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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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PS5 Now Warns You if You’re Playing PS4 Versions of Cross-Gen Games

Unlike Microsoft, Sony isn’t doing something like Smart Delivery that ensures players are playing the best version for whichever console they’re playing, whether that be the PlayStation 4 or newly-released PlayStation 5. For those that don’t know, Smart Delivery is a system Microsoft put in place for the launch of…

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UK Politicians Are Trying to Make it Illegal to Scalp Consoles in the Country

We’re about a month out from the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and a vast majority of people are still struggling to get their hands on the new consoles. Not only is it due to a general scarcity of new devices, but also because scalping has…

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Save Storage Space on Your PS5 – How to Disable Trophy Video Capture

When it comes to next-generation consoles, you often want to save as much storage space as possible. This is because the base PS5 has 885 GB, but it’s more like 650GB after updates and transferring data. Since games are quite large now, you’ll want to cut down on any features…

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GUIDES

Keyboard vs. Keyboard, This Is How the Next Gen Consoles CLACK UP

One odd thing I find myself excited about each new generation is the myriad ways game consoles let us communicate with each other. While there’s a number of voice-driven options — including headsets, built-in microphones, and inexplicable mobile apps — I’ve always kind of preferred a good old keyboard with little letters on…

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REVIEWS

To All the People I Used to Text Back During Video Game Loading Screens

Loading times on the next-gen consoles are almost non-existent. Like, almost comically so, in some cases. I’ve been playing my PlayStation 5 for a few days now, and while most of my time has been spent with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Astro’s Playroom, I have been switching over from native…

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One Day In and I Already Miss Dynamic Themes on PlayStation 5

Fanbyte friends, I’ve had my PlayStation 5 for about four hours now, and the majority of that time has been spent on the console’s dashboard as I install games, transfer PS4 ones, and just try and get everything settled for when I actually do sit down and play something on…

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How to Introduce a New Console to Your Cats

With a new generation of consoles arriving this week, gamers are faced with a slew of questions. “How fast are the loading times?” “How does the ray tracing work?” “Are the controllers better?” “Which console should I get?” You can find plenty of information on these are other queries about…

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FEATURES

An Ode to My Launch PlayStation 4

As of today, November 11, 2020, my PlayStation 4 is the only console I’ve ever owned that lasted me an entire console generation. I bought the thing on launch day, November 15, 2013, and I fully expected to go through at least two PS4s in those seven years based on…

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Reminder: Your Launch Xbox Series or PlayStation 5 May Have Manufacturing Faults

The Xbox Series X/S is out now and the PlayStation 5 is out tomorrow, and already there are reports of both systems shipping out with some technical issues that will likely require some repairs. As we head into the next generation of consoles, it’s probably best for us to take…

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The PlayStation 5 Will Not Be Big Enough Until it Towers Over These Things

The PlayStation 5’s size has been a major talking point since reviewers and influencers have been getting the thing in their homes. At around 15-inches tall, 10-inches deep, and 4-inches wide, Sony’s latest console is officially the biggest of its kind to ever hit the market. But according to Yujin…

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LISTS

PS4 Can Play PS5 Games Through Remote Play, But What About The Vita?

I feel like the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature, which let you stream the console to devices like your PC, phones, or PlayStation Vita, was one of the secret best things to come out of last generation. It was a trendsetter for things like xCloud, which would help companies come…

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Don’t Plan on Camping Outside Stores for a PlayStation 5 Next Week

Update: So, Sony’s messaging on this was a bit fractured so we’ve updated the story now that new context has come in from retailers like Wal-Mart. While yes, you won’t be able to just walk into a store and find a PlayStation 5 on the shelf, stores will be allocating some stock…

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PlayStation 5’s Way of Documenting Trophies is Way Better than PS4’s

Unless you’ve changed the settings around on your console, if you earn a trophy on PlayStation 4, your system will automatically take a screenshot of the moment you did whatever you did that the developer thought was significant enough to merit a reward. In theory, that’s pretty cool. It allows…

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Review: That $5 Burger King Meal Where You Probably Won’t Win a PS5

Ah, yes. The next generation of consoles is almost upon us. I’m very excited, too. You can tell as I have both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X pre-ordered. This isn’t just about me, though. With less than a month to go, Sony has started to ramp up promotion for its PlayStation 5 to a less…

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REVIEWS

Sony is Gonna Do…Something To Address Feedback on PlayStation Party Recording

In the PlayStation 4’s 8.00 system update, Sony made it where PlayStation Network parties are recorded, meaning that there is now some recording of you and your friends having whatever conversations you were originally having in the privacy of your own PlayStation Network voice chats. Following a wave of backlash…

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You’re Probably Fine With the Ten PS4 Games You Can’t Play on PS5

Sony has confirmed that a very small set of PlayStation 4 games won’t be playable through PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility, and…I’m not really sure why, as there’s not really a common thread between them. Thankfully, what Sony said about the “overwhelming majority” of PS4 games being playable on PS5 seems…

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The PlayStation 5 is So Large So It’s Quiet and Easy to Clean

I’ve never been a specs person, so when someone shows me the insides of a next-generation console like the PlayStation 5, I’m more concerned about the practical uses of all of it than someone spouting numbers and letters jumbled together at me. So when Sony decided today to tear down…

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Pre-Ordering a Next-Gen Console Was the Only Time Living in a Rural Area Helped Me

As I type this, Xbox Series X/S pre-orders have gone live and the internet is aflame as it runs into an assortment of error messages, automatically refreshing webpages that say explicitly not to refresh them, and just generally not having a good time. yo, how is this WORSE than the…

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