What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Video Game Console for Families?

What is the Best Gaming System for Kids?Unless they were a gamer themselves, it is doubtful that very many parents have ever said, “What this family really needs is a video game system.” But even if you have never uttered those words your kids probably have. So what video game console is best for families the Playstation 4, Xbox One, or the Nintendo Switch console?

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Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

In previous years there was only one way to purchase video games. You went to your local store and bought the video game which was on a disc or cartridge.

Now video game systems along with the technology that supports them have advanced to the point where we have another option – Digital Copies. These digital copies are downloaded directly to your video game console and allow you to play the game just as you would with a physical copy of the game.

So what type of copy (physical or digital) should you buy when you purchase your next video game? Is one type better than the other?

Physical copies and digital copies both have their own advantages and drawbacks. So we decided to examine this topic by taking a look at the pros and cons of each option. As part of this examination, we are taking a look at this issue from the perspective of someone who wants to pre-order a video game that hasn’t been released yet.

If you are new to the world of gaming you might not be familiar with the concept of pre-ordering games. You can read more about what pre-ordering of video games is here.

So let’s begin.

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PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition – Which One Should You Buy?

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

Gamers looked forward to 2020 for a long time as 2020 was the year of new video game consoles and much of the excitement was for the release of the highly anticipated Playstation 5 consoles. In this article, we’ll be comparing the PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition by Sony to find out which one is better for you.

Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are amazing gaming consoles. However, there are a few key differences between these two versions, which impact what each console can do and how you can play on them. By comparing these differences we will help you decide which one is best for your needs.

PlayStation 5 Console
  • Lightning Speed - Harness the power of a custom CPU, GPU, and SSD with Integrated I/O that rewrite the rules of what a PlayStation console can do.
  • Stunning Games - Marvel at incredible graphics and experience new PS5 features.
  • Breathtaking Immersion - Discover a deeper gaming experience with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio technology.
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
  • Lightning Speed - Harness the power of a custom CPU, GPU, and SSD with Integrated I/O that rewrites the rules of what a PlayStation console can do.
  • Stunning Games - Marvel at incredible graphics and experience new PS5 features.
  • Breathtaking Immersion - Discover a deeper gaming experience with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio technology.

As part of this comparison, we will address several common questions including:

  • How many versions of the console are there to choose from?
  • What are the specs of the PS5 consoles?
  • Does the PS5 have backward compatibility?
  • What is the price?
  • What else do I need to know?
  • Which version of the console is best for me?

So let’s get started!

PS5 Release Date

November 12, 2020, is the first date that the PlayStation 5 was available for purchase. The timing of the release date is early enough to make sure that it will be available for the 2020 holiday shopping season.

Given the release date and the history of other PlayStation console releases, expect that the PlayStation 5 will a very popular.  As with most new game consoles it is expected to sell very quickly and could even be out of stock for periods of time at both brick and motor as well as online retailers. So once they become available you might want to act quickly to ensure that you get the model or bundle that you are looking for.

PlayStation 5 Specs

The PlayStation 5 is a big step up in terms of power and performance when compared to the PlayStation 4 Slim and even the more powerful PlayStation 4 Pro.

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Best Last Minute Gifts for Gamers in 2022

Last minute shopping panic.

Last minute shopping panic.

There are lots of reasons why you might be shopping at the last minute. Maybe you’ve been busy at work. Maybe you’ve been attending concerts at school or holiday parties for work. Maybe you have been busy bringing kids to practices or games. Maybe you were just too busy preparing to host a holiday gathering at your house. Either way, here you are shopping at the last minute for birthday presents or Christmas gifts.

You’ve got no time to drive around town and fight crowds, search for presents, and stand in line, but it might be too late to order some things online and have them delivered in time – especially if they are very popular and are currently out of stock. So what can you do?

Fortunately, there are still plenty of things you can get from Amazon if you are shopping for a video game enthusiast. Plus, to make it more convenient for you we have broken these ideas down according to which video game console the person you are shopping for has.

