PS5 release date: Sony hints at when new PlayStation will come out

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The PlayStation 5 isn't coming this year but could arrive soon after that, Sony has suggested. The console is coming along quickly, with many of its specs in place and developers already working with early versions to understand the kind of games they might be able to create, its architect Mark Cerny has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Wired. Mr Cerny explicitly said that the console won't be arriving in 2019, in line with expectations but dashing the hopes of anyone who had hoped the console could be about to arrive by surprise. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


PlayStation Plus price rises significantly as Sony makes it more expensive to play online

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It's about to get a lot more expensive to play PlayStation online. Sony has announced that it will increase the price of its Plus membership – required to play the console over the internet – significantly next month. And the price rise will happen automatically unless people go through a complicated process to cancel it. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Nintendo Switch online plans revealed: Release date and price of multiplayer service confirmed by company

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Nintendo will finally unveil its online service for the Switch next year, it has confirmed. The full launch will happen in 2018. When it does, Switch players will pay $20 per year to get access to a range of new and existing features. Until the service rolls out, Switch owners will be able to play online for free. But they also won't get access to the features that will come at the full launch, which includes proper matchmaking and a phone app.


PlayStation reveals how to change your PSN name – but update comes with two big catches

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PlayStation players can finally change their PSN names, in a change set to delight everyone suffering with names they're ashamed of. But it comes with two major catches: the name can only be changed for free once, and switching it up might cause problems for some games. Many people are still left with names they set years ago, which can often become embarrassing with time. As such, it has become one of the PlayStation's most requested features and people have become more and more frustrated with time. We'll tell you what's true.


PS Vita is officially dead, as Sony stops making handheld consoles and focuses on PlayStation

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Sony has killed off the PS Vita, the handheld gaming console that was unveiled nearly a decade ago. The small unit arrived in 2011 but the two final versions have been listed as cancelled on the Japanese version of Sony's website, signalling the death of the console. It is likely that the Vita will continued to be sold in stores for a short period, but production has now come to an end. There is still a PS Vita page on the US version of the PlayStation site, for instance, though it is not listed in the headline links at the top. We'll tell you what's true.