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Twitch drops PS4 Playroom support

Twitch TV, the streaming service that the PS4 shipped with hand in hand, has dropped its official support for Sony’s Playroom service just a couple of days before the console’s launch in Europe. The reason behind this move is that Twitch really didn’t like that people were using it for …

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Fix your Xbox One Bruce Lee style

Since I first learned to build and take apart my own PC, my confidence in my abilities and my technical know how has gradually increased over time. I’m not daunted by the idea of opening up an electronic product and having a look to see what’s wrong – whether I …

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Valve launches Steam Reviews

Valve launched Steam recommendations back in 2010, allowing users to recommend titles to their friends and write what they liked about the game. Now Valve is evolving this feature into something a little more wide-reaching- Steam Reviews. These reviews will be available for the whole community to read, not just your friends …

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Win Battlefield 4 on PC!

As our regular readers know, we have competitions running several times a week, but this time we are giving away a code for the excellent Battlefield 4 on the PC. This means you can put all your hard earned cash into upgrading that hardware! How do you win? Simply head …

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Skyrim mod maker lands job at Bungie

Skyrim’s main game was impressive when it was released, sure, but it will perhaps be better remembered for its sheer number of mods, conversions, tweaks and content packs. Now it’s that latter category of work that has landed Alexander J. Velicky a job at Bungie, a year after he released the …

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What do you think of iBuyPower’s SteamBox prototype?

The world and his dog may be clamouring about the newly released Xbox One and soon-to-be released (at least here anyway) PS4, but the real console that we’re waiting for with baited breath, is the SteamBox, otherwise known, as the potential game-breaker. And now we’re got another look at it, …

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Well, Activision still owns Crash Bandicoot

Last week we talked about the possibility of Crash Bandicoot making its return to Sony and making a comeback. Unfortunately it seems that Activision still owns Crash Bandicoot – though it might be looking in to reviving the franchise itself. An Activision spokesperson spoke to Game Informer, confirming that the …

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Persona 5 announced alongside some spin offs

Japanese developer Atlus, just announced Persona 5, exclusively for the Playstation 3, proving that the ageing platform still has some life left. It doesn’t end there though, Persona Q for the 3DS, Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the Vita and Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold were also announced. …

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Xbox One outsold Xbox 360 at launch

Microsoft has come out and said it, this was the biggest Xbox launch ever, which puts it ahead of its last generation fan-favourite, the Xbox 360. With over a million consoles sold, Microsoft’s now-current-gen machine is sitting right alongside Sony which also managed to sell that many in its first …

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Twitch clarifies: PS4 Playroom is for gaming

Over the last week, Sony’s Playroom Twitch streaming, an augmented reality setting where people can show themselves playing games while on screen things – like robots – bug them, has caused a bit of a stir, because it’s been used for all sorts of other things. The Spartan Show let us …

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Here’s a quick Kinect dictionary

The new Kinect bundled with the Xbox One has been relatively well received in terms of its effectiveness to pick up voice commands. Indeed, when it isn’t working, it could just be that your’e saying something it doesn’t understand – it only really knows 30 odd commands after all. Here’s …

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Crash Bandicoot returning to Sony?

Activision appears to have erased Crash Bandicoot from all of its web properties, leading us to believe that the old Sony mascot might make its return to Sony, the place where the little marsupial began his career. You guys all know who Naughty Dog are. It created the Last of …

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NVIDIA 331.82 ‘Game Ready’ drivers now available

Nvidia has just released an updated ‘game ready’ driver just in time for the releases of Assassins Creed IV and Need for Speed: Rivals. Amongst these last minute tweaks, the new driver is going to help SLI profiles and games running at 4K resolutions. “These Game Ready drivers will also …

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Want that sexy white Xbox One? Buy one here

Remember all those multiple minutes ago when I showed you some delicious looking pictures of that pure white Xbox One? The one only those that made the thing will ever get to play on? Well now you have the chance to own one of these limited edition machines, by bidding …

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Yup, Ryse sucks

Just minutes after the official release of Microsoft’s Xbox One console has begun, the first reviews for launch exclusive, RYSE: Son of Rome have started to hit the web and oh dear, it isn’t doing very well at all. Dead Rising 3 might have had some technical hiccups and Killer …

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Xbox One launch begins in New Zealand

Sony may have beaten Microsoft to market with its next-gen system in one territory, but with 12AM rolling round in the most eastern parts of the world, Microsoft’s response has begun to hit the shelves. New Zealand and Australia are first up and as I write this the first few …

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Huge Seal attacks city, offers Steam deals

Look out! Quick, gather up supplies, loved ones and weaponry, we have to get out of here. I’m serious, there’s this massive seal attacking the city, we have to go. Wait, no, what are you doing? Don’t go on your PC, those deals he’s offering are lies, a distraction to …

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An unboxed white Xbox One sure is sexy

I know a lot of gamers don’t like the Xbox One and I know I won’t be buying one for a while, because who’s going to spend that much for a handful of average launch games? But that doesn’t mean that the limited edition white version given to those that …

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Don’t panic if your PSN account won’t login today

If you’ve woken up this morning and found that you can’t access your PSN account (because why would you have something other than playing games to do on a Thursday?) because your login details aren’t correct, don’t panic. Chances are Sony just reset your password and didn’t tell you about …

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Infinity Ward update fixes CoD 4k issues

While Call of Duty Ghosts has sold incredibly well, its launch has been anything pain free. There was the whole resolution-gate scandal on the next-gen systems, struggling to break contemporary resolutions at a decent frame rate and then there was the fact that reviewers felt the developers had just gone …

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Oh Kim Dotcom, you’re such a fanboy

While a lot of PC gamers like to look down on console gaming as a whole, if South Park has taught us anything in recent weeks, it’s that being overly hyped about the next-gen system, is “just how Xbox people are.” Well you know what, Kim Dotcom is one of …

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