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On Oct. 8, Sony announced the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5.

Sony announces PlayStation 5

By Jacob Roushia | October 15, 2019

The PlayStation 5 has officially been announced and given a release date of Fall 2020. On Oct. 8, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced the official name of their next generation console and when it will be released...

PlayStation Now drops its prices

PlayStation Now drops its prices

By Jacob Roushia | October 7, 2019

Sony’s gaming subscription service PlayStation Now has dropped its prices 50% to compete with rival video game subscription services. The price drop was made official Oct. 1.PlayStation Now’s price went down from $19.99 a month to $9.99 month. Its...

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‘Tomb Raider’ reboot revives series

By David Stenger | March 18, 2013

Lara Croft is back in possibly her most intense journey yet. “Tomb Raider” is a reboot of the series, going back to a new beginning. The main character, Croft has been recognized as one of the most recognized video game characters since originally...

PS4 announced, will see release for 2013 holiday season

By David Stenger | February 24, 2013

The gaming world changed as Sony introduced the PlayStation 4. Sony guaranteed the system will be the most powerful and fun gaming system. Sony live-streamed a conference on Wednesday from New York City. Andrew House of Sony came forward and talked about...

Two different thoughts on the ‘Madden’ Series

By Tony Martin and Joshua Michaelson | August 25, 2010

Tony Martin  John Madden football. The name itself conjures up hours upon hours of wasted time on a couch, achy trigger fingers, and countless empty soda cans and half-smoked cigarettes. "Madden" is not only an annual rite of passage, but a cult of gamers...