The Steam Autumn Sale 2013 starts right MEOW!

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Time to hide your wallets children, its another steam sale and just in time for Black Friday. As usual Steam will help lighten lucky PC gamers wallets with amazing deals starting today Nov. 27 til next Tuesday Dec. 3. Expect killer deals on some of this years biggest titles, indies and classics. Do yourself a favor and donate to Gabe Newell’s retirement fund while also picking up some sweet deals.

Find all the deals here: The Steam Autumn Sale 2013

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

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Xbox One Sells More Than 1 Million Consoles Worldwide In Less Then 24 Hours

Xbox One Launch Event

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One, which launched today in 13 markets around the world, has officially sold more then 1 Million consoles, thus surpassing the day one sales of the Xbox 360, and setting a new record for Microsoft.

Microsoft has stated that the Xbox One is sold out at most retailers and that they are working on replenishing stock as quickly as possible.

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Xbox. “Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”

So, both the PS4 and Xbox One are off to a fantastic start in this new console generation. Here is hoping that both can continue to get consoles out to fans and keep up with demand around the world. Microsoft has launched in 13 Markets around the world today, ranging from New Zealand all the way through North America and into Europe in the UK and Germany. Sony has launched in North America already, and launches in Europe next week. As this holiday season starts to heat up, I just hope that both these console juggernauts can keep up with, what is quite simply, phenomenal demand from consumers.

Via- Microsoft

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

John Carmack, Creator of Doom, Officially Leaves id Software

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Today it was announced that Doom Creator and long time Uber Programmer, John Carmack has Officially left id Software. In an official statement, id’s studio director Tim Willits told IGN:

John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio. John’s work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on id’s tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well

Carmack, who was actually one of the co-founders of id, had recently joined Oculus as the CTO, but had remained at id in some capacity. Now this appears to be the end of that, and we appear to be seeing Carmack going away from games and developing more tech in the Oculus.

We wish him the best at Oculus, and can’t wait to see the exciting things that will be coming from that relationship.

Via- IGN

By Dayne “Anjel”  Cody
@DayneCody

Gamestop Still Has 2.3 Million Customers Waiting On PS4

Gamestop store

Gamestop announced today, that they have sold out of their initial allotment of Playstation 4’s, and that they are currently sitting on a backlog of 2.3 Million orders waiting to be filled. Gamestop executives said that the initial sales of the PS4 have outsold sales of the PS3 by more then 80% during the same period.

This is looking like fantastic news for Sony, as they already announced that they have sold 1 Million Playstation 4’s in the first 24 hours after release. Now, it appears that the initial hunger from consumers for the console will continue through the Holiday’s, and that will make trying to find a PS4 likely very difficult.

Via-Bloomberg

by Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Launch Trailer, Looks Truly Stunning

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To celebrate the launch of Ryse: Son of Rome for the Xbox One, Microsoft has released this launch trailer for the game. I have to admit, they did a great job putting this one together. I have had the chance to play Ryse and I walked away not all that impressed, but this trailer sure makes it look like something special. Here is hoping the game is a lot more then what I have seen of it so far. Take a look at this fantastic launch trailer below.


Ryse: Son of Rome is launching this Friday, Nov 22 alongside the Xbox One.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Xbox One Won’t Have Twitch Streaming At Launch

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Microsoft has announced more details about its upcoming Twitch app today, among them, the fact that the Xbox One will not be able to stream over Twitch at launch, but it will be a feature they are hoping to have sometime in early 2014. The Twitch experience on Xbox One will be open to Xbox Live Gold members when they launch the app. So to at least get all of us excited for it when it finally does come around, they have released this video showing off how the Twitch app will work when it comes out.

I will be very interested to see how this compares to the built in Twitch on the PS4 when it gets released.

Via-Microsoft

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Sony Sells 1 Million Playstation 4’s In The first 24 Hours

PS4, Controller and PS Eye.
PS4, Controller and PS Eye.

Sony has announced, that the Playstation 4 has sold through 1 Million Units in its first 24 hours since it launched on Nov 15, in the USA and Canada.

This is a huge number for a console launch, never have we seen these kind of numbers coming out of a console launch. Even the Nintendo Wii only sold through about 600k units in its first week on sale. These are fantastic numbers for Sony and it will be very interesting to see how the Xbox One does in comparison when it is launched this Friday. The real question that I keep asking, is wither  or not Sony can keep it up over the next several months, as these are usually the hardest on new consoles, as the launch games have been released, but the second wave of games hasn’t hit yet. So if Sony can keep the games coming over the next several months, they may really have a phenomenon on their hands. The other challenge they are going to face, is if they can keep up with demand for the console, especially with the European launch just around the corner.

But regardless, 1 Million consoles sold through is a fantastic accomplishment, Congrats Sony! Here is to more great games to come!

Via- Press Release

By Dayne Cody
@DayneCody

Uncharted Teased for PS4 In New Video

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So last night Sony released this trailer, teasing a new Uncharted coming for the PS4. Not many details were given, all we really know is that Naughty Dog is the develpoer and it will be released for the PS4. Have a look at the teaser trailer below.


Via- Sony

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

How To Install A Bigger Hard Drive Into Your PS4

Vertical stand for PS4

Today, our friends over at Gamespot, have posted a video showing how to change out the hard drive in the PS4. Sony has made it very easy to swap out to a bigger hard drive or to a faster one, like an SSD, and like the PS3, it does not void the warranty. For the step by step instructions, take a look at the video below.

Seeing how big game installs are going to be on the PS4 and the fact that they are mandatory, will definitely have me upgrading to a much bigger hard drive shortly after launch. What about you guys? upgrading your hard drive in your PS4?

Via-Gamespot

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

PlayStation App now Live on iTunes and Google Play

PlayStation App

Just in time for the PlayStation 4 launch, Sony has just released the official PlayStation App. Now you can officially message your friends, download purchases to your PlayStation systems, track trophy progress and much more. Check out the features listed below and download the app now.

With the PlayStation App installed on your mobile device, you can:

· See what your friends are playing, compare trophies, and view your profile or recent activity.
· Chat with your friends; receive notifications, game alerts, and invitations, and then use your mobile device as an on-screen keyboard for your PS4 system.
· Browse PlayStation Store, pick-up the latest hit games and add-ons, and then push them to your PS4 system so they are ready when you get home.
· Take advantage of the in-app second-screen features, when available, for greater challenges and control.
· Quickly access PlayStation system guides, manuals, and PlayStation.Blog.

iTunes Download: PlayStation®App on the App Store on iTunes
Google Play Download : PlayStation®App on Google Play

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By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF