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R2-D2 themed PlayBook 4 is perfect for rebels

R2-D2 themed PlayBook 4 is perfect for rebels

In October of 2014, we talked a bit about a slick device called the PlayBook 4 that turned a PS4 game console into a notebook of sorts for on the go gaming. You can’t type on the PlayBook 4 or surf the web like a normal notebook, but you can play PS4 games wherever you can find an outlet with this thing. A new version of that PlayBook has surfaced that is themed like your favorite astromech R2-D2.

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PlayStation 4 officially licensed remote launching soon

PlayStation 4 officially licensed remote launching soon

PDP will soon be launching its own officially licensed media remote for the Sony PlayStation 4. The maker has not officially announced its new remote, but a preorder has gone live on Amazon and some other retailers’ websites, with an availability date starting in October. While officially licensed for the PlayStation 4, the remote can also be used with certain other devices found in an entertainment setup, such as a set top box or the TV itself, depending on its connectivity options.

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Mortal Kombat X brings the rock with Tremor

Mortal Kombat X brings the rock with Tremor

The final Mortal Kombat X component of the Kombat Pack has arrived in this week's bundle. The bits and pieces you get here include new skins and a whole new character: Tremor. This fellow is rather rocky. He's basically Jax, but with rock arms instead of metal. He's also got less rockets going for him and more magic. Almost like he's Sandman from Spider-Man, but with more rocks and less sand. You may well have seen him before, too - he first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces.

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter sets new record for most funded game

You may remember that in early June, the Kickstarter campaign from Koji Igarashi, producer of the well-known Castlevania video game series, for his new title Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, set a new record for the most funded game on the crowdfunding platform. Unfortunately, Bloodstained hasn't been able to hold onto the title for very long. With roughly 11 hours left (as of this writing), Shenmue 3 is the new record holder, raising over $5.6 million.

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PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

PlayStation Now debuts in UK as open beta

After roughly a year of availability in the US and Canada, PlayStation Now, Sony's on-demand game streaming service, is finally launching in the UK this week as an open beta. The service is starting out with rentals only, but Sony says it will add full subscription options later in the summer. PlayStation Now lets gamers stream select PS3 titles to not only their PS4 and PS3 consoles, but also to a handful of Sony's internet-connected televisions and Blu-ray players.

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Transformers: Devastation trailer hits all the nostalgia notes

Transformers: Devastation trailer hits all the nostalgia notes

If you are an old Transformers fan who has been shocked, nay, scandalized by the recent adaptations, then the game silently revealed at E3 last month may have sparked (no pun intended) a bit of hope. Although Transformers: Devastation might still be a few months away, the latest gameplay trailer may have left you a bit salivating for the robot brawler yet to come. Unlike recent games, this one pays proper homage to your childhood, complete with original G1 styles, cel-shaded visuals, and that oh so satisfying transforming sound effect.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta hits PS4 August 19th

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta hits PS4 August 19th

The latest entry in gaming's biggest FPS franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, will soon be upon us, and these days that can only mean one thing: a multiplayer beta test to get fans pumped up. Call of Duty players won't be disappointed, as developer Treyarch has just announced the beta will be available for PlayStation 4 on August 19th. Keep in mind that date is only for players on the PS4, as a beta will be available on Xbox One and other platforms, but just at a later date.

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Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Destiny bundle arrives in September

Not satisfied with your regular ol’ PlayStation 4? Sony has taken the wraps off a new limited edition Destiny console that will be arriving in September as part of a larger bundle. The bundle centers around a 500GB PlayStation 4 with a silver themed design and a matching white controller, and will include a copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition. The bundle will be available for purchase starting on September 15; the price has not yet been revealed.

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New PS4 model in Japan is less power hungry, less noisy

New PS4 model in Japan is less power hungry, less noisy

Sony may have just announced the 1 TB version of the PlayStation 4, which differs only in the storage capacity, but over in Japan, it has launched a variant that has more substantial changes than that. While it's still not the fabled PS4 Slim, the PS4 CUH-1200 does slim down on a few things while still retaining the original external proportions. It has toned down the number of RAM modules used, which in turn reduces power used, which, in turn, also affects the noise that the cooling fan makes.

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Watch Predator’s Mortal Kombat X release with Carl Weathers

Watch Predator’s Mortal Kombat X release with Carl Weathers

Watch the Predator tear Jason apart in Mortal Kombat X - because there's no better way to spend your afternoon. What you're about to see is not only the release of the Predator character for Mortal Kombat X on all platforms, but the reveal of Carl Weathers as Jax. Weathers took the role of beefy fighter in the first Predator film - now he's back to do damage as everyone's favorite metallic basher. Here you'll see the fight you've been waiting for - unless you'd rather Jesse "The Body" Ventura be released. We'll keep crossing our fingers for that one.

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Shenmue 3 PS4 physical copy reward announced

Shenmue 3 PS4 physical copy reward announced

We have been following Shenmue 3 since it was first announced at E3 2015 as a Kickstarter project. The team behind the game has announced a new update recently that will give backers of the project the option of getting the game on a physical disc. Many people prefer to have physical copies of their games rather than download only. Anyone backing the game at $60 or more will have the option of receiving a physical copy for the PS4.

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Uncharted 4 extended gameplay trailer launched post-E3

Uncharted 4 extended gameplay trailer launched post-E3

What you're about to see is a gameplay trailer from the PlayStation 4 version of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. This trailer is for a game that'll be released inside the year 2016 for PlayStation 4. The big deal here - if you're not already convinced to watch it yourself and have your eyes blown out of their sockets - is that the game looks extraordinarily good for a console title. The transition between the cutscene at the start and the gameplay is enough to toss us reeling.

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