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The PlayStation 5 is getting a new PlayStation VR headset

Sony is making a new virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5. It’s the successor to the PlayStation VR headset for the PlayStation 4, which launched in 2016. The new headset will provide “dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity,” Sony said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. […]
The PlayStation 5 is getting a new PlayStation VR headset
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and more have paused production as California faces rising virus spread and slow vaccine uptake

Several Hollywood guilds and labour unions recommended a temporary halt to in-person production of television shows and independent films. Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Netflix, Sony, Universal, and Showtime pushed production of shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Jeopardy” back to mid-January. California hit another single day record for new […]
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and more have paused production as California faces rising virus spread and slow vaccine uptake
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The PlayStation 5 is outselling the new Xbox consoles on the resale market at a rate of nearly 2-to-1, according to new data from StockX

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is outselling the new Xbox consoles by nearly two-to-one on the resale market, according to StockX senior economist Jesse Einhorn. StockX facilitated the resale of, “more than 60,000 PlayStation and Xbox consoles globally,” Einhorn told Business Insider. Of those resales, 62% were PlayStation 5 consoles, he said. […]
The PlayStation 5 is outselling the new Xbox consoles on the resale market at a rate of nearly 2-to-1, according to new data from StockX
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The 10 best video games of 2020, according to critics

In 2020, with millions of people observing stay-at-home orders amidst an ongoing pandemic, video games were bigger than ever. The year started big in March with the wildly popular “Animal Crossing” game for Nintendo’s Switch, and ended equally big with the launch of the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles. These […]
The 10 best video games of 2020, according to critics
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People have been lining up at GameStop stores all week for a chance to buy a PlayStation 5 on Black Friday — but many are walking away empty-handed

This year, with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continuing, Black Friday is quieter than ever. One major exception is for video-game retailer GameStop, which started drawing lines on Wednesday, with the promise of PlayStation 5 consoles. Customers camped out with tents, and one man brought a full-on bed frame […]
People have been lining up at GameStop stores all week for a chance to buy a PlayStation 5 on Black Friday — but many are walking away empty-handed
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Walmart’s website just crashed once again from PlayStation 5 frenzy

The PlayStation 5 launched last Thursday, but it has been nearly impossible to buy. The only certain way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart. The first drop of PlayStation 5 […]
Walmart’s website just crashed once again from PlayStation 5 frenzy
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Apple has reportedly held talks to buy Wondery, the world’s largest independent podcast producer. Wondery wants up to $400 million for the deal.

At least four companies, including Apple and Sony, have separately held talks about potentially buying Wondery, the world’s largest independent podcast producer, Bloomberg reported Friday. Wondery is seeking $US300 million to $US400 million, the sources said, which at the higher end would make a purchase by Apple, Sony or another […]
Apple has reportedly held talks to buy Wondery, the world’s largest independent podcast producer. Wondery wants up to $400 million for the deal.
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‘Fortnite’ is getting major updates for the launch of the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles — here’s what you can expect at launch

One of the biggest games in the world, “Fortnite,” will be available at launch on the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles. The next-gen versions of “Fortnite” are more than “tweaked last-gen builds,” “Fortnite” maker Epic Games says, “but new native ones to harness the power of the new consoles.” […]
‘Fortnite’ is getting major updates for the launch of the PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox consoles — here’s what you can expect at launch
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‘Final Fantasy’ maker says COVID-19 has stopped game development

Video game consoles and games were in especially high demand starting in March, as the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to stay indoors. Sales of “video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards” topped $US1.6 billion for the month of March – the biggest March for the game business […]
‘Final Fantasy’ maker says COVID-19 has stopped game development
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Here’s what the PlayStation 5 looks like in action

Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console is scheduled to launch on November 12. Though we’ve seen games running on the console, and even seen the hardware taken apart, we’ve yet to see what the user experience is like. Sony debuted the PS5 operating system and detailed its functionality in a new […]
Here’s what the PlayStation 5 looks like in action
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There is no reason to buy next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles this holiday

Next week, next-generation PlayStation and Xbox game consoles are scheduled to launch. So, which is worth your $US500? With high price tags and minuscule launch lineups, both Sony’s and Microsoft’s flagship next-gen game consoles aren’t must-buy systems this holiday season. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Next week, new […]
There is no reason to buy next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles this holiday
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The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can save the planet.

Last year, over a dozen video-game companies announced an alliance to combat climate change in New York City. “Playing For The Planet” was designed to bring companies together to share knowledge and make commitments to curbing emissions and encouraging planet-friendly actions among the gaming community. Dr. Trista Patterson, the author […]
The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can save the planet.
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The PlayStation 5 starts at $400 and will launch on November 12

Sony’s next-generation game console, the PlayStation 5, will arrive on November 12 in select territories, with a worldwide launch coming on November 19. The PlayStation 5 starts at $US400 for the digital edition. There are two versions of the console: one with a disc drive and one without. The disc-drive […]
The PlayStation 5 starts at $400 and will launch on November 12
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Sony just invested $250 million in the company behind ‘Fortnite’

Sony is making a $US250 million “strategic investment” in Epic Games, the company behind “Fortnite,” the two announced on Thursday. That $US250 million buys Sony a 1.4% stake in Epic Games, which puts Epic’s current valuation at just shy of $US18 billion. The big-money investment “cements an already close relationship […]
Sony just invested $250 million in the company behind ‘Fortnite’
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Watch the long-awaited PlayStation 5 console reveal right here

The PlayStation 5 finally got its big debut this week, with Sony announcing on Thursday that there would be two versions of its next-generation game console. Both the standard edition PS5 and the Digital Edition PS5 play the same games, but the Digital Edition is unable to read discs. The […]
Watch the long-awaited PlayStation 5 console reveal right here
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Watch the big PlayStation 5 reveal right here

The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation game console, will finally be revealed in a presentation on Thursday that Sony is touting as “a look at the future of gaming on PS5.” As of early June, the console remained shrouded in mystery. We’ve only seen the PS5 gamepad, a logo for the […]
Watch the big PlayStation 5 reveal right here
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Selena Gomez-produced rom-com ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ is opening in theatres a week before ‘Tenet’ and reaction on if it’s safe to go back to the movies is mixed

On Tuesday, Sony announced that it will be releasing the rom-com “The Broken Hearts Gallery,” executive produced by Selena Gomez. It marks the first major studio release of the summer, as it comes out a week before the highly anticipated “Tenet.” But will audiences show up? Reaction on if it’s […]
Selena Gomez-produced rom-com ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ is opening in theatres a week before ‘Tenet’ and reaction on if it’s safe to go back to the movies is mixed
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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