PlayStation 5 matches the price of the Xbox Series X

image copyrightSony Sony has matched the price of the forthcoming flagship PlayStation 5 to that of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Last time round, the PS4 significantly undercut the Xbox One at launch. Sony also confirmed the PS5’s “digital edition” – which does not have a disc drive – would cost about 40% more than the […]

Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state

Leading discussions about the global rules to regulate digital privacy and surveillance is a somewhat unusual role for a developing country to play. But Brazil had been doing just that for over a decade. Edward Snowden’s bombshell in 2014 detailing the US National Security Agency’s digital surveillance activities changed all that. It included revelations that the […]

Sony teases next God of War for PlayStation 5

Sony teased the next God of War today. The short trailer with no video gameplay starts with the voice of Kratos, with a God of War logo that shows a number of runes on it. Kratos says, “The time grows near. … You must prepare yourself.” Then a sign appears saying “Ragnarök is coming,” with a […]

PlayStation Plus Collection brings PS4’s biggest hits to PS5

Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection during its Showcase event today. It’s a new PlayStation 5 perk for the console’s premium subscription service. PlayStation Plus Collection gives PlayStation Plus subscribers access to a catalog of PlayStation 4 games that they can download to their PlayStation 5. This includes huge first-party hits like God of War, […]

PlayStation 5 preorders: Sony reveals release date and price

Sony provided more details about the upcoming PlayStation 5 preorders. During a Showcase event today, the company explained what you can expect in terms of a PS5 release date and price. The PlayStation 5 is $500 and the PlayStation 5: Digital Edition is $400, and both are launching November 12 in the U.S. and other […]

Final Fantasy XVI is a PlayStation console exclusive

The Final Fantasy franchise had news to share during today’s PlayStation 5 event. Final Fantasy XVI is coming, and it will be a console exclusive for PlayStation. Final Fantasy has been a leader in the role-playing game space since it debuted in 1987. In recent years, the franchise has found success with the ongoing MMO […]

Feds Charge Chinese Hackers With Ripping Off Video Game Loot From 9 Companies

The indictments help to solve a mystery for the cybersecurity researchers tracking the group. Over more than half a decade, it has carried out a series of shocking supply chain attacks, hijacking the updates to Asus laptops and the CCleaner antivirus software, for instance, to silently plant malicious code on millions of computers. But it […]

Arm China investor sues company, escalating CEO spat amid sale

By Josh Horwitz SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese division of UK-based chip designer Arm Ltd has been sued by an investor over its board’s attempt to oust the unit’s chief executive, escalating an internal dispute at a time when the tech group is on the verge of being taken over in a $40 billion deal. […]