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PlayStation Store won’t let you buy or rent movies and TV shows after August 31st

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you prefer buying all your movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store, you won’t be able to do that for much longer. In a blog post today, Sony announced that it is discontinuing those purchases on its digital store starting August 31st. As for why, Sony …

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Xbox Series X and S restocks available at the Microsoft Store [UPDATE: Xbox Series X sold out]

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Update March 1st, 2021 1:49PM ET: The Xbox Series X is sold out at the Microsoft Store for now. But the Xbox Series S and Series S bundle is still available at Microsoft and Antonline respectively. If you are having a hard time finding an Xbox Series X …

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San Diego Comic-Con, E3, and Anime Expo cancel geek gatherings for the second year in a row

San Diego Comic-Con has just announced this year’s show will not go on, at least not in person. For the second time in 50 years — the first was last year — Comic-Con has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’ll still be a virtual event from July 23rd to the 25th, and organizers …

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PSA: this is your last chance to grab these Mario games for your Switch

It’s March, which means Nintendo will soon pull a handful of games released specifically for anniversary celebrations. Switch owners have until the end of this month, March 31st, to grab games before the developer pulls them off the eShop. That includes Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Super Mario Bros. 35, Game …

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Riot is bringing in-person League of Legends and Valorant tournaments to Iceland

Image: Riot Games Riot Games plans to host two big esports tournaments in Reykjavik, Iceland, the studio announced on Monday. The first will be League of Legends’ Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), which was canceled last year due to COVID-19. MSI is one of League of Legends’ marquee tournaments, pitting top teams around the world against each …

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Discovery Plus is the perfect background noise streaming service

The word discovery implies there’s something new to find, but I’ve spent the past few weeks steadily making my way through a show that’s been on the air for more than 20 years, thanks to Discovery Plus: House Hunters. Thanks to House Hunters (and House Hunters International, alongside Tiny House Hunters) my days spent inside, …

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Milla Jovovich wanted Monster Hunter viewers to feel ‘like they were playing the game for the first time’

Photos: Coco Van Oppens Photo In Monster Hunter, Milla Jovovich plays an outsider. Her character, a US Army ranger named Artemis, is mysteriously transported from our world to a fantastical realm filled with giant and dangerous monsters. American soldiers aren’t something you’ll find in any of Capcom’s Monster Hunter games. But Jovovich believes Artemis helped …

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My PS5 is now matte black thanks to Dbrand’s Darkplates

A stealthy look for the elusive console Maybe you like the PlayStation 5’s distinctive white-and-black look. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you’d settle for a Zune-brown and orange model as long as you could find it in stock. But wherever you come down on the PS5’s color, one thing’s for sure: there’s a lot of demand …

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2021 Golden Globes: Netflix dominates the night, Nomadland takes top honor

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association In a year of ongoing movie delays and stalled television productions, it’s no surprise that this year’s Golden Globes winners were dominated by streaming services — in particular, Netflix. However, before getting into the winners of the evening, it’s impossible to ignore that this year’s Golden Globes …

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