PlayStation VR is a virtual reality system for PlayStation 4 and is available now. I share some thoughts on why I'm passing for now, Some tech tips as well as how to get some cash from Sony.
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Life Hacks + Entertainment News
- Ubuntu 10.16 is here and some things you can do after you install it
- Google’s Waze will now help you find the best parking spot
- Wire, the Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available for Linux
- Instagram Gets Its Own Universal Windows App For PCs and Tablets
- Keep Your Old Phone Number by Porting It to Google Voice
- Android N-ify Update Brings Google Assistant to Marshmallow Devices
- PlayStation 4 Gets FLAC supports and “DSEE HX™ technology” that upscales compressed audio
- Kodi Users: 4 of the Best Kodi Add-ons to Stream Your Favorite Sports Immediately
- 6 Secret Tips and Tricks for Google Chrome in Windows
- Top 10 Browser Extensions that Eliminate Web Annoyances
- You Can now cast Videos From Facebook to Chromecast
- Ben Affleck has revealed the title for his upcoming solo Batman movie - The Batman
- Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson confirmed that a Gears of War film is in development at Universal.
- Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, the children's animated TV series from Studio Ghibli, is making its way to Amazon Prime.
- Netflix has set a date for the debut of Marvel's Iron Fist - March 17, 2017.
Video Game News
- Overwatch has passed 20 million global players.
- Outlast 2 demo is available now for a limited time for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam players. The demo will be downloadable through Tuesday, November 1, on all platforms.
- 257 Games Now Backward Compatible on Xbox One
- "Xbox One was the best-selling console in September in the U.S.," making it the top seller for the "third month in a row."
- A new report by Nikkei claims Sony Interactive Entertainment is planning to release "five or more" mobile games around the end of March 2018.
- Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition is listed by the Brazil Advisory Rating Board for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's going to be published by Gearbox Software, and it's due out next year.
- Cuphead, Studio MDHR's side-scroller with a 1930s cartoon aesthetic, has been delayed to a mid-2017 release on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10
- Valve engineer Jeff Bellinghausen announced that native support for Sony's Dualshock 4 controller would be coming to Steam.
- New Beyond Good and Evil game in the works
Preparing for Destiny’s Rise of Iron Patch
- Heroic Mode - Destiny's term for hard mode - will be unlocked for Destiny: Rise of Iron's Wrath of the Machine raid on October 18.
- Weapons contribute more to your light level than armor
- Strike Hoards, Nightfall, Exotic Engrams, Trials of Osiris, Crucible, and Iron Banner will now provide rewards up to 400 Light
- Archon’s Forge, the Heroic SIVA Strike playlist, and Legendary Engrams will now provide rewards up to 385 Light.
- Rare Engrams and the SIVA Strike Playlist will now provide rewards up to 365 Light.
- The recommended Light for these activities will remain the same with the exception of Nightfall, which will be increased to a recommended light of 380.
- Wrath of the Machine, Trials of Osiris, and Iron Banner activities will now attempt to reward higher Light on average, compared to your current Light.
- Artifacts and Ghosts were dropping from fewer sources than intended and have been added as Archon’s Forge completion rewards. These items will now drop up to 400 Light.
Claiming $9 or $55 From the PS3 "Other Operating System" Settlement
Back in 2010, Sony removed the ability to install Linux from the PlayStation 3. Since this was a promised feature of the system, people sued and now you can get some cash. As long as you can provide a proof of purchase of your PS3 (the original “Fat” version) or evidence of a PSN sign-in with the serial number, you can get $9. If you want the full $55, you’ll need to provide some proof that you ran Linux. What kind of proof? You’ll need one of these:
- proof of purchase before April 1, 2010 of a version of Linux that is compatible with and was installed on your Fat PS3;
- proof that you downloaded a version of Linux that was compatible with and was installed on your Fat PS3 prior to April 1, 2010;
- a screenshot (or picture) showing Linux operating on your Fat PS3;
- a screenshot (or picture) showing that a portion of your Fat PS3 hard drive is still formatted for the Other OS with Linux installed;
- proof that you communicated with SCEA or a third party before December 31, 2010, to discuss your use of the Other OS or your concerns about Update 3.21, for example, copies of an email from you or a message that you posted on a message board that discusses your use of the Other OS functionality or Linux on the Fat PS3; or
- any other documentary proof you may have that shows that you used the Other OS functionality before April 1, 2010 that the Settlement Administrator determines to be valid.
- PlayStation VR is a virtual reality system for PlayStation 4 and is available now. The core product includes the PS VR system which includes the PS VR headset, headphones and all cabling required with a suggested retail price of $399.99 USD / $549.99 CAD.