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Top 5 Gift Ideas for People Who Own a PlayStation 5 in 2021

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

Getting the perfect gift for a friend or loved one for their birthday or during the holidays can be challenging. Unless they tell you what they would like you often have to dig through several gifts before you find the most suitable option. If the person in question is a gamer and you know their preferred console, then you might have an easy task ahead.

A thing to know about avid gamers is that they really appreciate their games and anything that will enhance their gaming experience is more than welcome. If the person you are shopping for has a PlayStation 5 there are a ton of great gift options that you can get for them (even if they have told you what they would like).

To help you decide what to buy we have come up with our list of top 5 gift ideas for people who own a PlayStation 5. For each item in our list, we have provided you with important information and links for each item to help you find the perfect gift.

Here is Our Countdown of the Top 5 Gifts for PlayStation 5 Owners:

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What is PlayStation Plus? | Everything You Need To Know

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a Sony’s subscription service that is required to play games online for PS4 and the just-released PS5. You’ll need it to play a multiplayer game with people you’ve never met from around the world as well as to play co-op games with your friends and family who live nearby. With this service, individuals can access free games every month along with incredible discounts on games they buy on the PlayStation store. This service is available for purchase in all countries. Here is everything you should know about PlayStation Plus.

What Do You Get With PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus comes with various incredible features that allow one to discover great games, new ways of playing, and connecting to friends.

The main reason that most people want a PlayStation Plus membership is that it gives them the option to participate in online multiplayer play (for games that have it) that lets gamers play online with friends and participate in tournaments. This allows them to join an international community of online players. Not only is there a very high number of games that have an online multiplayer mode, but gaming these days is very social and the ability to play with and talk to family and friends is very important to a lot of gamers.

Related the option for online multiplayer play PS Plus also has Share Play, which allows you to play multiplayer and co-op games with a friend or even hand control of single-player adventures over to them, even if they don’t own the game.

In addition to giving users access to online gameplay, a PS Plus membership also comes with two free PS4 games included every month which only members can play. You can therefore expand your game collection with indie games, multiplayer games, and blockbuster titles.

PlayStation Plus also includes incredible member discounts on pre-orders, games, and add-ons. Therefore, apart from the regular PS store promotional prices, beta trials as well as early access to demos, one can save on exclusive rewards reserved for members of this subscription.

Users also get 100GB of cloud storage space for saving games, meaning they can still recover their data that was stored on their PS4. Also, if you have a second PS4 and you want to play the same games on both consoles, you can transfer your progress from one machine to the next.

Finally, for certain games, PS Plus will give you exclusive game content like members-only skins, cosmetics, weapons, and more. How valuable these exclusives are to you really depends on if they are for games that you like to play.

What Does PlayStation Plus Cost & What Are the Subscription Lengths?

PlayStation Plus Memberships are sold in three different subscription lengths: monthly, quarterly, and yearly. As you might expect memberships for longer time periods will offer you the best value. When you do the math you will see that the monthly cost for PlayStation Plus is very affordable when you purchase the 12-month membership.

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What is PlayStation Now? | What You Need To Know

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now is a video game subscription service from Sony. Users pay for a subscription to access a Netflix-style game library of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games. You can then choose your favorite game to play over the internet instead of needing to use a game disc to run each game title on your console like normally is the case. In this article, we will look at everything you need to know about PlayStation Now.

What Games Are On PlayStation Now?

Between the PS2, PS3, and PS4 titles, PlayStation Now gives you access to stream and play more than 800 games. Now, you can also download PS2 games and over 300 PS4 games onto your console to play locally.

These games range in prestige and value from the must-play games of the previous decade like The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, and unforgettable bargain bin titles. The games offered have improved over time to include anticipated games and those just about to get outdated.

You can see the entire list of games that are available on PS Now here.

Subscription Length & Cost

All PlayStation Now games are available on a monthly subscription-style similar to that available on Netflix. First-time subscribers have access to a seven-day free trial. To access the service after the free trial, they will need to buy a subscription.

PlayStation Now subscriptions can be purchased for different durations of time. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the longer subscription durations will offer the best values. Here are the 3 different subscription lengths you can currently choose from:

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