Veteran Jedi Academy PC Players Are Joining Online Console Games and Slaughtering Opponents

The people wanted crossplay in games, and they got it. After debuting on the original Xbox and PCs back in 2003, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has been ported to the Nintendo Switch and PS4, complete with online multiplayer. But new players are finding that feature a challenge as veteran PC players have figured out how to join servers hosting console games and are absolutely wiping out their opponents. Read More >>

Maybe Sony Will Finally Fulfil One of Playstation’s Oldest Promises

Loading screen-free direct gameplay on the PlayStation has been an ambition of Sony’s for a while, and maybe it’s actually getting closer to finally implementing that in its consoles. According to TechRadar, Sony recently filed a patent that will allow players to skip the loading screens and cycling through menus entirely, because we shouldn’t have to be patient and wait for things anymore. The patent, which was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, details the use of “templates” set by a player to start a game in any way they wish – like instantly jumping into a multiplayer game without having to wait to match with a team, resuming a saved game without having to select ‘resume game,’ or instantly switching between games. Read More >>

Jumanji Director Jake Kasdan on How Next Level Continued to Pay Homage to the Original

The Jumanji franchise is both surprisingly simple and subtly unique. The simple part is that its two most recent films stand together as one story. Boom. Got it. However, those two films also serve as subtle sequels to the 1995 Jumanji film that, besides the title, seems completely unrelated. So when you’re talking about Jumanji: The Next Level, which was just released on Blu-ray, it’s both a part two and a part three simultaneously, depending on how you look at it. Read More >>

Into the Spider-Verse’s Jake Johnson Is Helping Kids Cope With Personal Messages From Spider-Man

We’ve all been facing challenges because of social distancing, but perhaps none more so than children. Being forced to stay inside during key phases of development is rough – not just for the kids, but for their parents. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Jake Johnson is doing his part to give them comfort by sending personal voicemails from their web-slinging hero. Read More >>

The PS5 Won’t Be as Fast as the Next Xbox, But Sony’s Not Worried

On a live stream from PlayStation today, system architect Mark Cerny delivered a technical deep-dive on the upcoming PS5, covering everything from hardware components to architecture. There was a lot to unpack, but with Microsoft having just released the full technical specifications of its Xbox Series X, there was a lot to compare as well, especially where GPUs are concerned. Apparently, according to Sony, one of the biggest standard measurements for GPU performance doesn’t matter. Read More >>

The Tangled Web of Every Spider-Man Movie Currently in the Works

Considering he’s one of pop culture’s most beloved superheroes, it’s not too surprising that there are myriad plans to bring about a vast swath of movies starring not just Spider-Man, but the large number of supporting heroes and villains that make up his own little Spider-Verse. But there are just so many happening, we thought you might like a reminder of what’s in the works. Read More >>

It’s Not Just You: Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation and More Struggling to Handle Quarantined Gamers

In the time of social distancing, online gaming with friends seems like a no-brainer to stay sane and pass the time. Except if you’ve tried lately, it seems like every major service has been petering in and out. Read More >>

Don’t Build a Game in Dreams Just Yet

Creators who took a chance on Dreams, the new PlayStation platform which provides the tools for the time-consuming labour of constructing a video game, have long been asking when they’ll be able to take their work off of Dreams and, say, sell it. The answer is: not anytime soon. Read More >>

The Last of Us Is Heading to HBO, Courtesy of the Mind Behind Chernobyl

Sony might be struggling to get one Naughty Dog video game adaptation off the ground already with Uncharted, but another is already a go on TV. And it has some very interesting names behind it. Read More >>

One of the Rarest Video Game Consoles of All Time Just Sold For £277,000 at Auction

A failed partnership 28 years ago between a pair of gigantic names in gaming has resulted in one of the rarest pieces of hardware in video game history selling at auction today for a staggering $360,000 (£277,000) – and it doesn’t even include a single game. Read More >>

The £700 Sony a6100 is Everything You Need to be a Happy Photographer

The Sony a6100 has a difficult task ahead: replacing the a6000 as the best budget APS-C camera. It takes on the challenge with quite a few charms, including an ultrafast focus, better ISO, 4K video and longer battery life. But none of that will matter once you start using it. You’ll be too busy having fun. Read More >>

The Xperia 1 II Brings Over Even More High-End Features From Sony’s Camera Division

Even though MWC 2020 has been cancelled, Sony is still forging on. Today the company is introducing a new member to its smartphone family: the Xperia 1 II. Read More >>

Sony Patent Shows PSVR Controllers with Finger Tracking

While we've all been getting mega-hyped for the PlayStation 5, Sony has been quietly working on new ideas for its virtual reality product, PSVR. Read More >>

The Sony PS5 is Making the PS4 Look Cheap

Bloomberg is reporting that Sony is having a problem driving the price down on this year’s PS5. The console is expected to launch later this year, but Sony is struggling to get the cost of manufacturing below $450 (£345) per unit. Read More >>

You’ll Never Guess Who Has One of the Top Bids on That Rare Nintendo Playstation

An incredibly rare piece of gaming history is up for auction right now and guess who is trying to buy it for their ridiculous-sounding attempt at game conservation? Oculus founder Palmer Luckey tweeted last night that he was the top bidder for an incredibly rare Nintendo Playstation that is currently being auctioned by Heritage Auctions. Read More >>