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4K FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

It’s time to de-mystify this 4K stuff once and for all.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of</i> …

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PlayStation VR might skip the PS4 and head for the clouds

Digital gloves with haptic feedback have taken several leaps forward since virtual reality (VR) entered the market. It’s often been referred to as an …

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Sony taking down PlayStation Network tonight for maintenance

You will not have the full functionality of the PlayStation Network this evening.<p>Sony has announced that it will knock PSN offline for around 90 minutes starting at 9:30 p.m. Pacific time tonight. Unlike previous outages, Sony claims this maintenance will not prevent anyone from playing online …

Kinect Is Not Dead, Microsoft Says

Microsoft did not talk about its motion-sensing Xbox peripheral Kinect during the company's E3 briefing this week or at all during the show itself. Some fans might be wondering how committed Microsoft is to the technology considering it didn't take any time to talk about it at the year's biggest …

DirectX 12: A Game Changer for Xbox One and PC?

If all goes to plan, Microsoft's next-gen API will usher in a new standard for visuals and performance across a whole range of devices, from high-end PCs, to modest laptops, to even the Xbox One.<p>But the extent in which each platform will benefit from the new software is a matter for debate. Xbox …

Koji Igarashi's Castlevania revival hits $1 million on Kickstarter

Igavanias are back<p>Koji "IGA" Igarashi converted the classic <i>Castlevania</i> series of gothic action games into sprawling, exploratory adventures like <i>Symphony of the Night</i> and <i>Dawn of Sorrow,</i> and his design touch was so unmistakable that similar games came to be known as "Igavanias," or "Metroidvanias" …

DirectX 12 Delivers: AMD, Nvidia, And Intel Hardware Tested With Awesome Improvements

You may be skeptical about DirectX 12, and I don’t blame you. After all, PC (and often by extension, console) games have been handicapped for <i>years</i> by prior versions of Microsoft's API. But recently AMD paved the way for a “closer to the metal” experience with Mantle, allowing game developers to …

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Xbox chief: 'you have to win with the gamers first'

Phil Spencer talks Kinect, 'Sunset Overdrive', and the soul of the Xbox One<p>As I slide open the door on the second floor of Microsoft's cavernous green booth at E3 2014, the gorgeous (and unreleased) game <i>Ori and the Blind Forest</i> fills the screen in front of me. Sometimes, Phil Spencer tells me as he …

Sony Completely Dominated Microsoft At This Week's E3 Video Game Conference

After Microsoft's press conference earlier in the day Monday, all eyes were on Sony, the current market leader in the next-gen console race, to deliver at its E3 press conference Monday night with enough PlayStation 4 content to keep gamers sated for the next year.<p>Sony stepped up to the plate, and …

The Best External Hard Drives For Your Xbox One - 2018 Edition

For nearly its entire lifespan as a console, Microsoft has made it exceptionally easy to add extra storage space to your Xbox One. And the best part …

Cloudgine is Microsoft’s secret Xbox One sauce

Microsoft made a big deal about utilising the cloud for this generation of consoles to differentiate it from the past. Cloud-based processing can …

Google Maps is overrun with Pokémon for April Fools', and you can catch 'em all

Google has been experimenting with augmented reality for a few years now, but never in such an ambitious way as it's announcing today... sort of. For April Fools' Day this year, Google has created a video advertising an augmented reality Pokémon game loosely tied into Google Maps. In Google's …

Microsoft: Twitch broadcasting looks ‘crisp’ on Xbox One

Microsoft is a few months late to the gameplay-broadcasting party when compared to its rival Sony, but the Xbox One company thinks the wait is worth it.<p>This morning, Microsoft revealed that it will debut Twitch livestreaming for Xbox One on March 11 to coincide with the release of anticipated …

78 Epic Titanfall Moments in 4 Minutes - IGN Video

Titanfall is full of crazy, awesome, epic moments. Here are 78 of them in four minutes.

Titanfall - Last Titan Standing Walkthrough - IGN Video

We guide you through Titanfall's Last Titan Standing game mode.

How Good (or Bad) is Titanfall's AI? - IGN Video

Are Titanfall's AI-controlled battlefield filler any better than cannon fodder? And what's this about being able to hack the Spectres?

What makes Titanfall exciting?

Welcome to Friends List!<p>If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give both Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing …

Report: Titanfall dev worked with Microsoft on 'fixing' Xbox One controller (update)

<i>Titanfall</i> developer Respawn Entertainment worked with Microsoft on an Xbox One update that will make the controller's analog sticks more precise, reports The Verge.<p>"It's just fixing the controller input, really," said Justin Hendry, design lead on <i>Titanfall</i>, in an interview with The Verge. "It …

Sony may "monitor and record" all PSN activity on PlayStation 4

Ahead of the PlayStation 4's launch this week, Sony has updated its Software Usage Terms (via Polygon) to explain that the company may "monitor and record" any or all PlayStation Network activity, including voice and text message data. The company can do so enforce the Terms and to comply with …

Skype on Xbox One includes six months of free group video calls

The Xbox One comes with a special offer from Skype: free group video calls and up to 100 worldwide minutes per month for six months, Microsoft announced today.<p>The offer, which must be redeemed in the Skype app on Xbox One by March 31, 2014, is available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and is …

PlayStation 4 installs every game to its hard drive (even disc-based titles)

Sony’s PlayStation 4 can run many of its next-gen games in full 1080p high-definition and at 60 frames per second, but to achieve that, it installs every game to its hard drive.<p>In an extensive PlayStation Blog update today, Sony revealed a ton of information about its upcoming system, which debuts …

Sorry, PlayStation 4: Titanfall is exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC for ‘the life of the title’

Titanfall isn’t coming to PlayStation 4. Not just when it launches on March 11 — it is never coming to Sony’s next-gen console.<p>During a conference call with investors, Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed that Microsoft’s consoles and the PC have a full exclusive for …

Xbox One dashboard video highlights voice commands, app switching

A new video released by Microsoft highlights the Xbox One's dashboard, voice navigation capabilities and how users can switch between apps and games.<p>The video demonstrates how a user can turn the console on, run applications, record gameplay and call up menus using voice commands. It also offers a …

Xbox Website Updated To Show Off Xbox One Dashboard, Kinect

Xbox.com has been overhauled to give users a glimpse at Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One console.<p>A video at the site shows off a very crisp Xbox One dashboard and a suspciously responsive Kinect. Granted, this is the new Kinect and it’s supposed to be much better. But if I had a penny for every time …

PlayStation 4's digital game-sharing policies explained

The PlayStation 4's disc-based game-sharing policies are about as clear-cut as they come — something Sony boastingly revealed during its E3 2013 press conference — but the console's policy on digital games hasn't been especially clear until now.<p>In a FAQ posted to its official website, Sony …

PS4's day-one patch detailed

Sony today detailed the PlayStation 4's day-one patch, which will launch alongside the system in North America on November 15, 2013. The system software update 1.50 is about 300MB and includes various features and functionality.<p>First, the 1.50 update adds support for Remote Play and Second Screen …

300 Mb PS4 Day-One Patch Adds Online Multiplayer, Blu-Ray, Social Features

The PS4 may have garnered the love of gamers everywhere by eschewing the controversial “always-online” features that crippled the Xbox One announcement right out of the gate, but let’s be real, you’re still going to want an internet connection. Sony just announced the details of a day-one patch …