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PS4 Will Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bluetooth, Headset, PS4, Sony

PS4 Will Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

Sony has confirmed that current Bluetooth headsets cannot be used for PS4 voice chat, while even official PULSE headsets will require a post-launch patch before they actually work.

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts | £30.00 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Activision, FPS, Infinity Ward, PC games

Call Of Duty: Ghosts | £30.00 (With Code) | Green Man Gaming | PC

Cuddle Of Dogly: Ghosts  | GMG | £30 (save £9.99)
Voucher Code: GMG25-J2566-L2GHZ

Thanks to Thorandor @ HUKD!

Wii U Is Gunning For Mums This Christmas

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Is Gunning For Mums This Christmas

"They're Buying What They're Advised To"

According to Nintendo's UK marketing chief, a key part of their Wii U Christmas push is targeting mums who don't really know what the console is yet. Dads get it, though, apparently.

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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Trailer Reveals Clan Warfare

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Clams!, Infinity Ward, multiplayer, The Squids are coming!, trailer

First Squids, now Clams. Call Of Duty: Ghosts is going big on shellfish, which can snare opponents in their vice-like grip or grilled up with lemon juice as a tempting distraction mid-battle.

Actually, seafood puns aren't nearly as funny the second time around. Call Of Duty: Ghosts will let you create and join clans. Obviously. Here's a trailer.

Humongous Capcom Sale Starts On Steam, New Deals Daily

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Capcom, PC games, Steam

Humongous Capcom Sale Starts On Steam, New Deals Daily

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Capcom has unleashed a monster sale on Steam. Their entire library, from Dead Rising and Devil May Cry to Street Fighter and Fairy Bloom Freesia, has been reduced by 50-75%, making for some big fat savings.

You can hit up the splash page here.

Wii U Premium Pack, New Super Mario Bros. U & Super Luigi U | £229.99 (With Code) | The Hut

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Premium Pack, New Super Mario Bros. U & Super Luigi U | £229.99 (With Code) | The Hut

Wii U (32GB Premium), New Super Mario Bros. U & Super Luigi U | The Hut
£229.99 (save £20) | New Super Mario Bros. U Review | New Super Luigi U
Voucher Code: VC10HUT100

Out on November 8th - that is if The Hut delivers on time. Thanks to RudiBryson @ HUKD!

Focus Home Bundle (6 Games Inc. Cities XL Platinum & Game Of Thrones) | Pay What You Want | Humble Weekly Sale | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Focus Home Interactive, PC games

Focus Home Bundle (6 Games Inc. Cities XL Platinum & Game Of Thrones) | Pay What You Want | Humble Weekly Sale | PC

The latest Humble Weekly Sale is all about Focus Home Interactive.

Pay anything you want for Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Cities XL Platinum, Confrontation, Divinity II: Developer’s Cut, Game of Thrones & R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War.

Beat the average to also receive Wargame: European Escalation and The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes. Credit to Sanchit @ HUKD!

GTA Online: New Title Update Promises To Fix Progress Loss & Other Issues

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Grand Theft Auto Online, GTA V, Patch, PC games, PS3 games, Rockstar, Rumour, Update, Xbox 360 games

GTA Online: New Title Update Promises To Fix Progress Loss & Other Issues

GTA V PC Version Rumoured For Early 2014

Two pieces of GTA V news for you today; at least, one piece of news and a big fat rumour. A new GTA Online patch is now live on PS3 and Xbox 360, which apparently fixes the accidental character overwrite issue and other problems, which will come as great news to anyone enjoying the fun yet buggy multiplayer sandbox.

According to some new claims from anonymous sources, however, PC owners may also be able to get in on the action as early as next year.

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High Capacity Wii U GamePad Battery Finally Available In UK

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Gamepad, Nintendo, Slow news day, Wii U

High Capacity Wii U GamePad Battery Finally Available In UK

The Wii U GamePad may be a surprisingly nifty bit of kit, but its 2.5-5 hour battery life is on the embarrassing side of hopeless. Thankfully Nintendo have released their high capacity version in the UK - available from Amazon - which increases active play time to 5-8 hours. It will run you £25.

The 2550mAh battery was previously announced for Japan back in May, and comes just in time for getting stuck into Wind Waker again.

 

COMMENT | It Might Be A Merry Wii U Christmas After All...

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
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Nintendo, Wii U

COMMENT | It Might Be A Merry Wii U Christmas After All...

The Wii U hasn't had a great year, to put it very mildly. Despite a smattering of absolutely sensational first-party software, Nintendo's machine has stumbled and struggled to attract customers thanks to a near-total dearth of third party titles, mixed messages and a release slate that's more gaps than games. With two next-gen consoles releasing next month, along with plenty of multi-platform titles for other platforms, it's tempting to suggest that the Wii U is going to have a lean old Yuletide. Standing outside the foreclosed orphanage, perhaps, clutching its frostbitten teddy bear.

