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Hilarious video roasting ‘new’ PS5 logo goes viral

Published: 8/Jan/2020 16:21

by Calum Patterson

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Sony unveiled a lot about their plans for 2020 at CES, including their next iteration of PlayStation. Perhaps unexpectedly though, the most simple part of their reveal got the most attention – the PS5 logo.

It surprised no one when Sony announced in 2019 that the next PlayStation would be the PS5. It wasn’t very inventive, but it was logical — something Xbox has been criticized for lacking with their seemingly arbitrary naming… considering Xbox One was their third console.

Even less inventive, is the console’s new logo — although ‘new’ is being somewhat generous. It bears the exact same layout, font and styling as the PS3 and PS4 logos before it, except of course with a 5.

SonyThe new logo is almost identical to PS4 and 3.

It’s as safe as logos come, and while it does an adequate job, the internet was quick to make a mockery of Sony’s hard work.

It didn’t take long before Twitter was in a frenzy, jesting about the unbridled creativity of the graphic designers behind the new logo, alongside the time and effort they must have put in.

One actually creative video reenacted what the process must have been like for the ‘lead designer,’ simply replacing a 4 with a 5, and calling it a day.

The post quickly racked up nearly 100,000 retweets, as PS5 logo memes became the new hot commodity on Twitter.

Although it may look like it took little to no effort, others pointed out that it was still probably deliberated over for days (possibly weeks), before the marketing team circled back around and went with the tried and tested logo.

It wasn’t just Twitter of course, as Reddit’s r/gaming community were having a field day with the logo. The top voted post of the day was another showing the simplicity of the design — a copy and paste of the ‘P’, just swiveled upside down.

Sony Designing The PS5 Logo from gaming

It wasn’t all at the expense of Sony’s design, though, as one creative user reimagined the PS5 if it had the logo of past consoles. The electric blue of the PS2 logo is a particularly good fit.

Sony surely won’t mind all the mockery of their logo, after all, it’s just more eyeballs and discussion on their new product. Maybe they knew all along that a simple, nearly unchanged logo would get more reaction than a new one.

It even became the most popular Instagram post ever made by a company. So it’s done the job of capturing people’s attention at least.

However, it did somewhat overshadow some of the more important information, such as some of the new hardware specs of the PS5.

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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.