Prime Video is giving the world of man the gift of The Rings of Power. Fear not, I don’t think we will all become Ring-Wraiths but who know!? Premiering September 2, Rings takes us to a Middle Earth we have never seen before. The story tracks the great elves Galadriel and Elrond and the rise of the great evil that will eventually become Sauron. Although not directed by Peter Jackson, Prime has cultivated the talents of multiple directors to bring the world of Middle Earth in stunning vivid detail. Faithful to the Jackson franchise, Rings is filmed in the breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand and, as of this post, will become the most expensive episodic show ever filmed. For fans of the Hobbits, fear not, the final scene in the trailer appears to show the Hobbits making their way to The Shire for the first time. Since I’ve rambled for an Elf age, I’ll just leave you with the trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime Video, September 2nd.
This week Sony gave us a huge update and preorder details for the highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Well…as of publishing…the PS5 preorders have come and gone. By that I mean the major sites such as Best Buy, Amazon, and Wal-Mart are already showing sold out. Sony, however, has vowed that they will deliver more for preorder and they will be available for pickup or delivery by the November 12th release date.
So here’s what we know so far. PlayStation 5 will come in two versions with two different price points. The PS5 is priced at $499 and comes with an Ultra 4K BluRay player for those dedicated to discs. The PS5 Digital is priced at $399 and will feature no disc drive for those preferring to download their games onto the hard drive. Surprisingly, they don’t come with a terabyte of storage like the PS4 Pro did but has something that I believe will crush the upcoming XBOX Series X. Both PlayStations feature an 825GB SSD drive. “What does that mean for me” you ask? Basically an SSD or Solid State Drive, uses less energy to load and perform which eliminates lag times. It allows game designers to give you maps that have zero load time from area to area. Think of Skyrim or Red Dead Redemption 2 with 3-4 times the area and no lag in rendering or gameplay. The SSD can be easily upgraded for more storage should you need it but this will be a game changer for console players.
Lastly, I would be an asshole if I didn’t talk about the catalog of games that will be available at release. Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
Just Dance 2021
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Along with these titles, retro titles will be provided in the PlayStation Store such as God of War (super excited about this), The Last of Us Remastered and a ton of other classic titles. Check back as we get close to launch date for more updates!
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