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Sorry PS4: Xbox One grabs Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive

Sorry PS4: Xbox One grabs Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive

Bad news, PlayStation gamers: if you were hoping to play Rise of the Tomb Raider then you'll need to pick up an Xbox One, too, since it's confirmed today that the game will be exclusive to the console. Set to arrive in holiday 2015, the new installment in the long-running series will see Lara Croft return to the sort of tombs that she explored in the earliest games. However, PS4 owners are already angry.

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Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware's Alpha console has gone up for preorder, no longer waiting for the delayed SteamOS and instead running Windows 8.1 with deep ties into the Steam game library thanks to a homegrown couch-friendly interface. Priced from $549, the Alpha runs a choice of Intel Haswell dual- and quadcore Core i chip, paired with a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU with 2GB of its own memory, and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory. That's all squeezed into a box that's compact enough to fit discretely under your TV.

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White Xbox One joins bundle trio: CoD: Advanced Warfare, FIFA 15, more

White Xbox One joins bundle trio: CoD: Advanced Warfare, FIFA 15, more

Microsoft has confirmed its white Xbox One console, which will come as part of a Sunset Overdrive bundle, as well as two other bundles for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15. The three sets were announced at Gamescon this week, and of the three it's probably the new color option which will have gamers most intrigued, being the first time the Xbox One has swayed from its black aesthetic.

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CoD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer detailed: Exos and Day Zero edition

CoD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer detailed: Exos and Day Zero edition

The path of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to your Xbox One, PS4, or PC hasn't been short on interest over the past few months, but today Activision detailed one of the most anticipated features: multiplayer gaming. Featured on a special Xbox stream with Microsoft's Major Nelson, the game mode's highlights all got their official reveal, including how players will pick their teams and gear, and how the new exo-suits will feature.

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Unity hits Xbox One: free for all Indy Devs

Unity hits Xbox One: free for all Indy Devs

Cross-platform distribution is the name of the game when you’re talking about Unity. They’ve announced today that they’re ready to bring a public preview of Unity 4.3 to the Xbox One this week, partnering with Microsoft to bring their software to all registered ID@Xbox developers with development kits. What does this mean for you, the gamer?

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

Elgato Game Capture HD60 makes the next gen tiny

For the next generation in video game recording for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specifically, Elgato has revealed the Game Capture HD60. This is a recording device that’s right around half the size of the previous generation, here coming in with H.264 hardware encoding, making it easy to capture 1080p with 60fps on the go, straight to your laptop or desktop PC.

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Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

Football Manager, the game that helps football club finds future signings

I have been playing Football Manager since it was still called Championship Manager. Sports Interactive, the developer of FM has made the game more realistic with each release – to the point where a professional football club uses it to scout for players and future signings. To get comprehensive players’ analysis, ProZone has partnered up with Sports Interactive to incorporate Football Manager's database into their RECRUITER platform.

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Alienware 13 slims gaming grunt into thinnest model yet

Alienware 13 slims gaming grunt into thinnest model yet

Gamers love their Alienware notebooks, and the Dell-owned brand is happy to keep delivering them, with the Alienware 13 the latest more portable model to escape the fold. Alienware's thinnest ever notebook, at an inch thick, and tipping the scales at under 4.5 pounds, the Alienware 13 slots in-between last year's Alienware 14 and the missed-by-many Alienware M11x which was killed off the year before.

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