PSA: The February 2021 PlayStation Plus Games, Including Destruction AllStars and Control Ultimate Edition, Are Available Now

One of the best PlayStation Plus months in recent memory has just gone live. The February 2021 free PS Plus games are now available to download, including the launch of PS5-exclusive multiplayer phenomenon Destruction AllStars and both current and last-gen versions of Control Ultimate Edition. These, alongside Concrete Genie, replace the January Plus titles, available …

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PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – February 2, 2021

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation Plus owners new content, add-ons, games, and more. Here is the complete global PlayStation Store update. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation …

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MLB: The Show 21 arrives in April with PlayStation-Xbox cross-play

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 10:06 GMT Sony has officially revealed some early details on MLB: The Show 21. MLB: The Show 21, this year’s release in Sony’s baseball series, is out April 20 worldwide. As previously revealed, the game will be available across both PlayStation and Xbox platforms. MLB: The Show 21 …

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Apple’s iOS 14.5 Will Support DualSense And Xbox Series X Controllers

Apple has released iOS 14.5 for public beta testers today. Per The Verge, the most exciting feature in terms of gaming is controller support for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense and the Xbox Series X controller.  There’s no confirmation on when the update will go live for everyone, but iOS 14.5 allows users to use the …

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God of War PS5 Enhancement Update Coming Tomorrow, 4K Checkerboard Synced to 60 FPS

The lauded 2018 God of War is getting updated for the PS5, and its coming sooner than you’d think. Launching free tomorrow, the God of War PS5 enhancement update will optimize the performance of the game on PlayStation 5 consoles. While the PS4 Pro allowed players to select between performance and resolution, this new update …

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God of War PS5 patch drops tomorrow, adds default 60fps/4K mode

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 20:05 GMT Sony’s Santa Monica Studio has announced that 2018’s PlayStation 4 exclusive, God of War, will be getting a dedicated PS5 patch on February 2. Sony Santa Monica published a new statement on its website announcing that God of War is getting a free patch that “replaces the …

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PlayStation Studios’ MLB The Show 21 Officially Announced for PlayStation and Xbox, With Cross-Play and Cross-Progression

After leaked box art this weekend, PlayStation Studios and San Diego Studio’s MLB The Show 21 has been officially announced, coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S with full cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms. PlayStation paired the announcement with the reveal of the cover athlete, San Diego Padres player Fernando Tatis Jr, …

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Reggie: Switch was a “make or break product” for Nintendo that “luckily was a hit”

Former Nintendo of American president Reggie Fils-Aime has said after lackluster sales of Wii U, the company needed a hit, and luckily it was Nintendo Switch. Speaking during a New York Gaming Awards Twitch stream, Reggie Fils-Aime said after the “poor performance” of Wii U, one of his lasting memories of being with Nintendo was …

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Sony Files Patent for Technology That Allows Spectators to Partake in VR Content

Folks over at IGN have discovered a patent recently filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment that allows audience members to participate in virtual reality content. The technology is explained in the illustration above, which shows a VR user receiving messages informing him that spectators are “now voting” and “have given you a soup ladle.” The audience …

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PlatinumGames Doesn’t Think Sony’s PlayStation Division Is Shunning the Japanese Market

Numerous reports surfaced over the last year claiming that Sony was shifting its focus from Japan to the West when it comes to the PlayStation. The company denied those claims, but given the PS5’s lackluster launch sales in the region, analysts continue to suggest that Sony’s sidelining its home turf. At least one major Japanese developer …

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Fosmon DualSense PS5 Controller Dual Charging Station Review – Functional

Fosmon was quick to the punch in developing and releasing a DualSense controller charger, letting you effortlessly dock two PS5 controllers to easily keep them charged and ready for your next gameplay session. But the hastily designed charger comes with a number of caveats that make it less than ideal, especially considering Sony’s own DualSense …

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Daily Reaction: What’s Going on With PlayStation’s State of Play?

