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A new and updated version of the RetroN 4 games console has been unveiled this week building on the technology and multi gaming principles of the RetroN 3 Console we features here on Geeky Gadgets back in 2010.

The new RetroN 4 console allows you to play cartridges from the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Genesis and for the first time the Game Boy Advance.

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Even though no information about a confirmed PlayStation 4 release date or price has been announced by Sony. Gaming retail shops GameStop and ShopTo, have already started taking PlayStation 4 pre-orders, allowing you to reserve a PlayStation 4 ready for its launch.

GameStop are offering to making sure you get a PlayStation 4 on its release date by pre-ordering, for just 20, whilst ShopTo have the PlayStation 4 listed as 399.85, but they do say this is likely to change.

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Velocity Micro has announced a new computer designed to be installed in your living room that it promises to be much more than a home theater PC. While the machine will play all of your streaming media from the Internet, CDs, DVDs, or digital files it’s also up to the task of high-end gaming. Velocity Micro says that the machine will support full HD resolution gaming.

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Bungie has finally revealed the project it left Microsoft and shacked up with Activision to build back in 2007. And having left a franchise it created and nurtured into an iconic industry presence over the course of a decade to make it, this should be something truly special. The only problem is they haven’t actually shown anything. Details are light, as although Bungie has been working on the game for years only concept art was actually shown, with the high concept of the game explained by executives.

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Bungie’s official reveal of its monolithic project also comes with a few technical caveats. The game is hitting all current consoles (PC is unconfirmed) and has a planned life cycle of 10 years, so will presumably be transitioning to the next generation of consoles while maintaining cross platform play. But considering Activision’s history, it’s not that surprising to learn the game can only be played with a permanent connection to the Internet.

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Being an Xbox Gold member has its benefits, like being able to play multiplayer games online through Xbox Live, download exclusive demos and betas and you can even use apps like Netflix and Hulu. Xbox Silver members haven’t been able to access these features, but this weekend that will change and you’ll be able to access Netflix for free.

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If you have deep enough pockets and are thinking of purchasing the Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Edition, you will be pleased to learn that details released this week for the packages, reveal that its comes complete with its very own remote control plane for you to fly.

The remote controlled plane will come included in Xbox 360 and PS3 Splinter Cell Blacklist Collector’s Editions which will be available for around $170.

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The team behind the OUYA Android game console clearly paid a lot of attention to its looks — they nabbed Yves Behar to design the thing, after all — but not every component has passed muster with the masses. Thankfully, after hearing some discontent from early backers and developers, OUYA has taken some crucial feedback about the console’s controller seriously and has decided to make some changes.

According to recent post on the official OUYA blog, the console’s controller will no longer sport those flat, disc-like d-pads — they’ve been replaced by a more standard cross-shaped affair that should look familiar to anyone to who’s done so much as glance a console controller in the last 20 years. The controller’s dual analog sticks have undergone a bit of a makeover too, as they now feature a grippier finish for increased precision, and the small touchpad nestled in the center of the controller has had its sensitivity bumped up to boot. Throw in some slightly-shifted left and right triggers and a battery door that isn’t as much of a hassle to open, and you’ve got yourself the makings of a half-decent controller.

Sure, some of these may seem like minor tweaks, but any avid gamer could tell you about the importance of fit, finish, and feel when it comes to a device they’re going to be clutching for hours. And hey, by reacting to feedback early enough in the development process, OUYA (with any luck) doesn’t have to deal with the wide-scale blowback from an underwhelming controller the way Microsoft did with its original, roasted ham-sized Xbox controller. It’s heartening to see that OUYA’s community-first approach to this whole undertaking wasn’t just limited to its means of raising money — hopefully the final product will be just as thoughtful when it starts shipping to the rest of us later this year.

If you have been saving for a NeoGeo X handheld gaming console or are thinking of purchasing one you might need to hurry along a little as, reports have indicated that production of the NeoGeo X are coming to an end.

Its not a surprise that the NeoGeo X production is coming to an end, after all it was a limited edition gaming console and will continue to be supported long after production closes, explains the Gamer website.

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Dead Space 3 gamers who also enjoy a little Mass Effect 3 gameplay might be excited to learn that they will be able to unlock a new suit of armour within the Dead Space 3 game, inspired by Commander Shepard’s armour from Mass Effect 3.

Check out Isaac and Carver’s N7 armour in the short trailer after the jump, which can be unlocked if you own Mass Effect 3, and purchase Dead Space 3 when it launches on February 5th 2013.

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