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Xbox One, PS4 launch day pre-orders sold out on Amazon

Xbox One, PS4 launch day pre-orders sold out on Amazon

As expected, Amazon has announced that they have run out of their "initial allocations" for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. This means that launch day pre-orders for both consoles have sold out, including the Xbox One Day One Edition. Amazon says they still have standard editions of both consoles available for pre-order, but they can't guarantee that they'll arrive on launch day.

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Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

The nifty lightbar that sits at the top of the new DualShock 4 controller and provides a nice glow actually can't be turned off, meaning that it stays on for as long as the controller is on. Sony's Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the lightbar can't be turned off in a response to a question about whether it could be disabled or not in order to conserve battery.

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GTA V requirements include 8GB install

GTA V requirements include 8GB install

Those of you out there in gaming land looking to play the next chapter in the open-sandbox free-for-all adventure Grand Theft Auto will be needing to take another look at the amount of space left in your harddrives. The game Grand Theft Auto V has been revealed this week to require a whopping 8GB of space all on it's own. That's no small commitment.

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Xbox One spec defense was no PS4 snub, insists Microsoft exec

Xbox One spec defense was no PS4 snub, insists Microsoft exec

Last week, Microsoft's product planning manager Albert Penello called the next-generation console specs "meaningless," saying that the games will be the ultimate deciding factor on which console is better. However, it seems many critics took Penello's words harshly and thought that Penello was bashing the PS4. Of course, there's nothing wrong with downplaying the competition, but Penello insists that's not what he meant.

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PS4 architect Mark Cerny and the Nintendo legacy effect

PS4 architect Mark Cerny and the Nintendo legacy effect

While the biggest console war on recent history is about to take place between Sony and Microsoft, it's Nintendo that PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny references this week in his (and their) aim for a legacy of greatness. Speaking this week in Barcelona at gaming convention Gamelab, Cerny let it be known that the current lineup of leaders on the PlayStation 4 project are what he feels will be a great baseline for Sony hitting a Nintendo-level impact on the gaming industry in the grander scheme of things in years to come.

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Nyko Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Charge Bases eyes-on with NVIDIA SHIELD bonus

Nyko Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Charge Bases eyes-on with NVIDIA SHIELD bonus

If you were wondering how it is that Nyko is bringing charger bases for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4's controllers - look no further. We had a quick chat with the folks at Nyko at E3 2013 this afternoon and got the quick once-over on how their unique technology works. Here well before the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 are out in the public, Nyko is hitting it hard with unique abilities for the wireless controllers that will define the next generation in console gaming.

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