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PlayStation 4 Launch Weighed Down by Possible Hardware Problems

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PlayStation 4 Launch Weighed Down by Possible Hardware Problems

Right on the eve of the PlayStation 4 launch, reports are coming from individuals with early access to the console that the hardware might not be fully operational.

Those that won the contests featured at Taco Bell for early releases of the PS4 received their consoles on Wednesday, and some reports from owners state that the consoles were giving errors or not functioning properly. Most noticeably, Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo mentioned that his first PS4 provided to him by Sony “didn’t work.”

Sony has responded, stating that these issues are “isolated incidents” and they are “investigating”.

No launch is without some bugs and difficulties, and many of the other consoles have experienced similar issues in the past. Still, not a great thing to hear about a few hours before your massive launch.

[NBC News]

[PlayStation 4] Un-Boxing and Hands-On Impressions

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[PlayStation 4] Un-Boxing and Hands-On Impressions

After months – or years, based on your particular fanboy quotient – of waiting, the night is finally here. At 12:01AM EST the PlayStation 4 released and we’re bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of both the PlayStation 4 and the maiden voyage of Sony’s wildly revamped PlayStation Network.

 

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[PlayStation 4] Hands-On with the DualShock 4 – UPDATED

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[PlayStation 4] Hands-On with the DualShock 4 – UPDATED

Console launches are strange days – conjecture and speculation run rampant from dingy basements to crowded bars to the highest halls of media. Opinions are hurled about recklessly by everyone from the most well-informed expert to the most wildly ignorant blowhard – and often, the accuracy of both is roughly comparable. Until a console actually releases into the passionately energetic hands of the consumer, it’s often hard to separate truth from rumor from propaganda.

 

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Here at Pixelated Geek, we know how much you care about your gaming. We also know how much you care about your dollar. So over the next month, we’ll be giving you detailed information on the details of the next-generation of gaming consoles, without any of the nonsense, bias, or personal motivation that you’ll find in a lot of alternative sources.

So, what’s the verdict on the DualShock 4? Read on to find out!

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PS4 vs. XBONE – The NextGen Console Showdown – UPDATED

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PS4 vs. XBONE – The NextGen Console Showdown – UPDATED

 

Console launches are strange these days. Conjecture and speculation run rampant from dingy basements and crowded bars to the highest halls of media. Opinions are hurled about recklessly by everyone from the most well-informed expert to the most wildly ignorant blowhard. Often the accuracy of both is roughly comparable. Until a console actually releases into the passionately energetic hands of the consumer, it’s often hard to separate truth from rumor and propaganda.

Here at Pixelated Geek, we know how much you care about your gaming. We also know how much you care about your dollar. So over the next month, we’ll be giving you detailed information on the ins-and-outs of the next-generation of gaming consoles, without any of the nonsense, bias, or personal motivation that you’ll find in a lot of alternative sources.

 

Despite what you may have heard down at your local game store, or on your social media site of choice, the showdown between the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox ONE is far from decided. There’s no question that Microsoft has taken some serious body-blows very early on, due largely to some very poor communication and unpopular – either revolutionary or selfish, depending on who you ask – policies.

But it’s hard to call the winner of a dogfight before it starts. Both companies are delivering a compelling product with a strong launch line-up to a hungry fan-base with a combination of devoted fans and a large percentage of undecided parties. It’s an atmosphere that could make for a very interesting holiday, especially with so many of the vital details – product scarcity, unforeseen hardware issues, hype vs. truth – still up in the air.

The intention of this article is to create a hub that will present the fairest, most honest, and most pertinently detailed analysis of the most important details, strengths, and weaknesses of the two opposing consoles. We’ll be updating this article over the course of the next month, and would greatly appreciate any points or feedback you feel motivated to present.

 

 

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

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No Offense: Console Gamers Should Care About Graphics

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now less than a week away form the beginning of the next generation of console gaming. The PS4 shall arrive on shelves this Friday, November 15th, with the Xbox ONE following close behind on the 22nd.

