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Microsoft’s Xbox is already crushing Sony’s PlayStation when it comes to creating the ‘Netflix of gaming’ — and it has huge implications for next-gen consoles

Like movies, TV, and music before it, the video game industry is currently going through a paradigm shift toward subscription services. Microsoft’s Xbox has Xbox Game Pass, and Sony’s PlayStation has PlayStation Now – subscription services that offer access to an evolving library of games. Despite the massive success of […]
Microsoft’s Xbox is already crushing Sony’s PlayStation when it comes to creating the ‘Netflix of gaming’ — and it has huge implications for next-gen consoles
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The first ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was just revealed, and it’s a Viking epic — see it in action right here

The next “Assassin’s Creed” arrives this holiday as a launch title for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation game consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, French game publisher Ubisoft revealed on Thursday morning. “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” is the first game in the series to feature Vikings. It’s set in Norway […]
The first ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X was just revealed, and it’s a Viking epic — see it in action right here
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Struggling video game retailer GameStop has argued it’s ‘essential.’ Now it’s preparing to fully re-open some stores even as most of the US remains in quarantine.

Around the world, non-essential businesses are shuttered as people stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With millions of people stuck indoors, video game hardware and software sales have exploded. Embattled retailer GameStop, the world’s largest video game retail chain, argued it was “essential” and stayed open until March […]
Struggling video game retailer GameStop has argued it’s ‘essential.’ Now it’s preparing to fully re-open some stores even as most of the US remains in quarantine.
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The upcoming Playstation 5 will only play 2.5% of the Playstation 4’s library. Microsoft’s new console will play the vast majority of your current Xbox library.

The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s next major video game console, and it’s scheduled to arrive this coming holiday season. In a new, hour-long video detailing the console’s internals, lead architect Mark Cerny revealed that – despite previous statements to the contrary – the PlayStation 5 will only play a limited […]
The upcoming Playstation 5 will only play 2.5% of the Playstation 4’s library. Microsoft’s new console will play the vast majority of your current Xbox library.
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The PlayStation 5 is finally getting detailed on March 18

The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation game console that’s deep in production, is scheduled to launch during the 2020 holiday season. As you might expect, the PlayStation 5 is promised to be more powerful than the existing PlayStation 4- and we’ve slowly been learning more about the next-gen console’s new features. […]
The PlayStation 5 is finally getting detailed on March 18
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Google just poached a crucial employee from Sony’s PlayStation group in its ongoing attempt to break into the video game industry

Sony’s PlayStation 4 absolutely dominated the current video game console generation, with over 100 million PS4s sold around the world. Critical to that success was Sony’s lineup of major first-party games, like 2018’s “God of War” reboot. Much of that first-party success, including “God of War,” comes directly from Sony’s […]
Google just poached a crucial employee from Sony’s PlayStation group in its ongoing attempt to break into the video game industry
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A millionaire who got rich selling his company to Facebook is bidding hundreds of thousands of dollars on an incredibly rare Nintendo prototype game console

Before Sony entered the video game business with its PlayStation line of consoles, the company had a partnership with Nintendo to produce a collaborative device. That partnership fell apart, but not before protoypes of the joint console were created. Though the prototypes were scrapped and the partnership dissolved, at least […]
A millionaire who got rich selling his company to Facebook is bidding hundreds of thousands of dollars on an incredibly rare Nintendo prototype game console
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Microsoft’s new Xbox is actually the next step in an ambitious master plan to shake up the video game industry, and end the rivalry with PlayStation forever

This holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch next-generation game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, respectively. Though the two consoles compete directly, Microsoft is intentionally moving its Xbox business away from direct competition with Sony. Instead of focusing on the new Xbox console […]
Microsoft’s new Xbox is actually the next step in an ambitious master plan to shake up the video game industry, and end the rivalry with PlayStation forever
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The last known Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for auction — here’s the wild story behind the one-of-a-kind, doomed collaboration with Sony

In the early 1990s, Nintendo partnered with Sony to develop a new CD-ROM console and attachment for the Super Nintendo system, resulting in a prototype fans call the Nintendo PlayStation. Sony’s deal with Nintendo fell through, ultimately leading to the birth of Sony’s massive PlayStation brand. The only remaining Nintendo […]
The last known Nintendo PlayStation prototype is up for auction — here’s the wild story behind the one-of-a-kind, doomed collaboration with Sony
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The 10 best games of the past 10 years, according to critics

