The first gameplay footage of Uncharted 4 will be unveiled at E3 2014, it has been suggested.

The PlayStation 4 action-adventure sequel has been in development for about three years, according to purported industry insider Tidux.

"Uncharted 4 gameplay at E3," Tidux said on Twitter. "Game has been in the works for almost 3 years."

The game was formally announced during the PS4 launch event in November.

Following the title's reveal, the first motion capture images from the project were made available for public viewing.

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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 has been announced by Bandai Namco Games.

A sequel to 2013's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, the upcoming title is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

"Pac-Man continues to be one of gaming's most iconic and positive characters for more than 30 years," said Bandai Namco executive Chris Gilbert.

"We are excited to continue that tradition with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 by giving Pac-Man a bright and colorful new world to explore and presenting what made Pac-Man so popular to a new generation of gamers."

The game features recurring characters Pac, Spiral and Cylindria in a new storyline as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus.

The publisher recently announced GRID Autosport for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.


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The music of Final Fantasy has made it into the top ten of this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame.

Nobuo Uematsu's orchestral soundtracks entered this year's Hall of Fame at seven, down four places on last year's rankings.

Composed by Jeremy Soule, the Elder Scrolls series was its closest video game challenger at 17.

Eight orchestral video game soundtracks made the top 300, including Banjo Kazooie at 50, World of Warcraft at 52 and Viva Pinata at 54.

The Kingdoms of Amalur soundtrack charted at 75, the Kingdom Hearts series at 177 and Journey at 289.

Classic FM believes that video game music is responsible for the 27% growth in 15 to 24-year-old listeners.

Ralph Vaughan Williams's 'The Lark Ascending' was the overall winner, topping the chart above pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Soundtracks from popular movies such as The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Saving Private Ryan also featured in the top 300.

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PlayStation Now is trialling video game rentals as part of its beta.

Beta users have posted images of the new rental options, which include one-day, seven-day and 30-day loans. The rental period begins when users start a new game.

Pricing details are yet to be revealed, although previous reports suggest games will be available on a loan basis for around $5 (£3).

New titles added to the service include GRID, Fuel, Sniper Elite V2, Nights Into Dreams, Contrast, Ben Omniverse 2, LUMINES: Supernova, Puppeteer and Retro/Grade.

PixelJunk Shooter 2, PixelJump Racers 2nd Lap, Eat Them! and Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear have also been added.

Video game rentals were first spied as part of a delayed PS3 update in March.

PlayStation Now beta invites were sent out to North American users in January ahead of a planned summer launch.

Initially offering PS3 games, users will eventually have the option to stream games from PSOne, PS2, PS3 and PS4 on Sony consoles and television sets.

Requiring a PS3 DualShock outside of the PS4, Sony is also planning to make PlayStation Now available on third-party devices.

Due to varying internet speeds across Europe, PlayStation Now isn't expected to launch in the region until 2015.


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One Piece: Unlimited World Red and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution will launch alongside collector's editions, Bandai Namco has confirmed.

Launching on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this September, Naruto's 'Samurai Edition' ships with a 17cm figurine, a metal case and two downloadable costumes.

Fans can also purchase the 'Rivals Edition', which adds two new costumes, while pre-order customers will receive the 'Samurai Armour Pack', which introduces three new armour skins.

The game features a revamped battle system, which adds counter-attacks and guard breaks, as well as 100 playable characters, including a brand new fighter designed by series creator Masashi Kishimoto.

It introduces a four-person Ninja Brawl mode as well, and will have exclusive anime episodes.

One Piece: Unlimited World Red will also ship alongside a number of collector's editions when it launches on June 27 for PS3, Wii U, Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

The 'Straw Hat Edition' adds nine new costumes and DLC missions, while the 'Chopper Edition' contains a wall scroll, stickers, artbook, key holder and more.

Pre-order customers will receive downloadable armour and an additional quest.

The game features 4-player co-op gameplay on handheld devices, and 2-person multiplayer on consoles.

It contains a brand new original story, as well as exclusive characters designed by the One Piece author.

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Apple has launched a free product recycling scheme as part of an environmental initiative launched to coincide with Earth Day 2014.

The Cupertino firm will purchase reusable devices from customers using store gift cards, and recycle non-reusable hardware for free.

In addition to its Apple Store initiative, the firm has helped launch recycling programmes in cities and colleges in 95% of countries where its products are sold.

These schemes are not limited to Apple products, as Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that around 90% of the devices they recycle are made by third-party manufacturers.

Cook has pledged to further reduce the firm's carbon emissions and lessen its reliance on fossil fuels going forward, but insists that Apple is already "the only company in the sector whose data centres are powered by 100% renewable energy".

He added: "We want to leave the world better than we found it."

Apple has also been working to make its products more environmentally friendly, with its current-generation iPad Air requiring 31% less material than the original iPad.

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HTC will reportedly produce the next Nexus tablet.

According to DigiTimes, Google will partner with the Taiwanese manufacturer on the device with a release date within the third quarter of this year.

The first two generations of the Nexus 7 were made with ASUS but Google is apparently looking for a new design from HTC for its 8-inch Nexus tablet.

Sources tell the publication that ASUS is more interested in pushing its own brand in the tablet and smartphone market.

The last device HTC produced for Google was the Nexus One smartphone in 2010.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet could enter production in July or August.

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Google is rolling out a firmware update for Google Glass that will enable iPhone users to reach text messages on the headset.

SMS for iPhone is a read-only service, meaning that users will not be able to reply to texts using the wearable device.

Google explained that it was not possible to include a response option due to the closed nature of the iOS operating system.

The new firmware follows a recent Google Glass software update that upgraded the product's operating system to Android 4.4 KitKat.

The web giant is also developing a native calendar app for Google Glass, with the application expected to land on the Glassware store in the near future.

Google is expected to release a consumer edition of Google Glass later this year.


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Netflix has announced plans to increase its subscription prices for new subscribers.

The streaming service currently charges customers in the US $7.99 a month for access to movies and TV shows, as well as original series such as House of Cards and Arrested Development.

The company will increase subscription rates to around $8.99 to $9.99 a month using a model earlier tested in Ireland, which apparently had "little impact" on subscription numbers.

"Our current view is to do a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only," CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells wrote in a shareholder letter.

"Existing members would stay at current pricing for a generous time period."

Netflix has been aggressive in pursuing the creation of original content in recent years.

Its hit comedy-drama series, Orange is the New Black, is poised for a second season return on June 6.

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Nike has denied recent reports that it will cease to produce technology-focused fitness hardware.

On Friday (April 18), it was claimed that the sports apparel company would lay off the majority of staff behind its Nike+ FuelBand SE wrist device.

In a statement to Re/code, Nike said there would be a "small number" of layoffs but it would continue to make fitness hardware.

The company explained: "The Nike+ FuelBand SE remains an important part of our business.

"We will continue to improve the Nike+ FuelBand App, launch new METALUXE colours, and we will sell and support the Nike+ FuelBand SE for the foreseeable future."

However, sources close to the publication claim that a decision over the FuelBand's future has been the subject of debate at Nike for several months due to high expenses, manufacturing challenges and a struggle to reach adequate business margins.

Apple CEO Tim Cook sits on the Nike board, leading to speculation that the companies could be working together on a wearable device.


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