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PlayStation 5: Sony reveal new PS5 logo & hardware features at CES 2020

Published: 7/Jan/2020 2:06 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 10:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Electronic giants Sony provided gaming fans with the first official look at the PS5 logo at CES 2020, as well as some of the hardware features that the console will boast at launch.

With the PlayStation 5 having already been confirmed to be releasing sometime during the Holiday 2020 period, the rest of the time between now and then will be spent on more information being revealed for the highly-anticipated console.

The most recent wave of new info came on January 6, during the Consumer Technology Association’s annual trade show and tech expo, as Sony unveiled the PS5’s official logo and five hardware features.

Official PS5 logo revealed at CES 2020

The logo is very similar to the one they used for the PS4. In fact, it’s virtually identical in every way except for the fact that the number 4 has been replaced with a 5.

Predictably, instantly after the reveal, a large majority of the worldwide gaming community expressed sarcasm and frustration at how little had been changed in the logo from the previous generation.

SonyThe official PlayStation 5 (PS5) logo.

Five new hardware features announced for PS5

More importantly, however, Sony also discussed some of the console’s hardware features, announcing five new ones.

  • 3D Audio Sound
  • Haptics / Adaptive Triggers
  • Ultra-high-speed SSD
  • Hardware-based Ray Tracing
  • Ultra HD Blu-Ray
SonySeveral new hardware features announced for the PS5.

Several of these features had been leaked and/or assumed due to comments made by Sony representatives prior to CES, but this is the first time that the company has directly confirmed that all of these specs will be included in the console.

This comes on top of some of the hardware specs that had already been announced previously, such as the CPU, which will be a third-generation AMD Ryzen with eight cores and a custom Radeon Navi.

The console will support up to 8K with potentially full 4K support, backwards compatibility with PS4 games and PSVR hardware, 100GB optical disks and a completely revamped UI.

There are, of course, other specs that have been leaked in recent weeks and months, although none of them have been confirmed by Sony.

LetsGoDigitalA supposedly leaked image of what the PS5 console looks like.

As for the release date, nothing was announced on that front, with Sony simply reiterating on Twitter that the console would be available “this holiday.”

According to leaks, the release date will be November 20, 2020, which would make sense considering it would be perfectly in time for the Christmas shopping period. However, that date remains purely speculative at this point.

Call of Duty

CoD Mobile devs confirm iconic weapon coming in Season 14

Published: 16/Jan/2021 16:47

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have revealed that one iconic CoD weapon is coming in 2021’s Season 1 update, and it should be recognizable to any long-time CoD fan.

For years, Call of Duty fans have begged Infinity Ward, Treyarch, Activision, and anyone else who will listen, for a game that takes the best part of all previous releases and puts them into one.

Increasingly, we’re seeing more map remakes, classic weapons returning, and even character crossovers thanks to Warzone, but it’s CoD Mobile that really fits the bill of what that all-encompassing CoD game would be.

The mobile game has maps from CoD 4: Modern Warfare, Black Ops 1, as well as weapons from Advanced Warfare and even Black Ops 3 and 4. With the first major update of 2021 just around the corner, the devs have started teasing what’s coming next, and we’re getting more throwbacks.

Ghost in CoD mobile and the Crossfire map
TiMi/Activision
CoD Mobile has characters, maps, and weapons from almost every modern Call of Duty game.

Even though CoD Mobile is currently, as of writing, in Season 13, when the first major update of 2021 hits, we’ll be back to Season 1. Just like how Fortnite is now Fortnite Chapter 2, Season 5.

Regardless, when players finally get to play the new season update, they’ll be able to wield the FAMAS. Yes, the iconic Call of Duty weapon, that has been in a whole host of CoD games is finally arriving in CoD Mobile.

The devs confirmed the news on January 16, tweeting out their first teaser for the new season. “A new weapon is approaching! Can you guess what it is?” they said, with an image and it’s fairly obvious that the weapon in question is the FAMAS.

The name of the iconic weapon might get a slight tweak when it is added to CoD Mobile. The devs have tweaked the names of other recognizable guns before, just to give it a new feel for the mobile game.

There’s also the question of whether it’ll be as powerful as it was, say, back in Black Ops 1. Hopefully, we don’t have to wait too long.