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PlayStation Apologizes For The PlayStation 5 Pre-Order Mess

PlayStation has officially apologized for the mess that was trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5 this past week. “Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother,” wrote a representative on the main brand Twitter account. “We truly apologize for that. Over the next few days, we will…

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Xbox Series X/S vs PS5 Launch Titles Comparison Guide

If price isn’t a factor, trying to decide which new console to purchase often comes down to which games are available. To help, we’ve put together a guide which lists all of the games exclusive to the new consoles and all of the games they’ll support at launch. Whether you’re…

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What Does the DualSense Mean For PlayStation’s Accessibility?

In late August, Sony shared details around how developers are making use of technologies like Adaptive Triggers and Haptic Feedback in the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controllers. From locking down the triggers when your weapon gets jammed in Deathloop to imitating the feeling of spider-sense in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, these features…

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The PlayStation 5 is Sold Out Everywhere the Day Before It Goes On Sale

Sony announced the release date and price for its PlayStation 5 consoles today, Sept. 16, 2020. The hardware manufacturer then promised — or had Geoff Keighley and various other trusted industry insiders do so in a series of confusing, often contradictory follow-up tweets — that pre-orders would go live on…

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Everything Sony Neglected to Mention During Today’s PS5 Stream [UPDATE]

Update: Sony has confirmed in a statement issued to Kotaku that the graphic stating Demon’s Souls would be coming to PC and other platforms was incorrect, and a result of human error. So, if you watched Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase earlier, it turns out you’re missing out on a whole lot…

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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Price, Release Date, and Some Major Games [UPDATE]

Update: Sony has confirmed in a statement issued to Kotaku that the graphic stating Demon’s Souls would be coming to PC and other platforms was incorrect, and a result of human error. Today, Sony held another PlayStation 5 showcase event, and with it came long-waited information about the new console, including…

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The PlayStation 5 Showcase Is Finally Happening Next Week

Earlier today, the PlayStation Twitter account announced that the PlayStation 5 showcase will finally be happening next week. PlayStation 5 Showcase broadcasts live this Wednesday at 1pm Pacific Time: https://t.co/W4gkVp7pdv pic.twitter.com/Nn33RT0yki — PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 12, 2020 In further evidence that we’re living in strange times, the tweet was posted…

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PlayStation 5 is Only Backwards Compatible with PS4, Like Sony Said

Sometimes rumors and wishes get so widespread there becomes a weird Mandela Effect where people seem to think there was some point where a company said something was coming, when, in fact, they did not. When it comes to the PlayStation 5 being able to play PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2,…

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Report: Sony Marketing Spend Implies a November PlayStation 5 Launch

Somehow, after an exhaustively long two hours of Gamescom we still didn’t get any information about when the PlayStation 5 is actually coming out beyond the same “holiday 2020” window Sony’s been touting for nearly an entire year. But while Sony is still keeping its mouth shut on when the…

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Sony is Making PlayStation 5 Pre-Order Notifications Invite Only For Some Reason

I don’t know what stage of capitalism we’ve reached to where Sony is opening up pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 to people by what basically appears to be a raffle, but it sucks. In my opinion. After fans have been asking for information about a price and release date for…

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The DualSense’s Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers, Explained by Devs

In the lead up to a new console launch, a lot of technobabble gets thrown our way as if it should mean anything to us before we have the device in our homes, Among that technobabble has been Sony touting out the PlayStation 5’s new controller called the DualSense, and…

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Sony Confirms What PS4 Accessories Will and Won’t Work on PS5

As happens every time we move from one console generation to the next, some, but not all of the PlayStation 4’s peripherals will be compatible with the PlayStation 5. And among those devices that work, some will only work under fixed conditions. Sony took to the PlayStation Blog to break…

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Playstation Says They Will Notify of Playstation 5 Pre-Orders in Advance

PlayStation Worldwide Marketing Head Eric Lempel has confirmed that any news and rumors of PlayStation 5 pre-orders have been false. He has reassured PlayStation fans that everyone will receive plenty of advance notice for pre-orders. He made his statement during Geoff Keighley’s stream on July 17, in which Keighley offered…

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Retail Games Might Cost $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X

As video games become more expensive to make, naturally the bill was going to have to rise with it. From the looks of it, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games might end up costing an extra $10 when those systems launch later this year. News of this began to…

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ICYMI: Every New Game Announced During Today’s PlayStation 5 Reveal

Well folks, we made it. The PlayStation 5 was officially unveiled today during a two-hour livestream event, wherein we all learned that its design is a lot more, uh, interesting than many of us (read: me) anticipated, and that Sony is still leaning heavily on the whole “console exclusive” thing…

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Sony Really Going to Show off the PlayStation 5 for Sure This Time

Sony has announced a new date for its historic(?) digital unveiling of the PlayStation 5: this Thursday, June 11 at 1 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. British (4 p.m. Eastern (3 p.m. Peru)), at PlayStation Dot Com Slash PS5. You might remember earlier this month when Sony delayed the event past its…

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PlayStation Delays PS5 Reveal Event Since More Important Shit is Happening

In the wake of the protests happening to support the Black Lives Matter movement, Sony has made the objectively correct decision to postpone its PlayStation 5 reveal event originally set to take place this Thursday, June 4. The company made the announcement on its social channels, saying that while it…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 29, 2020

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Sony is Finally Gonna Show Us The Damn PlayStation 5

After months of saying as little as it possibly could about the PlayStation 5, Sony has announced that next week, the company will be holding a presentation to give the console a proper reveal. The “Future of Gaming” presentation will be next Thursday, June 4, at 1 p.m. Pacific, and…

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Sounds Like PS5 Backwards Compatibility Is Just Now Being Required of PS4 Games

Sony’s messaging around the PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility has been dodgy over the past few months. Back in March, the company said that the “overwhelming majority” of PS4 games would be playable on the new system when it launches this holiday season, but today, reports are coming out that Sony…

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