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Sony patent reveals PowerGlove-like VR gaming controller

Sony patent reveals PowerGlove-like VR gaming controller

You're not going to believe this, but the Power Glove — Nintendo's awful, wearable game controller released in 1989 — could be coming back, at least in spirit, and from Sony. Several patents have been discovered by a NeoGAF user that reveal the PlayStation maker is looking into a glove-based controller to be used with virtual reality gaming experiences. Not only would it allow hand movement tracking, but the ability to physically interact with items in a VR world.

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Capcom looks to punish Street Fighter V players that quit matches early

Capcom looks to punish Street Fighter V players that quit matches early

If you've ever played any kind of competitive game online, like a FPS or fighting game, you're probably familiar with the "rage quit." It's when someone is so frustrated at being beaten by their opponent (usually by a wide margin), or they've been on a losing streak and just can't take another loss, so they quit the match instead of see it to the end. Turns out the newly launched Street Fighter V has a problem with players rage-quitting, and developer Capcom is asking for help in handling the situation.

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Here are the first new Shenmue 3 screenshots

Here are the first new Shenmue 3 screenshots

Remember Shenmue 3? The game that was seemingly announced out of nowhere at E3 last year and went on to smash a number of Kickstarter records with its crowdfunding campaign? Well, creator Yu Suzuki has taken a break to step out and prove that work is still progressing on the $6.3 million-funded project with a handful of new screenshots. Suzuki and his team were present at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences (MAGIC) event in, well, Monaco, today to give a presentation.

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Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV accused of ripping off band’s song

Final Fantasy XIV has stirred up a bit of a controversy, with some gamers claiming the song played during a boss battle is a ripoff of the Powerman 5000 song “When Worlds Collide.” The game's producer says the song is an original "industrial rock" track developed specifically for the game, but any casual listen reveals it has a striking similarity to Powerman 5000's own track.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming to Nintendo 3DS this year

In what should come as no surprise, Nintendo announced the latest editions of the Pokemon games this morning. During a brief Nintendo Direct live media broadcast, the company revealed the titles as Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. The games are coming to the Nintendo 3DS, but unfortunately for fans of the monster-collecting series, they won't see release until the "holiday 2016" period.

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Xbox’s Alan Wake may be getting a sequel after all

Xbox’s Alan Wake may be getting a sequel after all

Game developer Remedy's newest title, Quantum Break, isn't out for another month, but evidence has already been discovered that a long-awaited sequel to their previous series, the Xbox 360's Alan Wake, may be in the works. A user on the gaming forum NeoGAF found that Remedy has recently filed a trademark application for the title "Alan Wake's Return." What's more, the purchase of the domain name AlanWakeReturns.com was also tied to Remedy, although the website hasn't been used for anything yet.

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Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 launch for PS4, Xbox One this year

Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 launch for PS4, Xbox One this year

Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 will be arriving on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year, starting with the 6th installment and working backwards as the year progresses. The first game will be available as a download and physical disc (the latter in North and South America) on March 29, with more general timeframes provided for the next two games (you’ll have to wait until autumn to get the fourth game). A teaser trailer joins the announcement.

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Uncharted 4 trailer caught using Assassin’s Creed artwork, dev apologizes

Uncharted 4 trailer caught using Assassin’s Creed artwork, dev apologizes

Yesterday saw Sony and game developer Naughty Dog drop an impressive new story trailer for the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. However, some eagle-eyed viewers noticed a piece of in-game artwork in the video that didn't belong. As in, it was artwork from a completely different game, by a different company, to be specific. A scene in the trailer showed a framed painting on the wall, which turned out to be a piece of concept art from Ubisoft's Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.

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New Uncharted 4 story trailer reveals trouble in a beautiful paradise

New Uncharted 4 story trailer reveals trouble in a beautiful paradise

Sony's hit PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is just two months away from its April 26th release date, so they've taken it upon themselves to finally shed a little on the game's story with a new trailer. Previous videos have showcased the title's action gameplay and beautiful environments, while teasing the emergence of hero Nathan Drake's brother. Now we've got a better idea of why the two are working together and how Drake got dragged into another adventure.

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PlayStation VR event confirmed for March 15

PlayStation VR event confirmed for March 15

Now that the final consumer editions of both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets have been revealed with set pre-order dates, Sony needs to get into gear with regard to specifics about its upcoming PlayStation VR hardware. The gaming giant seems to know this, as they've just announced a special media event to take place on March 15th, alongside the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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Remastered BioShock collection for PS4, Xbox One surfaces in Brazil rating

Remastered BioShock collection for PS4, Xbox One surfaces in Brazil rating

This isn't the first time we've heard speculation about "BioShock" remastered, but this time around the speculation is joined by seemingly solid evidence. A Brazilian government agency has listed “BioShock: The Collection” on its website alongside ratings for five versions of the game: two for PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, and another three for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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‘The Division’ beta had record 6.4m players

‘The Division’ beta had record 6.4m players

“The Division” beta came to an end today, and with its close comes an announcement from Ubisoft: more than 6.4 million gamers played the beta, making it the largest beta ever for a new title on present-gen gaming consoles. Ubisoft went on to break down some of the details, among which is that players spent an average of 5 hours playing the beta.

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