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R2-D2 PS4 Laptop

Photo credit: Eddie Z.

Ever wonder what R2-D2 would look like as a PlayStation 4 laptop? If so, the wonder no more, as expert game console modder Eddie Z. has you covered, with his latest creation, the R2-PS4. Yes, it even talks. Eddie said: "Thanks to the forum www.astromech.net, I was able to get sound effects and 3D printed parts to use on this system. This system has real scaled down R2 parts installed everywhere." Continue reading for an in-depth video overview.

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Eddie Zarick has just unveiled his latest project, the PlayBox 4One MK.II. Similar to the first version, it has both a PS4 (left side) and Xbox One (right side) inside a laptop-like enclosure. You'll find a smart HDMI switcher that automatically selects the correct input and sends that signal to both the 24-inch VIZIO 1080p LED as well as an HDMI output on the back of the unit if you decide to hook it up to an external display. There's handy switch on back that enables you to quickly select which system you want to play. If you want one, it'll cost $2,595 or $1,995 if you provide your own systems - plus $50 if you want HDMI-out - here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an 11,000 marble tsunami.

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GAEMS G155 Sentry PS4 Xbox One

GAEMS G155 Sentry transforms your PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and / or Xbox 360 into a personal gaming environment for under $150 shipped. The rugged armored shell protects your favorite console while in transit, even if that simply means going from room-to-room. Immerse yourself in every detail of your favorite game or movie with an integrated 15.5" LED display, stereo speakers or utilize one or both of the 3.5mm headphone jacks. Product page. Continue reading for two videos showing both the PS4 and Xbox One working with the Sentry.

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Playbox PS4 Xbox One Laptop

Project credit: Eddie Zarick

We've featured Eddie Zarick's work before, but now he's outdone himself with the Playbox, the world's first PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hybrid laptop. Best of all, it includes a large 22-inch display so even multiplayer games should be enjoyable. Zarick only encountered one issue, detailed here: "The only issue I had with this unit was the PS4 capacitive Power button will not work consistently. I have determined it has something to do with interference with the XBOX ONE being so close. Luckily it turns on perfectly fine using the PS4 controller, and still will turn on with the button if you have patience." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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PS4 Rocks

Igor Baksht from Denver, Colorado went to the Stapleton Walmart to purchase a PlayStation 4 bundle last week for his 13-year-old niece, but upon opening the box, he discovered that it was filled with rocks instead of the game console. The first red flag was raised when the store employee who sold him the console from a locked case said that the Grand Theft Auto V bundle had previously been returned. Continue reading for the video news report and more information.

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PS4 Deal

Sony's PS4 console w/inFamous and 3mos. PlayStation Plus is currently being offered for only $399 shipped, this weekend only. PlayStation Plus gives you exclusive access to a diverse range of immersive online multiplayer experiences to suit all players' tastes, from Killzone Shadow Fall to DriveClub, Watch_Dogs and Destiny. Product page - details for the freebies will be emailed after purchase. Continue reading for official inFAMOUS: Second Son gameplay and more information.

Notable features:
  • PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.

  • Background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.

  • PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press of the "share" button on the Dualshock 4 controller.

  • Broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.


[via Amazon]

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PlayStation TV, also known as the PlayStation Vita TV, is basically a microconsole and streaming device in-one. Instead of featuring a display screen, the console connects to a television via HDMI and gamers can play using a DualShock 3 controller. The device is said to be compatible with over 100 Vita games, as well as various digital PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles, along with titles streamed from the upcoming PlayStation Now service. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Photo credit: Cakes and Decor

Sony's PS4 may still be a few weeks away, but video game fanatics worldwide are already paying tribute to the console in the form of tasty cakes. That is just one of the many ultra geeky and creative cakes that we've rounded up for you today, all of which look too cool to eat. Continue reading to see them all.

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If the PS4 were to feature an iMac-inspired, all-in-one design, this is what it might look like. There would be a built-in speakers, top-loading disc drive, flexible transparent, and a PS4 Eye all crammed into a svelte portable package. Continue reading for the video.

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Photo credit: Gizmodo

Gizmodo recently got their hands on pictures of developer PS4 consoles, and as you can see, they "typically just hide final console design - they're never really that attractive. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video of a real-life 9.5-foot tall robot spotted at Comic Con.

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