Video Games


Sony PS5 DevKit
Photo credit: Lets Go Digital
Sony’s upcoming Playstation 5 is still set for a holiday 2020 release, but recently, several new photos of the development kits have leaked. Unfortunately, not all of them are clear images, but thankfully designer Giuseppe Spinelli has created a stunning 3D render of what we know about the console so far. There has been no confirmation about the specs, but it’s rumored to be powered by an eight-core AMD CPU based on the company’s 7nm microarchitecture, similar to the new PC-based Zen 2 Ryzen processors.

Angry Birds Venting Machine
Rovio Entertainment is counting down to the official 10th anniversary of Angry Birds on December 11, 2019, and their latest campaign aims to show how anger can be converted into positive action. Introducing the Angry Birds Venting Machine. Simply put, it accepts anger as its payment method, and offers special prizes for anyone willing to give it a good hit, shake or even shout. You’ll be able to find it in New York City’s Times Square for one day only (northwest corner, 45th St. & Broadway) on November 21, between 12pm-8pm ET.

Nintendo Tokyo Store
Nintendo TOKYO is set to open on November 22nd in Shibuya PARCO shopping center on the sixth floor and it will be the company’s first store in Japan. Fans can get their hands on exclusive merchandise, including games, as well as try out the latest games on demo stations. You’ll also find Mario, Splatoon‘s Incling, Shizue / Murabi from Animal Crossing and Link from Legend of Zelda across various novelty items, like pillows, shirts, etc.

Fortnite Chapter 2
Epic Games has officially launched Fortnite Chapter 2, and gamers definitely won’t be disappointed with the update. Featuring an entirely new map, lots of new skins and even updated game mechanics. To start, the island now has more mountains and includes Camp Cod, Power Plant, Weeping Woods, and even a lighthouse, all separated by small water inlets. This means players will be able to swim, fish or use boats, to get around.

Atari VCS Antstream Arcade
The Atari VCS has been in development for quite some time, and finally, it’s nearing the official release. It’s intended to pay homage to the Atari 2600, and yesterday, the company announced a partnership with the Antstream Arcade retro gaming subscription service. What does this mean? Basically, console owners will have access to the largest collection of Atari games available on-demand, in both original and enhanced edition formats, from the brand’s arcade, home, as well as handheld platforms.