The big gaming console makers (Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft) have different and sometimes confusing ways of preventing users from breaking the rules when it comes to sharing games. In most cases, this involves requiring the online account of users to be tied to the physical console on which they play. This is the policy of Sony, the maker of the PlayStation 4 (PS4). However, some PS4 owners have lately been encountering issues with their consoles being deactivated (or separated) from their PlayStation Network accounts without their knowledge. The users are are unable to reactivate their console, essentially removing access to some of the games they have purchased. Read More
When you buy something online, how do you know it’s a trustworthy product? What if it’s a cheap imitation of the real thing? What if it’s going to break in five minutes, or worse, start a house fire?
First, you should know that there is a difference between an official product, a knock-off product, and an off-brand product. A gaming accessory is official if it is made by the same company that made its associated console. For example, a 3DS stylus is official if it was made by Nintendo, because Nintendo created the 3DS. These products will always have their brand name and logo displayed prominently, and they are almost always the highest-quality option for gaming accessories. They are also almost always the most expensive option.
As you may already know, after many months of mounting excitement in the media, the PlayStation 4 is finally here. It’s hard to keep track of all the stories, features, games, and reviews.
Here’s what you need to know about the newest-generation console from Sony. Read More