Cross-play: what it is and why it’s so important

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5 minute read

If you’ve ever wanted to play with a friend on a different platform, then you know the struggle of locked down ecosystems.

Cross-platform play, a platform agnostic multiplayer feature, is the antidote for bringing different systems together.

Simply put, cross-play is what allows someone who owns a PS5 to play with their friends on PS4. It is about stripping away barriers and drilling down to the essence of what makes gaming fun – playing together.

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Can PS5 play with PS4 players?

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3 minute read

One of the best aspects of the new generation has been the flattening of compatibility.

Sure, remasters and remakes like Demon’s Souls will undoubtedly continue, but those playing on the PS5 can play almost any PS4 game on their new systems.

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As an extension, cross-play has permeated the next-gen scene in a way that it hasn’t before. In other words, those with a PS5 can play with PS4 players depending on the title.

Population sizes and matchmaking times have seen a significant improvement as a result.

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The problem with mouse and keyboard on console

the problem with mouse and keyboard on consoles

5 minute read

From the ability to flick to an overall enhanced sense of control, mouse and keyboard is undoubtedly the most efficient way to play shooters. And although relegated to PC in the past, the growth of shooters has helped the input bleed into the console space.

The result?

The slow but steady transition has turned what was once an even playing ground into endless mess of frustration, paranoia, and second guessing.

Hopefully, mouse and keyboard will eventually offer players seamless customization and choice, but for the time being its inclusion on the PS4 and Xbox One is nothing more than a nuisance.

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Can the normal PS4 run at 60 FPS?

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4 minute read

It wasn’t all that long that the FPS of games was a foreign concept to the majority of gamers, but after the overwhelming success of titles like Call of Duty on consoles it’s become a mainstay in discussions.

If you play games on a regular or Slim PS4, you might have noticed that Sony is doing things a little differently this time around. For those that want it, a new, more powerful console is offered with the PS4 Pro.

And with all of the new marketing buzzwords since its inception (HDR, 4K, Ultra HD, and so forth), it’s sometimes hard to know what the original model is truly capable of.

Can the normal PS4 run 60 FPS? Does the Pro really offer a significant boost?

It turns out Sony’s aging console still has a lot to offer on the performance front.

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How Long Do PS4 Controllers Last?

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4 minute read Among all of the rage quitting, button mashing, and inexplicable sweat, PS4 controllers seem to trudge on and on…until they don’t. You might like: Does the PS4 upscale to 4K? With controllers costing upwards of $50 a pop, even more for limited edition variants, it’s in your best interest to keep yours … Read more