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Sony has unveiled a PlayStation event, celebrating their gaming community, as well as the PlayStation brand being 20-years old. The convention, officially called the PlayStation Experience, will run from December 6-7 in Las Vegas, NV. The two-day gathering is promising hands-on game time with yet to be released PlayStation titles, along with panels, exclusive collectables and free swag. Attendees will be given exclusive access to upcoming games for the Playstation lineup. So don’t be surprised if this is the first time Sony shows off Uncharted 4 gameplay to the public.

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Just last month, it was reported that Microsoft was the first foreign company to release a video game system in China in 14-years. Now it looks like the console’s rival, the PlayStation 4, is set to make a impact in the world’s largest country.

 

The business site Bloomberg is reporting that Sony plans on shipping the PS4 sometime this December in China, thanks to a filing that was discovered on a official Chinese government website. Bloomberg also expects Sony is shipping 200,000 systems annually to the communist nation. A spokesperson from Sony did confirm the filing to the country’s government, but suggested the production amount is different. 

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Rumor: Unity Technologies Up For Sale

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A new report from CNET is claiming that the heads of the gaming engine Unity is currently weighing its options about possibly selling the company.

 

According to the website, the company has already shared a presentation outlining its value with some silicon valley tech companies, including Google. In recent months, Unity Technologies has had serious discussions about a possible purchase with a “would-be buyer,” according to the article. 

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One of my favorite games of 2012 was the indie-title Hotline Miami. It featured intense, fast, overhead gameplay mechanics, which was mixed in with 16-bit graphics, and a top-notch soundtrack. So, it’s no secret that I’ve been anticipating the sequel for a while now. But unfortunately I’m going to be forced to wait a little longer then I expect.

 

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number won’t be available to purchase until late 2014 or sometime in early 2015, which would mean it’s been pushed back by a few months. According to the official Twitter account for the game, the sequel isn’t quite polished enough, so some tweaks are needed. 

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Xperia Z3v

 

Sony unveiled a new smartphone today that supports remote play to the PlayStation 4, a feature currently only available on their handheld system the PlayStation Vita and the Z3 Compact.

 

Officially called the Xperia z3v — a Verizon exclusive – the device will allow gamers to stream, over Wi-Fi, PS4 titles on the 1080p 5.2″ display. The phone will connect to the console’s existing Dual Shock 4 controller. Sony also promises an attachment — at an extra cost — that will mount the phone on top of the controller. 

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Xbox One Dashboard Themes In Development

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For whatever reason, the ability to customize or theme a system’s dashboard has been a desired feature among gamers. The last generation of consoles had this simple feature, but for whatever reason, these new system’s didn’t. However, that’s been changing. Nintendo had an update for the 3Ds to allow themes, as well as Sony’s Vita. Sony also announced themes were coming to the PlayStation 4. That put Microsoft as the only company not implementing some sort of customizations with their game OS. Though it seems like they’re already underway fixing that.

 

Newly Xbox boss Phil Spencer has heard the concerns, and confirmed that themes, along with backgrounds are on the way for the Xbox One, thanks to his interview on the Inner Circle Podcast

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Dragon Quest II iOS

 

Today, Square Enix has released an iOS and Android version of Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, also known as Dragon Warrior here in the US, when it was first released in 1990 for the NES.

 

The publisher did a overhaul with the mobile version, offering simpler controls so players can play one handed. The opened-world RPG can now be played vertical, while the control scheme promises to be “simple and intuitive.” Kinda sounds like Apple marketing, huh?

 

Unlike many apps & games on mobile platforms, Square Enix has completely eliminated that concept for this release. Players just need to spend the initial price of $4.99, and that’s it. No extra dollar for a special weapon or to continue playing.

 

While the press didn’t get review copies, users gave started to voice their opinion on the iOS App Store, and so far it’s been positive. While it’s not many reviews, the mobile version of the classic retro game is currently receiving a five out of five rating.

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Ever wanted to hear a mashup of J. Lo (Booty), Shakira (She Wolf) and with the Super Mario Bros. theme thrown in? If you answered yes, than the super talented one band girl Kawehi has your back.

 

If you’re unfamiliar with the musician, she’s had a slew of internet videos that have gone viral. Her most successful ended up being mashups of songs, or her take on an individual song where she records all the samples in real time. It’s pretty incredible multitasking on her part. I have a hard time eating a sandwich and talking to the person next to me. Yet somehow she can record a Nirvana song with all the rifts, drum beats, chorus and vocals at the same time. So Kudos to her and stuff.

 

Recently she’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her EP. She was only asking for a mere $3,000 but the Internet has surprised her with almost $40,000, with four days to go, at this writing. The video above is a gift to her backers. And I say thank you, I just might have to donate! But first, I need to finish a sandwich.

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Huge Game Collection On Ebay for $164,000

Do you have $164,000 to throw away? Do you want your pad to be full of clutter? Then keep reading!

 

EBay seller, who goes by the name “reel.big.fish” (I assume no relation to the band), is selling a massive collection of video games. According to him, expands almost 6000 titles, which spans over 50+ gaming systems.

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Gamecube Adapter Wii U

 

Hey look everyone, Nintendo is screwing up once again.

 

After rumors started to circulate around the information super-highway that the Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U would work with other existing games for the system and its Virtual Console, Nintendo confirmed that it would NOT. Obviously if the gossip proved to be true, that would’ve broke a streak of years for Nintendo of making the right decision based off of common sense. Once again, the Internet has been fooled by Nintendo.

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