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Star Wars podracing game coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

Star Wars podracing game coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4

The single most pervasive element to come out of Star Wars: Episode 1 "The Phantom Menace" was podracing. The race was a movie unto itself, a sporting element inside a major motion picture about an innocent young kid from Tatooine that'd one day become a murderer of thousands... but for now, a great pilot! The game is called Star Wars Episode I: Racer, and it's back in action in May of 2020.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense controller revealed: All the details

PlayStation 5 DualSense controller revealed: All the details

The first major change in PlayStation controller history in what seems like forever was made for PlayStation 5. This device is called DualSense. It's the replacement for what's been called DualShock, a collection of controllers that's lasted several generations. This new controller "builds upon [the] success" of the DualShock 4.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake reviews seal it: A major quarantine win

Final Fantasy VII Remake reviews seal it: A major quarantine win

As a casual gamer - at best - I haven't yet gotten very deep into the wild world of Final Fantasy. Except for Final Fantasy VII. I've tried the rest - none really kept my attention. But Final Fantasy VII, and now Final Fantasy VII Remake, dropped me into a universe from whens there was no return. There's a part of me that'll remain there forever - and now, during global pandemic, it's a place where I've quite glad I've got a ticket to return.

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PlayStation Store Spring 2020 sale slashes prices on major games

PlayStation Store Spring 2020 sale slashes prices on major games

It's that time of year again -- Sony is back with another PlayStation Store Spring Sale, this one offering up to 50-percent off the cost of games. As with past PS Store sales, the new spring sale covers both familiar and obscure game titles, some discounted so deeply that they're nearly free, while others are substantially discounted compared to their usual price. The sale comes just in time for everyone stuck in quarantine.

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PlayStation Plus free games for April go into Uncharted 4 territory

PlayStation Plus free games for April go into Uncharted 4 territory

During this time of great unrest and uncertainty, people turn to entertainment not only to pass time but also to keep sane. For some, that comes in the form of videos while others turn to video games instead. Fortunately, the big gaming platforms have a regular offering of free games every month. Despite the potential added strain on the Internet, Sony is announcing just two titles that will be free this month, at least for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t be delayed but deliveries might be

Final Fantasy VII Remake won’t be delayed but deliveries might be

A lot of things are being postponed or canceled outright due to the COVID-19 pandemic so it is sometimes refreshing to hear that something will be going ahead as scheduled. Of course, it might not be that much of a big difference considering how Final Fantasy VII Remake, a game that has been years in the making and decades in the dreaming, should have reached its final version even before all the lockdowns. That said, Square Enix is now explaining that even when the game launches in two weeks, you might not get your physical copy on that day anyway.

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Sony will throttle PlayStation download traffic in the US as well

Sony will throttle PlayStation download traffic in the US as well

With a lot of people staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, there's been an increased demand for internet bandwidth as well. Some companies have been doing what they can to curb this increased usage; for instance, YouTube has announced that it will automatically downgrade some videos to standard definition to save on bandwidth. Sony announced something similar, announcing earlier this week that it would slow or delay some downloads in Europe.

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PlayStation Network warns about slow downloads in Europe

PlayStation Network warns about slow downloads in Europe

It seems that Internet services promoting this period of forced or voluntary quarantine as a perfect opportunity to catch up on videos and games may have been a tad premature. In Europe, the Internet is groaning under the sudden strain coming from significantly increased use both for work and especially for play. That has prompted many streaming services to throttle their quality to give way to more important uses and Sony's PlayStation Network is no exception.

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Sony PS5 “deep dive” on March 18 could steal Xbox Series X limelight

Sony PS5 “deep dive” on March 18 could steal Xbox Series X limelight

Sony will reveal new PlayStation 5 details on Wednesday, March 18, the company has announced today, as it pushes back against Microsoft's Xbox Series X in the next-generation console hype wars. Although Sony has previously spilled some information about the hardware of the PS5 at the end of last year, the company now promises a "deep dive" on its architecture this week.

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PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

The shortest month of the year, even on a leap year, is about to end. While that transition between months may not mean much to many people, it often means a new selection of free titles for gamers. We've already seen what Google has planned for Stadia streamers and the play of dark and light that Xbox Live Gold has ready. Now it's Sony's turn to take the stage and, to no one's surprise, the world's most famous hedgehog has his sneakers ready here as well.

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Deadpool Skin for Fortnite C2, Season 2 joins disturbing Meowscles

Deadpool Skin for Fortnite C2, Season 2 joins disturbing Meowscles

Deadpool is the latest skin available in Fortnite courtesy of the latest in Battle Pass bundle rewards. The Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 2 Patch was also released today - it's jam packed with a bunch of oddities - including decoy grenades and disguises. Proximity mines are here too - but they're not quite so big a surprise as the... very strange new skin called Meowscles.

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Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming up later this year, and with its release comes the question of what's next for PlayStation VR. Sony launched the VR headset this generation as an extension of the PlayStation 4, and the headset seems to have enjoyed some success with gamers who don't want to shell out for PC-based virtual reality.

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