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Sony Blocks PS5 for Selling Access to PS Plus Collection

Jacob Blazewicz, yesterday, 18:14

Thousands of players have been banned and a few PlayStation 5s have lost access to online features in recent days. The reason? Selling access to games from PlayStation Plus Collection by some „resourceful” gamers.

Crypto Miners May be Responsible for RTX 3000 Shortages

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 November 2020, 19:06

RTX 3000 family GPUs remain unavailable in stores not only because of production problems. According to analyst Mitch Steves, Nvidia sold $175 million worth of chipsets to cryptocurrency miners.

Leak Suggests GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is Only a Bit Slower Than RTX 3070

Bart Swiatek, 27 November 2020, 17:03

The latest leaks suggest that Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be about 10% slower than the RTX 3070, which means the GPU will also be a little faster than the RTX 2080 Super.

PS5 Update Removes Spontaneous Game Uninstallation and Controller Issues

Adrian Werner, 27 November 2020, 13:32

PlayStation 5 received update 20.02-02.26.00. Thanks to it, the console will no longer remove games from the drive without our knowledge. Also problems with charging the controller will disappear.

Great Shot of Landing SpaceX Rocket Looks Like SF Movie

Sodar, 26 November 2020, 20:21

A great shot taken during the landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket appeared on the web. It's nice to see something that looks like pulled out straight from science fiction and is now as real as Chompski in space.

PS5 Shortages Ridiculed in Fan-made Advertising

Bart Swiatek, 26 November 2020, 13:04

A short film, prepared by PlayStation fans, who ridicule console shortages, appeared on the web.

PS5 With Best Debut in PlayStation's History

Adrian Werner, 26 November 2020, 10:24

The launch of PS5 was a great success. The device recorded a better debut than any previous PlayStation family console.

Scalpers are Buying Up PS5s; Their Stocks Are Bigger Than in Stores

EnVakker, 24 November 2020, 19:09

There have been reports of organized groups buying up PS5 consoles to sell them later for profit.

Elon Musk Takes Over Bill Gates as World's Second Richest Man

Bart Swiatek, 24 November 2020, 13:41

Thanks to the stock market success of Tesla, its founder - billionaire Elon Musk - earned as much as $100.3 billion this year. Thanks to that he overtook Bill Gates in the ranking of the richest people in the world.

YouTube Will Display Ads in All Videos

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 13:44

YouTube has made changes to the terms and conditions of the platform, as a result of which ads will be displayed in all videos, regardless of the choice of the content creator and participation, or lack of thereof, in the YouTube Partner program.

6G Already in the Orbit

Eklerek, 23 November 2020, 13:08

At the beginning of November, China launched a rocket, which brought 13 satellites into the orbit. One of them is to be the „first 6G satellite”. Nobody is exactly sure what exactly this technology will be, but it can offer a data transfer rate of more than 100 Gb/s.

With iOS 15 Apple May End Support for Older Smartphones

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 12:24

A rumor that appeared on the web suggests that with the release of the fifteenth version of iOS, Apple may plan to discontinue support for older devices.

Try Out 35 Year Old Windows Build In Emulator

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 11:38

Windows 1.0 is over 35 years old. The emulator developed by developers on the initiative of PCJs Machines enables us to check its appearance and functions.

Coil Whine in Your PS5? You Might Look for A Displaced Sticker

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 November 2020, 21:52

Are you having problems with the volume of PlayStation 5? There's a chance that the discovery of Frank Keienburg from Supercell might help. After dismantling the console the developer found a rather unexpected cause of coil whine.

Amazon Customers Get Cat Food and Massage Devices Instead of PS5

Paul Wozniak, 20 November 2020, 21:38

Amazon customers report that instead of the PlayStation 5 they receive parcels containing cat food and toys.

HDMI in PS5 Slower Than in Xbox Series X

Sodar, 20 November 2020, 19:55

Info has come to light that the HDMI connection in PlayStation 5 is not fully compliant with the 2.1 standard and has lower bandwidth than Xbox Series X. Is Sony offering a worse cable, or are the console or its software at fault?

„Other” Takes Up to 100 GB of PS5's Storage; What's That and How to Free It?

