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Man Purchased PS5 and Had it Installed as 5G Router By Sony to Deceive His wife

The next-gen PlayStation console adapts this awesome looking design, which became the talk of the town last year. One thing which everyone seems to agree on is that the console looks like a router, among other things. One smart alec is reported to have exploited this feature to his advantage in a funny manner. Read on to find out...

Stories making the rounds in the Vietnamese Facebook group – Vietnam Gaming Setup is that a family man who wanted a PS5 but didn’t want the wife to find out had the console installed as a 5G WIFI router. The man is said to have instructed the guy from Sony who was going to install the console to dress up in the uniform of a local network service provider Viettel. They didn’t stop there, a sticker of the network’s after-sales service contact was posted on the side of the PS5 to further douse any suspicion the wife might have.

Man Purchased PS5 and Had it Installed as 5G Router By Sony to Deceive His wife

Perhaps, the wife is opposed to his gaming habits so he told her the device is a 5G WiFi router. Smart? I don’t think so. We doubt if it will take long before the wife finds out about it. Moreso, the idea of splashing pictures of the adventure on social media isn’t a good idea after all as the post has since gone viral.

This isn’t the first time we're seeing this ridiculous act. The last one we heard of backfired as the man was forced to sell the console for cheap. The Taiwanese man is reported to have lied to the wife that the newly purchased PS5 console was an air purifier. Indeed, the console can pass for an air purifier. However, the wife soon found out and had him sell it to a lucky buyer who not only got it at a cheaper price but also at a time when the PS5 is still hard to come by.

Days Gone and Other PlayStation Exclusives Heading to PC This Spring

Sony is planning to bring more of its PlayStation exclusives to PC. First up will be Days Gone coming this spring, Sony president and chief executive officer Jim Ryan told British GQ. Developer Bend Studio also confirmed the news on Twitter, adding: “Stay tuned for more details.”

Days Gone, published in the spring of 2019, was the first console game by Bend Studio since 2007’s Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow for PlayStation 2.

Days Gone received mixed reviews at launch, with most of the disappointment leveled at its repetitive gameplay loop. Still, the game has developed a following in the two years since, and is part of the 20-game PS Plus Collection offered to PlayStation 5 owners with a PlayStation Plus subscription.

For quite a while, Sony refused to put first-party PlayStation titles on PC. But, according to Ryan, that’s all going to change. “We find ourselves now in early 2021 with our development studios and the games that they make in better shape than they’ve ever been before,” Ryan said. He added that Sony’s studios have made some “wonderful” games that could stand to be exposed to a greater audience.

“The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make,” Ryan said. In other words, it’s getting more and more expensive to create these games, but it’s also getting easier to create PC ports. It’s time for Sony to take advantage of this ease and start raking in revenue from PC owners.

Source: British GQ

Indian Gamers Are Strictly Fighting Against Scalpers Over PlayStation 5

Indian gamers in the market for a PlayStation 5 are actively working with a major online marketplace to have scalpers ads taken down. 

As reported by IGN India, PS5 scalpers took to popular marketplace OLX to sell the consoles. However, users reported the ads en masse, forcing the website to take them down. Scalpers then came up with another trick: they listed the consoles with a regular price tag, only to quote potential buyers a higher price once contacted. Unfortunately for them, Indian buyers weren’t having it. In fact, there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to taking scalpers and scammers down, and it seems to be working wonders.

Interestingly, IGN revealed that some Indian retailers associated with Sony were also involved in price gouging the consoles. Upon contacting Sony’s local operations, the website was told that the company has already taken action against reported retailers, and severed ties with some of them. Sony’s statement to IGN reads:

"We have taken serious note of the feedback of our patrons that have been made on our social media handles and reportedly on other platforms. We sincerely expect that the third-party retail partners operate in compliance of the legal frame work of our country and follow ethical business practices. We have ‘zero tolerance policy’ for any practices that are inconsistent to the afore-said. We have taken steps, as deemed appropriate and available with company including but not limited to discontinuing our association with such channel partners."

