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Sony hints PS4’s backwards compatibility is unlikely in future

Sony hints PS4’s backwards compatibility is unlikely in future

The Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 as well, both launched in 2013 without backwards compatibility with previous generation games, severing the ties, if you will, with a feature that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 offered. That's why it came as such a surprise to gamers when Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Xbox One was gaining backwards compatibility with select 360 titles. The news was so unexpected, that even Sony’s Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida admitted to Eurogamer that he was shocked as well.

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Xbox 360 games compatible with Windows 10 streaming, Oculus Rift

Xbox 360 games compatible with Windows 10 streaming, Oculus Rift

While E3 has already seen big announcements about the Xbox One gaining backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has confirmed some additional details about ways the previous generation games can be played. Xbox One games will be able to be streamed to Windows 10 PCs later this year, and Microsoft is bringing all these features full-circle will 360 games also being playable on Windows 10. Not only that, but if you have an Oculus Rift connected to that PC, you can throw it into the gaming experience too.

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Fake Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign appears on Indiegogo, gets the 0 dollars it deserves

Fake Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign appears on Indiegogo, gets the 0 dollars it deserves

If you've been paying attention to the E3 news this week, you've already heard about Shenmue 3's crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and how it's smashed records. Well, an apparent troll going by the name "Ryan Nets" seems to have had hopes that people wouldn't notice the difference between Kickstarter and similar platform Indiegogo, as that's where he put a fake fundraising campaign for Shenmue 3. Now, the good news is that the fraudulent project has already been taken down, and the better news is that no one fell for it, for it last had $0 pledged.

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII to hit iOS later this summer

With E3 week still rolling out the big gaming announcements, Japanese developer Square Enix gave its presentation earlier today, revealing that the iconic RPG Final Fantasy VII will be coming to iOS before the end of this summer. You may have heard to big news earlier in the week about the long-awaited FF7 remake in HD coming to the PlayStation 4, but that's not the version of the game we're talking about. iOS will be getting a port of the original PlayStation version that was released in 1997.

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Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

Square Enix’s E3 2015 loot bag includes a new NieR

A lot of game studios and console makers have already revealed their wares at E3 2015 and, naturally, Square Enix won't be left behind. It has unleashed a flood of new titles, both coming soon and those coming really, really soon. Some of them, we've already heard about and are already awaiting with baited breath. Others, are new to our perked ears and have satisfactorily piqued our curiosities. And still, some exist in the realm of possibility that may never see the light of day.

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Killer Instinct to land on PCs

E3 2015 naturally has a lot of great tidings for those on Xboxes and PlayStations, but the PC crowd need not feel left out too much. Although Microsoft still touts its Xbox One as *the* gaming device, its unifying spiel of Windows 10 is trickling into gaming aspects as well. Yep, the recently confirmed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will also be landing on Windows PCs, giving gamers a chance to enjoy all that shooting action in all its high res and high fps beauty.

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AMD Project Quantum packs VR potency into tiny PC

AMD Project Quantum packs VR potency into tiny PC

AMD seems to have taken the old mantra that good things come in small packages to heart, revealing its ridiculously potent gaming PC, Project Quantum, at E3. Based around not one but two R9 Fury X GPUs, along with 8GB of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), it has a tiny footprint but should be more than capable of driving 4K 60fps displays or powering your pick of the big-name virtual reality headsets headed to market soon.

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AMD R9 Fury X leads Radeon 300 into NVIDIA battle

AMD R9 Fury X leads Radeon 300 into NVIDIA battle

AMD has blasted a set of new video cards out among the E3 2015 gamers, topping out with the liquid-cooled R9 Fury X. Powered by 4,096 stream processing units in a dual-slot card, the R9 Fury X packs 4GB of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), boasting in excess of 3x the bandwidth per watt of GDDR5 memory. Altogether, it's capable of driving up to six displays, with 4K resolution and DirectX 12 support, and sits at the pinnacle of AMD's new Radeon 300 series.

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Nyko makes a keyboard for your Xbox One controller

Nyko makes a keyboard for your Xbox One controller

Accessories group Nyko have revealed a collection of peripherals for the Xbox One and PS4 this week at E3 2015. They've also revealed a nifty little game controller made for Android TV devices, one that looks like a crossbreed between the Xbox One wireless controller and the DualShock 4. Nyko's come to the party with some strange stuff for your game systems before. Today they've done it again, with a number of peripherals you're going to want to get your hands on immediately.

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Shenmue 3 smashes Kickstarter goal in 9 hours

Shenmue 3 smashes Kickstarter goal in 9 hours

SEGA game Shenmue 3 has blasted through its Kickstarter goal, raising $2m in less than 9.5 hours, and looking set to find backers for considerably more. The third installment of the classic series, Sony and game creator Yu Suzuki announced they'd be looking to crowdfunding to pay for development at E3 2015 this week, but probably didn't expect to reach their multi-million target quite so quickly.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer live for PS4 and Xbox One

The official console-level Kingdom Hearts 3 has been revealed - for real this time. Earlier today at Square Enix's press conference for E3 2015, the group suggested a new Kingdom Hearts would be coming - to the mobile platform. For Android and iOS. It was a bit of a disappointment. But then - at the end of their conference - they revealed the big news. Kingdom Hearts 3 was revealed for real. This is the game as it'll appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year. This is Disney to the max.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 revealed – as a mobile game

Kingdom Hearts 3 revealed – as a mobile game

Today Kingdom Hearts Unchained was revealed by Square Enix in a bid to hold the hearts of those that've been waiting for the third big installment of this game franchise. Unfortunately, this wasn't exactly the game the crowds at E3 2015 were looking for. Especially when the teaser suggested that Kingdom Hearts 3 was coming for consoles and for the PC. We've still got Kingdom Hearts 2 and II.5 to love - and there's always a hope for a Kingdom Hearts 3 release in the next year!

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