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Post by megablast16 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:41 am

Fed up of that blue background on the PS4 dashboard? Well good news if you are, custom themes are coming to the console as part of the version 2.0 firmware update.

Meanwhile it looks like the rumours that Beyond: Two Souls would be the next PS3 game to get ported to PS4 could be true if this leaked Trophy list is correct.

www.exophase.com/game/beyond-two-souls-ps4/trophies/

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Post by MarkySharky on Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:53 am

Same for Vita as well re. themes.
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Post by cal_el on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:03 pm

Themes for everyone!

It's one of those little things that can make a big difference. Allows you to make the console more your own thing.

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Post by PorcusHawk on Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:47 pm

I can't say I'm that bothered by themes, I'll get more excited when/if Sony ever get around to giving us folders. I don't even have too many games on the PS4 but I'm already pissed off by having to scroll constantly to get to the one I want, plus it's an unsightly mess as it is.

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Post by Wolvieware on Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:54 pm

Themes are cool. I like to decorate my background with the game I'm currently playing. But the themes will need to be free I ain't paying for them.

I agree with TPM that the menu could do with some tweaking. I don't want some of the icons to keep shuffling to the front of the line each time I use them. Some way to lock them in place would be good or to organise another line for non gaming icons.

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Post by CPC6128 on Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:31 pm

Agree with TPM regarding folders - and it would be so simple to implement too. Regarding themes, I'll see which ones I get free with PSN+ but I doubt I'd ever pay for any.

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Post by sorenlorensen on Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:47 pm

I like my TLoU theme on PS3 and doing something similar on PS4 would be good. Not something I'm overly worked up about though.

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Post by megablast16 on Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:51 am

I'd like to see your games library given it's own section, I don't like them being lumped in with all the other apps. I don't even like games being called apps.

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Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:43 am

Yeah something separate for games would be handy.
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Post by Odyssey on Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:56 pm

Agreed and I think its an obvious update which will follow before to long.

Custom themes should be easy to do as well as long as we can access the folder.

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Post by cal_el on Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:30 pm

Just did about 30mins worth of Remote Play based Destiny from work to my PS4 at home Very Happy

The only issue I had really was with the router at work which I sorted. Super impressed and I know what I will be doing on my lunch breaks from now on!

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Post by Wolvieware on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:59 pm

The newly announced PS4 Table Top Racers game is looking good:

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Post by megablast16 on Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:13 am

Sony has announced the PS4's next big firmware update will be released next week on October 28th, the V2.0 update will include things like a USB music player, dashboard themes and customisation, an enhanced YouTube app and Share Play.This allows players to remotely watch and play their friends games via streaming.

It's a potentially great feature that would for example allow you to try a game you're not sure about before splashing out, providing one of your friends has a copy of course, or even watch how a particularly tricky section of a game you've been stuck on is cleared without searching online for tips.


EDIT:
Since discovered that both players will need PS+ subscriptions to use the Share Play features. Pity it's going to be behind a paywall but I suppose it will sell more PS+ subs.

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Post by Wolvieware on Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:18 pm

So can anyone tell me where I can find my saved videos since the new update? The capture gallery doesn't seem to be under the profile section, as it was before.

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Post by Moozo on Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:31 pm

Apparently you can find captures under each game's tile on the home screen. Down the bottom I think. Haven't looked myself.
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Post by megablast16 on Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:27 pm

You might like to know there are now three free dynamic themes available in the store if you're interested - Spiral, Rectangular and Paper Sculpture - they're all pretty snazzy and give you new background music and sound effects as well as visuals. Rectangular is my favourite.

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Post by cal_el on Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:34 am

Forgot to post this the other week because things were to hectic.

But the new SingStar for PS3 and PS4 is out now along with SingStar Ultimate Party for both which is the shiny new disc version.

I know it is everyone's favourite game Laughing so go buy it now!

