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Report – Two PS4 SKUs planned; High end £340 model; US release in November; PSN to go premium

We’re just hours away from the big PS4 reveal now, but don’t expect the rumour mill to stop churning any time soon. Kotaku(which is also the source of the new joypad image you see above) reports this morning that Sony’s machine will be released in the US in November. The …

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Making sense of the next-gen spec rumour mill

It’s easy to think up some numbers. That’s true whether you’re a journalist or a tech person trying to sound clever in front of a journalist. And whilst we wouldn’t accuse any of the authors behind yesterday’s pair of next-gen spec stories of making anything up, they were so wildly …

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Apple to skip iPhone 5S and release iPhone 6 this year?

Rumours suggest that Apple might drop its iPhone 5 design completely and launch a fully-redesigned iPhone later this year. PCR reports that app developers have noticed references to iPhone6,1” in their dev logs, as well as references to iOS 7. This is the same pattern that appeared before the announcement …

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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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Plants vs. Zombies 2 announced as layoff rumours circle PopCap

Popcap has announced a sequel to its hit multi-platform tower defense title Plants vs. Zombies, but it appears all isn’t well for the casual giant. Prior to today’s announcement, VG247 reported comments from 3D Realms co-owner George Broussard on an apparent restructuring going down at the company. Sources say shakeup …

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Rumour: Wii U launch date set in US, delayed in Europe

A US launch date for the Wii U has been confirmed according to one report, while another has the console missing its launch window in Europe due to manufacturing issues. GoNintendo has passed on word from a supposed GameStop employee source that Nintendo’s upcoming hardware will arrive Stateside the week …

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Greg Zeschuk remains at BioWare, but takes back seat role

UPDATE: Zeschuk has confirmed his departure from the role of general manager at BioWare Austin, though he remains an employee at the studio he co-founded. "With regard to BioWare Austin, I handed off the leadership of the studio to Matthew Bromberg quite some time ago (back in May),” he told …

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Square Enix quashes FF Versus XIII cancellation rumours

Final Fantasy Versus XIII has not been cancelled, according to the boss of Square Enix. CEO Yoichi Wada has taken to Twitter to say: I’ve seen rumours that FFVXIII has been cancelled. The rumours aren’t true. I’ve actually been in a recent presentation about the game and I’ve seen it.” …

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Rumour vultures begin to circle Riccitiello

The insatiable online rumour mill is once again questioning the viability of John Riccitiello’s position at the top of EA. Rumours of discontent emerged yesterday when US analyst Michael Pachter claimed that Riccitiello had confessed to him that he feared for his job, adding that the exec doesn’t understand what …

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New sources back iPad Mini predictions

Further to similar predictions earlier this week, two major US sources have also reported that Apple will unveil an iPad Mini before the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal reports that Asian component suppliers are readying for mass production of the device this September. It concurs of reports …

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