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TeaserTT: The Last of Us receives a story trailer teaser video

The Last of Us is beginning to gain steam the closer we get to its release - and today a new video is available, the story trailer teaser to The Last of Us.

 

 

The teaser video is just that - a teaser, only going for a few seconds in length. The release of the full story trailer will be on December 10, just a week or so from now.

 

The video doesn't show too much - but it should be interesting to see what the story has in store for us. The Last of Us is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, from Naughty Dog, the makers of the unbelievably successful Uncharted series, and more.

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Nintendo Wii U does better than expected in UK by selling 40,000 consoles

Leading up to the Wii U making its initial appearance, there was a general consensus that Nintendo would have difficulties in supplying the new console to Europe. With the launch now behind us, it looks as though these fears were unfounded as Nintendo sold nearly double as many consoles as were estimated to ship to Europe.

 

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The 40,000 units sold in the UK pale in comparison to the 400,000 units sold in the United States. Take that number with a grain of salt, however, as it is an estimate as opposed to official numbers from Nintendo. Better was the news that most people were picking up two or more games to go with the Wii U.

 

Nintendo contributed to the fear that stock would be limited: "Wii U stock levels will be tight on day one," said a Nintendo UK rep, "However we will be providing retailers with regular stock deliveries in the run up to Christmas in order to meet demand as quickly as possible." It's clear now that supply wasn't quite as constrained as was expected.


Skyrim: Dragonborn releasing on Xbox 360 tomorrow, PC & PS3 in 2013

We've been keeping a close eye on Skyrim's upcoming "Dragonborn" DLC with its rideable dragons, new towns and, of course, the first ever Dragonborn returning to rule the world. It looks like the wait for Dragonborn is nearly upon us as Bethesda announced today the new DLC will be releasing on the Xbox 360 tomorrow.

 

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We all knew for some time the Xbox 360 has been receiving preferred treatment in terms of Skyrim's DLC availability while PC players have been hit with delayed releases and PS3 players unable to play any piece of DLC content yet. Even though PC players will yet again receive a delayed Dragonborn in early 2013, PS3 players have much to be excited about as Bethesda also confirmed it will finally be delivering a piece of DLC to the platform.

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Nyko has got the power with its five Wii U power accessories

Do you have a Wii U sitting under your tree just waiting for its recipient to open it up this holiday season to then spend hours updating the console? We're sure your new Wii U owner will be using their console a lot over the next few months, which means they're going to be sucking up a whole lot of juice out of their GamePad and Pro Controller. That's why you need to consider checking out Nyko's newly announced Wii U power accessories.

 

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Nyko has introduced five new power accessories that will help keep your Wii U GamePad and Pro Controller charged before and during use. Here's a rundown of the peripherals Nyko have made available for the Wii U:

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Mitsubishi to discontinue their last line of rear-projection TVs

The Verge has reported after seeing a memo that CEPro got their mits on, that Mitsubishi is to discontinue their line of rear-projections TVs. This is a huge move for Mitsubishi, as they went all-in with RPTVs last year.

 

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Last year, Mitsubishi stopped the production of LCD televisions and pushed forward with rear-projection sets - even after all of the other major players around them had left their RPTV technology in favor of LCD.

 

Sony left the market in 2007, and Samsung released their last RPTV in 2008. There will be those saddened by this news, but have you seen just how thin some of the Full HD TVs are now? RIP RPTV.

Sony patents new controller, sports two move peripherals into a single controller

This might be nothing, this might end up as never seeing the light of day - but it's interesting nonetheless. Sony have applied for a new patent, which looks to be an interesting new form of controller for the company.

 

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The new controller combines the usual dual analogue stick we've all come to know and love, with two of their motion-based move peripherals. It appears the controller can be separated into two pieces, which if used in the right way - could end up being a very cool twist on the now stale controller market (if your name isn't Nintendo).

 

The controller can be separated when needed, for a specific game or a specific part within a game, and then clicked back together when needed. The patent calls this a "hybrid separable motion controller".

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RumorTT: Next-gen Xbox to launch in time for the 2013 holidays

We all know it's coming - but when exactly? Will the next-gen Xbox be revealed at CES in Las Vegas next month? Or will Microsoft wait until E3 in LA in June to unveil the Xbox 360's successor.

 

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Well, "people familiar with the company's plans" have spoken up - telling everyone that Microsoft are preparing for the next-gen Xbox, which is usually referred to as the Xbox 720, and will be released in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season.

 

The next-gen Xbox, which I think will just be known as "Xbox", is rumored to pack a quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, directional audio, Kinect 2.0 support as well as sport a Blu-ray player. We should expect a decent kick in the ass in terms of GPU capabilities, with full DX11 support and hopefully 1080p @ 60fps support and 4K support built-in.

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Ouya console to ship to devs on time, consoles will go out on December 28

The Ouya console is one step closer to becoming a real gaming console. A post on the Ouya Kickstarter page confirms that the development kits will be shipping by the promised time. The post, penned by JulesKane, states that the consoles will be leaving the factory on December 28 and will take a couple of days to reach your doorstep.

 

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Even better is the mention that these aren't just a normal Ouya console. The post says that "they're rare drops. :P" If you couldn't afford to purchase a development console, you could still win a chance to get your hands on one. The Ouya team is hosting a giveaway and you can find out more about that directly from the team.

 

Finally, the Ouya team has said that the Ouya Development Kit (ODK) will be available to everyone when the development consoles ship. This way if you couldn't afford a development console, you can still start work on developing a game for the console.

Bloomberg: Microsoft will release next Xbox in time for 2013 holiday season

If you were thinking of buying a second or third Xbox 360 this holiday season for your mansion, you might want to hold off on having one of your butlers order it for you as by this time next year, we'll be graced with a new Xbox console.

 

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According to Bloomberg whose sources are "familiar with the company's plans," Microsoft will be making its next Xbox available for retail in time to be available for Thanksgiving and Christmas shopping next year. As of now, Microsoft isn't entirely sure when exactly they should unveil its next Xbox as its currently debating whether to unveil it at E3 in June or at an entirely different event completely dedicated to the unveiling.

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Sony reveals PlayStation Vita with PS Plus Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99

I've been enjoying my PlayStation Vita since it was released nearly a year ago, but I certainly have been feeling the big game releases have been too far and in between. With Sony's news of its PlayStation Plus service being made available on the PS Vita, they've decided to deliver a bundle that brings its popular premium service to new PS Vita owners.

 

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The PS Plus Instant Game Collection PS Vita Bundle, which I hope you all take note as it may be a product with the longest name ever, comes with a 3G / Wi-Fi PS Vita, one-year membership to PS Plus, a voucher for Unit 13 and a 4GB memory card for $299.99.

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