Day: Oct 4, 2013

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Specs revealed for Valve’s Steam Machines

Valve has revealed that some units will ship with  i7-4770 CPU, Nvidia Titan GPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, and 1TB hard drive. The company will ship 300 Steam Machines to users as part of a limited hardware testing program. System specifications for the prototype are as follows:   GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760,…

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Former official says 38 Studios forced into bankruptcy

According to the former head of Rhode Island’s Economic Development Corporation, Keith Stokes, 38 Studios was forced into bankruptcy at the hands of Lincoln Chafee, who is the Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee. Court filings obtained by the Boston Globe, Keith claimed that Chafee impeded the game studios efforts to restructure its debt, or raise…

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Sony goes public with “Buyouts” for PlayStation Plus

Sony is making it clear that they are willing to give money to certain developers that give their games away for free on the PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection. PlayStation manager of developer relations Brian Silva told developers at IndieCade, which is taking place this weekend, that they will offer “buyouts” to give away games…

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Microsoft confirms data from Kinect doesn’t leave console

The Xbox One’s Kinect camera will not upload your data to the cloud, Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello said in a NeoGAF post. The confirmation came as a result of questions surrounding interactive advertising on the Xbox platform. Penello said the next-generation Kinect was not designed with ad functionality in mind. In a…

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Battlefield 4 beta now available to all

Everyone can now access the Battlefield 4 beta through the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and will need 1.5GB of free hard drive space in order to download the beta. Battlefield 3 Premium members, players who have preordered the Digital Deluxe Edition of Battlefield 4 on the PC, or those who own Medal of Honor:…