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PSA: Twitch chat links are phishing for Steam logins

Some Twitch users are experiencing a number of phishing attempts within the video game broadcast service's chat windows. Twitch's support team on Twitter advised that viewers avoid clicking the "csgoprize" link that may appear in stream chats, as it is "a phishing attempt to install malware and...

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Twitch funds chat-driven game Choice Chamber

Twitch matched funds pledged to Studio Bean's chat-driven Kickstarter project, Choice Chamber. The developer's crowdfunding campaign ends Sunday evening and raised nearly half of its $30,000 goal, and Twitch's contributions put it near the finish line. According to the project's reward tiers, the...

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Report: PS4 won't recognize Bluetooth headsets for voice chat

Bluetooth headsets will not work for voice chat on PS4, Sony has confirmed to Game Informer. This is in contrast to the PS3, which has enabled Bluetooth pairing from the get-go. USB headsets will be a viable option for voice chat following an update, due sometime after the console's launch, and...

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Xbox One and Xbox 360 voice chat qualities in a sound showdown

Xbox One uses the Skype audio codec and has dedicated audio processing, two features that Microsoft spokesman Major Nelson says improves the new console's chat quality over the Xbox 360 – but that's for you to decide. Major Nelson provides two samples of audio, one from the Xbox 360 chat...

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Ouya won't ship with online chat, friends lists, achievements

When the Ouya is deployed to Kickstarter backers on March 28, it will be short a few online features: online chat, friends lists and achievements, specifically. These features will come to the tiny Android console later in the year, an Ouya representative tells The Verge. The Ouya will support...

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Wii U 'Nintendo Network ID' and 'Wii U Chat' explained

Nintendo detailed several previously unknown aspects of the Wii U online experience in a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. You can see the American version of the video above. Notably, Nintendo's online "Friend Codes" have been replaced by a Nintendo Network ID. The ID will be usable on...

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XBL language filter prevents harmless words from being used in Quarrel

Microsoft's language filter on Xbox Live is strangling the linguistic skills of Quarrel players, banning such words as "help," "train," "balls" and "shaft" from being played. While we can understand the potential risque-ness of some of these words -- especially "help," which we're sure was added at...

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New Soulcalibur 5 trailer shows online lobby system

Soul Calibur 4's online VS. modes were adequate from a netcode perspective, but like most fighting games they lacked any sort of well-developed lobby or chat system. SoulCalibur 5, on the other hand, will allow spectators to chat about matches as they happen, as seen in this latest trailer....

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Sony demos PS Vita 'Face Control,' we get super creeped out forever

During the aptly named Game Tools and Middleware event held yesterday in Tokyo, Sony showed off an intriguing, terror-inspiring feature of the PlayStation Vita: "Face Control." That capability isn't inherently horrifying, but the tech demo Sony used to illustrate its uses certainly was. While...

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PlayStation Vita features voice chat via 'Party'

aHey, cross-game chat is coming to PlayStation ... Vita! It's called "Party," and according to a quick explanation by Kaz Hirai, it allows people to talk to each other through the PlayStation Vita system even while playing different games, using either a headset or the microphone built into the...

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