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Sony’s latest beta update makes PS4 software feel more like a real operating system

Sony’s latest software update to the PlayStation 4 is now coming to beta users. Unlike the last major update, which added support for remote streaming to Macs and PCs, the 4.00 firmware beta (codenamed Shingen) is mostly focused on tweaking the PS4’s user interface. One of the biggest changes is …

Activision acquires Major League Gaming to become 'ESPN of eSports'

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard has acquired the veteran eSports organiser Major League Gaming (MLG) in a deal worth $46m.<p>The purchase gives Activision access to MLG’s content streaming platform, live gaming events and competitive gaming leagues. The company’s MLGtv online eSports …

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PlayStation Network is down, but we don't know why [updated]

<i>UPDATE</i> <b>Jan. 5 8:13 a.m. ET</b> PlayStation Network came back online sometime during the evening of Monday, Jan. 4. The PSN service status page shows …

Classic PlayStation 2 games ready to run on the PlayStation 4

Sony is bringing fan-favorite PlayStation 2 games to its current-generation console. But you still have to buy the game even if you own the title on a PS2 disc.<p>Been waiting to play some of your favorite classic Sony PlayStation 2 games on your PS4 console? Well, now you can, for a price.<p>PS4 owners …

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'Gears of War' studio is making a MOBA for PS4 and PC

Epic Games, the studio best known for the <i>Gears of War</i> franchise, is building <i>Paragon</i>, a new multiplayer shooter for the PlayStation 4 and PC. It's a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), meaning its gameplay is reminiscent of titles like <i>League of Legends, Smite</i> or <i>Dota</i> -- two teams of five players …

The PlayStation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

During its PlayStation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the PlayStation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates aside from early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look …

Giant drone transports humans, but only indoors, for now

Next to the hoverboard, the ever-elusive "flying car" is the most sought-after futuristic technology that still has yet to become a staple of our …

Nintendo’s next console will be a big departure from the Wii and Wii U

Nintendo still isn't talking about its next big console, codenamed NX, in detail until next year. But new company president Tatsumi Kimishima, who took over for the late Satoru Iwata in September, has revealed that the device won't just be a new take on the Wii like the Wii U was. "I can assure you …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 finally gets accurate rosters next week

The long-awaited patch bringing <i>Pro Evolution Soccer 2016</i>'s offline rosters up to date will arrive on Dec. 3, Konami announced yesterday. Data Pack No. 2 will finally incorporate all the transfers that had taken place in August, two weeks before the game's Sept. 17 launch.<p>The patch also delivers …

Report says PlayStation 4 unlocks more power for developers

One of the two processing cores the PlayStation 4 reserved to handle its user interface and other system functions has been unlocked for use by developers, according to notes in a recent update to software used to develop for the console.<p>Eurogamer, which noticed a reference to "the newly unlocked …

Mario Kart 8 meets esports in new Disney XD special

Airs Dec. 5<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i> can be a fiercely competitive experience, as anyone who's played the Wii U game with others can attest. Nintendo's World Championships during E3 2015 was a prominent testing ground for the game's esports potential, and now it's returning to the arena in <i>Clash of Karts: Mario</i> …

Black Ops III and PlayStation won Black Friday, marketing study finds

Black Friday was a Black Ops III day.<p>Call of Duty: Black Ops III commanded the lead position in video games on the start of the holiday season on Nov. 27, according to a marketing study by researcher Infoscout. And of the console brands, Sony’s PlayStation also edged out Microsoft and Nintendo on …

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USB-C just took a big step toward becoming the port of the future

The dream of a one-cable future is looking a little more real now that newer, better USB Type-C ports are here.<p>You may remember USB-C — the small, …

How Microsoft’s HoloLens May Change Everything For Industrial And Mechanical Designers

By integrating Microsoft’s “mixed reality” system and Autodesk’s Fusion 360 design software, designers can see 3-D holograms of their work.<p>Soon, product designers will be able to get up close and personal with their creations while they’re still planning them. Rather than just look at digital …

Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest In Clean Energy Technology

The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s …

How Giant Tablets Could Be the Future of Television

Today’s televisions are smarter than ever. Thanks to on-board intelligence or devices like the Apple TV or Roku, TVs can, for the first time, run …

Activision hires key ESPN and MLG execs for new esports push

Mark your calendars now, folks: 2016 is going to be a big year for professional gaming.<p>The rising groundswell of esports activity just got a little …

Super Mario Bros. is 30 years old today and deserves our thanks

We can all argue about what game deserves the title of “best ever,” but it’s hard to debate Super Mario Bros.’s status as the most important.<p>Before its release on September 13, 1985 (30 years ago today), most games weren’t about progression. They were about getting a high score. Pay a quarter and …

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PlayStation turns 20 in the US! A look back at its evolution

September is a momentous month for Sony — September 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the North American launch of the PlayStation, while September 29 marks the European launch. Over the last couple decades, Sony has cemented its spot as a premier gaming company, particularly fueled by its global …

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Nintendo and Amazon kiss and make up

Nintendo and Amazon, who have had a rocky relationship for the past several years, appear to have largely settled their differences.<p>The companies …

The year of change for 'Destiny' starts next week

Developer Bungie is treating <i>Destiny</i> a lot like an MMO and come next Tuesday the game shifts into version 2.0, what the studio is effectively referring to as "year two" for the game. There are a <i>ton</i> of changes coming, and even if you don't snag the kick-off expansion pack "The Taken King," you'll be …

There's going to be a Darth Vader edition PlayStation 4

Here at D23 Sony just announced there there's going to be a new themed variant of the PS4 console — and that theme is Darth Vader himself. The console features an etching of Darth Vader's profile across the front of the console, and will come in two different bundles: one with the deluxe edition of</i> …

Super Mario Maker supports more than 50 amiibo, lets you make music and more

Nintendo released new details about its upcoming Wii U game, <i>Super Mario Maker</i>, in a new overview video today, revealing that a long list of amiibo will be supported in the game and that players will be able to make musical levels using special blocks.<p>More than 50 amiibo figures will be supported in</i> …

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The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ due to be announced on August 12, released August 21

By now we’ve heard multiple rumors and reports on Samsung’s next generation phablet. In today’s latest report from <i>SamMobile</i>, the publication claims that it knows when the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be unveiled and released to the public. Citing its “insiders”, the report states that …

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PS4 has 70 to 90 percent of EU console market

It's no surprise to anyone even slightly plugged into gaming circles that the PlayStation 4 is doing well -- per Sony's own financials, over 22.3 …

Argentina odds-on favorites to lift Copa America | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Argentina are odds-on favorites to win the Copa America for the first time since 1993 by beating Chile in Saturday’s final.<p>Argentina's national soccer team players participate in a team training session in Concepcion, Chile, July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Andres Stapff<p>They are mostly …