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What will the PlayStation 5 look like? Rumored dev kit gives sneak peek

Published: 23/Aug/2019 18:35 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 19:56

by Brent Koepp

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On August 20, a Sony patent was discovered that is rumored to to be the dev kit for the PlayStation 5. Could it be what the final design will look like?

With Microsoft announcing that its next gen console ‘Project Scarlett’ is coming out in 2020, all eyes are on its main competitor Sony to finally announce its plans for the follow up console to the PlayStation 4.

A user on Twitter discovered a patent filed by the Japanese developer containing what was initially speculated to be a PlayStation 5 dev kit. Multiple sources have since confirmed that it is legitimate.

PlayStation 5 dev kit

A Twitter user by the name of Andrew Marmo first found the patent on August 20, and posted a photo and the link to it on the social media platform, as he speculated that it could be a dev kit for the PS5.

“Sony Interactive Entertainment has patent a unknown electronic device that looks similar to a PlayStation Dev Kit system. Could this be the PlayStation 5 Development Kit?” he tweeted.

The sleuth then followed up with another tweet with more photos, which show a futuristic design with an emphasis on vents and airflow. Given that overheating and fan noise was a problem with past consoles, this new design could possibly be aimed at reducing those issues.

The patent is also a departure from its past design, as it almost has an upside down V-shaped cut out on the top, which has the console surrounded by vents on the top and sides. 

A developer allegedly confirmed the kit is real

According to Comic Book, a developer by the name of Matthew Stott confirmed it was a PS5 dev kit, and even suggested it could be the final console itself. 

“It’s a dev kit we have some in the office. Sony patent shows PlaySation 5 devkit – or maybe even the console itself,” he tweeted.

Stott is a veteran in the industry for over 30 years, and currently works for Codemasters, which is responsible for Onrush, Grid, and the F1 games. He has since deleted his tweet and closed his account down.

TwitterStott’s deleted tweet.

It should be noted that the final retail product for consoles often end up looking nothing like their dev kit. So if nothing else, this official patent could at least give us a glimpse into the PlayStation 5’s air flow design.

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Pokemon Go players flame “trash” 7km eggs as big problem found

Published: 1/Dec/2020 14:23

by Alex Garton

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Pokemon Go players are complaining that the 7km eggs are not worth hatching as they constantly contain the same species of Pokemon.

Pokemon Eggs are an iconic aspect of the franchise and Pokemon Go itself. The eggs come in five different rarities and each has a chance at hatching a range of different Pokemon, some of which are rarer than others.

However, in order to hatch these eggs players need to walk a certain number of kilometers that is determined by the rarity of the egg. Of course, this means hatching eggs can be a lot of work so players expect to be rewarded accordingly.

Well, members of the community are complaining about the 7km eggs specifically, stating that they’re simply not worth doing in the current state.

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Each type of Pokemon Go egg has a hatch table of potential Pokemon.

Does Pokemon Go have an egg problem?

A Reddit thread posted to the pokemongo subreddit calling a part of the game’s current egg system “trash” has skyrocketed to the top of the page. At the time of writing, the thread has just under 4,000 upvotes and over 300 comments.

The primary issue the thread raises is the drop rates of certain Pokemon from the 7km egg: “I want to open gifts everyday but I don’t want to waste an incubator just to get my 1000th Alolan Geodude.”

This sentiment is mirrored by commenters in the thread who have stated they have given up hatching 7km eggs altogether, because of a lack of variety in the rewards.

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The author of the thread offers a solution, suggesting it “would be really nice to have those Alolan forms removed or at least the hatch rate dropped significantly.”

Of course, Niantic could always buff the drop rates of the rarer Pokemon in the pool to increase players’ chances of receiving what they want. However, it is unlikely they’ll ever make this change as they want to ensure rare Pokemon are difficult to acquire.

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Storage space is becoming an issue for casual players in Pokemon Go.

It’s obvious a section of the Pokemon Go community has a serious problem with the drop rates for certain eggs in-game. With so much time being dedicated to hatching these eggs, players want more of a reward than they’re currently receiving.

Whether or not Niantic will make any changes on the back of this remains to be seen.