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Sony’s Project Morpheus: Virtual Reality

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Next-gen consoles still haven’t arrived as far as many gamers are concerned. There’s been no title, no watershed moment to justify all that excitement, and money, that marked the releases of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. No doubt that will change quickly with a host of new games marked for this summer but the question still remains; what will make this generation of consoles so much better than their predecessors? Well that might be Virtual Reality.

It has been promised before but judging from reports from this year’s Game Developer Conference it looks like the timing, and the technology, may be right to get Virtual Reality headsets out of development and into peoples homes.

The most promising of these new products is the Sony backed Project Morpheus. It couples existing but reworked Playstation technology like the Move controller with a Daft Punk-esque headset which would be the hub of the VR. Continue reading

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Posthumous Michael Jackson Album To Be Released In May

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On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13. Continue reading

Highly Anticipated Battlefield 4 Released

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One of the most highly anticipated and critically acclaimed games of 2013 went on sale yesterday as Battlefield 4 hit stores.

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio yesterday announced that Battlefield 4 is now available in retail stores for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC while a digital download is also available on Origin. Powered by the advanced technology of DICE’s proprietary Frostbite 3 engine, gamers will experience the all-out-war and epic moments possible only in Battlefield 4. The game lets players wage war across land, air and sea with unparalleled vehicular combat, dynamic environments and a new level of destruction. Console players can start the battle today on current-gen and upgrade to next-gen for as low as $9.99 (approximately €7.25) when those systems launch in November. Players will also be able to transfer their multiplayer stats at launch of the next-gen consoles so they can hit the ground running. Continue reading

Tweets Of The Week

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With Twitter becoming an ever growing way of life for online users it can be difficult to keep up with all the big tweets of the week when some stories simply take over the net for a couple of days such as the recent #SlaneGirl scandal. Here at Irish News Review we aim to bring you the best tweets of the week from a wide range of sectors in our new weekly segment. Here are our selections of interest from the past seven days: Continue reading

Shut Up & Take My Money – The Console War Begins

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Ok so thankfully Christmas is still relatively far away, but as we reported to you last month, Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their new machines due out, well one of them at least, this “Holiday” (God that’s a terrible term!). As is always the case when these two companies go head to head with big reveals like this, there is only one question:who is getting your cash?

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Xbox One And PS4 Battle It Out At E3

Microsoft and Sony have revealed their next generation consoles at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3.

Microsoft was the first to unveil their latest console on the first day of the expo, the Xbox One.  Rumours had been circulating about the Xbox One with some confirmed at the conference. Continue reading

Let The Games Begin – Sony and Microsoft Battle For Gaming Supremacy

While Nintendo’s Wii U ‘officially’ kicked off the next generation of games consoles late last year, for many of the world’s hardcore gamers and games publishers the real console war doesn’t begin until Sony and Microsoft say it does, when each show their hands and release their next generation of consoles. Speculation as to what features are to be included on each console has been reigning for years with Sony being the first to unveil their gaming behemoth, the PlayStation 4 (although not actually showing the console) at a press conference only a few short weeks ago.

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