Wednesday, March 3, 2021

PS5 Storage Expansion Update Reportedly Coming In The Summer

 One of the biggest issues with the PlayStation 5 is the inability to upgrade its internal storage. The PS5’s SSD only has 667GB of available storage, and with some games coming in at around 50GB to 70GB minimum. Thankfully, a new report by Bloomberg indicates that Sony is working on a firmware update that will finally allow PS5 owners to upgrade its internal storage. 

According to Bloomberg’s anonymous sources, Sony's upcoming update will enable the PS5's expansion bay, allowing players to install a second M.2 SSD to the console. If you remove the detachable plates covering the PS5, you’ll notice the internal slot meant to house an additional drive. The slot has been disabled since launch, with Sony promising last November that external storage support would come in a future update. 

The sources point to this summer as to when Sony will announce the update. That’s nice and all, but Sony hasn’t provided a list of compatible drives approved for PS5. 

PlayStation Plus Games For March 2021

The PlayStation Plus titles for March have been announced, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Remnant From The Ashes for PS4 and Maquette for PS5. Farpoint will also be available on PSVR for PS4. Here’s the full list of games: 

PS5 


  • Maquette


PS4 


  • Final Fantasy VII Remake 
  • Remnant From The Ashes 

PS VR
  • Farpoint

Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Pyra/Mythra Presentation Happening On March 4th

 Tune in on Thursday March 4th at 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 14.00 UK time / 15.00 CET for an in-depth look at the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter, Pyra/Mythra, with director Masahiro Sakurai. He will also reveal the fighter’s release date! The presentation will be roughly 35 minutes long, and there will be no further new fighter announcements.


Some SSDs In M1 Macs Are Having Alarming Health Readings

Some M1 Mac users are reporting “extremely troublesome” health readings from their SSDs, reports iMore. The Total Bytes Written figures show the life spans of these hard drives could be up in the air.

SSDs can continue to operate once the TBW limit is reached, though there’s no guarantee as to how long it can last. “As such, Apple will no doubt be working on a fix for this in macOS, either to fix faulty readings or to rectify the behavior behind them,” says iMore.

The M1 Mac line-up includes the new Mac mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 13-inch MacBook Air released in 2020.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Xbox Live Games With Gold For March 2021

 Here are the Games with Gold games for March 2021. Below you can see the full list of games and when they will be available. 


Xbox One X/S

  • Warface: Breakout - Available from March 1-31
  • Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse - Available from March 16 - April 15

Xbox 360 

  • Metal Slug 3 - Available from March 1-15
  • Port Royale 3 - Available from March 16-31



Days Gone Coming To PC In Spring, More PlayStations Games To Follow

Looks like Sony is open to brining more of their first party titles to PC. Days Gone will be the next Sony game coming to PC following the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding. 

In a recent interview with GQ MagazineCEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan, opened up a little more about the impact of COVID-19 on the new generation, VR improvements for the PlayStation 5, and more about bridging the gap between consoles and PC. 

When asked "what changed" regarding Sony's stance to keep console and PC separate, Ryan responded that it was a few factors that played a role. "We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before," revealed the CEO. "Particularly from the latter half of the PS4 cycle, our studios made some wonderful, great games. There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognize the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward. The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the caliber of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make."

A New VR Headset Is In Development For PlayStation 5

Sony has announced a new PS VR headset is in development for PlayStation 5. Sony didn’t share any images of the headset itself and confirmed that it will not be launching in 2021. The company only states that they’ve learned many lessons from PSVR on PS4, and that the new headset will have improved resolution and field of view. It will also connect to the PS5 using a single cord, eliminating the cumbersome processor box and multiple wires that the current PSVR requires. 

Sony also touched on the new VR controllers, saying they will incorporate key features and ergonomics from the PS5’s DualSense to help future proof the peripherals. Looks like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are coming to the controllers.