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Here’s what critics said about the PS4 reveal

Somehow Sony packed in more exciting reveals and demos than we saw during all of last year’s E3 conferences combined … and critics on Twitter still managed to be snarky jerks about it. Well, not all of them

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Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap

Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned? Videogames occupy a rather extreme section of entertainment; one in which consumers have a rabid enthusiasm which rivals that of comicbook collectors and movie fanatics

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Trends of this Generation: Gamification

Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20 , I’ve been looking into some paradigm shifts we’ve seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that I think will continue on for at least a decade to come

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Trends of this Generation: Consoles as media centers

Yesterday, I looked at one of the most recognizable shifts we’ve seen in the past few years: motion controls . In the next segment for this editorial miniseries, I want to address integrating a number of disparate services into one device that rests comfortably in your living room

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Trends of this Generation: Consoles as media centers

Yesterday, I looked at one of the most recognizable shifts we’ve seen in the past few years: motion controls . In the next segment for this editorial miniseries, I want to address integrating a number of disparate services into one device that rests comfortably in your living room

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Top ten unforgettable deaths in Dead Space

One of the elements of classic horror is that when the horrible thing you are dreading finally happens, it happens in a way far more gruesome than you expect. Visceral Games got this part right so many times in its Dead Space series that I wonder if I’ve become desensitized to alien dismemberment at this point. Even if I have, I am still disturbed by watching series protagonist Isaac Clarke meet his end, time and time again

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The Ravens will win the Super Bowl because of these games

Ever since the team’s inception, I’ve been a member of the Ravens Nation. After a quick victory in Super Bowl XXXIV, we’ve been so close yet so far so many times

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10 videogame films to watch on Netflix this weekend

With Netflix open to all subscribers on Xbox 360 this weekend , regardless of account type, now seems like a good time to highlight some Netflix streaming videogame films well worth watching. Be sure to add your own picks below! eXistenZ (1999) “Leading virtual-reality game designer Allegra Geller is testing a new prototype when an assassin wielding a daunting organic weapon attacks her. She survives the assault but must “portal” into her own game to get to the bottom of the intrigue.” Why watch?

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PlayStation 4 specs and launch details are here

Back in 2008, Destructoid created a tag for ‘PS4′. It’s about time we put it to good use. With Sony ostensibly planning to show off its new console by the end of the month and the rest of us salivating in anticipation, now is the time to gather all the info we currently have on the PlayStation 4 (codename: Orbis)

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Plus Points: Sony’s PS Plus humiliates the game industry

Sony has made a lot of mistakes over the years, and I’ve cheerily called the publisher out on many of them. For all its hubris, however, and for all its missteps, the PlayStation brand owner is prone to having some really quite brilliant ideas now and then, proving itself surprisingly savvy and innovative when the need arises.  Among these ideas, PlayStation Plus is undoubtedly one of its best, though I was cynical towards the idea of a subscription-based PlayStation Network service at first

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