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PlayStation 5 Price and Release Window Announced at Showcase!

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PlayStation 5 price and release window announced at Showcase!

Amidst the exciting footage from new titles slated to hit the forthcoming console later this year and next year, the price and release window for the physical and digital editions of the PlayStation 5 have been officially announced, with the comparing price tags and release dates available below!

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Sony previously revealed the PlayStation 5 will have not one, but two console options at launch, one of which will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, following in the footsteps of competitor Microsoft’s Xbox One X and S models, while the other will be a Digital Edition without a disc drive at all. The gameplay experience on both consoles will be the same, leaving the choice to players as the world of digital gaming has become more popular in the past few years.

The new console features a white, conch-shell-like design with a black segment inside and though the video and gallery images below show the console standing up, Sony has confirmed that players will be able to lay it horizontally on whichever surface they typically set up other consoles.

In addition to the two consoles, Sony has previously revealed detailed full looks at the PS5’s controller, the DualSense, which is based on the previous consoles’ DualShock controllers but features modifications influenced by discussions with game designers and players alike to allow for more efficient gameplay and a higher-rated batter. Similar to its console, the DualSense features a two-tone coloring of white and black facing with monochrome action buttons, with the light bar being moved from the top edge to either side of the touchpad and has renamed the “Share” button to “Create” to offer players more means to share and create content with others.

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Sony previously revealed a number of new hardware accessories to go with both the console and the controllers, including a Pulse 3D wireless headset, an HD camera, a media remote and a DualSense charging station with spaces to charge two controllers at once. Though no release date or price was announced during today’s events, PlayStation 5 is currently set to hit shelves this holiday season!

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Emmys Twist: Zendaya Wins Best Lead Actress in a Drama for Euphoria

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Holy Emmy upset!

In a stunning twist, Zendaya won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series prize for her work in HBO’s teen drama Euphoria, besting perceived frontrunners Jennifer Aniston and Laura Linney.

In including Zendaya among TVLine’s Dream Emmy Nominees last June, we declared, “With her dispassionate voiceovers and heavy-lidded, moody expression, it might seem at first like Euphoria‘s Rue doesn’t care about anything. But throughout the HBO drama’s eight-episode run, Zendaya found subtle, heartbreaking ways to show us that her recovering drug addict cares about everything, particularly her relationship with best friend and crush Jules. Underneath that angsty-teen exterior was a young woman trying to grasp her own identity, and we watched in awe every week as Zendaya presented new layers of Rue’s heartache and uncertainty.”

View the complete Emmy winners list here.


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The last words of every fallen Star Wars villain

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Can you think of a movie character who has permeated the culture so much that the literal sound of their breathing is iconic? Darth Vader — or Anakin Skywalker, depending on your entry point in the franchise — is as distinctive a villain as any of pop culture’s sundry bad guys. From the “Imperial March” that introduces him, to the plot twist heard round the world that defined him, to the prequel films that attempted — in vain — to provide him an origin story, it’s hard to top the villainous treachery of Lord Vader himself.

At the climax of Return of the Jedi, after Vader has thrown Emperor Palpatine down a chute to his untimely, fiery demise (temporarily, at least), the Sith Lord has succumbed to the effects of the Emperor’s force lightning and is nearing his final breath. Luke carries him out of the Emperor’s chamber in an attempt to rescue him, but Vader knows his end is nigh. He asks Luke to remove his helmet so he can look at his son with his own eyes. We are shown the true form of Anakin Skywalker: a sad, frail old man, concealed under a façade of cruelty and evil – also, life-support armor. Anakin is content knowing that he is done for, but Luke insists that he needs to save his father, newly redeemed. Anakin, resolute, responds:

“You already have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister, you were right.”

Anakin, now free from the imposing mask of Darth Vader, has come to terms with the evil he has perpetrated, and has no one but Luke to thank for his redemption from the Dark Side. A noble exit for this icon of Star Wars lore.

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Majority of this Year’s Acting Winners Are Black

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The 2020 Emmy Awards saw a noticeable uptick in the number of nonwhite acting winners, with “Watchmen” star Regina King’s fourth Emmy win and a surprise nod for “Euphoria” star Zendaya leading the way.

Out of the 19 performer categories — including the guest, short form and voice-over categories from last week’s Creative Arts Emmys — 10 went to Black actors. In addition to King and Zendaya, other winners included “Mrs. America’s” Uzo Aduba, King’s co-star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, “Saturday Night Live” guests Maya Rudolph (a double winner for voice acting on Netflix’s “Big Mouth”) and Eddie Murphy, and two of the stars from Quibi’s “#FreeRayshawn,” Laurence Fishburne and Jasmine Cephas Jones.

Zendaya, the youngest person to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award, is also only the second Black actress to claim the title after Viola Davis for “How to Get Away With Murder.” Rudolph’s two wins this year marked the first of her career.

Overall, the winners represent a significantly more diverse group than last year, when just two of 19 winners were performers of color.

The year prior, four Black actors — Tiffany Haddish, Samira Wiley, Ron Cephas Jones and Katt Williams — swept the guest acting categories, while nonwhite winners on the main broadcast were limited to just three: Regina King for “Seven Seconds,” Thandie Newton for “Westworld” and Darren Criss for “American Crime Story.”

The 2020 Emmy nominations came under significant scrutiny in the months since nominations were announced back in July, with some praising the Television Academy’s increased recognition of Black actors, while others called out voters for shutting out Latinx performers.

Nonwhite performers made up 49 out of the 118 acting nominees this year, with Black actors making up the largest portion. “The Handmaid’s Tale” actress Alexis Bledel was the only Latinx actor to score a nomination, drawing condemnation from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a boycott from actor John Leguizamo.

Sunday’s broadcast featured a number of callouts to topical issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and the upcoming presidential election. King, while claiming her award for “Watchmen,” appeared in a shirt bearing the image of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman who was fatally shot by police officers in her home earlier this year.

“Black-ish” star and Emmys presenter Anthony Anderson also made reference to the fact that the awards show’s record number of nominations for Black actors unfortunately came in a year when nominees could not celebrate in person.

“This isn’t what it should have been,” Anderson said. “But I’m still rooting for everybody Black, because Black stories, Black performances and Black lives matter.”

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