Sony unveils the PlayStation 5’s controller

Revamped design, slightly upgraded features



The PlayStation’s controllers are as iconic as the gaming console itself. For years, the iconic handhelds posed as slick and slim devices. Moreover, their designs always separated them from their competitors such as the curvier Xbox controller. That said, Sony has just introduced major revamps to its iconic controllers.

Revealed today, the upcoming PlayStation 5’s controller, the DualSense, is a more free-flowing device armed with a flurry of minor upgrades.

On first glimpse, the controller’s most major revamp is its design. Instead of the usual compartmentalized design, the DualSense integrates all its buttons into one smoother design. Further, the controller now has a two-tone design. For the first render, it glimmers in white but with distinct black overtones.

Naturally, new designs are always points of contention for fans. Critics have already likened the new design to Microsoft’s own designs.

As for features, the DualSense has lost the DualShock’s Share button. Instead, the new controller has a Create button. Though virtually identical to the Share button, Sony has promised more functionalities (to be announced in the future) for the revamp. Notably, the touchpad returns with a slight changed surface area.

Additionally, the controller now has a built-in microphone. Previously, the PlayStation 4’s controller had speakers only. This time, gamers can perform more auditory functions with the controller.

Finally, based on the renders, the controller will finally switch to USB Type-C, a clear improvement from the previous iteration’s microUSB roots.

According to the DualSense’s launch post, the PlayStation 5 is still gearing up for a launch during the holiday season this year. Hopefully, with the way things are right now, this will ring true. Analysts have already predicted delays coming.

SEE ALSO: Sony reveals more hardware details on the PlayStation 5


PlayStation 5 pre-order second batch in PH happening Jan 22

Another 5-minute window



You’ve been waiting for this, haven’t you? The second batch of pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 in the Philippines is officially happening on January 22, 2021.

Just like the first batch, the pre-order period will happen for only five minutes from 2PM to 2:05PM. Participating retailers should still be the same. They are as follows:

  • iTech
  • Gameline
  • Metro Plaza
  • Abenson
  • Game One
  • GameXtreme

There were some pre-order blunders the first go round but here’s to hoping there won’t be a repeat of that.

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Animal Crossing is launching a ColourPop makeup collection

Featuring your favorite characters



Despite a full slate of exciting games last year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was one of the most influential games of 2020. The island life simulator allowed everyone stuck at home to connect with another despite the pandemic. However, even with the gameplay, the game is just so darn cute. If you wholeheartedly agree (and why wouldn’t you?), Nintendo is collaborating with ColourPop for an Animal Crossing-themed makeup collection.

In its announcement post on Twitter, Nintendo unveiled four color palettes in the collection. The forefront of the collection features Isabelle’s yellow complexion and her cute-as-a-button pink top. If you’re looking for something more inspired, Blathers and Celeste have their own color palette featuring combination of their colors. For the stylish, the Able Sisters shine in purple and lilac. If, however, you’re looking for capitalist chic, Tom Nook has his own palette featuring his cash-money green.

The Animal Crossing x ColourPop collection will launch on January 28. Though only four palettes were showcased, the collection might include further characters. Besides the main characters around your island, the game also has a wide variety of cute potential villagers.

SEE ALSO: Nintendo made five-fold profit thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition out now

Took them long enough!




Thanks to Ubisoft and their collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, you get to team up, fight for love and defeat the league of seven evil exes. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition celebrates its 10-year anniversary and includes Knives Chau and Wallace Wells downloadable content.

The game oozes inspiration from the iconic graphic novel series and 2010 Universal Pictures film. It sticks to the series’ humor and classic gameplay combo. You can even rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat ’em up game familiar to fans! And, if that wasn’t enough, the 8-bit animation by Paul Robertson, the critically acclaimed soundtrack from Anamanaguchi, and original cutscenes from Bryan Lee O’Malley will get to you.

You’ll need to team up with up to three friends locally or online, revive each other and share health and coins to defeat your enemies. And, you can compete with friends in mini-games of dodgeball, battle royale matches or cooperate in either boss rush or survival modes.

If you want the game, it’s out on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia and Windows PC, as well as on Ubisoft+, the Ubisoft subscription service and Amazon Luna for $14.99. The game will also be playable on PS 5 and Xbox Series X|S via compatibility mode.

If you’re a huge fan of the classic series, there are pre-order Limited Editions of the Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition with exclusive merchandise and awesome features. Pre-orders for the physical and Limited Editions will be available for six weeks exclusively through

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