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5MB net connection needed for ‘good’ PS Now experience

Sony has laid down a benchmark for the internet connection quality needed for a decent streaming games experience with PlayStation Now. And as with all bandwidth-intensive streaming content, a player’s experience with PS Now will depend on the overall quality of the broadband internet connection,” SCE social media manager Sid …

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Now Xbox One boosts its CPU performance

Microsoft has confirmed a second boost to the specs of its Xbox One. GeekWire reports that Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi told the Citi Global Technology Conference that the clock speed of the CPU has been increased from 1.6GHz to 1.75GHz. This follows news from early last month that …

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Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps. That’s according to a new report from Akamai entitled The State of the Internet. It’s the first time the global average has surpassed 3Mbps. The global peak speed averages out at 18.4Mbps. The UK misses …

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Sony speeds up PlayStation Store with patch

The new-look PSN store is a mighty fine beast, but it can chug a little. Not anymore, though. Spong reports that Sony has released a 26MB patch that not only increases the speed at which users can browse its catalogue but should also stamp out erroneous error messages. The HTML5-based …

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Virgin begins doubling user broadband speeds

Cable ISP Virgin Media is set to begin rolling out a speed upgrade for customers in 30 towns and cities across the UK. The upgrade, announced in January, will boost 10Mb/sec packages to 20Mb/sec, 20 and 30Mb/sec to 60Mb/sec and 50Mb/sec to 100Mb/sec. Those customers already on a 100Mb/sec package …

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Funbox and Imp join forces for Wii bundles

UK publisher Funbox Media has teamed up with accessories firm Imp Gaming to produce Combo Packs for Wii. Each product combines one of Funbox’s Wii titles with an appropriate Imp peripheral, such as steering wheels and fishing rod controllers. Titles in the deal include Chicken Blaster, Speed, Wild West Shootout …

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NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members. Set across 150 miles of open world roads, the game aims to create the largest persistent online race world ever seen and represents the series’ …

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Ferrari returns to Need for Speed

EA has announced that seven years on from its last appearance in a Need for Speed title, Ferrari is to make a return to the series in the form of an Xbox 360 only DLC pack for NFS: Shift. Ten cars in total will be included as part of the …

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EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced. Crytek’s console FPS isn’t the only title to get dated, either. Other games on the way in the final quarter of the year include Dead Space 2, Criterion’s first entry in the Need for …

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EA fronts iPads games push

The lofty job of presenting the iPad’s games credentials to the world was handed to EA tonight, with exec Travis Boatman taking to the stage to show off an iPad build of popular racer Need for Speed. Though iPad games will be fundamentally the same as those found on iPhone, …

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