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How to Turn On a PS4

Want to start or resume your gaming sessions? If so, it’s extremely easy to turn on your PlayStation 4, with or without your controller. We’ll show you how here.

Do You Need Paddles on Your Game Controllers?

Rear paddles are an increasingly common inclusion on game controllers, but they’re not included on the controller that comes with your Xbox or PlayStation. So what’s the big deal with paddles, and is it worth investing in a n…

How to Boot PS4 in Safe Mode

Using the options in PlayStation 4’s Safe Mode, you can resolve various issues, update the software, as well as reset your console to the factory settings. We’ll show you how to enter this mode and use various options in it….

15 Video Games to Try If You Don’t Play Games

Video games are more accessible and varied than ever, but it can be easy to dismiss the medium if you’re not already familiar with it. Whether you start with a few mobile games or take the plunge and purchase a console like t…

Sony Says Mobile PlayStation Games Are Coming

There used to be a time where Sony was protective of its games, but that has started to change, especially with PlayStation games like Spider-Man arriving on PC. Sony experimented with smartphone gaming a long time ago, and…

Does the PS5 Work With 1440p Monitors?

The PlayStation 5 doesn’t support 1440p output, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work with a 1440p monitor. However, if you’re looking to pair a 1440p monitor with your PS5, there are a few important things you should know abou…

How to Reset a PS4 Controller

By resetting your PlayStation 4 controller, you can fix nearly all pairing as well as any other issues you may be experiencing with it. It’s easy to hard reset your DualShock 4 wireless controller, and we’ll show you how to …

How to Pair a PS4 Controller

Whether you want to pair your first or your secondary DualShock 4 controller, Sony’s PlayStation 4 makes the entire pairing process a breeze. We’ll show you how to get your controller synced with your console in this guide….

How to Delete a Game on PS4

Deleting games is the easiest way to free up your PlayStation 4’s storage space. You can delete your games’ save and capture data as well to make further space. We’ll show you how to do just that using various ways….

Take That Microsoft, Sony Is Buying Bungie

Microsoft and Sony seem to be on a purchasing spree, and Sony is set to add Destiny 2 developers Bungie to its crew. Sony will spend a whopping $3.6 billion to bring Bungie to its collection of first-party developers….

Is SSD Wear an Issue With the PlayStation 5?

All solid state drives (SSDs) suffer from wear that eventually renders them inoperable. The PlayStation 5’s internal SSD is soldered directly to the motherboard. Does this mean your PS5 is doomed as soon as the SSD wears out…

Can You Use a PS5 Controller on a PS4?

If you’re playing a Sony PlayStation 4 and you happen to have a spare PS5 controller. You might be wondering: Can I use a DualSense controller on a PS4? The answer is no—with one big exception. We’ll explain….

Can You Use a PS4 Controller on a PS5?

If you have a Sony PlayStation 5 and several PlayStation 4 controllers sitting around, you might be wondering: Can I use a DualShock 4 with a PS5? The answer is yes—with a big caveat. We’ll explore the options….

Why Does My PS4 Keep Disconnecting From Wi-Fi?

The PlayStation 4 is one of the best-selling consoles of all time, but it suffers from some annoying network issues. These can affect the original base console and the updated PS4 Pro and slim revisions released later in 2016…
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