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GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

There’s a brand called GameSpy out there in the gaming technology universe that runs multiplayer and CD key authentication for a wide variety of games. While part of GameSpy was a video game news site, there was also an online matchmaking service - now owned by Glu Mobile - which will be shut down on May 31st, 2014. There are a number of games that will be affected by this shutdown.

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Microsoft gives Xbox One to developers at BUILD 2014

Microsoft gives Xbox One to developers at BUILD 2014

This year’s big push in the BUILD 2014 developer arena is in cross-platform apps. To that tune, Microsoft has decided that their big send-out to developers attending the conference will be an Xbox One as well as $500 Microsoft Store credit in the form of a gift card. With these, developers will be well on their way to creating cross-platform, Universal apps.

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PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

PS4 Music Unlimited heads to GameStop with cuts in tow

This week the folks at GameStop have made clear their intention to further tie themselves to the Sony software ecosystem with their own offerings of Sony Music Unlimited. For both PlayStation 4 and non-PlayStation consoles, this service will be moving to GameStop for subscriptions in-store and online. Music Unlimited is being released at GameStop with a number of tiers of service, each of them valid in a cool 19 countries around the world.

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Project Morpheus GDC 2014 presentation video shared in full

Project Morpheus GDC 2014 presentation video shared in full

Today Sony has processed and uploaded the entirety of their GDC 2014 presentation for Project Morpheus to the web. The world is now able to see what those present saw during what Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios Sony Computer Entertainment, suggested was a very "cryptic" Sony presentation. "You have no idea what we’re going to talk about," said Yoshida, launching into a presentation that’d go on to swallow the conference for the rest of the week.

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Xbox One controller Windows drivers “this year”: no new model

Xbox One controller Windows drivers “this year”: no new model

A rumor has been spreading over the past few days that a new Xbox One controller would be released with compatibility specifically for the PC running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This morning, these rumors have been doused by Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello. He suggests that not only will there be no new controller for this purpose, there will be driver support later this year.

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OUYA set to showcase 12 new games at GDC 2014

OUYA set to showcase 12 new games at GDC 2014

This year's Game Developers Conference is almost upon us and, as expected, we're receiving news and teasers about what to expect. For this year, the OUYA team has prepared to demo 12 titles for its popular Android gaming console of the same name, including Kickstarter poster child "Broken Age" and OUYA exclusive "That Dragon, Cancer".

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SteamOS controller redesign up close: buttons galore

SteamOS controller redesign up close: buttons galore

Back at Steam Dev Days in January of this year, Valve first showed off a glimpse of their redesigned SteamOS controller. After deciding it was silly to include a touchscreen on the gamepad, the original controller was tossed out, and the most recent generation began. "Most recent" as in - there’ve been many, many prototypes, but this one is the closest we’ve gotten to the final product.

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Xbox 360 Spring Bundle proves Microsoft isn’t quitting yet

Xbox 360 Spring Bundle proves Microsoft isn’t quitting yet

While generally a sort of fire sale like the one you’re about to see here is something we’d suggest means a stock reduction is in order, Microsoft appears to be playing a different game. Continuing to support the release of games and, indeed, making clear that they’ll be continuing to give games away to Xbox Live members, Microsoft is pushing an Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle to be released in late March of 2014.

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ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

The device known as ControllerMAX allows you to plug in and use essentially any gaming controller into any console or PC - it’s as simple as that at the baseline. This device is no larger than a USB dongle and just as light - and that’s what you get in the box - simple at the outset. NOTE: The brand formerly known as ChronusMAX has become ControllerMAX in the time it’s taken for us to review this device, believe it or not, so supposing you’re seeing the lead image in this review and are baffled by it, fear not - it’s the same device.

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White PS4 DualShock 4 controller appears: colors on the horizon

White PS4 DualShock 4 controller appears: colors on the horizon

This morning Game Director Steven ter Heide of Guerrilla Games showed off his brand new DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4. While the controller likely works exactly like the original, this model is the first all-white model we’ve seen in the wild. This controller is also branded with the title KILLZONE: Shadow Fall, likely set for release with a future edition of the game for PS4.*

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