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PS4 zero-day update 1.5 detailed: Remote Play, Party, Blu-ray DVD

PS4 zero-day update 1.5 detailed: Remote Play, Party, Blu-ray DVD

That title did't just fall out of thin air as a specifications boost for the PlayStation 4 - it's really a selection of items that won't work on the console right out of the box. What you're going to need to do when you purchase and own a PlayStation 4 this November is to update it with a software download called PS4 System Software Update 1.50 - without it, you'll have no Blu-ray Disk or DVD playing abilities, Online Multiplayer, Background music player, or a handful of other items.

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DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

It would appear that one of the most advanced Bluetooth controllers on the market this year has hit some stores early: this is the PS4 DualShock 4, and it's been spotted at more than one store Up North. According to reports from DualShockers' varied collection of Tweets, at least seven individual customers have been allowed to purchase and take their DualShock 4 controllers home here in October. The actual release date for the PlayStation 4 itself is November 15th or the 29th depending on which side of the sea you live on, all in 2013.

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DICE’s Battlefield 4 will not use Microsoft’s Xbox Live Compute

DICE’s Battlefield 4 will not use Microsoft’s Xbox Live Compute

DICE's newest incarnation of Battlefield will launch on time but will not use Xbox Live Compute, Battlefield 4 executive producer Patrick Bach recently told Gamesindustry International. The game's development alongside the development of the Xbox One and PS4 consoles has prompted DICE to limit the game's cloud streaming functionality to its own servers. This will likely prove a wise move, as Watch Dogs and Driveclub see delays into next year and Grand Theft Auto Online recovers from server overloads that occurred on its release date earlier this month.

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NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

A compelling use-case for NVIDIA's SHIELD device has appeared this week at the company's gaming week in Montreal: Console Mode. While we've seen this sort of ability working before, this version works with the branded functionality GameStream, the all-encompassing term for streaming content to and from SHIELD. With this push, NVIDIA SHIELD will be streaming a PC game from a GeForce GTX-toting PC (with the top closed, even), while a Bluetooth controller is connected to control the machine and the content is run out to a big-screen TV via HDMI.

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NVIDIA GameStream official: expanding SHIELD PC streaming to Console Mode

NVIDIA GameStream official: expanding SHIELD PC streaming to Console Mode

This week the folks at NVIDIA have let it be known that they'll be pushing the gaming industry forward with a technology called NVIDIA GameStream. Expanding on the PC streaming abilities of NVIDIA SHIELD, this technology will allow GeForce GTX graphics cards to work with SHIELD and large monitors as well as NVIDIA GRID. This streaming technology takes what the original NVIDIA SHIELD presentation pre-supposed and makes it real: streaming outside of the home network.

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Ubisoft kicks Watch Dogs release back to 2014

Ubisoft kicks Watch Dogs release back to 2014

It would appear that the folks at Ubisoft aren't entirely ready to roll out their titles Watch Dogs and The Crew just yet, as they've pushed the titles back from the 2013-14 season to 2014-15 instead. This morning's announcement came with word that the company would also be adjusting financial targets for the coming season, owing largely to the change of dates for the two relatively large title releases. The games will be ready to roll for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 starting next year.

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Unu living room gaming systems to ship by November 8th

Unu living room gaming systems to ship by November 8th

The long-awaited Unu gaming system is set to ship in the next month or so and is available for pre-order now, Unu has announced. The system includes the Unu tablet with Android, a docking station with an HDMI cable for your TV, and the AirMouse remote control. A separate gaming controller is also available at an additional price.

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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. ready to roll on December 10th

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. ready to roll on December 10th

Ready to take a bite out of the burgeoning Android-based console gaming universe, the folks at Mad Catz have revealed the pricing and release date for the M.O.J.O. miniature gaming console. We first saw this machine up close and personal earlier this year at the E3 gaming convention - here we're to understand that it's better than ever, working with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra Zone for games, and the Google Play media store for access to all things Android.

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Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Those waiting for the update to get up and running with Grand Theft Auto Online for GTAV can begin hitting the download button immediately - supposing they're working with a PlayStation 3, that is. The Xbox 360 update to the GTA Online universe will be released soon - if not as soon as this afternoon. These update will both bring about major stability fixes for the game and (hopefully) will allow more players to actually log in in the first place.

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