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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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PlayStation 4 CE-34878-0 save file error under investigation by Sony

PlayStation 4 CE-34878-0 save file error under investigation by Sony

Supposing you've seen the error "CE-34878-0" in your PlayStation 4 in the recent past, you'll likely be none-to-thrilled about how much of a game you've had to re-play as a result. Though playing the game is all the fun of playing the game, so to speak, finding that an error in your next-generation console has resulted in your safe files being corrupted is not the thing you want to see on a Thursday evening. The good news is that Sony is looking into it.

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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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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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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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WWE Network steps into the ring on Xbox and PlayStation

WWE Network steps into the ring on Xbox and PlayStation

All around the country one of the most popular sporting events that comes to arenas, stadiums and pay per view is World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE. During CES, WWE announced a new live streaming network that would be coming to game consoles giving fans of wrestling more access to the sport. The network will be called the WWE Network.

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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 availability jumps for new year

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 availability jumps for new year

Head to your local retail outlet this week and you may see an image of their video game and entertainment section a whole lot different from what it was a few weeks ago. Both Microsoft and Sony have successfully ramped up production to keep with the times now - perhaps a moment too late - that the holiday season has arrived. Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One can once again be found on store shelves - in some stores for the first time ever.

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Battlefield 4 banned in China

Battlefield 4 banned in China

The first-person shooter Battlefield 4 has had its fair share off odd events since the dawn of its arrival, but this newest China-based oddity has to take the cake. Due to the supposed discrediting of China’s national image in the futuristic plot line of the game, Battlefield 4 has been banned from sale as of this week. As quick as possible, says the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the game is to be removed from physical shelves as well as all China-based online sales channels.

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