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Ubisoft will no longer use its UPlay Passport online pass for any future games and will allow Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag owners to download its online pass for free. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Oct 31, 2013 2:00PM PDT

Watch Dogs may have been delayed to next year, but if you play Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, you'll get a small Easter egg regarding Ubisoft's next open world game. Read more

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch with an exclusive multiplayer map for players that pre-order. "Free Fall" takes place in a collapsing skyscraper, and highlights Infinity Ward's take on that whole "levolution" concept. Read more

November marks the beginning of PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection for PS4. That means Plus members will be able to pick up seven free games across three PlayStation platforms. Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Oct 31, 2013 7:00AM PDT

Arkane Studios, the developer of last year's Dishonored, is switching to CryEngine for its next project. Read more

Battlefield 4's "China Rising" DLC will start hitting on December 3 for premium members, with non-premium access to begin two weeks later. Read more

Sony has announced its new "Sony Rewards" program, offering points for dollars spent through the PlayStation Store and using its branded credit card. You can then trade those points for games and hardware. Read more

Initial reports pegged PlayStation 4 as more powerful than Xbox One. But, will the differences between the two consoles make much a difference? Apparently, two big multiplatform games both run at a higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbox One: Call of Duty and Battlefield. Read more

The idea of Twitch/Ustream integration for the PS4 sounds great on paper, but it looks like developers are going to be able to restrict exactly what you stream and what you record. Read more

PS4 will not support media servers or DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support to stream videos from your personal PC, nor will it allow music playback... unless you subscribe to Sony Music Unlimited, of course. Read more