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GTA5 remastered coming on November 7th?

An online retailer is listing November 7th as the release date of the remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out this listing from GameSeek. It shows all three versions as listed for November 7th. This is in line with the most official thing we’ve heard, which is “fall” (What the Americans wrongly …

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James O'MalleyGTA5 remastered coming on November 7th?
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Twitch moves closer to broadcast TV

Popular game streaming service Twitch is introducing a new feature to the platform that brings Twitch closer to being a TV network. The new Host Mode will allow users to embed other channels within their own, broadcasting other people’s content when they’re not online themselves. Viewers will be able to subscribe to the original channel directly and will count towards …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch moves closer to broadcast TV
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Sony bids to catch up with Microsoft on Blu-Ray playback

Sony has hastily announced PS4 support for 3D Blu-Rays just days after Microsoft promised the same on Xbox One. The other day we reported that in the next monthly Xbox One system update gamers will be able to watch Blu Ray films in 3D on their consoles. Great news for Xbox owners, but pretty awkward for Sony as the not …

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James O'MalleySony bids to catch up with Microsoft on Blu-Ray playback
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Steam controller redesigned to include a thumbstick

New images show a re-designed Steam controller – which shifts back a gear from the radical design and adds a slightly more conventional thumbstick. We’ve known that Valve has been working on the Steam Machine for some time now – its the PC gaming Kings’ attempt to break away from the desktop and enter the living room. One of the …

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James O'MalleySteam controller redesigned to include a thumbstick
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WATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer

Ubisoft has posted a new video looking behind the scenes at the new game engine in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Creative director Alex Amancio explains what went into some of the designs – and shows off some new gameplay footage in the process. We’re counting down to the 28th October already.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming
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PS4 and WiiU both get system updates

Both Sony and Nintendo are preparing their latest system updates for their consoles – which both should hopefully bring some interesting new features. On the WiiU side, version 5.1 of the WiiU operating system is now available. The big addition this time is apparently a data transfer function, enabling you to transfer all of the data from one WiiU to …

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James O'MalleyPS4 and WiiU both get system updates
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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WATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever… umm, Niko and Roman can do, I guess. A new fan-made mod for Grand Theft Auto IV has added Spider-Man into the mix. GTA IV may be getting on a bit now, but coders Bob Lester and JulioNIB are still hard at work playing with it. The game is home to an extensive and serious modding …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive
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Games that need remaking: Crash Bandicoot

It’s astonishing to think about, but it is about eighteen years since the release of Crash Bandicoot on the original Playstation. That means that not only if the game were a person, it would be old enough to participate in activities far too unsuitable for its family-friendly image, but also it means that yes, you’re really old. The original Crash …

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James O'MalleyGames that need remaking: Crash Bandicoot