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NVIDIA Shield should still ship this month, pre-order customers to receive free t-shirt

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 7:29 am

Have you been wondering when NVIDIA should ship their portable gaming console, Shield? Wait no longer, people of the world, as NVIDIA are shipping Shield this month still, and will give pre-order consumers a limited edition Shield t-shirt and have included the shirt in the package for your pre-order.

 

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When can we expect Shield to ship exactly? Late June is what most are hearing, so we still have a couple of weeks to go. But right now there is so much gaming content flowing through us that I'm sure the various news pieces and trailers of next-gen games can tie you over until the end of this month.

Apple's iOS 7 lets you block calls and texts from specific numbers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 6:26 am

Apple announced iOS 7 a few hours ago, and it does a bunch of new things that we're going to cover over a few news posts. The first of which, is the option to combat against mobile spam with the ability to block calls and texts from specific numbers.

 

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Apple talked about the new privacy option during their WWDC keynote, saying that the next-gen mobile OS includes "Phone, FaceTime and Messages blocking to prevent specific people from being able to contact you". I think this feature is going to be great for those stalker exes you might have, or those friends who drunk dial you on a Friday or Saturday night.

 

I'm sure Apple will continue to work with this new feature and give it more power, which is something we should see before iOS 7 debuts later in the fall.

EB Games lists the next-gen conquering PS4 as AUD $549

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 5:27 am

EB Games have just unveiled their pre-order pricing for Sony's next-gen console, the PlayStation 4, which will be $549 - Australian dollars of course. This is quite a bit higher than the US $399 pricing we've seen, but we're used to that in Australia, aren't we?

 

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I'm hoping that while this price might be right, we should see some form of a bundle included, maybe in the form of an extra controller or a AAA title bundled. Either way, I'll be buying the PS4 on day one, and enjoying the ability to share my games with friends, nudge nudge, wink wink, Microsoft.

Sony troll Microsoft by showing you how easy it is to share games on the PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 4:29 am

E3 2013 - So... Microsoft, I hope you're reading this and if you are, you'd better be sitting down with valium in one hand. Sony have just come out swinging, and rightly so, about how damn easy it is so share games on the PS4. In case you don't know already, the video below will follow you through the complicated procedure.

 

 

Um... yeah... that was a little easier than you thought, right? I laughed out loud at the video, as we all did here at TweakTown and as soon as I get back to Australia I'll be pre-ordering a PlayStation 4 for sure. Sony, you have impressed the world today, please don't stop doing so. Lots of love, the world of gamers and technology enthusiasts.

 

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Sony says Playstation 4 will cost $399 and will be available this holiday season!

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 3:28 am

E3 2013 - At tonight's Sony press conference, the company has released pricing and availability for its upcoming Playstation 4 gaming console. The PS4 will retail for a mere $399 which undercuts Microsoft's Xbox One by $100. This is a direct slap in the face to Redmond, who until tonight seemed to be leading the next-gen console war. The PS4 will arrive on store shelves this holiday season.

 

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Not only will the PS4 be cheaper, but it will not feature such hindrances as Always Online DRM, Used or Pre-owned game blocking restrictions, and its gaming network will only cost customers a monthly premium of less than $5. The basic Playstation network will remain free. At this point, Microsoft really needs to rethink their game plan, as I am willing to bet Sony is going to kick their ass in sales.

Sony unveils Playstation 4 hardware

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 1:46 am

E3 2013 - At this evenings Sony finally unveiled its Playstation 4 in physical hardware form. The device features a sleek flat and gloss black two tone design, and a very chiseled form.

 

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The PS4 forgoes the streamlined, aerodynamic look of the PS3 for something that more closely resembles a fighter jet's air intake. We will have more information on hardware specifications as they arise so stay tuned to TweakTown for the up to the minute news on the PS4. Head over to our live blog to see many more photos from tonight's press conference.

 

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Mad Catz Unveils S.T.R.I.K.E.3 gaming keyboard

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:48 am

E3 2013 - Mad Catz has just announced the latest edition in their PC gaming peripheral line. Mad Catz says the Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.3 gaming keyboard is an ideal entry into the world of competitive gaming. Whether your game of choice is an FPS, RPG, MMO, RTS, MOBA or any other genre, precise key response, customizable backlighting, and programmable macro keys all help give you an advantage over the competition.

 

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The S.T.R.I.K.E.3 is a non mechanical, membrane based keyboard that is available in black, red and white trim. Stay tuned to TweakTown for a hands on later this week when we stop in for a visit at Mad Catz booth at E3. Leave a comment and let us know what you think about all of Mad Catz new products we have seen at E3 2013.

TweakTown Live Blog - Sony's E3 Press Conference (starting soon)

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:30 am

We have yet another live blog for you today! This time we will be covering Sony's press event at E3. Get ready for all the action brought to you live over at this page. It's due to start soon, get ready for it now.

 

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What are you expecting from Sony at E3? Let us know what excites you or what you expect to see! Personally I am hoping to see some images, demos, or something of the actual PS4 hardware.

Mirror's Edge to return via next-gen consoles and Electronic Arts

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 11, 2013 12:29 am

Millions of gamers all over the world today, got the news they have long been hoping for. The cult classic Mirror's Edge is getting reboot thanks to game developer DICE. When first released in 2008 Mirror's edge took off like a wild fire and the game's heroine "Faith" instantly became a videogame icon.

 

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The new Mirror's Edge refreshes the series for the next generation with advanced visuals and an all-new origin story for Faith. Powered by DICE's proprietary Frostbite™ technology, the game will be heading to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4, and PC.

 

 

"We introduced Mirror's Edge and Faith to gamers five years ago, and we've waited for the right moment to reunite them," said Sara Jansson, Senior Producer, DICE. "Thanks to the Frostbite engine and a new generation of platforms, we are now able to deliver a richer world that players will be able to explore with a new level of freedom in both movement and action."

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