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Our PlayStation 5 has arrived—here’s what we can show you so far

The box is cool, sure… Sam Machkovech …but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s the tissue paper it came in that’s gonna get people really riled up. Sam Machkovech Precious child posing with PS5, for scale. Sam Machkovech A handle! See, it’s just like the Nintendo GameCube. Sales pitch on the back. The fine print …

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Sony makes it official: PlayStation 5 won’t natively support PS1, PS2, PS3

Enlarge / Were you hoping to play classic PlayStation discs on the newest PlayStation 5 console later this year? If so, we have bad news. Aurich Lawson Wednesday’s deluge of PlayStation 5 news mostly revolved around brand-new content launching alongside the console on November 12. Lost in the fray was a key detail that confirmed …

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Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

After months of speculation, we now have a clear picture of how the next generation of consoles is shaping up. Four consoles at three price points, each offering a slightly different take on the future of gaming. At just $300, the Xbox Series S is clearly the value proposition. You won’t get true 4K gaming, …

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How your PS4 and Xbox One games will work on PS5 and Series X

Enlarge / A tense standoff across the demilitarized zone. Barone Firenze | Shutterstock.com Console gamers looking at upgrading to a new system at the end of the year likely have a few major questions about how their existing game libraries will work across console generations, such as: Will I be able to play my current …

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Sony explains how PS4 accessories will work on PS5

Sony Sony has clarified how both PS5 and PS4 accessories will work with its next video game console. First, let’s get the old DualShock 4 out of the way: it’ll work with PS4 games that are backwards compatible on the PS5, but it can’t be used for next-gen video games. The reason, Sony explained in …

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New hack runs homebrew code from DVD-R on unmodified PlayStation 2

A demo from CTurt shows an SNES emulator running on a PS2 from a burned DVD-R. Nearly 20 years after its initial release, a hacker has found a way to run homebrew software on an unmodified PlayStation 2 using nothing but a carefully burned DVD-ROM. Previous efforts to hack the PS2 relied on internal modifications, …

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It doesn’t matter what the PS5 looks like

Sponsored Links The PlayStation 5 is an unattractive piece of tech. At least, everyone I’ve spoken to says so. Next to the clean, utilitarian and purportedly more powerful Xbox Series X, it’s not a great look for Sony. The second it was announced, the memes began, comparing the PS5 to routers, Alienware PC towers and anime …

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The Last of Us Pt. 2 hands-on: You can’t pet the dog—but you can expect terror

Ahead of our June 12 review of The Last of Us Pt. 2, Naughty Dog has given us the green light to describe a small portion of the PlayStation 4 game. The content in question is a 1.5-hour mission that takes place roughly 12 hours into the full campaign. For many games, this would be …

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Sony exec touts PS5 exclusive games while Xbox pushes ‘choice, value’

Sponsored Links PS5 DualSense controller Sony A new console generation is just around the corner, and with it comes a new battle over whose strategy is better, and which one better serves gamers. Earlier, Sony announced an event next week where it will show off “the future of gaming on PlayStation 5.” In an interview …

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Breath of the samurai: Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima finally looks like a video game

It wouldn’t be a massive open-world video game without a helpful fox, right? In terms of Tsushima‘s gameplay, foxes and other wildlife sometimes act as guides to your next destination. Sony / Sucker Punch Let’s get away from this map interface as much as possible, shall we? By default, mild gusts of wind on screen …

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