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Sony has confirmed that it will add VRR support to the PS5, eventually. (Image source: Sony)

Sony will add VRR support to the PS5, but it refuses to say when

We already knew that Sony would be enabling M.2 SSD expansion on the PS5 via a future software update, but that is also the case for variable refresh rate (VRR) support. Sony is yet to confirm when either functionality will arrive...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:13:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 has already gone gold. (Image source: CD Projekt Red official render)

Striking Cyberpunk 2077 game footage leaked but rumor persists of further delay

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage has been leaked online and it looks spectacular, especially as the footage was taken from PlayStation 4 gameplay. Although many gamers are expecting CD Projekt to release the game as scheduled on De...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:26:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 to launch without ray tracing support for AMD video cards

Cyberpunk 2077: No ray tracing for AMD video cards at launch

According to the final system requirements for the PC version of the game, Cyberpunk 2077 will only launch with ray tracing support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX video cards. Although the AMD Radeon RX 6000 lineup also comes with this ca...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 17:14:00 +0100
Hopefully, the 32 Gbps cap is only a software issue and Sony could fix it with a future OS update. (Image Source: GameRevolution)

Deal-breaker alert: PS5 HDMI 2.1 bandwidth is capped at 32 Gbps, chroma subsampling is enforced on HDR games running in [email protected] Hz

The 4:2:2 chroma subsampling further limits the color space and some fine details can appear blurred in HDR games running at [email protected] Hz. It's not clear if this is a hardware or software issue. Xbox Series X is not using the full 48...
Bogdan Solca, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:14:00 +0100
Doom Eternal coming soon to Nintendo Switch but no launch date official yet

Doom Eternal headed for Nintendo Switch as an exclusive digital release, no launch date yet

Although the absence of a physical release resulted in many canceled pre-orders for GameStop customers, Nintendo Switch users will be able to get Doom Eternal as a digital-exclusive release. Sadly, there is only the official confi...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:45:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 has been delighting and frustrating owners around the world. (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation 5 falls foul to error messages, coil whine, shipping snafus, and scalpers galore but at least Sony offers fix for PS5 "queued for download" bug

Problems involving the PlayStation 5 are starting to appear en masse online, with system errors, hardware-related coil whine, scalping activities, and delivery issues among the most common complaints. However, at least an apparent...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:28:00 +0100
Ashley Johnson has been nominated for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II. (Image source: Sony)

The Last of Us Part II dominates The Game Awards 2020 nominations while indie title Hades leads the chasing pack

The PlayStation 4 smash-hit adventure game The Last of Us Part II has amassed 10 nominations for The Game Awards 2020, including in the Game of the Year category. Indie hit Hades managed to grab eight nominations, while the critic...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:52:00 +0100
Sony has been celebrating the launch of the PS5 around the world. (Image source: PlayStation blog)

PlayStation 5 outselling Xbox Series by over 5 to 1 in key market but sales figures are down as the PS5 arrives in 65 countries around the world

Estimated sales figures for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles in Japan have revealed that Sony’s device is outstripping sales of Microsoft’s hardware by over 5 to 1, but overall sales are down on the previous generation. ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 22:33:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 may be Sony's last gaming console

Japanese analysts speculate that the PlayStation 5 may be the last of its kind

There will be no successor to the PlayStation 5, according to some analysts from Citi Securities Japan. The reason is cited to be the long wait between generations and rising costs associated with manufacturing consoles. The analy...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 18:27:00 +0100
Amazon will have a limited stock of Sony's two new consoles on launch day. (Image source: Sony)

Amazon will have limited launch day stock of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

Amazon will have more stock of the PlayStation 5 and Digital Edition consoles in multiple countries come launch day. The company has a limited inventory of both consoles, but it should offer respite for some people who missed out ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 13:52:00 +0100
The BL6 gaming console from Bud Light. Yes, this is real. (Image via Bud Light)

Bud Light announces "limited edition" game console built into a six-pack beer carrier

