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You Still Don’t Need A PlayStation 5

It’s been six months since the PlayStation 5 came out, and yet the Seto Kaiba action figure that can also run high-end video games remains comically hard to come by. For a while, this irked me. I wanted to be part of the new console generation—the zeitgeist. So I obsessively watched a Twitch channel dedicated to restock updates and even considered buying from a reseller. Then I got to thinking about what I’d actually do if I had a PS5 to call my own. Not much, it turns out.

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Check out 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley 29 April 2021 22:46 GMT Sony has released the State of Play video featuring 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay. The video for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows our playable hero, and newcomer Rivet, jumping between dimensions, handling a varied arsenal, and trying to save the galaxy from Nefarious.Watch on YouTubeToday’s video provided the most in-depth look yet at the game, and it looks rather nice, with plenty of detail bringing Nefarious City to life, as well as Rivet’s home base on the alternate dimension Sargasso. Due to the near-instant loading feature of…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales update adds new suit and realistic muscle deformation

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:52 GMT Insomniac Games has handed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales players a new Spidey suit with the latest update.Rolling out today, the Spider-Man: Miles Morales update brings the Advanced Tech Suit to the game, and also includes some various fixes.One of the cool things being added, but only to the PS5 version, is realistic muscle deformation on select suits.What Insomniac has done is fully simulated the character from the inside-out, using techniques only previously available for films.This tech allows deformation which you will see on the surface of the costume. What this means…

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Ratchet & Clank PS5 is getting a 60fps patch in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 18:30 GMT Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced plans to release a Ratchet & Clank PS5 update next month that’ll allow the game to run at 60fps on the console.The world’s most infamous Lobax and his robot companion just can’t stop getting in the headlines, can they? Even though the PlayStation 4 reboot of Ratchet & Clank was launched back in 2016, Insomniac and Sony are rolling out a new update for the game that will allow it to run at 60fps on PS5.In a tweet, the developer announced that the…

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It is now possible to use your existing Spider-Man PS4 save with the PS5 remaster

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 23 November 2020 10:22 GMT The long-awaited save transfer patch for Spider-Man is here.Insomniac Games has delivered on its promise to allow Spider-Man Remastered players on PS5 to use their existing saves from the original PS4 game.Both Spider-Man on PS4 and Spider-Man Remastered on PS5 received an update on Sunday that made exporting saves possible, and brought with it a few fixes and even some new content.How to export Spider-Man PS4 saves to Spider-Man Remastered PS5Patch 1.19 will first need to be installed on the PS4 version. As well as adding the save export feature, it…

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The Chrysler Building is missing from Spider-Man: Miles Morales thanks to copyright issues

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 22 November 2020 15:13 GMT Perhaps one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, the Chrysler Building, was taken out of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales thanks to copyright issues.Keen-eyed players may have noticed a pretty glaring omission from the latest Insomniac Games title – the Chrysler Building.The monolithic structure, which was present back in the PS4 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018 (and lots of other Marvel media, to boot) didn’t quite make it into the latest web-slinging game thanks to new ownership taking over the Art Deco landmark in 2019.“When creating our representation of the…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews round-up – all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 15:53 GMT Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews have landed, and it’s getting some nice scores.You can look over the Spider-Man: Miles Morales reviews below in our handy round-up.The game picks up where Marvel’s Spider-Man and its downloadable content The City That Never Sleeps left off. Miles Morales has been bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider and has gained powers similar to Parker’s.A year after the first game ends, Parker has trained Morales as Spider-Man. He must defend his home in Harlem and the rest of New York City from a gang war between the Roxxon…

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales video shows off the Into the Spider-Verse suit

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 13:56 GMT Pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and you will get the Miles Morales suit from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as an early unlock.The suit for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was shown off in a new video today which also features some gameplay.Those who pre-order the game will get early access to the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse suit.It features the Vibe the Verse suit mod to mimic the aesthetic of a different Earth from the Sony Pictures Animation film. Like the original game, certain mods will be part of certain suits.In the video, you…

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered has a new face for Peter, spruced up environments, more

Marvel’s Spider-Man sure has been spruced up for the PS5.Sony has provided details on what to expect from the updated version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered which is included as a voucher with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Ultimate Edition on PS5.According to Sony, this version of Spider-Man is a “full next-gen remastering” with new assets, technology, updates, and three new suits.With the graphics, Insomniac updated the city’s environment wth improved models, materials, ray-traced reflections, and ambient shadows. With these improvements, you will see better reflections in the windows of buildings, along with new skies and weather.You can expect a high frame…

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No free PS5 upgrades for owners of Spider-Man on PS4

Owners of the base PS4 version of Spider-Man will have to pay up if they want to get the remaster on PS5.Sony has clarified that there is no upgrade path for existing owners of Spider-Man on PS4 to get the upcoming PS5 remaster. The writing has been on the wall since developer Insomniac Games confirmed that saves won’t transfer between the two.While the PS4 version will be playable on PS5 through backwards compatibility, as with thousands of other games, the remaster is a different story. It will not be available for purchase separately, and is only included as part of…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – watch 7 minutes of PS5 gameplay here

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:09 GMT Here’s a new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is coming to PlayStation 5. A new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was shown today during gamescom Opening Night Live, and if you missed it, we have you covered.First announced in June during the PS5 showcase,  it’s coming to you courtesy of Insomniac Games.The game features ray-traced reflections on Clank’s character model and makes use of the PS5’s SSD to allow players to instantly jump through rifts across different dimensions.Today’s real-time PS5 demo goes deep on that, showcasing some of the…