Free PS4 update adds Ninja Bots game to The Playroom

But the PlayStation Camera it requires is still hard to find.

Sony has released a free update to The Playroom, PlayStation 4’s pre-loaded augmented reality application, which adds a new Ninja Bots game.

Ninja Bots allows up to four players to compete in a race as they dodge and jump their way through the course. You’ll also be able to launch shurikens at enemy ronin bots blocking your way in order to collect coins.

Like the rest of The Playroom, Ninja Bots requires a PlayStation Camera.

Earlier this month, we learned that GameStop raised the price of the PlayStation 4 Camera, which is proving difficult to find at most major retailers. The retailer is now selling the accessory for $70, a full $10 above its normal $60 asking price. The Camera’s currently out of stock at GameStop as well as other major retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and even Sony's official website.

Sony has been fairly quiet about The Playroom since the launch of the PS4. We last reported on it in November 2013, when Twitch had to remove multiple Playroom streams on account of lewd behavior.

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GOGOHeadray
GOGOHeadray

The fact that is steams is the real selling factor behind the PS camera. I throughly enjoy the streams and comments that the sharing button provides even if I will never stream anything myself.

jdrake1772
jdrake1772

Must suck to own a ps4 with no games to play still, when's uncharted coming out?

megakick
megakick

PS4 CAMERA < KINECT

raised the price? WTF SONY? FANBOYS much SHEEP!

neowarrior121
neowarrior121

sadly the camera is pointless to me i can't even stand up in my bedroom, motion camera would just be dangerous. 

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

just downloaded it, great fun game for the kids

and best of all it's a free update

wizemanschaos
wizemanschaos

If I feel up my passed out girlfriend do I win?

deadpen
deadpen

OH CRAP let me hurry over and not bother turning on the ps.

GLOK1132
GLOK1132

I wish i could delete the playroom,  it takes up space that could actually be useful.


Vinnvn
Vinnvn

XB1 gets free NSA game...

eternaldragoonx
eternaldragoonx

As a PS4 and XB1 owner I must say that Playroom although a demo for the camera has so far out performed any Kinect game I've seen thus far except voice commands and facial recognition stuff. Although Kinect sports rivals demo was pretty damn cool.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Sony's answer to Titanfall.

PS4 customers. - be afraid...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I didn't expect the PS4 camera was going to be hard to find. Sony may have just made a few of them. Just almost enough to meet demand. Sony should know by now how many people will buy a camera for their console. PS2 and PS3 had cameras so Sony should have an idea of the camera attach rate.


maybe just a bit off with the PS4 camera. 

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Poor XB1 Only Over Protectors. They really lack originality when on attack.

Shameful LOL if you fit this description.

xhawk27
xhawk27

I thought Motion gaming is a gimmick. Stupid ass PS4 camera is a joke. Kinect Rivals is way better than the Playground. Also so the PS4 is almost the same price of the Xbox One now since the price is going up on the PS4 peripherals. lol 


jasonmcfly23
jasonmcfly23

@jdrake1772  Why do people swear like exclusives are the only games a console has. I have BF4, NFS, and FIFA. Planning to get Infamous, the order 1886, watchdogs, destiny, deep down and evolve this year. Oh yea and the evil within. Many more to come but also dont have release dates. But really you dont buy a console only for exclusives although i think sonys will are looking better. Not to mention the exclusive indies ive gotten for it with psplus every month =)

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

Willing to bet I have more games on my ps4 than most people have on their xbone.

jasonmcfly23
jasonmcfly23

@megakick  yet another idiot that believes he knows the story for only reading the title. We are surrounded by ignorant people guys dont be surprised.

hikaruai
hikaruai

Wait, why cant u stand up in ur bedroom?

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

Just install a larger hdd

cvantu
cvantu

@eternaldragoonx don't forget the ability to motion capture your characters in Project Spark. It works pretty flawlessly. However, the first real Kinect offering is Kinect Sports Rivals. I don't consider the thrown in additions of the launch titles as Kinect games themselves.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I would rather play the playroom. It's higher resolution than Titanfall

xhawk27
xhawk27

@DARKSPACE  


Poor PS4 Only Over Protectors. They really lack originality when attacking all the time. 


Shameful LOL if you fit this description because you are not a real gamer. 


neowarrior121
neowarrior121

@xhawk27  dude one you need to pay for the other is free, i don't think you can really compare them. 

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Based on the maturity level of your comment I'm guessing that your 10 years old, and your parents are unaware you're trolling the internet.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

In Canada, the PS4 is more expensive with one game than a Titanfall bundle.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@wizemanschaos @Vinnvn  


And enjoying it! *Right, goodnight*

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Hey, if it helps you sleep at night to diss Titanfall - have at it.

It's a shame you miss out on a great game. You know, the one that's getting mostly high scores everywhere.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

And it's not another dull first person shooter.

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

@Sevenizz  Actually it accounts for the inflation in Canada, so the price for the Canadian PS4 is almost equal to the US version since their money has less value.

xhawk27
xhawk27

@Sevenizz  


People like to pay more for 30% more graphics power. 


mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

And ps4 will still outsell xbone...

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I can get it on PC. Don't care for competitive first person shooters. Destiny looks like a game that will interest me, basically looks like Borderlands on steroids, which is what I like to play

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Well, they were compensated by MS, so can you blame them for not wanting bad press?

But Sony did the same thing with their movie studio reviews. Only they got caught outright lying and twisting reviewers words.

They all do it. Hell, even this site was caught doing it.

And I've played the games you mentioned as well. I enjoyed DR3, and Titanfall uses a lot of adrenalin so I can only take it one or two sessions a sitting. But then I get the energy again and it's exhilarating.

solomonshv
solomonshv

@Sevenizz the users are panning it. i have titanfall although it's fun it gets boring pretty quick. it's basically call of duty with robots. very basic game. same way deadrising 3 is like GTA with zombies. also gets boring quick. 

the only "good scores" are coming from critics. but microsoft pays critics off all the time some when it comes to their first party titles the critic reviews don't mean a damn thing. they got caught paying critis off to not say a single bad thing about the xbone. remember that?

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

If I were into any first person shooters other than Borderlands and Destiny (most likely) I would get a high end PC. My favorite game series is Uncharted though, so Playstation is what I use.Titanfall looks cool but I would be bored with it in a few days. That and if my Internet goes down, there's no option to play it. That is just dumb to me. I don't really understand the draw to competitive first person shooters. I want to collect loot and level up. Must be the RPG nut in me

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

@mjonk2pc  I have a PS4 and I'm enjoying the shit out of this 1080p, 60+ fps, crazy addictive, and actually pretty innovative PC Titanfall so you know, there's that!

sampson3121
sampson3121

@Sevenizz yeah, hes wrong! all techies say it's 50% more powerful...how dare he lie.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Do you normally make up numbers randomly?