Top Gaming Stories of The Day

As of October 17, 2020


Sony’s overhauled PlayStation web store won’t sell PS3, Vita, or PSP games

The web and mobile versions of the PlayStation store are getting new looks soon, but the upgrade is coming at the cost of PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable games which will no longer be available on those versions of the store. You can still buy them from their respective console stores though.

FCC reveals images of an all-black PS5 DualSense controller

(Image credit: Sony PlayStation) New images of an entirely black, and unannounced, DualSense controller have popped up online. This comes just weeks after nine images of an entirely disassembled controller appeared on Instagram, granting a closer look at the internal workings of the new DualSense.

PS5 won’t actively monitor or listen to your voice chat, Sony says

Sony on Oct. 16 explained that the PlayStation 5 will be able to record up to 40 seconds of chat audio, to be submitted with a user’s complaint of harassment or abusive behavior by another player online. Players cannot opt out of having their audio recorded. The PS5’s release date is Nov.


Xbox Series X Disc Installs Aren’t Any Faster Than Xbox One

Preview coverage of the Xbox Series X confirms that, as expected, next-gen game installation speeds from a disc isn’t much improved. There’s been so much talk about next-gen consoles improving the ways people play games that some forget there are still certain hard limitations.


Nintendo Offering Free Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Content for Online Subscribers

Nintendo is offering free Super Smash Bros. Ultimate content to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and reveals more details. Nintendo is offering free content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that will be available only to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

How to visit Joe Biden’s Animal Crossing island

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can check out Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign stop on their turf right now. The Dream Code DA-7286-5710-7478 takes players to the “Biden HQ” island, and the Kinda Funny Games Twitch channel is streaming a tour of the place at this moment.

Physical Mario Rewards Now Available On My Nintendo

Nintendo is slowly expanding its My Nintendo loyalty program with new rewards. While the program has traditionally only featured digital rewards like wallpapers and select game discounts, Nintendo has been recently adding a handful of physical items to the rewards catalog, including a couple of new ones inspired by Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Paper Mario: The Origami King.

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Destiny 2’s PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Upgrades Will Arrive in December 2020 – IGN

Destiny 2 will still take advantage of faster load time and cross-generation play until then. While Destiny 2 will be able to take advantage of faster load times and cross-generation play when Xbox Series X/S and PS5 are released on November 10 and November 12, respectively, the next-gen optimized versions will not be ready until December 8, 2020.

Respawn Reveals Why Forge Could Never Work in Apex Legends

Some Apex Legends players want to see Forge become a playable character, but one dev explains why they have no intention of adding him. Apex Legends ‘ seventh season will be starting next month and, after some initial leaks, Respawn has teased the next playable Legend who will be added to the game: Horizon.