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PlayStation 5 release date leaked in Sony job listing

Published: 12/May/2020 12:19 Updated: 12/May/2020 12:53

by David Purcell

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Sony Interactive Entertainment appear to have revealed the release date for their next console, the PlayStation 5, thanks to a new post from the company.

Console players have sat back and watched the industry’s two powerhouses, Sony and Microsoft, go toe-to-toe with releases of next-generation console content for the last 12 months – just waiting for what’s been described as a “Holiday” release for each of them.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X have been confirmed for late 2020 already, although it looks like the official date has now been leaked by Sony themselves – with little hype. In fact, it’s in the form of a job listing.

There hasn’t been any official release date posted by the Japanese developers in the form of a trailer, which you would expect, which does mean we have to take the following date with a grain of salt for now.

That being said, as seen in a tweet below from Nibellion, a job listening does show October 2020 as the launch window for their next flagship console. Interestingly, that would put Sony at a one month advantage over Microsoft – who will reportedly make the Series X available in November.

The job description included in the listing would put the successful candidate in charge of purchasing prototype hardware for PlayStation products, which would include the PS5 – as you would expect.

As noted, there hasn’t actually been an official confirmation from Sony in the form of a trailer or press release for the release date, so there’s a chance that this one has slipped through the net by mistake. Previous console launch dates have tended to be announced at events, such as E3 (which is canceled this year) and other press conferences of that nature.

While we are also still waiting for a first-look at the PS5, what we have seen is the console’s wireless controller, the DualSense. The next-gen pad will offer some new features, as laid out in the past by chiefs working on the project.

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The official PlayStation 5 DualSense controller was revealed on April 10.

Back in April, Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said: “DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5.

“The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future.”

Once we have some further information from Sony in terms of an official release date for the PS5, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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Overwatch player’s dad goes viral after recreating every hero emote

Published: 24/Nov/2020 22:50

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch player’s dad has gone viral for recreating emotes for all of the game’s original heroes and has given us inspiration for a fantastic Reinhardt skin idea all at the same time.

Over the years the emotes of Overwatch heroes have been recreated and memed countless times, but you don’t often see the kind of dedication required to attempt one from each hero in a single go.

But, that’s just what one YouTuber Nick Luciano and his dad did in a video using various household items that’s once again making the rounds on Reddit, and we have to say that Reinhardt impression is still one of the best we’ve ever seen.

Masterfully replacing the rocket hammer for an electric weed wacker, Luciano’s father knocks it out of the park with moves that could have been the motion capture for the character himself, before realizing his neighbor was watching and trying to laugh it off with a casual “hey Carl!”

To be fair the clip at the top of the game’s subreddit is more than three years old at this point, but pops has been hard at work recreating all kinds of emotes and poses from various titles on YouTube since, Overwatch included.

What you won’t see in the Reddit post are the additional emotes performed by Luciano’s dad, released a year later. Who knew that all it took was a back pillow to make a perfect D.Va costume in just a few seconds?

Obviously, he’s not a professional YouTuber, so there’s no real regular upload schedule or any kind of consistency, but for this kind of great content, that’s just fine. He probably has dad stuff to do as well, such as mowing the lawn, and organizing various shelves in the garage.

With Overwatch 2 right on the horizon, and hopefully a new game’s worth of emotes coming along with it, Luciano and his pops will hopefully find the time to record even more hilarious imitations in the backyard.