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Sony announces the PlayStation 4, arriving this holiday season

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As was widely expected, Sony announced its upcoming PlayStation 4 gaming console at the February 20 event. While a lot was said about the console at the event, we still don’t know what it looks like or how much it would cost.

But let’s talk about what we do know, starting with the hardware. For the PS4, Sony is using an x86-64 AMD processor with an integrated 8-core ‘Jaguar’ CPU and GPU. The GPU is capable of delivering 1.84 TFLOPS of performance, which pegs it slightly above AMD’s Radeon HD 7870 desktop GPU announced last year. The PS4 will also have 8GB of GDDR5 memory with around 176GB/s of memory bandwidth. Read more »

NVIDIA launches GTX Titan, a powerful graphic card that costs you $1000

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NVIDIA has officially unveiled its GTX Titan, a powerful graphic card, which has the ability to power the world’s first gaming supercomputers and comes with 2,688 CUDA cores, 6 GB of GDDR5 RAM and 7.1 billion transistors. The 10.5″ powerhouse also has the ability to push 4,500 gigaflops of raw power.

The latest graphic card from the American company was in action, bootstrapped to two others running together and the GTX Titan powered the graphics from the Crysis 3, which was running at 5760×1080 pixel resolution across three monitors. Read more »

Sony PS4 to reportedly support PS3 games streamed over the internet

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According to the latest report by The Wall Street Journal, Sony will be adding support for playing games streamed over the internet in the upcoming PlayStation 4 console, said to be unveiled during the February 20 event.

This shouldn’t come across as a big surprise as Sony recently acquired Gaikai, a cloud-based gaming service specializing in streaming games over the internet. However, it seems the streaming feature for the PS4 will be limited to streaming previous generation PS3 titles, at least initially. Read more »

Prototype PS4 controller leaks, has a built-in touchpad

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The PS4 rumors are swirling thick and fast, with February 20 widely being regarded as the day Sony will finally unveil its next generation console. The latest news on that front is that someone managed to take a picture of a working PS4 controller prototype, which has got some new tricks up its sleeve compared to the PS3 controller.

As you’ll notice right off the bat, there is a sizable black strip above the joysticks, which is said to be a touchpad. Read more »

Infinity Blade is now available for free in the App Store

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Infinity Blade, the popular sword fighting game developed exclusively for iDevices, is now available for free as a part of Apple’s app of the week promotion

The action blockbuster was the first game to be built on the Unreal 3 graphics engine and it really made a splash when it released. Read more »

Microsoft Xbox 360 shipments exceed 76 million units as Kinect sales reach 24 million

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The sales of Microsoft Xbox 360, the successor of the popular Xbox gaming console, have surpassed 76 million units, according to Larry Hryb, the director of programming for Xbox.

Larry Hryb announced the Xbox 360′s achievement through his Twitter page. The tweet also said that Kinect sales have reached the 24 million units and Xbox live now has 46 million paying subscribers. Read more »

Real Racing 3 will be free when it lands on Android and iOS at the end of this month

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This particular news surely caught me by surprise, folks! Firemonkey’s highly anticipated Real Racing 3 video game will be available for free when it launches on Android and iOS on February 28. The word was delivered by Nick Earl – Electronic Arts’ senior vice president for mobile and social game development.

Offering the third installment of the Real Racing franchise for free is a massive departure from the norm for Electronic Arts. Read more »

‘Shapes & Sound: The Shape Shooter’ for Android game review

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It’s not often that we come across exclusive game titles for Android. The only other Android exclusive title we have reviewed so far was Puddle THD, which is in fact so exclusive that it only runs on NVIDIA Tegra devices.

Today we have for you the review of Shapes & Sound: The Shape Shooter, a new 2D action game available only on Android. The game looks interesting and seems to be getting a lot of positive feedback. So let’s see how good it really is. Read more »

NVIDIA shows off more Project SHIELD gaming chops with a Real Boxing demo

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After grabbing the spotlight at CES 2013, NVIDIA’s Project Shield portable gaming console has enjoyed an increasing amount of interest from anyone who’s even remotely interested in mobile gaming. The latest video demo posted by NVIDIA shows off the console’s controls by showcasing a yet to be revealed Real Boxing video game.

Real Boxing is designed to take full advantage of NVIDIA Project Shield’s powerful Tegra 4 internals, which include a quad-core CPU and a GeForce GPU with 72 cores. Read more »

Studio developing ‘Infinity Blade: Dungeons’ shuts down, game put on hold indefinitely

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You may remember getting a sneak peek at Epic Games’ Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in the Infinity Blade series for iOS devices, during the iPad 3 launch event last year. Unlike the first two games, Dungeons adopted a top-down isometric view with proper player motion and gameplay, unlike the mindless screen swiping in the first two games.

Unfortunately, Impossible Studios, the studio developing the game for Epic Games, has been shut down, with the game now put on hold indefinitely. Read more »

Real World Racing Beta now available, allows you to race on real streets

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The open beta version of the Real World Racing is now available for all the race gaming fans. The title brings a whole new dimension for gaming as it is built using real satellite images, which lets you to race on the real streets.

Unfortunately, the game is not fully built yet, but the beta version still offers you different modes including single player, time trial and multiplayer with six different cars along with three maps – Rome, Berlin and London. Read more »

EA releases Origin client for OS X

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After releasing an alpha version last month, EA has now released the final stable version of the Origin store client for Apple’s OS X platform.

The client looks almost identical to the Windows version and other than the placement of the window buttons on top you can’t really tell them apart. The big difference, however, comes in the selection of games that is currently available. Read more »

OUYA to launch new version of the console every year

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The Kickstarter funded Android gaming console OUYA is finally set to go out in the hands of anxious Kickstarer backers and eventually, regular customers. But turns out, a newer version of the console isn’t too far away from now.

Talking to Engadget, CEO of OUYA Julie Uhrman said that “There will be a new OUYA every year. There will be an OUYA 2 and an OUYA 3.” What OUYA is aiming for is a smartphone-like update strategy, where they will update the console every year with newer processors and more memory. Read more »

OUYA console to hit retail outlets in June for $99.99

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OUYA, the Kickstarter funded Android based game console is now in its final stages. According to CEO Julie Uhrman, the console will start shipping to Kickstarter backers in March.

As for the rest of us, the console will hit retail outlets in June, with Target, Best Buy and Gamestop being the first to have it in stock. If you want to get it online, you have the option of getting it from the company’s website (which will ship early in April) or from Amazon. Read more »

‘Little Inferno’ for iPad game review

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Little Inferno made its public debut last year as one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U. Made by the designers of the popular game World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth, the game was lauded for its unique gameplay and won many awards. After that it was released on Steam and has now made an appearance on the mobile platform with the iPad version.

There is a pyromaniac in every one of us and that’s whom the game is made for. You simply set fire to things in this game, and then do it in various combos to create bigger fires and earn more points. All of this is wrapped in a mysterious story that unfolds as the game progresses. Sounds interesting? Let’s find out more. Read more »