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Sony: Euro PlayStation 4 to miss PSN features at launch

Sony: Euro PlayStation 4 to miss PSN features at launch

Sony will disable several PlayStation Network features for the European launch of the PS4 on Friday, the company has confirmed, temporarily blocking access to the functionality in the hope of avoiding a crash as gamers rush to use their new consoles. "What's New", which is the PSN's discovery stream showing recent activity on the console by the gamer's friends, and the "Content Information Screen", which pulls friends' activity related to the current title being looked at will each be deactivated at launch.

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Twitch bans Playroom from PS4 streams

Twitch bans Playroom from PS4 streams

The first and thus-far only game to be banned from Twitch from the next-generation console universe has appeared this week: The Playroom. After seeing one whole heck of a lot of non-gaming action appear though the stream with the game's augmented reality PlayStation 4 Camera setup, the folks at Twitch first gave a fair warning to the world on their pre-made rules on the subject. After much consideration though, they've decided to ban the game outright.

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PS4 Playroom DLC “Toy Maker” released: we go hands-on

PS4 Playroom DLC “Toy Maker” released: we go hands-on

Today the first DLC for the augmented reality game The Playroom built-in to the PlayStation 4 has appeared with the name Toy Maker. This update to The Playroom allows the user to take their smartphone or tablet and create their own toys to toss into their virtual world. With the PlayStation 4 camera, the user's environment becomes a place to create and play with not only miniature virtual robots, but a variety of odd objects as well.

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Xbox One vs PS4 build cost teardown tips little room for profit

Xbox One vs PS4 build cost teardown tips little room for profit

Microsoft spends close to a hundred dollars more on parts for its Xbox One than Sony does on each PlayStation 4, independent teardown costing suggests, with the mandatory Kinect sensor adding a considerable chunk to the console. The Xbox One comes in at around $471, of which the Kinect accounts for around $75, according to IHS' figures, whereas the PS4 totals around $381; still, either way, there's little space for profit on either console, the numbers indicate.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts beats up Xbox One and PS4 launch title charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts beats up Xbox One and PS4 launch title charts

If there's a single title that seems to have done things especially right with the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it's Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The teams behind the push to both systems are likely sharing a hearty set of high-fives this week as they've come up first in a variety of measures for both console launches. This COD: Ghosts record-book entry set starts with a note that this game is the #1 best selling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game at leading North American retailers - beating down the whole rest of the launch pack.

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PlayStation Network passwords resetting now as precautionary measure

PlayStation Network passwords resetting now as precautionary measure

As early as last week on the 20th of November, users of the PlayStation Network (aka PSN) have seen their passwords reset without prompt. According to Sony support forum admins, this reset was done "purely as a precautionary measure" without specific evidence of any accounts being compromised. Users who find their passwords not working are being told to do a simple reset using the normal "Forgotten Password" button tap.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall Review

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review

As one of the first PlayStation 4 exclusive launch-titles, and the only first-person shooter on that short list, Killzone: Shadow Fall had some high expectations to live up to. What we saw in previous installments of this series was a gritty bit of darkness, all-out war and killing with only the lights of the enemy's eyes to steer the player. Here we've dropped in on the planet Vekta, a lush, gorgeous environment where the two factions of humanoids, the Vektans and the Helghast, have continued what's effectively become a civil war.

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PS4 Playroom DLC to bring more free play to weird Twitch feeds

PS4 Playroom DLC to bring more free play to weird Twitch feeds

If you've got a PlayStation 4 and have been following the story with live streaming with Twitch, you may already know the odd result of allowing the console's "The Playroom" app through the gate. What you'll see here is a barrage of users streaming the "game" trough Twitch with content both gaming-related and not, prompting Twitch itself to send our a reminder that only the former is acceptable through their site. The environment presented by Sony in The Playroom is about to get a big bump, as well, with two downloadable expansions in "My Alien Buddy" and "Toy Maker".

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PlayStation 4 Review

PlayStation 4 Review

Sony's message this generation is clear: the PlayStation 4 is here to command gaming in the living room. The company does away with any large amount of distractions in all-encompassing entertainment coverage and heads straight and true for the living room-based universe of console games. While you'll be able to work with a variety of ways and means for using the PlayStation 4 in non-traditional senses, here Sony continues its drive for purity, for better or for worse.

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PS4 and XBox One hit Evil Controllers customized lineup

PS4 and XBox One hit Evil Controllers customized lineup

Now that both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One are well on their way to living rooms and holiday packages across the world, it's high time Evil Controllers got to work on accessories. This team of creators takes the likes of the Xbox One controller and the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller and makes with the modification. They go from as wild as a full-on covering with flame-red skulls to as simple as the replacement of your action buttons with authentic Brass Bullet Buttons - one of their trademark mods.

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