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Xbox One X: Microsoft Exec Hints at VR to Rival the PlayStation 4

Microsoft dropped a hint Wednesday that the Xbox One X could support virtual reality in a future update — putting it in direct competition with the PlayStation VR. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of devices, said that the Xbox platform doesn’t currently support such headsets, but consumers may in the future “start to see that happen” with the Windows Mixed Reality range of devices. “Mixed reality can span in so many different forms,” Panay …

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Paris Games Week | PlayStation takes aim at Xbox One X with curious and bruising showcase

Je ne sais quoi, as they say around these parts, roughly translates as an indefinable quality that makes something distinctive or attractive.  PlayStation’s Paris Games Week Media Showcase had je ne sais quoi in spades in as much as it was certainly difficult to define; a potpourri of pretty indie playthings, precocious VR experiences and powerhouse third party games topped and tailed by puzzling glimpses of two ‘triple A’ titles that certainly strived for distinct and …

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De Blob is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November • Eurogamer.net

Old but excellent ink-splatting plaformer de Blob is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 17th, THQ Nordic has announced. De Blob originally released on Nintendo Wii back in 2008, and got a fair few thumbs-up for its refreshingly distinct platform puzzling. It’s pretty delightful all round, and involves manoeuvring the titular de Blob – “equal parts amorphous blob of paint, struggling artist, revolutionary and juvenile delinquent” – through a monochromatic landscape, hoovering …

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PlayStation extends its reign as the gaming brand with the most-seen TV ads

The Nintendo Switch might have outsold the PlayStation 4 in September, but it’s Sony video game console that’s ruling the TV screen, leading in ad impressions month after month. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs, to bring you a monthly report on the TV ad impressions generated by the gaming industry’s biggest campaigns. These are the ads, and …

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PS4 buying tips: How to get the best Black Friday PlayStation 4 deals

With Christmas coming, you might be thinking of finally giving in to temptation and buying yourself or loved one a PlayStation 4. And it’s a great time to do so because, with Black Friday around the corner on 24 November, you will undoubtedly find an amazing bargain out there. The only issue you might have is being able to choose amongst the myriad of bundles, game packs and even console variants on offer. After all, there are …

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC; Rachel, Hazama and Weiss Schnee revealed

Even more information coming later this month Big reveals today on the BlazBlue front as we learn the identities of three more roster members of Cross Tag Battle. BlazBlue returners Rachel Alucard and Hazama Honoka are joined by newcomer Weiss Schnee as all three were revealed in the latest game trailer. Rachel is a vampiric aristocrat that has appeared in BB titles since Calamity Trigger. Hazama is a villainous former captain …

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PS5 release date news – PlayStation Revolution for Evolution of Video Games event | Gaming | Entertainment

Footage from the Kickstarter funded PlayStation Revolution documentary will debut at the upcoming Evolution of Video Games event in the UK. The PlayStation Revolution documentary is the next entry in the Bedrooms to Billions series by Anthony and Nicola Caulfield. It will be broadcast as part of The Evolution of Gaming event, which takes place at the Science Museum on October 25. Tickets are available for £5 from the Science Museum’s website. Attendees will also …

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Xbox One Marketing Chief Impressed And Surprised By Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro

We often see in sports mutual respect by the world’s top athletes, even ones that are bitter rivals. Case in point, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson fought tooth and nail on the basketball court for many years, but each respected the other’s game, and they eventually became friends. In a similar vein, Albert Penello, Microsoft’s head of marketing, said Sony deserves “a lot of credit” for what the company did in putting together the PlayStation …

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Sony release an updated PlayStation VR headset, but an Xbox One X VR headset may be worth the wait

Microsoft has long said that the Xbox One X will be VR-capable, promising “Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.” In the meantime, Sony has already sold more than 1 million PlayStation VR headsets and has now announced an update to the headset with some improved features. The headset now features a more ergonomic design, with the headphone jack now in the …

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PS5 vs Xbox One X – Microsoft’s smartphone business model at odds with Sony PlayStation | Gaming | Entertainment

Sony and Microsoft appear to be taking different approaches with the PS5 and Xbox One. According to a Digital Foundry panel at EGX, Sony is planning a next-gen PS5, while Microsoft will adopt a smartphone-style business model. This means that while we can expect the PlayStation 5 to stick around for a number of years, Microsoft will continually refresh and evolve its hardware. PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny reportedly said that Sony believes in the …

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PlayStation Boss Sees Limited Potential for Handheld Gaming

Sony Corp.’s gaming chief Andrew House sees limited global potential for handheld gaming in the age of smartphones, saying that the company doesn’t have any concrete plans to take on Nintendo Co.’s Switch. “The Nintendo device is a hybrid device and that’s a different approach and strategy,” House said in an interview at last week’s Tokyo Game Show. “We have not seen that as being a huge market opportunity,” he said, referring to handheld gaming outside of …

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-platform play switched on in Fortnite, players report • Eurogamer.net

Cross-platform play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shouldn’t be possible, but players of Fortnite, Epic’s co-op survival game, are insisting the feature has been quietly switched on. The PS4 version of Fornite, with an Xbox One gamertag (Jesus Did That) visible. Image credit: PRE_-CISION-_. Fortnite reddit users first noticed something was going on when they spotted players with Xbox gamertags popping up in PS4 matches. Suspicion was raised by redditor PRE_-CISION-_, after they spotted …

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Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One’s BIG free games boost NOT coming to Switch | Gaming | Entertainment

With both consoles looking to fend off the success of the Nintendo Switch, it always helps to have a few new announcements under your belt. While Sony’s PlayStation 4 has had a great lineup of exclusives this year, Microsoft’s Xbox One has fallen behind. The tech giant has also seen itself overtaken in some key markets, such as the UK, by the Nintendo Switch. However, the Xbox One X is likely to have had a big …

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Nintendo Switch Sales Top Xbox One, PlayStation 4 in August

The Nintendo Switch video game console bested its rivals, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4, to be the top selling console in August, according to new sales estimates from the NPD Group. The market research firm does not release specific sales figures, so it remains unknown just how much of a lead the Switch has over the competition. But Nintendo’s hybrid gaming system—it’s part-handheld, part-home console, hence the name—has topped the charts in four …

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Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 again in August | GamesBeat | Games

Nintendo had the best-selling console once again last month, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The hybrid handheld/home Switch system outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The system has performed better than the competition in recent months likely due to Nintendo’s supply keeping up with demand. The Switch debuted in March for $300. “The Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling hardware platform,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “The Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling …

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