HIGHLINE COLLEGE |Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Gaming generation shifts

By Lillie Ly - Staff Reporter

2019 is the final year for this current generation of gaming consoles.

Sony will be releasing more development information on the new PS5. Nintendo released its more compact version of the Nintendo Switch; Nintendo Switch Lite. Microsoft will also be releasing more information on their new console concept Project Scarlett.

Cyber Monday is right around the corner and will continue the end-of-year holiday buying excitement that kicks off with Black Friday.

Instead of getting injured grabbing the last PS4 at Walmart on Black Friday, gamers can in- stead enjoy Black Friday deals in the comfort of their own homes on Cyber Monday.

Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday buying needs to be calculated and planned to get the best bang for your buck.

Ultimately, before you buy anything, on any day, be sure to do your homework and make sure that bargain is really a bargain. The shift of the gaming generation comes with sales on the soon to be old hardware.

Cyber Monday is on Dec. 1 this year, but most deals start on Nov. 27.

Sony released most of its deals already. According to their official PlayStation Blog, there will be a PlayStation PS4 Bundle for $199.99.

Featuring a 1TB PS4 system and three award-winning titles, The Last of Us: Remastered, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, this price is set $100 under the original price with three full length games valued at $59.99 each, adding up to a total value of is $280 of savings.

Sony also offering deals with PlayStation VR, their virtual reality console. For more information on Sony and their PlayStation deals visit: https://blog.us.playstation.com

Nintendo likes to maintain a balance between the way it market its deals, with traditional forms of promotion through storefront deals with Target or BestBuy and digital forms of promotion through deals with online retailers.

Online deals where a Nintendo Switch Lite is included with a 128GB memory card for $225.45 is offered on Amazon.

It's an extra $25 on top of the base price of the console. A 128GB MicroSD is required for digital downloads past the system's 32 GB storage space. For more information on Nintendo and their deals visit: https://www.nintendo.com/switch/lite/?cid=A1000-03:ch=pdpd

Microsoft has stayed quiet with its Cyber Monday deals. They have current deals on their website for Xbox products. According to their website, they will be featuring more information in the near future. For more information visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/cyber-monday


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The end of October comes with the holiday events of November. Symphonies and concerts start out November strong.

Federal Way Performing Arts Center will host Tango Del Cielo, Tango of Heaven on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It is a multimedia show with sensuous music and dramatic Latin flamenco. With harp, string, drums and dance, Tango Del Cielo has a unique theatrical program for those who attend.

Tickets start at $22 for general admission.

Federal Way Performing Arts Center address is 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://av.fwpaec.org/online/default.asp

Pacific Northwest Ballet will host Locally Sourced on Nov. 8 through Nov. 17.

Locally Sourced is a triple bill of new local work from three featured artist.

Donald Byrd, artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater and a TONY nominated and Bessie Award-winning choreographer, shares the stage with Eva Stone, founder/producer of CHOP SHOP. PNB dancer Miles Pertl takes his first turn on the mainstage following creations for NEXT STEP and Pacific Northwest Ballet School Performance.

Locally Sourced tickets start at $30 and go up to $190.

The event will be held at McCaw Hall. The address of the event is 321 Mercer St. Seattle.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://www.pnb.org/season/locally-sourced/

Langston Seattle will host Gary Hammon on Nov 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Born and raised in Seattle, Gary "Jubil" Hammon is one of a number of black jazz musicians from the area that have enjoyed a long and successful career in the performing arts.

The event will end out the Earshot Jazz Festival and will be held at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

The Earshot Jazz supports the growing community of jazz artists and audiences in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

The address for the venue is 104 17th Ave S. Seattle.

Tickets are $22 for general admission.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.langstonseattle.org/event/garyhammon/.