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The only known working Super NES CD-ROM system recently sold for over $350,000 USD, and it would be impossible to get your hands on one even if money wasn’t an issue. One gamer sought out his own solution by combining a Sony PlayStation and SNES system into one. The result is something that resembles the real thing, but with a few obvious differences, like the CD-ROM drive. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Sony crowdfunded their Reon Pocket air conditioner last year, and just this week, it has gone on sale in Japan. Rather than a tabletop device, the company opted for one that can be tucked directly under a special shirt with a slot at the back of the neck. The wearer then uses a smartphone app to control the temperature, as the device is designed absorb or generate heat. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Marvel’s Iron Man VR is now available, and early reviews have already begun rolling in. This is a PS VR-exclusive title where nearly every major aspect of the game was designed to best utilize the PSVR headset and PlayStation Move motion controllers. Flying around may take some practice, so this is why the game’s first 1-2 hours is designed to help you learn this technique so you don’t feel compelled to quickly progress the game’s story-based campaign. Read more for a video review and additional information.
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After the official reveal 2-weeks ago, most of us know that the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 will boast a customized solid state drive designed for high-speed data streaming as well as a semi-custom AMD GPU capable of ray tracing, support for 4K resolution displays, high framerates, new audio hardware for real-time 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PS4 and PS VR games. Read more for additional pictures of a matte black variant of the console by Alexandre Touguet.
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A security software engineer who goes by CTurt has discovered an exploit for the PS2’s DVD player that enables users to play unofficial games. To be more specific, this exploits the console’s DVD player functionality by triggering a corruption in video playback, which then allows you to run a game through the hole in the system’s copy protection. Read more for three videos and additional information.
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It’s only a matter of time before game consoles come with built-in projectors, and the first may look something like the Sony PlayStation R (PSR). This device boasts a built-in 4K HDR projector that turns your entire room into an immersive gaming experience, similar to RAZR’s Project Ariana. How does it work? Well, it first scans your room, and then games are displayed on all walls using 3D projection mapping. Read more for additional pictures.
Sony’s AIBO robot dog has just received a new software update, and along with it, some new tricks. Now, it can greet users at the door after assigning a meeting place and it stores the location. A door icon will then appear on the map located in the app and then AIBO will use that information to predict when you’ll come home, waiting at the door or whatever place you assigned. Read more for a video and additional information.
Insomniac Games announced this week that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a standalone game rather than expansion. This upcoming action-adventure game developed is set to be a launch title on the PlayStation 5. It follows up on the The City That Never Sleeps DLC, where Miles Morales is bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider and gains more powers than Peter Parker, along with a black / red Spider-Man suit. Read more for a first look video and additional information.
Demon’s Souls is an action role-playing game developed by From Software for the PlayStation 3 and originally released in October 2009. Today, the developer announced a remake coming to the Sony PlayStation 5. For those who’ve never played the original, players assume the role of a hero brought to Boletaria to kill its fallen king Allant and pacify the Old One. You navigate five different worlds from a hub called the Nexus. Read more for a trailer, screenshots and additional information.
Finally, after months of speculation and several dev kit leaks, we get to see the official PlayStation 5 console. To be more specific, there will be two versions of the PS5 released at launch: a standard model with a Blu-Ray disc reader, and then the Digital Edition, which will not come with any disc reader. Both versions appear to come with one DualSense controller, which has adaptive triggers that can change the resistance to the player as necessary. Read more for two videos, including one of the entire 2-hour livestream event.