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Sony confirms upgraded PlayStation 4, but won’t show new console at E3

For months, the rumor mill has churned with predictions that Sony would launch a new, higher-end PlayStation 4 system with improved graphics, potentially larger storage, and possibly support for UltraHD (aka 4K) Blu-ray discs. Now the company has confirmed these ...

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Verdict: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst falls short in performance

At long last, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has finally hit store shelves. After years of internal tribulations, this prequel/reboot to DICE’s 2008 stylish first-person parkour game is available for the world to play. Unfortunately, this open world interpretation is receiving a ...

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Steam machine sales are abysmal, SteamOS may be dead in the water

Yesterday, Valve announced that it has shipped more than 500,000 Steam controllers since unveiling them in November. While that number sounds initially impressive for a brand new console and operating system, a closer analysis reveals it’s actually pretty bad. Said analysis ...

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Nvidia may scrap its high-end mobile GPUs, bring full-size GTX 1080, 1070 to laptops

For decades, companies like AMD and Nvidia have created two sets of products for the desktop and laptop markets. While the relative performance of laptop GPUs compared to desktop cards has varied, both companies have generally recognized the need to ...

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The reviews are in: Blizzard’s Overwatch is worth every penny

When the open beta of Overwatch launched earlier this month, the hype around Blizzard’s newest release hit a fever pitch. Gamers acquired a taste for this team-based shooter, and the weeks between the beta and the final release were nothing ...

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Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility. Developers are supposed to target both the PS4 and PlayStation 4K / PlayStation Neo, but they aren’t allowed to introduce features or ...

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New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

The first consumer VR headsets are just starting to ship, but choosing between the two options is an important call for early adopters. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift cost $ 600 and there’s already some exclusive software. Oculus ...

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Blizzard will give anyone who sees the World of Warcraft movie a free copy of WoW

Update: Blizzard has confirmed to us that this give-away includes all of the latest expansion packs and a free month of game play, though this last applies only to new players. Current players can still score a free copy of ...

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Uncharted 4 is the showpiece the PS4 deserves

The PS4 hasn’t seen many exclusive titles over the last two and a half years. Sure, there have been a few notable releases, but Sony’s been surprisingly slow to deliver games that make the PS4 stand out from the crowd. ...

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Oculus shipping hardware to retail stores while pre-orders are delayed for months

One of the most difficult aspects of VR is how hard it is to actually convey the experience of using the device. It’s not the first time we’ve had this problem — both 3-D and multi-monitor configurations don’t translate well ...

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