Last week’s 4.50 system update introduced a bunch of new features to the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately for some, that includes crippling wireless network lag. While Sony looks into the issue, there are a couple of temporary workarounds to keep you playing online. Advertisement PlayStation 4 owners began experiencing poor wireless network connections as soon as update 4.50 hit the console last Thursday, complaining of little or no connectivity, as well as lag-related online gaming issues like rubberbanding. In testing my personal PlayStation 4 Pro for the issue, I attempted to connect to multiplayer rooms in The King of Fighters XIV, only to have the game immediately kick back a “no rooms found” message. Attempting to be matched with an opponent online for a ranked match yielded similar results. Yeah yeah, Rank 1, shut up. The issue has spawned many threads over at the official PlayStation forums. The key post is one by community “MVP Support” Dead-Sync, who created a template to gather information on which PS4 owners are being affected. According to Dead-Sync, Sony is investigating the issue. In the meantime, there are a couple of temporary READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Today Microsoft introduces two new official colors to the Xbox One Wireless Controller line. There’s green and orange, which looks like an escapee from a Halo bundle, and sweet, delicious red, with its colorful candy buttons and delicious gummi analog sticks. It makes my teeth ache. Advertisement Available exclusively from the Microsoft Store and GameStop, the $64.99 Red controller features a simple two-tone red design that evokes red licorice, dark cherry Starbursts and other things slightly more edible than machined plastic. The buttons look like hard candy, and the analog nubs look like they need chewing much more than the standard ones. It’s probably just me, but sometimes designs and colors schemes come together in such a way that I just want to sink my teeth into them. The new red controller probably doesn’t actually smell or taste like those dried chocolate cherries they sell in the slightly-fancier part of the candy aisle, but damn if I don’t want it to. Advertisement Meanwhile, exclusive to the Microsoft Store and Walmart, the new Green and Orange is just another gamepad. You can eat that one if you’d like. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!