Bud Light, the most popular brand of beer in the United States, is releasing a one-of-a-kind gaming console. The BL6 packs six games and an HD projector into a six-pack carrying tray. The console includes two wireless controllers ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:02:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 PlayStation 4 retail package back (Source: Mikeymorphin on Reddit)

Cyberpunk 2077 to hit PlayStation 4 in the shape of two discs, Remote Play in tow

As more and more Cyberpunk 2077 product images show up, it becomes certain that the release date of December 10 will not be pushed forward once again. However, a set of recent shots also revealed that the PlayStation 4 version of ...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 19:12:00 +0100
The Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2s. (Source: Turtle Beach)

The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 and 700 Gen 2s were the best sellers in their gaming headset category in October 2020

Turtle Beach asserts that its Stealth 600 and 700 headsets have been top sellers in their markets for a few years running now. New data from the research group NPD indicates that this trend has been upheld by their latest generati...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
War Thunder 2.1 "New Power" now live with Dagor Engine 6.0 and multiple new planes, ships, and armored vehicles

War Thunder 2.1 "New Power" comes with an updated graphical engine, new tanks, iconic aircraft, and more

In addition to the updated Dagor Engine, which has reached version 6.0, War Thunder 2.1 "New Power" comes with the first battleships, vertical take-off aircraft, AI-controlled aircraft carriers, and more. The game is ready to run ...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:38:00 +0100
Around 71% of Spider-Man: Miles Morales boxed game sales have been for the PS5. (Image source: Sony/Marvel - Brandon Tepezano)

PlayStation 5 expectations rocket as UK boxed chart reveals strong PS5 game sales before console launch

The PlayStation 5 hype continues as the UK boxed game chart shows gamers preparing for the console’s second launch date. Almost 19% of sales for the week were for titles on the PS5, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 20:17:00 +0100
OctoShop should help users obtain a PS5 from a major retailer. (Image source: InStok - edited)

PlayStation 5 hunters can tackle scalpers and bots with the help of the updated OctoShop PS5 stock tracker Chrome extension

The PlayStation 5 is one of the world’s hottest products at the moment, which means many gamers will have been struggling to make a purchase due to the undesirable actions of scalpers and bots. However, a simple Chrome extension c...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 21:29:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 in GOG Galaxy, partial achievements list leaks online (Source: Own)

Cyberpunk 2077 partial achievements list leaks online

Although no main storyline achievements were included in this recent leak, those that surfaced online via the GOG Galaxy app provide quite a few hints about the kind of side quests that will be included in Projekt RED's upcoming t...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 19:13:00 +0100
Resizable BAR could deliver a sizeable performance uplift to Ampere cards (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's Resizable BAR coming to all Ampere RTX 3000 cards soon as a Smart Access Cache alternative

GamersNexus recently confirmed that NVIDIA is working on a platform-agnostic alternative to AMD's Smart Access Cache technology. According to NVIDIA, their Resizable BAR solution delivers a similar performance uplift as Smart Acce...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 13:23:00 +0100
Some MSI monitors like the Optix MAG274QRF-QD will accept and downsample a 4K PlayStation 5 signal (Image sourceL MSI)

PC OEM MSI addresses the PlayStation 5's 1440p woes with "console mode" scaling on supported monitors

The lack of a native 1440p mode on the PlayStation 5 has created issues for owners of 1440p displays. MSI announced an innovative "fix" on some of its monitors, allowing certain 1440p monitors to accept the PlayStation 5's 4K sign...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 13:07:00 +0100
Mozilla's new device-rating page. (Source: Mozilla)

Mozilla releases a new system for rating gadgets by their "creepiness"

Given that consumers may be gearing up for their 2020 holiday shopping, Mozilla has expanded its Privacy Not Included initiative by ranking various popular devices and/or gift ideas by how "creepy" they are. It is based on the org...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 13 Nov 2020 23:41:00 +0100
The PS5, XSX, and PCIe 4.0 SSD are way ahead of the hard drive. (Image source: CD Projekt/Pug Tech Tips)

PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X vs Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD vs HDD load times: Say farewell to the last generation

The PlayStation 5 has now joined the Xbox Series X in being officially launched, and the two current-gen consoles have united with a superfast Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 1 TB SSD in a game load time comparison against a lowl...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:47:00 +0100
Playstation 5 eBay listings have ballooned out of control with scalpers (Image source: Sony)

Playstation 5 eBay listings have ballooned out of control with scalpers

Scalpers are already making bank on the PS5 launch with successful listings ending at around $1000 USD or two times the retail price of the actual console. The system will likely remain out of reach for most users throughout the r...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:38:00 +0100
Alleged malfunctioning Xbox Series X. (Image source: @Arek_Adamowicz)

Xbox Series X/S FUD or fail: Videos of Microsoft's next-gen consoles smoking, not turning on, and not loading games inevitably appear

Numerous videos of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in various states of malfunction have started appearing online, with clips of the next-gen console blowing out plumes of smoke being the most widely reported. While many of th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 19:48:00 +0100
Fans in Indonesia will have to wait until January 22, 2021, to get hold of a PlayStation 5. (Image source: PlayStation Indonesia)

PlayStation 5 launch dates for countries in South America and Southeast Asia revealed and there's a long wait for gamers in Indonesia

PlayStation 5 launch dates for nations in South America and Southeast Asia have started appearing on the official country-specific websites. Key markets such as Brazil and Singapore can still expect a PS5 launch on November 19, an...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 11 Nov 2020 07:57:00 +0100
Sony's next-generation console could have been even bigger, according to its designer. (Image source: Sony)

The Sony PlayStation 5 was originally supposed to be even larger than its final design

The PlayStation 5 may be a huge console, but it could have been even larger, had its design had his way. There may be some Easter eggs hidden within the next-generation console too, and not just the pattern of the DualSense contro...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 19:51:00 +0100
Sony PlayStation 5 might get 1440p support depending on demand

Sony: PlayStation 5 might get 1440p support after all

Although it's not available yet and Sony had previously stated that the PlayStation 5 will not come with support for it, now the tide has changed. The Japanese tech giant has just confirmed that, if there's enough demand, the Play...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 18:56:00 +0100
Call of Duty Black Ops 4K with ray tracing effects (Source: Sanadsk on YouTube)

The first Call of Duty: Black Ops game looks great in 4K with ray tracing effects

The decade-old Call of Duty: Black Ops has just got modded to run in 4K with ray tracing effects and the result is quite impressive. To record the video posted on YouTube, the game was running on a rig consisting of the following:...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 12:53:00 +0100
Sharkoon RUSH ER30 USB gaming headset (Source: Sharkoon)

Sharkoon launches the RUSH ER30 USB gaming headset

With a suggested price of just 30 Euros, the new Sharkoon RUSH ER30 USB gaming headset comes with a rich and attractive set of features and technical specs that includes RGB illumination, 50 mm drivers, a generous cable with gold-...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:15:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 will require an immediate software update on first use. (Image source: PlayStation)

Exhaustive PlayStation 5 FAQ answers all those burning questions about the PS5 console - and yes it has an RDNA 2-based GPU and hardware-based ray tracing

The official PlayStation blog has recently published its “Ultimate FAQ” aimed at future owners of the PlayStation 5. Some interesting tidbits include the absolute confirmation of an RDNA 2-based GPU, the inclusion of a base in the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 18:38:00 +0100
Haptic feedback on the PS5 DualSense controller can be disabled by the user if required. (Image source: PlayStation)

PlayStation 5 critical reception is overwhelmingly positive but new DualSense adaptive triggers video demonstrates why the PS5 controller is the true next-gen superstar