Christian Pieniazek, 20 November 2020, 16:14

PlayStation 5 has a relatively small SSD, with sometimes as much as 100GB of SSD being taken up by mysterious 'Other'. As it turns out, there is a simple way to get rid of most of this mysterious data.

Nvidia Admits: RTX 3000 Will be Unavailable for a Few More Months

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 November 2020, 14:55

As part of Nvidia's summary of recent financial results, the issue of unavailability of GeForce RTX 3000 family GPUs in stores was raised. Unfortunately, according to the company, the supply problems may take several more months.

PS5 Outsells XSX/S in Japan, But Both Are Sold Out

Michael Kulakowski, 18 November 2020, 22:52

In the first few days after launch, PS5 sales in Japan were more than five times higher than that of Xbox Series X/S. During that period, Sony's new console found almost 120 thousand buyers.

London Metro Station Celebrates the Launch of PS5

Milosz Szubert, 18 November 2020, 22:32

The Oxford Circus station of London metro has changed its entry signs to ones inspired by PlayStation controller buttons. This was done for tomorrow's launch of PlayStation 5 in the UK.

First Reviews: Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT - AMD Throws Down the Gauntlet

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 22:08

Reviews of AMD's latest graphics chipsets, the Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT, have been released online. How do they compare to competing Nvidia GPUs?

Chrome 87 Offers Improved Performance and New Features

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 21:39

Google has released another version of its browser, numbered 87. The app has noticeably higher performance than its predecessor, better resource management and offers several new options.

Leak Reveals Ray-tracing Performance of Radeon RX 6800 XT

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 14:35

The leak published by the well-known website VideoCardz revealed the possible performance of the Radeon RX 6800 XT GPU in games with ray tracing.

40 Years of Console Hitory in One Picture

Sodar, 17 November 2020, 20:36

One Reddit user showed his gaming experience in one picture. It shows 30 consoles - both the cutting-edge PS5 and Xbox X/S and devices from almost 40 years ago.

PS5 Update Aims to Improve Stability

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 19:44

The PlayStation 5 console received patch 20.02-02.25.00. It is to improve the stability of the device and prepare the platform for launch in Europe.

Downloading Bug on PS5 Requires Console Data Wipe

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 19:12

Players who already have a copy of their PS5 report a serious mistake that can permanently block the ability to download games and applications in some situations. One solution seems to be to restore the console to its factory settings.

Huawei Sells Honor Sub-brand

Bartlomiej Sagan, 17 November 2020, 17:32

Recent rumors have suggested the sale of the Honor sub-brand by Huawei. Today, reports have been confirmed.

Leak: RTX 3060 Ti Faster Than RTX 2080 Super

Bart Swiatek, 17 November 2020, 14:12

According to the latest leaks, the new GeForce RTX 3060 Ti will be several percent faster than last year's GeForce RTX 2080 Super. The card will most likely be also $300 cheaper.

Availability Problems with Xbox Series X|S May Last Several Months

Musiol, 16 November 2020, 23:18

Microsoft has a problem with the availability of Xbox Series X|S. The company reveals the reason and reveals when we can expect normal console deliveries.

iPhone 12 Launches; Users Report Problems

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 18:50

Another great hardware launch did not go according to plan. Users of the iPhone 12 family of devices report a couple of problems afflicting the new smartphones.

Leak Suggests Radeon RX 6800 is Faster Than RTX 3070

Bart Swiatek, 16 November 2020, 17:20

Radeon RX 6800's score in Basemark benchmark has appeared on the web. It looks like AMD's new design is faster than the competing GeForce RTX 3070.

PlayStation 5 in Black; Fans Paint the Consoles on Their Own

Bartlomiej Sagan, 16 November 2020, 14:27

Many people were disappointed when it turned out that the PS5 would be available only in white. Subsequently, some fans decided to paint the console in their preferred color on their own.

Xbox Series X|S is Bought Mainly for Game Pass

Musiol, 14 November 2020, 18:34

The vast majority of people who decided to buy Xbox Series X|S have a Game Pass subscription. Microsoft knew well what to advertise its device with.

