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Valve taking sign-ups for In-Home Streaming beta

Valve is now offering beta sign-ups for its In-Home Streaming feature, which the company says will be available for testing later this year.<p>To register for a chance to take part in the beta test, Steam users must join the official group in the Steam Community.<p>Steam's In-Home Streaming is designed …

New Xbox One video touts "ultimate realism"

With less than two weeks to go before the Xbox One's launch on Friday, November 22, Microsoft has released a new video for the next-generation console, which touts the system's ability to deliver "ultimate realism."<p>The short video, released on YouTube today, introduces viewers to the Xbox One and …

Minecraft not launching with PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft will not be available when the system launches on Friday, developer 4J Studios said today on Twitter.<p>"No, it won't be a launch title," the developer said.<p>At Sony's Gamescom 2013 media briefing in August, the company announced that Minecraft for PlayStation 4 …

Why Diablo 3 isn't getting controller support on PC

<i>Diablo 3</i>'s PC incarnation won't receive controller support because the console versions were redesigned to accommodate the new controls, the senior level designer Matthew Berger told Eurogamer.<p>The camera, interface, enemies and much more on consoles were changed to accommodate the new control …

Inside Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' Sandbox-Style Adventure Mode

It's time to kill ALL the things. Again.<p>While Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls was announced at Gamescom earlier this year, Blizzard saved a few juicy …

Blizzard COO "excited" by Steam Machines

Blizzard COO Paul Sams is "excited" to see what Valve does in the living room space with its new line of Steam Machines, the executive told GameSpot at BlizzCon last night.<p>"I'm excited to see what they do, to be honest," Sams said. "Obviously with Steam, they've done great things; they're a …

PS4 won't work with IR remotes

Like the PS3 before it, the PlayStation 4 won't work with standard IR universal remotes.<p><b>Back before Blu-ray players became super cheap, the BD</b> …

Diablo 3 on PlayStation 4 supports Remote Play

<i>Diablo 3</i> on the PlayStation 4 will support Remote Play via the PlayStation Vita, the game's official twitter account confirmed today.<p>The tweet was accompanied with a photo (above) showing that the PlayStation 4 version of the game can be played on the handheld via a wi-fi connection. The PS4 …

PS4: Sony Updates PSN Terms of Service

To include paragraphs on the resale of software and communication monitoring.<p><b>Update:</b> Sony has confirmed that despite the update to the PSN Software …

How PlayStation 4’s play-as-you-download feature works

You aren’t giving Sony $400 to wait. Well, you have to wait a few more days to get your hands on the PlayStation 4 this Friday, but after that, waiting is for suckers.<p>Instead of wasting your time, Sony wants the PlayStation 4 to serve gamers what they want instantly or with as little delay as …

Get a PlayStation Vita at RadioShack for $160

RadioShack has temporarily cut the price of the PlayStation Vita WiFi version from $200 to $160 as part of a special promotion (via NeoGAF). The deal was originally applied to the 3G version as well, though that SKU has since sold out.<p>The deal is available online only and free shipping is …

Xbox One doesn't support 3D Blu-rays

The Xbox One will not support 3D Blu-ray playback, at least not at launch, a Microsoft representative has confirmed with GameSpot sister site CNET.<p>However, it is possible that 3D Blu-ray playback could be added in the future, the representative said. The Xbox One is Microsoft's first console to …

Age of Empires 2 HD receives first expansion with The Forgotten

<i>Age of Empires 2 HD The Forgotten</i>, the first expansion for Hidden Path Entertainment's update of '99s strategy title <i>Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings</i>, is now available to download for Windows PC through Steam for $9.99.<p>The expansion introduces five additional civilizations and technologies, as …

Exclusive shots of Hauppauge’s new, portable HD gameplay recorder for Xbox One, PS4, & more

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are both debuting later this month, and each console includes the capability to record and broadcast gameplay. That means video websites like YouTube and Twitch are about to get pretty crowded, so how can content creators stay ahead?<p>Video-capture device manufacturer …

Reaper of Souls Runs at 1080p, 60fps on PS4, PS3 Characters Transferable

Distribution plan on console still uncertain.<p>PlayStation 3 players will be able to transfer their character data to Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper …

Co-op gaming is a smart way to teach, says new research

Tasking students to play educational games cooperatively helps motivate progression and learning, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development recently compared the performance of middle-school students who played math …

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls biggest changes explained at BlizzCon

At BlizzCon today, the Diablo development team revealed new details about how <i>Diablo 3</i>'s first expansion, <i>Reaper of Souls</i>, will change Blizzard's action role-playing game. Noteworthy are the addition of bounties in the new Adventure Mode, monster mash-ups called Nephalem Rifts and an expanded, even …

Xbox One pre-orders arrive early for some, reveal game and dashboard details

Microsoft’s Xbox One console isn’t supposed to go on sale until November 22nd, but some lucky gamers have started receiving their pre-orders two weeks in advance. After Microsoft's 12-minute video tour of Xbox One, at least three consoles have been delivered early, with two originating from Target. …

You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

One very interesting thing gamers will be able to do if they happen to pick up both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is use the Xbox One’s interface to play games on your PS4 (or Wii U, or even current gen systems.)<p>Speaking with Ben Kuchera of the Penny Arcade Report, Microsoft’s Jeff Henshaw …

Xbox One Requires Day-One Patch To Play Video Games

<i>The Xbox One won’t function at all without a day-one patch Microsoft revealed.</i><p>The Xbox One won’t require an internet connection check-in every 24 hours as Microsoft had initially planned.<p>However, you will need to download a one-time, day one patch for the system. And without it you won’t even be …

The PlayStation Vita is the little handheld that could — and just might — succeed

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Like the noble ape, the PlayStation Vita has evolved. A second iteration of the handheld system, dubbed the PlayStation Vita 2000, made an appearance at the …

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Call of Duty: The Original and the Best?

What can the original Call of Duty teach this series a decade down the track?<p>Operation Deadstick was the codename for an audacious airborne operation …

Nvidia's GameStream may come to MadCatz' MOJO

MadCatz is in talks with Nvidia to bring GameStream to its Android-based micro-console, the MOJO, MadCatz' Global PR Director Alex Verrey told Engadget.<p>"We're talking to Nvidia and we hope to enable GameStream soon after the launch of the console," Verrey told Engadget at Expand NY over the weekend.<p>…

PlayStation Vita marked down to $160 for RadioShack online sale

The Wi-Fi model of the PlayStation Vita has been discounted temporarily at RadioShack, undergoing a $40 price cut down to $159.99 while supplies last.<p>The discount was applied this morning to both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of Sony's portable gaming device, though the former quickly sold out. The offer …