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PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

PlayStation 4 software update bringing HDCP off and SHARE to USB

It would appear that Sony has realized the power of sharing full-sized video clips and snapshots from the PlayStation 4, as reflected in their newest firmware update for the system. This update will bring on a collection of "most-requested" changes to the PlayStation 4’s software build, including several in the SHARE category. That’s the SHARE button and everything inside it, mind you.

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Titanfall Xbox 360 release delayed to April 8th

Titanfall Xbox 360 release delayed to April 8th

Though we’d originally been informed that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall would be pushed at the same time as the Xbox One version, then that it’d come a bit later in March, now it’s headed for April. This change has been made due to the Bluepoint Games development of the game not being entirely perfect before launch, moving the launch from March 25th now to April 8th. The PC (through Origin) and Xbox One versions of Titanfall have been available since March 11th, 2014.

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PS4 Project Morpheus partners announced: Virtual Reality gaming amped up

PS4 Project Morpheus partners announced: Virtual Reality gaming amped up

Today amongst announcements of the first full-scale virtual reality headset - Project Morpheus for the PlayStation 4 - Sony announced a bevy of software partners. Amongst them were Wwise, Unity (for Unity Engine), Gigantic, and Epic Games. Both software engines and game developers are already onboard, meaning we’ll have both games from the outset and the skeletons of games ready for skin.

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SlashGear hits GDC 2014: Game Developer action all week

SlashGear hits GDC 2014: Game Developer action all week

The gaming developer action has begun this week in San Francisco, California, as we descend upon the 2014 version of GDC, the Game Developers Conference. This conference is held at the Moscone Center this year, the same as Apple and Google conferences of years past, lasting this whole week - yesterday until the 21st, Friday. The fun begins with none other than a "Deathmatch with John Romero", co-creator of DOOM, playing the original in the deadliest of multiplayer fashions.

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Android Wear: Square and Round wearables cut out the rectangle

Android Wear: Square and Round wearables cut out the rectangle

Today Google unveiled their wearable push with Android Wear, a system that’ll work with both square and round screens. While this might seem like an aesthetic choice, purely for the fashion of the situation, Google has gone in-depth with how they’ll be rolling the system out. Starting with two core functions, Suggest and Demand, developers will be creating unique experiences for every device, while keeping a smooth UI for the lot.

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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike expands largely on Paracel Storm

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike expands largely on Paracel Storm

Players of the war game Battlefield 4 on any of its various platforms will know of the map called Paracel Storm. For those lovers of said map, good news is afoot - lead gameplay designer Gustav Halling has suggested through the BF4 blog that "with this expansion we wanted to give players who love [Paracel Storm] more variations in the naval gameplay." Today the first teaser trailer for Naval Strike has been revealed.

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LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

LINE Voice Calls activated in USA and 7 other countries

The latest update of the LINE chat app has added a system in which users will be able to make use of free voice calls inside their own countries and abroad. This "LINE Call" system works inside a number of countries - Columbia, The Philippines, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, and the United States, and will be available to users who have registered their mobile phone number with the service. Which calls are free and which are available for "cheap domestic and international calls" is not yet entirely clear.

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Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

It’s time to be done with the longest-lasting experiment in real-cash trade for Diablo items in the history of the Diablo gamin franchise. It will be Tuesday, March 18th when the gold and real-money auction houses are taken down entirely, while the rest of the auction house ecosystem will remain in play. Until June 24th, players will be able to access their "completed" tabs - but we wouldn’t risk it.

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SlashGear 101: Microsoft OneNote

SlashGear 101: Microsoft OneNote

There's no confusing Microsoft's play to be your digital companion: first the OneDrive push, and now a play to make OneNote the de-facto service for digital notetaking. Made free across all platforms this morning, as well as freshly released for Mac users alongside a new partner app campaign, OneNote is now more than just an app but a service spread across desktop, tablet, smartphone, and browser. Confused? Let SlashGear 101 get you up to speed.

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