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streaming system update PlayStation 4 Video Game Coverage - 8570144512
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It's one of those two times of year again. Your Playstation 4 is getting an update.

There's nothing mind-blowing in the update, which is turning the numeral dial up to 3.0. But there will be some reorganization and some new options to let you share those sweet, sweet frags.

According to the Playstation Blog, the most highlighted inclusions in the update will be the option to share videos taken on the console over Twitter and a new Playstation Plus section. The latter will aspire to try and pull all the membership features and games available into one place so you don't have to go search for it.

The rest of the changes are detailed here:

YouTube live: You'll see a new icon for YouTube on the Broadcast Gameplay Screen, accessible after hitting the Share button. Now you can live stream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.

PNG Screenshots: If you'd like your game screenshots to be in a higher quality format, you can now select PNG instead of JPEG. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format.

Events: A new hub for Events has been added to PS4, accessible from the home screen. This will give you an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts. For instance, here's an in-game racing event taking place in Project Cars, which you can register for directly from the Events hub.

Communities: PS4 users will have the ability to create communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players, and the ability to join parties / games.

Stickers: From the PS4 system's Messages app, you'll see a new option for Stickers. The 3.00 update will contain stickers themed around Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Knack, LittleBigPlanet 3, Resogun, and more. Instead of typing out a message, just send a sticker — like Drake looking at a watch, asking you to wait a minute."
wii U nintendo Video Game Coverage - 8341474560
Via GameSpot
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According to GameSpot, Nintendo has specified that the GameCube controller adapter will only work with Smash:

"The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U is compatible with Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically - it is not compatible with any other Wii U software. The adapter is also not compatible with Wii and we apologise for any confusion."

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The Doctor is joining Wyldstyle, Batman and Gandalf on a new adventure through time, space, and bricks in LEGO's answer to Skylanders/Amiibo/Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions. Players build LEGO sets that allow them to access characters in the game by use of an NFC portal. LEGO Dimensions will feature levels based on Back to the Future, Portal, the Simpsons, and as seen above, Doctor Who.

Not a fan of the newest Doctor? Don't worry, all the Doctors will be joining the fray as playable characters. The game will be released on September 27 in North America and September 29 in Europe. 

patriotic mario Uncle Sam super smah Video Game Coverage - 8251942656
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Mario's outfit from Mario Open Golf has been revealed as an alternate costume in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game.

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Remember that lowest score in Super Mario Bros video? Well, NotEntirelySure has shaved 100 points off his score since then, bringing him down to a 500 total point score without using save states or slowdown. It's not a perfect run, as he dies one time in 8-1 but seriously, it's cool bro.

news gog linux Video Game Coverage - 8111355392
Via GOG
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No dates as of yet, but GOG plans to add support for Ubuntu and Mint, with at least 100 games to start.

Via Oculus
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The Oculus Rift is finally coming to consumers early next year, and included with it comes an Xbox One controller.  If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you may want to get your hands on their newly announced "Oculus Touch," a set of motion tracking controllers designed for 360-degrees of motion tracking equipped with a thumbstick, two buttons, a hand trigger, and an analog trigger.



The Oculus Touch can detect input from all of your fingers, and features shaking haptic technology to let you "feel" the objects you're touching.  If you thought you looked like a huge nerd using the Oculus Rift before, just wait until you see yourself using these things too.



Attendees of E3 next week will get to try these controllers out in person, while the rest of us will have to wait to get our mitts on them until Q1 of next year.