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PS4 players furious after “garbage” 8.00 update records Party Chats

Published: 14/Oct/2020 18:26 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 12:42

by Brent Koepp


PlayStation 4’s 8.00 update has caused widespread backlash after Sony revealed that are allowing players to record and report Party Chat conversations in certain situations. The new PS4 patch has also broken friends lists for many users, rendering it unusable.

Sony rolled out the major 8.00 update for the PS4 on October 14, and PlayStation fans were shocked when the publisher announced some major changes to the popular system.


Not only are users reporting broken friends lists, it also seems as though the company is allowing players to record and send in Party Chat conversations for “moderation.” The move immediately sparked outrage on social media from owners of the console.

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PlayStation is allowing users to send in voice recordings of Party Chats to report violations.

PS4 players outraged over 8.00 update

While Sony has always moderated messages, it appears with the new 8.00 update they will now allow players to record Party Chats to report wrongdoings to them for safety purposes. Private events and Communities have also been removed. The large software revision sparked backlash shortly after going live on October 14.


Users also have began to report issues with friends lists, with some saying that it’s lagged out the feature on their console, or simply doesn’t work at all – instead, showing a WS-44369-6 error in its place.

As is common with this type of thing, fans took to social media to air their outrage. “PS4’s Firmware update 8.00 is a horrible step backwards. Private parties are dead, they killed communities and you’re basically no longer allowed to be on your own or in private with your friends,” one person said. “Hot garbage. Give us back our features.”

The system update has also reportedly slowed down the console for some, with players reporting lagging and longer loading times when clicking on the Party menu and the PS Store.


“lmao so playstation literally took away everyone’s privacy and slowed down the ps4 with one update, they do aim to please,” one user commented. “can’t even load my bloody friends list.”

Despite the backlash from some players, not everyone was angry about the update. Users also praised the patch as it finally brought enhanced 2-step verification, new avatars, and the option to mute all microphones.

Still, the wording of Sony’s new policy on party chat moderation has sparked confusion and anger from owners who don’t want their voice recorded. 8.0’s buggy launch also doesn’t seem to have helped.


Every PS5 launch title confirmed so far: what you can play on day one

Published: 9/Oct/2020 0:34

by Brent Koepp


With the PlayStation 5 hitting stores on November 12, here are the list of games that consumers will be able to play on the next-gen Sony console on day one. The PS5 hype is real!

The next-generation of gaming is finally upon us, as Microsoft and Sony are set to release their newest consoles in November after a lengthy wait full of rumors, teases, and anticipation.


The PlayStation 5 drops on November 12 in the USA, and will feature six first-party titles. Here are all the games you can play on PS5 launch day.

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Sony’s next-gen console releases on November 12 for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea, and the 19th everywhere else.

Everything you can play on PS5 at launch

Sony is jumping into the next generation with several releases from their first-party studios. Top of the list is Insomniac Games, who was recently purchased by the Japanese company for $229 million dollars. The newly-acquired studio is kicking things off with the wildly-anticipated Spider-Man sequel Miles Morales.


The other marquee title for PlayStation is the remake of FromSoftware’s Demon’s Souls by Bluepoint Games. The iconic title is responsible for starting the iconic Soulsborne franchise, and is being made from the ground up with lush visuals and high framerate.

Every PS5 will also come installed with Astro’s Playroom. The fleshed-out tech demo is based on hit 2018 PSVR release Astro Bot Rescue Mission, and will be a showcase for the system’s new DualSense controller. Here all the titles you will be able play at the PlayStation 5’s launch.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is playable on launch.

First-party titles

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destruction All Stars
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (Only included in Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, or upgrading to Miles Morales PS5 edition)
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It’s not just first-party titles available at launch.

The PS5 will launch with a wealth of third-party releases too. Almost all of them from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will feature next-gen editions with massive upgrades.


Third-party releases

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Bugsnax
  • Cyberpunk 2077* (Releases on November 19, which is technically PS5’s worldwide launch)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War* (Releases one day after PS5 launch on November 13)
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Godfall
  • Fortnite
  • Maneater
  • NBA2K21
  • Observer: System Redux
  • The Pathless
  • Watch Dogs Legion
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Don’t forget the PlayStation Plus Collection!

One of the major announcements during Sony’s September conference is that PS+ subscribers will get the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5 bundled with their subscription. The massive library of games gives new owners a slice of the PlayStation 4’s greatest games on the new generation. Here’s what’s included:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • God of War (2018)
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Mortal Kombat 10
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn
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Many PS4 exclusives are coming to PS5 – if you have PlayStation Plus.

Whether you love Sony’s first-party titles or not, there are a wealth of major AAA titles to choose from for the PS5’s launch. Cyberpunk alone is set to take up hundreds of hours for most players.

While we will have to wait a bit longer for the truly “next-gen” titles, players will get to experience the best performance of these games on their new PlayStation console.