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Xbox One chopped to $330 at GameStop for Black Friday

Xbox One chopped to $330 at GameStop for Black Friday

In a leaked paper insert for GameStop's Black Friday it's been revealed that the Assassin's Creed Unity / Assassin's Creed Black Flag combo box will be even less expensive than the already-cut prices from Microsoft. On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One "Holiday Value Bundle" for $329.99 USD. That's $70 less than the standard price, or $20 cheaper than the cheapest price the Xbox One has ever been - without the games, mind you. Before Microsoft's business.

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PlayStation 4 software update 2.0 arrives October 28

PlayStation 4 software update 2.0 arrives October 28

The past couple of weeks have been a blur of game console updates and pre-update details, with the Xbox One October update having started rolling out on October 15, and PlayStation having followed closely behind it with details about its own users can expect in the 2.0 update. While Sony did detail the goods last week, in terms of features and improvements, it didn't say when PlayStation 4 users could expect to see the update, which makes it hard to be anticipatory.

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PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

PlayStation 4 trumped Xbox One in September sales

In the latest console war, Sony has frequently trumped Microsoft with more PlayStation 4 sales than Xbox One sales. We've seen that reflected many times, such as at the year's beginning when the PS4 was deemed the bestselling console in the US in January. According to NPD, that reign is holding steady, and despite anticipation otherwise, the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One last month. This was despite Microsoft dangling a free game in gamers' faces last month, which many believed would boost the Xbox One's sales numbers.

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PlayStation 4 firmware 2.0 will include different background colors and more

PlayStation 4 firmware 2.0 will include different background colors and more

Following the Xbox One October update that was announced yesterday, Sony has revealed an expanded list detailing what gamers can expect from the PlayStation 4 system software 2.0 update. The latest software, which Sony has codenamed Masamune, has already been revealed to include things like Themes and Share Play -- the latest news builds upon this, and includes, among other things, the option to change the home screen's background to one of several colors.

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Xbox One and PS4 gold editions surface in Dubai

Xbox One and PS4 gold editions surface in Dubai

If you prefer your gaming consoles with a side dish of expensive novelty, Dubai has a gold-case edition of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 right up your alley. Both are, as you'd imagine, quite expensive, and have made their public debut at the Games14 convention.

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PS4’s Free Game PS Plus trailer run-down for September

PS4’s Free Game PS Plus trailer run-down for September

Welcome to September - in a few days, but as far as Sony is concerned, right this minute. They’re bringing on a collection of games that’ll be free to download in September just so long as you’ve got a PlayStation Plus account. Signed up and ready to roll?

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U: guess who just leaked?

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: guess who just leaked?

It’s a dog, believe it or not. The next contender - and his friends - have leaked for the next Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s the dog from Duck Hunt! He’s back - he’s finally back!

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Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

Dreamcast game development tools return with ESTk

There’s little doubt now that there’s at least a tiny bit of interest left in the world of Dreamcast gaming. That Sega-made platform still exists in the wild - in the "Used" section of gaming stores, mostly, but in the households and attics of massive amounts of fans across the planet. With the release of ESTk, development of games for the platform can continue.

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Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

The hits keep coming for Nintendo, but not how they’d like them to. Ubisoft is now saying they will no longer support M-rated games (mature) on the Wii platform. Though Wii is a family-first platform, the absence of titles like Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs is likely to turn many customers away, perhaps for good.

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Xbox One update today: all the little details

Xbox One update today: all the little details

Today the Xbox One update for August comes your way be you a normal citizen or someone special. This update includes the allowance of mobile purchases, a new low battery notification, "last seen" time in your friends list, and a few other oddities. Watch out for 3D Blu-ray integration as well - now all you’ll need is a 3D TV and a 3D Blu-ray to make it work!

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21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

There’s not shortage of unique one-off pieces of hardware, artwork, and toys at SDCC this week, and Microsoft isn’t about to be left out in the dust. They’ve brought on a whopping 21 new Xbox One consoles with designs that’ll only be released once. Not everyone will get one, but one of those who do might as well be you.

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GTA V to skid into PS4, Xbox One and PC this Fall

GTA V to skid into PS4, Xbox One and PC this Fall

The much awaited, and perhaps long delayed, version of Rockstar's record-breaking game is finally heading to town. After enjoying a successful run on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will soon be available on the current generation Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the PC.

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