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PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

Last month, the latest PS Vita model PCH-2000 was revealed, along with it coming some specs and other pertinent information. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has pointed out one particular feature that hasn't caught much attention, revealing in a tweet that the next-generation handheld console is equipped with a standard microUSB charger, making it compatible with a variety of commonly-available charging cables.

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PISTON Console FAQ brings slew of details ahead of pre-order shipments

PISTON Console FAQ brings slew of details ahead of pre-order shipments

Xi3's PISTON Console, something many have referred to as the first Steam Box, went up for pre-order in March. While details on the console have been given in bits and pieces over the months, Xi3 has published a large round of FAQ on its upcoming console, covering questions ranging from hardware to support and back again, also offering additional clarity on Steam Box claims and its relationship with Valve.

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PlayStation App brings social connectivity, information pages, gameplay access and more

PlayStation App brings social connectivity, information pages, gameplay access and more

Wrapping up the Tokyo Game Show keynote this evening, Sony introduced the PlayStation App, a mobile app for Android and iOS that brings device connectivity into the mix. With the app, users can take part in games on the go, as well as use a smartphone or such as a second screen, check out what friends are up to, and more. We've got a video of the demonstration after the jump.

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Xbox One prototypes show Microsoft’s outlandish 3D printing journey

Xbox One prototypes show Microsoft’s outlandish 3D printing journey

Microsoft has shown off the handiwork of its 3D prototyping for the Xbox One, revealing the stack of rapid-prototyping samples the company went through as it refined the next-gen console's design. Showing off the 3D prints at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 this week, Microsoft discussed its more than 200 mock-ups of the Xbox One controller and "dozens and dozens" of core hardware ideas, as it turned to the latest in prototyping to streamline the process.

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