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Need for Speed: Rivals Review – Unexpected Mayhem

A burst of turbo ignites a blue flame from my Dodge Challenger’s exhaust. At 150 mph, my eyes are fixated on the straightaway ahead. A slow-moving …

Heavy smokers cut down or quit after magnetic brain stimulation, study finds

Heavy smokers who regularly puffed more than a packet of cigarettes a day cut down or quit for six months after their brains were stimulated with magnets, researchers say.<p>The apparent success of the simple procedure has led the scientists to organise a large-scale trial which will launch early next …

PS4 vs. Xbox One: Avoiding Another Decade Of Brand Loyalty Madness

This article, like many, many others written this year, has “versus” in title when talking about the upcoming contest between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. Both are indeed in competition for the hearts, minds and most importantly, dollars of the average consumer, and it’s going to …

New video demonstrates Xbox One's multitasking 'Snap' feature

A new video examines how the Xbox One's "Snap" feature allows players to multitask while they game.<p>The video stars Xbox marketing lead Yusuf Mehdi and shows him playing <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>. Mehdi uses the Xbox One's voice controls to pause the game and quickly access whatever he told the console to …

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PlayStation 4 voice commands limited for launch

PlayStation 4 voice commands via the PlayStation Camera will be limited at launch, Sony confirmed to Engadget during the company's review event this week in New York City.<p>First, users will not be able to "wake up" the PS4 while in standby voice through voice commands, nor can they pause videos. …

Racial tensions erupt in this Killzone: Shadow Fall launch trailer

The launch trailer for PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> brings a plethora of explosions as an uneasy truce disintegrates.<p>The trailer builds on the scenario established in an earlier trailer: Long-time Killzone baddies the Helghan have settled on the planet Vekta following the …

This is what you can do with your voice on PS4 at launch

The PlayStation 4's voice command support will be a bit light initially, but developers say that more support is coming post launch.<p>At launch the PlayStation 4 will have a set of basic voice commands that will allow players to start games, turn off the system and take screenshots, said Toshi Aoki, …

PlayStation 4 won't work with IR remote controls

The PlayStation 4 cannot receive infrared (IR) remote control commands, a Sony representative told GameSpot sister site CNET, meaning universal remotes will not be supported.<p>What's more, CNET was not able to locate an IR receptor on its review unit, and Sony also confirmed that the PlayStation …

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Check out the cool little things that next-gen can do for zombie game Dying Light

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>Developer Techland isn’t very subtle with its zombie-infestation plans. Its open-world zombie-survival game Dying Light comes out sometime in 2014 and will blanket all major platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, …

Digital Foundry tests Dead Rising 3, finds framerate lacking

The technically minded editors at Eurogamer's Digital Foundry spent some hands-on time with <i>Dead Rising 3,</i> Capcom Vancouver's upcoming Xbox One exclusive, and found a handful of framerate and rendering issues in the next-gen title.<p>Digital Foundry confirmed that the game runs at a native 720p, and …

Sony reiterates that PlayStation 4 supports used games

Sony has spoken out to downplay concerns about the PlayStation 4 blocking the secondhand market after an updated European PlayStation Network terms of use suggested users would not be able to resell disc-based games.<p>"If you are concerned about our new European TOS, we confirm that you are able to …

Amazon Opens a PlayStation Network Storefront

Digital PSN games and content can now be purchased through Amazon.com.<p>Amazon's website now has a section devoted to the PlayStation Network where …

Assassin's Creed 4 companion app trailer shows how tablets can aid your piracy

A new video from Ubisoft shows how players can use the <i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> tablet companion app to abet their conquest of the high seas.<p>The companion app, which functions with both iOS and Android tablets, can be used to set waypoints on the map and spot enemy ships further away than a …

War Thunder is the same game on PS4 and PC, says dev

<i>War Thunder</i>, the massively multiplayer online military combat game from Gaijin Entertainment, has been in an open beta on Windows PC for a year now. And once Gaijin launches the World War II-based shooter on PlayStation 4 later this year, both versions will effectively be the same game.<p>"In terms of …

Sony to donate $150,000 for Philippines relief efforts

Sony Corp. today announced that it will make a donation of ¥15 million ($150,000) to support the ongoing relief efforts for the communities affected by the typhoon that devastated the Philippines after making landfall on Friday.<p>It was not announced which relief support group the money would go …

Secret Ponchos now running on Sony's PhyreEngine, coming to PS Plus in April

<i>Secret Ponchos</i>, indie developer Switchblade Monkeys' spaghetti western, is being completely re-rendered from Unity with Sony's PhyreEngine, creative director Yousuf Mapara told Polygon.<p>During a hands-on demo with <i>Secret Ponchos</i> during a PlayStation 4 launch event in New York City, Mapara said that …

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Dead Rising 3 shows off gameplay with choose-your-own-adventure trailer

<b>Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 is ratcheting up the excitement with an interactive gameplay trailer that lets you choose the action.</b><p>Capcom's …

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus review: closure

Sony's most recognizable cartoon heroes take the PS3 out on a strong note<p><i>Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus</i> delivers a worthy denouement to a generation's worth of Ratchet & Clank games that haven't always lived up to the name.<p>In an attempt to mix up the formula in 2011's <i>Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One</i>, …

Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 will have story "inconsistencies"

The upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may have various story "inconsistencies," series creator Hideo Kojima told Kotaku in a new interview. Kojima explained that the game's nature as a prequel made it problematic to keep the story straight in every instance.<p>"I'm pretty sure that the …

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes has exclusive PlayStation content

Kojima Productions has something special planned for PlayStation fans for the release of <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes</i>, according to a tweet from series creator Hideo Kojima.<p>Earlier today, Kojima tweeted a photo of his interview room at Sony's PlayStation 4 event in New York, capturing a bit of …

PlayStation 4 preorders ahead of Xbox One, Ubisoft suggests

According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, PlayStation 4 preorders may be ahead of Xbox One. Asked during an earnings call today if Ubisoft had concerns about demand for the Xbox One being light at launch, Guillemot said the Xbox One will be a hit this holiday, even if preorder figures don't match …