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A video game console is a device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game. The term "video game console" is used to distinguish a console machine primarily designed for consumers to use for playing video games in contrast to arcade machines or home computers. It includes home video game consoles, handheld game consoles, microconsoles and dedicated consoles.

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by:Dustin Saunders
The bundle comes with a previously unreleased Star Fox 2.  But Super Mario RPG and Final Fantasy III are big wins too!  I have the SMRPG cartridge but have never been able to hunt down a FFIII.  Would be great to play that with the feel of the old controllers.
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by:Brian Matis
Final Fantasy III was the highlight for me. That game was amazing.
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PS4 extended storageEarlier this week I took advantage of the PlayStation 4's new 4.5 update that finally allows the use of external storage. And wow, that process was easy!

I picked up a 1TB external Seagate USB drive (one of the slim ones that can be powered fully over USB) and hooked it in. The PS4 gave me a notification telling me it detected the external storage and that I'd need to format it. At first, I was worried that I'd have to hook it up to my PC or Mac to format it appropriately there, but nope! It took me right through a few very simple confirmation screens to get it formatted correctly and I was up and running in less than 5 minutes.

Haven't really checked out the performance on it yet, but I'll install something to it this weekend to verify. I imagine it certainly won't be as good as an internal upgrade or switching to an SSD, but unless performance is really terrible, I'll probably be pretty happy with the 5 minute, no hassle approach :-)
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by:Brian Matis
Good question, Rob! I'd assume it's proprietary, but I'll see what I can find out some night soon.
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by:Phil Phillips
I did mine, and I think I saw exFAT as the format.  So, theoretically, you should be able to read the disk with it plugged into your computer.
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Nice! Sony's Playstation 4 is finally going to allow external attached storage. Maybe I won't have to go through the hassle of upgrading the internal drive after all :-)
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/02/ps4-will-soon-support-external-usb-hard-drives/
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by:Lucas Bishop
In this scenario, you could update the primary HD to be a small (cheap) SSD for the OS only, then put a massive SSHD on the external port and see pretty significant performance gain.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, that'd be pretty sweet. I've got my PC set up that way and it's really nice :-)
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Replaced the original 500GB HD with a 2TB SSHD in my PS4 last night. Installation of the new drive & OS only took about 20 minutes total and doesn't void the warranty of the console.

New drive:
http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/hdd/firecuda/

Simple Install:
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/#newinstallation
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by:Brian Matis
Nice! Thanks for the tips, Lucas. I'm getting pretty tired of running out of room on my PS4, so I think I'll do the upgrade sometime in the next few weeks!
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by:Lucas Bishop
I say definitely take the plunge, if you are even close to maxing out the original HD. I was having to delete a game, every time I bought a game. Then I wouldn't go back to my old games, because I'd have to sit through a re-install.
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