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PlayStation Network sudden outage causes brief panic

PlayStation Network sudden outage causes brief panic

The Internet has definitely made the world a smaller place but that does have its price. Being an Internet-dependent culture means that when Internet services go down, many have no recourse but to sit it out and wait for things to go green again, hopefully, sooner rather than later. That's especially true for critical services like email and search but even games these days can be blocked by a remote server outage. That's apparently the case with Sony's PlayStation Network that suffered a sudden and unexplained outage across many of its services.

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PS5 DualSense Back Button add-on revealed in Sony patent

PS5 DualSense Back Button add-on revealed in Sony patent

The PlayStation 5 didn't just usher in the next generation of Sony's gaming platform, it also introduced a new controller that breaks away from previous generations in more than just the name. For one, the DualSense changed the decades-old arrangement for the Japanese version, making it identical to the rest of the world. It also added more sensors and switched to haptic feedback in this iteration. It may have also broken compatibility with some DualShock accessories, explaining why a patent for a Back Button Attachment for the DualSense just popped up.

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Resident Evil Village Lady Dimitrescu height revealed

Resident Evil Village Lady Dimitrescu height revealed

The Resident Evil Village character Lady Alcina Dimitrescu was given a height this week. An official height. We now know how tall the character is, based on the information given to us by the creators of the game. These are the people who decided the height ratios and the way in which the game is perceived by the public - and the people who'd inevitably ask the question. This terrifying monster of a character towers over us all.

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Here’s how to check your 2020 PS5 and PS4 gameplay stats

Here’s how to check your 2020 PS5 and PS4 gameplay stats

As it did last year, Sony has delivered a new PlayStation Wrap-Up report for 2020. As many PlayStation owners are already aware, the PlayStation Wrap-Up recaps the year in gaming for PS4 and now PS5 players, showing them their gameplay stats throughout the year. In addition, Sony has also launched a new dynamic theme for PlayStation 4 owners to claim.

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A PlayStation Studios game is coming to Xbox for the first time ever this year

A PlayStation Studios game is coming to Xbox for the first time ever this year

A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable to see platform holders putting their first-party games on other consoles, but that's all changed here in 2021 with Microsoft leading the charge. Not only has Microsoft been maintaining Minecraft on platforms outside of Windows and Xbox ever since buying up Mojang, but it has also brought a couple of exclusive titles to Nintendo Switch - namely, Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

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Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

The folks at Vicarious Visions will soon need to switch up their digital business cards. Back in the year 2005, the developer brand and its developers were acquired by the folks at Activision. In the year 2008, Acivision merged with Blizzard, forming Acivision Blizzard. So why should you or I or anyone spend even a moment thinking about how the Activision-owned developer group Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard?

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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X restock today, and where to look [UPDATE]

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X restock today, and where to look [UPDATE]

Today the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will appear in a pair of stores with renewed stock availability. Walmart Gamestop were both the subjects of reports on restocks over the past few hours, and Walmart's latest update suggested that the restock timing will hit at 3:10 PM Eastern Time. UPDATE: The Sony PlayStation 5 Console (with hardware game iteration) was released to Walmart online once more for $499 USD.

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IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

When it comes to furniture that you have to assemble yourself, IKEA is probably the most famous retailer out there. The company tends to make furniture that's of decent quality while being notoriously difficult to assemble. Anyone on the hunt for a new entertainment center for the living room to hold a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want to know if the consoles will fit.

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Japanese PS1 game from 1998 finally gets released

Japanese PS1 game from 1998 finally gets released

If you think nearly a decade developing Cyberpunk 2077 seemed atrocious, especially considering its bugs, then you probably never heard of games that literally took decades before they were released. Granted, some of those probably would have never been released had their creators not decided to brush up the code and finish them but it's sometimes interesting to discover what could have been become reality. PS1 JRPG Magic Castle's release more than 20 years later isn't the only curious thing about the game, however, as its origins also gave a glimpse of the state of PlayStation development during the late 90s.

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Custom Black PS5 goes on sale this week – Beware the peril

Custom Black PS5 goes on sale this week – Beware the peril

There's a customized all-black PlayStation 5 out there, and it's going to be released to the public. This PlayStation 5 is said to work and act like a normal PlayStation 5, but it has a custom black exterior with design flourishes that make it honor the PlayStation 2. This "Retro Inspired PlayStation 5 Console" might be headed for trouble... or it might be headed for your living room later this year.

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Some PlayStation 4 models have reportedly been discontinued

Some PlayStation 4 models have reportedly been discontinued

The PlayStation 4 has had a good, long run. First launched in 2013, Sony's previous-gen console has undergone a few minor iterations and at least two variants under its name. With the launch of the PlayStation 5, disastrous as it may have been, the clock has started ticking for the PS4. According to at least one retailer in Sony's home country, the console's time has finally come and will longer be restocked once supplies run out, at least for certain models.

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PS2-themed PS5 – Better than the real thing?

PS2-themed PS5 – Better than the real thing?

The industrial design of the Sony PlayStation 5 is bold. The base hardware for the past few generations of Xbox and PlayStation have been relatively tame - in their base configuration, anyway. With the PlayStation 5, Sony decided to take a more daring approach, with an extreme bit of industrial design AND a color scheme that made sure every curve was highly apparent. Today a concept redesign of this console delivered an alternate reality - one in all-black.

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