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It’s the worst time to buy a PlayStation 4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is one of the most popular game consoles ever made, with nearly 100 million units sold since launch in 2013. But if you haven’t already bought one, there’s at least one very good reason to wait for the PlayStation 5: It’s going to run PlayStation 4 games […]
It’s the worst time to buy a PlayStation 4
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8 reasons why ‘Apex Legends’ is the best Battle Royale game available

Two months after its surprise launch, “Apex Legends” continues to set the standard for the wildly popular – and wildly competitive – Battle Royale game genre. It is, by far, the best-playing Battle Royale game available today. As a testament to its success, “Fortnite” has begun lifting ideas from “Apex […]
8 reasons why ‘Apex Legends’ is the best Battle Royale game available
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The PlayStation 4 is finally getting one of its most requested features

Sony is finally giving PlayStation 4 owners a long-requested feature: the ability to change their PlayStation Network (PSN) IDs. PSN IDs are essentially online usernames on the PS4 – a holdover from the PlayStation 3 era of Sony game consoles. Because of the way that PSN was built, there was […]
The PlayStation 4 is finally getting one of its most requested features
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The first huge update to 2019’s biggest game is worth every penny

The first major addition has arrived in “Apex Legends,” the wildly popular new Battle Royale game. The “Wild Frontier” expansion includes the first new character, Octane, and the game’s first Battle Pass – a massive set of unlockable items tied to your level. At $US9.50, the Battle Pass is an […]
The first huge update to 2019’s biggest game is worth every penny
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The 8 best games of 2019 so far

The first quarter of the year used to be a dead zone for major video games, but times have changed. From surprise hits like “Apex Legends” to long-anticipated blockbusters like “Kingdom Hearts 3,” the first few months of 2019 have been filled with great games. So, what to play? These […]
The 8 best games of 2019 so far
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Starting now, you can finally play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone

Sony’s PlayStation 4 has a function called “Remote Play” that lets owners play their PS4 games from other devices. The feature was touted during the introduction of the PlayStation 4 in 2013 and has been rolling out to various devices in the past several years. Starting this week, PlayStation 4 […]
Starting now, you can finally play PlayStation 4 games on your iPhone
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PlayStation VR is my favourite new party trick

The PlayStation 4 is the most popular game console in the world, with over 91 million units sold. PlayStation VR, a $US200 package that turns your PS4 into a virtual-reality gaming rig, is easily my favourite accessory for the system. Sony was kind enough to send me a PlayStation VR […]
PlayStation VR is my favourite new party trick
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The best characters to play in ‘Apex Legends,’ ranked

“Apex Legends” is the biggest game of 2019, and tens of millions of people are already playing it on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It’s the latest hit in the Battle Royale genre, which is known for blockbusters like “Fortnite” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.” One major twist in “Apex Legends” […]
The best characters to play in ‘Apex Legends,’ ranked
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EA has a ‘Fortnite’ on its hands with its new game, ‘Apex Legends.’ So what does that mean for ‘Anthem’?

Electronic Arts is a massive video game publisher, responsible for major franchises like “Madden,” “FIFA,” and the upcoming “Anthem.” EA also publishes “Apex Legends,” the latest blockbuster hit in the nascent Battle Royale genre popularised by games like “Fortnite.” The sudden release and impact of “Apex Legends” is a major […]
EA has a ‘Fortnite’ on its hands with its new game, ‘Apex Legends.’ So what does that mean for ‘Anthem’?
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The 6 hottest video games in a surprisingly action-packed February

It’s just weeks into the new year and we’re already waist-deep in major new games. February kicked off with the surprise announcement-slash-launch of the excellent “Apex Legends” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game’s already a breakaway hit, with over 10 million players. Several other blockbuster titles are […]
The 6 hottest video games in a surprisingly action-packed February
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One chart perfectly illustrates the needless complexity of buying video games in 2019

Video games should not require a spreadsheet to figure out when you can buy them. As game publishers have struggled to extract more profits from increasingly expensive video-game productions, some have turned to complex “early-access” programs. EA’s upcoming blockbuster debut “Anthem” is the latest example of this phenomenon. At the […]
One chart perfectly illustrates the needless complexity of buying video games in 2019
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Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games

Amazon is working on a video game streaming service, like Netflix but for video games, according to a new report in The Information. Amazon’s competition at Microsoft and Google are already openly preparing similar services. And Sony is out ahead of everyone else: The company has been operating the PlayStation […]
Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games
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Activision loses major developer in split with ‘Destiny’ maker Bungie

Video game publishing powerhouse Activision and blockbuster game development studio Bungie are splitting up. The two companies agreed to a 10-year, multi-game deal tied to the “Destiny” franchise. That deal has been dissolved, and it appears to be an amicable split. Video game publisher Activision and blockbuster video game development […]
Activision loses major developer in split with ‘Destiny’ maker Bungie
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The 12 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in early 2019

