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Xbox One leak shows multitasking dashboard UI

A new video has popped up online which reportedly shows the new Xbox One dashboard and its multitasking capabilities. Jackson Carter on Youtube has uploaded a 2 minute video which shows the Xbox One dashboard, still in beta. Microsoft have not yet officially highlighted any videos of the user interface …

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Microsoft’s new Xbox reward system explained

Confused about how the world will continue to spin on its axis without Microsoft points? So are many other Xbox gamers, but don’t stay out in the cold, come over by the fire and we’ll tell you all about the new reward scheme Microsoft is cooking up. In this brave …

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Rockstar wants retailers to delay shipping GTA V

In an effort to prevent people getting their hands on GTA V before it’s official release date, Rockstar has asked retailers to delay shipping the game until the day before: 16th September. UK retailer GAME however, has said that while it will abide by the shipping request, it will begin …

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Team Meat linked with strange, horror ARG

Like yourself a good alternate reality game do you? Well there’s a new one on the loose, linked with Indie developer Team Meat, though the duo behind the studio say they only helped out setup a strange and creepy booth at the recent PAX Prime. The booth in question, was …

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The Xbox One CPU just got 150MHz faster

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on how the Xbox One GPU had been given a 53MHz speed boost, when it was found that the next-gen machine’s thermal profile could handle it, so today must be Christmas (or my birthday… really) because today we’re bringing more …

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Xbox One will support eight controllers

Microsoft has announced that its next-gen console, the Xbox One, will support as many as eight separate controllers; which considering each of them will cost around £50 a piece, that’s £400 you can look forward to spending just on controllers! This is however, a significant anti-upper on every other console …

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Stream Spotify to your speakers with new hardware

Spotify is looking to make itself wirelessly accessible to your speakers, with its new Spotify Connect service. Understandably, hardware partners have been keen to sign up and there’s already as many as ten beavering away on the next-generation of speakers, that’s wirelessly ready to receive Spotify’s streams. To make the …

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GAME offering big cash trade-ins for next-gen upgrade

Despite all the hate for Microsoft’s next-gen system, I’m sure there’s a few of you who are interested in its boxy corners, the persistent eye of the Kinect camera and its unswappable hard drive. Likewise Sony fans must be eagerly rubbing their hands together, waiting for that day in November …

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No Xbox One external storage at launch

Coming straight from the lips of Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, Lawrence “Larry” Hryb, AKA, Major Nelson, we now know that the Xbox One will not support external storage, though it’s been said that it will at some point in the future. “The future plan is for definitely to …

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Aria stocking TP Link Wi-Fi extender

Listen up poor Wi-Fi-reception-home-owners, Aria is here to save the day. It’s got some new stock of TP Link 150MBps Wi-Fi extenders, but there’s only a handful available so grab one while you can. It’s a simple plug-in adapter, that sits near flush with the wall, keeps everything neat and …

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Tor usage trebles in mid August

Use of the anonymising Tor network has increased exponentially in the past couple of weeks, leading to not only the highest tracked user numbers since the birth of the service, but the largest growth spike too, leaving many people wondering what’s been behind it. One of the suggested reasons, are …

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Watch the Sony Gamestop Expo 2013 conference here

Footage has appeared of Sony’s Gamestop Expo 2013, where Sean Coleman of Sony Computer Entertainment America made a few announcements about the PS4 and the PlayStation brand – including the fact that PS4s are now in production and being readied for shipping when released in November this year. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HVuinq4g7A’] …

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Kinect loves the British accent

One of the reasons Microsoft has been so adamant about including the Kinect motion tracking camera in its Xbox One bundles, is that it’ll give the console voice recognition right out of the box. However, that’s all well and good if you’re in Britain, where voice commands will be usable …

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Amazon France outs two PS4 bundles

Amazon France has let loose the details on two launch day bundles for the PlayStation 4, packing either Killzone Shadow fall with the console and optional PS4 camera or a cheaper bundle that will come complete with a next-gen copy of Ubisoft’s hacking sandbox, Watch Dogs. These bundles are currently …

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