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Sunset Overdrive Review: The Awesome-pocalypse is opon us

Sunset Overdrive Review: The Awesome-pocalypse is opon us

Over the past week and a half we’ve been playing Sunset Overdrive, a game exclusive to Xbox One and entirely unique in its look, gameplay, and next-level splattering of pop culture references. Sunset Overdrive places you in the customizable body of an apocalypse survivor. But this isn’t any normal apocalypse. As one NPCs suggests, this is the Awesome-pocalypse. This game isn’t about getting harangued for shooting your opponent incorrectly or for falling off a building too many times in a row. It's about having FUN.

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Soon you can watch PS4 streams on your PS Vita

Soon you can watch PS4 streams on your PS Vita

Watching other people play games, sometimes instead of playing them yourself, is now a thing. To ride on this new "spectator sports" growing around gaming, console makers have been trying to add livestreaming features into their systems. Sony is one of the latest to jump on the bandwagon and will soon let you view streaming PS4 games even if all you own is a PS Vita.

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Xbox One update: new media player, party controls, boot to TV

Xbox One update: new media player, party controls, boot to TV

Although it has been barely two weeks since Microsoft unrolled the August update for the Xbox One, it is already releasing the September update for the console while we're still in August. This update brings a lot of user-requested features into the mix, including the ability to kick out people in the Party App, delete multiple recorded videos at once, and boot the Xbox One directly to the TV.

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PS4’s Free Game PS Plus trailer run-down for September

PS4’s Free Game PS Plus trailer run-down for September

Welcome to September - in a few days, but as far as Sony is concerned, right this minute. They’re bringing on a collection of games that’ll be free to download in September just so long as you’ve got a PlayStation Plus account. Signed up and ready to roll?

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PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

PlayStation Network down: it’s overwhelming!

This afternoon some malicious folks have attacked the PlayStation Network (PSN). Sony has suggested that network issues are being worked on right this minute, and they’ll continue to be worked on until the whole mess is fixed. So go about your business - just so long as it’s offline.

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Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed on the Wii U? Not gonna happen

The hits keep coming for Nintendo, but not how they’d like them to. Ubisoft is now saying they will no longer support M-rated games (mature) on the Wii platform. Though Wii is a family-first platform, the absence of titles like Assassin’s Creed or Watch Dogs is likely to turn many customers away, perhaps for good.

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Xbox One update today: all the little details

Xbox One update today: all the little details

Today the Xbox One update for August comes your way be you a normal citizen or someone special. This update includes the allowance of mobile purchases, a new low battery notification, "last seen" time in your friends list, and a few other oddities. Watch out for 3D Blu-ray integration as well - now all you’ll need is a 3D TV and a 3D Blu-ray to make it work!

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Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One spotted on French website

Jealous of the game-themed special editions for the PlayStation 4 coming out of Japan but are more of an Xbox fan? Be jealous no longer as the Xbox One will soon be getting its due. French retailer Micromania.fr's short-lived listing just confirmed leaks that the fabled white Xbox One will really soon be available in players' hands, together with a copy of the upcoming Sunset Overdrive game.

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21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

21 unique Xbox One consoles revealed at SDCC

There’s not shortage of unique one-off pieces of hardware, artwork, and toys at SDCC this week, and Microsoft isn’t about to be left out in the dust. They’ve brought on a whopping 21 new Xbox One consoles with designs that’ll only be released once. Not everyone will get one, but one of those who do might as well be you.

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LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

Ask any parent and they will most likely put "playing games in front of the TV", or even with a tablet, at the bottom of their list. But what if you could get kids learn while they're playing, and keep on moving while they're playing? This is the kind of thinking that led LeapFrog, who specializes in all kinds of electronics for kids, to develop LeapTV, a video game console, you can't really call it a "box", that is designed to get kids' bodies and minds moving.

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Destiny Xbox One Beta date set with new details

Destiny Xbox One Beta date set with new details

The Beta for the otherworldly game Destiny has been confirmed for July 17th, 2014, and will indeed be launching as planned. When the Destiny Alpha was extended, word traveled fast that the Beta might be changed - as it turns out, only the details within the launch are different, not the date.

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Satoru Iwata re-elected Nintendo President in face of loss

Satoru Iwata re-elected Nintendo President in face of loss

This week one "Election of Ten Directors" proposal was passed by the Nintendo board of directors, this including Satoru Iwata as Representative Director, Director, and President. This re-election comes in the face of several months of losses and a general less-than-fantastic outlook for the company throughout the last year.

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