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HBO Max patches its Roku hole six months after launch

Enlarge / Whip it good, HBO Max. Aurich Lawson / HBO Max As 2020 draws to a close, HBO Max’s 2020 stumble into the streaming-video fray has begun smoothing out, and the subscription service will soon seal its biggest North American gap: a spot on the Roku marketplace. Starting tomorrow, December 17, North American Roku …

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HBO Max has landed on PS5

Aaron Souppouris/Engadget If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, you can now use it to watch HBO Max. The service has landed on the console ahead of the December 25th streaming premiere of Wonder Woman 1984. Xbox Series X and Series S owners have had access to HBO Max …

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iFixit pulls the PS5 completely apart

iFixit Before the PlayStation 5 even shipped, Sony posted a detailed teardown video of its own, revealing previously unseen details like the fan that pulls in air from both sides and internal SSD expansion slot. Now the iFixit folks have attacked it with their usual gusto, pulling the various boards fully part to take a …

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‘AC Valhalla’ patch brings a performance mode toggle to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Ubisoft Montreal Just in time for Thanksgiving in the US, Ubisoft is releasing the next major patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Tomorrow you’ll be able to download the game’s 1.04 update. It comes with a host of improvements, but the most notable addition is a new setting that allows you to choose between performance and …

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‘Rainbow Six Siege’ has a 4K 120 fps mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Ubisoft Like a lot of other popular Xbox One and PS4-era games, Rainbow Six Siege is about to get a next-gen update. Ubisoft detailed what players can expect from the upgrade when it comes out on December 1st. Across all three consoles, you’ll have the choice of playing the game in either a performance or …

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Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict

Enlarge / L-R: Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S. Sam Machkovech Though this year’s newest consoles have only been on store shelves for less than two weeks, we’ve already published tens of thousands of words about the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5. Between months of tech previews, picture-filled unboxings, comprehensive reviews, coverage of …

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Valve tests wireless rumble support for the DualSense in Steam

Engadget There’s good news if you’re trying to use Sony’s new controller to play PC games. Valve started beta testing initial support for the PS5’s DualSense pad a few days ago, and followed up with support for advanced features like its gyroscope, trackpads, LED and rumble. An update to the Steam beta that just arrived …

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Walmart plans to sell more PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on Thursday

Engadget As Microsoft and Sony have explained, supply of the next-gen gaming consoles is expected to be tight for the next several months at least. Those trying to track down a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X have faced long odds, with stock somewhat randomly popping up either directly from the manufacturers or via retailers. …

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How to buy a PlayStation 5 on November 12th

Engadget Sony’s console is the second gaming system to make its debut this week, as the PlayStation 5 officially goes on sale and starts shipping to gamers tomorrow (in North America, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea). If your system of choice is the PS5 then hopefully you’ve already secured a pre-order, because …

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Lifting the VR veil: How PlayStation 5 works with Sony’s last-gen headset

Enlarge / You probably want to put the PlayStation VR headset on your head, not on top of a new PlayStation 5, for an ideal use case. But, hey: You do you. Sam Machkovech Today’s feature-length review of the PlayStation 5 covers a lot of ground, primarily about how it works on your favorite TV set, …

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