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Sony will fix the PlayStation 4 5.0 Error E-801809A8 Soon

Sony recently released the new PS4 5.0 firmware which contained most of the features, that fans from all over the world requested, but at the same time, it also brought an Error E-801809A8. This error prevents the users from downloading the latest available update putting all the blame on some faulty blue ray disc drive. The problem has been there since for more than a week now and there is no effort from the company till now.

However, reports from different sources tell us that Sony is actually aware of this error and the developers are still working on this issue. They are looking for a fix to release soon as they wrote in their PlayStation Forum:

Herbert (Sony Customer Support): Thank you so much, let me explain to you what’s going on. We’re currently experiencing a glitch with this error code, our engineers are working on getting fixed as fast as possible, we’re going to launch a patch to fix this issue, you will receive a notification on your console once this happens.

Since the patch is still not ready, the gamers need to wait for a few days more to get rid of this annoying error. But, for gamers who were successfully able to get the update, they can stream their games at full HD quality and at 60 FPS on Twitch. There has been other upgraded to accounts and family accounts details about which can be read here.

Some other changes include modification of the notification interface, which you can turn off while you are busy watching a movie. In addition to that, you also have an option to change the color or the notification you see on the screen.

In case you are facing the same error and have got some fix or workaround, please share with us in comments below. Otherwise, all we can do is wait for Sony to come up with a patch as soon as possible. Whatever be the case, we will keep you update on the news proactively.

Sony Finally Releases the PS4 Final Update 5.0 for Everyone

Last to last month Sony launched the private beta version of the update that was expected any time before the end of the year. Well, the wait has finally come to an end, since the PS4 5.0 update is now available for PS4 consoled all over the world. This new update is a mixture of many small as well as some big features. Its size is just 375 MBs and the company has made it mandatory for all the console owners. Well, you do not have to worry about updating it manually. Whenever you will turn on your PS4, and if the internet connectivity is available, the update will download itself automatically and install.

Talking about the new enhancements, first of all, Sony has updated the Friend List and included a lot of new tools increasing the management capabilities of the user. For example, now you can make your own separate private list of friends that are specific to a particular game like FIFA 18. By doing this, the player will also have an option to send a combined invite to all the player on your private list at one go. This new feature has replaced the “Favorite Groups” tab that is available in the previous version.

There are new additions to enhance the game streaming via PS4. Now the PS4 Pro users will be able to stream their game in full HD 1080p resolution and at 60 frames per second. Not to mention, you will need a really strong internet connection for that. In case you are a PlayStation VR users, you can now see the new incoming messages as well as the comments on it in the form of a broadcast in front of your eyes. There is another good news for PSVR users too, you now get 5.1 channel and 7.1 channel virtual surround sound support with PS4 5.0 update.

One big problem that most of the users complained about in the previous PS4 4.0 was that the main menu was very slow and consumed a lot of time. The company recognized this problem by updating the quick menu. When compared to the quick menu in the older version, the newer one has a lot more options like the progress of downloads, new invites etc.
Another problem that the previous version had was the notifications which used to pop up in between while you are watching your favorite movie or show. Well, in the latest update, there is an option to disable the notification popups while you are enjoying your favorite media on PS4.

There has been a major change in the Parental Controls and they have been enhanced to a whole new “Family of PSN” level, Sony says. This new system is going to replace the old Master account and Subaccount system. Instead, there will e a Family Manager, who will be responsible for creating the other accounts. The new accounts could be given the role of Parent / Guardian, Child or Adult. Parents, as well as Guardians, will have the control over the restrictions and permissions of the Child’s account. Sony says that the parent can control “use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict the use of the internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.

In the Beta version which was released by Sony in the month of August, stated that in case the user is setting up is PS account for the first time, he will have to pay $0.50 as the one-time fee in order to verify that you are an adult. The release notes that came along with the update do not mention anything of such kind.

Given below are the PS4 5.0 final Update’s Patch Notes:

  • Main Features:
  • You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child’s account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
  • As the family manager, you can set up your family.
  • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
  • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
  • You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
  • You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.
  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select (Follow) on a person’s profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What’s New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
  • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. Select (Friends) > (Follow).
  • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.
  • (Custom Lists) has been added to (Friends). Create custom lists to easily organise your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts, (Communities) now appears on the (Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster’s community, select (Communities).
  • You can now view (Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages: Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai.
  • When broadcasting PlayStation VR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.

Other Features:

  • For (Messages), screen layout has been improved, and the following features have been added.
  • You can now receive music that has been shared with you as a message. • Select the message to play the music.
  • Messages containing a URL now display a preview.
  • The following features have been added to the quick menu.
  • You can now select [Leave This Party] to leave the party.
  • You can now see albums and playlists for songs playing in Spotify.

Top 10 Most Awaited PS4 Games of 2017

Here is good news for all PlayStation 4 lovers! As always, there is a lot more to look forward to for the year 2017. Scroll down for a list of the most exciting and awaited games this year. They are sure to make this year an exciting one.

1. Mass Effect: Andromeda

Scheduled to release on 21st March, 2017, this one falls under the RPG genre.

This game is a successful return to the brilliant series by BioWare. Only this time there is no shepherd to guide you along.

