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Sony announces next-generation PlayStation VR headset for PS5

Sony has announced that a follow-up to the PlayStation VR headset will be coming to the PS5 at some point in the future.

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Sony has today announced that they are developing a spiritual successor to the PlayStation VR headset and it will be coming to the PS5 at an unspecified time.

The PlayStation VR headset was Sony’s first proper foray into virtual reality gaming and it did a great job. The sophisticated piece of technology was able to seamlessly create a virtual 3D playground for you to immerse yourself in, and there was plenty of top titles that accompanied it.

From critically-acclaimed games such as Astro Bot, Beat Saber, and Blood & Truth, to games that translated excellently into VR such as Tetris Effect and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, PSVR delivered on its potential.

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PSVR 2: New games, VR Controller, release date

The announcement of the follow-up to PlayStation VR came via the Official PlayStation blog as it dropped the bombshell news.

The post said: “Today I’m pleased to share that our next-generation VR system will be coming to PlayStation 5, enabling the ultimate entertainment experience with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity. Players will feel an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds once they put on the new headset.

We’re continuing to innovate with our new VR system so that our fans can continue to enjoy the unique experiences that are synonymous with PlayStation. We’re taking what we’ve learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input. It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience. 

One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics. That’s just one of the examples of future-proof technology we’re developing to match our vision for a whole new generation of VR games and experiences. 

There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system, so it won’t be launching in 2021. But we wanted to provide this early update to our fans, as the development community has started to work on creating new worlds for you to explore in virtual reality.”

This is sudden news but it was to be expected given how well PSVR sold, and it was heavily rumored that Sony would commission work on a newer model for the PS5.

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We already had lots of big games to look forward to in 2021, and this announcement will only fuel speculation on what else could be announced.

Obviously, it could still be sometime before we get our hands on the latest piece of virtual reality tech from Sony. But given how thorough they are with regards to development, it should hopefully be worth the wait.

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All confirmed Halo Infinite weapons so far: Energy Sword, Needler & Battle Rifle

343 Industries’ Halo Infinite is going to be another seismic release in the FPS genre, and here are all the cool weapons it will have.

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One of the reasons that Halo has been so universally popular for 20 years is its memorable selection of weapons. Halo Infinite returns for another entry in its illustrious franchise, and here are all the weapons confirmed so far.

We’ve previously covered, what we think, are the absolute best weapons that Halo has ever offered the FPS genre, and Halo Infinite may force us to change our minds.

From classic space rifles to awesome-looking energy swords, Halo always does its best to provide players with an array of interesting and varied weapons.

We are closing in on the release of Halo Infinite, and these are all the tools that players will get to wield in Halo Infinite.

Every confirmed weapon in Halo Infinite

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Through the game’s multiplayer beta testing, gamers have been able to get a taste of some of the new weapons that 343 Industries has introduced.

Here is a confirmed list of every weapon in Halo Infinite so far, including a mixture of old-school classics and the new breed:

  • BR75 Battle Rifle
  • Cindershot
  • CQS48 Bulldog
  • Disruptor
  • Dynamo Grenade
  • Energy Sword
  • Gravity Hammer
  • Heatwave
  • Hydra
  • M41 SPNKR
  • M9 Frag Grenade
  • Mangler
  • MA40 Assault Rifle
  • MK50 Sidekick
  • Needler
  • Plasma Pistol
  • Pulse Carbine
  • Ravager
  • Repulsor
  • S7 Sniper
  • Sentinel Beam
  • Shock Rifle
  • Skewer
  • Spike Grenade
  • Stalker Rifle
  • VK78 Commando
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The good news is that you won’t have to settle for the default forms of all these weapons as Halo Infinite will allow you to customize the look.


As the game undergoes even more rigorous testing and gets more exciting reveals, we are sure to get a look at another new weapon or two ahead of its release.

Also, be sure to check out the best Halo Infinite controller settings to improve your play during the game’s beta and full release.

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FIFA 22 pack animations: How to tell if it’s boards or a walkout

Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and there’s an easy way to tell if you’re about to get boards or a walkout.

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Opening packs is one of the many things that makes FIFA 22 Ultimate Team so addictive, as we desperately hunt for that next star player. Luckily, there is a way to tell if you’re getting a boards or walkout player before you see their face.

FIFA 22 has landed, and eager fans are jumping back into the Ultimate Team grind for another season. A dizzying amount of packs have already been opened, as fans seek to pull the game’s highest-rated players.

Even though EA has made the pack animations far less drawn out this year, there is still a period of suspense while you’re waiting for the player to reveal himself.

