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E3 2023 canceled after weeks of speculation



The Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, will not take place this June. Once considered the biggest annual gaming event, organizer ReedPop confirmed on Thursday that E3 2023 is cancelled.

“It was a difficult decision because of all the efforts we and our partners put into making this event happen, but we had to do what is right for the industry and what is right for E3,” said Kyle Marsden-Kish, Global VP of Games. for ReedPop. “We appreciate and understand that interested companies would not have game demos ready and that resource issues made attending E3 this summer a hurdle they could not overcome.”

IGN The cancellation was previously reported citing an email sent by the Entertainment Software Association, a group that lobbies for the video game industry, to its members who were planning to participate in E3.

In June, ESA announced plans to host an in-person show from June 13–26, 2023 after the cancellation of E3 2020 and 2022, and to host a digital event in 2021. The changes to the three shows were a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Game publishers such as Ubisoft, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have stated in recent weeks that they will not be attending the show, leading to rumors that the show has been cancelled. Instead, gaming companies like this will likely reveal the rest of their 2023 lineup and beyond in June at their own events. Summer Game Fest, a competing event showcasing upcoming games, is still scheduled for June 8th.

This year promises to be a big year for video games as major franchises are released including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 16.

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PS5 Pro Dev Kit Prototypes To Be Shipped To Third Party Developers Soon



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There were rumors in March of this year Sony Interactive Entertainment has been developing the PlayStation 5 Pro with an estimated release window of late 2024. Game InsidersTom Henderson.

Henderson now making report “with 100% certainty” PS5 Pro is in development. The first prototype development kits are expected to fall into the hands of early PlayStation developers in the next couple of months, with third-party developers receiving them by the end of the year.

Henderson is the one who previously reported on a redesigned PlayStation 5 with a removable drive that is rumored to be released later this year, phasing out the current PS5 model over the course of the year.

Rumor: PlayStation 5 Pro is in development, the release may take place in late 2024

The removable drive will be connected to the PlayStation via an additional USB-C port on the back of the console. Rumor has it that this updated PS5 doesn’t feature any major hardware changes from the original PS5.

There are also rumors that Sony is developing a new PlayStation portable console. The controller is codenamed Q Lite, and instead of being a dedicated gaming device or cloud streaming device, it will instead use Remote Play with the PlayStation 5. The Q Lite laptop reportedly uses adaptive streaming up to 1080p and 60fps and requires a constant internet connection.

Early prototypes are said to be similar to the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, but with an 8-inch touchscreen in the middle. It includes adaptive triggers for haptic feedback, volume buttons, speakers, an audio jack, and more.

The Q Lite laptop is in the quality assurance phase and should be released after the rumored PS5 with a removable drive and before the PS5 Pro.

Lifetime and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced by VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was hired in 2010 as a junior analyst, promoted to lead analyst in 2012, and took over hardware valuation in 2017. He expanded his involvement in the gaming community by creating content on his own YouTube channel another Twitch channels. You can contact the author on twitter @TrunksWD.

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The bipartisan Senate group is re-introducing the revised Children’s Online Safety Act.



US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced today a bill that will make social media companies responsible for adding online protections for children. The Children’s Online Safety Act (KOSA) was first introduced in February last year (with support from the same couple), but was never introduced on the Senate floor due to backlash from advocacy groups. The updated legislation “provides specific tools to stop big tech companies from distributing toxic content to children and hold them accountable for putting profit over safety,” Blumenthal said. It follows a separate bill introduced last month with a similar goal.

Like the original KOSA, the updated bill would require annual independent audits by “experts and academic researchers” to force unregulated social media companies to address online dangers posed to children. However, the updated legislation attempts to address the issues that led to the collapse of its previous version, namely that its overbroad nature could do more harm than good by requiring young users to be monitored and censored. EFF described The February 2022 bill was called “an oppressive plan to force platforms to spy on youth” that “fails to properly distinguish between harmful and non-harmful content, leaving politically motivated state attorneys general to determine what harms children.” One of the main concerns is that states may use contrived definitions to ban content for political purposes.”

The rewritten bill adds new safeguards for services such as the National Suicide Hotline, LGBTQ+ youth centers and substance abuse organizations to avoid unnecessary harm. In addition, it will force social platforms to provide minors with the ability to protect their information, disable addictive features, and opt out of algorithmic recommendations. (Social platforms will need to enable the most restrictive settings by default.) It will also give parents “new controls to help support their children and identify harmful behavior” and children will be offered a “dedicated channel for reporting harm” on the platform. In addition, it will specifically ban advocacy for suicide, eating disorders, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, and the use of “illicit products for minors” such as gambling, drugs, and alcohol. Finally, social media companies will be required to provide “academic and community organizations” with data to help them investigate the impact of social media on the safety and well-being of minors.

The American Psychological Association, Common Sense Media and other advocacy groups support the updated bill. It has 26 co-sponsors from both sides, including legislators ranging from Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Blackburn told CNBC today that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “one hundred percent supports this bill and efforts to protect children online.”

Despite senators’ renewed optimism about the passage of the bill, some organizations believe it is still too broad to avoid negative repercussions. “The changes made to the bill in no way solve our problems,” said Evan Greer, director of digital rights advocacy group Fight For the Future, in a statement emailed to Engadget. “If Senator Blumenthal’s office were ready to meet with us, we could explain why. I can see where the changes have been made try to solve problems, but they are unable to do so. Even with new changes, this bill will allow far-right Attorneys General to dictate which content platforms can recommend to younger users.”

The ACLU also opposes the revived bill. “KOSA’s core approach continues to threaten the privacy, safety and freedom of expression of both minors and adults as platforms of all stripes replace their users and censor their content under the guise of a ‘duty of care’,” ACLU senior policy adviser Cody Wencke. said CNBC. “To achieve this, the bill will legitimize platforms’ already widespread data collection to determine which users are underage when it should aim to curb these data abuses. In addition, parental guidance in the online life of minors is critical, but KOSA mandates the use of surveillance tools regardless of domestic situations or the safety of minors. KOSA will be a step backwards in making the Internet a safer place for children and minors.”

Blumenthal argues that the bill was “deliberately narrowed down” to prevent harm. “I think we have responded very directly and effectively to such a proposal,” he said at a press conference. “Obviously, our door remains open. We are ready to listen and discuss other types of proposals that are being made. And we’ve talked to a lot of the critically acclaimed groups, and some of them have actually dropped their opposition, as I think you’ll hear in response to today’s session. So I think our bill has been clarified and improved in a way that meets some of the criticism. We will not solve all the problems of the world with one bill. But we are making a measurable, very important start.”

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Convergence: League Of Legends Story Trailer Reveals May Release Date



Mageseeker may have just launched two weeks ago, but Riot Forge is moving forward with its next story League of Legends: Convergence, a 2D platformer that stars one of the standout champions from the Netflix show Arcane, has been confirmed to release in May . 23

The new story trailer for Convergence follows protagonist Ekko, a boy genius with the ability to manipulate time, who travels to a large underground region of Runeterra called Zaun. The trailer showcases the game’s cartoonish animation style, as well as some time-management abilities to help Ekko on her adventures.