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Here's what you need to know for Friday, Nov. 8

PS4 to launch with 11 entertainment apps

PlayStation 4 will launch with 11 entertainment apps, available in the TV and Video section of the home screen. Check out the near-dozen that made the cut.

Ex-Microsoft creative director Adam Orth on dealing with internet hate and toxicity

Adam Orth was the creative director at Microsoft Studios when he caused an "internet firestorm" by tweeting that he "didn't get the drama around having an 'always on' console." Four days later, Orth resigned from Microsoft. In his GDC Next talk yesterday, he spoke about how he dealt with the hate lobbed his way, discusses what he would have done differently and wraps up with the story of why the experience "turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to" him.

Why do we need new consoles?

Polygon senior reporter Tracey Lien asks developers and publishers why we need new consoles, considering that players are still impressed by the graphical prowess of current-gen titles like The Last of Us. If games already look so good, why would the average consumer spend another $400 for a PlayStation 4 or $500 for an Xbox One? Check out the latest article in our Gen Next series to find out what those in the industry have to say and are looking forward to.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.