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Sony PlayStation PS5 restock: Console updates for Amazon, GameStop, Sony, Walmart, Best Buy

Having trouble finding a PS5? Here are all the links to all the stores selling the console. by Dave Johnson, CNET The PS5 is available in two versions: There’s a $500 model with a Blu-ray drive and an otherwise identical $400 digital-only version with no disc slot. At this point, people are happy to get their hands on either one, but if you don’t have a library of optical discs — for Blu-ray movies, used games or old PS4 games — CNET recommends that you go with the $400 version. Remember to check back here for news and updates on new PS5 availability. You can also browse all the major retailers to see their restock status. The list below has links to the PS5 product pages at […]

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Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick reportedly due to receive $200m payout

Shareholder Value Creative Incentive clause means publisher boss will earn four years worth of rewards by James Batchelor, GamesIndustry.biz The financial compensations for Bobby Kotick are once again under fire, as the Activision Blizzard CEO stands to earn a payout of up to $200 million. The CtW Investment Group claims Activision’s success over the past year has triggered the Shareholder Value Creative Incentive clause of Kotick’s employment agreement, Kotaku reports. CtW is an investor group that states its mission is to hold companies accountable for “irresponsible and unethical corporate behaviour and excessive executive pay.” Due in large part to the pandemic, and a banner year for Call of Duty, Activision enjoyed a record financial year. Over the course of the last 12 months, […]

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Sony announces new PS5 VR controllers with adaptive triggers

Sony continues to tease its VR plans for PS5 by Tom Warren, The Verge Sony is revealing its new VR controllers for the PS5 today. The orb-shaped controllers look more like typical VR controllers than existing PlayStation Move motion controllers, and they also include the same adaptive trigger technology found on the DualSense PS5 controller. Each controller has tensions in the triggers, and Sony is aiming to use this tech in future VR games. The controllers also have haptic feedback, and finger touch detection that will let them detect fingers without having to press areas where you rest your thumb, index, or middle fingers. “This enables you to make more natural gestures with your hands during gameplay,” says Hideaki Nishino, head […]

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Super Nintendo World opens in Osaka, Japan

by Selina Wang, CNN  Noriko Yoshinaka took the first train from Kyoto Thursday morning in order to be at the park on opening day. “I’m scared when I take off my mask to eat food,” Yoshinaka said. “But the park seems to take safety protocols, cleaning the rides and wiping surfaces every time people touch them, so I feel safe.” Many fans said they are most excited about Koopa’s Challenge: a real-life Mario Kart race through Bowser’s Castle. Riders have to wear augmented-reality headsets to see the projections of other characters and the track as well as to collect coins and to throw items. In addition to conventional rides, the entire Super Nintendo World is an immersive game in which […]

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Alien Star Yaphet Kotto Dead at 81

by Adam Barnhardt, ComicBook.com Alien star Yaphet Kotto has died. A statement shared to his official Facebook page by his wife reveals the actor passed away Sunday night due to unknown causes. Though Kotto was best known for his role as technician Dennis Parker in Alien, the actor appeared in other mainstay hits throughout the 1980s and 1990s, such as NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street, Live and Let Die, and The Running Man. He was 81. “I’m saddened and still in shocked of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30pm Philippine time,” the statement reads. “This is a very painful [sic] moment for me to inform you all fans, friends and family of my husband. We still have […]

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Bethesda’s Future Games Will Be “Where Game Pass Exists”

by  Liam Doolan, Nintendolife It’s been a big week in the video game industry, with Microsoft officially finalizing its $7.5 billion acquisition of Bethesda’s parent company, ZeniMax Media. Microsoft is expected to limit Bethesda’s third-party support at a certain point in the future and in a special roundtable discussion, Xbox head Phil Spencer has now further clarified what fans of Bethesda, Xbox and other platforms can expect. While the company will fulfill contractual obligations and continue to support existing releases and services on other systems, if you want to be part of Bethesda’s future, you’ll need to be “where Game Pass exists”. That’s on Xbox, PC, or a device that supports the service. “So obviously, I can’t sit here and say every […]

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Tom Holland doesn’t sound thrilled with his performance in the Uncharted movie

“It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again.” by Wesley Yin-Poole, Eurogamer Tom Holland has spoken about his role as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie – and it doesn’t sound like he’s particularly thrilled with his performance. In a new interview with GQ, the Spider-Man star from South London said playing Drake in the film was sometimes “less about land a mark and go through this scene and more about land a mark, stand like this and see my bulging biceps… “It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again.” It’s worth looking in more detail at Holland’s quote here. GQ sets it up by describing the […]

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EA Is Putting the Future of its Franchises, Including Titanfall, into its Studios’ Hands

Chief studios officer Laura Miele talks about her role working with EA’s internal studios, and how those studios are looking for more ways to listen and respond to their fans by Rebekah Valentine, IGN Laura Miele loves working with people who make games — a love that began to be cultivated around 25 years ago, when she got her start at former EA subsidiary and Command & Conquer creator Westwood Studios.”Those years working directly with developers forever shaped my understanding of the complexities and sophistication of game development, as well as my appreciation and admiration of game developers,” Miele says.Now, she’s the chief studios officer for EA, where she works with over 6,000 game developers across the company. Miele tells […]

