Tip 6 of 6: Discover a variety of ways to get even more out of your PlayStation 4 with our handy hints.
Take advantage of Cross-Buy games
Did you know that you may already own a few PlayStation 4 games? Some digital games are available to download from PlayStation Store to your PS4 system at no extra cost if you've already purchased the PlayStation 3 or PS Vita versions. These Cross-Buy gems include Flower, flOw, Escape Plan and Sound Shapes, and the PS4 versions feature enhanced graphics or improved features.
Bring PS3 games to the PS4 party
Own a PS3 copy of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Battlefield 4 or NBA 2K14? You're in luck - you can take advantage of a digital upgrade offer which allows you to download the PS4 version of these titles, for a discounted price. Find out more at eu.playstation.com/ps4upgrade/.
Who needs phones?
The PS4 system's Dynamic Menu makes it easy to see what all your friends are up to. The intuitive user interface lets you see whether they're downloading, streaming or playing a game. You can also message them using Party Chat if you want to indulge in a cheeky bit of trash talk before you jump into your favourite multiplayer game.
And don't worry about your mates disturbing you even if you're taking on that tricky final boss in KNACK - with a double tap of the PlayStation button on your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller you can quickly switch between your current and last applications, and jump straight back into your intense battle once you're done. Just remember to pause the game before you switch...
Take a typing shortcut
You may be surprised with how many options you actually have when it comes to typing on your PS4. As well as using the left stick to navigate the on-screen keyboard, you can press the R3 button and use the motion sensing functions of your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller - just move your hands in the air to select letters instead.
If you want to show off in a different way, download the PlayStation App to your Android or iOS device, sync it to your PS4 and then select Second Screen and the keyboard symbol. Your smartphone or tablet will then act as a virtual keyboard.
While we're talking about the PlayStation App, you can also use it to turn your mobile device into a handy PS4 companion. Once they're paired up, you can use it as a second screen for your PS4, navigate the Dynamic Menu, manage your game downloads on the move, connect and chat with your PlayStation Network friends and shop on PlayStation Store. Download the PlayStation App from the App Store for your iPhone or iPad and from Google Play for your Android devices.
Your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller can charge while your PS4 is in standby mode. All you need to do is plug it into the PS4 system's USB port using the supplied USB cable and your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller's light bar will start to glow a warm orange hue - this means it's happily recharging. The slower the light pulses, the closer the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller is to becoming fully charged.
Command your PS4 without lifting a finger
Own a PlayStation Camera? Now you can feel like you've really stepped into the future with facial and voice commands for your PS4. The PlayStation Camera generates a unique profile of you and registers your face. Then you can log in by looking into the PlayStation Camera while holding your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
You can really impress an unsuspecting friend or relative by ordering your PS4 system to play a game by saying "PlayStation" and the game title (for example, "PlayStation RESOGUN"). Then say "start" to get playing. You can also press the L2 button on your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and then say the game title to activate it. Magic.
Trophy hunters apply here
Now you can view the rarity of any trophies collected during your in-game conquests. These come in four ranks - common, rare, very rare and ultra rare. So if you want to really demonstrate your skill, you know which valuable ones to go for first. Although be aware that these trophies change dynamically depending on how many players have unlocked them, so if you want your ultra rare trophy to stay that way, you'll need to get it before everyone else does.
Customise your sharing
Use customised lists to select who you want to share your specific uploaded videos and screenshots with. If you have some Doki-Doki Universe fans who wouldn't appreciate you posting them your latest Battlefield 4 clips, simply organise separate groups so the content will never cross. Easy.
Discover more about PlayStation 4 at eu.playstation.com/ps4.
|Publish date:||Tue Jun 19 14:55:00 BST 2012|