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RetroN 5 delayed until 2014


By: Martin Gaston Hyperkin’s retro gaming machine the RetroN 5 has been delayed to Q1 2014. Set to launch in December, the company found that some packaged units had faulty pins, and is now delaying the product to correctly resolve the issue. The RetroN 5 has slots for NES, SNES, GameBoy Advance, Genesis/Mega Drive, and Famicom cartridges, both NTSC and PAL, and features its own Bluetooth controller alongside support for original NES, SNES, and Genesis peripherals. Another key feature in the retro []

HDMI capture on PS4 won’t be available at launch


By: Eddie Makuch Just a day after announcing that the PlayStation 4 would support gameplay capture through HDMI , Sony has confirmed that the feature will not be available at launch. President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed the news on Twitter (via Videogamer). Gameplay capture through HDMI will come later through a post-launch patch. The PlayStation 3 used HDCP copy protection over an HDMI connection, forcing users looking to record in-game content to use analogue cables such as component. The PlayStation []

PlayStation Vita gets price cut in Japan


By:  Jonathan Toyad Sony Computer Entertainment has announced a price cut for all PlayStation Vitas being sold in Japan. The device will drop from its 24,980 yen ($266) and 29,980 yen ($319) launch price–for the Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi model, respectively–to a 19,980 yen ($213) price tag for both versions of the console. The price cut will be effective starting February 28. Just last week, rumors surfaced that a new version of Sony’s handheld device may include a HDMI and a USB port. Sony will be hosting []

Xbox 720 requires Kinect?


By: Eddie Makuch The Xbox 720 rumor floodgates are pouring over. A source speaking toKotaku and going by the name of SuperDaE has reportedly obtained two Xbox 720 development kits as well as system overview documents, which detail the specifications of Microsoft’s still-unannounced next-generation platform. The first bit of information from the source claims the Xbox 720 will require Kinect to function. According to the source, an updated and improved version of Kinect will ship with every unit sold and will not be an optional []