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Sony PS5

Sony's PS5 is rumored to arrive sometime in 2019, but Concept Creator gives us a first look at what the console could look like. It all centers around 4K gaming, and is powered by a 16 thread chipset, with 2.6 GHz clock rate and 9.86 Terfaflops of computing power. Unfortunately, there's no official information available just yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PlayStation 5

Sony is expected to unveil the PlayStation 5 sometime in 2018, but will it be more like the Nintendo Switch, a semi-portable console, or is the device going to remain a standalone desktop model? Designer Minkyu Kim would like to think the latter, and in a minimalistic way. This sleek concept draws inspiration from the original PlayStation, complete with a disc drive and standard ports out back. Continue reading for more pictures.

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PlayStation Switch

The PlayStation Switch, also known as the PlayMan, shows what Sony's future portable game console could look like. Designed by Curved/Labs, this device works exactly like the Nintendo Switch, offering detachable joysticks and a standalone display. "The PlayMan won't be used in just two modes - handheld or TV docking station - but offers three possible fields of use. The device can either be connected to the TV via HDMI or, with attached controllers, be used as a handheld console. But furthermore a large, fully adjustable and above all robust joint allows for a comfortable solution to play while being out and about, without having to suffer from tired arms from holding up the weight of the whole handheld console," said the designers. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PlayStation 4 Pro


The Sony PlayStation 4 Pro is basically an updated version of its predecessor, with improved hardware, including an upgraded GPU with 4.20 teraflops of processing power, and higher GPU clock. It's esigned primarily to enable selected games to be playable at 4K resolution in HDR, and improved quality for PlayStation VR. All games are backwards and forward compatible between PS4 and PS4 Pro, but newer games and those updated for it will have improved graphics performance on PS4 Pro. Pre-order one here now. Continue reading for a video explaining seven things you must know about the PS4 Pro.

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PlayStation 4 Slim

Microsoft's Xbox One S isn't the only updated next-gen console, as Sony's got something up their sleeve as well, the PlayStation 4 Slim. While the company is set to announce a new 4K console, codenamed Neo, on September 7th, this one could be just a minor update to the current PS4, with not only a slimmer body, but rounded corners, as well as a 500GB HDD. Continue reading for more pictures of the packaging and box contents.

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PlayStation VR

Set to debut on October 13 at $399, the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset has a 5.7 inch OLED panel, with an RGB sub-pixel matrix resolution of 1080p, or 960xRGBx1080 per eye. The headset also has a processor box which allows the headset to "second screen" the video output directly towards any monitor, as well as elevate the 3D audio effect used in 3.5mm headphone jacks. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Dark Souls 3 PS4

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Dark Souls 3 is a game known for its atmospheric visual qualitys, notably its dynamic lighting and particle effects, which immerse players into a dark fantasy world of ruin. Expertly-crafted interconnected worlds encourage players to explore vast and breathtaking landscapes. Now what does that translate to in the game console modding world? This custom wood and metal creation by Belgian gamer / graphics artist / painter Vadu Amka. Unfortunately, this is a one-off project...for now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Ace Combat 7 Sony PlayStation VR

Here's a first look at Ace Combat 7, which takes the elements the series is famous for to a whole new level. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, be ready to experience photorealistic visuals and lightning effects and an evolving and adapting ecosystem which will dictate the flow of battle. Bandai Namco's trueSKY technology will astound gamers, as they immerse themselves in exclusive features developed specifically for PlayStation VR. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why recreating the Roller Coaster Tycoon game in real-life wouldn't be such a good idea.

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Super Nintendo PlayStation

The SNES-CD, aka Super Nintendo PlayStation, refers to an unreleased peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The device and the format were to build upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher capacity compact discs. The SNES-CD platform was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony. Another partnership with Philips yielded some poorly received Nintendo-themed games for the competing CD-i game console instead of the SNES-CD. Sony independently furthered its developments into its own console, which resulted in the release of the original PlayStation, a chief competitor of the SNES's cartridge-based successor, the Nintendo 64. Continue reading for more cool facts about the SNES PlayStation.

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PSN Outage

You know you're a hardcore gamer, when...the police are the first ones you turn to after a network outage. Sony' PlayStation Network was knocked offline for about three days during Christmas week, and when that happened, a caller to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office 911 system asked a dispatcher for assistance on the issue. In the 911 call recording obtained by WPTV, the caller asks, "I was wondering, do you guys know anything about that?" Continue reading to listen in on the entire convo.

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