The Biggest Stories Of The Week (October 26, 2013)

by Mike Futter on Oct 26, 2013 at 04:00 AM

This week gave us some news about the upcoming consoles from Microsoft and Sony. More importantly though, we are reminded just how much is in flux up until the moment the hardware is in our hands (and even right after we bring it home).

This week, we learned that Sony is readying a 300MB patch that will enable a number of core functions, including DVD and Blu-ray playback. This inspired us to think about what we're really getting next month (read Matt Kato's opinion on the matter) and just how important it is to wait to make a purchase decision until the last minute (I had some thoughts on this matter).

We also got some clarity about how many people will be supported for party chat on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the status of PlayStation 4's real name ID, a change to the DualShock 4, the status of key Ubisoft exclusive content on PS4, and the bad news Sony won't have the PS4's sleep mode functioning on November 15. The picture is slowly being colored in, but there is a lot of white space left. 

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