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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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Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

This week the folks at Nintendo have announced that they'll be giving the Wii U a tune-up just in time for the release of both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft-made Xbox One. This reboot of sorts is not one of hardware, but of price: the Wii U Deluxe Set will be cut down $50 to a total of $299.99 starting on the 20th of September. The company has also made clear that this change is to bring a "greater value" to the market, not mentioning the impending wave of competition they'll be defending against nearer the end of this year.

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PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 controllers launching in blue and red

PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 controllers launching in blue and red

This week with the PlayStation 4 games news wave crushing Gamescom 2013, announcements of devices like the console's DUALSHOCK 4 controllers were all but thrown under the bus. Here we've got a couple of new visually stimulating color combinations from Sony itself, one in red, the other in blue. These controllers will be released at the same time as (or soon after) the launch of the PlayStation 4 itself.

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PlayStation 4 to blast Sony Music Unlimited tracks during gameplay

PlayStation 4 to blast Sony Music Unlimited tracks during gameplay

With the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony's own Music Unlimited service will be getting a rather sizable reboot. This system update will allow consoles like the PlayStation 4 to work with a new user interface that'll be allowing gamers to get a handle on the music they've purchased - or plan to purchase - much quicker and easier then in past iterations. This version of Music Unlimited will also be able to be launched from the DUALSHOCK 4 controller with a press-hold of the PS button.

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PlayStation 4 launch November 15th, 32 countries by holiday season

PlayStation 4 launch November 15th, 32 countries by holiday season

This week during Sonys Gamescom appearance it was announced that the PlayStation 4 would be formally released on the 15th of November inside the USA. Through Europe, the PlayStation 4 was announced to be available starting on the 29th of November, while the device would be available in a total of 32 Countries this holiday season. This follows up on suggestion from Sony that the device would be released later in the year, close to the holiday season in general.

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PlayStation 3 12GB edition hits USA Sony store for those who can’t wait

PlayStation 3 12GB edition hits USA Sony store for those who can’t wait

It's high time a gamer decides to jump in on the console gaming universe this season as both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 see a re-invigoration of interest now that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are about to arrive. One fine example of this is in the 12GB PlayStation 3 - a newly tiny amount of storage space on the device for those that simply have no use for the other end of the spectrum: the massive 500GB edition. This smallest PlayStation 3 of the pack rings in at an easy $200 USD.

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PlayStation 4 developer console appears: confirms original vision

PlayStation 4 developer console appears: confirms original vision

It's not the most in-depth bit of photography you'll see today, but for those of you looking to see the PlayStation 4 as it sits in the hands of developers across the planet this summer, this may well be the best you're going to get. What we're looking at below (below the first image, that is) is a "leaked" image of the PlayStation 4's front - or back - not that it matters - as photographed by an intrepid attendee of either Jimmy Fallon's showing of said device or E3 2013.

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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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