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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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Xbox One Kinect not required for gameplay

Xbox One Kinect not required for gameplay

On Friday, Microsoft's Xbox One Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten posted a long clarification on digital game sharing and Xbox Live Gold sharing on Xbox.com. He also spoke to the folks over at IGN earlier this month, partaking in a Q&A session that is being published in pieces. One of the questions concerned what a gamer would do if their Xbox One's Kinect broke, and Whitten's answer reverses Microsoft's previous statements about the device.

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Xbox Enforcement United beta introduced, gives Live members a taste of power

Xbox Enforcement United beta introduced, gives Live members a taste of power

Microsoft has announced a new initiative to help keep Xbox Live users in check, a program that it is calling (for now, anyway) Xbox Enforcement United. Under the program, which is currently in beta, Live members can participate in a bit of community-initiated justice against those who violate the Code of Conduct. Those who participate will be doing so as volunteers, and must meet certain requirements.

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GTA V continues in-game pet dog customizations with Chop

GTA V continues in-game pet dog customizations with Chop

This week the folks at Rockstar Games have had a bit of an information spill from Grand Theft Auto 5 with details on a customizable pet dog named Chop. This dog will be appearing as partner to one of three main characters in the game and will have "100% customizable" accessories - collars, chains, and everything in-between. We'll leave it to Franklin to decide what's appropriate as he rides the line between legitimate and nefarious business once the full game appears.

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Street Fighter IV DLC brings five new characters to the fold [UPDATE]

Street Fighter IV DLC brings five new characters to the fold [UPDATE]

With the newest update to the game Street Fighter IV, you're going to see five new characters, four of which have been revealed this afternoon. While the creators of Tekken aim to add a fighting salmon to the arena, four of the five new characters coming to Street Fighter IV have been revealed to be fan favorites. While we're not expecting a handheld seafaring creature to be attacking our heroes in this season's upgrade, the creators of this game have promised an addition "never seen in street fighter before."

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Mad Catz Project M.O.J.O. hands-on

Mad Catz Project M.O.J.O. hands-on

Though we're still back in the prototype stages here with the Mad Catz Android-based gaming console called "Project M.O.J.O.", we've still had the opportunity to take a look at the basic build here at E3 2013. This machine aims to do battle with the few similar products on the market today, namely OUYA, for starters, and remains without a set of solid innards: they MIGHT be going with NVIDIA Tegra 4 for their final build, for example.

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NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

NVIDIA SHIELD as mini game console: hands-on with Nyko PlayPad Pro

The folks at Nyko have made a surprise one-two hit today with a variety of accessories that are aimed in the public eye directly at such next-generation devices as NVIDIA SHIELD. What we're seeing right here is the functionality described in our first presentation of their new SHIELD dock, but without the dock. Here we've got NVIDIA's SHIELD working as a miniature Android-based game console attached to an HDTV with a Nyko PlayPad Pro as a controller connected with Bluetooth.

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