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PlayStation 5 officially revealed – Digital Edition, accessories, more

Published: 11/Jun/2020 22:27 Updated: 12/Jun/2020 8:46

by Brittany Vincent

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Sony has officially revealed the PlayStation 5 in all its glory, and it’s a drastically different design than what we’ve seen from PlayStation in the past.

After keeping its console design under wraps for what feels like ages, Sony finally debuted the PlayStation 5’s official console design during its “The Future of Gaming” livestream. It debuted with much panache, serving up a space age chassis with an intriguing design that we’ve not seen on any PlayStation system in the past. It’s a far cry from the blockier Xbox Series X, and looks a bit more like a spaceship or a futuristic building than a system that plays video games.

Not only did the console finally get some time in the spotlight, but it was revealed to be releasing in two different formats: one system with a disc drive and one system without, known as the “Digital Edition.” There were also several new accessories announced alongside the consoles, including a new HD camera as well as a media remote and wireless headset. Sony isn’t just courting us when it comes to the next console generation with a new system and games – it also wants us to buy some new accessories to complete the transformation.

Here’s everything we learned from the PlayStation 5 reveal event about the system thus far.

PlayStation 5 reveal: Standard and Digital Editions

When the PlayStation 5 was finally revealed during the “Future of Gaming” livestream, it turned heads with its unorthodox appearance and somewhat strange form factor. However, it’s an aesthetically pleasing look for the PlayStation brand, and it matches the DualSense Controller’s color scheme quite nicely. There will actually be two different models of the PS5, however, and you can choose the one that’s right for you when it’s finally time to preorder the system.

Standard Edition: The standard PlayStation 5 is the model that will likely be the most prevalent. It will include an optical 4K Blu-ray disc drive. It will be a bit thicker than the Digital Edition to support the optical drive, and as a result you’ll be able to play any compatible disc with the system.

This is the option  you’ll want to choose if playing disc-based games is important to you or you don’t want to solely rely on digital titles. Sony has yet to confirm further differences between the Standard Edition and Digital beyond the type of media and storage that can be utilized on either console.

Digital Edition: The Digital Edition doffs the optical drive and is not compatible with discs as a result. It also looks quite a bit thinner than the standard PS5 console. You’re meant to store all your games digitally with this option, so this is for anyone who just isn’t interested in physical copies or disc-based backward compatibility.

There should be plenty of space, as both the standard and Digital Edition PS5 will come packing a previously-announced 825GB solid state drive, which is a massive amount of space, so if you’d prefer to go discless for what we can only assume is a somewhat significant amount of savings, that’s an option.

PlayStation 5 accessories: HD Camera, Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, Media Remote, Charging Station

The PlayStation 5 will release alongside several accessories.
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The PlayStation 5 will release alongside several accessories.

After officially revealing what the PlayStation 5 would look like, Sony gave everyone a look at just some of the accessories that would be coming to the market as well. From a newly-designed headset to a charging dock for the new DualSense controller, there’s plenty you can purchase to outfit your PlayStation 5 with when it debuts.

The official PlayStation 5 accessory lineup includes the following in addition to the DualSense Controller, as shown off during the reveal livestream:

HD Camera: The new PlayStation 5 camera will feature dual 1080p lenses and will likely be utilized with any new PlayStation VR that’s announced in the future. It will offer a much clearer picture than the old camera, and that should make it even simpler to stream from home via console instead of forcing users to have their on PC setup if they want to share their favorite games.

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Sony is upgrading its wireless headset line and offering 3D audio support. This feature has been touted as absolutely integral to the PlayStation 5, so it’s no surprise that Sony is pushing it heavily with the official PS5 headset, which also offers noise-canceling microphones.

Media Remote: This sleek new remote looks like it has more in common with Apple products than Sony, but it looks to offer a lot of options as well. It even features a built-in microphone to navigate the PS5 via voice and what appear to be programmable buttons along the bottom that could be customized to your liking.

There’s no pricing information currently available for the accessories, nor the DualSense controller, so hopefully that information is coming down the pipeline soon.

PlayStation 5 price: How much will the PS5 cost?

How much will the PlayStation 5 cost?
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How much will the PlayStation 5 cost? It’s unclear at this time.

The cost of the PlayStation 5 is unclear at this point in time. Unfortunately, Sony has yet to offer any information in terms of the system, console, or accessory pricing. There’s also no release date at this time beyond the vague “holiday 2020” we’ve been hearing ever since the PS5 was officially unveiled.

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As we get ever closer to the PlayStation 5 release date, this should hopefully change, but as of right now all we can do is surmise what kind of cost we’re looking at with the system. It’s highly likely that it could end up costing more than the PlayStation 4 did when it first debuted considering what it has under the hood, but we’ll have to wait and see.

We will continue to update this page as additional information about the PlayStation 5 is revealed.

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Pokemon Go January 19 Spotlight Hour: Shroomish, 2x bonus, more

Published: 18/Jan/2021 12:47

by Daniel Megarry

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Pokemon Go is celebrating its third Spotlight Hour for January 2021 by focusing on Gen 3 species Shroomish. The event will feature plenty of the ‘mon to catch, as well as bonus XP.

For January’s third Spotlight Hour, Niantic are looking back at the Hoenn region’s Shroomish. It was first introduced in Gameboy Advance titles Ruby and Sapphire, which marked the franchise’s third generation.

The one-hour Spotlight event will give players a chance to stock up on candy for the mushroom-inspired ‘mon, which is useful as collecting a total of 50 candies will allow them to evolve their Shroomish into a Breloom.

Here’s everything you need to know about the limited-time Spotlight Hour that takes place on January 19.

Shroomish in Pokemon
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Shroomish gets the Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour on January 19.

Pokemon Go Shroomish Spotlight Hour start time

Each Tuesday, the mobile title honors a single ‘mon for an hour. During those 60 minutes, fans will see a major boost in spawn rates which will allow them to stock up on Candy, as well as getting a chance to score a Shiny variant.

Gen III’s Shroomish is getting a Spotlight Hour on January 19. The limited-time event officially kicks off 6PM and ends at 7PM. It should be noted that it is based on each player’s local time, so make sure to show up based on your own clock.

It’s good to be prepared for these Spotlight Hours, as 60 minutes isn’t much time at all and you don’t want to waste it by visiting PokeStops. Stock up on Pokeballs and berries beforehand, and you’ll be good to go.

Using a lure is also a good idea if you have one spare as it will increase the amount of Pokemon you encounter in the wild for half an hour.

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour bonus

The Shroomish Spotlight Hour coincides with this month’s Mystery Bonus. On January 19, players can get double catch Candy during the celebration.

Players looking to evolve their Shroomish into a Breloom should take advantage of this, as they will earn double the Candy when they catch Shroomish, allowing them to evolve their favorite creature in less time.

Pokemon Go Mystery Bonus Hour screen.
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In 2021 Mystery Bonus Hour will run alongside Spotlight celebrations.

Unfortunately, Shroomish isn’t currently available as a Shiny variant in Pokemon Go, but we’re hoping that will change soon.

Just like previous years, each month will have a total of four Spotlight Hours that will run every Tuesday. Next up will be the elephant-inspired Phanpy on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.

January is jam-packed with events in Pokemon Go. Shroomish’s Spotlight Hour launches on the same day as the Hoenn celebration event, which highlights Gen 3 Pokemon including Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip.