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Xbox One will be capable of scanning QR codes with its Kinect sensor

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jul 2 2013 1:29 AM CDT

The Xbox One is getting closer with every breath we take, and with each day that passes it feels like we're hearing more about the console. Today, the news has broken that the Kinect sensor has a cool ability.

Xbox One will be capable of scanning QR codes with its Kinect sensor | TweakTown.com

This ability is that the sensor will let gamers scan download codes with the Kinect camera, versus the current way of entering them in manually - which is such a chore. Kinectimals is used as an example, which takes advantage of QR codes. It makes getting into the game not only easier, but faster.

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SimCity DLC takes to the skies, offers a few balloons that will cost you $9

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jul 1 2013 1:24 AM CDT

Just when you thought DLC couldn't get any worse, EA and Maxis have unveiled some new downloadable content for SimCity. It'll cost you $9, and I think at least two or three people in the world will buy it.

The new SimCity DLC includes "Airships", which add two items: a hot air balloon park and an airship mass transit option - all yours for $9. The video above will show you just what you get, so prepare your wallets!

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Sony will continue to support the PS3 after the PS4 launches

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jun 28 2013 5:29 AM CDT

For those of you who have a PlayStation 3, don't fret, Sony will continue to support their current money-maker once the PS4 launches later in the year for $399.

Sony will continue to support the PS3 after the PS4 launches | TweakTown.com

The confidence in the PS3 comes directly from Sony Japan President, Hiroshi Kawano and Sony Worldwide President, Shuhei Yoshida, when they spoke during an interview with Japanese gaming magazine, Weekly Famitsu. They said that support for the PS3 will continue indefinitely, and that the company has "no intention of immediately shifting from the PS3 to the PS4."

Kawano also noted that after seven years since the PS3 launched, it continues to "sell at a constant pace" and that there are countless titles headed to the PS3 in the future. Kawano added: "With the 2014 launch of our cloud service in the US allowing users to play PS3 games on the PS4, some people may switch consoles from the PS3 to the PS4. But that'll be a gradual process, and to say 'we're releasing a new console, so trade in your old ones for it' would be a maker's ego talking, plain and simple."

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Alienware: next-gen consoles are just PC's with a controller

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Jun 28 2013 3:25 AM CDT

Alienware are still here, making some seriously high-end gaming PC's and notebooks, and their General Manager, Frank Azon, has some harsh words for Microsoft and Sony's next-gen consoles.

Alienware: next-gen consoles are just PC's with a controller | TweakTown.com

He said that the Xbox One and PS4 are just becoming more and more like the PC, stating that the PC is the ultimate gaming platform, and that Microsoft and Sony are just borrowing concepts from the PC and putting them into a flashy-looking box that sits in your living room.

Azon isn't just talking fluff either, as we know that the next-gen consoles are powered by x86 architectures, which is what the PC is built upon. On top of that we have AMD building them, which are a PC company. We have digital downloads, streaming TV and movies, which have been staples of the PC industry for years now.

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Saints Row IV banned in Australia because it features an 'alien anal probe'

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 26 2013 12:32 AM CDT

Saints Row IV has been refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, and one of the reasons for its ban is quite hilarious - that reason? It includes an "alien anal probe".

Saints Row IV was refused classification for "interactive, visual depictions of implied sexual violence which are not justified by context" and "elements of illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards." What does the alien anal probe do exactly? Well, for the curious:

The game includes a weapon referred to by the Applicant as an "Alien Anal Probe". The Applicant states that this weapon can be "shoved into enemy's backsides". The lower half of the weapon resembles a sword hilt and the upper part contains prong-like appendages which circle around what appears to be a large dildo which runs down the centre of the weapon. When using this weapon the player approaches a (clothed) victim from behind and thrusts the weapon between the victim's legs and then lifts them off the ground before pulling a trigger which launches the victim into the air. After the probe has been implicitly inserted into the victim's anus the area around their buttocks becomes pixelated highlighting that the aim of the weapon is to penetrate the victim's anus. The weapon can be used during gameplay on enemy characters or civilians. In the Board's opinion, a weapon designed to penetrate the anus of enemy characters and civilians constitutes a visual depiction of implied sexual violence that is interactive and not justified by context and as such the game should be Refused Classification.

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OUYA founder is 'pissed' that some original backers don't have their consoles - but what is she going to do about it?

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jun 25 2013 9:53 PM CDT

I voiced my opinion a few days ago about backing the OUYA console on Kickstarter and not receiving my console yet, but now we're at the stage of it hitting retail shelves - and getting to the point of selling out at a few of them.