 Source: IGN India

I have good news for UK folks, new reports say that limited inventory could continue throughout the year as high demand clashes with issues sourcing semiconductors and other parts necessary to manufacture the consoles.  

New reports are showing the incoming PS5 restocks. Both Game and ShopTo got new inventory of the console last week (which quickly sold out), and Amazon, Very, and Currys are expected to put new inventory up for sale sometime this week for the usual “mid-month” refresh.

Inventory will still be limited though, with shortages expected to continue throughout the year thanks to limited availability of semiconductors. Scalpers have also created a bottleneck for legitimate buyers trying to get their hands on a next-gen console, using bots and other unfair tools and methods to scoop up new inventory in order to resell for a profit. The scalpers say the vilification of their methods is unfair and hurtful, saying that they are just like any other middleman buying up a product from a wholesaler for resale.

Waiting to purchase one? This might be your chance to grab one.

New Killzone on PS5 Not Happening as Sony Retires The Official Website

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it’s retiring the official Killzone series’ website, and visitors will now be redirected to

While this hasn’t completely been ruled out just yet, this weekend’s retirement of the Killzone website might not bode well for the future of the IP. This change doesn’t affect the games’ online modes, players will no longer be able to create or manage clans in Killzone: Shadow Fall. A notice reads:

Dear visitor,

The official website for the KILLZONE franchise has retired. Going forward, visitors to will be directed to

While this change doesn’t affect the online multiplayer modes, player statistics or ranking data for KILLZONE MERCENARY and KILLZONE SHADOW FALL, it is now no longer possible to create or manage clans in KILLZONE SHADOW FALL. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Thank you to’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.



This development comes a month after internet sleuths noticed that Killzone has been left out of PlayStation Studios’ official webpage. In the “Our Studios” section, Sony lists all of its first-party developers and the video games that they are known for. When it comes to Guerrilla Games, the only title listed is Horizon: Zero Dawn, and there’s no mention of Killzone anywhere – a strange omission.

PlayStation 5 to Stop Randomly Deleting Installed Games

If you're one of the PlayStation 5 owner who noticed that your new console is just randomly delete one of your games, then I've got some good news for you. Sony has released a new system software update, which aims to tackle that issue. 

Since the next-gen PlayStation 5 launched, some owners have reported that the new next-gen console has been seemingly randomly deleting their games. For folks who have the big chonky disc version of the console, that's really too much of an issue as you can just install from the disc again. The biggest concern there is just having to wait for any updates to download. Those with the all-digital version have luckily not been affected by this issue as it seems to just be affecting disc versions of games.

Fortunately, the latest system software update from Sony seems to have completely resolved that issue. More to that, the update also improves the systems performance and also addresses an issue that prevented the PS5 wireless controller from being charged while in rest mode. The update is live right now so PS5 owners should be able to get that downloaded and installed onto their consoles from today.

But hey, if for some reason you find that the automatic system software update gets stuck, then Sony recommends that you try restarting the update from scratch. If that doesn't work then you can follow this link to download the update files and put it onto a USB drive to install it right away.

PlayStation 5 Stock to Be Available on Amazon in Europe on Launch Day

The PlayStation 5 console launches in Europe in just two days, and it will be possible to purchase it on Amazon in select countries.

The retailer recently sent out emails to customers to inform them that a PlayStation 5 stock will be available for purchase on November 19th on Amazon UK, Spain, and Italy. Consoles will be made available from 12:00 PM UTC, 1:00 PM CET.

As quantities are going to be limited, you'd better gear up to be able to purchase a PlayStation 5 console. Among the next-gen consoles, it is the one that feels like a true step into the next generation, according to Kai.

Sony's entry into the next-generation console war is the one that feels like a proper next-gen system. Rather than simply expanding on the existing libraries, Sony has established themselves as the console that's going to bring gamers into a new era. The software and UI are both early on in their implementation, but it's the combination of Sony's new Tempest AudioTech, titles that can take advantage of the SSD, and the DualSense controller that truly make this console stand out among the rest.

The PlayStation 5 console is now out in North America, Japan, and other select countries. It launches this week 'November 19th', to the rest of the world.