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Sony hints at sub-£400 PS4 launch price

PS4 could launch at a lower price than its predecessor the PS3. Admittedly, the PS3 launched in the UK at an eye-watering 425. Launching PS4 above that would be ‘brave’ to say the least. But with the new console packing plenty of tech, just how low can we expect it …

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GameStop: PS4 launching worldwide in 2013

ThePlayStation 4will be introduced globally in 2013, retailer GameStop’s executive vice president of strategy business and brand development Michael Hogan has said. The statement calms fears that the console will arrive in Europe in 2014. We know that Sony will introduce the PlayStation 4 globally in 2013, but we are …

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SimCity launches smoothly in the UK; Amazon pulls digital game from sale in the US

After what has been a wretched start to life this week, SimCity has finally arrived in the UK – and everything’s fine! Gamers have been reporting a largely trouble-free time both downloading the game and logging into its servers ever since it went live at midnight. EA confirmed via Twitter …

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EA "aggressively undergoing server maintenance" to fix SimCity woes

The clock is ticking ahead of the UK launch of SimCity at midnight. The game has endured a torrid start to life so far thanks to a combination of always-on internet DRM and Origin server woes. The result has been multiple reports of gamers being locked out of the single-player …

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EA promises a smooth UK launch for SimCity

The server woes that darkened SimCity’s US launch yesterday will not be repeated when the game hits the UK this Friday. That’s according to EA, which has vowed to correct the wrongs of yesterday’s mistakes by the end of the week. "We’re making changes to prevent further issues and are …

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Ahead of the game: Game Informer arrives in the UK

At first glance, Game Informer’s UK expansion is hardly an invasion. Last week, as you’ll have read in MCV, the biggest games magazine in the US is now on sale in the UK, but for now only as a digital edition in web browsers (UK iPad and tablet versions are …

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Activision ‘disappointed’ with Wii U launch

Outspoken CEO Bobby Kotick has admitted that his company Activision Blizzard had expected Wii U do fare better than it has for in its short life in the market. "We were somewhat disappointed with the launch of the Wii U,” he told investors when speaking about Nintendo’s machine and what …

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Project Gotham Racing 5 rumoured to be Next Xbox launch title

Microsoft is rumoured to be preparing a brand new instalment in the Project Gotham series as a launch title for the Next Xbox. STFUandplay has word that a number of former Bizarre Creations and Criterion devs are working on the title at new Liverpool studio Lucid Games. The project is …

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Analyst says PS4 launching this October, Xbox 720 in November

Baird Equity Research’s Colin Sebastian believes that the PS4 will launch in October and will be followed by an Xbox 720 arrival the following month. However, he also claims in a note to analysts that he’s heard word of early production issues with Sony’s PS4” that could delay Sony’s plans. …

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‘Oban’, ‘Kryptos’ and ‘Thebes’ – the latest PS4 and Xbox 720 rumours

The safe money is on both Sony and Microsoft announcing their next-gen consoles next year, so expect the rumour mill to intensify from this point onwards. VG247 has rounded up the latest batch of rumours that suggest new codenames for the mysterious hardware duo. New reports have reaffirmed previous claims …

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