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Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning?

Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning?

This week an apparent McDonald's Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn't that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald's Australia, Sony Australia, or any of the game streamers supposed to be taking part in the release.

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Don’t rush to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5

Don’t rush to add an M.2 SSD to your PS5

Yesterday, Sony launched its very first PS5 system software beta. It's a big one, too, as it enables the PS5's M.2 expansion slot that has sat dormant since the console released late last year. For now, M.2 support for the PlayStation 5 is only in beta, and while anyone with a PS5 can register to receive beta software, it's probably best to hold off on adding an M.2 SSD to your console.

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PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

PS5 system beta finally adds M.2 SSD support, but there’s a lot you need to know

At long last, it seems Sony is finally ready to roll out support for the PlayStation 5's M.2 expansion slot. Since launch, the slot has been disabled, as Sony wanted to ensure compatibility with drives before activating it through a software update. Now support for expansion M.2 drives is rolling out as part of a new beta - the PlayStation 5's first system software beta, for that matter - with plans to enable the expansion M.2 slot for all consoles in a future software update.

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Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

If there were still any doubts about video gaming becoming mainstream, the fact that major brands are coming up with all sorts of antics to appeal to that crowd. No one can probably top KFC's gaming PC, but there are some that come a close second. Krispy Kreme's idea to celebrate the Xbox's 20th anniversary may seem tame in comparison, but it will at least give gamers a tasty treat while also offering the chance to get a new fridge, er, Xbox console in the process.

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Xbox Series X|S break console records in Microsoft’s Q4 2021 earnings report

Xbox Series X|S break console records in Microsoft’s Q4 2021 earnings report

With its most recent financial results, Microsoft is giving us an update on how well the Xbox Series X|S are selling. Of course, Microsoft stopped reporting exact Xbox sales numbers partway through the previous generation, and while it doesn't look like the company will start reporting specifics in this new generation, it is still nonetheless sharing big milestones for its latest consoles.

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PS5 just hit a huge milestone to become the fastest-selling PlayStation ever

PS5 just hit a huge milestone to become the fastest-selling PlayStation ever

It isn't exactly a secret that the PlayStation 5 is a popular console. In the 8 months since it was released, it's been a very difficult machine to procure, as restocks sell out almost immediately at every retailer under the sun. Sony today gave us an update on just how well the PlayStation 5 is selling, and as it turns out, the console is officially the best-selling PlayStation system in Sony's history.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X on its initial debut for consoles. This is the first time the game is available on a platform other than desktop - it was first released (in its current modern form) for Windows 10 in the year 2020. At that time it was instantly regarded as a monstrous demonstration of the potential for the platform. Flight Simulator is the game that scales up to the point where the most powerful processors available for consumer desktops are put to the test!

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Apple TV+ is giving PS5 owners six free months: Here’s how to claim it

Apple TV+ is giving PS5 owners six free months: Here’s how to claim it

The PlayStation 5 is still a pretty difficult console to find, but if you've managed to get your hands on one, there's a new promotion you can claim beginning today. Sony and Apple have teamed up to offer PlayStation 5 owners a six-month trial to Apple TV+, which is a pretty good deal for those who may be on the fence about signing up for Apple's subscription TV service.

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Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

Pro Evolution Soccer becomes eFootball and adopts a free-to-play model

There is no shortage of football, a.k.a. soccer in some countries, video games, but very few actually manage to stand out and stay on top of the others. Of these games, EA's FIFA and Konami's PES are probably the most renowned and purchased titles. That said, Pro Evolution Soccer or PES will be no more, at least not in the way we know it. Not only is Konami renaming it into a more generic "eFootball" brand, but it is also switching to a somewhat controversial free-to-play or freemium business model.

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Fortnite Rainbow Royale gets LGBTQIA+ colorful with free items

Fortnite Rainbow Royale gets LGBTQIA+ colorful with free items

The Fortnite Rainbow Royale event just appeared in the in-game shop for all platforms. This event is a celebration of Fortnite's LGBTQIA+ community with assurances that "everyone is welcome on the Battle Bus." It should be made clear, here, that this event is taking place outside of the trendy confines of Pride Month, where brands of all sorts make it a point to turn their social media rainbow-colored.

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Fortnite 17.2 update adds new default setting, hints at event

Fortnite 17.2 update adds new default setting, hints at event

This week the folks at Epic updated Fornite to version 17.20, complete with Preferred Item Slots. If you're looking to use Preferred Item Slots, open settings, tap the Game tab, and bang! There it is. It is recommended that you take a peek at this feature before you drop in to your next game as it is ON BY DEFAULT.

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Warframe is coming to mobile, complete with cross-platform play

Warframe is coming to mobile, complete with cross-platform play

Online games, especially ones that involve squads or PVP, live and die by how many people are actually playing the game at the same time. While each platform may have many players within their own walled gardens, there's still something to be said when you can play on any platform and play with anyone on any platform. Warframe, one of the unexpected hits of the MMO genre, is promising exactly that as it expands its reach from PCs and consoles into mobile.

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