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Steam Machines: in 2014, Valve outmodes Xbox One and PS4

Steam Machines: in 2014, Valve outmodes Xbox One and PS4

SteamOS is on the horizon - an operating system based in Linux made to run on a variety of devices called Steam Machines. The gaming company known as Valve suggests that their Steam Machines will become "a powerful new category of living-room hardware", having been created by a wide variety of manufacturers and working with unique hardware made for all manner of prospective gamers. At the base is the Valve prototype - a Steam Machine optimized for the living room, for gaming, and for Steam.

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Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Grand Theft Auto V lays claim to “fastest to $1 billion” sales crown

Suggesting that they've attained the honor of becoming the fastest entertainment property in history to achieve worldwide retail sales of $1 billion dollars, GTA V sets itself up against not only other video games, but feature films as well. Though it's not the same industry save its ability to entertain, it is entertaining (perhaps ironically), to compare the sales of Grand Theft Auto V to sales of tickets to major motion picture releases in our collective past. What both Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games have done this week is to suggest that they're the new kings of speed sales.

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Steam living room gaming set for full 2014 launch

Steam living room gaming set for full 2014 launch

The Valve crew have made clear today - as if they'd not done so several times already - that they'll be growing beyond the traditional deep-dark-basement model for gaming in the year 2014. Word today comes from a Steam space with "livingroom" literally embedded in its URL, with "The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014" at its head. Could this be the Linux Steambox we've been waiting for?

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Hyperkin RetroN 5 multi-console release set for December 10th

Hyperkin RetroN 5 multi-console release set for December 10th

So you're in the mood for playing games from 9 different consoles from the past couple of decades, but you want to do it all on one device - you're in luck. There's a device with just that set of features aimed at appearing on the 10th of December, and it goes by the name Hyperkin RetroN 5. This machine will be released in both the USA and in Europe at the same time, so they say, and it'll be appearing at less than a hundred bucks - with several key improvements since its last appearance at E3 2013.

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PlayStation 4 specs dropped by Sony at Tokyo Game Show keynote

PlayStation 4 specs dropped by Sony at Tokyo Game Show keynote

We're here at the Tokyo Game Show, where Sony just held its "Life with PlayStation 4" keynote, dropping a bunch of details on its next-generation console's specifications, as well as info on its some of the PS4's exclusive games and the "gaming experience" as a whole. Joining in the keynote was head Shuhei Yoshida, as well as Sony president Andrew House and the division president Masayasu Ito.

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Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

In the annals of Kickstarter history, Mighty No. 9, the descendant of much-beloved Megaman, has achieved widespread success, hitting and quickly surpassing its first goal, as well as a few after it. Now it has hit another milestone, and the announcement has been made that the game will be coming to the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii U, as well as availability through Steam.

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GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

Two things are happening this week in the world of Grand Theft Auto 5: one includes Amazon UK sending out copies of the game early, the other includes console banning for users playing and sharing spoilers from the game. Users inside the UK have been seeing their copies of the game for Xbox 360 arrive as early as Saturday, playing them at will (as is their right). Thieves of the game - those picking up the game through early downloads without paying - have been experiencing full console bans from Xbox Live.

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Xbox One launch titles reach 50 (with 19 exclusives)

Xbox One launch titles reach 50 (with 19 exclusives)

Launch games hitting the market with the first appearance of Microsoft's Xbox One have just been released in a single-form confirmation from the company itself, they suggesting that it wont just be the 50 by the time the device appears this Fall. With the 50 games listed by Microsoft today, the company has suggested that a whopping 38% of them (that's 19 titles, if you're counting) will be exclusive to the console. Have a peek and see if these names are worth the purchase in and of themselves.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

This week the folks responsible for the development of the Call of Duty first person shooter franchise have made clear their intent to bring about a new generation in multiplayer gaming warfare with CoD: Ghosts. While the game itself continues to be detailed in bits and pieces this summer, the first gameplay trailer for the multiplayer element in this current-gen release has only been revealed today, complete with details on how fighting your enemies online will be like no game before, so says Infinity Ward.

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