Steam Will Now Support Sony's New Ps5 Dualsense Controller

Steam Will Now Support Sony's New PS5 DualSense Controller

Valve has announced over the weekend that they’ve added support for the DualSense controller. What this means is that games that support controller input will also support the DualSense, although given that the DualSense wasn’t designed for PC gaming in mind, and PC games weren’t necessarily created around it, you might miss out on certain features that would otherwise be available for the PS5.

However, for the most part it should still be more than capable of playing games, so if you’re just looking for controller support, you’ll have an additional option in the form of the DualSense controller. Right now, Steam supports a multitude of different controllers made by various companies, including the PS4’s controller, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and more.

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Xperia 1 Ii Gets November 2020 Security Patches (58.0.a.3.224)

Xperia 1 II gets November 2020 security patches (58.0.A.3.224)

Sony is pushing out the November 2020 Android security patch for its flagship Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). The new update arrives with build number 58.0.A.3.224 in the form of a 108.6MB OTA update. As usual, frustratingly there is no changelog so we cannot say definitively if there are other changes. If you've updated please let know your impressions below.

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Early Ps5 Adopters Are Reporting Issues With Their Consoles

Early PS5 Adopters Are Reporting Issues With Their Consoles

While it is tempting to rush out and get the latest gadget, sometimes it might be better to wait. This is because as much testing and prototyping a company does, it’s hard to predict how a device behaves when it gets put into the hands of thousands of users who are doing all kinds of things with them, some of which might result in unintended consequences.

This seems to be the case with some early PS5 adopters who are reporting a variety of issues with their consoles, such as loud, buzzing sounds, and in some instances of unlucky gamers, their consoles are getting bricked which usually means that they’ll need to send it back to Sony to get it fixed.

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Scalpers Are Reselling The Ps5 For $2,000

Scalpers Are Reselling The PS5 For $2,000

Despite Sony’s best attempts, the PS5 was too hyped where initial stocks ran out in a very short amount of time. This means that gamers who failed to secure themselves a unit will have to wait until new units are back in stock, but some people are betting that there are gamers out there who probably can’t wait.

So much so that according to sightings on eBay, it seems that there are some people who are reselling PS5 units for crazy amounts of money, where some are being sold for $2,000. We can’t be sure if all these listings are legit to begin with, and we’re pretty sure that there are bound to be a few scammers who are trying to make a quick buck.

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Oneplus Nord N10, N100 Will Only Get One Major Android Update

OnePlus Nord N10, N100 Will Only Get One Major Android Update

It appears that for the Nord N10 5G and N100, OnePlus will only be giving users one major Android update. You might be thinking at the very least it’ll get up to Android 12, right? Unfortunately no. This is because the phone actually ships with Android 10, 2019’s update, which means that the next major update will be Android 11 which was already released not too long ago.

Yup, your brand new smartphone will only get 2020’s Android update before calling it a day. OnePlus will also only provide two years of security updates, which for context, other companies typically give 2-3 years.

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Honda Wants To Be The First To Mass Produce Level 3 Self - Driving Cars

Honda Wants To Be The First To Mass Produce Level 3 Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous or self-driving cars appear to be something we can look forward to in the future, but in case you didn’t know, there are actually different levels to autonomy. For the most part, a lot of self-driving cars being developed today and are on the streets, like those made by Tesla, are considered a level 2.

These cars can drive by themselves, but will still require a human behind the wheel. They can steer, brake, and accelerate on their own as well. However, level 3 is where it gets interesting and is a goal that companies are working towards, and it is also something that Honda hopes they’ll be the first to achieve in terms of mass production.

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Sony Made A Purple Xperia 5 Ii For Japan Only

Sony made a Purple Xperia 5 II for Japan only

If you were to ask Sony Xperia fans to pick one iconic colour that has adorned their smartphone stable over the last decade, there is a good chance that Purple would be high up on that list. We've not seen the colour used in more recent Xperia phones, but the good news is that it will make a return in its latest Xperia 5 II. The bad news is that the Purple Xperia 5 II is exclusive to NTT docomo in Japan.

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Sony Considered A Vaio Android Smartphone Judging By Leaked Prototype

Sony considered a VAIO Android smartphone judging by leaked prototype

Back in the early days of Sony Ericsson's Android adventure, it decided to launch its new smartphones under the ‘Xperia' brand. The Xperia brand was the umbrella that was used for all of its smartphones, regardless of shape/size and form factor. The models that came with the keyboard carried the ‘Pro' moniker, but they all sat under Xperia.

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Sony's Ps5 Could Have Been Larger

Sony's PS5 Could Have Been Larger

Speaking to The Washington Post in an interview, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Senior Art Director Yujin Morisawa revealed that had the engineering team not tell him, he would have made the console even larger than what it is at the moment. He was quoted as saying, “In the beginning, when I started drawing, it was much larger even though I didn’t know what engineering was going to do. It’s kind of funny that engineering actually told me it’s too big. So, I actually had to shrink it down a little bit from the first drawing.”

The reason why Sony made the PS5 as large as it is, is because of the powerful hardware packed inside of it. According to Morisawa, he knew at the jump that the console had to be even more powerful than its predecessor, and because of all that power, he also knew that it needed even more space to accommodate a larger heatsink and to offer better thermals.

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Sony Reportedly Wanted To Increase Game Prices Above $70

Sony Reportedly Wanted To Increase Game Prices Above $70

Right now, the current standard of video game prices is set at $60 for triple-A titles, not taking into account deluxe editions or collector editions. This has been the standard for years, but with next-gen consoles, we’re starting to see some publishers move towards pricing games at around the $70 mark which is expected to become the new standard.

However, according to a report from Bloomberg, it seems that even $70 wasn’t enough for Sony, so much so that the report claimed that Sony was in discussions to possibly increase the price of games beyond the $70 mark. The report does not mention when these talks took place or if they’re still in discussion.

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You Will Be Able To Stream Your Ps5 Games Onto Your Ps4

You Will Be Able To Stream Your PS5 Games Onto Your PS4

Game streaming is becoming more popular these days, and if you eve, for whatever reason, wanted or need to stream your PS5 games onto your PS4, you’ll be able to do that. This is because according to a report from Eurogamer, it appears that Sony has started rolling out a PlayStation Remote Play app for the PS4.

What this means is that gamers will be able to use their PS4 consoles to stream games from your PS5. This should give you a bit more usage and life out of the PS4. So why would anyone want to do that? For example, if you’re playing a game on your PS4 and you want to play a PS5 game, instead of having to switch consoles, you’ll be able to just stream those games to the PS4 instead.

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Ps5 Games Will Be Region - Free

PS5 Games Will Be Region-Free

Back in the early days of the console, there used to be massive gamer envy. This is because companies would release games designed for specific markets, so for example if a game was released for Japan, it would not necessarily be available for the US, and even if you bought the game, you couldn’t play it on your US console.

However, these days region-free games are becoming the norm and in case you were wondering about the PS5, Sony has confirmed on its PlayStation Blog that the PS5’s games will not be locked to any particular region. This means that games released will essentially be playable on any PS5 console.

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Panasonic Develops A Vacuum Cleaner That Picks Up Airpods From Train Tracks

Panasonic Develops A Vacuum Cleaner That Picks Up AirPods From Train Tracks

Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.

While the AirPods are small enough that they probably wouldn’t interfere with the trains, they are expensive and we imagine that people would love to be able to get their dropped AirPods back, which is why according to a report from Japan Times, Panasonic has apparently developed a special vacuum cleaner that has the ability to pick up these AirPods in a safe manner.

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