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Sony looks past gamers, details PS4’s entertainment lineup at launch

Gamers will argue until the end of time over which console is superior, but when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One make their way to retailers later …

Microsoft giving Xbox One demos in all retail stores starting today

It’ll still be two weeks before the delivery man knocks on your door with a box containing your Xbox One, but if you just can’t wait to get your …

The Last of Us story DLC reveal coming Nov. 14

Naughty Dog will premiere its first story-driven downloadable content for post-apocalyptic game <i>The Last of Us</i> during Spike TV's PlayStation 4 All Access event, GTTV host Geoff Keighley announced via Twitter.<p>The premiere takes place at 11 p.m. ET and will be featured on Spike TV and online. Naughty …

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 …

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Here's what you'll find inside the PlayStation 4 retail box

You probably can't wait for the PlayStation 4 to arrive on Friday.<p>I can relate. Launches are exciting — and sort of strange. Here I am showing you everything that comes inside a PlayStation 4 retail box. We've got wires and manuals, a headset and the hardware. It's what you'd expect.<p>Oh, who am I …

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> …

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Killzone: Shadow Fall: from disc to game in less than 3 minutes

The technology behind the PlayStation 4 has allowed Guerilla Games to vastly reduce load times in <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, according to managing director Hermen Hulst.<p>Demoing the game on PS4 to Polygon today, Hulst said the studio timed how long it takes for the game to start up from when the player …

Xbox One hype trailer straight out of dystopic future

'Cinematic gameplay that rivals Hollywood'<p>We're there, I guess. The PlayStation 4 comes out in <i>four</i> days, the Xbox One in four days plus <i>one</i> week. Time …

Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event

Microsoft invites gamer to launch party after retailer mix up<p>It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and …

Ghosts tales: Ding, dong Xbox One DRM still very dead

Xbox One to work "exactly" like 360<p>Andre "Swami" Weingarten got his Xbox One early due to a mistake by retailer Target. A whole lot came out of that …

A list of PS4 UI tips and tricks

A live list, constantly updated<p>At a pre-launch PS4 event in New York, Sony showed off some of the neat little things the PS4 can do in a few morning …

GOP Lawmaker Ties Higher Poverty Rates Among Blacks to Fried Chicken

An off-season meeting of the Colorado legislature's Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force erupted in "audible gasps" yesterday after …

The Wonderful 101 originally conceived as a game featuring Nintendo all-stars

In the latest edition of Iwata Asks, in which Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gently grills game creators, the developers behind <i>The Wonderful 101</i> discuss the origins of the "mass hero action game." According to <i>The Wonderful 101</i> game director Hideki Kamiya, the title originally started as a game …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Galaxy Gear specs and features explained by new reports

<i>Galaxy Gear concept</i><p>A couple of new reports offer more unconfirmed details on Samsung’s first Android-based smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, that’s expected to be unveiled during a special media event on September 4 right alongside the Galaxy Note 3.<p><i>GigaOm</i> has apparently managed to uncover specs and …

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch colors revealed

Samsung Smartwatch Concept<p>It seems like there’s been a rush of information about the Galaxy Gear smart watch over the past week, and here’s yet another piece of information. Samsung is planning to launch the device in a range of five different colors, which is good news for those looking to color …

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Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft

Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like <i>Knack</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, as well as smaller properties like <i>N++</i> and <i>Contrast</i>. We've dropped the full list just after the break for …

LG exec: tablet, phablet, smartwatch and Firefox OS device coming soon

LG's mobile communications head in Bulgaria, Dimitar Valev, has laid out some of the company's key plans in an interview with <i>Dnevnik.bg</i>. For starters, he confirmed that the company will fire up its temporarily mothballed tablet lines with a new model, likely the 9.8-inch V500 we saw at the FCC …

Netflix's new 'My List' replaces queues, lets users worldwide bookmark their favorites

Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service in the US started with the same queue-based experience users were familiar with from its disc-by-mail rentals for bookmarking titles to watch later. But, internationally, the option has never existed. Now the experience is changing everywhere, as Netflix …

Engadget's back to school guide 2013: gaming

<i>Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today we're talking gaming gear. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking back; in early September, we'll be giving away a ton of gear, including some of the picks</i> …

State of the PS Vita: Sony's portable gets a second lease on life

Consoles don't ever really come back from the dead, they just usually become niche. But the PlayStation Vita, Sony's redheaded portable stepchild, is currently having its Lazarus moment more than a year after release; a solid second chance at relevance. It's a resurrection owed entirely to the …

Daily Roundup: Gaming buyer's guide, PS4 launch games, Xbox One dashboard, and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Got a to-do list? Google Keep will remind you

A Google Keep update ties your reminders not only to time, but to location. What better way to not forget the milk than when you walk into the grocery store?<p>Google Keep, the company's answer to Evernote, has added reminders that work with both time and location.<p>The update on Wednesday lets you set …

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Here's a list of games you can buy for the PS4 on November 15

Sony's PlayStation 4 launches on November 15 in the US. Here be its gaming options on day one.<p>Sony's PlayStation 4 will hit US stores on November 15.<p>Unless you're planning to exclusively use the new console as a Netflix streaming box and media hub -- BTW, perfectly legitimate albeit expensive and …

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