Sony Confirms Crunchyroll Acquisition For $1.175 Billion

Sony’s interest in the anime streaming service Crunchyroll has been known for a while now, but back in October, we reported that it looked like a deal would be closing soon. Now the company has confirmed that it has acquired the anime hotspot, selling it to its own Funimation, effectively absorbing its largest competition.  “The …

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Get One Year of PlayStation Plus for $30 So You Can Absolutely Wreck Me in Destiny 2 for 12 Months

Best Gaming DealsBest Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. PlayStation Plus – 12 Months | $30 | Eneba | Enter code CYBERPLUS2020 With the launch of Destiny 2: Beyond Light, I’ve made my not-so triumphant return to the Crucible, the game’s PVP mode. As it …

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Every CPU, GPU, and Console Debut This Fall Was Effectively a Paper Launch

When AMD launched its new Radeon 6900 XT yesterday, it didn’t just re-enter the high-end GPU market. It also put the final, beautiful paper crown on a fall season filled with a virtual blizzard of it, from multiple manufacturers. Nvidia kicked off this unwelcome trend when stocks of new consumer Ampere cards ran dry seconds …

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PS5 Heists Involving High-Speed Vehicles Are Occurring in the UK

The PS5 is in hot demand right now, apparently hot enough demand to warrant literal Fast and Furious-style heists of the console from moving high-speed vehicles. Dubbed “the rollover,” gangs will box in trucks filled with shipments of high-value items, in this case the PS5. They use ropes to climb over to the truck, cut …

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Ghost of Tsushima – PGW 2017 Announce Trailer | PS4

Watch the announce trailer for Ghost of Tsushima, a new game from Sucker Punch Productions. The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan–until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes …

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Oscar Isaac is the face of Snake for the Metal Gear Solid movie

There’s such a preposterous number of movies and tv shows currently being made based on video games that I’d honestly forgotten about Metal Gear Solid. A Snake-based motion picture is in the works and has finally decided on its face. Oscar Isaac, recently of Star Wars sequel series fame, will be playing your guy sneaky …

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Oscar Isaac to star as Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid film

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 December 2020 18:26 GMT Looks like Oscar Isaac will portray Solid Snake in Sony Pictures’ Metal Gear Solid film. That’s according to a Deadline report (and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter) stating Isaac will star in the film based on the Metal Gear Solid video game series from Konami. Issac …

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The Last of Us II Gets a New Trailer Nearly Six Months After Release, Highlighting Abby’s Story

Naughty Dog has released a new story trailer for The Last of Us Part II nearly six months after the game’s launch, highlighting Abby’s story. [embedded content] Over on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Communications Manager Scott Lowe wrote that the trailer aims to introduce one of The Last of Us II‘s key characters to new …

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Japan: Switch family sold 145,178 units

The latest Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Japanese sales tracker Famitsu and it’s been a very interesting week for video game hardware. The best-selling platform was the Nintendo Switch family of systems, which shifted 145,178 units. Sony’s PlayStation 5 sold 40,459 units and Microsoft’s Xbox Series console sales are 42,891 and 3,684 …

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PlayStation Store Unusable for PS Vita Players for Over 24 Hours, Now Fixed

PlayStation Vita owners had been unable to purchase any games or even download the titles they already own from the handheld device for the last two days. As reported by numerous Reddit users around the world, attempting to do so produced a variety of error messages. Over the last couple of hours, the issue seems …

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PlayStation 5 Beats Xbox Series X and Switch in UK Sales Charts for November 2020

Sony may well be struggling to meet demand for the PlayStation 5, but this didn’t stop the console from topping the UK sales charts last month. According to Games Industry, the new console beat both the Xbox Series X and the Nintendo Switch. In total, 900,000 consoles were sold in the UK between November 1 …

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For Only The Third Month In Two Years, Switch Wasn’t The UK’s Best-Selling Console

© Nintendo Life With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it was always going to be tricky for the Nintendo Switch to hold onto the top spot in the UK this month – but, given that the console has only been ousted from that lofty position twice in the past two years, …

