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OUYA goes on sale in US, UK and Canada

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The tiny Android-based game console OUYA has finally gone from being a Kickstarter project to an actual product that you can purchase. Starting today, you will be able to purchase the console in US, UK and Canada.

The console is now available in stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and GAME for $99 in the US. If you want to get a second controller, you would have to shell out another $49.99. Read more »

NVIDIA drops SHIELD price to $299, releasing on June 27

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NVIDIA has announced that it will be selling the SHIELD for $299, starting June 27. The device first went on pre-order back in May but it seems the $349 price tag didn’t sit too well with prospective buyers so now we have a price cut even before the launch of the device.

The NVIDIA SHIELD is a first of its kind device where it is a handheld gaming console running on Android. It’s also the first device to run on NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 processor, which has 4+1 CPU cores clocked at 1.9GHz and a stonking 72 core GPU. Other specifications include a 5-inch, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, microHDMI out (supports up to 4K resolution) and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Microsoft revises Xbox One DRM policies

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After facing considerable backlash from the media and gamers alike, Microsoft have made a U-turn on their DRM policies for the Xbox One. In a blog post released yesterday, Don Mattrick, President, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, detailed the changes that have been made in the new policy.

First of all, Microsoft has shunned the online check compulsion that was previously enforced on Xbox One gamers. The console was previously designed to connect online every 24 hours, which meant you couldn’t play offline. That limitation has now been removed, which means after a one time check you no longer have to stay connected to the internet to play the game. Read more »

Humble Bundle 6 brings Pulse, Fractal, Frozen Synapse and more

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It’s time for yet another Humble Bundle and as usual this one brings some great new games for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. In case you are unaware, Humble Bundle lets you choose your own price for the bundle and also how that money is split between the developers, the Humble Bundle team and charity.

Included in this month’s bundle are Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Pulse. If you choose to pay above the average amount, which currently is $4.68, then you will also get Frozen Synapse and Broken Sword: Director’s Cut. Other than Pulse, which is exclusive to Android, all other games are available on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Read more »

Alleged Logitech gaming controller for iOS 7 leaks out

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A blurry image of what looks like an upcoming dedicated gamepad for iOS devices has made the rounds on the internet. Despite the far from perfect nature of the photo however, the large white Logitech G-series logo on the controller’s left side leaves little doubt about who its manufacturer is.

The gamepad appears designed as an enclosure around iPhone 5 or the latest generation iPod Touch. Read more »

Warner Bros. release ‘Man of Steel’ game for iOS and Android

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Another superhero movie, another movie tie-in game. It’s hardly a surprise then that Warner Bros. have followed the launch of the movie with a game for iOS and Android. Named identical to the movie, Man of Steel is now available on the App Store (separate versions for iPhone and iPad) and the Play Store.

Man of Steel is a third person action game where you engage enemies one at a time. It has the same basic gameplay method that was pioneered by Infinity Blade, where you have to swipe on the screen to attack your enemy and then press buttons on the screen to dodge their attacks. Read more »

Watch the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare gameplay video here

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I’ll admit, when I first heard about PvZ: Garden Warfare, I wasn’t particularly thrilled at the direction the franchise was taking and it just came across as an attempt by EA to milk it for its popularity. But I must say, having watched the new gameplay video, I’m glad that I was wrong and this might just turn out to be one of the most fun games of all time.

EA showed the Garden Warfare gameplay footage when they announced the game at E3. It is a 3D, third person shooter, as expected but the co-operative multiplayer is what makes this game seem so much fun. In the video below, you will see four players assume the role of four different plants, which are all decked in glorious 3D thanks to the almighty Frostbite 3 engine, the same stuff that is powering Battlefield 4. You play together and fight against the hordes of zombies attacking you. Read more »

Rovio teases Angry Birds Go – its most action-packed game yet

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Rovio released a teaser for the latest installment of the Angry Birds saga. Dubbed Angry Birds Go, the upcoming title promises to be the “most thrilling and action-packed” installment of the franchise yet.

Judging by the short teaser, the yet to be revealed Angry Birds Go looks set to bring a racing theme to the series. Read more »

Gameloft announces Asphalt 8: Airborne and Brothers in Arms 3

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If you think all the gaming action this month is happening only on the consoles, think again. Gameloft has announced the next versions of their popular Asphalt and Brothers in Arms games and the visuals are likely to blow your mind.

The first is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the successor to the rather excellent Asphalt 7: Heat. From the trailer it seems there is not a whole lot of difference in terms of gameplay but holy mother of polygons does it look spectacular, especially for a mobile game. Read more »

Sony shows you how to share games on the PS4

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Sharing games on consoles is a tricky business. So tricky in fact that Microsoft has gone out of its way to ensure that you cannot share games with anyone on the Xbox One.

In this highly complex tutorial video, Sony attempts to show that you can share your games on the PS4 and also how you can do it. It’s a bit technical but worth watching. Read more »

Microsoft announces redesigned Xbox 360

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Back when the Xbox One was announced, it was made clear that the current generation Xbox 360 will continue to sell alongside it. However, it won’t be the model we are used to seeing now because Microsoft has announced a new version of the aging console at E3.

Modeled after the new Xbox One, the redesigned Xbox 360 has the similar two-tone, part matte part glossy design but retains some of the design features of the previous generation models, including a primarily vertical stance, a slide-out tray and a large silver power button. The controller design is identical, as is the Kinect accessory. Read more »

Sony reveals the PlayStation 4, priced at $399/€399

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Back in February, Sony officially announced the next generation PlayStation 4 console but stopped just short of showing us what it actually looks like. Now at E3, the wraps have finally come off the design and here it is, the PlayStation 4 in all it’s matte black and angular glory.

The design language is a departure from the previous generation PlayStation 3, which gave more prominence to curves, and goes for flat, angular surfaces that are more in tune with the PlayStation 2 design. Still, there is no mistaking this for anything other than a Sony design. Read more »

Microsoft Xbox One pricing and release date go official

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Microsoft spilled the beans on the pricing and initial availability of the recently announced Xbox One. The gaming console with be available on November 21 in the United States, United Kingdom, and markets in Continental Europe.

The Xbox One will be priced at $499.99 in the US, £429 and €499 in the UK and the rest of Europe respectively. Read more »

Watch thirty minutes of Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 gameplay preview here

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On the eve of E3 2013, Activision took to the stage to showcase their upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts to the world.

What we have here is tons of actual gameplay footage and interviews with the team behind the game all packed into a nearly half an hour long video. So sit back and get your dose of some Call of Duty action. Read more »

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare posters appear at E3 venue

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The original Plants vs. Zombies is one of the most popular 2D tower defense game around regardless of the platform. A sequel in the form of Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! is expected later this month. But it seems EA has some other plans for the series as well.

Spotted at the E3 venue were these posters of something called Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. By the looks of it, this game is going to be in 3D and may actually feature first or third person shooting elements. What the gameplay would be like is anybody’s guess but it does seem markedly different from the other two games. Read more »