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Killzone: Shadow Fall Review

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review

As one of the first PlayStation 4 exclusive launch-titles, and the only first-person shooter on that short list, Killzone: Shadow Fall had some high expectations to live up to. What we saw in previous installments of this series was a gritty bit of darkness, all-out war and killing with only the lights of the enemy's eyes to steer the player. Here we've dropped in on the planet Vekta, a lush, gorgeous environment where the two factions of humanoids, the Vektans and the Helghast, have continued what's effectively become a civil war.

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PS4 Playroom DLC to bring more free play to weird Twitch feeds

PS4 Playroom DLC to bring more free play to weird Twitch feeds

If you've got a PlayStation 4 and have been following the story with live streaming with Twitch, you may already know the odd result of allowing the console's "The Playroom" app through the gate. What you'll see here is a barrage of users streaming the "game" trough Twitch with content both gaming-related and not, prompting Twitch itself to send our a reminder that only the former is acceptable through their site. The environment presented by Sony in The Playroom is about to get a big bump, as well, with two downloadable expansions in "My Alien Buddy" and "Toy Maker".

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Xbox One broken disc drives amongst next-gen launch woes

Xbox One broken disc drives amongst next-gen launch woes

With every launch on a scale as massive as a gaming console like the Xbox One, launch woes are bound to happen. With the PlayStation 4, a set of odds and ends appeared in the "broken" category centering on what was nick-named the "Blue Light of Death". Here with the Xbox One, we could just as easily call the error the "Disc Drive of Death" due to the concentrated number of users complaining of just such a problem. Users have taken to Twitter with complaints as well, all to be found under the search term "clicking Xbox One".

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PlayStation 4 issues “within expected range” for a new product

PlayStation 4 issues “within expected range” for a new product

There's at least one "Blue Light of Death" out there this month with the release of the PlayStation 4, and today Sony appears to be addressing it for the second time in a week. This issue is apparently not as centralized on one particular issue as it seems - instead Sony suggests that there are "several issues" and that they believe there "isn't a singular problem" which they'd end up needing to be particularly concerned with.

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OUYA white edition released with a space boost

OUYA white edition released with a space boost

The original black OUYA game console has been out on the market since earlier this year, and here in the Autumn of 2013, the team has released a white edition with double the internal storage space. This machine works with the same hardware besides - Android inside, a wireless controller for games, and a box to connect to your TV containing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This version of the device comes in all white with ever-so-slightly adjusted colors for the buttons and home key.

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PlayStation 4 review round-up

PlayStation 4 review round-up

There's little to be said about a gaming console when it's barely hit store shelves in the way of final judgement. With the device appearing for the first time tomorrow (it hits stores tomorrow), the PlayStation 4 (or PS4 for short) is appearing in shortened reviews across the web. What you'll find is a whole lot of agreement on the potential of the device - but not a whole lot of years-spanning verdicts on the device as a whole.

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PlayStation 4 DLNA and MP3 playback possible once more

PlayStation 4 DLNA and MP3 playback possible once more

Though the PlayStation 4 wont work with DLNA and MP3 playback right out of the box, it's been confirmed this week by Sony that they'll certainly be looking at incorporating the features in the near future. Due to overwhelming response to the idea that neither DLNA or MP3 playback would be available on the gaming console, Sony seems to have turned a corner on their aim to have them work.

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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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Microsoft Xbox One now available for test drive in stores

Microsoft Xbox One now available for test drive in stores

From now until Nov. 22, Microsoft is letting the public test drive the new Xbox One in all 75 of Microsoft's own branded retail stores in the United States and Canada. This is not the first time Xbox One has been officially available for public gameplay previous to the next-gen console's official launch date, but it is the most permanent. Forza Motorsport 5 will be the only game available.

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