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PlayStation Store’s End of Year Promotion Has Kicked Off, Check Out the Deals

PlayStation Store’s ‘End of Year’ deals have gone live, bringing discounts to a number of titles including Assassin’s Creed games and Red Dead Redemption 2. Now that the PlayStation Blog has been consolidated for Europe and North America, prices and discount percentages aren’t mentioned upfront. You’ll need to log into your account and visit  https://store.playstation.com/en-us/deals …

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Smash Bros.’ Sakurai ‘satisfied’ with PS5 – shares thoughts on the next-gen console

The creator and mastermind behind the beloved Super Smash Bros. franchise, Masahiro Sakurai, has praised the Playstation 5 in his latest column in the Japanese publication, Famitsu. Although he complimented the backwards compatibility the new console has to offer, Sakurai aired his concerns over the small SSD and said his console was almost full already. …

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As Amazon UK Remains Silent, a Journalist Investigated the Curious Case of Missing PS5s and It Gets Bizarre

Freelance journalist Bex April May inadvertently ended up recording the unboxing of an air fryer out of an Amazon UK package that should have housed a PlayStation 5. When she took to Twitter to share her experience, hundreds of people responded with similar experiences – nearly all of them documented. Folks received everything but the …

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Even Smash Bros. Creator Sakurai Thinks the PS5 SSD Storage is Too Small

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai thinks the PS5 SSD storage is too small. Sakurai, who writes a Weekly Famitsu column, used his latest column as an opportunity to write about his PS5 impressions. While he’s impressed with the console overall, he thinks the 667.2 GB of onboard PS5 SSD storage space is lacking, and he’s …

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Phil Spencer Explains Why Apple’s 30% Fees Isn’t Comparable to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Store Fees

Apple and Epic Games went to court this year over a spat because of the phone manufacturer’s 30 percent platform fees that Epic argues is “extortionate.” In October, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers of the District Court for the Northern District of California warned that the outcome of the lawsuit will also have consequences for Sony, Microsoft, …

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PS5 Outperforms Xbox Series X in Tests as Sony Promises More Consoles

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Two pieces of news on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X today. First, ongoing performance reviews of the two consoles continue to find that the PS5 outperforms the XSX in specific game modes, and sometimes in entire titles. As …

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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Review

With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft is starting the new generation of consoles with two devices. We have extensively tested both consoles and can tell you which one is worthwhile. The predecessor in the form of the Xbox One has been in the living rooms of gamers for seven years. As long as the previous generation …

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Kohl’s Cancelling PS5 Orders After Customers Depleted Its Stock in No Time

In case you missed the memo, the PlayStation 5 is in shortage…everywhere. Such is the console’s demand that retailers are running out of stock within minutes and are being forced to cancel orders that they can’t fulfil. One such retailer is Kohl’s, which offered a lucrative bundle comprising of the PS5, an additional DualSense controller, …

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God of War – Story Trailer | PS4

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/god-of-war-ps4/ From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will …

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S Join Time’s ‘Best Inventions of 2020’ List

Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S have only just released but they’ve already joined Time’s list of “The Best Inventions of 2020.” According to the publication, the PS5’s “small advancements” combine to create a “revolutionary” gaming experience for its users. The DualSense controller and Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales also got a …

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Sony Calls Sucker Punch ‘a Poster Child for Organic Growth’ Following Ghost of Tsushima’s Success

Sony believes that Sucker Punch Productions is an excellent example of organic growth among its first-party development studios. The company has emphasized the importance of nurturing studios on several occasions, and has argued against going on “massive spending sprees” à la Microsoft. This isn’t to say that Sony is against mergers and acquisitions. Sucker Punch …

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Sony Doesn’t Recommend Launching a Console Amid a Pandemic, ‘Absolutely Everything Is Sold’

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan has revealed that although the company is pleased with the PlayStation 5‘s launch in these challenging times, Sony wouldn’t pull something like this again and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else either. In an interview with TASS Russian News Agency, Ryan said that Sony had to face a number …

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