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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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Sony drops release dates for top-tier PS5 games

Sony drops release dates for top-tier PS5 games

This week the folks at Sony came to CES 2021 with a buried lede. They decided to deliver an array of release dates for major PlayStation 5 video games in the form of a slide. One slide, one big bunch of release dates and release date ranges for some major games. This is the sort of things game reporting dreams are made of.

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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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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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HBO Max app arrives on PS5, plus Roku support coming soon

HBO Max app arrives on PS5, plus Roku support coming soon

HBO Max is making its way to two big platforms, the most notable being Roku's lineup of home streaming products. The support will arrive tomorrow, December 17, at which point Roku device owners will be able to download the HBO Max app from the channel store. As well, HBO Max has debuted on Sony's newly launched PlayStation 5 console.

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Your PlayStation 5 is probably upside-down

Your PlayStation 5 is probably upside-down

This week it's become extra clear that the design of the PlayStation 5 is not particularly intuitive. It became as clear as it is today as the Head of PlayStation Studios posted a photo of his cat attempting to bat at a creature in a game. Below the cat was a PlayStation 5 sitting upside-down.

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Sony may be offering refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, PS5

Sony may be offering refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, PS5

CD Projekt RED definitely hyped its biggest game after The Witcher, which always carries the risk of going against you when things don't start well. Just ask No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, who had to work doubly hard to repair the game's tarnished reputation at launch. Cyberpunk 2077 is seemingly facing the same angry mob, at least on consoles, enough for Sony to surprisingly allow refunds of the game on its PS4 and PS5 consoles.

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PlayStation 5 teardown arrives: Simple maintenance, difficult repairs

PlayStation 5 teardown arrives: Simple maintenance, difficult repairs

The iFixit team has published their teardown of Sony's latest and greatest console, the PlayStation 5. This massive unit packs a considerable amount of hardware in its curved, sleek shell, as well as certain elements designed to make maintenance simple -- as well as a few that make repairs much harder to pull off yourself.

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PS5 and Xbox Series X restock – A new list of ways to check for unit sales

PS5 and Xbox Series X restock – A new list of ways to check for unit sales

Today we're running down a set of ways to watch for restocks of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on the internet and at your local retailer. This is a tricky business, really, watching the web for updates in stores that don't normally handle online quick-attack buys like this, but it's manageable. The most difficult part of this process is retaining your sanity once you realize there's a possibility that you might not get the opportunity to purchase a next-gen console before the end of this year!

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Cyberpunk 2077 on base PS4 / Xbox One is basically unplayable

Cyberpunk 2077 on base PS4 / Xbox One is basically unplayable

If you're going to buy and play Cyberpunk 2077 on a gaming console, you might want to wait. Early gameplay videos and screenshots of the game on base Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles show the title functioning... but barely playable. If you're looking at the game on an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S or a PlayStation 5, things seem a bit better.

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Play Cyberpunk 2077 early with a simple Xbox switch

Play Cyberpunk 2077 early with a simple Xbox switch

If you're so extremely excited to play Cyberpunk 2077 that you absolutely cannot wait for midnight, you might be in luck. Supposing you're using an Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S, you could play the game right this minute. You'll need to change your console's time zone - a relatively simple process if you know where to look.

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PS5 and Xbox Series X stock seekers flip as trackers blocked

PS5 and Xbox Series X stock seekers flip as trackers blocked

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 hunts just got messier as sites like Walmart began enacting tracker blocks. Stock tracker BrickSeek reported "an issue with the Walmart Inventory Checker that is affecting local search results" - likely a direct result of Walmart ramping up actions to make console sales restocks more fair for the common buyer.

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