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PS4 “better terms” praised by ID@Xbox launch parity clause naysayers

PS4 “better terms” praised by ID@Xbox launch parity clause naysayers

While the user side of the Xbox One / PlayStation 4 equation might never come in contact directly with the ID@Xbox program, it's leaving a lasting impression on independent developers aiming to create next-generation games. Most recently you'll find The Fullbright Company's Steve Gaynor speaking with NowGamer about how, due to their relatively small size, launching on a single platform is really their only realistic option.

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Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Head to your local gaming hardware retailer this weekend and you'll likely see a similar sight: the PlayStation 4 completely out of stock and Xbox One units as far as the eye can see. With reports and first-hand experience in both major cities and outlying, smaller towns throughout the USA, we've come to the very unscientific conclusion that Sony simply isn't keeping up with gamer demand for the PlayStation 4 console itself. Meanwhile the Xbox One leads sales in the December 2013 version of NPD Group's sales figures in the states.

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Call of Duty and Skylanders keep Activision in NPD’s top spots for 2013

Call of Duty and Skylanders keep Activision in NPD’s top spots for 2013

There's a couple of games appearing in NPD's tracking of video games for the end of 2013 that put Activision in a rather healthy spot for entering in this year's full range of releases. With Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision sees the #1 Top-Selling Next Gen Title through 2013 - that's both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while it remains the best-selling title overall in December as well. Meanwhile Skylanders - as a video game franchise - won best-selling of the entire year for the kids video games category.

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Hitman series update details next iteration, promises no magic pockets

Hitman series update details next iteration, promises no magic pockets

Fans of IO Interactive's Hitman series, rejoice: the developer has detailed in brief the next iteration in the series, which is destined for the next-generation consoles and PC. In an open letter posted on the franchise's website today, IO Interactive details what it has been up to and what gamers can expect, saying it is building the next release "using the best parts" and such from what it has already accomplished to "fulfil the core Hitman fantasy".

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay: aliens and Michael Meyers

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay: aliens and Michael Meyers

In the first of four Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC packs from the folks at Infinity Ward have ushered in this season, oddities are being distributed in heavy abundance. You'll be rolling up on Onslaught with a couple of species of beastly aliens with a couple of new weapons (or a two in one, if you prefer) and will be attacking opponents in a brand new way to play - as your favorite horror movie face Michael Meyers. It's just about as far away from Halloween as you can get with this release date in play, but we're certainly pumped to get in the holiday spirit.

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Tomb Raider PS4 release to instill new life into graphics

Tomb Raider PS4 release to instill new life into graphics

When you think about the South Park play on the release of next-generation's consoles in the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, you get the idea that they - really - aren't all that much better. According to the folks behind the epic modern version of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are (keeping in mind that they're humorists) dead wrong. Here we're having a peek at what it really means to take a game released to the PlayStation 3 and re-release it to PlayStation 4, fully revamped - in the graphics department, at least.

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It’s Time for the Game Industry to Adopt a Controller Standard

It’s Time for the Game Industry to Adopt a Controller Standard

The time has come: the video game industry must finally come together to pick a single standard for game controllers that will work across platforms and easily handle gameplay on any device.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, a slew of companies showed off their own Steam Machines. That, coupled with the latest-generation consoles, the possibility of the Tegra K1 bringing yet more set-top boxes into the gaming space, and products like Ouya, sitting on store shelves, it becomes all the more apparent that we’re in gaming overload.

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