Steam Adds Initial Support for DualSense Controller

Musiol, 14 November 2020, 18:17

The test version of an update for Steam client added initial support for the DualSense controller. Developers promise full implementation in subsequent versions of the app.

Smoking Xbox Series X and Other Issues; Microsoft Investigates [Update #2]

Musiol, 13 November 2020, 20:10

With the release of Xbox Series X, the first information about mechanical failures appeared. The hottest (literally) thing right now is the case of smoking console. Microsoft is investigating the subject, and we've checked what other problems the users are facing.

First (Few) Dead PS5s Reported

Musiol, 13 November 2020, 13:01

Shortly after the release of the PS5 in the USA and Japan, the first reports about the falling consoles appeared on the web. However, there are not too many of them, which gives hope that Sony has made sure the quality of its device is top notch.

Games Available in PS Plus Collection Playable on Both PS5 and PS4

Karol Laska , 12 November 2020, 22:19

It turns out that we will also be able to play games included in the PS Plus Collection on PlayStation 4, but we will need PlayStation 5 to access it.

PS5 Has a Hidden Web Browser

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 22:13

One of the features that the PlayStation 5 lacks is an easily accessible web browser. But as it turns out, the console has a hidden application that enables us to surf the web... under certain conditions.

Xbox and Call of Duty Consume Tons of Network Resources in the UK

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 21:58

On the day the Xbox Series X/S made its debut, the UK recorded record data consumption. This result, however, was influenced by many more factors, including the updates for Call of Duty games and the pre-load of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.

Xbox Series X / S With Record Debut

Bart Swiatek, 12 November 2020, 21:18

Xbox's CEO Phil Spencer said on Twitter that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have had the best launch in the history of the brand.

PS5 Launch in Selected Countries; Availability Issues and Crazy Prices

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 November 2020, 15:16

PlayStation 5 has debuted in selected countries. However, it is currently impossible to purchase the console unless on auction sites where vendors set outrageously high prices.

PS5 Re-introduces Wishlists in PS Store

Musiol, 11 November 2020, 14:51

As predicted, the wishlists returned to PlayStation Store. For now, however, only on PS5.

Sony Remembers; Free PS5 for First Owner of PS4 and PS4 Pro

Adrian Werner, 11 November 2020, 14:11

Joey Chiu, one of PlayStation's most devoted fans, was appreciated by Sony. The company presented him with a PS5 along with all its launch titles.

Sony Explains Why the PS5 Doesn't Support 1440p

Musiol, 10 November 2020, 22:42

The shortcomings of PS5's system are due to Sony's philosophy of console development. Can something change in this aspect? Yes, but there is one condition - you have to inform the Japanese company that there is a need for the change.

Xbox Series X/S Launch; Next-gen is Here

Adrian Werner, 10 November 2020, 19:01

We have lived to see the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Thus, the new generation of consoles officially began.

No SSD Revolution in PS5; Xbox Series X Loads Games Faster

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 16:32

Tests conducted by internet users and industry journalists show that, contrary to expectations, Xbox Series X handles the loading of games better than PlayStation 5 - despite the theoretically slower SSD used in Microsoft's console.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 May Bring Back Cryptocurrency Boom

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 15:56

A rumor has surfaced on the web suggesting that the Radeon RX 6800 GPU can offer much better performance in cryptocurrency mining than Nvidia's top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090.

PS5 Designer: „It was Supposed to be Even Bigger”

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 14:33

PlayStation 5's designer Yujin Morisawa said in a press interview that his initial plans were for the PS5 to be even bigger than the device that would eventually appear on the market.

PlayStation 5 Without 8K and VRR Support on Launch

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 November 2020, 19:49

The editors of Digital Foundry had the opportunity to test the capabilities of PlayStation 5. The following report shows that for now Sony's new console does not support 8K resolution and VRR and ALLM functions.

Leak Reveals Nvidia's Cheaper RTX 3060 and 3050 GPUs

qjin, 09 November 2020, 18:04

There were leaks about Nvidia's graphics cards from lower shelves. The chipsets in question are GeForce RTX 3060, RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050, which are due for release in 2021.