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14
Oct
2020
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‘The Last Of Us 2’ Drops To $40 For Prime Day, Is PS5 Playable

KEY POINTS

  • “The Last of Us Part II” offers a substantial price drop for Amazon Prime Day
  • Some retailers aside from Amazon are also offering the title for $40
  • “The Last of Us Part II” will be playable on the upcoming PS5 when it launches next month

Naughty Dog’s 2020 hit title “The Last of Us Part II” is on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2020.

An Amazon Prime membership is required for those who want to get “The Last of Us Part II” for just $40, though GameSpot noted that one can get a 30-day free trial to get around that. Other retailers such as Best Buy and Newegg have already matched the $40 pricing, which only benefits the consumers itching to finally get their hands on the title released in June.

Aside from the discounted price, another thing that might make the title more appealing is the fact that “The Last of Us Part II” is also among the backward compatible games for the PlayStation 5, which is set to be released on Nov. 12.

Although Naughty Dog has yet to announce if the graphics are also expected to make a significant leap on the more powerful PlayStation 5, just having access to the popular survival action-adventure title could be enough for interested buyers.

To be clear, since the physical copy of “The Last of Us Part II” is on sale, only the standard edition PS5 priced at $499 that can play it. The all-digital edition that is selling at $399 will not be able to play the game.

It has mostly been a successful few months for “The Last of Us Part II” as it immediately sold 4 million copies during its opening weekend. That made the sequel the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive game globally.

The follow-up

14
Oct
2020
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The list of PS4 games that don’t work on PS5 just got shorter

A few days ago, Sony revealed that 99 percent of PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5 and that there are very few titles you can’t play on the upcoming console. Now, the list of 10 just got shorter. NACON and KT Racing told Push Square that they’re developing a patch that would make TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 PS5-compatible. A NACON rep told the publication that the developers are working to make the motorbike racing game 100 percent functional on the new console, though it’s unclear if they’ll be able to roll out the update by the time the PS5 comes out on November 12th.



a person riding a motorcycle on the side of a road: TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2


TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2

Ride on the Edge 2 isn’t the only game in the original list that will receive a compatibility update, though: As GamesRadar+ noted, you’ll also be able to play high-speed shooter DWVR on the PS5. A developer for the game recently announced on Reddit that Mad Triangles is working on a patch and that they’re hoping to release it before the PS5 arrives.

The companies’ announcement opens up the possibility that the other titles will also be playable on Sony’s next-gen console. While the short list could dwindle even further, there’s one game that will never get an update: Shadwen. Its developer told Push Square that the stealth game’s loading screen freezes up on the PS5, and since it uses an older engine, the company can’t work on on a patch anymore.

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13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Burger King teases mysterious PS5 collaboration with PlayStation

  • Burger King tweeted a video of its mascot opening a paper food bag – and the contents played what could be the new PlayStation 5 start-up noise.
  • The bag shone a blue light into the Burger King’s face that looked similar to the blue glow PlayStation consoles emit.
  • The video teased more details on October 15.
  • Twitter users joked that the chain could be launching its own video games. It could also be a teaser for an upcoming competition, some said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Burger King teased a mysterious tie-up with PlayStation in a cryptic tweet, ahead of an apparent official announcement on Thursday, October 15.

Burger King tweeted a video of its mascot opening one of the fast food chain’s paper bags. The contents of the bag shone a blue light into the King’s face, not unlike the glow PlayStation consoles emit.

The bag also played a short sound as soon as the bag was opened, leading to speculation this could be the upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) console’s start-up sound.

The sound was previously heard at the official PS5 reveal event, per IGN.

Burger King captioned the Tweet: “do Whopper sandwiches normally do this?” It was immediately retweeted by PlayStation, whose retweet now has more than 50,000 likes.

As The Burger King walked off screen, “10/15” flashed up.

One Twitter user joked that PlayStation may be selling the PS5 for the price of a Whopper.

Others suggested that Burger King may be reviving King Games. The fast food outlet launched a series of three Xbox games in 2006 which have since gained cult status.

The October 15 date could also just be a teaser for a competition to win a console by buying food from Burger King, others have pointed

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

11
Oct
2020
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PS5 Game File Sizes Revealed, And You Could Run Out Of Space Quickly

Start planning out space for your PS5 games on the system’s SSD now, because they are going to take up a lot of room. In fact, it might not be too long before you have to start deleting games if the file sizes Sony has revealed are anything to go by.

On the PlayStation Direct website, which lets you buy PlayStation games and accessories directly from Sony, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls both have their file sizes estimated. In the case of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the standard version of the game takes up 50GB, while the Ultimate Edition, which packs in a copy of Spider-Man: Remastered, takes up 105GB. Demon’s Souls, meanwhile, is a full remake of the 2009 PS3 game and takes up about 66GB.

For comparison, From Software’s previous game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, takes up less than 13GB on PS4. The PS3 version of Demon’s Souls is less than 8GB.

With updates down the line, these file sizes could get even bigger. Games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have drawn some controversy this generation for ballooning file sizes of well over 100GB, and with higher-resolution textures and more detailed game worlds, that only looks to become more of a problem for PS5. The system’s 825GB capacity is lower than the PS4 Pro, and though it will support expansion cards to increase that storage space, those are expensive and likely out of many users’ budget range. Getting 2TB of storage could nearly double the cost of the system itself. When you have a library of games to purchase, as well, it’s a tough pill to swallow.

The PS5 is releasing on November 12 in two versions: a $499 standard console and a $399 digital edition. The systems are otherwise identical, so you won’t be losing out