But then again, miracles happen at Christmas.

We tend to see consoles as pieces of gaming hardware, a means to the end of playing fantastic games. That's our perspective as gamers, that's our context. However, in December, they transform into something else entirely, at least for the majority of consumers. Consoles stop being consoles... and become presents. Once you shift your context and change your perspective, barging through the crowds with bags in hand or racing to meet the last postage deadline, things are very different.

COMMENT | It Might Be A Merry Wii U Christmas After All...

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GAME Holding Midnight Launches For Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty: Ghosts & Assassin's Creed IV

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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GAME, Midnight launch, UK retail

GAME Holding Midnight Launches For Battlefield 4, Call Of Duty: Ghosts & Assassin's Creed IV

If you fancy the idea of standing in a queue on the high street as bitter winter winds lash at your coat tails, you're in luck, because over 300 GAME stores will be running midnight launches for this holiday season's biggest franchise entries.

Gosh, I'm not selling it very well. There's a real sense of camaraderie you can only get from a midnight launch, so if you want more details, GAME has posted all the details in a handy roundup with participating stores and times. The festivities start on November 1st with the simultaneous release of Assassin's Creed IV and Battlefield 4. Just in case you can't make it, though, we'll keep our eyes peeled for the latest online deals, alongside the legendary HUKD community.

First Arma 3 Campaign Episode Hits On Halloween

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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ArmA 3, Bohemia Interactive, DLC, FPS, PC games

First Arma 3 Campaign Episode Hits On Halloween

Arma 3 is getting its first singleplayer campaign episode on October 31st, Bohemia Interactive confirmed today. Survive will be free if you own the game, while two more episodes are in the pipeline.

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PC Hardware Sales Decline Worldwide As Tablets Surge, Claims New Report

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC gaming, Tablet, UK retail. PC

PC Hardware Sales Decline Worldwide As Tablets Surge, Claims New Report

PC gaming is dead!

Well, erm, no it isn't. However, it does appear that worldwide PC sales are on the decline as the idea of dedicated personal computers or laptops become less appealing compared to tablets.

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Peggle 2 Trailers Offer Extreme Fever & Extreme Familiarity

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Peggle 2, PopCap

Peggle 2 Trailers Offer Extreme Fever & Extreme Familiarity

You shouldn't fix what ain't broken, and PopCap are definitely taking that mantra to heart with Peggle 2. As you can see by way of these three new trailers, it's very much business as usual, while two new masters provide fairly subtle new abilities.

Which is probably going to be absolutely fine, because Peggle is the cool soothing prescription for the most extreme of fevers. We've got the three videos for the Xbox One timed-exclusive below.

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Xbox One May Get Mouse & Keyboard Support After Launch...

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Xbox One

Xbox One May Get Mouse & Keyboard Support After Launch...

But Microsoft Worried About The "Religious Debate"

The Xbox One may support third-party mice and keyboards post-launch, but likely only on a game-by-game basis. According to Microsoft PR man Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, introducing mice to an unsuspecting controller-centric ecosystem could be utterly devastating, and spark a "religious debate" that they neither want or need right now.

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Sony: PS4 Early Adopters Don't Care About The Camera

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PlayStation Camera, PS4, Sony

Sony: PS4 Early Adopters Don't Care About The Camera

But They May "Adjust Messages" Later

Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House believes that most PS4 launch customers aren't the least bit interested in the PlayStation Camera peripheral, and that making it optional has let them hit the "magic price" compared to the pricey Xbox One and mandatory Kinect sensor.

As such, don't expect many games to use it until Sony "adjust" their strategy down the line.

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Nintendo Announces Three Official Wii U Bundles In Time For Christmas

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Nintendo Announces Three Official Wii U Bundles In Time For Christmas

Two Are Only Basic 8GB Editions

Nintendo are looking to get in on the action this Christmas by undercutting their pricey next-gen rivals, helped by three new official software bundles. None of which are actually as attractive as ShopTo's recent deals, mind you, but we've got the details below.

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Wii U Premium Pack, Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover & Nintendo Land | £339.85 | ShopTo

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Premium Pack, Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover & Nintendo Land | £339.85 | ShopTo

ShopTo's slightly more expensive Wii U bundle pack ups the ante game-wise, including Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Lego City Undercover and Nintendo Land. Though it's starting to encroach into next-gen console pricing territory, the value here is outstanding.

Many thanks - again - to SuperbJames @ HUKD!

Wii U Premium Pack, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Assassin's Creed III, Resident Evil Revelations & Batman: Arkham City | £289.85 | ShopTo

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Premium Pack, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Assassin's Creed III, Resident Evil Revelations & Batman: Arkham City | £289.85 | ShopTo

If you've been on the fence about buying a Wii U, ShopTo's latest bundle is utterly ridiculous. You'll get a premium console pack and four games, including the recently-released Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

It's selling fast, so best get your skates on. Thanks to SuperbJames @ HUKD, who lives up to his name!