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Microsoft reveals new Xbox One unboxing footage and showcases bundled headset

Although Microsoft's next-generation contender is launching a few months from now, the Redmond-based gaming giant has taken the opportunity to unveil the contents of the system's retail box in an official unboxing of the Xbox One Day One edition. Microsoft has been busy touting the Xbox One's digital capabilities in the last

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The outbreak spreads in Deep Silver’s newly announced Dead Island: Epidemic

Deep Silver--the publisher behind the critically acclaimed Dead Island series--has just announced a new chapter in the grisly zombie-slaying franchise is currently in development, and will be released as a free-to-play title via PC. Dead Island: Epidemic makes use of ZOMBA (Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena) game mechanics, wherein gamers across

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A recent survey claims Sony’s PS4 has fifty percent lead over Microsoft’s Xbox One

According to Strategy Analytic's most recent ConsumerMetrix survey, Sony's PlayStation 4 has a somewhat substantial lead over Microsoft's Xbox One in terms of overall consumer appeal. The report on the firm's online survey--Games Consoles: Purchase Intention Index Q2 2013--also delivered some not-so-surprising relevant figures that point to Sony's apparent dominance: 14.2 percent

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GameStop sells out on Xbox One pre-orders, Aaron Greenberg claims demand was ‘through the roof’

GamesStop has reportedly sold out all its current stock of pre-orders for Microsoft's Xbox One console, which is confirmed by a quick visit on the retailer's official Xbox One page. Additionally Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg sent out a Tweet that explains why GameStop's pre-orders ran out, citing that the demand was "through

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Sony Santa Monica reveals that a new God of War game is ‘incoming’

In a recent Tweet, the developers at Sony Santa Monica have revealed that a new God of War game is in the works--and have even linked to a short but sweet teaser reel that shows off some interesting gameplay footage. Incoming soon #GodofWar http://t.co/0O6KSXBV2M — Sony Santa Monica (@SonySantaMonica) July 22, 2013 Kratos--the

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Leading analyst anticipates shortages for PS4 and Xbox One during launch

According to Colin Sebastian, an analyst from the firm Robert W. Baird, gamers will likely see "initial shortages" of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 during each console's respective launch. The analyst cites the "complexity" of each system's planned launch as the main reason behind the shortages, with such factors as

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Major Nelson: ‘Xbox One pre-orders sold out at most retailers, higher than Xbox 360 pre-orders during same period’

According to a recent Tweet from Larry Hryb, Xbox's Director of Programming for Xbox LIVE, pre-orders for Microsoft's Xbox One console have "sold out at most most retailers" and that the Xbox One is currently ahead of the pre-orders set years ago for the Xbox 360. Just found out #XboxOne preorders

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Marc Whitten admits that Microsoft needs to ‘do a better job engaging with core gamers’ with the Xbox One

An online petition has surfaced that calls for Microsoft to change their recent reversal on the Xbox One's online policies, including such hotly debated concepts as the always online requirement and 24-hour check-ins. The petition has been hosted on change.org, and has since amassed over twenty thousand signatures from the gaming

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Mark Cerny: ‘PS4’s architecture offers more customization than PC’

Mark Cerny has played a pivotal role in the development of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 4 console, and has been responsible for many of the system's touted features including the PS4's flexible architecture that is optimized specifically for developers. Now Cerny has recently commented in an interview with VG24/7 that the console's flexibility

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Sony Computer Entertainment’s Andrew House declares Sony is “returning to its original roots” with the PS4

© Sony Computer Entertainment 2013 In a recent interview, Andrew House--the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE)--has recently spoken out on how the company has returned to its original focus in putting consumers and developers first with their next-gen PlayStation 4 console. This sentiment has largely won over the gaming world,

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