The 11 best games to play on your new PlayStation 4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 may be entering its eighth and final year in 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a new PS4 owner this holiday season. After all, game consoles are cheaper than ever ahead of next fall’s next-gen refresh, and there are scores of amazing titles from the last decade or so that are still worth playing. For Sony, 2020 is going to be a huge year, in fact. There’s Final Fantasy VII…

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Remember how simple consoles used to be with this original PlayStation teardown

Photo: iFixit The original PlayStation is turning 25 years old, and to celebrate, iFixit is turning its screwdrivers and plastic pry bars to the retro console in one of its signature teardowns. There aren’t too many surprises hiding inside the 25-year-old device, but the teardown is still neat for a couple of reasons. First off, it’s wild to see just how much more advanced our current consoles are compared to these earlier models. As iFixit…

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CHEAP: Use the $21 you saved on a yearly PlayStation Plus membership to eat tacos

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Gaming will always be there for you. No matter how bad the weather is, how you’re feeling, or whatever else is going on in your life, you can always find some respite in video games. They let you explore new worlds, but, importantly, they also let you smack down a whole load of chumps. And what could possibly be…

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Sony pulls the plug on PlayStation Vue

Sony today announced that it’s shuttering its Vue TV streaming service, apparently not being able to make it work despite numerous price increases. The service will end early next year. Vue’s gimmick was that, like Sling TV, you could pay only for the channels you wanted. It was primarily aimed at PlayStation 4 users, a compliment to PS4’s suite of other entertainment options. While it might have seemed like a bargain when it first debuted,…

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Sony is shutting down its live TV service PlayStation Vue in January 2020

Image: Sony Sony is shutting down its live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue on January 30th, 2020, the company announced today. The sudden announcement of the shutdown comes just a week after a report published by The Information saying Sony was looking for a buyer for the service, which has continually lost money for the company since its launch in March of 2015. Sony has repeatedly raised the price of Vue to try and offset…

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CHEAP: $35 for a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controller? TAKE MY THUMBS

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Yeah, beating someone online is fun. It’s satisfying — especially if you can hear their anguish down the other end of the line — but there’s something even better about wiping the floor with someone you can see. Someone you’re in the room with. Maybe it’s the facial expressions, maybe it’s the body language, maybe it’s look of horror…

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This Sony patent could mean the PlayStation 5 will actually be the PlayStation V

Sony Interactive Entertainment reportedly filed a recent patent for what appears to be a new gaming console, complete with drawings indicating it will have a radical design featuring a V-shaped indent on top. The ‘leak’ comes to us from Let’s Go Digital, and the documents appear to be real. But don’t get too excited: this is almost certainly not going to be the final look of the actual PlayStation 5 console. Chances are, this is one of…

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CHEAP: Don’t be lame, game! Buy a 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim console for only $240

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If you haven’t accepted video games into your life, then, really, what are you doing? When somebody tells me they have zero interest in gaming, I feel the same sort of way when people say they don’t really like music, or movies, or painting. I mean, it’s art. How can you not? This isn’t to say you have to be spend…

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