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PlayStation 5 Launch Games to Quickly Fill Up Console’s SSD

Installing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition and the Demon’s Souls remake, two highly anticipated launch titles for the PlayStation 5, will take up about 20% of the console’s hard drive.

The PlayStation 5 will come with an 825GB custom SSD for storage, but according to the PlayStation Direct website, players may have to consider using the console’s expandable storage feature sooner than expected.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition, which also includes the remastered edition of 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, will take up a minimum of 105GB, according to its listing on the website. The Demon’s Souls remake, meanwhile, is at least 66GB.

With a total of 171GB, these two launch games will already use up 20.7% of the PlayStation 5’s 825GB SSD. This may have been expected though, as developers continue to push the boundaries with next-generation games.

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PS5 preorders on Amazon might not ship on launch day

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Sony’s PS5 preorder mess continues as the console remains sold out at several retailers.

Amazon has contacted PS5 buyers, warning them that it can’t guarantee their purchase will be shipped on November 12th, when the console launches in stores.

Amazon says it’s making every effort to ship the PS5 to buyers “as soon as possible once released.”

The PlayStation 5 preorder mess continues with another annoying chapter that further underscores Sony’s biggest problem. There’s not enough supply to meet the enormous demand.

Sony fumbled preorders earlier this week with its unusual announcement. Initially, the company revealed only the price and release dates for the two PS5 versions at the end of a virtual press event focused on next-gen games. Then Sony tweeted that preorders would start on Thursday, without saying which retailers would offer them, and when

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are leaning on nostalgia for launch

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S arrive in November.


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When Sony’s PlayStation 5, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S video game consoles hit store shelves in November, the companies will be talking up all the new technologies that power them. New storage systems that load games quicker, new graphics chips to give games even more detailed visuals and support for immersive surround sound.

But with thin lists of exclusive launch titles, the biggest selling point of these new consoles is how they tap into your love of older games.


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Throughout the summer, Sony and Microsoft have continually put focus on their back catalogs of fan-favorite games, which in some cases the companies say

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NASA Invites Media to Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite from West Coast

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite from West Coast

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Media accreditation is open for the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, an international collaboration between NASA and several partners. This is the first of two identical satellites to be launched sequentially to continue observations of sea level change for at least the next decade. The spacecraft is targeted for liftoff Nov. 10 at 2:31 p.m. EST (11:31 a.m. PST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California.

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Sentinel-6 will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 at VAFB. The launch is managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Live coverage of the launch will air on NASA TV and the

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Rocket Lab gears up for 1st launch from US soil

Rocket Lab is nearly ready to launch its first mission from American soil.

The California-based company, which has launched 14 missions to date from its New Zealand site, just wrapped up a “wet dress rehearsal” at its Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Wallops Island, Virginia. 

During the exercise, a Rocket Lab Electron booster was rolled out to the newly built pad, raised vertical and fueled. Mission managers then took a simulated countdown all the way to 0, to verify that all procedures will work as planned on launch day.

Related: Rocket Lab and its Electron booster in photos

“With this major milestone complete, the Electron launch vehicle, launch team and the LC-2 pad systems are now ready for Rocket Lab’s first launch from U.S. soil,” company representatives said in a statement on Thursday (Sept. 17).

There is still one major box left to tick, however:

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China’s 1st Supercarrier Could Feature EMALS Launch Technology: Report

China has been making steady progress building its third aircraft carrier, the first expected to rival the “supercarriers” of the U.S. fleet in size and capability, according to satellite photos and analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

China’s Global Times tabloid, viewed as an organ of the Chinese Communist Party, reported Sept. 13 that the new carrier could be launched late this year or early next.

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The tabloid also cited an unnamed military expert as saying that the new carrier will “likely” feature an electromagnetic aircraft launch system, similar to the newest operational U.S. aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford. The 10 other carriers in the U.S. fleet use steam-powered catapults to launch aircraft.

CSIS said that it is not yet possible to assess whether the new carrier will have

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Amazon Warns That PS5 Preorders Might Miss Launch Day

It’s no secret that securing a preorder for the PlayStation 5 has been tough, especially after retailers began offering them right after Sony’s showcase earlier this week. But it seems even if you have managed to lock down an order, you might not get a console on release day.

That’s the case over at Amazon, which has begun emailing customers about potential delays for PS5 orders that might result in shipping after the November 12 launch. The email cites the incredible demand for the console as the reason for delays and says that updates will be communicated to affected customers.

“We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 Console to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand. We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.”

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Here’s when the OnePlus 8T could launch

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  • The OnePlus 8T will reportedly launch next month.
  • Reports suggest an online launch, similar to the OnePlus Nord, can be expected.
  • There’s no indication that the 8T will be joined by the 8T Pro.

The OnePlus 8T will reportedly launch on October 14, according to new info shared by MySmartPrice and tipster Ishan Agarwal.

According to Agarwal, the device will be unveiled in an online showcase similar to the OnePlus Nord event. We’re not sure if that includes the gimmicky AR bits, though.

Agarwal doesn’t reveal any additional specs, nor did he clarify whether the 8T will be joined by

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Apple to Launch Online Store in India Next Week

Apple  (APPL)  next week will launch its first online store in India to sell directly to its customers.

This will be the first retail channel fully owned and operated by the tech giant, which has previously sold its products in India through e-commerce platforms and offline retail partnerships. 

The Cupertino, Calif., company’s online store provides the full range of Apple products with help from Apple specialists, financing options as well as pricing and discounts.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a tweet that “[we] know how important it is for our customers to stay in touch with those they love and the world around them. We can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on Sept 23.”

The company first started operating in India in 2000.

“We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage

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NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 launch chaos, but it isn’t enough

NVIDIA failed to add bot protection to its site, and scalpers are now selling RTX 3080 cards for thousands of dollars on eBay.





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What you need to know

  • The RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition was on sale for just a few seconds at NVIDIA, with scalpers picking up most of the orders.
  • The cards are now reselling for upwards of $2,000 on eBay, three times their retail price.
  • The RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition and aftermarket options are sold out everywhere in the U.S.

NVIDIA kicked off sales of the RTX 3080 earlier today, with the RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition up for sale on its website and over a dozen AIB (add-in board) cards with custom cooling and overclocked designs from the likes of ASUS, MSI, EVGA, Zotac and others hitting major retailers.

But just a few seconds after sales kicked off on NVIDIA’s website (at 6am

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