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The rival companies behind the Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch just sent a joint letter to the US government asking to be left out of Trump’s tariffs

The three major video-game-console makers – Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo – sent a joint letter to the US government seeking exemption from Chinese tariffs. “While we appreciate the Administration’s efforts to protect US intellectual property and preserve US high-tech leadership,” the letter says, “the disproportionate harm caused by these tariffs […]
The rival companies behind the Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch just sent a joint letter to the US government asking to be left out of Trump’s tariffs
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Forget about 2019 — early 2020 is jam-packed with 6 major game launches

With new PlayStation and Xbox consoles scheduled to arrive next year, a gaggle of major games are getting pushed out before it’s too late. Among those games are massive, highly anticipated games like “Final Fantasy VII Remake” and “Cyberpunk 2077.” As a result, this holiday season is a bit lighter […]
Forget about 2019 — early 2020 is jam-packed with 6 major game launches
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‘Men in Black: International’ could be the sleeper hit of the summer

“Men in Black: International” is a fun time at the movies that could be a sleeper hit for Sony. The jokes get better as the movie goes on. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have great chemistry. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Seven years after “Men in Black 3” […]
‘Men in Black: International’ could be the sleeper hit of the summer
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After years of mysterious teases, the next major game from the legendary creator of the ‘Metal Gear’ franchise was finally detailed — here’s everything we know

A highly-anticipated game set to arrive this November is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 – it’s called “Death Stranding.” Since being announced in June 2016, several bizarre trailers for the game have been released. They offered little explanation of what players would do in the game, or what the […]
After years of mysterious teases, the next major game from the legendary creator of the ‘Metal Gear’ franchise was finally detailed — here’s everything we know
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Gruelling, 100-hour work weeks and ‘crunch culture’ are pushing the video game industry to a breaking point. Here’s what’s going on.

Video games are a multi-billion-dollar, international industry; the once-niche medium has gone mainstream. Video game development, however, remains stuck in the past – game developers across the spectrum report archaic business practices. The issues with game development have come to a head in the past six months, with repeated reports […]
Gruelling, 100-hour work weeks and ‘crunch culture’ are pushing the video game industry to a breaking point. Here’s what’s going on.
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14 reasons why now is the perfect 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. In the last six years, dozens of excellent games have arrived on the console – and many have dropped in price since launching. Better still: You can […]
14 reasons why now is the perfect time to buy a PlayStation 4
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Microsoft has barred ‘Minecraft’ creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from participating in the game’s 10-year anniversary because of comments he’s made online

“Minecraft” creator Markus “Notch” Persson became a billionaire when he sold “Minecraft” to Microsoft in 2014. At the same time, Persson disconnected from the game and its ongoing development. In the years since, he’s made a number of offensive public statements. Microsoft has moved to distance “Minecraft” from Persson, and […]
Microsoft has barred ‘Minecraft’ creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson from participating in the game’s 10-year anniversary because of comments he’s made online
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The next PlayStation won’t arrive until May 2020 at the earliest

Sony’s next PlayStation console is deep in development, but it still has a long way to go until it’s available to buy. The next PlayStation console, widely expected to be named PlayStation 5, won’t arrive until May 2020 at the earliest. That’s according to Sony, which told reporters that it […]
The next PlayStation won’t arrive until May 2020 at the earliest
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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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The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here’s what it looks like up close.

A fire ravaged the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the 800-year-old landmark. French game publisher Ubisoft, the company behind “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” could be an unlikely source of help: The game contains a lavishly detailed, historically accurate depiction of Notre-Dame […]
The stunningly detailed re-creation of Notre-Dame Cathedral in an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ game could help with the rebuilding efforts. Here’s what it looks like up close.
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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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I kept hearing about these ‘Bose-killer’ headphones that are $70 off on Black Friday, so I finally tried them out — and they’re seriously good

Sony’sWH-1000 series of headphones are often said to be comparable to the stalwart of wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the Bose QC35 series. The WH-1000 XM3 headphones are very good, and they do a couple of things better than Bose. But there’s a potential deal-breaker in the Sony headphones for some people: […]
I kept hearing about these ‘Bose-killer’ headphones that are $70 off on Black Friday, so I finally tried them out — and they’re seriously good
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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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Rumours are swirling that Sony is going to buy the publisher of ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ but the company says there’s ‘no such plan’

Shares of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive spiked on Wednesday. The stock price jumped because of a rumour that Sony is engaged in “advanced board level discussions to acquire Take-Two Interactive in a mostly cash deal.” That rumour, however, is “purely unconfirmed market speculation that is making the rounds,” according […]
Rumours are swirling that Sony is going to buy the publisher of ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ but the company says there’s ‘no such plan’
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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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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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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ directors confirm a fan theory about this small detail you might have missed in the movie’s most triumphant scene

The iconic moment in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” happens when Miles Morales takes a leap of faith. Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman told Insider that the visual imagery of the Miles “rising” in the scene was conceptualized before they had a script. The directors also confirmed a […]
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ directors confirm a fan theory about this small detail you might have missed in the movie’s most triumphant scene
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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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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