: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/08/17/ps4s-system-software-5-00-beta-rolls-out-today-key-features-detailed/

Overwatch’s Sombra Mystery Appears to be Coming to a Close

Over at IGN, Vince Ingenito wrote, “Overwatch does a great many things well, but above all else, its success is built on the backs of its many excellent characters. It’s fitting that the main menu is dominated by one of them at all times; their diverse appearances, origins, and personalities are all laid bare with every pose they strike.” With it’s record-setting 7 million copies sold in the first week, Blizzard was not going to let the success of Overwatch taper down just yet. With the summer months coming to an end, we are finally given more hints and a step

PlayStation Firmware 4.0 Beta Available

With less than a few hours to go, Sony is set to release v4.0 firmware as a beta preview for PlayStation 4 owners, which includes a significant UI refresh. Pop-up notifications, new system icons and backgrounds, and a handful of other tweaks comes along with the new dashboard. The Quick Menu system has also been overhauled. It also won’t cover the whole screen any more, which was never very convenient. Hitting the Share button is less of a time-suck and has support for clips 140 seconds versus the previous 10 seconds. V4.0 is significant upgrade that emphasizes more on Trophies

Overwatch Public Test Region Now Available

A new Overwatch patch is currently in development and now available for testing on the Public Test Region. For information on how to participate and what changes are included in the upcoming patch, read on below. Mission details: How to Participate PTR FAQ PTR Patch Notes If you experience technical issues while playing the PTR, please post in the Technical Support forum. If you encounter any game-related bugs while playing the PTR, please post in the PTR Bug Report forum. How to Participate To participate in the public test, you must have an Overwatch game license for Windows PC attached

This is the Xbox One S

E3’s worst-kept secret is official. Do you have your best shocked face ready? Microsoft just announced a slimmer Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Okay, so the surprise was kinda ruined by a month of leaks, culminating in a picture of the thing finding its way into the wild yesterday morning. But at least now that it’s official, we know exactly why Microsoft thinks you should buy a new Xbox. The big-ticket item is 4K support. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to play games in crazy high-res, but if you have a fancy TV it’ll provide plenty of