PlayStation 5 critical reviews have been rolling in and have been full of praise for Sony’s console, although one particular complaint has surfaced numerous times. But a video clip of the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers a...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 17:14:00 +0100
Creative SXFI GAMER hands-on review by Notebookcheck (Source: Own)

Creative SXFI GAMER hands-on: Outstanding microphone, SXFI THEATER — wired — experience overall

Although it sports roughly the same design as the Creative SXFI THEATER, the SXFI GAMER drops the wireless sound and comes with an excellent microphone, improved RGB lighting, as well as both USB-C and analog connectivity.
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 12:12:00 +0100
The Playstation 5 is more power-hungry than a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q gaming laptop (Image source: Sony)

The Playstation 5 is more power-hungry than a GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q gaming laptop

At a whopping 200 W when gaming, the PS5 demands as much power as some of the fastest gaming laptops you can buy at the moment. The Asus Strix Scar 15 with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super, for example, consumes 201 W when gaming.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 03:57:00 +0100
Square Enix reports a good half-year of business. (Source: Square Enix)

Square Enix reports its latest half-yearly financial results

Square Enix has published its earnings report for the last 6 months (ending on September 30, 2020). It claims to have made 172.7 billion yen (~US$1.7 billion), or 46% more in sales year-on-year (YoY), for this period. This was att...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:25:00 +0100
Ray-traced reflections at 30 fps or no ray tracing but 60 fps...(Image source: Reddit - u/TheFearlessWarrior - edited)

PlayStation 5 gameplay comparison videos for Spider-Man: Miles Morales present the ray tracing at 30 fps or performance mode at 60 fps quandary

The upcoming action game Spider-Man: Miles Morales offers future PlayStation 5 owners the choice to play at either 30 fps and enjoy the ray-tracing effects throughout the title or at 60 fps with reduced graphics output. Various PS...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 17:42:00 +0100
Sony PlayStation 5 console compared to Xbox Series X loading times of various games

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 loading times compared: Final Fantasy XV, Destiny 2, and more

When booting up some games that were a pain to load on the existing consoles, the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 make the painfully long load times only a memory. However, next-gen patches for the titles used in this com...
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 17:41:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 operated well within a tolerable noise range. (Image source: Game Two)

PlayStation 5 temperature and noise tests validate its next-generation console status in comparison to PS4 Pro results

New temperature and noise tests for the PlayStation 5 have surfaced, and as expected, the console warrants its next-generation title when compared to the previous-generation PS4 Pro. Initial results for the PS5 point to good therm...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 19:31:00 +0100
Mass Effect Legendary Edition confirmed for 2021, Mass Effect 4 in development (Source: BioWare Blog)

New Mass Effect in development, Legendary Edition confirmed for 2021

A new title to join the Mass Effect universe is now in the making, and BioWare has also just confirmed that Mass Effect Legendary Edition is on its way for a Spring 2021 launch. The game promised to include all content from the fi...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 19:19:00 +0100
The PS5 may support up to 8K gaming, but this does not include 1440p. (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation 5: Sony confirms that its next-generation console will not support 1440p gaming

Sony may boast that 'Play Has No Limits', but there will be a limit to the PlayStation 5 if you try to game at 1440p later this month. According to IGN Italia, Sony has confirmed that its next-generation console will not support t...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Nov 2020 19:10:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 is kept in a snugly fitting glass case in this demo kiosk. (Image source: NeoGAF - Kyshakk)

PlayStation 5 fries in demo kiosk

An alleged image of a PlayStation 5 overheating warning message has appeared on social media, leading to speculation of whether the console runs too hot or not or whether this particular PS5’s enclosed environment was the main cau...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:57:00 +0100
PlayStation 5 fans may have to wait a while before attempting to expand the console's storage

The PlayStation 5 will not allow users to add more solid-state storage at launch; functionality expected to arrive via a future update

A Sony spokesperson has confirmed that PlayStation 5 users will not be able to install their own NVMe SSDs on the console at launch. Users may have to wait for a few months for Sony to enable the feature via a software update. How...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 21:15:00 +0100
A Reddit user seems to have received their Xbox Series S early