OUYA founder is 'pissed' that some original backers don't have their consoles - but what is she going to do about it? | TweakTown.com

OUYA founder, Julia Uhrman, is "pissed" because some of the Kickstarter backers haven't received their consoles yet, as she promised they would all receive their consoles before OUYA went to retail. Uhrman writes in a Kickstarter update that only the backers received: "I am pissed. Some of you have not yet received your OUYA -- and, to you, I apologize. I did not promise to ship to *most* of you before we hit store shelves. I promised to ship to *all* of you. I've been reading your comments, and we are working to solve this."

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Sony's PlayStation blog releases Gran Turismo 6 pre-order details

Charles Gantt | Mon, Jun 24 2013 12:28 PM CDT

Sony has announced pre-order details for the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 on it's PlayStation blog this morning. The company is offering a unique car pack with four cars to all who pre-order the game and has detailed out some pretty sweet exclusive pre-order packs from GameStop and Amazon.com.

Sony's PlayStation blog releases Gran Turismo 6 pre-order details 1 | TweakTown.com Sony's PlayStation blog releases Gran Turismo 6 pre-order details 2 | TweakTown.com

Up first, GameStop is offering not only the four cars pictured above, but for $59.99 gamers can pre-order the exclusive GT6 15th Anniversary Edition and get an additional 16 exclusive cars with exclusive paint jobs, race suits, helmets, and a PSN Avatar. Also included is a free copy of the Beyond the Apex II app. Other features are said to be included but will not be disclosed until closer to launch. Check out the awesome list of exclusive cars that come with the GameStop pre-order below.

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Valve hints that Steam could kick off its Summer Sale in just two days

Charles Gantt | Mon, Jun 24 2013 10:51 AM CDT

Earlier this year, Valve announced a new rewards system that awards you virtual trading cards based on the games you play, with additional cards being obtained through trading with friends. That service is set to launch just two days from now on the 26th and the company has just teased that "an event we think everyone can be excited about," will also begin on the 26th.

Valve hints that Steam could kick off its Summer Sale in just two days | TweakTown.com

Chances are that this "event" will be the highly anticipated Steam Summer Sale, which begins every year around this time. In the event that you are new to PC gaming, the Steam Summer Sale is a week's long sale in which Steam puts top titles on sale for as much as 70% off with different games being added every day.

While almost everyone looks forward to the Summer Sale, I usually get pretty nervous when it arrives. Last year I bought a total of 13 games and spent roughly $100 total. Of those 13 games I think I have installed and played maybe 6, and with so many great titles out right now, I am sure I will buy many more this year.

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Ellen Page isn't happy with Naughty Dog using her likeness in The Last Of Us

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jun 23 2013 11:39 PM CDT

This is something that has been discussed for quite sometime, that The Last Of Us' character 'Ellie' looks scarily like the real-life actress Ellen Page. She even sounded like her, shared mannerisms, and delivered dialogue in a scary mimic of the actress in the game's first trailer.

Ellen Page isn't happy with Naughty Dog using her likeness in The Last Of Us | TweakTown.com

Naughty Dog made some changes to Ellie's facial features, making her look a little less like Page. But now Ellen Page has taken to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA), where someone asked what she thought of the character Ellie in The Last Of Us:

This has almost certainly been made clear to you several times, but are you aware how much you look like Ellie from "The Last of Us," a video game which came out about a week ago. She even sounds like you. So much so that almost everyone assumed it was you playing the role.

Which leads me to my questions:

How did you like playing the role of a video game character when doing "Beyond: Two Souls?" Do you prefer live action?

Have you seen any footage of "The Last of Us" and would you have taken the role as Ellie if approached?

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Hey Ouya, where's my console? Retail launch is upon us and I'm still without my Ouya!

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Jun 23 2013 9:29 PM CDT

I remember last year when Ouya first reached Kickstarer, it was all the rage and I backed it to buy a Limited Edition console to have my username etched into the controllers - and because it looked like a neat little Android-based gaming console.

Hey Ouya, where's my console? Retail launch is upon us and I'm still without my Ouya! | TweakTown.com

But, it's June 24 here in Australia and my Ouya console is stuck in Hong Kong. I've recently moved house (again, second time in 5 months) and I e-mailed them to change my address, which hasn't been acknowledged or replied to. If my unit is still in HK, then I won't be getting it for at least a few more days at the minimum.

The units are being shipped through DHL, and the last update for my Ouya console is 6/15 where it was "received & dispatched". There are still four more steps on DHL's website until it gets to me, unfortunately.

I'm not the only one that seems to be waiting, from what I've read there are plenty of other early backers who are still waiting for their Ouya console. So, I ask you Ouya - where is my console? I'm ready to play it, review it for TweakTown and invite some friends over to have some fun!

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