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Cliffy B offers his take on the Xbone controversy

Cliff Bleszinski, or Cliffy B as he’s more commonly known, used to run the show over at Epic when it came to Gears of War development. Now he’s off doing other things but that doesn’t mean people haven’t been asking him what he thinks of the whole Xbox One debacle. Expanding …

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PS4 and Xbox One release dated

While Microsoft and Sony have both publicly stated that their respective consoles would be available worldwide during the Christmas period this year, retailers have begun putting up release dates for both systems, suggesting something a little more concrete. German website Media Markt has listed the PS4 for a 13th November …

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Xbox One is now more confused than ever

While Microsoft might have down an about face on its policies for the upcoming next-gen Xbox One system, the console landscape is now more confused than ever. Yes there’s no 24 hour check-in system, yes you can resell, trade and lend your game discs to people, but you still need …

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Microsoft 180 flip on Xbox One restrictions

I don’t think I have ever seen a worse prelaunch than the Xbox One. Microsoft had set so many restrictive rules in place that gamers didn’t know which way to turn. Was this really an easy to use console to enjoy on the sofa with friends in the evenings or …

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Satoru Iwata on Wii U sales: my bad

Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, has said that it’s Nintendo’s fault that the Wii U isn’t selling well, mainly because the company didn’t market it well enough and that ultimately a lot of the console’s audience, is still confused about the relatively new console. This is something we’ve talked about here …

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New Humble Bundle with Android arrives

Chances are you haven’t finished playing even half the games that Humble Bundle has put out in recent months, but it’s time for another bundle, this time with Android support – get your smartphones ready. It comes complete with Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Pulse, …

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Sony’s latest PS3 patch has been bricking consoles

The newly released (and most recently pulled) patch from Sony for its PS3 has been bricking the consoles of many that download it. The patch in question shouldn’t be available any more so don’t fret, but just in-case, don’t download anything that looks like a 4.45 firmware update, just yet. …

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DotA 2 match fixers get lifetime ban

Starladder TV, a competitive esports network, has announced the immediate ban of two DotA 2 players after they were caught fixing games, in order to receive a payout. But this wasn’t even some shady offer from a nefarious individual, they just got caught betting against themselves. According to Joindota, Aleksey …

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GAME reports XBox ONE outselling PS4

We all mourn the passing of the huge number of high street gaming stores. Steam and the other online download engines provide an excellent service and there’s no turning back the clock, but the high street stores provide a ‘finger on the pulse’ which KitGuru loves. Here’s a great example. …

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Playstation 4 can offload computing to cloud

In a similar fashion to the Xbox One, it has been confirmed that Sony’s Playstation 4 will be able to offload heavy and latency insensitive calculations to the cloud. The information came from Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios. The Playstation 4 will have plenty of power on hand …

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Sony explains PS4 online fee

While Sony has received a lot of accolades for its handling of the next-gen in terms of online activations (it isn’t doing them), used game sales (it’s not restricting them) and bundled hardware (the Eye camera isn’t mandatory), it did take a bit of flak for its announcement that for …

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Here’s how Xbox One achievements are changing

We already talked about Microsoft adding achievements to its Xbox One for simply watching TV, but that isn’t the only changeup it’ll be making. It’ll also be introducing challenges that transcend individual games, can be temporary or long term and even unlock new content. Challenges are not just your regular …

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Looking for a job? Watch out for Zeus malware

Money launderers and account thieves have been using money mules for years to help clean up their cash and make it difficult for authorities to trace and a common method for recruitment in the past was job sites. Now though, security teams at those firms are beginning to crack down …

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Witcher III dev putting gamers first despite Xbox One DRM

While some companies may have been pleased by the announcement by Microsoft that its next generation console, the Xbox One, would come packing built in DRM that locked games to individual accounts, disallowed game lending and required online activation on a regular basis, developer of the Witcher, CD Projekt is …

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Here’s how much the new Xbox One is going to cost

$499 in the US. 499 euros in the EU £429 in the UK. I know we always have to pay a little more for things, but really? For those who don’t fancy Google converting those currencies, here’s the breakdown: we’re getting screwed. $499 works out at about £320. This is …

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A wild MadCatz Android console appears

As if the lacklustre selling Wii U, upcoming next-gen systems from Microsoft and Sony, a very competitive PC market, the Ouya, Nvidia Shield and Gamer Stick consoles weren’t enough, Mad Catz is set to debut its own Android console in the coming few days, at the E3 conference. Announced to …

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Despite bad press, Xbox One pre-orders beating out PS4

Even though Microsoft has been hammered with bad press for its Xbox One console over the past few weeks, it’s still managing to beat out the much more favourably viewed PlayStation 4 in pre-orders, according to a new report from Amazon.co.uk. First there was the fact that Microsoft just loved …

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Publishers can block you selling your Xbox One games

Cementing the idea of the future that we won’t own any console games, merely rent licenses to play them, Microsoft has announced that while it personally won’t stop you selling Xbox One games, game publishers will have the right and the ability, to opt out from resales as a feature …

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