The PlayStation 5 is Sony's fifth home console, releasing worldwide on November 19, 2020. Due to supply shortages, the consoles release into further Asian countries was delayed until the following year.

Two versions of the PlayStation 5 have been made available since launch: the base model with a Blu-ray drive, and a "Digital Edition" with this removed. The latter serves as a cheaper alternative, similar to Microsoft's strategy with the Xbox Series S (though the Digital Edition still features the same hardware).

Backwards compatibility is available for the majority of PlayStation 4 titles — some previous generation games can be played on PS5 via streaming or emulation.


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Diablo IV Is Blizzard's Fastest Selling Game Ever, Likely Surprising No One

The hype building up to the launch of Diablo IV was definitely through the roof, so it's likely not surprising for many that it's selling very, very well.  While Activision Blizzard did not announce…

June 6, 2023 | 11:56 EDT

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Embrace the Memes With Crime Boss: Rockay City on PS5 & Xbox Series X|S; Release Date Announced

If a video game with a meme power as big as Chuck Norris' quadriceps and starring the Texas Ranger... ahem... Sheriff himself is your idea of a good time, Crime Boss: Rockay City is coming to…

June 6, 2023 | 11:22 EDT

A T. rex roaring under a banner reading "WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH" in Jurassic World Evolution 2

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Update Announced To Mark Franchise's 30th Anniversary

The Jurassic Park franchise has, uh, found a way to reach 30 years old, and to celebrate, management sim Jurassic World Evolution 2 is getting a free update with some nifty goodies. As you'd imagine…

June 6, 2023 | 08:33 EDT

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Capcom Announces Showcase Airing Next Week, Promising News and Updates

Today Capcom announced that it won't miss the E3-not-E3 celebrations next week and it will air its own showcase. It'll air on Monday, June 12 at 3 p.m. PDT, 6 p.m. EDT, 11 p.m. BST, midnight CEST…

June 5, 2023 | 10:24 EDT

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Celebrate Diablo IV Release With Song "Lilith" Performed by Halsey& SUGA in a Deconsecrated Church

With tonight's release of Diablo IV closer than ever, Blizzard Entertainment has picked a special way to celebrate, publishing a music video for the game's anthem "Lilith."  The video features the…

June 5, 2023 | 10:50 EDT

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Blue Protocol Trailer Shows Emotes & Stickers as Pre-Download for Japanese Release Starts Tomorrow

Bandai Namco is preparing for the Japanese release its upcoming MMORPG Blue Protocol, and a new trailer has just been published.  This trailer showcases how you can communicate in the game (besides…

June 5, 2023 | 10:11 EDT

A group of crusaders marching, some on horseback, in The Valiant

The Valiant Console Release Date Mobilizes In July

Squad-based medieval RTS The Valiant has a console release date at last. Publisher THQ Nordic has revealed that the tactical epic, which takes place in 13th-century Europe and the Middle East, is…

June 5, 2023 | 09:41 EDT

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Street Fighter 6 Has Passed 1 Million Players, Capcom Announces

Street Fighter 6 has hit a million players in just three days on sale, developer and publisher Capcom has announced. The milestone also means that the series as a whole has sold more than 50 million…

June 5, 2023 | 08:54 EDT

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If You Can’t Handle Me at My Redfall, You Don’t Deserve Me at My Street Fighter 6 | Podcast 88

This week on the podcast Robert, Rut, and Stretch are joined by our Diablo IV reviewer, Austin Suther. This week, Bobby Kotick’s interview with Variety led to some interesting conversation points…

June 5, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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Sea of Stars Gets New Gameplay Clip All About Cooking

The developers of Sea of Stars at Sabotage Studio released another clip of their gorgeous pixel-art RPG. The clip showcases cooking, which can be done at a campfire found along the way. We get to…

June 4, 2023 | 04:06 EDT

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Watch an Insightful Look Into the Development of Street Fighter 6 in Japan

If you want some really interesting insight into the development of the brand-new fighting game Street Fighter 6, you've come to the right place. YouTuber Paolo fromTOKYO released the latest…

June 3, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

Blue Protocol

New Blue Protocol Trailer Is All About Colorful Costumes

Bandai Namco released another trailer of its upcoming MMORPG Blue Protocol, which is getting very close to its Japanese release.  This time around, the trailer focuses on the many costumes that you…

June 3, 2023 | 02:29 EDT

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Sword Art Online Last Recollection Reveals Event Scene All About Waifus & Eels

Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer of the upcoming anime-inspired JRPG Sword Art Online Last Recollection. This time around, we get to see an event scene with four of the characters…

June 2, 2023 | 04:27 EDT


Nippon Ichi's New JRPG Xicatrice Shows Gameplay Mechanics in New Trailer

Nippon Ichi Software released a new video about its newest upcoming JRPG, titled Xicatrice. We get to take a look at the core gameplay mechanics of the game, starting with the education portion of…

June 2, 2023 | 02:01 EDT

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Alan Wake 2 Gets New Video All About New Playable Character Saga Anderson

Today Remedy Entertainment released a new behind-the-scenes video for its upcoming survival horror game Alan Wake 2.  The video goes in-depth into the new character who will serve as a playable co-…

June 2, 2023 | 11:48 EDT

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Capcom Celebrates Street Fighter 6 Launch With New Companion Site And In-Game Items

It's official: Street Fighter 6 is out there in the world, and you can pick it up right now. To celebrate that launch, Capcom has revealed two extra goodies for Street Fighter fans in the form of a…

June 2, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

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Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Faces Possible 2.5 Years Jail Sentence & Hefty Fine in Insider Trading Case

Today ANN News reported that Sonic Creator Yuji Naka is possibly facing jail time and a hefty fine in the insider trading case that sees him as the defendant.  During the trial hearing held this…

June 1, 2023 | 11:52 EDT

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Rift Apart's PC Port Is a Reminder To Not Believe All the Marketing Hype

Ahead of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart's, release there was one marketing idea that you couldn’t escape hearing: that it was only doable on PlayStation 5. From June 2020 through its release, this was…

June 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Front Mission 1st: Remake Comes To PC, PlayStation, And Xbox This Month

Front Mission 1st: Remake will soon be taking orders from other platforms. Forever Entertainment has announced that its mech RPG will be making its way to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox on June 30th, and…

June 1, 2023 | 03:34 EDT

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Samurai Shodown Rollback Netcode Update Pushed Back To Summer

Bad news if you're looking forward to playing SNK's Samurai Shodown with rollback netcode: you'll have to wait a little bit longer. The studio has pushed back the game's rollback netcode update,…

June 1, 2023 | 03:15 EDT

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New Diablo IV Lore Video Recaps the Story of Diablo 3

Diablo IV's early access is less than a full day away, and Blizzard Entertainment released a new lore video to help you get caught up with the story. This time around, following the video about the …

May 31, 2023 | 08:12 EDT

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Street Fighter 6 Reveals Unlockable Outfit 2 For All Characters Including Classic Costumes

We're just a  couple of days away from the launch of Street Fighter 6, and Capcom shared a new trailer all about fashion.  The video showcases Outfit 2 for all characters, a second unlockable…

May 31, 2023 | 06:48 EDT

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Diablo IV Gear Guide

You get a lot of choice in how you play each class in Diablo IV, though none are arguably as important as the gear you choose. Follow our Diablo IV Gear Guide to learn more about how equipment is…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Alchemy Guide

Potions and other consumables are a constant necessistiy in Diablo IV, but they don't work exactly the same as they did in previous Diablo titles. Follow our Diablo IV Alchemy Guide to find out more…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Paragon Guide

Leveling doesn't end in Diablo IV once you've finished choosing your skills and passive abilities. Your character can become even more powerful during endgame via the Paragon system, offering more…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Nightmare Dungeons Guide

Mowing your way through many dungeons has always been a key part of the Diablo franchise, and this is still the case in Diablo IV. Nightmare Dungeons are a new type of endgame content that tasks you…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Helltide Guide

Diablo IV features a number of endgame ways to get gear an improve your characters. Helltide is one of these, appearing periodically and offering up lots of rewards if you put the time in. Follow our…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Whispers of the Dead Guide

Endgame in Diablo IV features a number of ways to improve your character, be it through giving you experience or useful equipment. Whispers of the Dead is one such way, available right after you beat…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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God of War Ragnarok Art Director Joins Halo Infinite Creative Director on Netflix's Original IP AAA Game

Today God of War Ragnarok art director Raf Grassetti announced on Twitter that he has joined Netflix Games to work on a mysterious new game. The game, which has been described as an AAA…

May 31, 2023 | 02:49 EDT

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PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for June 2023 Announced

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the games that all PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive at no additional cost in June 2023.  According to the announcement shared on the official…

May 31, 2023 | 11:44 EDT

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Sword Art Online Last Recollection Gets New Trailer Showing Difficulty Modes

Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer of the upcoming anime-inspired JRPG Sword Art Online Last Recollection. The trailer focuses on showcasing the three difficulty levels available, Story Mode…

May 31, 2023 | 11:04 EDT

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Diablo IV World Tier Guide

Difficulty levels in Diablo IV take the form of World Tiers, and do more than just make enemies stronger. In our Diablo IV World Tier Guide, well go over each World Tier in the game, how to unlock…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Is Getting Alternate World Diego DLC

Get ready to stand at the apex of society, as Alternate World Diego is heading to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R. The character will be the fourth DLC fighter offered as part of the game'…

May 31, 2023 | 10:20 EDT

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons Hits PC And Consoles In July

If you're excited for the revival of classic brawler series Double Dragon, then Modus and Secret Base have good news for you. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons launches on July 27th for PC…

May 31, 2023 | 09:12 EDT

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Street Fighter 6 Gameplay Trailer Shows Full Ryu vs Luke Match & Real-Time Commentary Feature

Street Fighter 6's highly-anticipated release is just around the corner, and Capcom released another trailer showing what you can expect. The trailer focuses on a full match between Ryu and Luke,…

May 30, 2023 | 11:11 EDT

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Announced for PC

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming to PC.  The game will be released on Steam and Epic Games Sore on July 26. The pre-order bonus has also…

May 30, 2023 | 12:57 EDT

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CD Projekt Firmly Debunks Acquisition Rumors; 220 Developers Working on New The Witcher Game

Today CD Projekt hosted its Q1 2023 financial conference call, and the company's executives answered questions by investors and analysts on the business of the developer mostly known for The Witcher…

May 29, 2023 | 12:36 EDT

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The Witcher 3 Has Sold Over 50 Million Copies; Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Will Appear at Summer Game Fest Play Days

Today CD Projekt announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2023, alongside relevant sales milestones for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the franchise as a whole.  We learn that The…

May 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Blue Protocol

New Blue Protocol Trailer Is All About the Awesome Character Creation

One of the most interesting elements of Bandai Namco's MMORPG Blue Protocol is the character creation, and the trailer released today is all about that.  We get to take a look at some of the many…

May 29, 2023 | 10:51 EDT


Exoprimal Reveals Character Creation, Customization, Gameplay Loop, Rewards, & More in Extensive Video

Today Capcom released an extensive gameplay video of the upcoming dino-slaying third-person shooter Exoprimal. The video, which claims to be the first look at the full game, features commentary from…

May 28, 2023 | 10:22 EDT

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Blizzard Builds Sanctuary in a "Much Darker Lens" for Diablo IV

The world of Sanctuary, home to the Diablo series, is vast and full of rich lore. With Diablo IV, we have a huge chunk of the Eastern continent to explore, which is divided into five separate regions…

May 30, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

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Street Fighter 6 Review

Street Fighter 2 is one of my earliest memories with fighting games. Even though it didn’t quite click with me back in the day, those timeless characters made an impression that was impossible to…

May 30, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Diablo IV Review

It's been over a decade since Diablo III was released to the masses. It was met with significant anticipation, but it soon became an extremely divisive title among the fanbase. Over time, Diablo III…

May 30, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Diablo IV

New Diablo IV Lore Video Is All About the Dark Story of Diablo & Diablo 2

Blizzard released another Diablo IV video featuring the lore of the Diablo series, and this one is perfect for those who have not played the first two chapters. While the first two lore videos…

May 27, 2023 | 02:31 EDT

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Diablo IV Class Quests Guide

Our Diablo IV Class Quests Guide will tell you what Class Quests are, how to unlock them, and how to complete them for every Class! Quicklinks: Barbarian | Druid | NecromancerRogue | Sorcerer There…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Strongholds Guide

In this guide, we'll tell you where to find all 15 Diablo IV Strongholds, how they work, and how to beat these unique challenges in Sanctuary's overworld. Quicklinks: What Are Strongholds? |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Hawezar Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

This Diablo IV Hawezar Altar of Lilith Locations Guide will show you where you can find every single Altar of Lilith in the swampy hellscapes of Hawezar. Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT

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Diablo IV Kehjistan Altar of Lilith Locations Guide

Our Diablo IV Kehjistan Altar of Lilith Locations Guide will show you where to find all of the Altars of Lilith in this desert land. Altars of Lilith: Fractured Peaks | ScosglenDry Steppes |…

June 1, 2023 | 07:06 EDT