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Sony’s new $500 PlayStation 5 will launch Nov. 12

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year.Video game fans have been chomping at the bit for the new consoles, and not just…

Watch the PlayStation 5 Showcase live stream right here

Sony will host a PlayStation 5 Showcase to give us “updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners” on Wednesday. The PS5 price and release date are expected to be revealed during the showcase. You can watch the PlayStation 5 Showcase live right here at 1 p.m. PT / 4…

Sony reduces its PlayStation 5 production forecast due to SoC issues

Reports suggest that Sony has run into some manufacturing issues with the PlayStation 5's custom SoC, which may lead to fewer PlayStation 5 sales.According to a Bloomberg report, the company is seeing yields as low as 50 percent. This has led to Sony reducing its production forecast by 4 million units, bringing its target down…

PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility for PS1, PS2, and PS3 games might be provided by a revamped PS Now service with upscaling abilities

PS Now currently costs US$9.99 a month or US$59.99 for a year. (Image source: PS Now/Sony)Another rumor has emerged connecting a revamped PS Now service with the PlayStation 5, and specifically the question of full backwards compatibility with the PS1, PS2, and PS3 along with the expected PS4. On top of that, the same spurious…

Your PlayStation allegiance may identify whether you can preorder a PS5

Buy? Or bye? — No price or release date yet, but it's already a huge sidestep from retail partners. Sam Machkovech - Aug 26, 2020 10:11 pm UTC Enlarge / This credit card doesn't exist, but if it did, we're not sure it'd count as "previous interests and PlayStation activities" in terms of jumping the…

PlayStation: Launching PS5 During a Pandemic is a ‘Massive Challenge on Every Front’

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 hours ago / 525 ViewsThe ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a challenge for the world and including the video game industry. Sony is working hard to launch its next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, this holiday season.  PlayStation’s head of global marketing Eric Lempel speaking with GamesIndustry in an…

Xbox boss on the phyiscs of the PlayStation 5’s design

When designing the look of a video game console, engineers must account for a number of important variables. Chief among these is heat, and it sounds like that was an even bigger issue for the upcoming generation of consoles: the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Xbox boss Phil Spencer spoke on that point during…

PlayStation simply made a big TELEVISION commercial push for Ghost of Tsushima

Gaming industry TV ad spend saw a 5.39% decrease in July, dipping down to an estimated $17.8 million from June’s $18.7 million. Although 11 brands aired ads, Sony drove the bulk of the spend with its PlayStation brand, which continues to be a leader this summer for both impressions and budget outlay. GamesBeat has partnered…

PlayStation State of Play’s Best Part Was About a Year Old Game

Sony held the latest edition of State of Play yesterday to showcase upcoming third-party games. The biggest surprise came from the nearly year-old Control and the upcoming AWE expansion. Developer Remedy Entertainment confirmed an Alan Wake tie-in in what it calls a ‘Remedy Connected Universe.’ Thursday’s PlayStation State of Play was always going to be…

As the PS5 draws near, PlayStation promises there’s ‘still a lots of life in’ the PS4

PlayStation is taking a more clear-cut approach to its next-generational hardware than competing console maker Xbox, but both companies seem to agree that the launch of new hardware won’t suddenly spell the end for their current consoles. Speaking during a Summer Games Fest-themed chat with Geoff Keighley (via IGN), PlayStation global marketing head Eric Lempel…

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All healthcare personnel (HCP) should be required as a condition of employment to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) said in a statement today. "Requiring appropriate immunizations as a condition of employment has been demonstrated to be the most effective strategy for maximizing immunization compliance among HCP," write…