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PlayStation 4 digital game sales expand beyond PSN

PlayStation 4 digital game sales expand beyond PSN

It would appear that the folks at Sony responsible for finding the best way to expand sales of their console and the games that are sold for the console therein have decided that keeping digital means of buying to themselves was no longer the best means of playing along with the public. Much like heavy-hitter PC game sales giant Steam, the PlayStation Network will now allow third-party sales of digital games and DLC from here on out. Games will be purchased through retailers of many kinds, then attached to the PlayStation Network for play on whatever device you've got running - PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PlayStation 4 included.

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Skylanders SWAP Force coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 12

Skylanders SWAP Force coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 12

The original Skylanders game from Activision was a surprise hit for the company and became one of the most popular video games for younger gamers on the market. The video game is interesting because it has something that connects to the console called the Portal. Players can place real life action figures onto the portal and they are digitally transferred into the video game. The latest game in the franchise called Skylanders SWAP Force.

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Official PlayStation 4 unboxing handled delicately by Sony

Official PlayStation 4 unboxing handled delicately by Sony

This week the folks at Sony are once again proving that they'll not be letting the "firsts" of the PlayStation 4 presentation fall into the wrong hands with an original Official PS4 Unboxing video. They've made an especially short affair of it all, emphasizing the fact that the machine itself is exceedingly simple. This hardware isn't about cords, after all - it's all about the sharpness of wirelessness and the angles at which this release will be made.

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Xbox One zero-day update: mandatory internet

Xbox One zero-day update: mandatory internet

You'll need to download a software update for your Xbox One the day you get it in this month, so says Microsoft senior director of product management this week. Speaking with Engadget on the matter, Microsoft's Albert Penello suggested that even if you have a game or two on-hand for the Xbox One when you get the console in the mail or bring it home from the store, you'll be out of luck. You absolutely, positively, need to download the zero-day update.

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Xbox One first full demo shown in 12 minute video

Xbox One first full demo shown in 12 minute video

Microsoft isn't letting the first full demonstration of the Xbox One fall into the wrong hands. Similar to what we've seen with the first PlayStation 4 teardown - as done by Sony itself - Microsoft is keeping such a close hand on the Xbox One that they're doing the first full demo themselves. Here you'll find a demo filmed on the 1st of November with what's essentially the final software for launch of this system.

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First Xbox One TV and entertainment apps announced

First Xbox One TV and entertainment apps announced

Microsoft has officially announced very first wave of TV and entertainment apps that will be coming to the Xbox One game console when it launches this month. Microsoft says that it's been working with leading entertainment brands and TV providers for years to offer live and on-demand entertainment for Xbox users. The Xbox One console will bring live TV to every market where it sold.

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Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Gamers who enjoy a good first-person shooter and plan to purchase the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One consoles along with Battlefield 4 have some very interesting multiplayer battles waiting. We already know that Battlefield 4 will be available on the launch day for both of those consoles. EA is taking some time to brag that gamers will be able to play with 64 people per map at 60 frames per second.

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PlayStation 4 teardown placed squarely in Sony’s hands

PlayStation 4 teardown placed squarely in Sony’s hands

In the weeks before the PlayStation 4 is released to the public, a rather non-traditional teardown of the machine has commenced. What you're seeing here is a collaboration between Sony's engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori and Wired, taking apart the PlayStation 4 piece by piece inside Sony headquarters. This tour is not the same sort of teardown as you'll see at the hands of iFixit - instead it's more of a cut-up readied for the gamers of the world.

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Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said during a call with investors last week that he’s comfortable with his company’s standing in the marketplace. He believes that Sony and Microsoft are competing for the high-end of the space, while Nintendo is going after casual gamers and families. And it’s in that niche, he says, that Nintendo will see the most growth.

I’ll freely admit that Iwata has been right more than he’s been wrong in the years. Even while the world was saying that Nintendo’s Wii would be a failure, it was the company’s top brass, like Iwata, that said it would be a success. And as history has proven, they were dead on.

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