With next generation consoles looming on the horizon, it’s about time we had an honest discussion about next generation graphics, and the differences seen between the PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC.

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[PS4] Hands on with Knack

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[PS4] Hands on with Knack

Next gen is but a week away, and if you were anything like me both consoles looked nice but you concern was the games. Now I haven’t had a lot of time with the PS4 but I did get a chance to sit down with Knack, An PSN title set to debut at launch with the PS4. Is it the next-gen you’ve been looking for?

This review is going to be shorter then most, as this was more a hands-on experience with the title.

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[PlayStation 4 Launch] Five Day One Games You Want

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[PlayStation 4 Launch] Five Day One Games You Want

Console launches are strange days – conjecture and speculation run rampant from dingy basements to crowded bars to the highest halls of media. Opinions are hurled about recklessly by everyone from the most well-informed expert to the most wildly ignorant blowhard – and often, the accuracy of both is roughly comparable. Until a console actually releases into the passionately energetic hands of the consumer, it’s often hard to separate truth from rumor from propaganda.

Here at Pixelated Geek, we know how much you care about your gaming. We also know how much you care about your dollar. So over the next month, we’ll be giving you detailed information on the details of the next-generation of gaming consoles, without any of the nonsense, bias, or personal motivation that you’ll find in a lot of alternative sources.

The big day is close. You’re already dreaming about that big, beautiful blue box. You’ve stocked up on soda, you’ve got Doritos for days. You’ve rearranged your entertainment center – you’ve already got that perfect little square of real estate lined up for your brand-spankin’-new PS4.

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Beyond: Two Souls Review

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Beyond: Two Souls Review

David Cage and I have a strained relationship. He makes movies that masquerade as games, and I don’t play them. Beyond: Two Souls, however, is an exception. It is a game that seeks to do exactly what David Cage does, try to bridge the gap between film and video games. Although Beyond is clearly a flawed a game, it does have its merits.

Beyond: Two Souls is a Playstation 3 exclusive by David Cage and his development team over at Quantic Dream. Beyond follows the life of a girl named Jodie with a mysterious power, she has the ability to make things happen when she wants them too. At least, that’s what the people around her think. In “reality” Jodie is connected to a ghost-like entity named Aiden who also shares a psychic link with her. Whatever Aiden sees, Jodie can see, and vice versa. However whenever Jodie jumps into Aiden, she is left fatigued and her nose bleeds from the strain. The game spans fifteen years of Jodie’s life, from when she is about nine years old to when she’s twenty-four.

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Titanfall pre-orders available for March 11, 2014 release

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Titanfall pre-orders available for March 11, 2014 release

Audiences hungry for the critically-acclaimed upcoming shooter Titanfall can look forward to terrorizing the battlefield on March 11, 2014 in North America and March 13 in Europe.

Titanfall‘s eclectic mix of first-person shooter infantry action and two-story-tall walking titans took home a weighty host of awards from critics well before release, and it’s no exaggeration to call it one of the XBox One’s potential killer apps. Now its release date is formalized, and pre-orders are open for the XBox One, XBox 360, and PC.

And if you’re really fired up, there’s always the limited number of Collector’s Edition copies available for pre-order at certain retail outlets.

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Slender: The Arrival coming to Steam

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Slender: The Arrival coming to Steam

Blue Isles Studios’ Slender: The Arrival, based on the Something Awful character the Slender Man, is coming to Steam courtesy of Majesco Studios’ Midnight City label just in time for Halloween.

Written by the creative team behind Marble Hornets, Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of the Slender Man mythos. It stars Laura, a realtor who finds her friend and client Kate missing from the property they’re selling together. Armed only with a flashlight, Laura searches for clues and documents her findings with a handheld camcorder, while malevolent beings steadily stalk her every move.

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