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Sony to release 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4

Sony is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation brand this year and to mark the occasion, it is going to be launching a new PSOne themed PlayStation 4 console. So far, the special edition console has only been announced for Japan, with only 12,300 units available. The themed console …

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You can now buy the PS4 and Xbox One in laptop form

Consoles aren’t the most portable things in the world but Ed Zarick looks to be changing that by showing off and selling the PlayBook 4 and Xbook One- laptop versions of Sony and Microsoft’s latest consoles. However, you’ll need to have a wedge of disposable income in order to afford …

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New Xbox 360 bundles coming this Christmas

If you’re in need of a DVD player or something to access Netflix with a bit more oomf than you set top box  (oh and it plays games too), Microsoft is set to offer some new bundles for its Xbox 360 console this Christmas, one of which will come with …

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Ouya might soon be on the auction block

Remember the Ouya? It was another of the Kickstarter success stories that hasn’t turned out quite as well as was hoped. While initially it seemed like a great way to mix up the console space and challenge some of the big boys at their own game, ultimately the little Android …

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Lian Li announces PC-Q19 brushed aluminium Mini-ITX case

Lian-Li has introduced a new mini-ITX chassis, mainly designed for HTPC use. The PC-Q19 is essentially an updated version of the older PC-Q12 slim case. However, the Q19 brings some notable improvements such as VGA support and room for additional storage. The PC-Q19 has a slim profile of 160mm and …

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Xbox One could cost the most in China

Considering most of the world’s electronics are manufactured in China, you’d assume that the locals would get the best deals on it. That’s not often the case though and it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll be for the Xbox One either. While it’s unconfirmed and “expected” at the moment, rather …

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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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Xbox 360 emulation being considered for Xbox One

Backwards compatibility was thrown out with the release of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, Sony recently announced that its solution would be to stream games via Playstation Now but Microsoft has yet to come up with a plan. However, the company is considering Xbox 360 emulation for the Xbox …

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Amazon’s rumoured console could stream PC games

There have been rumours of an Amazon console/streaming device for a while now and as time goes by, signs pointing towards the retailer entering the gaming industry become more obvious. So far we’ve seen a leak for what is probably the console’s gamepad and now website TechCrunch has cited sources claiming …

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Xbox CPO jumps ship

Microsoft’s chief product officer for Xbox, Marc Whitten, has left the company after a near 15 year stint in which he helped build the Xbox brand, create its bustling Xbox Live platform and of course helped sell each of the successive platform’s systems. Now he’s moving on to Sonos, the …

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Tt eSPORTS ConsoleOne Gaming Headset

Today we are going to look at Tt eSPORTS first attempt at a console gaming headset, the ConsoleOne.  It appears to be based heavily on the Shock gaming headset that we reviewed recently and commended for delivering excellent value for money.  In addition to being a console gaming headset, the …

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Nintendo reduces its Wii U sales forecast

It seems Nintendo’s optimism has faded as it slashed its end of year sales forecast for the Wii U after the console failed to pick up steam over the holiday season. The company’s financial year ends on the 31st of March, originally the heads over at Nintendo were expecting to …

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Hey Japan you’re finally getting the PS4… soon

Despite probably containing the biggest number of devkit and prototype versions throughout the console’s development – since Sony is based in Japan – the PlayStation 4 still has yet to launch there. With the release date looming however, Sony has begun to hype up the marketing and has now debuted …

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Playstation 4 day one patch details

Sony has released details of the Playstation 4 day one patch that will add in and enable a bunch of features for the console. The day one download will only be 300MB though so it shouldn’t take too long for most people. The patch basically adds a few previously advertised …

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Alienware offering cash for old consoles now too

There’s a lot of people getting excited about the next console generation right now and understandably so; we’re getting very close to the release of both Microsoft and Sony’s new systems. However spending hundreds of pounds on a box that isn’t a PC, doesn’t help companies like Alienware, which is …

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Another PS4 launch title delay

The Playstation 4’s launch day list of games is getting smaller as  Drive Club has now been pushed back until early 2014. This comes just a couple of days after Watch Dogs was sent packing into next year, though this one is perhaps more surprising, since it’s a first party …

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Mantle API will not be compatible with Xbox One

A couple of weeks ago AMD hosted the GPU14 even and along with showing off it’s new line of graphics cards, it also announced the new Mantle API for developers, aimed at getting console level performance and optimization out of PC hardware. The API’s presence on the AMD powered next …

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Hey look, it’s a PS4 demo station

You know those demo machines that you see in game retailers that let you have a play on a few different titles? Those contemporary interpretations of a traditional arcade cabinet? Sony has some of those ready made for the launch of its up coming next-gen machine: and this is what …

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The Steam universe is expanding in 2014

Last week Gabe Newell hinted at a steam box announcement sometime soon. Now there is a website with space for three clocks, the first countdown has already begun, and it ends in 32 hours at time of writing. The signs pointing towards a console announcement are strong, the url ends …

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Sony not worried by loss making PS4 hardware

It’s not uncommon for hardware makers in all sorts of tech areas to take a loss on the initial release. Sony did it with the PS3, Amazon did it with the Kindle Fire – it’s a way to make sure you sell lots of the base kit, in the hope …

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