PlayStation 5 is going to be huge
Sony finally lifted the veil on PlayStation 5 last week, but one thing they did not reveal was the size of their next-gen console.
Fortunately, gamers are a crafty bunch and Redditor (GREB07) has estimated the size. Using USB ports and the disk drive as reference and comparing to other consoles shows that PlayStation 5 just might be the biggest console ever, dwarfing even the humongous PlayStation 3.
- Most of Sony’s promo shots show PlayStation 5 in its vertical orientation. Will the base be included?
- You can lay the console down on its side, but it could still be too big for your TV cabinet
Why so huge? Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Simon Rutter told The Guardian that PlayStation 5 is designed to be a lot less noisy than PlayStation 4. Considering the jet engine level of noise produced by PlayStation 4, trading size for noise seems like a great compromise.
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Pokemon Go Fest 2020 plans unveiled
COVID-19 has forced Niantic to make this year’s Pokémon Go Fest into a virtual, global event that will be held on July 25th and 26th from 10AM to 8PM your local time.
The Go Fest ticket costs $14.99/£14.99, and some of the proceeds will be added to a $5 million pool that will be donated to different causes. Half of the money will go to gaming projects by black creators, while the other half will be given to various nonprofits in the US.
- Pokémon Go players have made over 290 billion visits and walked more than 17.3 billion miles since launch
- Pokémon Go Fest tickets have sold out quickly in the past, but the virtual event will not have limited places so anyone can participate
Black Lives Matter: “We felt like the biggest impact we could make would be to leverage our scale to accelerate the work of black creators. So we’re allocating half of that fund to projects from black creators that can live on the Niantic platform, with the goal of shining a light on characters, story, and points of view that validate the lives and experiences of the black community,” said Niantic CEO John Hanke