EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SONY PLAYSTATION 5

inverse | March 02, 2020

The PlayStation 5 is less than a year away. Sony has already revealed a great deal about its next-generation console that will go head-to-head with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X in late 2020. The PS5 will tout PC-caliber graphics capabilities, come with sweat-detecting controllers, and vastly improved virtual reality gear. But many crucial details about the console remain unknown. What's the actual release date? How powerful will this console be? Does it have backward compatibility? Here's everything we know. Sony has yet to unveil what the PS5 will look like or how much it will cost. The company also chose not to attend PAX East or E3 2020, and it has left fans guessing as to when it could finally take the wraps off of the next chapter of its gaming systems.

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Wasabi Technologies Partners with the Boston Red Sox Through Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal with Fenway Sports Group

Wasabi Technologies | April 08, 2022

Wasabi Technologies, the hot cloud storage company announced a multi-year partnership with Fenway Sports Group that harnesses the power of sports and entertainment to take the Wasabi brand to new heights. Wasabi is designated a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox, generating unprecedented brand awareness, community relations initiatives, and client and employee engagement across Fenway Sports Group properties through 2026.With headquarters in the heart of Boston, Wasabi was founded in 2017 by Carbonite founders David Friend and Jeff Flowers to remove the complexity of cloud storage for businesses all over the world. The company has grown exponentially in recent years with $275M in funding, making it a force in Boston's pacesetting technology landscape. The company previously teamed up with Fenway Sports Group on the Wasabi Fenway Bowl, and is also the Official Cloud Storage Partner of Liverpool Football Club and the Boston Bruins. "Sports, media, and entertainment is quickly becoming one of Wasabi's biggest areas of business due to the sheer amount of data impacting everything from the fan experience and player performance, to franchise operations. Storing that data must be simple and affordable so these organizations can effectively harness its power in the digital age, Becoming the Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox, one of the most beloved sports franchises, not just in our own backyard, but in the world, is an incredible step, and the work we will do together will change the trajectory of our company." -Michael Welts, chief marketing officer, Wasabi Technologies. As a partner of the Boston Red Sox, Wasabi will creatively leverage the global reach of one of the preeminent sports brands in the world. The Wasabi brand will be prominently displayed throughout historic Fenway Park, and Wasabi will support a number of Red Sox Foundation initiatives including STEM education and career programming, and the Run to Home Base, dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. Additional Wasabi brand activations will be present across Fenway Sports Group's entertainment properties in the coming years, including as Presenting Partner of the Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series. "As our data needs continue to evolve, from player analytics, IoT, digital assets and even security, this presents an enormous learning opportunity for the organization, Wasabi provides a cost-effective cloud-based solution that enables us to retrieve content quickly and improve the level of video analysis and production we do here at the Red Sox. We could not be more excited to welcome Wasabi onboard." -Red Sox SVP and CTO Brian Shield. About Wasabi Technologies Wasabi provides simple, predictable and affordable hot cloud storage for businesses all over the world. It enables organizations to store and instantly access an unlimited amount of data at 1/5th the price of the competition with no complex tiers or unpredictable egress fees. Trusted by tens of thousands of customers worldwide, Wasabi has been recognized as one of technology's fastest-growing and most visionary companies. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi has secured nearly $275 million in funding to date and is a privately held company based in Boston and is a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox.

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VIRTUALIZATION

Alpha Metaverse Technologies Completes Acquisition of Shape Immersive Entertainment Inc.

Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc. | May 06, 2022

Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc. (CSE: ALPA) (FSE: 9HN0), (OTC PINK: APETF) (“Alpha” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce, further to its news release dated April 13, 2022, that it has completed the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Shape Immersive Entertainment Inc. (“Shape”) from all of the former shareholders of Shape (the “Shape Shareholders”). Shape creates three dimensional and non-fungible token (“NFT”) content and experiences for brands including Red Bull® and the Olympics®. Shape has also created metaverse experiences for NFT leaders RTFKT® (recently acquired by Nike®) and Star Atlas®. Bringing Shape’s next-gen content creation abilities into the Company’s portfolio of gaming solutions are intended to accelerate the Company’s metaverse production capabilities, provide cross-selling opportunities across business units and allow further gaming intellectual property development and speed to market. Shape will function as a business unit within the Company and Shape’s management team will continue to lead the studio. “Acquiring Shape accelerates Alpha’s positioning as a global leader in metaverse technology, NFT content creation and Web3 gaming. Shape’s reputation and skill sets are important assets to add to Alpha’s growing portfolio of gaming ‘software as a service’ applications and metaverse capabilities. The Acquisition will allow the Company to both invest in Shape’s growth and capacity while also giving Alpha the ability to build recognized metaverse gaming experiences in-house,” -Brian Wilneff, CEO of Alpha. A leader in metaverse development since inception in 2018, Shape was founded by Vancouver VR/AR Association co-presidents, Alex Chuang and Dan Burgar. Alex Chuang is a BC Business ‘30 under 30’ award winner and founded Launch Academy, Western Canada’s largest tech incubator, which has helped its members raise over $2 Billion since inception. Dan Burgar is an official ‘top 15 technology voice’ on LinkedIn® and a leading voice generally in the global metaverse community. “The metaverse is anticipated to be worth between $8 trillion to $13 trillion by 2030. By combining Shape’s talent and experience in Web3 with the existing gaming portfolio and user base of Alpha, Alpha will further its expansion into Web3 and position itself to capitalize on the unique tipping point in technology disruption,” stated James Basnett, CEO of Shape. In connection with the Acquisition, the Company also announces that 3,500,000 performance warrants that were issued on September 1, 2020 to certain consultants have vested in accordance with their terms and become exercisable. About Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc. Alpha Metaverse Technologies Inc. is a technology company that focuses on emerging industries in Esports, mobile, console and web-based gaming, ecommerce, and other high growth opportunities such as augmented reality / virtual reality Web3 and Blockchain-based businesses. Through a strong portfolio of technology assets and products such as GamerzArena and HeavyChips, Alpha brings a unique mass-appeal focus to modern gaming platforms. Learn more at: www.alphametaverse.com

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Turtle Beach & ROCCAT Reveal the All-new Scout Air and SYN Buds Air True Wireless Earbuds – Perfect for Mobile Gaming

Turtle Beach Corporation | March 10, 2022

Best-selling console gaming headset brand Turtle Beach®, and ROCCAT® – Turtle Beach Corporation’s (NASDAQ: HEAR) award-winning PC peripherals brand, unveiled the all-new Scout Air™ and SYN™ Buds Air true wireless gaming earbuds. Designed for console and PC gamers on-the-go and for fans of each brand, the Turtle Beach Scout Air and ROCCAT SYN Buds Air true wireless earbuds are compatible with iOS, Android, and other Bluetooth®-enabled devices like Nintendo Switch™, Windows PCs, and Mac®. For mobile gaming, the Scout Air and SYN Buds Air feature Game Mode for 60ms, low-latency feedback to ensure critical in-battle audio recognition. They also offer 20 hours of total battery and are IPX4-rated for sweat and water-resistance, so listening to music or podcasts while working-out between gaming sessions will not pose a problem. Dual mics deliver top clarity, and the included multiple ear tip options provide a comfortable fit for long gaming sessions. Features including customizable touch-enabled controls, easy selection of EQ presets, activating low-latency Game Mode, and battery monitoring are available via Turtle Beach’s Audio Hub app for the Scout Air, and via ROCCAT’s SYN Buds Air app. Turtle Beach’s Scout Air and ROCCAT’s SYN Buds Air true wireless earbuds are available for pre-order today at www.turtlebeach.com and www.roccat.com, respectively, as well as at participating retailers worldwide for a $99.99 MSRP. Both versions will launch at participating retailers worldwide on March 21, 2022. “The mobile gaming market grew to nearly $100 billion in 2021, and we’re continuing to expand our portfolio of mobile gaming products so gamers on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch can capitalize on the game-winning advantage of using Turtle Beach and ROCCAT gear, In this exploding category, the Scout Air and SYN Buds Air true wireless earbuds offer top audio quality, clarity, and comfort at a level that hits on the exacting demands console and PC gamers desire when they’re on the go.” -Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. NBA star Josh Hart, a fan and partner of both Turtle Beach and ROCCAT, looks for the freedom and performance of wireless earbuds for when he’s traveling, practicing, and on-the-go. Josh partnered with Turtle Beach and ROCCAT early in the development of new Scout Air and SYN Buds Air to ensure they meet his active mobile gaming needs. The Portland Trail Blazers’ guard added, “I want stellar audio performance whether at home or on the road and it doesn’t matter if I’m gaming, listening to music, or chatting. I need clarity, comfort, and great sound and the Scout Air and SYN Buds Air earbuds deliver.” The Scout Air and SYN Buds Air true wireless gaming earbuds are designed to connect to Bluetooth 5.1 equipped devices, Windows PCs, and Mac. They offer 20 hours of total playback time, with five hours in the earbuds and an additional 15-hours in the charging case. The charging case features a battery indicator and can recharge the earbuds with five hours of battery life in just 15-minutes. Turtle Beach’s Scout Air and ROCCAT’s SYN Buds Air also feature Game Mode for 60ms, low latency feedback to ensure critical in-battle audio recognition. The Scout Air and SYN Buds Air are also ready for the gym or outdoors without a worry thanks to their IPX4-rated sweat and water-resistant design. Built-in dual mics deliver crystal-clear chat, and three sets of swappable ear tips provide a secure, comfortable fit for all day use. For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook For more information on the latest ROCCAT PC gaming products and accessories, visit ROCCAT.com and be sure to follow ROCCAT on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. About Turtle Beach Corporation Turtle Beach Corporation (corp.turtlebeach.com) is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Company’s namesake Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com) is known for designing high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all gamers. Innovation, first-to-market features, a broad range of products, and top-rated customer support have made Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for over a decade. In 2021, Turtle Beach expanded the best-selling brand beyond headsets and successfully launched the first of its groundbreaking game controllers and gaming simulation accessories. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand (www.roccat.com) combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products, including award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s Neat Microphones brand (www.neatmic.com) creates high-quality USB and analog microphones for gamers, streamers, professionals and students that embrace cutting-edge technology and design. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.

