Sony takes early console war lead with 4.2 million PS4 systems sold in 2013

Not ps4-4-millionso fast, Microsoft.

During a keynote speech at the CES Show in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House, announced Tuesday that the company has sold through 4.2 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide as of December 28, 2013.

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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 stalemated—except on eBay

The xbox onenext-generation console wars are stalemated so far.

Microsoft said Wednesday that it has sold more than 2 million Xbox One units in the system’s first 18 days of availability. That comes roughly a week after Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units in the first 14 days.

That represents a total of $1.8 billion-plus in sales of console hardware in three and a half weeks.

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Report: NSA spying on online games

Spies nsa-spying-warcraftaren’t just listening in on your phone calls and reading your e-mails. They’re also monitoring your gaming.

Based on new information disclosed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, a joint report by The New York Times, ProPublica and The Guardian alleges that U.S. and British spies have conducted surveillance and gathered data in online games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life.

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Flashers, cursers face bans on PS4 and Xbox One

It’s ps4-shareas unavoidable as cat gifs: Put a microphone in front of a large group of people and someone’s going to spew obscenities. Put a camera in front of that group and someone’s gonna strip.

But if you do so on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, be ready to face the consequences.

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Five upcoming Xbox One games to keep your eye on

While top-x1-futurethere’s bound to be plenty of debate about the quality of the Xbox One launch lineup, no one can dispute that the pipeline is jam-packed with exciting games.

Microsoft hasn’t exactly been shy about touting the exclusives that are coming to its new system – and that’s on top of a slew of multi-platform third-party games like Watch Dogs that are looming. The problem, though, is not all of these big titles are imminent. Some won’t be out for a year or so. Others could be even further out. Still, each is worthy of your attention.

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7 things you might have missed about Xbox One

There’s Xbox-One-console-21a whole lot to take in with the Xbox One. The system is rich with features – tied to gaming, movies and TV, and staying in touch with friends. Even the most thorough reviews have to leave a few things out, though.

But some of those little details are pretty fascinating and give insight into what the system can and can’t do. Here are a few things you might not know about Microsoft’s latest console.

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Five must-have Xbox One games

Once Forza5you get your Xbox One – you are getting one, aren’t you?! – it’s time to start loading up on games that will showcase it in the best light.

Just as the PlayStation 4 has games that shine on that system, Microsoft’s new console has some doozies of its own – many of which aren’t available anywhere else. And with Microsoft’s increased focus on a wide audience, there’s something available for just about every gamer.

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