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‘Amplitude’ launches for PlayStation 4 on January 5

‘Amplitude’ launches for PlayStation 4 on January 5

Harmonix’ reboot of the PlayStation 2 game Amplitude came about thanks to a healthy Kickstarter campaign, but has seen multiple delays throughout the year. As of this past summer, the maker had announced Amplitude was again delayed, and that it would be arriving in early 2016 for most users. Fast forward to today, with Harmonix announcing the official launch date: January 5. This pertains only to the PlayStation 4 version, however.

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Microsoft HoloLens streams Halo 5 from Xbox One

Microsoft HoloLens streams Halo 5 from Xbox One

Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset continues to get more and more interesting; just recently we saw it used in interactive car shopping, now we're seeing it used to stream Halo 5 gameplay from an Xbox One. The company seems to be letting HoloLens developers share short clips of the headset in action on Twitter under the hashtag #MadeWithHoloLens, and program manager Varun Mani may have the most impressive of all, with a 30-second peek at Halo 5 running on a virtual screen on his living room wall.

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PS4 Battlefront and Uncharted bundles arrive December 6

PS4 Battlefront and Uncharted bundles arrive December 6

Sony has a couple of new PlayStation 4 bundles up its sleeve and they’ll be arriving on December 6, remaining available for a couple of weeks before disappearing shortly ahead of Christmas. First among them is the Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition PS4 bundle, which is priced at $299.99 USD, and joining it is the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle, which comes with the same price tag.

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Oft-delayed Mighty No. 9 gets new trailer, 2 player mode details

Oft-delayed Mighty No. 9 gets new trailer, 2 player mode details

Keiji Inafune's twice delayed Mighty No. 9 has just released a brand-new trailer highlighting gameplay and a number of the title's features and play modes. The game is now on track for a February 9th release in the US, and February 12th for the rest of the globe, and now developers Comcept are revealing some of the first details on Mighty No. 9's two-player modes, including co-op and competitive.

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Hit puzzle game Fez gets beautiful physical release 3 years later

Hit puzzle game Fez gets beautiful physical release 3 years later

In case you've never heard of the video game Fez, it was a retro-style indie-developed puzzler that went on to become a smash hit among both critics and fans. First released on the Xbox 360 in April 2012, it went on make the migration to other platforms, including PS3 and PS4, Windows, OS X, and Steam, all via digital download. But developer Polytron has chosen now to give Fez a physical release, however in the form of a very limited, beautiful special edition.

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Rainbow Six Siege open beta postponed over server issues [UPDATE]

Rainbow Six Siege open beta postponed over server issues [UPDATE]

It was announced earlier this year that Rainbow Six Siege would be delayed until December, but ahead of its launch would come an open beta. That open beta arrived in recent hours, but unfortunately was found to have numerous issues, so much so that it has been postponed with Ubisoft reverting back to a closed beta. According to the latest update, server issues and more are to blame.

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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

While Microsoft's Xbox One has just gotten the ability to play over 100 Xbox 360 titles, its looks like Sony is working on bringing backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games to the PS4. This was discovered with the release of a PS4 console bundle this week that includes the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with four classic Star Wars games from previous console generations, including three from the PS2. In an email to Wired, Sony confirmed that they are working on making more games compatible.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided delayed until August 2016

The video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been delayed, the studio behind it has announced. The reason is due to quality — or, more specifically, the pursuit of quality. Said developer Eidos Montreal’s head of studio David Anfossi, “I know that expectations are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations, but exceed them."

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Steam Controller configured to allow disabled gamer play Skyrim with one hand

Steam Controller configured to allow disabled gamer play Skyrim with one hand

The Steam Controller, as well as the new Xbox One Elite controller from Microsoft, are truly revolutionary for disabled gamers in that they allow complete button re-mapping and customization, letting those who don't have full use of their hands reach and use the controls necessary to play a game. The Steam Controller especially allows levels of customization never seen before, and one user demonstrates this by creating a layout for playing the hit game Skyrim with one hand, fulfilling a request from another disabled player.

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Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

It looks like the mega-popular game Minecraft is about to make its debut on a new platform: Nintendo's Wii U. A listing for the game has been found on the website for PEGI, the video game ratings association for Europe, complete with a release date of November 12th, which happens to be today. While it's not clear if the latest version of Minecraft really will be available in the next few hours, what is scheduled for today is a Nintendo Direct livestream announcement.

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Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

To commemorate the release of Dragon Quest Builders, the new Minecraft-inspired entry in the famous RPG series, Sony has announced a limited edition themed PlayStation Vita for Japan. Dubbed the "PlayStation Vita Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition," the handheld system gets a new silver paint job, to match the game's iconic enemy type, as well as a few tiny detailing that Dragon Quest fans will love.

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