The people who signed up for EA access will get to play this game from March 16th, six hours before the actual release. One plays this game as Scott or Sara Ryder as the pathfinder. Your ship emerges from 600 years, and the main idea is to find humanity a new home after this. The Andromeda Initiative’s advance probes hoped that the seven “Golden Words” would support life. But, these have been blighted by some mysterious alien vaults. So, you have to play along to solve this galactic puzzle and fight new villains and succeed by making sweet music with your teammates and unlocking new tech upgrades. It is a non-linear story-line game with amazing graphic features best experienced on 4K gaming monitors.

2. Persona 5

This RPG game is set for release on April 4, 2017. The concept revolves around an average student who takes the train to school and falls asleep in class and also hangs out at the mall with friends. Moreover, the character is also a master thief!

Persona 5 has its own kind of students who have all the pressure of being a high school student and much more to deal with. It is not only about getting popular, ending up with a date or managing acne. This group consists of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. The challenges include sneaking past guards, avoiding the various traps on the way, and also using your Persona, which is a Guardian Spirit, to defend yourself in battles.

The sequel of the very popular Persona 4, Persona 5 is expected to be much more interesting and exciting.

3. Yooka Laylee

Expected to release on April 11, 2017, this one is a Platformer type of game.

This game is a Rare Return. Kickstarter icons aim to become the Banjo-Kazooie of the modern world.

Over the last decade, games under the Platformer genre have not been many or much popular either. Yooka Laylee attempts to change this trend with an anthropomorphic chameleon and bat combo. Well, this might remind you of Banjo-Kazooie, and that is purely because the team which is making Yooka Laylee, Playtonic games, has a lot many of ex Rare staff who was behind Banjo. Now that is something to look forward to!

4. Prey

Prey would release on May 5, 2017, and it is an FPS type game.

Prey is a completely mind bending FPS that promises to terrify you. After the success of Skyrim: Special Edition, Doom, and Dishonored 2, this is a much awaited game from Bethesda, the publisher.

Prey is expected to be a trippy first person alien shooter game, as revealed by the trailer. It shows the protagonist walk up in an apartment multiple times as if stuck in a boring life. Moreover, he also has some disease due to which he could see himself talk to himself in the mirror. That is something to give you brains a kick. The gameplay shows the player shotgun blast out shadow like creatures and smash them with melee weapons. This looks quite straightforward, though.

5. Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is a fighting game planned to release on May 16, 2017. It is a sequel to the brutal fighting game where you have DC comic heroes and villains fighting against each other.

Injustice 2 is powered by the same engine that was behind Mortal Kombat X. That itself raises expectations that this one would also have a solid and nasty fighter. You could see the dark side o DCU here, and there is no sympathy when it comes to brutality. You get to collect gear to change your character over time and give yourself newer abilities.

6. Rime

Rime is all set to release in May 2017.

After 2 years of silence, this game will finally be out for gamers. The mysterious ruins and colourful landscapes would definitely be exciting to explore.

This third person action adventure speaks the journey of a young boy. After a storm at the sea, the boy is washed on a beach. When he wakes up, he sees an island that has ancient marble ruins and a giant tower in the middle of it. Through platforming and puzzle solving, you have to reach the tower. A fox companion will help you out in this quest.

7. Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a simulation game expected to be out on 30th May, 2017. It is an exciting VR experience that lands you up on the bridge of the USS Aegis, the brand new Starfleetship.

You get to command a ship in Starfleet! Well, if that is not cool enough for you, then you would love the fact that it is a multiplayer VR game. Along with three of your friends, you could adopt the key roles in the bridge crew – engineering, helm, tactical, and the captain. All the crew members need to cooperate with each other to make this maiden voyage a success. Moreover, since it is a VR game, you get to yell back and forth about the game tactics.

8. Tekken 7

Scheduled to release on June 2nd, 2017, Tekken 7 will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Since 2015, Tekken 7 has been available in Japanese arcades. The transition to western consoles has been a slow process, but definitely worth it. It is the next iteration of the 3D fighting series by Bandai Namco. You have the veterans from the King of Iron Fist tournament and also a number of newcomers. Get set for heavy animations, amazing backdrops, and devastating ground bounce combos which is best experienced on 4K gaming monitors. If you are interested in getting yourself a gaming monitor, visit our homepage and get the best deals on such high end gaming monitors. 

9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

This PS4 game will release on June 30th, 2017.

This is finally an answer to the several rumours about the potential revival of the Crash Bandicoot. The once famed PlayStation mascot’s first three outings are compiled in this remake. It completely utilises the 4K high definition to give you an amazing experience. The enemy bopping, precision jumping, and fruit collecting are all the same. These are the things that have kept fans glued to the game for years. Additionally, you could also expect new textures, art, and animations.

10. Middle Earth: Shadow of War

This Action-Adventure game will be available on August 22nd, 2017. A sequel to surprise hit of 2014, this game is drastically scaled up with dynamically engineered fortress sieges and friendly war trolls.

The first game’s Nemesis system, which generates a long term rivalry with the enemy Orcs according to the gameplay, is now applied to all the different facets in Middle Earth. As such, friendships and alliances will now depend on how you play. The same is the case with the huge army that you have. A whole swathe of Helm’s Deep style forts could be taken down from all across the map, but the systematic interactions with your units is what defines every battle you play. Also, the units will be defined based on your relationships and history with them.

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So, now you have the list of the most awaited games of 2017. Stay tuned and get your hands on the games a soon as they are in the market. Happy Gaming!!