PlayStation State of Play broadcasts seemed to fill a hole when they were first introduced. Copying the Nintendo Direct format (almost to a fault), it became Sony’s method of holding a brief digital press conference, announcing new games, new updates, and deep dives into specific titles. But it feels lie Sony is a little at …

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The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima Lead Nominations for 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima lead the nominations for the 24th annual D.I.C.E awards, as revealed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The Last of Us II has been nominated for 11 awards, followed by Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations. Supergiant Games’ Hades has …

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UK PS5 Physical Game Sales Rose 324% Last Week, Hitman 3 Takes Top Spot

Physical game sales on PS5 rose by 324% in the UK last week. According to GamesIndustry.biz, this in mostly thanks to the arrival of a lot more PlayStation 5 stock across the country. There was also the arrival of Hitman 3, of course, which unsurprisingly managed to claim the top spot in the sales charts. …

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Sony Executive Behind Services Like PS Plus Leaving SIE for Another Role Within the Company

Sony veteran Tsuyoshi Kodera is leaving his position as Deputy President at Sony Interactive Entertainment for a different role within the corporation. According to a press release spotted by Video Games Chronicle, effective April 1st, Kodera will be Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information Systems, and Information Security. He will report to Hiroki Totoki, Executive Deputy …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 Update Available Now, Patch Notes Detail Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

Nine days ago, CD Projekt Red promised Cyberpunk 2077’s first major patch within 10 days, and they’ve delivered. Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 is available now as an update across all platforms, with the size running 6.7 GB on Steam and 17 GB on consoles. CD Projekt Red says the focus of this first update was …

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Resident Evil Village ‘Maiden’ Demo Available Exclusively on PS5 Today

Resident Evil Village may not be available for a a few more months, but PS5 players can immerse themselves in the stunning visuals and creepy audio of the game starting today with a free demo exclusive to Sony’s next-gen console. The Resident Evil Village “Maiden” demo puts players in the role of a character the …

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Another PS5 Scalper Group Brags About Getting 2,000 More Units To Oversell

Many Sony fans have been anxiously awaiting a chance to nab an elusive PlayStation 5 but low stock and scalpers have made that task exceedingly difficult. Instead of lying low and quietly having no scruples, one scalping group is publicly boasting about securing another 2,000 PS5 units during a recent GAME restock to flip for $1,000+.  …

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Another Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Filed by Investors Against CD Projekt RED

Another lawsuit related to Cyberpunk 2077 has been filed by investors against studio CD Projekt RED, claiming that the company misled investors about the state of the game on last-gen consoles. This second civil suit was announced in a regulatory announcement from CDPR to investors. It indicates that the content of this lawsuit is the …

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PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – January 19, 2021

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation Plus owners new content, add-ons, games, and more. Here is the complete global PlayStation Store update. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation …

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Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act.With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, …

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Scalper Group Says it Secured Another 2000 PS5s, Claims it ‘Keeps Getting Easier’

More than two months after launch, it’s still almost impossible to find a PS5 in stock anywhere. Stock scarcity means that scalpers are still at it, scooping up the console that’s in high demand and low supply before legitimate consumers can get their hands on it. Another scalper group claims it recently locked in another …

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Secret Sony Studio in San Diego is Working on Expanding ‘Existing Franchises’

Sony’s not-so-secret secret San Diego studio (no, not San Diego Studio) appears to be hard at work on “expand[ing]…existing franchises,” if a LinkedIn profile update for former studio head and senior director of Visual Arts at PlayStation World Wide Studios, Michael Mumbauer, is to be believed. His profile includes the following paragraph: His latest achievement …

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Bloodborne is Getting a Fan-Made PlayStation X Demake

Bloodborne celebrated its fifth anniversary last year, and Sony seemingly has no plans to change the game’s PlayStation 4 exclusivity even after all this time. A fan has decided to take things into her own hands instead, but perhaps not for the platform you expected. Lilymeister, otherwise known as @b0tster on Twitter, is demaking the …

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication. According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game …

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HBO’s The Last of Us Series Gets a New Director, Filmmaker Behind ‘Beanpole’

HBO’s The Last of Us series is set to get underway soon, and the series has found a new director for the pilot after Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Kantemir Balagov, a Russian filmmaker renowned for his work on the award-winning drama, Beanpole, is set to direct The Last …

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The Last Of Us TV Series Lands Its New Director

Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was initially slated to direct the upcoming The Last of Us TV adaptation for HBO, but scheduling conflicts forced a change of plans. Now a new filmmaker has been nabbed to direct the upcoming project with Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov stepping up to the plate as director.  The new director choice has been revealed via The …

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The Last of Us II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Miles Morales Among 2020’s Top PlayStation Downloads

Sony has released a list of its top PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 downloads of 2020, revealing that The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales were among some of the most popular games alongside the usual annual heavy-hitters like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Grand Theft Auto V. …

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Daily Reaction: CD Projekt RED’s Excuse-Filled Cyberpunk 2077 Statement Was, Quite Frankly, Terrible

Just over a month after the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and just under one month after it was removed from the PlayStation Store, CD Projekt RED finally issued a full statement, apology, and plan of action for the future in order to regain the trust of players and get Cyberpunk 2077 back into a …

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