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PlayStation users in Chicago will be paying a 9% “Amusement Tax” starting November 14

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation users in Chicago will be subject to the 9% “Amusement Tax.” Starting on November 14, the tax will be applicable to purchases of PlayStation Plus, PS Now, PS Vue, PS Music, PS VOD, and PS Video Live Events. The tax is also called the “Hamilton Tax” after its effect over …

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PlayStation Online ID change testing live; Bugs, warnings, and fine print

Select PSN users have already begun getting emails containing their voucher to join the PlayStation Network Online ID change service preview that’ll go live with the System Software update version 6.10 for the PS4. But for these early guinea pigs, there’s a ton of fine print. Some of the notable defects include changing your PSN …

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PlayStation 5 may have backward compatibility; Sony files patent for “Remastering by Emulation”

PlayStation hasn’t had backward compatibility for a long time. For over a decade, Sony has been facing flak for removing backward compatibility from the PS3 in later console revisions and eliminated it from their PS4. Compared to Microsoft, who has had kept the backward compatibility titles in their Xbox One and underwent a backward compatibility software (ongoing) upgrade …

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