With 2019 wrapping up, we’re looking back at the last 10 years in gaming. From revered sequels like “Mass Effect 2” to precedent-setting new franchises like “The Last of Us,” the last 10 years are flush with great games. But which are the best of the best? This list of […]
The 10 best games of the past 10 years, according to critics
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Gamers are paying $150 or more for customisable controllers, but Sony’s new $30 add-on will give your PlayStation 4 controller a crucial upgrade

Sony will release a $US30 Back Button Attachment for the PlayStation4 controller in January 2020, giving players an affordable way to add two customisable buttons to their controllers. The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment will add two customisable buttons that sit underneath the controller, and an OLED display will show […]
Gamers are paying $150 or more for customisable controllers, but Sony’s new $30 add-on will give your PlayStation 4 controller a crucial upgrade
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How to copy and paste text on a PS4 in 2 different ways

You can copy and paste text on a PS4 when you’re in any appropriate text boxes. Your PS4 controller can function like a mouse and keyboard in text boxes – or you can connect a separate mouse and keyboard to type more smoothly. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
How to copy and paste text on a PS4 in 2 different ways
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Video game sales are down in 2019 as the industry prepares for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but that didn’t stop this year’s best-sellers from setting new records

Video game sales have been down this year, but that hasn’t stopped popular franchises from reaching record revenue numbers. The Nintendo Switch dominated hardware sales all year while Microsoft and Sony prepared to launch their new consoles during the 2020 holiday season. These are the best-selling games of 2019, as […]
Video game sales are down in 2019 as the industry prepares for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but that didn’t stop this year’s best-sellers from setting new records
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We’re finally learning more details about the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles — but it’s already clear they will offer almost identical performance

Both Microsoft’sXbox Series X and Sony’sPlayStation 5consoles tout 8K gameplay, “ray tracing,” and even an ultra-smooth 120 frames per second while play games at 4K resolution. That’s because both consoles appear to be running on nearly identical specs. Both new console specs are closer to gaming PCs than consoles before […]
We’re finally learning more details about the next Xbox and PlayStation consoles — but it’s already clear they will offer almost identical performance
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How to cancel a PlayStation Now subscription on your PS4 in 5 simple steps

You can cancel your PlayStation Now subscription right from your PS4, just by going to your “Account Management” menu. You’ll need to cancel your PlayStation Now account to avoid being charged for the service if you don’t want it. Cancelling your account will keep PlayStation Now active until the start […]
How to cancel a PlayStation Now subscription on your PS4 in 5 simple steps
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How to unlink a Spotify account from your PS4 in 2 different ways

You can unlink your Spotify account from a PS4 simply by logging out of the Spotify app. You can also unlink your Spotify account by logging into your PSN account on the PlayStation website and clicking “Unlink” on the PS Music page. Linking your Spotify account to your PS4 gives […]
How to unlink a Spotify account from your PS4 in 2 different ways
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How to change the email address on your PS4 account in 2 different ways

It’s easy to change your email on a PS4 on the console or through the PlayStation website. You may want to change the email associated with your PS4 if you’re using a new email address or want to keep your account secure. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Changing […]
How to change the email address on your PS4 account in 2 different ways
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How to clear the cache on a PS4 to make your system run more efficiently

You can clear the cache on your PlayStation 4 easily by unplugging the console after a full shutdown. Clearing the cache on your PS4 can improve your system’s performance, especially if it’s been running slowly. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve never heard of a cache before, […]
How to clear the cache on a PS4 to make your system run more efficiently
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How to switch accounts on your PS4 in 3 simple steps

You can switch accounts on your PS4 if multiple users have signed in before on your console. It’s easy to switch accounts any time on your PS4 by accessing the Quick Menu. You’ll want to make sure you’re signed into your account to access your own saved data and game […]
How to switch accounts on your PS4 in 3 simple steps
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How to change your PS4 background to a custom image

You can change your PS4 background to a custom image in just a few steps. First, you’ll have to put the image you want to use on a USB drive in a folder called Images. You can then go to the Themes section in your PS4 Settings to upload images […]
How to change your PS4 background to a custom image
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How to take a screenshot on your PS4 in 3 different ways

It’s easy to screenshot on your PS4 to capture images of gameplay. To take a screenshot, hold down the share button on the Dualshock 4 controller for one second, or tap it quickly and then hit the circle button. You can also reprogram the share button settings to take rapid […]
How to take a screenshot on your PS4 in 3 different ways
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How to download games on your PS4 in 2 different ways

You’ll need to download games onto your PS4 before you can play them. You can buy and download games on a PS4 through the PlayStation Store, as well download games you’ve already purchased through your PS4 Library. You’ll need to have an internet connection to download any game. Visit Business […]
How to download games on your PS4 in 2 different ways