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Let’s Play Spider-Man on PS4 Pro Part 6 January 22, 2019

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Maniac is back in the boots of Spider-Man as he gets to play through the level originally shown at E3 2017. Maniac was actually at that event and got to see the demo for the first time live on stage. Let’s see how he feels about the finished version of the level.

All game footage is provided with full video commentary.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively on PS4.


Let’s Play Spider-Man on PS4 Pro Part 5 January 17, 2019

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We are continuing our Let’s Play of Spider-Man on the PS4 Pro. In this part we check out some of the game’s research stations, battle with the Shocker (who shocks people), get evicted, and try to find a place to crash for the night.

All gameplay footage includes full video commentary.

Eagle eyed viewers may notice this part has a resolution drop from previous parts. That is due to the fact we were unhappy with the framerate we were getting at higher resolutions. We will be tweaking the resolution over the next few parts to see what we like best.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for PS4.

Let’s Play Spider-Man on PS4 Pro Parts 3 and 4 January 16, 2019

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Yesterday, we resumed a Let’s Play we had left hanging for several months, Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4. In this video we take a closer look at NYC at night, and Maniac shares his insider information about movies that are thirty years old. All gameplay is captured in 1080p. Full video commentary is provided.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story 3DS Unboxing January 11, 2019

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Today, Nintendo has released two major games for their dedicated handheld and home consoles. For the 3DS/2DS owners out there, Nintendo rereleased the DS Classic Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story. Let’s take a look at what’s inside the box.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is out now for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Unboxing January 10, 2019

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Earlier today, Square Enix officially announced that the HD remaster of Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, is coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in April. Since it is already available on the PlayStation 4. We picked up a copy of the game with the intention to unbox it for all of you.

Final Fantasy XII is out now for PC and PS4. It is coming April 16th, 2019 to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

How to Upgrade the PS4 Pro Hard Drive December 18, 2018

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Happy Holidays everyone! Sony’s PS4 Pro currently ships with a stock internal storage capacity of 1TB. After owning one for nearly a year, that amount of storage just wasn’t cutting it anymore. We need to upgrade the internal storage of the PS4 Pro! Thankfully this is permitted by Sony, and this procedure can be performed without voiding the system’s warranty.

So how do we upgrade the PS4 Pro’s internal Hard Drive? You’ll need:

  • The PS4 Pro
  • A PC or Mac
  • A 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (exFAT Formatted)
  • A 2-4GB USB Thumb Drive (FAT32 Formatted)
  • A Phillips Head 00 screwdriver

The PS4 Pro accepts 2.5″ SATA 6.0GB/s Hard Drives, so you’ll have to get a drive that meets those specifications. We are going to do this procedure with a 2TB mechanical drive. You can also install a Solid State Drive (SSD) using this method, provided it fits the 2.5″ form factor.

We broke this procedure into two parts to make it easier for all of you. In part 1, we focus specifically on the prep work. Everything you need to do BEFORE taking your PS4 Pro apart is in this video, please watch before starting the process. If you would like a direct link to Sony’s PS4 firmware download page, you can click here. Regardless if you plan to back up your data or not, you WILL need the PS4 firmware to get your PS4 working after replacing the internal storage.

With prep out of the way we will now move to Part 2. This is what you’ll need to know to take the PS4 Pro apart, replace the internal drive, and get the PS4 working again after the drive has been replaced. We follow it up with how to restore all your data from the old drive using a backup.

Tales from IT – That Time I Unboxed and Updated 50 iPads in One Day December 17, 2018

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If you’re here because of the title, it pretty much speaks for itself. One day while working on a long-term IT assignment, I was asked at the last minute to set up iPads for fifty people. They had to be unboxed, put into cases, and updated. Since these devices were arriving system locked, preventing unauthorized users from setting them up and accessing the home screen, they could only be updated with iTunes. I was told all fifty iPads had to be ready by 7am the next morning. How did I do? What did it take? Did I make it? Watch and find out.

With the exception of maybe Louis Rothman, has anyone ever done this?

Date Nite – Into the Spider-Verse Review December 13, 2018

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We’ve been covering the ongoing news about Spider-Man for the PS4 for some time now and that is because the game is really that great. Marvel Studios did not have a Spider-Man feature-film in theaters this year, but Sony Pictures Animation has. Into the Spider-Verse is a 3D animated film following the character of Miles Morales, a boy who gets the powers of Spider-Man at the same time his dimension collides with the Spider-Heroes of other universes.

Our host, Maniac, was unable to convince a single person he knew to accompany him to the film. Sony Pictures, it seems, has still left a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths following The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Is this film worth watching? Was Sony able to produce a decent film? Do not worry, this review contains NO SPOILERS. Watch it and enjoy.

Tales From IT – How I Became Known as a Major Company’s iPhone Guy December 11, 2018

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Did you miss us? We are back with an all-new Tales From IT, where our host reveals some of the biggest challenges and greatest successes he’s had working as an IT consultant. Today we will be showing a new side of IT, the one where a company gives you room and board to work for them.

Maniac has fifteen years of iPhone experience but rarely uses it in a corporate setting. It just so happened that a major company he started working for exclusively used iPhone and iPad mobile devices, and the people using them would be in regular need of repairs and upgrades. Since most of his peers at the company were Android exclusive users, they had a disadvantage troubleshooting Apple’s quirks.

The second day of work, a third-party software update was released that bricked a large number of older phones and put them in an endless shutdown loop. Maniac was asked to fix them and if possible to recover the important data locked in each of the broken phones. He succeeded. Within two days his peers referred to him as the “iPhone Guy”. How did he do it? Watch the video below to find out!

Luigi’s Mansion 3DS Unboxing October 13, 2018

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Luigi’s Mansion was another one of those games we regretted missing out on back in the day. Now, Nintendo has finally brought this classic GameCube title to the 3DS, the same place its sequel was released on. What a better way to celebrate Halloween?

Here’s our unboxing of the 3DS game in glorious 4K UHD!

Now can Nintendo finally get around to re-releasing the GameCube games Pokémon Colosseum and its sequel Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness?

Luigi’s Mansion is out now for Nintendo 3DS systems.