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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches brought hacker frenzy, reports Kaspersky Lab

The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One brought about a frenzy to more than just the gamer front. According to Kaspersky Lab, coinciding with the consoles' respective launches, instances of cyber attacks skyrocketed as hackers sought -- and continue to seek -- to take advantage of the latest onslaught of gamers. The attacks aren't limited to just the latest consoles, however, with attacks increasing against PC gamers and such as well.

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Minecraft PS3 release set, PS4 and PS Vita move to 2014

Minecraft PS3 release set, PS4 and PS Vita move to 2014

One of the strangest break-out hits of our current generation of multi-platform games is Minecraft, a pixelated game that's headed to the PlayStation 3 this month. While the original Xbox 360 version was released all the way back in May of 2012, this 2013 PlayStation 3 release will be exactly the same, or as similar as the developers at Mojang could make it. This December 17th release also heads off the push to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita which will be occurring inside 2014.

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Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been hunkered down in my house playing video games. I’ve all but turned my back on previous-generation hardware so I could double down on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and provide reviews where necessary.

While the majority of my time playing new titles has been positive, not everything was great. In fact, one increasingly concerning reality presented itself while I was playing the Xbox One and PS4 that troubles me greatly: in-home multiplayer gaming appears to be one a one-way spiral towards untimely death.

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Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

Surprise – Sony and Microsoft both claim next-gen console victory

It's early days in the next-gen console war, with retailers struggling to keep either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 in stock for longer than minutes at a time, but that hasn't stopped both Sony and Microsoft from claiming sales victory from the same set of industry data. NPD's much-anticipated November sales stats have been released, and both gaming heavyweights are cherry-picking whichever paints them in the best possible light.

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PlayStation 4 sales broke record in November, reports NPD Group

PlayStation 4 sales broke record in November, reports NPD Group

The console wars are ones that know little bounds, and in them are all sorts of claims and proclamations. Sony fans have a reason to cheer, according to a report just released by NPD Group: the PlayStation 4 is reported as having the highest first-month sales number for any hardware platform. This goes for sales in November. Microsoft isn't entirely left out of the mix, however, with the report showing a close race in the weekly numbers.

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Xbox One momentum strong as stock shortage not seen easing

Xbox One momentum strong as stock shortage not seen easing

Microsoft's two million Xbox One sales are likely to grow by another million before the year is out, it's predicted, assuming retailers can keep stock on hand, though questions remain about the longevity of the next-gen consoles in the new year. The sales figure - an average of 111,111 units sold per day, Microsoft highlighted - was announced this morning, and followed Sony's 2.1m PlayStation 4 global sales stat earlier this month.

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PlayStation 4 x Bape easily the strangest cross-brand of all

PlayStation 4 x Bape easily the strangest cross-brand of all

Sony is no stranger to creating odd advertisements for their products - and their not about to quit with the PlayStation 4 here at the dawn of the console's release in Hong Kong. Sony Entertainment Hong Kong have announced that they'll be doing a brand cross-promotion with the AAPE brand, part of the larger clothing brand Bape. This Bape clothing brand is based in Japan and sells simian-themed clothing originally inspired by Planet of the Apes.

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PS4 sells 2.1 million units globally

PS4 sells 2.1 million units globally

Sony has been doing very well with its new next generation game console the PS4 since it launched last month in the US. The consoles have been in high demand and in short supply in the US. Sony has now announced that it has sold 2.1 million PS4 units globally.

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Xbox One availability gets Microsoft-based boost

Xbox One availability gets Microsoft-based boost

As it has been with essentially every major console release over the past several decades, Microsoft appeared (at first) to be having trouble keeping stock in stores with the Xbox One. What we're seeing now, less than a month after the machine was first put out on the market, is another seemingly sudden gush of availability, right on schedule here on what's called "Cyber Monday". And this isn't the first time this has happened for this machine.

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