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Sony officially announces 1TB PS4

Sony officially announces 1TB PS4

Well, another year of E3 has come and gone, filling us with excitement over the big games coming out over the next 12 months. There turned out to be little news about new hardware; Microsoft used the week before the expo to announce a 1TB model Xbox One, and it was expected that Sony would have a similar announcement during its press conference. As they say, it's always better late than never. After a prior FCC filing tipped us off, Sony has now officially announced a 1TB PlayStation 4, coming soon to all regions.

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Xbox One’s new Cortana feature will require a Kinect

Xbox One’s new Cortana feature will require a Kinect

Microsoft seems to be developing a habit of announcing big features related to Windows 10 but neglecting to mention the critical fine print that would impact if you're even eligible to get the feature. That has happened, and is still happening, with details about upgrades to Windows 10 and now it's also happening here with Windows 10 for the Xbox One. In particular, one of the nicer features to descend on the console. In order to use that smart assistant, you'll need to have an Xbox One Kinect.

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Sony hints PS4’s backwards compatibility is unlikely in future

Sony hints PS4’s backwards compatibility is unlikely in future

The Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 as well, both launched in 2013 without backwards compatibility with previous generation games, severing the ties, if you will, with a feature that both the Xbox 360 and PS3 offered. That's why it came as such a surprise to gamers when Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Xbox One was gaining backwards compatibility with select 360 titles. The news was so unexpected, that even Sony’s Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida admitted to Eurogamer that he was shocked as well.

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Snail Games’ W3D gaming smartphone now up for pre-order

Snail Games’ W3D gaming smartphone now up for pre-order

Archos may have, at least for now, given up on its mobile device gaming handheld mashup, but someone is taking up the cause. At CES early this year, Snail Games, a popular name in the mobile gaming world (Age of Wushu, Taichi Panda, Heroes of Gaia) showed off its own take on this niche device form factor. Called the W3D, the device is practically a tablet enclosed in a handheld frame, with a bit of 3DS gimmick on top. And now the W3D is available for pre-order, exclusively on Amazon.

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Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Flitchio smartphone case has built-in game controller

Playing mobile games by using joysticks on the touchscreen is a frustrating process. There are third-party game controllers as an alternative, and they work just fine. The problem with them, however, is that they're somewhat large and they require the user to carry them around. Enter the Flitchio, a smartphone case that has a game controller built into it. This positions a pair of flat controls on the back of the case, allowing an impromptu game to be played without having to tote around a separate controller.

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Dedicated Fallout fan tries to preorder Fallout 4 with over 2,000 bottle caps

Dedicated Fallout fan tries to preorder Fallout 4 with over 2,000 bottle caps

Dedication. It's what sets the diehard fans apart from the casual players in gaming. If you thought you could count yourself among the biggest fans of the popular Fallout series, think again. With the recent announcement of Fallout 4, gamers are eagerly awaiting their chance to jump into the latest post-apocalyptic, open-world RPG setting this November. Pre-orders began earlier this week, through the typical merchants, but one fan has decided to place his order directly with developer Bethesda. By mailing them over 2,000 bottle caps.

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Xbox 360 games compatible with Windows 10 streaming, Oculus Rift

Xbox 360 games compatible with Windows 10 streaming, Oculus Rift

While E3 has already seen big announcements about the Xbox One gaining backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has confirmed some additional details about ways the previous generation games can be played. Xbox One games will be able to be streamed to Windows 10 PCs later this year, and Microsoft is bringing all these features full-circle will 360 games also being playable on Windows 10. Not only that, but if you have an Oculus Rift connected to that PC, you can throw it into the gaming experience too.

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LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

LEGO Dimensions Portal gameplay trailer goes GLaDOS

Today a new Portal game is revealed - not in the traditional sense, but in the odd universe of LEGO Dimensions. WB Games revealed that the Portal test chambers would be available for your perusal, jumping in with every character from Gandalf to Scooby Doo. The trailer you're about to see has a glimpse at the first Valve-licensed LEGO toys, including a LEGO Chell minifigure and builds of both GLaDOS and Wheatley. And Batman and Wyldstyle. They're all in the same universe here.

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Fake Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign appears on Indiegogo, gets the 0 dollars it deserves

Fake Shenmue 3 crowdfunding campaign appears on Indiegogo, gets the 0 dollars it deserves

If you've been paying attention to the E3 news this week, you've already heard about Shenmue 3's crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and how it's smashed records. Well, an apparent troll going by the name "Ryan Nets" seems to have had hopes that people wouldn't notice the difference between Kickstarter and similar platform Indiegogo, as that's where he put a fake fundraising campaign for Shenmue 3. Now, the good news is that the fraudulent project has already been taken down, and the better news is that no one fell for it, for it last had $0 pledged.

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Razer Mamba gaming mouse has adjustable Click Force

Razer Mamba gaming mouse has adjustable Click Force

With E3 2015 underway, there are all sorts of new video games being unveiled for the first time at the show. If you are a PC gamer, the show is also where some new gaming peripherals are unveiled and Razer has rolled out a new high-end gaming mouse. The new mouse is an updated version of the Razer Mamba and it has some tech inside that is a first in the gaming mouse arena.

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