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Let’s unpack Microsoft’s ‘desire’ to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Let’s unpack Microsoft’s ‘desire’ to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Throughout the week, Microsoft's buyout of Activision Blizzard has been a constant talking point. There's been a lot of talk about Activision Blizzard games being exclusive to Xbox platforms once the acquisition completes and no concrete answers from Microsoft. While Xbox boss Phil Spencer has issued a new statement on the matter, what he had to say is anything but clear.

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PlayStation 2021 Wrap-Up reveals your stats, but it won’t be around for long

PlayStation 2021 Wrap-Up reveals your stats, but it won’t be around for long

PlayStation gamers can now see a complete breakdown of their gaming stats from 2021. Sony launched its PlayStation 2021 Wrap-Up on Thursday, giving players access to a complete showcase of the hours they spent playing PlayStation games, as well as the five titles they played the most. Wrap-up also provides a lot of information about the trophies earned throughout the year.

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GameStop PS5 restock incoming: What to know

GameStop PS5 restock incoming: What to know

Those trying to get a PlayStation 5 will have another chance this week. GameStop has announced that it will soon be restocking the PlayStation 5, but like the last few restocks at this retailer, buying one will require more than simply refreshing a website and hoping to get lucky. Indeed, this is another in-store restock, with many locations getting fresh PS5 shipments this week.

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The PlayStation 4 got an unexpected reprieve

The PlayStation 4 got an unexpected reprieve

It's not exactly a secret that the PlayStation 5 is a hard-to-find console and has been since the day it launched. With no sign that the console shortage is going to get better in the near future, Sony has apparently decided to continue on with PS4 production longer than it originally anticipated. This serves a few different purposes, but the most important one is keeping players in the PlayStation ecosystem as we wait for PS5 stock levels to normalize.

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Things you never knew your PS5 could do

Things you never knew your PS5 could do

The PlayStation 5 is undoubtedly a step up from its predecessor, the PS4, in terms of graphics and computing power. However, aside from the obvious generational upgrades, there are some lesser-known capabilities of the PlayStation 5 that help it feel like a truly next-gen console. If you've managed to score a PlayStation 5 - something that's still very difficult to do - here are some features you may not have known about that will improve the experience.

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PS VR2 is coming to PS5 with Horizon Call of the Mountain as an exclusive

PS VR2 is coming to PS5 with Horizon Call of the Mountain as an exclusive

The PlayStation 4 brought virtual reality (VR) to consoles for the first time and fans have been wondering exactly what Sony has in store for the PS5. The PS5 has been on the market for over a year now and it was way back in March of 2021 that Sony took the wraps off the new PS5 VR controllers. Sony is calling its next-generation system, the somewhat unimaginatively titled, PS VR2, while the previously controllers have also been officially named and are henceforth known as the PS VR2 Sense.

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How to Choose the Right Gaming Monitor for Your PS5

How to Choose the Right Gaming Monitor for Your PS5

When choosing a gaming monitor for your PS5, the first thing to remember is that Sony designed the PS5 knowing it is primarily used in living rooms (via BBC). This means displays best suited for the console align with standard TV resolutions and 16:9 or 21:9 widescreen aspect ratios.

In particular, Sony has targeted 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for gaming and entertainment on the PS5, although it will also support video output at up to 8K resolutions. 8K TVs, however, are still prohibitively expensive for the most part, and frame rates at this resolution will take a substantial drop when full support for native 8K resolutions is added by Sony in a future update.

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PS5 restock may be your last chance to snag a console in 2021

PS5 restock may be your last chance to snag a console in 2021

If you're looking to pick up a PlayStation 5, you'll have another chance to do so today. To close out the year, GameStop has announced a PlayStation 5 restock at many of its stores across the United States. As is usually the case, however, there are a couple of caveats you'll need to consider before driving to your nearest store in the hope that stock is still available.

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PlayStation Plus reveals your January 2022 game treats

PlayStation Plus reveals your January 2022 game treats

December is nearly over and that means PlayStation Plus subscribers only have a couple of days left to download the month's free games. January will bring a new set of titles made available to PS Plus customers for free, though, unlike some previous months, there isn't much to get excited about this time around (via PS Blog).

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The video game stories that defined the industry in 2021

The video game stories that defined the industry in 2021

It has been a heck of a year for the game industry. With the COVID-19 pandemic serving as the backdrop, we've had a lot of ups and downs this year. From the major revelations about Activision Blizzard to the ongoing semiconductor shortage that continues to impact manufacturing, 2021 was filled with big headlines. Here are some of the biggest stories that defined the year in gaming.

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PlayStation Store Holiday Sale on now: Here are some of the best deals

PlayStation Store Holiday Sale on now: Here are some of the best deals

Like many other digital storefronts, the PlayStation Store is closing out the year with a Holiday Sale. If you're one of the lucky ones who has managed to secure a PlayStation 5 despite the pandemic's best attempts to kill fun as we know it, this is an excellent chance to stock up on games for it, as there are some fairly deep discounts to be had. There are more deals than anyone could hope to count, but we've spotted a few that are worth considering for the discerning PlayStation gamer.

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Fortnite Winterfest returns with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and a ton of holiday cosmetics

Fortnite Winterfest returns with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and a ton of holiday cosmetics

With the holidays quickly approaching, a large number of free-to-play and live service titles are rolling out their winter events. Fortnite is the latest game to do so, announcing the return of Fortnite Winterfest today. Winterfest gives players a chance to unlock special winter and holiday-themed cosmetics, while the Fortnite shop will also be hosting new outfits to tie in with Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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