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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Early PlayStation 4 Performance Revealed

Assassin’s Creed Unity suffered from a plethora of technical issues across all platforms and often dipped around the 20 frames-per-second mark on consoles. Given the huge amount of bugs, and negative publicity, Ubisoft promised to improve…

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Fallout 4 PC DVD Requires Steam Due to “Piracy”

The majority of retail PC games utilize Steamworks as a form of copy-protection and customers often enjoy the various benefits of the Steam client. However, there are still a number of PC gamers who prefer DRM-Free…

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Don’t Expect Any HD Remasters From EA Anytime Soon

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4’s limited game library has resulted in a wealth of remastered titles to bridge the gap while exclusives are being developed. It also seems like a cogent strategy to produce games…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Director Discusses Console Ports

Prior to the explosion of PC Gaming, many developers dismissed the platform and released shoddy, unpolished console-ports. Even now, many PC games like Batman: Arkham Knight are an after-thought and sold in a completely broken state.…

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Metal Gear Online Launches – No PC Version Until January

Once again, the PC gamers out there, myself included, will have to wait. The online component for Metal Gear is here at last, but alas it is only on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and…

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Thinks Consoles Are Far From Doomed

Everyone’s favourite video gaming analyst, Michael Pachter, has claimed the current console generation will be the last, which ruffled quite a few feathers among console players and industry figures. Today, Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony’s…

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Xbox Head Expects PlayStation 4 Price Drop in Europe and US Soon

Following a recent price cut to the PlayStation 4 in Japan, Head of Microsoft’s Xbox division Phil Spencer says he expects the same discount will be making its way to the West very soon. “I fully…

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GTA Online Updates Wont Be Available On Xbox 360 Or PS3

Grand Theft Auto is a long-standing series of games, all the way from the original top-down versions to the latest generations the game has seen success after success, but sadly everything must come to an end…

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The Worst Console Launches in History

Over the years, there has been a wide array of consoles which enriched consumers’ lives through joyous entertainment. For every success story, there are a huge amount of failed launches of quirky, poorly-designed products which barely worked. Listing…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Appear In WWE 2K 2016

Famous wrestling video game franchise for the WWE has always been a popular series of titles, from the early WWF Smackdown for the PS1 to today’s crop of high-resolution wrestlers for the current selection of next…

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Candy Crush Voted UK’s Favourite Video Game

YouGov conducted a poll to find out the UK’s favourite video game of all time. The top spot was taken by Candy Crush with 11.3% of vote while the Grand Theft Auto series attained 10.6% in…

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Officially Coming to PC and PS4 in 2016

Square Enix has confirmed the release schedule for Rise of the Tomb Raider which will arrive on PC and PlayStation 4 in 2016. Microsoft’s exclusivity deal came under a great deal of criticism given the history…

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Ubisoft Gives Explanation For Console Game High Digital Price

The online stores for consoles have some inconsistencies and finally one of the big publishers is giving us some answers. Ubisoft reported their Q1 results today during a conference call with one of their investors to discuss…

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Nintendo Explains Why the Wii U Failed

While the Wii U has experienced strong, if not spectacular, sales figures over the last eighteen months, its early years are universally recognised as disastrous. Now, in a candid conversation with Polygon, the Nintendo of America…

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Konami Insists It’s Sticking With Consoles

After fans and shareholders alike shrieked at the idea that Konami was abandoning console games in favour of a move into mobile gaming and gambling, the company has issued a desperate statement insisting that it has…

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OpenGL Vulkan May be Better Than DX12 Says Paradox

WorldsFactory interviewed the developers of Magicka 2 – Pieces Interactive this week. They asked the developers what they thought of DirectX version 12 from a development point of view. Turns out they have a very positive…

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Retro Freak Console Plays All Your Vintage Games

Japanese tech company Cyber Gadget has developed a multi-platform games console that can play all your vintage games including, surprisingly, PC Engine titles. The Retro Freak is an all-in-one clone of every old gaming console you…

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Nintendo Says 3DS Won’t Become Region-Free, But the NX Could Be

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has revealed that, despite calls to make its consoles region-free, that the handheld 3DS will remain locked. However, he admitted that there is a chance that the company’s new, in-development console, codenamed…

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Xbox 360 Update Brings Mass Storage Support and More

A new firmware update for Xbox 360 introduces support for external hard drives of up to 2TB in size. Despite the current-gen Xbox One hogging all the limelight of late, Microsoft is making great efforts to…

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Microsoft Nearly Gave the Original Xbox Away for Free

During development of the original Xbox, Microsoft considered giving the games console away for free in order to undercut Nintendo and Sony, according to Lorne Lanning, creator of the Oddworld series. While brainstorming the new Xbox,…

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New PS4 Firmware Brings Suspend/Resume and USB Backup Functions

Sony is releasing a long-overdue software update for the PlayStation 4, which will include the oft-promised suspend/resume function, plus the ability to backup and restore user settings and data via an external USB drive. The 2.50…

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New AMD Chip Could Drop Price of Xbox One

AMD and TSMC have developed an enhanced version of the APU used by Microsoft’s Xbox One. The new processor is not only more power efficient, it’s also smaller: 20nm, compared to the 28nm of the old…

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Wii U Had Record Sales Over December

After an early stutter after its 2012 release, the Wii U had its highest-ever sales over December last year, capping off a strong showing over 2014 as a whole. Nintendo sold 30% more consoles in 2014…

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Nintendo Pulls Out of Brazil Over High Taxes

Nintendo has pulled all its products from the Brazilian market. The console manufacturer made the decision due to the country’s rising import fees and high taxes for electronics companies. However, Nintendo intends to retain a presence…

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Dark Souls 2 Suffering Mass Downvotes on Steam

Acclaimed video game Dark Souls 2 is getting a suped-up re-release next year, entitled Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, for next-gen consoles and PC. Great news, except to PC users who already own…

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Xbox One Outsells PlayStation 4

For the month of November, Microsoft’s Xbox One has outsold the Sony PlayStation 4 for the first time, across the US and UK, figures from the NPD Group have revealed. The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling…

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AMD Estimates it Will Make Over 50% of its Revenue From Non-PC Sales Next Year

AMD is moving into 2015 with an interesting twist, with the company predicting that half of their profit margin will be secured from outside of the PC market by late 2015. This move was announced at the Credit…