Tag: Info

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

PS5 Preorder Info: More Console Preorders Available Tomorrow

In the wake of the announcement of the PS5 launch date and price points, the long, tense search for a preorder has begun. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after the recent PS5 event, and since then, stock has sold out at all major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and Target.

GameStop had a second wave of PS5 preorders available to preorder on September 25, both online and in stores. Once again, the retailer had a virtual queue. Multiple GameSpot staff members waited in the queue for more than an hour without any success, so online preorders apparently sold out very quickly once again. GameStop issued an update on Twitter confirming that PS5 stock sold out once again. This included a starter bundle that came with Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate edition, PS Plus, an extra controller for $770.

This week, Antonline might be your best bet for scoring a preorder. The retailer has announced it’s having a new round of PS5 preorders starting tomorrow, October 13 at 11 AM PT / 1 PM ET. They’re likely to go in a flash, so you may want to be at your computer at that time.

Quick look: Where to preorder a PS5

As of our last update, PS5 preorders are sold out at all major retailers.

Which retailers will charge you upfront?

You should know that retailers handle preorders differently when it comes to charging your credit card or PayPal. Amazon doesn’t charge your card until the product ships, while GameStop waits until five days before shipment. Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Sam’s Club will place an authorization hold on your credit card. Though your card won’t actually be charged until the

12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Preorder Info: Editions, Next-Gen Upgrade Details, And More

Destiny 2’s fourth year begins next month, and Bungie isn’t slouching when it comes to celebrating it. Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the next major expansions for Bungie’s shooter-MMO is out November 10, bringing with it a new era for the game. The expansion includes a new campaign, location, and tons of smaller changes to an already huge game. Beyond Light is available to preorder on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia, and is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well. As always, there are a number of different editions to get.

Season 11, called Season of Arrivals, kicked off in Destiny 2 back in June, continuing the story of the Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. The chain of events in Season 11 will lead into the upcoming expansion. As a new power emerges from the ancient pyramid ship above Europa, Jupiter’s frozen moon, the Guardians will be called to investigate its harsh frontier, infiltrate the Golden Age Braytech facility, and discover its secrets in Beyond Light. The expansion introduces a new elemental power, Stasis, and a brand-new six-person raid in the Deep Stone Crypt underneath the frozen tundra.

The livestream also confirmed the next major expansions that will come after Beyond Light. Witch Queen will arrive in 2021, while Lightfall will launch in 2022. The next expansions will mark the beginning of a new era in Destiny, according to Bungie.

Bungie also announced Destiny 2 will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. If you purchase Destiny 2: Beyond Light on Xbox One, it’ll be available on Xbox Series X for free because of Xbox Smart Delivery. PS4 purchases will also upgrade to PS5 for free.

Ready to preorder Destiny 2: Beyond Light? Check out its various editions and preorder bonuses

08
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

PS5 Preorder Info: Consoles Currently Sold Out, PS5 Accessories And Games Available

Now that we know the launch date and price points of the PlayStation 5, the long, tense search for a preorder has begun. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after the recent PS5 event, and since then, stock has sold out at all major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and Target.

GameStop had a second wave of PS5 preorders available to preorder on September 25, both online and in stores. Once again, the retailer had a virtual queue. Multiple GameSpot staff members waited in the queue for more than an hour without any success, so online preorders apparently sold out very quickly once again. GameStop issued an update on Twitter confirming that PS5 stock sold out once again. This included a starter bundle that came with Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate edition, PS Plus, an extra controller for $770.

We’re tracking console availability below, and further down, you’ll find links for where to buy the official PS5 accessories and the biggest PS5 games.

Quick look: Where to preorder a PS5

As of our last update, PS5 preorders are sold out at all major retailers.

Which retailers will charge you upfront?

You should know that retailers handle preorders differently when it comes to charging your credit card or PayPal. Amazon doesn’t charge your card until the product ships, while GameStop waits until five days before shipment. Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Sam’s Club will place an authorization hold on your credit card. Though your card won’t actually be charged until the PS5 ships, it’s possible you’ll see a pending charge that will disappear and then come back until release. These authorization holds can affect your available credit.

PS5 accessories in stock:

The

04
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Online visits and remote info sessions: admissions transitions to virtual programming


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Admissions information sessions and campus tours will continue to be based at the visitor center in Cohen Hall once campus reopens.
Credit: Gianna Ferrarin

As current Penn students and professors struggle with the shift to virtual learning, the admissions team continues to recruit new students, even in an uncertain future for the school and the nation.

Aside from the University-wide switch to remote operations, the last six months have been marked by significant change for the Admissions department. They quickly expanded their virtual programming, prepared to move to a new office space on Market Street, and announced that Dean of Admissions Eric Furda will leave Penn at the end of the year after leading the department for 12 years.

Because the admissions office is independent from academic operations, they have had more flexibility over their programming during the pandemic. The office has worked closely with Kite and Key to develop virtual programming events to encourage admitted and prospective students to engage with Penn online. 

“Although we’re not on the academic schedule, we’re certainly mindful of it. Think about the faculty that you are learning from right now. It’s just that everything that happened over the summer needed to take place in order for that to happen,”  Furda said.

The admissions office decided back in March that their fall programming – like tours and information sessions, as well as traveling to speak at high schools – would be virtual, five months before the University announced that the fall semester would be entirely remote.   

“We probably had an opportunity to be even more proactive because the decisions that we were making were not going to impact 10,000 undergraduates. So, early on, we were able to really say ‘we know we’re not going to be able to travel in the fall,’” Furda said.

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Xbox Series X And S Preorder Info: All Major Retailers, Console Details, And More

A brand-new pair of Xbox consoles launch next month, and retailers are currently sold out of preorders for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Series X and Series S release November 10 for $500 and $300, respectively, and as of now, it’s proving to be quite challenging to secure either.

Where to preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S

Xbox Series X and Series S preorders were sold out at all major retailers as of our last update. Xbox preorder listings went live at Target, Walmart, Microsoft, GameStop, and other stores on September 22 but sold out as fast as they appeared. You can check the main store listings below in case of availability. In a recent tweet, Xbox urged its followers to sign up with retailers for stock updates and said more consoles will be available on release day.

Preorder Xbox Series X:

Preorder Xbox Series S:

Xbox Series X/S bundles

Preorder Xbox Wireless Controllers

The new Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing alongside the Xbox Series X and Series S are available in Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. They feature a more ergonomic design; textured grips on the bumpers, triggers, and back case; and an Elite controller-inspired hybrid D-pad for improved precision. The updated controllers also have a new integrated Share button for capturing and recording gameplay moments.