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Sony Hints That a PlayStation 5 Could Arrive Sooner Than You’d Expect

Part of the reason gamers are so hungry for the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 console offerings from Sony and Microsoft this year is that it's been so bloody long since their predecessors launched. The Xbox 360 landed way back in December 2005, with the PS3 UK launch following in March 2007. Will the new machines live to equally ripe old ages? Read More >>

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GAME Accused of Ruining Gamers’ “Xbox One Day” By Cancelling Pre-Orders Without Refunds

Videogame retailer GAME has come under fire by an enraged group of customers who claim that their Xbox One pre-orders have been cancelled just days before the console's launch. And, to make matters worse, so far there's no sign of a refund. Read More >>

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Xbox One Kinect Sensor Can Now Keep an Eye on You From Just 4.5 Feet

A leaked Xbox One instruction manual suggests that you'll be able to get up close and personal with the console's new Kinect sensor, with the ever-watching eye of Microsoft's machine now happily sitting closer to the player without freaking out. Read More >>

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The PS4 Will Hit the UK on November 29th For £350

We finally have a date out of Sony, and before Microsoft's managed to push one out for the Xbox One too. PS4 fans will be able to get their grubby mitts on Sony's new hotness come November 29th, if you've pre-ordered it already or are willing to camp overnight to be first in-store, that is. Read More >>

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The Xbox One Might Be Really Expensive

While Microsoft hasn't officially announced a price for the Xbox One -- we're expecting that sting at E3 next month -- that hasn't stopped Amazon Germany from throwing up a price. 599 euros apparently buys you a One, which works out at a hefty £510. Ouch. Read More >>

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So, Who’s Winning the War? PS4 or Xbox One?

Now that you've had time to digest everything Microsoft spat out last night, and the PS4 launch that, well, didn't even show us a box, what do you think? Early impressions here folks -- who's got your money right now? Xbox One or PS4? Read More >>

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“Always-On” Angry Xbox Man Resigns From Microsoft

Adam Orth, the Microsoft man who accidentally sort of confirmed that the next Xbox will have an "always-on" internet requirement when he went mad about it on the internet, has now left the gaming company. Read More >>

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Microsoft Apologises for Employee’s “Always-On” Next Xbox Twitter Rampage

Microsoft has issued an apology for an employee's outburst regarding the next Xbox's supposed always-on internet connectivity requirements, in which he suggested users just "deal with it" and expressed his smug happiness that he lived somewhere with a decent internet connection. Read More >>

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You’ll Need an Internet Connection to Start Xbox 720 Games With Just Three Minutes to Reboot Your Router If It Drops

The overbearing DRM rumours continue to swirl around the next generation Xbox. Kotaku has it from two separate sources that you will indeed need a persistent internet connection, both to start the game and to continue playing it. You'll also need to be quick on the reboot trigger if your connection dies. Read More >>

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Leak Reinforces Rumours of “Always Connected” Future Xbox

A new leak seems to reinforce claims that Microsoft's next-generation "Durango" Xbox will require mandatory game installation and have an "always on, always connected" internet policy. Read More >>

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Apparently Trailers for Consoles are a Real Thing Now

Unless you were, you know, sleeping, last night, you probably saw that Sony busted out the PS4 last night. Well, I say busted out, we didn't actually see the box, but we saw everything else! Anyway, if you missed it, or even if you didn't, Sony's got a jaw-dropping trailer for you. Yes, trailers for consoles are apparently a thing. Read More >>

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Apparently You’ll Just Be Able to Shout at Your Xbox to Turn It On

The Xbox rumours are flowing thick and fast at the moment, with the latest report stating that Microsoft's going all-in with voice recognition, allowing you to simply walk in the room and shout "Xbox on" to fire the thing up. It's even going to go all Siri-like on us too, let's just hope it's a tad more useful in the UK than Apple's poor-excuse-for-butler. Read More >>

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Rumour: The PlayStation 4 Will Cost Over £270

Everybody is expecting Sony to announce the PS4 on February 20th that it's a forgone conclusion at this point. Now rumours are coming out about the price of the next generation system. Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun is reporting that the PS4 will retail for over £270. Expensive? Read More >>

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Looks Like the Next-Gen Xbox Will Block Used Games Too

Just like Sony's rumoured to be looking into, a report from gaming mag Edge Online has it that Microsoft's going to require you to have a persistent internet connection on your next-gen Xbox to play games, just like some really crap PC DRM. It's also going to block you playing used games too. Thanks Microsoft. Read More >>

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WSJ: Yes, Sony Will Announce the PlayStation 4 on February 20th

The WSJ is confirming what we all saw in Sony's slick video teaser for its upcoming February 20th event we just saw: Sony will be announcing the PlayStation 4. Citing the ol' reliable 'people familiar with the matter', the WSJ says that the PS4 will be announced on February 20th and be released later this year. Read More >>