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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

While Microsoft's Xbox One has just gotten the ability to play over 100 Xbox 360 titles, its looks like Sony is working on bringing backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games to the PS4. This was discovered with the release of a PS4 console bundle this week that includes the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with four classic Star Wars games from previous console generations, including three from the PS2. In an email to Wired, Sony confirmed that they are working on making more games compatible.

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Rock Band 4 will finally let you disable the kick pedal

Rock Band 4 will finally let you disable the kick pedal

When Rock Band first debuted back in 2007, suddenly everyone and their brother was a drummer. This was the first time that many people had access to a simple drum kit, and could play along with a game. While that was great for a lot of people, there's a bit of a learning curve to get your feet to play nice with your hands. After 8 years, Harmonix is finally making that pesky bass pedal optional.

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Fallout 4’s game-breaking bug, and how to avoid it

Fallout 4’s game-breaking bug, and how to avoid it

I've been trying to take a more old school approach to playing Fallout 4. Namely, I've been avoiding looking at guides or tips online, because I want to experience the joy of exploring, and finding secrets on my own. I've also found renewed joy in sharing my experiences with friends who have chosen to take the same approach. However, when it comes to game-breaking bugs, it's worth a look at what not to do. Minor spoilers after the jump.

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Fallout 4’s Codsworth can say these 924 names

Fallout 4’s Codsworth can say these 924 names

When Bethesda announced that Fallout 4's Codsworth would have a long list of names that he would pronounce, many people got excited. However, it was hard to guess just what kind of names we'd see. Would they be your average run-of-the-mill names? Or would they actually allow some of the more...creative ones? Well, now that the game is out, a user on Reddit managed to compile a list of every single name he can say.

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Dark Souls III collector’s editions items revealed in leak

Dark Souls III collector’s editions items revealed in leak

Dark Souls III, the latest entry in developer From Software's punishingly difficult action-RPG series, is moving ever closer to its April 2016 release on the PS4 and Xbox One, and as with any big game at this pre-release stage, details on pre-order and collector's editions are starting trickle out. It seems one games retailer in the United Arab Emirates of all places has spilled the beans, however, and posted early listings for both of Dark Souls III's special editions.

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Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review

America is an irradiated wasteland. Your environment in Fallout 4 is what Judge Dredd might refer to as the "Cursed Earth" part of North America. In it, your alternate reality is littered with extravagant industrial designs and the white bread attitudes of the 40's and 50's dashed into desolation and dreariness. You play the part of yourself in a third- or first-person perspective, tossed into a terrible, terrible place. You will take part in assuring the survival of the human race with a combination of attribute selections, the collecting of helpful materials, murdering mutants, and keeping your chin up!

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Star Wars Battlefront comes early for EA Access Members

Star Wars Battlefront comes early for EA Access Members

There's no denying that this year is the year of Star Wars. We're getting our first new movies in over a decade, and the first ones with the original cast since the 80's. EA has been hard at work on ressurecting the Battlefront series, and the next iteration is set to launch in just two weeks. If you're wanting to get in on the action a little early, we know how.

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PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

While the PlayStation 4 ships with a single, mono-audio earbud, the only premium headphones for the console from Sony have been the over-ear type. Now there will finally be another option to choose from, as Sony has just announced the In-ear Stereo Headset for PS4. The earbuds plug directly into the headphone jack on the DualShock 4 controller, and they even feature AudioShield technology, which filters out unwanted background noise to let players focus on the game's audio.

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Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

For the last few years, Sony has been plagued with significant losses, mostly due to its ever struggling mobile division. Today, however, the Japanese tech giant has announced a profit of 33.6 billion yen (about $278 million) for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and it once has its successful image sensor division, as well as continually strong PS4 sales, to thank. So much so, that Sony is even predicting a yearly operating profit of 320 billion yen ($2.64 billion).

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