2019 looks like another huge year for video game fans. Between “Kingdom Hearts 3” in January and “Anthem” in February, the first few months of 2019 are packed with major game launches. The first quarter has become a kind of junior holiday season, where major game publishers launch major games […]
The 12 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in early 2019
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Why is the guy who played Carlton on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ suing the makers of ‘Fortnite’? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor Alfonso Ribeiro is suing “Fortnite” maker Epic Games. The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of misappropriating Ribeiro’s iconic dance from the “Fresh Prince,” often known as “The Carlton.” “The right of publicity claim that we have is that these celebrities have the right to control […]
Why is the guy who played Carlton on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ suing the makers of ‘Fortnite’? The lawyer behind the lawsuit explains.
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This might be Sony’s first teaser for the PlayStation 5

Sony’s next PlayStation console is in the works. It’s still unannounced, but all signs point to it being named “PlayStation 5.” PlayStation fans spotted a new theme on the PlayStation 4 that they say teases a PlayStation 5. The tease, they contend, is in a tiny detail: The “S” in […]
This might be Sony’s first teaser for the PlayStation 5
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The 33 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2019

2019 is a major year in gaming. The year started strong with the launch of a long-awaited sequel, “Kingdom Hearts 3,” which arrived in late January, and the explosively popular “Apex Legends” in March. But that’s just the beginning – major games are expected in 2019: A huge new “Star […]
The 33 hottest video games you shouldn’t miss in 2019
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A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones

A bunch of new games were unveiled on Thursday night during the annual video game industry awards show, The Game Awards. Some of the biggest games unveiled were from major franchises: “Mortal Kombat 11” and “Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled” are among the most recognisable. EA’s long-rumoured new “Dragon Age” game […]
A ton of new games were announced this week at The Game Awards, including a brand new ‘Mortal Kombat’ — here are the 8 biggest ones
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The 10 best PlayStation 4 games for your new console

With dozens of killer games available right now, it’s a great time to buy a PlayStation 4. Maybe you’re one of the millions of people buying one this year! Or perhaps you got one as a gift! After five years, the PS4 has a massive game library. We put together […]
The 10 best PlayStation 4 games for your new console
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There’s a major bug with the PlayStation 4 where a single message can break your console — here’s how to fix the issue, or prevent it from happening in the first place

PlayStation 4 owners encountered a system vulnerability over the weekend, where a message with a particular string of characters could brick your game console, rendering it useless. Many PlayStation 4 owners had to “factory reset” their consoles, which caused them to lose any data not stored in the cloud or […]
There’s a major bug with the PlayStation 4 where a single message can break your console — here’s how to fix the issue, or prevent it from happening in the first place
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’

“Diablo 3” is the latest major game to arrive on Nintendo’s Switch that’s nearly identical to versions of the game on competing platforms, like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Diablo 3” is known for being a multiplayer game, and would benefit greatly from bringing in players on competing platforms. […]
The makers of ‘Warcraft’ and ‘Diablo’ are planning to make ‘Diablo 3’ work across competing consoles: ‘It’s a question of when, not if’
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The next PlayStation is already in the works, says Sony’s new president

Sony’s new president, Kenichiro Yoshida, spoke about the successor to the PlayStation 4 in a recent interview. “It’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” Yoshida told the Financial Times. This isn’t the first time Sony’s spoken about the currently-in-development game console; PlayStation division head John Kodera said the company is […]
The next PlayStation is already in the works, says Sony’s new president
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Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

“Fortnite” is the first game to allow players across competing video game consoles – the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch – to all play together. The announcement of support for cross-console play with “Fortnite” comes after months of Sony refusing to allow it. Both video game fans and […]
Sony gives in: After months of criticism, Sony is finally allowing ‘Fortnite’ players on PlayStation 4 to play with people on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
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Sony refuses to allow ‘Fortnite’ players on PS4 to play with other platforms: ‘Our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play’

Microsoft and Sony directly compete in the video-game market, where the PlayStation 4 has a commanding lead over the Xbox One in hardware sales numbers. Since last year, Microsoft has been pushing the concept of “cross-platform” play: the ability to play games like “Minecraft,” “Fortnite,” and more with friends on […]
Sony refuses to allow ‘Fortnite’ players on PS4 to play with other platforms: ‘Our way of thinking is always that PlayStation is the best place to play’
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One of gaming’s biggest annual franchises is taking a year off in 2019

In 2019, Ubisoft is pausing its annual “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, according to the company’s CEO. Instead of a new game, CEO Yves Guillemot told GameSpot, the company will give the franchise a rest after this year’s launch of “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.” Guillemot cited the company’s previous decision to move its […]
One of gaming’s biggest annual franchises is taking a year off in 2019