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TECHNOLOGIES

Connexa Sports Partners with Prairie Trail Sports Complex, a New State-of-the-Art Sports Facility in Iowa

Connexa | June 27, 2022

Connexa Sports Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXA) (www.connexasports.com) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, PlaySight Interactive (www.playsight.com) is partnering with Prairie Trail Sports Complex (www.prairietrailsc.com), set to open Fall 2022 in Ankeny, Iowa. Prairie Trail SC is the newest multisport complex to bring PlaySight’s industry-standard live streaming and performance video platform to its facilities, including four basketball courts and four volleyball courts, joining industry leaders such as LakePoint Sports and IMG Academy who trust Connexa Sports for their sports video technology needs. “We felt that PlaySight provided the best quality of stream amongst the companies we researched. We also felt the cost structure gave us the greatest control of how we offered it to our fans.” PlaySight recently announced an expanded partnership with IMG Academy and works with other similar facilities across the country that attract elite youth sports, both local and travel. Our goal is to provide an experience that will encourage parents and athletes to demand that their coaches and club directors participate in as many tournaments and activities at our facility as possible. Live streaming and game video archives are essential to that experience, and we feel that PlaySight is the right company for us.” -David Lane, Owner and Program Director at Prairie Trail,opted to go with PlaySight over other sports video platforms on the market. Driving a better playing, coaching and fan experience was key to the decision behind adding PlaySight for Prairie Trail. “Multiple camera angles, motion tracking technology, an on-demand video library of games, and an easy-to-follow dashboard will provide our athletes and fans with a great pre-game, in-game, and post-game experience,” continued Lane. With youth sports and travel tourism coming back in a big way this summer, facilities are looking for ways to enhance the value offering to parents who attend in-person, and family members who want to follow along from home. “With parents having multiple kids in multiple sports and multiple venues on a weekend, having PlaySight at our facility provides parents the ability to be a part of everyone’s weeknight and weekend activities. Family and friends across the country can join in on the experience as well,” said Facility Director Brady Randall. Through PlaySight, Connexa Sports provides the video technology and live streaming capabilities for many multi-sport facilities, collegiate athletic departments, and pro teams, leagues, federations, academies, and facilities all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of athletes, coaches and fans trust it daily for automated production live stream broadcasts, multi-angle video recording, performance analysis, content monetization and much more. Since inception in 2015, PlaySight’s technology has become the standard for high-quality sports video throughout the industry. About Connexa Sports Technologies: Connexa Sports a leading connected sports company delivering products, technologies, and services across the ‘Watch, Play, Learn’ commercial and subscription-as-a-service activities in sports. Digital disruption is restructuring how sports are enjoyed, consumed, and monetized, and Connexa Sports is well positioned to capitalize on this with its portfolio of brands: Slinger, PlaySight Interactive, Gameface.AI and Foundation Tennis.

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