Tuesday Newsday: Crytek reverses sexist decision, and next-gen consoles waiting for features after launch

James Dominguez In the news this week, Crytek has reversed a controversial decision to make female characters in Warface highly sexualised, and both PS4 and XBone look set to wait until after launch for some...


Some PlayStation 4 owners reporting defective consoles

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Adario Strange Sony's PlayStation 4 has been widely praised by reviewers as a significant step up from its predecessor, but some early consumers are reporting major problems with the console.

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Not enough PlayStation 4 consoles to go around

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Vanessa Desloires Eager gamers counting on getting their hands on the new PlayStation 4 console on its Australian release date are likely to be disappointed.

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Mozilla's Monster Madness: zombie shooter has consoles in its sights

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Salvador Rodriguez Mozilla has unveiled an early version of Monster Madness Online, a 3-D multiplayer zombie-shooting video game built to run on web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome.


China lifts 14-year-old ban on foreign video game consoles

Paul Carsten China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to enter the market.


PlayStation Vita TV: consoles just got smarter

A model holds a Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) portable video game player at the Tokyo Game Show 2013 in Chiba, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The Tokyo Game Show runs till Sept. 22. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Adam Turner The PS Vita TV will be a draw for home-entertainment lovers in the battle for console supremacy.


New consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony


Barbara Ortutay Here's a closer look at the next generation game consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Your Turn: Finishing games on arcades and consoles

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Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura Andrew Yoshimura is a previous Your Turn winner, and today he presents us with a fascinating history of the ways in which older games could be completed, sometimes by design and sometimes by accident.

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Sony-Microsoft battle goes to E3 as tablets dent game consoles


Cliff Edwards Gun-toting fighters take a back seat to Microsoft and Sony this week as the console makers battle to show they've got the best plan for selling pricey machines in the age of cheap play on phones and...

XCOM: Bringing the PC classic to consoles

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James Dominguez The classic XCOM strategy series is coming back to PC, and for the first time to console. Screen Play spoke to Firaxis lead producer Garth DeAngelis about the upcoming reboot.

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China considering end to 13-year ban on game consoles


Kazunori Takada and Mari Saito China is reportedly considering lifting a 13-year ban on video game consoles, sending shares of hardware makers such as Sony and Nintendo surging.

Smartphones hit Nintendo as gamers shun consoles

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Katherine Rushton The explosive growth of smartphones might spell riches for the companies that make them, but it has pulled the rug from under other technology firms such as Nintendo and Canon.

Game boy consoles himself over mega-sale

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Deborah Gough Onur Gonullu is leaving behind his Game Boy-hood for more adult pursuits.


Review: Diablo III Reaper of Souls - Diablo as it should have always been

Diablo III feels like a brand new game.

James "DexX" Dominguez Diablo III had a troubled launch 12 months ago. Now, expansion pack Reaper of Souls has fixed everything.

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Infamous Second Son: Powerful


Jason Hill The lively Second Son clearly has ambitions to be more serious than the PlayStation 3 Infamous games.

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Titanfall: Brilliant action, but lacks longevity


James Dominguez Titanfall has taken the bold step of completely removing single-player from this online-only shooter, and it almost pulls it off.

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This year's Assassin's Creed revealed in leaked video

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James Dominguez A leaked Ubisoft video has revealed more of Assassin's Creed: Unity, a next-gen exclusive set during the French Revolution.

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Friday Question: What are the most beautiful games?

Beautiful Diablo III oil painting like images - with added zombies

James Dominguez Forget frame rates and polygon counts; what are the most artistically beautiful games ever made?

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Friday Question: Which recent games should get HD next-gen re-releases?

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James Dominguez So far Tomb Raider is the only game from last generation to get an upgraded re-release on PS4 and XBox One, but more could follow.

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Dark Souls II game review

Calum Wilson Austin Dark Souls II deserves to be played if you are a fan of original fantasy worlds, but it will frustrate you.