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Rollerdrome Is an Extreme Sports Ballet in Bullet Time

Rollerdrome, from OlliOlli World developer Roll7, is a game that involves wheels and guns (the peanut butter and jelly of gaming) and manages to feel both new and familiar all at once in the best ways. And that is great news for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the likes of Tony…

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FEATURES

We Showed Our Cats the Trailer to Cat-Game Stray

Alongside the PlayStation 5, Sony showcased a few games that would be coming to the console in its June 2020 “Future of Gaming” showcase event. One of those titles, the cat game Stray, immediately caught the attention of every cat owner in the world because it looked a lot like…

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How PlayStation Plus & PS Now Subs and Cards Convert to PS+ Premium

As of June 13, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, previously two separate subscription services are turning into one. This has naturally led to a ton of confusion over how things will mix, merge, and convert. If you buy a PS+ card now, how will the system handle that in a…

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Variable Refresh Rate Coming to PS5 Soon, Says Sony

In a blog post announcing today’s system updates for the PS5 and PS4, Sony said that the oft-requested variable refresh rate (VRR) feature will be coming to the PS5 in the coming months. VRR allows users to dynamically sync the refresh rate of their HDMI 2.1-compatible screen to their console’s…

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NEWS

Walmart Trying To Sell Me Laxatives Instead of a PlayStation 5: A Review

Today, like many days in a typical week, I tried to buy a PlayStation 5 console. One of my friendly colleagues posted a Wario64 tweet with a handy link to Walmart’s website, where the retailer was reportedly selling a bunch of PS5s at 3 p.m. my time. This was right…

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MICROREVIEWS

PS5 Supply Issues Continue While PC Game Sales Spike in Japan

By all accounts, the PlayStation 5 is doing well for itself. As of September, Sony has sold over 13 million units, but the PS5 is starting to fall behind the PlayStation 4 due to supply shortages making it impossible to manufacture the console at the same rate. This has resulted…

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Sony Announces Third-Party-Focused State of Play

Sony is hosting another State of Play presentation, this time to showcase upcoming third-party games coming to the PlayStation 5. In a post to the PlayStation Blog, the company confirmed the stream will take place next Wednesday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The State of Play will…

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Hallelujah, We Can Turn Off the PlayStation 5 Screenshot Notification

We are nearing the end of the PlayStation 5’s first year, and it is now getting a feature I wish it had when I took mine out of the box last November: the ability to turn off the notification that pops up when you take a screenshot. The change comes…

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ICYMI: Everything from Today’s PlayStation Showcase

We’re coming up close to a year since the PlayStation 5 launched and the gaming giant has held a number of cards close to their chest since the console’s reveal last summer. There have been some occasional State of Plays (States of Play?), but very few big blowouts one would…

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Don’t Worry Sony, I Don’t Know How a PS5 is Supposed to Stand Either

I’ve had my PlayStation 5 since launch day back in November, and I’ve decided to keep mine standing upright with my current setup. Both because that’s how it best fits and because the system actually doesn’t follow some more conventional console design philosophies when it comes to its disc drive.…

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Sony is Looking for PS5 Owners to Test Out Upcoming Features

If you’re one of the lucky few who has managed to track down as PlayStation 5 since the console launched in November, Sony is letting folks sign up to test upcoming system features before they launch. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Vice President of PlayStation Platform Experience…

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NEWS

The Case For and Against Cross-Gen Video Games

Earlier this week, PlayStation Worldwide Studios head Hermen Hulst casually revealed that the upcoming PlayStation 5 sequel to the PlayStation 4 God of War would not only be delayed out of its 2021 target date but would also come to PS4, hardware that originally released in 2013. In the same…

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Returnal is a Frustrating Sci-Fi Fireworks Show

I’m underwater, diving towards the next boss fight when two electric blue orbs appear in the distance. They immediately teleport beside me and start emitting a constant volley of bright crimson red lasers that cut through the deep sea depths to kill me. They’re shooting rapidly, both horizontally and vertically,…

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REVIEWS

I Turned on My PS3 and Now My PS5 Drive Looks Like a Big Baby

My PS5 hard drive is a bit of a mess. That becomes more and more apparent as more games I actually want to play on the system arrive at a surprisingly steady clip. Big, older games I mean to spend more time with — like Nioh 2, Judgment, and even…

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These New DualSense Controllers Are Nice, Can I Get a PS5 Faceplate to Match?

Sony has announced two new colors for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller, and they look pretty slick. The Cosmic Red and Midnight Black controllers join the standard white controller that comes with most PS5 consoles, the former of which is one we’ve seen teased last year. That Cosmic Red though?…

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NEWS

PlayStation 5 Is the Fastest-Selling Console In U.S. History

Industry tracking firm NPD Group has revealed the PlayStation 5 is officially the fastest-selling console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales. This goes for lifetime sales with five months on the market. The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller was also the leading accessory in dollar sales for not…

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First Big PlayStation 5 Update Addresses Storage Issues, Cross-Gen Compatibility

Sony is rolling out the PlayStation 5’s first major update tomorrow, April 14, and it’s bringing a handful of notable new features to the console. Through a post on the PlayStation Blog, the company laid out what users can expect when they download the new system update. Including changes to…

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New Horror Title Abandoned Coming to PlayStation 5

Hot off the presses of the PlayStation blog, a new horror title has been revealed coming exclusively to the PlayStation 5 later this year. Abandoned is a spooky game about being, well, abandoned in a forest and having to fight to escape it. Apparently. Abandoned is developed by Blue Box Game…

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Report: Sony Allowing PlayStation 5 Harddrive Upgrades This Summer

Your PlayStation 5 says “1TB” on the box, but the realities of harddrive manufacturing and necessary functions for the console come close to halving that number. While the console needs the faster SSD as a baseline for new games, you can quickly fill up a harddrive with just a few…

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Sony Joins the ‘We Have Analog Drift and Also a Lawsuit’ Club

Looks like Sony is joining Nintendo in the “console manufacturers dealing with a class action lawsuit for analog stick drift” club, as Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith has filed against the company for users having issues with the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller. The firm put out a form last week…

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