The Xbox Series S allegedly comes with a paltry 364GB of usable storage

A lucky Reddit user who happened to receive their Xbox Series S console a week early states that it only comes with 364GB of usable storage. That, combined with a lack of a disc drive, will make it difficult for users to simultane...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 18:25:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch in Europe on November 19. (Image source: PlayStation)

PlayStation 5 news: Console prices cut in Brazil; rumors of early launch in Europe; PS5 comes with an HDMI 2.1 cable

Sony has officially cut the prices of the PlayStation 5 consoles for Brazil, although the figures are still hefty in comparison to US prices. Rumors of the PS5 being launched early in the UK and Germany quickly spread like wildfir...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 11:49:00 +0100
The Witcher 3 Xbox Series X performance is incredible, instant fast travel

Xbox Series X: The Witcher 3 fast travel works instantly

While the next-generation release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt still needs to get a release date, the existing Xbox One version, when loaded on the Xbox Series X console, runs incredibly fast already. In addition to the excellent g...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 03 Nov 2020 13:58:00 +0100
Ryan's statement indicates that Sony still doesn't see VR as a mature market (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation exec Jim Ryan pours cold water on PlayStation VR in the leadup to the PS5 launch

PlayStation executive Jim Ryan spoke to the Washington Post about PSVR ahead of the PlayStation 5 launch and had a fairly sobering take. Ryan implied that it's still not the right time for virtual reality, casting doubt on the fut...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 14:51:00 +0100
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is likely to be one of the PS5's best-selling launch titles. (Image source: Sony/Marvel)

PlayStation 5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales appears on Walmart with a price tag of just US$21.88

The PlayStation 5 launch title Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been spotted at the Walmart website for a surprisingly low price of just US$21.88. Although it is likely to be a listing error, future owners of the PS5 might w...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 10:28:00 +0100
The DualSense's haptic feedback has been blowing some minds. (Image source: PlayStation)

PlayStation 5 DualSense controller soaks up the accolades as reviewers call it a mind-blowing next-generation game changer

Early official previews of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller have been overwhelmingly positive, with the accessory being frequently described as a “game changer” and a truly next-generation piece of hardware. The only thing...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 01 Nov 2020 14:50:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 promises gamers stellar performance. (Image source: PlayStation)

Leaked PlayStation 5 video reveals ultrarapid two-second transition time from the PS5 UI to Spider-Man: Miles Morales game save

A leaked video clip of the PlayStation 5 in action has been amazing fans with its superfast load times. One of the highlights on display is the time it takes to get from the PS5 user interface to the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:20:00 +0100
Removable side plates can make a black PS5 a reality. (Image source: PlayStation/PlateStation)

PlateStation 5 gets busted by PlayStation 5

PlateStation 5 has had to change its name due to legal issues in regard to the upcoming PlayStation 5 next-gen console. The third-party accessory/customizing company had released a handful of renders featuring the PS5 with differe...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 09:48:00 +0100
Concept Creator and LetsGoDigital have imagined how the PS5 could look if it went on a diet. (Image source: LetsGoDigital & Concept Creator)

PlayStation 5 Slim concept renders offer clue as to how Sony could reduce the size of its over-sized console

The PS5 is not a dainty console, by any means. Subject to memes mocking its size, the PS5 will probably be replaced by a more compact edition at some stage in its lifetime. In that vein, a concept has shown what a PS5 Slim could l...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:30:00 +0100
The Anbernic RG280V is a compact games console modelled on the Game Boy. (Image source: Anbernic)

Anbernic RG280V: Compact handheld console presented with a large screen and an array of buttons

The RG280V is Anbernic's latest handheld games console, and its smallest to boot. The RG280V runs on OpenDingux and should be powerful enough to emulate N64 and PS1 games smoothly.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:56:00 +0100


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