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PS4 Slim unboxed and reviewed, despite Sony silence

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PS4 Slim unboxed and reviewed, despite Sony silence

More evidence of a new PlayStation 4 model, including a full review, has appeared online, despite Sony having not acknowledged the unit's existence.

Freelance reporter Laura Kate Dale got her hands on a retail unit, reviewing it and outlining its new features.

In addition to having a smaller footprint to the original PS4 (264 x 39 x 288mm, versus 275 x 53 x 305mm), the console "features a fully matte finish [...] and a redesigned, more curved look."

Its USB ports are more spread out on the front face, and the now-physical power and eject buttons are labeled more clearly than their original counterparts, with a row of LEDs replacing the original's light strip.

A panel on the rear of the device aims to make hard drive upgrades simpler, while the optical audio port has been removed.

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Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed to 2017

Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed to 2017

Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed to 2017, reported Sony today.

In a PlayStation Blog post, Polyphony Digital founder and Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi stated more time was needed.

"As we approach our planned release date in November, we realise we need more time to perfect GT Sport," said Yamauchi.

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Forza Horizon 3 brings Master Chief's ride to the outback

Forza Horizon 3 brings Master Chief's ride to the outback

While announcing today that Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold, publisher Microsoft introduced a new addition to the vehicle roster: Halo's famous Warthog.

The game's "2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST" is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, meaning there's no mounted turret for players to clear a path through their competitors.

However, the civilian model does come packing a 720bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than models found in Halo titles.

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Final Fantasy XV delay due to bugs, Japanese internet

Final Fantasy XV delay due to bugs, Japanese internet

Final Fantasy XV might be a little further off than expected, but at least now you'll have some insight why.

In an interview with Famitsu (translated by Kotaku), game director Hajime Tabata explained the delay was necessary to fix a number of issues.

"For starters the optimisation isn't [yet] sufficient," Tabata told Famitsu. "There are also various bugs as well as places in which the frame rate drops."

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DOA Xtreme 3 VR lets players sexually harass women

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DOA Xtreme 3 VR lets players sexually harass women

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will soon receive an update that adds a virtual reality minigame to the fighting game spinoff.

Launching in October alongside PlayStation VR, the "VR Paradise" mode invites players to examine and touch the game's bikini-clad female characters in virtual reality.

Multiple characters are available, in multiple outfits, and multiple modes - called Event Paradise, Photo Paradise, and Gravure Paradise, referring to the Japanese term for men's magazine models.

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This War of Mine dev's Frostpunk pushes boundaries "even further"

This War of Mine dev's Frostpunk pushes boundaries "even further"

This War of Mine developer 11 Bit Studios today unveiled its new game, entitled Frostpunk.

Over a year in the works already, Frostpunk is set in a frozen world driven by steam-powered technology.

Thematically, it follows This War of Mine in exploring "what people are capable of when pushed to the limits," treating survival gameplay as "empathy & decision-making rather than optimisation & resource management."

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Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft

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Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft

After 12 years and six expansions, World of Warcraft players might think they had defeated all the enemies Blizzard could throw at them, but according to the developer that isn't the case.

Speaking with Polygon, World of Warcraft senior art director Chris Robinson said there were plenty more potential threats still to come.

"We get into rooms to talk about the future," he said. "From our perspective, it always feels like we have too much stuff to cover still. There’s a whole level of titans and old gods that we’ve kind of touched on, but we haven’t really dug into a lot of that stuff."

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Access to Battlefield 1 open beta just got easier on PS4

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Access to Battlefield 1 open beta just got easier on PS4

Those gearing up for this week's Battlefield 1 open beta have one thing less to worry about if they're on a PlayStation 4.

Replying to a fan on Twitter, developer DICE confirmed that players will not require an active PlayStation Plus subscription in order to access the open beta.

The beta's terms and conditions state that an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription "may be required," making it unclear whether an Xbox Live Gold account will be necessary for players on that platform.

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Become PewDiePie in new mobile game Tuber Simulator

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Become PewDiePie in new mobile game Tuber Simulator

YouTube star Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is to become the subject of another video game, this one simulating his very life.

Little is known about PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator, but Kjellberg tweeted some notes about the upcoming title:

Kjellberg also tweeted a screenshot, featuring an isometric pixel-art style and what appears to be some level of customisable vanity items.