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New Unreal Tournament to be completely free

Epic Games has announced that it is working on a brand new Unreal Tournament and the best part about it is that it’s going to be completely free, not free to play with micro-transactions but actually free, taking a step back from the current trend in video games. The game …

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Sony designed the PS4 console, controller for VR from the start

The PlayStation 4 video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment was developed with virtual reality (VR) helmets from the start. Apparently, the light bar of the DualShock 4 controller was integrated into the device with a sole purpose: to include a tracking technology for VR video games. The up-to-date prototype …

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PS4 to sell 51 million units by 2016

According to the International Data Corporation, the Playstation 4 is on track to sell 51 million units by 2016 which will top the Xbox One globally. However, if Microsoft were to unbundle the Kinect, then its console would have a real shot at over throwing Sony in sales in North …

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Devs abandon Steam Early Access title Towns

Yesterday a Steam Early Access title had to be booted off of steam, which raised some valid worries about how Greenlight and Early Access are run. Today we have more cause to not trust the Greenlight or Early Access programmes as the developers behind Towns have abandoned the project completely. …

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Microsoft has no plans for portable Xbox – company

Microsoft Corp. has no plans to create a portable game system, the head of Xbox division said. Instead, the company plans to focus on advancing smartphones and tablets. This is not the first time when Microsoft denies any plans to develop a handheld Xbox dedicated video game console. “I don’t …

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IDC: Sony’s PlayStation 4 to win this round of console wars

Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation 3 was not a particularly successful product partly because one of its rivals was considerably less expensive and other was available for a longer time and at lower price. But with the PlayStation 4 the company is projected to make a comeback thanks to the fact …

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Steam yanks scam game from Steam Early Access

Earth: Year 2066 has been kicked off of Steam’s Early Access programme after being accused of plagiarism, deleting negative feedback and creating fake accounts to talk up the game. The rip off title cost $19.99 on the Steam store which was deemed far too much considering how broken the game …

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Activision has invested $500 million in Destiny

Activision is betting big on Bungie and its new IP, Destiny, having already sunk half a billion dollars in to the project, making it a huge gamble for both the publisher and the developer. According to Reuters, the Call of Duty publisher is spending $500 million on developing and advertising …

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Steam Music beta has begun

Valve has sent out its first wave of invites to the Steam Music beta this week, allowing some big picture mode and Steam OS users access to the feature. Steam Music is one of Valve’s steps in to making the Steam Machine a competing entertainment platform with access to more …

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There’s a $499 NES console remake coming out

If you fancy buying an old console for the price of an Xbox One then retro hardware manufacturer,  Analogue Interactive, has something for you. The company is known for releasing expensive editions of old consoles having released a wooden Neo Geo system in the past for $649. Now the company is …

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EA nearing game streaming deal with Comcast

EA is reportedly working out a game streaming deal with Comcast, the deal would allow EA to stream games on the American cable provider’s X1 operating system. This move would also expand EA’s customer base significantly as the publisher would be able to reach all of Comcast’s 22 million customers. …

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