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PS4 zero-day update 1.5 detailed: Remote Play, Party, Blu-ray DVD

PS4 zero-day update 1.5 detailed: Remote Play, Party, Blu-ray DVD

That title did't just fall out of thin air as a specifications boost for the PlayStation 4 - it's really a selection of items that won't work on the console right out of the box. What you're going to need to do when you purchase and own a PlayStation 4 this November is to update it with a software download called PS4 System Software Update 1.50 - without it, you'll have no Blu-ray Disk or DVD playing abilities, Online Multiplayer, Background music player, or a handful of other items.

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DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

It would appear that one of the most advanced Bluetooth controllers on the market this year has hit some stores early: this is the PS4 DualShock 4, and it's been spotted at more than one store Up North. According to reports from DualShockers' varied collection of Tweets, at least seven individual customers have been allowed to purchase and take their DualShock 4 controllers home here in October. The actual release date for the PlayStation 4 itself is November 15th or the 29th depending on which side of the sea you live on, all in 2013.

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NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

A compelling use-case for NVIDIA's SHIELD device has appeared this week at the company's gaming week in Montreal: Console Mode. While we've seen this sort of ability working before, this version works with the branded functionality GameStream, the all-encompassing term for streaming content to and from SHIELD. With this push, NVIDIA SHIELD will be streaming a PC game from a GeForce GTX-toting PC (with the top closed, even), while a Bluetooth controller is connected to control the machine and the content is run out to a big-screen TV via HDMI.

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NVIDIA GameStream official: expanding SHIELD PC streaming to Console Mode

NVIDIA GameStream official: expanding SHIELD PC streaming to Console Mode

This week the folks at NVIDIA have let it be known that they'll be pushing the gaming industry forward with a technology called NVIDIA GameStream. Expanding on the PC streaming abilities of NVIDIA SHIELD, this technology will allow GeForce GTX graphics cards to work with SHIELD and large monitors as well as NVIDIA GRID. This streaming technology takes what the original NVIDIA SHIELD presentation pre-supposed and makes it real: streaming outside of the home network.

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PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

PS Vita 2000 uses standard smartphone microUSB charging cables

Last month, the latest PS Vita model PCH-2000 was revealed, along with it coming some specs and other pertinent information. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has pointed out one particular feature that hasn't caught much attention, revealing in a tweet that the next-generation handheld console is equipped with a standard microUSB charger, making it compatible with a variety of commonly-available charging cables.

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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. ready to roll on December 10th

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. ready to roll on December 10th

Ready to take a bite out of the burgeoning Android-based console gaming universe, the folks at Mad Catz have revealed the pricing and release date for the M.O.J.O. miniature gaming console. We first saw this machine up close and personal earlier this year at the E3 gaming convention - here we're to understand that it's better than ever, working with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, NVIDIA Tegra Zone for games, and the Google Play media store for access to all things Android.

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Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Grand Theft Auto Online update hits PS3, Xbox 360 coming soon

Those waiting for the update to get up and running with Grand Theft Auto Online for GTAV can begin hitting the download button immediately - supposing they're working with a PlayStation 3, that is. The Xbox 360 update to the GTA Online universe will be released soon - if not as soon as this afternoon. These update will both bring about major stability fixes for the game and (hopefully) will allow more players to actually log in in the first place.

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Grand Theft Auto Online in-game payments for cash: Rockstar confirms

Grand Theft Auto Online in-game payments for cash: Rockstar confirms

As Microsoft gears up for a rockstar-like world tour of its latest flagship gaming product Xbox One, Rockstar North has dropped a bombshell that has its doggedly loyal fan base foaming at the mouth. In a blog post last week, the game development giant confirmed that its highly anticipated blockbuster Grand Theft Auto Online will indeed allow for real micro-payments in exchange for in-game cash. Gamers immediately flooded the comments with concerns this could upset the delicate balance of power in this game of mindless brute force.

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Xbox One goes on rockstar-like world tour in advance of November launch

Xbox One goes on rockstar-like world tour in advance of November launch

With Xbox One set for release Nov. 22, Microsoft's latest incarnation of the beloved gaming console is hitting the road for an intercontinental tour of 75 cities, letting gamers test drive the system up to six weeks in advance. The tour has three flavors: Area One, a traveling gaming party; Test Drive, which is a fleet of specially outfitted mobile gaming trucks; and Xbox One booths that will hold court during Games Week in continental Europe.

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