Sony Tested Stress & Sweat Detecting PlayStation 4 Controllers

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Early in development Sony toyed with the idea of putting sensors in PlayStation 4 controllers to sense gamer sweat and stress levels, though it ultimately scrapped those plans. PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny discussed the scrapped features in an interview with Stuff.tv. Some early versions of the controller would detect the player’s galvanic skin […]

Best Buy Restarts Xbox One Pre-orders

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After previously halting pre-orders of the Xbox One, Best Buy now has more Xbox One Day One Editions to sell to gamers who absolutely must have the console on launch day. Best Buy recently stopped taking pre-orders of the Xbox One Day One Edition, but it seems the retailer now has more units to sell. […]

Play the Sony PS4 Early at Comic Con

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Next week Sony will bring its upcoming PlayStation 4 to San Diego Comic Con where the general public can play the console for the first time. Today Sony announced that San Diego Comic Con is the public debut of the PlayStation 4, the first time anyone can hold the controller and play games on the […]

Xbox One & PlayStation 4 Release Day Pre-orders Sell Out at Amazon

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Pre-orders of the Xbox One Day One Edition and PlayStation 4 Launch Edition are quickly drying up as Amazon announces it’s sold out of both. Amazon is now sold out of launch day editions of both the new consoles. The online retailer still has pre-orders for both game consoles, but it can’t guarantee that standard […]

PS4 Release Date Teased by Sony

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Sony teased a PS4 release date today sharing an image on Twitter that points to a PS4 release in early November. November already looks good for a PS4 release date as it gives Sony enough time to get the console in hands, and to replenish stock, before the holidays arrive in full force and it […]

GameStop “Unlimited” PlayStation 4 Pre-orders Come To An End

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Just a few weeks after Sony reportedly told GameStop to “open the floodgates” and take “unlimited” pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, the video game retailer now claims the console is sold out. GameStop recently halted sales of the PlayStation 4 console on its website, meaning gamers will have to look elsewhere for the next Sony […]

Sony PlayStation 4’s True Cost of Ownership May Surprise Buyers

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Later this year Sony will release its PlayStation 4 console for $399, but gamers will have to pay a bit more than that to get the most out of their console. After the initial investment in the console gamers will have to buy games for their new PlayStation 4, controllers, and pay for services that […]

Sony Explains Why PlayStation 4 Needs PlayStation Plus For Multiplayer

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At E3 Sony quietly announced that gamers will have to pay for online multiplayer mode on the PlayStation 4. In a recent interview with Famitsu Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida explained why. In the interview (translated by Kotaku) Yoshida explained that Sony has to charge for “realtime online play” because the company invested a lot into […]

Sony Calls PlayStation Vita The “Perfect Companion” To PlayStation 4

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The PlayStation Vita is more than a year old, but the handheld’s “perfect companion,” the PlayStation 4, won’t come out for a few more months. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz Sony senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing Guy Longworth called the PlayStation Vita the “absolute perfect companion” to the upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Longworth […]

Leaked Trailer Shows Watch Dogs Multiplayer

Pearce hacks most of Chicago's infrastructure with just his smartphone.

A new leaked trailer for Watch Dogs shows how multiplayer will work in the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game. Watch Dogs is a game about hacking companies and individuals to further the goals of protagonist Aiden Pearce, so it makes sense that multiplayer will focus on hacking as well. The leaked trailer shows just […]

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Pre-orders Biggest Ever For Amazon

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Today Amazon announced that last week was the biggest pre-order week in the history of Amazon Video Games, thanks to the announcements of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Last week, following the Microsoft and Sony E3 press conferences, Amazon reports that users pre-ordered more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute […]

PS4 Release Date: All Signs Point to November 13

A poster at a major retailer shows a PS4 release date of November 2013.

The PS4 release date is the biggest remaining question for fans who plan to buy the PS4 on day one, and it appears that a retailer let the PS4 release date slip in a sign spotted in Amsterdam. An in-store display shows a PS4 poster which says, “Release: 13 November 2013″ and a photo of […]

Why the Xbox One DRM Compromise Isn’t Good for Gamers

The Xbox One price is set at £399.99 in the UK at a third-party retailer, but it is subject to change.

Just a week after Microsoft announced that it would aggressively move to change the nature of gaming with the Xbox One, essentially pushing both publishers and users to create next generation, albeit DRM laden games, the company is completely reneging on the deal and the things that made the console unique. To recap, as part […]

Jimmy Fallon Plays Xbox One & PlayStation 4

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As part of “Video Game Week” on Late Night this week, Jimmy Fallon showed both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on national TV. As The Verge reports, Microsoft was first to show off their console on Late Night on Monday. Microsoft executive Phil Spencer came on the show and showed off the Xbox One […]

Sony Shows Off PlayStation 4 User Interface (Video)

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A new video from Sony shows gamers what they can expect from the PlayStation 4 user interface when the console comes to stores sometime later this year. The video specifically highlights the social features of the PlayStation 4, showing the list of updates from friends that users will see when they turn on the console. […]

PS4 vs PS3: Price, Features, Games & More

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Later this year Sony will release the PlayStation 4 (PS4), the creatively named successor to the PlayStation 3 (PS3). While the new console will entice many gamers, the PlayStation 3 is still a good choice for gamers who can’t afford to start over with a new generation of consoles. The PlayStation 4 is the newer […]

The Division Brings Online RPGs To New York City

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At the end of its E3 press conference Ubisoft debuted one of the biggest surprises of the conference: an MMORPG in the Tom Clancy universe called The Division. In Tom Clancy’s The Division a pandemic has hit New York City following Black Friday, grinding the city to a halt. The streets are empty, stores unoccupied […]

Sony Shows Off 15 Exclusive PlayStation 4 Games

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Earlier this week, Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation 4 and announced the price, along with a collection of exclusive titles coming to the console. Sony’s press conference didn’t feature as many big surprise exclusive or AAA games as Microsoft’s presentation, but it still had many exclusives to entice gamers. A few of those exclusives Sony […]

Microsoft Exec: Want an Offline Xbox? Use a 360

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Microsoft upset many gamers when it announced that the Xbox One will require an Internet connection at all times, but Microsoft executive Don Mattrick says the company has an offline option for gamers: the Xbox 360. When asked about an option for offline gaming in an interview with Geoff Keighley on GameTrailers, Microsoft Xbox chief […]

Nyko Smart Clip Controller Mount: A Better SmartGlass Experience

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At E3 Nyko introduced its latest accessory for the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that makes using a second screen while gaming a bit easier. The new Nyko Smart Clip is an accessory that fits around ether an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller and holds a smartphone just above the controller for […]