Sony’s CES 2020 to unveil their “unique vision of the future” on January 6
The new decade is off to a flying start with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Sony will be unveiling their “unique vision” next week.
Sony’s CES conference will be streamed live at 5PM PST on January 6th, and while there is no reason to expect the PlayStation 5 to be playable on the show floor, Sony assures us that “the future is coming” and that they “are unveiling a unique vision of the future”. They will be tweeting about their event presence and announcements using the hashtag #SonyCES.
New York hosted the first CES in 1967
Sony promises to bring “creativity and technology together like never before, to unleash new sensations and emotions” – which could mean pretty much anything. In the meantime, there have been some leaks suggesting that Sony’s next-gen console will not be quite as powerful as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.
This has prompted analysts to speculate that Sony is trying to balance price and performance to hit the $400 sweet spot at launch, a price point that helped the PlayStation 4 sell like hotcakes.
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What was Naughty Dog’s first game?
- Way of the Warrior
- Crash Bandicoot
- Keef the Thief
- Rings of Power
WWE 2K20 gets clotheslined by 2020, fix released to address New Year crash
Turns out WWE2020 wasn’t quite ready for 2020, as it came crashing into the new year: There is some kind of bug preventing the game from launching on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The game also suffered from extensive technical problems at launch, to 2K Games’ disappointment. Fortunately, a fix has just been released, so now you can wrestle like it’s 2019 again.
Uncharted Collection and Goat Simulator free on PlayStation Plus
Lucky PlayStation Plus subscribers can look forward to playing a true masterpiece this January, one of the finest and most polished games ever made: Goat Simulator. Prepare to goat like never before with unrivaled tongue physics and the most realistic depiction of goat life ever. Oh, and then there’s Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection which is some kind of Tomb Raider knock-off with a stubbly dude. Boring!
The first CD-ROM game outside Japan
Cyan’s The Manhole was a mail order game from 1988 without an ending, allowing the player to enjoy the game … forever. Like most games at the time, it was distributed on floppy disks.
But in 1989, Activision distributed a CD-ROM version, which was the very first computer game to be distributed on CD-ROM – at least outside Japan: There were a couple of CD-ROM games for NEC’s PC Engine.
It was re-released for Windows 3.1 as The Manhole: New and Enhanced in 1992 and once again in 1995 as The Manhole: CD-ROM Masterpiece Edition, which finally added colour, new music, sound effects and more characters.