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Wii U gets organized with folders in latest update

Much like a prospective office assistant, Nintendo's Wii U can now put "good organization skills" on its resume. Thanks to a new system update this week, the console will now allow players to sort their home screen icons into folders. The Wii U menu also added a download management icon in the...

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Xbox One October update improves Snap functionality, media playback

Microsoft has detailed a major Xbox One system update rolling out in October, revealing a suite of expanded features and tweaks in store for the platform. The forthcoming firmware update overhauls the Xbox One's Snap feature, giving users easier access to snapped content without having to back...

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PS4's Share Play limited to one hour increments

When Sony unveiled its upcoming PS4 Share Play feature during its Gamescom 2014 press conference on Tuesday, a few questions remained as to how it would operate. The "virtual couch" feature allows PlayStation Plus members to play any PS4 game of choice with a friend that doesn't own the game over...

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'Share Play' passes the controller to a friend in this fall's PS4 update [Update]

Sony announced that system software 2.0 will arrive on PS4 this fall. The firmware update will add a new feature known as Share Play, which allows PlayStation Plus members to invite any friend to play their games with them in a cooperative, pass-the-controller fashion. What's more, those that join...

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Upcoming system update adds auto-reboot to Xbox One

Microsoft offered a few more details on upcoming updates for Xbox One in the form of three new features that testers can preview. First, firmware updates for the Xbox One controller and headset adapter will improve wireless connectivity and are expected to reduce static heard over the headset....

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Major Nelson: Xbox One getting external data storage support 'soon'

The Xbox One will receive support for game storage via external hardware in a forthcoming update, Microsoft's Major Nelson confirmed in a Reddit comment this week. "Lots of good work going on to make the console even better - some you'll see soon, some will show up later," he said, later adding,...

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Nvidia Shield slashed to $199 for April, getting remote game streaming

Nvidia's Android-based handheld game system, Shield, will receive a temporary price drop for April, cutting the system by $50 to $199 for the month. The price cut is accompanied by new features arriving in a software update for the system next week, including a new user interface for the Shield's...

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Here's a look at March's Xbox One update

Microsoft has released a preview video detailing the new features and enhancements coming in next month's Xbox One firmware update, including improved party chat functionality and friends list features. Starting next month, Xbox One player parties will have party chat enabled by default -- a...

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PS4 firmware 1.51 available to pre-download in Europe on Thursday

A PlayStation 4 firmware update will be released in Europe via the PlayStation Blog on Thursday, giving early adopters the chance to bypass a sizable download and any potential PSN service hiccups when the console launches on November 29. PlayStation Europe community manager Chris Owen revealed...

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Microsoft pulls offline USB updating instructions for Xbox One [Update: Microsoft responds]

Microsoft pulled its support page that instructed users how to update their Xbox One systems offline using a USB drive. We've included an image of the cached support page above, which is no longer available to view. The Xbox Support page instructed Xbox One owners with a two gigabyte USB stick...

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