You can spot my name in the credits of the disc version (we only did tech credits on the digital client because that's an ongoing thing Sad )  and I'm quite near the top which is rather cool unlike my other games at Sony were I'm burred in the credits at around the 15min mark!

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Post by Wolvieware on Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:40 am

Well done Cal! I'm unlikely to buy the game and see it personally (unless someone posts a credits video on YouTube!) but it's still an achievement all the same.

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Post by Wolvieware on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:17 pm

Moozo wrote:Apparently you can find captures under each game's tile on the home screen. Down the bottom I think. Haven't looked myself.

Nope - Capture Gallery now has its own square on the main menu line. Mine was hidden in the library, but once clicked, it jumps straight to the front, and is on the main menu line. This annoys me greatly.

I much prefer this layout to Xbox, but I still want just my games to appear on that main menu line. Any apps, or options, or videos can go elsewhere please. The fact this still isn't customisable is still bollocks.

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Post by kerr9000 on Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:52 am

Anyone updated the Hardrive yet?   I have basically downloaded everything thats been ps+ and I own 20 disc based games and I only have about 40 gigs left...
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Post by CPC6128 on Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:43 pm

kerr9000 wrote:Anyone updated the Hardrive yet?
Yes, it was the easiest thing ever. Loads of YouTube videos show how to do it. I put in a 1TB hybrid drive and it's sweet as a nut.

Talking PS4 - has anybody successfully used Share Play? Me and my mate have tried a few times and get "network is too slow"....but I'm on a 10Mbs line. Anybody?

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Post by megablast16 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:46 am

Me and a relative of mine tried it the other day because he wanted to try The Evil Within but we couldn't get it to work either for the same reason. My line's supposed to be "up to 20Mbs" but in actuality it's usually about the same as yours.

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Post by Moozo on Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:13 pm

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Moozo wrote:Apparently you can find captures under each game's tile on the home screen. Down the bottom I think. Haven't looked myself.

Nope - Capture Gallery now has its own square on the main menu line. Mine was hidden in the library, but once clicked, it jumps straight to the front, and is on the main menu line. This annoys me greatly.

I much prefer this layout to Xbox, but I still want just my games to appear on that main menu line. Any apps, or options, or videos can go elsewhere please. The fact this still isn't customisable is still bollocks.

Had a look and you can in fact find captures under each game tile - just scroll down to related items and all of that game's captures are there.


With regards to SharePlay - your download speed is pretty much immaterial. It's the upload that matters. If you're on a 10mbps line then your upload is probably not above 1mbps. It seems you need about 3mbps for it to work. 

If you've got a friend who's got fibre or who has a good upload speed then you'll be able to play if they host, you just won't be able to host one yourself.
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Post by kerr9000 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:58 pm

Yeah I dont expect upgrading the hardrive to be hard was just wondering how many people have done it...  

I own 20 games and have all the ps+ stuff downloaded and im running on empty..
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Post by megablast16 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:06 pm

Moozo wrote:
Wolvieware wrote:
Moozo wrote:Apparently you can find captures under each game's tile on the home screen. Down the bottom I think. Haven't looked myself.

Nope - Capture Gallery now has its own square on the main menu line. Mine was hidden in the library, but once clicked, it jumps straight to the front, and is on the main menu line. This annoys me greatly.

I much prefer this layout to Xbox, but I still want just my games to appear on that main menu line. Any apps, or options, or videos can go elsewhere please. The fact this still isn't customisable is still bollocks.

Had a look and you can in fact find captures under each game tile - just scroll down to related items and all of that game's captures are there.


With regards to SharePlay - your download speed is pretty much immaterial. It's the upload that matters. If you're on a 10mbps line then your upload is probably not above 1mbps. It seems you need about 3mbps for it to work. 

If you've got a friend who's got fibre or who has a good upload speed then you'll be able to play if they host, you just won't be able to host one yourself.



That's me screwed then because my upload speed is shite, took me over an hour to upload a 4 minute, 211Mb gameplay video to YouTube the other day!

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