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PlayStation VR2 Virtual Reality System

PlayStation VR2 Virtual Reality System

The VR2 version of Sony’s PlayStation VR system features some big upgrades. Notably, it offers 4K resolution (via two 2000×2040 OLED displays), HDR, a 110º field-of-view, eye tracking, 3D surround sound, finger touch detection, headset vibration feedback, and more. Available in early 2023.

See-Through Video Game Consoles

See-Through Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles come from the factory in opaque plastic cases. BitHead1000 gives consoles ultimate upgrade by creating custom see-through enclosures. In addition to the PS1 here, he’s built a see-through PS2, a PS4, NES, and a Sega Genesis. The videos call them glass, but we’re pretty sure they’re acrylic.

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Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

The PlayStation 5 is a powerful piece of gaming hardware, but its design is definitely controversial, and it doesn’t exactly blend into its surroundings. So builders Chris Salomone and Shaun Boyd got to work to conceal the console inside of a wooden shell that looks like a gigantic version of the original PlayStation.

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DIY PS5 Slim

DIY PS5 Slim

If the past is any indication, Sony will eventually release a smaller PS5. Matt at DIY Perks couldn’t wait, so he got to work stripping down its parts and created his own PS5 Slim. By moving its power supply to an external brick and building a custom copper water-cooling system, he dramatically cut down on its size.

PS1 Messenger Bag

PS1 Messenger Bag
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Celebrate your love for all things PlayStation with this official messenger bag that looks just like Sony’s first-gen PS1 video game console. It won’t play games, but it’s great for carrying them and anything else you can fit inside of its roomy main compartment or zippered side pocket. Measures 14.6″ x 10.6″ x 3.14″.

PlayStation Plus 5-Year Subscription Deal

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Save 26% on a 5-year subscription to PlayStation Plus. With this purchase, you’ll get five stackable 1-year codes at a discounted price, providing access to Sony’s online multiplayer gaming community, free games each month, cloud storage, and PlayStation Store discounts.

God of War Ragnarök (Trailer)

God of War Ragnarök (Trailer)

Picking up after the events of the PS4 God of War game, God of War: Ragnarök sees young Atreus on a quest to learn about his place in the universe. Joined by Kratos and Mimir, they head out across all Nine Realms on a search for answers as war breaks out around them. Coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022.

Building a Brass PS5

Building a Brass PS5

The curvy tower design of the PlayStation 5 has been polarizing, to say the least. Whatever you may think of its looks, there’s no arguing that the brass case Matt from DIY Perks built is amazing. Cutting and bending the brass into the proper shapes took a tremendous amount of work, but the end result was worth the effort.

PlayStation Startup Sounds on Guitar

PlayStation Startup Sounds on Guitar

To celebrate the release of the towering new PlayStation 5, guitarist Davidlap attempted to replicate the startup sounds from each of Sony’s game consoles, dating back to 1994’s original PlayStation. We think he did a pretty good job, but David admits the PS2 sound was really hard to recreate.

Low-Fi (Gameplay Trailer)

Low-Fi (Gameplay Trailer)

Low-Fi is a VR game that drops you into a cyberpunk world clearly inspired by Blade Runner. You play a character who is unable to merge with “The Platform,” a VR simulation where most people live their lives, relegated to performing police duties in the real world. Coming to SteamVR and PSVR, with early access on itch.io now.

Game Console Guitar Sounds

Game Console Guitar Sounds

Musician Davidlap likes to make unusual noises with his guitar. In this video, he attempts to replicate sounds from a handful of game consoles, including the startup sounds from the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5.

Restoring a PSone Controller

Restoring a PSone Controller

After bringing a distressed, 20-year-old PSone console back to life, Odd Tinkering figured he’d need a controller to go with. Watch as he takes a nasty, yellowed old DualShock controller and miraculously makes it look good as new after a piece-by-piece disassembly, a soap scrub, and a hydrogen peroxide bath under UV light.

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Sony PlayStation 5

Sony PlayStation 5

Sony has yet to reveal the pricing or exact release date for its next-gen console, but it’s showing off its sleek architectural design, along with some of the many games which are heading to the console between 2020 and 2022. We also now know there will be a version with a disc slot, as well as one that supports downloads only.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

Caravan Stories

Caravan Stories

Previously exclusive to Japan, Caravan Stories is getting a North American release via the PlayStation 4. It’s a fantasy MMORPG where you tame and train beasts and customize your caravan as one of five races. It has both PvP and co-op modes. Drops 7/23/19.

Paper Beast (Trailer)

Paper Beast (Trailer)

Game designer Éric Chahi is best known for the 16-bit classic Out of This World (aka Another World). His new creation is just as artful, sending players deep inside a computer which has somehow become home to a whole new world of lifeforms. Coming to PS4 and PSVR.

Nike x PlayStation Backpack

Nike x PlayStation Backpack
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Nike and PlayStation’s PS x PG backpack matches the gray colorway of the original console and Paul George’s new PG 2.5 signature shoes. It features the PlayStation buttons on the top and the PS logo on the side.

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage

PlayStation Carry-on Luggage
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Good Smile Company and Sony teamed up to create PlayStation-branded carry-on luggage. They each have a capacity of 32L and are made of ABS plastic and polyurethane. They’re available in three designs.

DIY PlayStation Classic

DIY PlayStation Classic

Lazy Game Room was disappointed with the PlayStation Classic, so he made his own take based on a Raspberry Pi. He made this easy to follow guide for those who want to take the DIY plunge. You’ll have to search for certain files on your own, but it shouldn’t be that difficult.

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Nike PG 2.5 x Playstation

Nike PG 2.5 x Playstation

Paul George’s PG 2 Nike shoe debuted with a PlayStation 4 colorway. Nike is back with another signature shoe for the Oklahoma City Thunder star, and with it another PlayStation colorway. This time the sneaker pays homage to the original 1994 gaming console. Drops 12/1/18.

Astro C40 TR PS4 Controller

Astro C40 TR PS4 Controller

Astro’s high-end controller for the PS4 adapts to your way of gaming. It features a couple of swappable sticks and d-pads, and you can switch the positions of the left stick and the d-pad as well. It also has two programmable buttons and can work wired or wireless.

Path of Exile PS4 (Trailer)

Path of Exile PS4 (Trailer)

No Diablo 4? No problem. Available on Windows and Xbox One, the free-to-play action RPG Path of Exile is coming to the PS4 as well. Dive into its passive skill tree, customize your skills with jewels, and specialize your character class with a sub-class.

PlayStation Classic

PlayStation Classic

Sony jumps on the retro console bandwagon with the PlayStation Classic. It looks just like the original PlayStation but is 45% smaller, has an HDMI output and is pre-loaded with 20 games, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3. We hope Tony Hawk Pro Skater is in there too.

Project Awakening (Teaser)

Project Awakening (Teaser)

From Shadowverse and GranBlue Fantasy developer CyGames comes an intriguing action RPG for the PS4. The cinematic teaser, which appears to be interspersed with actual gameplay, shows a medieval soldier tracking and going toe-to-toe with a giant beast.

Trover Saves the Universe (Gameplay)

Trover Saves the Universe (Gameplay)

(PG-13: Language) “Okay listen you’re gonna control me man. ‘Cause I’m tired okay?” If you love Rick and Morty‘s humor, keep an eye on this VR game by Justin Roiland. You play yourself and a dude named Trover as you try to rescue your dogs and save the universe.

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