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Today, which has been rumored for awhile, Microsoft confirmed a new controller for the Xbox One, called Xbox Elite Wireless controller. The idea of the controller is simple: have the user customize it. Players can swap analog sticks, make the triggers more or less sensitive, by the flick of a switch.

They also promise more sensitive curves on the analog sticks, which is important to competitive gamers especially for first-person shooters.

The D-pad also has changed, which looks to be a combination of the steam controller and a regular D-pad. The company highlighted fighting games for this specific feature.

 

 

 

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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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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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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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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Pushed Back

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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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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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GTA V PS4 Screen

 

Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is gonna be huge. A I don’t mean from a sales standpoint. A user from a GTA V forum, captured a screenshot that shows the space required on the HDD in order to play the remastered version of the open-world game on the PS4. A a mandatory 50GB install is the necessary space needed.

 

If this is indeed correct, and I’m sure it is, than that gives this version of GTA V the new title belt as “the biggest install for a video game to date.” The previous champion will be Wolfenstein: The New Order, which was released a few months ago, with a 47GB install.  

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NBA 2K15 Face Scan Feature Is Terrifying

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One of the cooler additions to NBA 2K15 is its feature to allow gamers to scan their face into the game… when it works. While the technology is nothing new in the video game world (I remember 2003′s Tony Hawk’s Underground doing it), it’s still a neat concept. And with the advances in hardware, I expect great results… and we do have that in NBA 2K15… when it again, works.

 

An imgur has appeared online, which has a series of images from how terrifying some of the user faces can be. Be forewarned, you’ll be disturbed and we take no responsibility if you fall into a deep depression.

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Last year, 2K Sports announced they were halting development on their MLB 2K series.

We have decided not to renew our MLB 2K series for 2014,” read a statement from a company earlier in the year. “We are very proud of the achievements made by the MLB 2K team and look forward to their contributions to our future titles.”

Many outlets, rightfully so, took it as if the company was abandoning baseball altogether. We’ve might have spoken too soon.

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