Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano speaks during a news conference in Tokyo September 9, 2013. Reuters/Toru Hanai

This month, a number of new games are hitting the PlayStation platforms, with the closed beta of "PlanetSide 2" coming to the PS4 on Jan. 20. The title has already been in the drawing board for a while, and the team behind it is ready and waiting for fans to try out the experience as much as they can.

The beta period is the chance to see if the current setup can perform even during the most stressful times once it is released. Best of all, over at the PlayStation Blog, the dev team is already asking for feedback from fans.

Whether it's the feedback on the intuitive feel of the menu or how the game performs overall, the closed beta is the chance to make the game even better. Those who will be participating in the closed beta will also be able to access the special Beta forums where all the feedback and interaction with the team will be happening.

The PlayStation Store has also been updated with a few handful of games for the three PlayStation platforms. "Pinball Arcade" is dominating the PlayStation as the different seasons and bundles are offered at discounted prices.

Aside from this, "Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition" is also out for the PS3 and PS Vita, as it is a cross-buy title. The PS Vita gets an additional game, "Whoa Dave!," that will also be a cross-buy title for the PS4 once it releases.

With the onslaught of new games, particularly this year when more exclusives and big-name AAA titles are coming in, PS4 players will surely need more space to store their precious games. Thankfully, gaming accessory creator Nyko has developed and recently showcased a way to go over the 500GB maximum capability of Sony's next-gen console.

VG 24/7 reports that the Data Bank is a new device that circumvents the limited storage capacity of the PS4. The device is an alternative for the top area of the PS4 and gives the storage limit a push from the 2.5" had drive to 3.5" hard drives.

More than just stretching the storage capacity, the Data Bank also addresses the need for an external hard drive. An external hard drive reportedly does not allow for data saves or installation of games on the PS4, so it's definitely a win-win situation.

The source adds that the Data Bank enables faster speeds when running games, and compared with other storage systems, the 3.5" hard drives are less expensive as well. Despite this, Nyko has yet to introduce a price for the Data Bank. It also does not have a specific date yet for when it will be made available to the public. It's best to keep an eye on the Data Bank especially if you are also keeping an eye on the upcoming games that will land on the PS4.

Duke NUkem 3D: Megaton Edition Trailer (Credit: YouTube/DevolverDigital)

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