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Xbox Live has been down since 3 PM, and many users can’t play their games

by Richard Lawler, Engadget Just as the folks at Sony preview the future with their latest State of Play event, Xbox players are unable to login at all, as the online service is suffering a major outage. The latest update from 5 PM ET indicates Microsoft is working on the issue, but doesn’t provide any kind of ETA for when it will be resolved. According to the Xbox Live Status page, the outage started around 3:15 PM ET, and there’s no sign yet of anything getting better. Update: As of 5:10 PM ET the status page’s latest update says “we’re close to resolving the issue,” so hang in there. Update 2: 15 minutes later, and the status is still “close” so hopefully playing […]

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Anthem 2.0 Has Been Officially Canceled

The troubled history of Anthem is coming to an end, as Bioware reveals that Anthem 2.0 is officially cancelled in favor of focusing on other titles. by Anthony Puleo, Game Rant It’s no secret that Anthem had something of a troubled launch, but fans of the game placed all their hope in the elusive Anthem 2.0. Waiting for any sort of news on this has been an adventure in and of itself, but now the project is officially canceled. This news comes directly from Christian Dailey, the head of the Anthem reboot project, so there’s no denying its legitimacy. In summary, Dailey explains that the team that was working on Anthem will now be dedicating its resources towards other things like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: […]

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Move over, MCU and DCEU, Todd McFarlane reveals his plans for extended ‘Spawn’ universe built around iconic Black hero

by Ethan Alter, Yahoo Entertainment Todd McFarlane remembers the moment he knew he wanted to create a different complexion of superhero. The artist and writer was midway through his groundbreaking Spider-Man run when he found himself alternately intrigued and frustrated by a design limitation of Marvel Comics’s signature wall-crawler. “It always bugged me that I was drawing a character who was covered from head to toe, which meant that nobody knew who was underneath the costume,” McFarlane tells Yahoo Entertainment now. “You didn’t know if they were Asian or Latino or white, and I always had this curiosity about why. I mean, you can see the Flash and Batman from the nose down, so we know who they are. But for any […]

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SUPERMAN ’78 and BATMAN ’89 Are Coming in All-New DC Comics

by Eric Diaz, Nerdist Robert Venditti (Hawkman) and Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66) will collaborate on Superman ’78 to tell stories set within the world Richard Donner and Christopher Reeves created in Superman: The Movie. In Superman ’78, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities. And Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. Inspired by Donner’s timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will show fans that a man can truly fly. Hopefully this comic will give fans things we never got before in those classic films. Perhaps villains like Bizarro and Brainiac. Continuing the twisted adventures of DC’s Dark Knight from Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies movies, Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to […]

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Game developer hasn’t left home in 10 years

by Emerald Pellot, In The Know Nito Souji is the internet’s favorite hikikomori — the video game developer hasn’t left his apartment in 10 years. In Japan, there are roughly 1 million people who identify as hikikomori, people who isolate at home for at least six consecutive months. Hikikomori don’t travel to school or work or interact with others outside of their family. Souji became a hikikomori in part by circumstance and in part by choice. When Souji couldn’t get a job after college or become a novelist like he had dreamed, he went to his hometown to live alone in his aunt’s apartment. “I had no friends in my hometown and felt rushed to become financially independent as soon as possible, feeling ashamed to go outside. So I […]

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Cyberpunk 2077 Is Not Selling Great On Console

by Ethan Gach, Kotaku Cyberpunk 2077‘s console launch was a disaster, and sure enough sales on console now seem to reflect that, with the game tumbling off of last month’s best seller list according to the latest report by the NPD market research group. Even the nearly four-year-old Switch exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold better. Cyberpunk 2077 sank to the 18 spot on NPD’s list of the January 2021’s best selling games, down from the number two spot in December, the month it released. That puts it right below Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, which was number 17, and right above Super Mario Party for Switch, which was number 19. Here’s the full list: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War 2. […]

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Former Halo Devs Are Reinventing Controversial Shooter, Six Days In Fallujah

Arriving for consoles this year by Fraser Gilbert, Pure Xbox Well, here’s something we never thought we’d see again! Controversial shooter Six Days in Fallujah was cancelled all the way back in 2009 after heavy criticism, but now it’s making a comeback under former Halo and Destiny leadership. The game is a first-person tactical military shooter that “recreates true stories of Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who fought Al Qaeda during the toughest urban battle since 1968.” Players will reportedly lead a fireteam through real-life encounters enabled by unique technology that simulates the uncertainty and tactics of urban combat. Working on the project is developer Highwire Games, whose co-creators include Jaime Griesemer, former lead designer on Halo and Destiny, and Marty O’ Donnell, […]

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We could see some news for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 this week

Chris Carter, Destructoid If you could measure thirst, the wait for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 would be an ocean. It’s in a very unique position, to be sure. If the first Final Fantasy VII Remake bit bombed in every way, there probably wouldn’t even be a follow-up. But it was good! And it sold! So everyone is anxiously awaiting Part 2 for any number of reasons, which is definitely happening. A lot of us are curious as to how the team could possibly adapt the open world structure; a stark contrast to the more linear, yet personal Midgar setting. But for now, we can only speculate, as Square Enix hasn’t given us one iota of real info on Part 2. That could […]