15 Things You Should Know About The Game On PS5 And Xbox Series X|S

The information associated with Madden 21’s next-gen launch has made its way to the public via the initial reveal, and some follow-up information. In collecting all of the data, prospective buyers may want to pay attention to the list of answers below.

Here are the 15 things you should know if you’re considering purchasing Madden 21 on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S.


What is the Release Date?

Madden 21 arrives for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 4. That’s nearly a full month after the consoles released. EA clearly wanted to be sure to give themselves a cushion to ensure it would have a smooth next-gen launch.

Hopefully, the extra time pays off.

How Dual Entitlement Works

EA has an outstanding program called dual entitlement that guarantees all users who have purchased Madden 21 on current-gen consoles to have automatic access to

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Black Friday deals guide for HDMI 2.1 TVs for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

Let me start with a reassurance: You don’t need a new TV to enjoy your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. These machines will run just fine on the TV you already own. And while a new HDMI 2.1 TV will enable you to get the most out of a PS5 or Xbox, these systems are worth the upgrade even if you don’t plan to buy a new TV for years.

Also, TVs are a mess. Even if you get the right one, setting it up correctly with your console is an obtuse chore. If you wait, it’s likely that companies like LG, Sony, and Samsung will improve the experience for connecting consoles and PCs.

All that said, you will get more from your consoles with the right television. And right now, the list of TVs that qualify for that designation has only one real option that you should look

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Huawei P50 series is indeed coming, could pack Kirin 9000

Huawei P40 Pro front

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  • Huawei is reportedly planning to launch the P50 in the first half of 2021.
  • It’s claimed that the new phone will be powered by the Kirin 9000 processor.
  • This comes despite Huawei reportedly claiming that the Mate 40 was the last Kirin flagship.

US sanctions may have done plenty of damage to Huawei’s business, but it hasn’t stopped the firm from producing flagship phones just yet. The company revealed the Mate 40 series last month, and it now looks like the Huawei P50 series is still on the way as well.

Korean-based outlet The Elec reports that the Huawei P50 series is scheduled for launch in the first half of 2021, citing people with “direct knowledge” of the situation. The outlet adds that LG and Samsung are preparing to supply OLED panels for the new flagship.

A new P-series flagship in the first half

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Xbox Series X controllers get their first ever price cut in Black Friday gaming deals

If you’ve been chasing after a good Xbox Series X Black Friday deal, then you’re in luck, as Microsoft has just discounted its official Xbox Wireless Controller 2020 gamepad for the Black Friday sales.



a close up of a logo: Xbox Wireless Controller 2020


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Xbox Wireless Controller 2020

The next-gen Xbox Series X controller has seen price cuts in both the US and UK, dropping to just $39.99 at Microsoft for its Carbon Black and Robot White colorings – for a massive $20 discount. UK shoppers can also get one for just £44.99 at Microsoft after a £10 discount, or at Currys if you’re looking at doing a bulk buy of Black Friday offers elsewhere.

More thrilling or out-there options like the Shock Blue or Phantom Magenta editions are selling for slightly more, at $44.99 / £44.99 and $49.99 respectively, but in all cases, you’re getting $20 / £10 off its previous RRP for eligible models.

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Another report points to Samsung cancelling Galaxy Note series

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 unfolded screen on

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  • A Korean outlet reports that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra will get an S-Pen.
  • It adds that the Galaxy Note series will therefore be discontinued.
  • The outlet also claims that the Z Fold 3 will launch in June 2021.

We’ve already heard murmurings that Samsung is working to add the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and its Z Fold 3 foldable, with the fate of the Galaxy Note series hanging in the balance. Now, a new report out of Korea has only echoed these claims.

Korean business daily Aju News reports that Samsung intends to add the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen stylus to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Furthermore, the outlet claims that the Z Fold 3 will offer a slot for the S-Pen and that the foldable will launch in June 2021.

It’s claimed that

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Microsoft Fixes Xbox Series X 4K Blu-Ray Brightness Bug

As I reported back on November 9, the 4K Blu-ray movie player built into the Xbox Series X has a problem. Actually, as I further reported in this deeper review of the player, it has a number of problems. But the worst one is that it outputs video with a raised brightness level that can cause dark scenes to look grey – at least on some TVs. Including high-end models such as the LG CX OLEDs, and the Sony X90H/XH90. 

In fact, on the LG model the Series X’s raised brightness during 4K Blu-ray movie playback can also cause some distracting brightness instability in the picture during very dark scenes, as the TV struggles (at least when using its punchier picture presets) either to control near-black playback, or to settle on the best image settings for a dark HDR scene.

Happily, Microsoft has already gone public to say that it

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Xbox Series X Controllers Will Work On Apple Devices In A Future Update

According to Apple, you will be able to use Xbox Series X controllers on iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and Macs. Apple’s support page updated with a sentence, stating, “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”

Apple currently supports Xbox Wireless controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller, Xbox Adaptive controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless controller.

Getting Xbox Series X controllers to work on Apple devices will make it easier for Microsoft’s xCloud service–a feature that allows Xbox players to stream games to a screen of their choice–to gain greater traction. While xCloud only works on Android devices currently, Microsoft plans to extend the function to Apple devices in 2021. According to The Verge, Microsoft is working on getting xCloud on Apple products by creating a “direct browser-based solution.” xCloud is integrated with Xbox Game Pass

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Xbox Series X Controller Support for Apple Devices in the Works

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Mobile gamers on iOS can soon add another gamepad option to their repertoire: the Xbox Series X controller.

MacRumors reports that both Apple and Microsoft are currently working on bringing support for the gamepad to Apple devices. While many iOS titles offer perfectly serviceable on-screen touch controls, there’s no doubt that adding a controller into the mix for some games, like shooters or battle royales, can improve them tenfold.

An eagle-eyed Redditor named /u/cvfunstuff pointed out that Xbox Series X Controller Compatibility had just appeared on an official Apple Support page. The page in question outlines how to connect wireless game controllers to your Apple device, though the Xbox Series X controller isn’t listed under the “See which wireless controllers are supported” heading.

What /u/cvfunstuff called attention to was the short blurb below the list: “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series

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A Warning For Anyone Trying To Buy A PS5 Or Xbox Series X For Black Friday

Pre-orders came and went, launch day came and went, and now we’ve had sporadic restocks ahead of the next major, multi-retailer event: Black Friday. Throughout all of it, it’s become clear: tons of people want to buy an Xbox Series X or PS5, and for the time being, there aren’t enough consoles to go around. So while we’ll be helping out to try to get you all the information you need about when and where you’ll be able to get these things, it feels like it’s time to set expectations a little bit.

Every single time next-gen consoles have gone for sale, they’ve sold out within, at the very most, a few minutes. More often it’s just a few seconds in a haze of technical problems, units disappearing from shopping carts and more. Some retailers appear to have tried strategies like releasing new stock

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From PC to PS5 and Xbox Series X, 2020’s gaming dream is now a nightmare

If you’re a gamer of any persuasion, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re reading this article in some degree of frustration. Here at the end of 2020, we’ve seen a number of product launches, from NVIDIA’s new RTX graphics cards earlier in the fall, to the launches of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, Sony’s PlayStation 5, and AMD’s RX 6000 series GPUs more recently. All of them, to some extent, have been a disaster.

That’s a lot of new hardware hitting the scene in a short amount of time, so no matter the platform, right now should be an exciting time for all kinds of gamers. Instead, it’s a disappointing time, with that hardware selling out immediately regardless of what it is or where it’s being sold. If you’ve been trying to get your hands on any graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD, an Xbox Series X, or a PlayStation

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