However, those with a keen eye will notice a way of knowing how good the pack is ahead of time.

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FIFA 22 boards pack animation

Every card can be useful in some way, whether it be as a starter in your Ultimate Team, an impact sub, or SBC fodder. That being said, everyone opens a pack with the hope of getting someone who’s at least boards.

These cards have a rating of 83 or above, and in some cases can still have very high values depending on their stats, league, and nation.

The giveaway from EA that you have packed a boards player is that the stage that shows off the best card in the pack will have orange flames on both sides.

Once you spot it, you know you’re guaranteed at least an 83-rated card or higher.

FIFA 22 boards animation

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

While packing a boards player is by no means a bad result – what fans really want to see is a walkout.

As the name suggests, these cards are rated 86 or higher and are accompanied by an animation of the player walking onto the screen and doing some sort of celebration.

Much like boards, these packs are also met with fireworks that light up the screen. This time you’ll see six different flames from all around the stage to hammer home that you’ve been awarded something particularly special.

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

So, that’s how you can tell how good a pack is before the best player inside is revealed.

Some fans have complained that the animations this year are too fast, urging EA to drag them out slightly more to make openings more entertaining.

We’ll update his page with any new tells that are added or discovered by fans.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the best starter team you can build, and the ICONS joining the roster this year.

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Best Halo Infinite controller settings

Here is a breakdown of the best controller settings that you can use when playing Halo Infinite on Xbox or PC.

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Halo Infinite is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2021, and we’ve gone over the best settings for you to try out when playing with a controller.

 Halo Infinite is one of 2021’s most highly-anticipated titles, and 343 Industries want to ensure that the multiplayer component works properly. Players can experience the gameplay early through the multiplayer beta.

When you engage in combat with your opponents, your aim and movement will determine your chances of success. So, we’ll go over the best controller settings for Halo Infinite on PC and consoles.

Best Halo Infinite controller settings

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As Halo has long been a console game, the vast majority of players will choose a controller when playing Halo Infinite. We’ve made a few changes to certain buttons that veteran players will be familiar with.

343 Industries introduced equipment in the game’s semi-open world campaign and this has taken the RB slot that’s usually reserved for meleeing in default controllers. We’ve included PlayStation controls because Halo Infinite is on PC too.

  • LT/L2: Zoom
  • RT/R2: Shoot
  • LB/L1: Throw Grenade
  • RB/R1: Melee
  • Left Stick: Sprint
  • Right Stick: Crouch/Slide
  • Y/Triangle: Switch Weapon (Hold) Switch Equipment
  • B/Cirlce: Use Equipment
  • X/Square: Reload/Vent/ (Hold) Interact
  • A/X: Jump
  • D-Pad Up: Mark/Helmet Light
  • D-Pad Left: Grenade Switcher
  • D-Pad Down: AI Scan
  • D-Pad Right: Drop Weapon

Best Halo Infinite Deadzone and sensitivity settings

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Deadzone determines the responsiveness of your analog sticks. You can lower this number to make them respond better, and increasing them will require you to move the sticks in stronger motions.

You can set the sensitivity at whichever level is more comfortable for you while playing, but we recommend trying a higher sensitivity due to the slight Aim Assist in the controller. That’s why we lowered the Deadzones slightly.

  • Move: Center Deadzone: -8
  • Look: Center Deadzone: -8
  • Move: Max Input Threshold: -0
  • Look: Max Input Threshold: -10
  • Move: Axial Deadzone: 8
  • Look: Axial Deadzone: – 0
  • Look Acceleration: 5
  • Look Sensitivity (Horizontal): -6.5
  • Look Sensitivity (Vertical): -6.5

Does FOV affect Aim Assist?

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Aim Assist helps controller players compete with those that use a mouse and keyboard. However, your FOV may affect you when using Aim Assist, as the game will shrink far-off player models to fit more information on-screen.

Read more: Dr Disrespect explains why Halo Infinite must have a battle royale

If you’re a skilled player then this may not be a big problem. However, we recommend adjusting the FOV so that you have some extra spatial awareness without the targets shrinking too much.

For this reason, we strongly recommend checking our guide on the best FOV settings in Halo Infinite.

How to find best Halo Infinite controller settings

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It’s worth keeping in mind that while these are our recommended settings, you’ll be able to find your own ideal settings by experimenting with the controller layout when playing the game.

The Halo Infinite multiplayer beta serves as a stress-free environment for you to mess around with your settings. Just spend some time playing until you find your preferred sensitivity.


For more on Halo, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out the Halo Infinite campaign gameplay and storyline.

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