New PS4 System Update Out Now, Here's What It Does (Not Much)

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Sony has released a new system software update for PS4, but it doesn't add all that much. The brief official patch notes state the update "improves system performance."

The 6.72 update is available now, and it weighs in at around 463 MB. The "system performance" line is a fairly standard one for minor updates like this.

The next major PS4 update, meanwhile, is still in beta. That patch will contain big improvements to the console's Party chat system, including increased chatroom size, better audio quality, and improved network connectivity. There are also a couple of neat accessibility options being tested: the PS4 Second Screen mobile app will allow you to enter text to be spoken aloud to other party members. Additionally, the app can transcribe incoming chat audio from your friends.

SDCC 2019 Giveaway: Win* all these collectible sets!

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The 50th anniversary of San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner and to commemorate the occasion we are giving away a grand prize package that includes a Furreal Mighty Roar Simba; a Captain Marvel collection set that comes with the Captain Marvel Photon Power figurine, Photon Power FX Glove, Captain Marvel with Marvel's Goose set and a Captain Marvel (Starforce) figurine. The winner will also take home the Star Wars Retro Collection, (featuring the 1977 designs of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Princess Leia).

The first runner up wins a Transformers exclusive from SDCC 2018, Throne of Primes and other Transformer goodies like Retro Rock Garage: Bumblebee figurine, two decks and three starter packs for the Transformers Trading Card Game. But it's not all about Autobots and Decepticons, this package comes with Stranger Things items like a Stranger Things Walkie Talkie phone case, Dungeons & Dragons Starter Game, an electronic arcade game and Trivial Pursuit - 80's Edition, all inspired by the Netflix show.

The second runner up prize pack is an Overwatch Ultimates collection with figures of Sombra, Tracer, Rienhardt, Mercy & Pharah, Lucio, Ana & Soldier: 76, and Reaper.

No Borderlands 3 Cross-Play At Launch, But It Could Come Later

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Borderlands 3 will not have cross-play support at launch in September across any of its platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, the feature could be added at some point after release, as Gearbox is "committed" to making it happen, according to Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, who set out to temper expectations for a teaser of something to come on July 16.

His statement came after Gearbox released a teaser inviting players to a "celebration of togetherness." Some people saw this as a reference to cross-play, but that's not the case. The teaser was for something else; whatever it is, it'll be revealed on July 16 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. [Update: The time has arrived, and it's turned out to be a new Borderlands 3 trailer in which the game's various playable Vault Hunters all dance around, albeit with the sort of Borderlands-y twist you might expect.]

We hope to see you there.

Madden 20 Ratings Revealed For Every Player And Team

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Madden NFL 20's release is coming up soon, and one of the most exciting parts of "Madden Season" is the reveal of player ratings. EA started things off with ratings for rookies and later the four 99-rated players, and now the company has revealed the ratings for every player in the entire game.

We'll break down the Top 10 players at some high-profile positions below, but you can go to EA's website to see a full breakdown of every player rating.

As far as overall team ratings go, the Philadelphia Eagles are the highest-rated overall at 89, while the Miami Dolphins are the lowest-rated at 74. The New Orleans Saints have the highest-rated overall offense at 92, while the Chicago Bears have the best defense rating at 88.

NBA 2K20's Top-Rated Players Revealed, And You Can Probably Guess Who's No. 1

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It's not just Madden NFL 20 that's revealing its player ratings. Another one of this year's big sports games, NBA 2K20, has now begun to announce its own player ratings.

LeBron James is the highest-rated with a 97 overall rating, while Kawahi Leonard is No. 2 also with a 97 rating. Giannis Antetokounmpo follows at No. 3 with a 96 rating, while Kevin Durant and James Harden round out the Top 5 with 96 overall ratings. There are no surprises in the Top 5.

You can see the full 1-20 list below.

Kingdom Come, Which Has A Chicken In Every Cutscene, Is Featured In August's Humble Monthly Bundle

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Watch out, Amazon Prime Day--Humble Monthly, the subscription service that delivers a group of PC games to your gaming account every month, has Kingdom Come: Deliverance as one of its titles for August 2019.

Deliverance is a no-fantasy RPG from Mafia creator Daniel Vavra's studio, Warhorse. The game was originally released in 2018 for PC, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

GameSpot's review of Kingdom Come scored the game an 8/10. "This is one of those rare, memorable games that stays with you long after you stop playing," reviewer Brett Todd said.

Baz Luhrmann Casts His Elvis For New Biopic

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Miles Teller, Harry Styles, Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Austin Butler tried out for the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic, and now the Oscar nominated director has chosen his star.

Butler will play The King.

Butler will appear alongside Tom Hanks in the film. Hanks plays Presley's longtime manager, Col. Tom Parker. Butler might not be a household name, but he's on the rise.

Pre-Order Deals For Prime Day: FF7 Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, And More

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There have been a lot of deals to keep track of now that Amazon Prime Day 2019 is underway, and we're already seeing a number of changes in their pricing to keep up with some competitors like Target and Walmart. While the majority of these deals are for games and hardware that have already been released, such as Resident Evil 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, and some Switch bundles, Amazon has also put some yet to be released games at a discount as well. Along with Final Fantasy VII Remake, Prime Day also has other games like Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and other upcoming games at a discount.

So far, Prime Day has offered a lot of interesting deals across all platforms. There's a whole lot to cover and we've pulled together a solid batch of games for our roundup and another from CNET focusing on some interesting tech. One game, in particular, releasing soon is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Another game of note is Marvel's Avengers. Though it's still a long time out from its May 2020 release, we can expect to hear more from the game this week from San Diego Comic Con. So with that, here's a roundup of upcoming releases for late 2019 and early 2020 already seeing discounts for Prime Day.

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