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How To Download Games While The Xbox One Is Turned Off

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There was a time when a 50gb game was crazy big. Now we have games going over 100gb and its not all that unusual. Even with a fibre connection, downloading a 100gb game is going to take some time. If...
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[Fixed] PS4 Beeps Once And Turns Off

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You attempt to turn on your PlayStation 4, it beeps once, the blue light turns on briefly and then it shuts off. You press the power button again and there is no response. Every now and then, after you pull...
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How To Fix Locked PS4 Games

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Depending on the setup you have, you may find that you are often dealing with PS4 games with the locked icon on them. When you try to load the game up, it will give you an error about not having...
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How To Record Gameplay With The PS4

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One of the greatest features introduced by the PlayStation 4 is the ability to record gameplay footage and take screenshots without needing to purchase a video capture device. The PS4 has everything you need to record gameplay built right into...
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Managing Save Game Data On PS4

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Back when memory cards were the location used to save game data, there was never any confusion around this. With the switch to internal storage, finding and managing game saves has become a little more difficult. This guide will explain...
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PS3 Super Slim Power Consumption

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Hardware revisions are very common with video game consoles. The PlayStation was quite unique in that it had 3 hardware revision. This post is about the third and final revision which is often referred to as the super slim. Read...
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PlayStation 3 Slim Power Consumption

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The original Phat PS3 was an absolute tank in many ways. Power consumption was one of them. The thing produced more heat than an actual heater. The PS3 slim was launched with a better design that fixed the Phat systems...
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Xbox One S Power Consumption

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The Xbox One S was the first major revision of the Xbox One console and came with a lot of changes. Apart from the fact that it was considerably smaller, It was also a lot more energy efficient. In fact,...
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PSVR Power Consumption

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Today I decided to measure the PSVR power consumption level. Since it has it's own power supply, I had wondered what the wattage was and how much power it would add onto the already high amount of power the PS4...
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How To Set A Primary PS4

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The PlayStation 4 has a more restricted system for user accounts when compared to the PS3. A single PSN account can be set up on many PS4 consoles, but only one system can log in at any time. A lot...