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PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to use real names in addition to PSN IDs

PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to use real names in addition to PSN IDs

As part of its keynote at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony has detailed the PSN aspect that will come with the PlayStation 4, saying that in addition to PSN IDs, gamers will also be able to use their real names. Such a change will facilitate the ability to form more traditional friendship-esque bonds over the PS4 gaming experience, rather than the impersonal nature of random IDs.

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DualShock 4 controller crafted with input from developers, offers Share button and more

DualShock 4 controller crafted with input from developers, offers Share button and more

Sony just dropped some specs for the PlayStation 4, and has followed that up with some details and a look at the DualShock 4 controller, with features including a Share button and some subtle design changes that gives it an entirely new feel over the DualShock 3, as well as a capacitive touchpad. We've got a gallery and the rest of the details after the jump.

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PlayStation 4 specs dropped by Sony at Tokyo Game Show keynote

PlayStation 4 specs dropped by Sony at Tokyo Game Show keynote

We're here at the Tokyo Game Show, where Sony just held its "Life with PlayStation 4" keynote, dropping a bunch of details on its next-generation console's specifications, as well as info on its some of the PS4's exclusive games and the "gaming experience" as a whole. Joining in the keynote was head Shuhei Yoshida, as well as Sony president Andrew House and the division president Masayasu Ito.

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Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

In the annals of Kickstarter history, Mighty No. 9, the descendant of much-beloved Megaman, has achieved widespread success, hitting and quickly surpassing its first goal, as well as a few after it. Now it has hit another milestone, and the announcement has been made that the game will be coming to the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii U, as well as availability through Steam.

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Zynga settles lawsuit with Kixeye and former employee over confidential data theft

Zynga settles lawsuit with Kixeye and former employee over confidential data theft

Alan Patmore found himself hit with a lawsuit from his former employer Zynga late last year after he left the ailing company for another called Kixeye. According to Zynga, Patmore had pilfered 763 files when he left the company, among them being confidential designs, while also claiming that Kixeye was aware of this theft and accessed the data. Nearly a year later, the matter has been put to rest.

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HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC introduced with Core i7 Extreme and liquid cooling

The PC gaming market will be gaining a new system starting next month (October 16, to be precise), with HP rolling out the introductory carpet for its HP Envy Phoenix 810 Gaming PC. If the computer looks familiar, it should: last year we got our hands on the HP Pavilion HPE h9 Phoenix gaming unit, which is essentially an older version of this upcoming machine.

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Xbox 360 support to continue for next three years

Xbox 360 support to continue for next three years

The Xbox One will be available to consumers on November 22, just in time for the holiday season. For those who aren't planning on rushing out and upgrading, however, questions have been raised regarding how long the Xbox 360 will last before reaching the obsolete stage. Microsoft addressed this concern yesterday at the Citi Global Technology Conference, saying that it will be supported for three years.

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