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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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PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

This week folks just beginning to seek out a PlayStation 4 gaming console are finding themselves in for a world of disappointment as stores across the United States have turned up empty in the wake of Black Friday. While initial sales of the device have proven Sony to be pushing what may be their most successful console to date, it would seem that production levels so far haven't been able to keep up with monstrous demand.

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Nintendo 64 revived in color Lekki edition

Nintendo 64 revived in color Lekki edition

We're certain you did not expect to see the name Nintendo 64 in your news feed today, but there it is - revived by the company called Lekki. This machine will be sold by the company in a collection of new colors never available with the console's standard run. While users were able to get a black/gray unit as well as some particularly flashy bright yellow Pokemon style runs, this release (unofficial, non-Nintendo sanctioned, mind you), will come in a set of white-topped colored-bottom units.

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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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