This Last of Us 2 PS5 makeover is an impressive redesign

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And you can redesign your PS5 just like they have

Just below, you can check out a post on the official subreddit for The Last of Us, which first popped up just yesterday on August 18. The breathtaking redesign of the PS5 console by the user in question has Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us 2 adorning the top plate of the console, and Ellie is even wearing a t-shirt relating to the first game.

So far at least, the post has been a big hit on the subreddit for The Last of Us, with nearly three thousand upvotes in roughly 14 hours. It turns out that this particularly redesign of the PS5 consoles was inspired by a piece of artwork on DeviantArt, which was originally posted all the way back in December 2016, which would have been shortly after The Last of Us 2 was originally unveiled.

In fact, this design is actually being sold by a user over on OnBuy. Not only do you get the redesigned PS5 faceplate sticker for the console with the purchase, but you also get a new shell sticker for the DualSense controller, perfectly matching the pair. If Sony were to ever sell PS5 faceplates resembling certain first-party games like The Last of Us 2, it'd still be pretty hard for them to top this impressive fan-made effort. 

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The new PS5 system update makes one crucial change that everyone will enjoy

TechRadar 18 August, 2021 - 10:30am

Opinion: A little label goes a long way

But there’s one new addition in the upcoming PS5 system update that’s so achingly simple, you’d wonder how you ever lived without it. And unlike opening up the PS5 to install an SSD – which frankly, not every user will do – this change will be instantly appreciated by everyone, especially those who have had a PlayStation 5 since launch.

It may have taken over eight months to implement, but the PS5 now shows what platform each game in your library is on. A little label clearly indicates whether a game is for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 or both, and it immediately makes it obvious whether you’re selecting the right version of a game.

Case in point: I picked up a physical copy of Square Enix’s sublime Final Fantasy 7 Remake, with the intention of upgrading it to the PS5 version. As both versions use the same cover art, it can be difficult to know which version is the right one when displayed on the home screen. However, with the new PS5 update, I can immediately see which is the PS5 version and which is the PS4 version. Huzzah!

Adding platform labels to the PS5 UI is a move that matches what Microsoft has done on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Games that are optimized for Microsoft’s new hardware are prominently marked with an X|S symbol, so there’s never any doubt as to whether you’re buying or booting up the right version. Microsoft even goes as far as to label original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, to avoid any confusion on the user’s part.

On PS5, that hasn’t always been the case, with many users falling into the trap of downloading the last-gen version of a game, or simply not knowing exactly which version they were about to play. Even though Sony largely fixed this annoying issue, I’ve still fallen into this trap myself of loading up the wrong version of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 after it received a free next-gen upgrade.

Having these simple little platform indicators also makes it easier to navigate the PlayStation Store. You can now tell at a glance whether you’re hovering over the PS5 or PS4 version of a game, without any second guessing required or the need to carefully read the product information. 

The move to adding distinct tags on PS5 to signify which version of a game you have installed is particularly important on Sony’s console due to the way some next-gen updates are handled.

Often, you’ll need to keep your PS4 version of the game to make sure you’ve uploaded your save data before starting the fancy new PlayStation version. On Xbox Series X and S, keeping your old version of a title isn’t required thanks to Smart Delivery and Xbox Cloud Saves, which automatically detects the best version of the game available for your system, and your save data is always synchronized to the cloud so you needn’t worry about uploading or downloading old save data.

It might not grab the headlines quite like Sony opening up the PS5’s internal SSD bay, but there’s no doubt that Sony’s decision to add labels to PS5 and PS4 games certainly makes the console’s UI more intuitive overall. If both Sony and Microsoft want to continue to support backwards compatibility in the future (though Sony could do a lot more in this regard), the need to show users what version of a game they're playing will continue to be a necessity.

While system updates aren’t quite as frequent as they are on Xbox Series X|S, which will soon get a night mode and 4K dashboard, Sony is clearly listening to consumer feedback and implementing some pleasing quality of life features.

Now, if we can get folders, 1440p support and VRR in the next PS5 system update, we’ll be very happy indeed. 

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Sony Unveils PS5 Price Cut In Brazil With Console, DualSense, And Accessories Reduced - PlayStation Universe

PlayStation Universe 18 August, 2021 - 10:23am

Sony has announced plans for a PS5 price cut in Brazil, with both versions of the console and its accessories being reduced.

The PS5 Standard Edition will drop from R$4.699 to R$4.399,90, while the PS5 Digital Edition will fall from R$4.199 to R$3.899,90. As it stands, the console is unlikely to drop in price in the US or Europe just yet.

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This Last of Us 2 PS5 makeover is an impressive redesign

Push Square 18 August, 2021 - 05:44am

And you can redesign your PS5 just like they have

Just below, you can check out a post on the official subreddit for The Last of Us, which first popped up just yesterday on August 18. The breathtaking redesign of the PS5 console by the user in question has Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us 2 adorning the top plate of the console, and Ellie is even wearing a t-shirt relating to the first game.

So far at least, the post has been a big hit on the subreddit for The Last of Us, with nearly three thousand upvotes in roughly 14 hours. It turns out that this particularly redesign of the PS5 consoles was inspired by a piece of artwork on DeviantArt, which was originally posted all the way back in December 2016, which would have been shortly after The Last of Us 2 was originally unveiled.

In fact, this design is actually being sold by a user over on OnBuy. Not only do you get the redesigned PS5 faceplate sticker for the console with the purchase, but you also get a new shell sticker for the DualSense controller, perfectly matching the pair. If Sony were to ever sell PS5 faceplates resembling certain first-party games like The Last of Us 2, it'd still be pretty hard for them to top this impressive fan-made effort. 

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GameStop isn't even trying anymore with its PS5 bundles

Tom's Guide 17 August, 2021 - 11:54am

Latest bundle includes Madden points, but no game

During the gaming retailer’s latest restock earlier today (August 17), GameStop had multiple PS5 bundles for sale. Most of them were the usual assortment of the console packaged with a second controller and a few physical games, but one of them has caused quite a stir online. For $629, GameStop was offering a PS5 Digital Bundle that included 5,850 Madden Points, but no copy of the actual game. 

That amount of Madden Points is worth $50. However, considering they are functionally useless without a copy of Madden NFL 22, it does seem pretty ridiculous to not include a copy. Obviously, as the bundle included the disc-free version of the PS5, a physical copy of Madden was out of the question. Perhaps a $50 voucher for the PlayStation Store would have made a little more sense. 

What’s so bizarre about this bundle is that unless the buyer is willing to purchase a digital copy of Madden NFL 22 themselves, for $70 on the PlayStation Store, then the code is useless. Strangely this was the only PS5 Digital Edition bundle offered in the restock, so there wasn’t even an alternative option for non-Madden players.

Gamers still looking to purchase a PS5 were quick to point out the odd nature of the bundle on Twitter. Although considering that GameStop has once again sold out of PS5 consoles, it would seem that some people weren’t deterred by the puzzling nature of the package. 

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If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5, and would like the console standalone or at the very least in a bundle that contains items you can actually use, then make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This guide contains the latest stock information and updates as we get them from every major retailer. 

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