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Nintendo reportedly offering Wii U game conversion software to smartphone app devs

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While we knew Nintendo was happy to hook-up its newest consoles to your smartphone, we thought that was only going to extend to social networking and shopping. Nope, it looks like the company is going a step further, with a report from Japan Times suggesting that the games maker...
Nintendo reportedly offering Wii U game conversion software to smartphone app devs

Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes

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The Wii U’s track record for poorer-than-expected sales grows longer after February, when only 64,000 consoles went off store shelves in the US, according to a report from NPD Group. This is a major shortfall from Nintendo’s sales projections at launch—the company thought it would sell nearly two million...
Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes

Nintendo Wii U Arriving on Nov. 18 in the U.S. for $300

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Nintendo’s next generation console, the Wii U, is arriving in U.S. stores on Sunday, Nov. 18 for as little as $300. Nintendo’s President of North America Reggie Fils-Aime made the announcement this morning onstage in New York City. There will be two configurations available. The first will include the Wii...
Nintendo Wii U Arriving on Nov. 18 in the U.S. for $300

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)

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The people have spoken. And they want their Ouya. The new video game console company, Ouya, has raised more than $5 million in a crowd-funded Kickstarter project in just seven days, with 22 more full days to go in the solicitation. “We’re inching toward 40,000 backers and that’s exciting...
Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)
Sony moves 'beyond' the living room as Microsoft takes it over

White PlayStation 3 bundle surfaces unannounced at Canadian retailers

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In North America, the PlayStation 3 is the Model T of consoles: you can have any system color you want, as long as it's black. Sony might be dropping the circa-1908 approach in the near future, at least in Canada. Both Best Buy and its Canada-only sister chain, Future...
White PlayStation 3 bundle surfaces unannounced at Canadian retailers

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

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Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless motion...
Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Is iPad a game-changer?

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Is iPad a game-changer?

Limited-edition Sega-branded notebooks go on sale in Japan

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Game producer Sega has started to sell limited edition branded notebooks. The range of four notebooks, sold in partnership with Japanese retailer Enterbrain, have lid designs that resemble consoles from the company's history, namely the Sega Saturn, the Dreamcast, and the Mega Drive, as well as a fourth that matches...
Limited-edition Sega-branded notebooks go on sale in Japan

Clarion's Android-running Mirage IVI: a head unit that can play Angry Birds

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Remember the Clarion Malaysia IVI that was teased back in December? The company's just unveiled the finished product, which you can call Mr. Clarion Mirage. The Android-running car stereo, head unit, erm, In-Vehicle Infotainment system is a hefty Double DIN unit, with a 6.5-inch display up front and plenty...
Clarion's Android-running Mirage IVI: a head unit that can play Angry Birds

Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

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Sony appears to be gearing up to offer native DualShock 3 controller support in upcoming Xperia handsets, according to Xperia Blog. The addition of functionality was found in a Sony Xperia SP phone (which has yet to be officially released), and allows a user to connect a PS3 controller...
Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

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It’s a battle between Mario and the farm, and the farm seems to be winning. Yesterday, Nintendo reported an annual loss — its first in more than three decades, after revenues fell 36 percent. Hours later, five-year-old upstart Zynga reported nearly the opposite results, saying that first-quarter revenues jumped 32...
As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

XCOM: Enemy Unknown mobile game is no 'lite' version

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Firaxis Games took one of its biggest recent releases to the small screen last week by making a full version of the triple-A title available on the iPad and iPhone. But this is no "lite" version or clunky mobile remake -- for its mobile debut, Firaxis has rebuilt the game...
XCOM: Enemy Unknown mobile game is no 'lite' version

Call of Duty: Black Ops II to feature League Play livestreaming through YouTube

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Activision announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops II, to be released on November 13th, will have a livestreaming feature that is the result of a partnership with YouTube. Players will be able to stream their matches directly from their Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles to YouTube. There’s...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II to feature League Play livestreaming through YouTube

Xbox project cofounder: Game-enabled Apple TV would "simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and Xbox"

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A game-enabled Apple TV would quickly attract developers and likely kill off traditional consoles like the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii, one of the original developers of the Xbox said on Wednesday....
Xbox project cofounder: Game-enabled Apple TV would "simply kill Playstation, Wii-U, and Xbox"

Nintendo moves over 300K Wii U consoles in Japan after first week

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Nintendo had a so-so stateside Wii U debut, but with 300,000 units chalked up after a week in Japan, it's become the seventh best hardware launch in that country, according to Famitsu and Enterbrain. Games selling well alongside the device include evergreen Super Mario, which tagged along to the...
Nintendo moves over 300K Wii U consoles in Japan after first week

E3 2012: The end of hardware

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Have we arrived at the point where new consoles are not required? [Read more]...
E3 2012: The end of hardware
Indie game roundup: Runner 2, The Bridge, and Leap Day
Video: Touching Mortal Kombat Vita

OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million

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Another step in the OnLive saga comes to us from the Mercury News where reporter Troy Wolverton writes that investor Gary Lauder paid $4.8 million for the company assets and that OnLive was $18 million in debt after raising $40 million from AT&T and others. The news appeared in a...
OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million
Electronic Arts commits $80 million to next-gen console development
Sorry, iPad, kids still like their handheld consoles more than you
Why Google predicts Microsoft's next game console will beat Sony's
What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

Ask Andru: Should I get Kinect if I use my Xbox 360 mostly for watching Netflix?

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We’re back with another edition of Ask Andru – this time we’re focusing on the wildly popular Kinect add-on, and how useful it might be for Xbox 360 owners who primarily use their consoles for watching streaming video. On to the question: My family has an Xbox 360 but...
Ask Andru: Should I get Kinect if I use my Xbox 360 mostly for watching Netflix?

Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

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Pent-up demand by Nintendo fans may ensure that the new Wii U console starts off with a bang, but maintaining interest over the long term may be prove to be the bigger challenge. A report released by IHS Screen Digest today is forecasting sales of 3.5 million units between next week’s...
Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell just gave a 30-minute keynote at the DICE 2013 Summit in Las Vegas. He didn’t make any huge product or game announcements — sorry, Half-Life 3 fans — and rather focused on how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. You can...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

Do you think consoles in general are doomed, then? Serious question. I don't play games much so I don't really have a horse in this race. I think asking Nintendo to make games for iOS - a platform that doesn't have any traditional game controls to speak o

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Not necessarily. But I think the market for gaming-only consoles has peaked. That's why it's smart for Xbox and Playstation to focus more on all forms of entertainment in the living room.  Console gaming will long have its die-hards. But casual gamers already far outnumber them. I think focusing on...
Do you think consoles in general are doomed, then? Serious question. I don't play games much so I don't really have a horse in this race. I think asking Nintendo to make games for iOS - a platform that doesn't have any traditional game controls to speak o

Diablo 3 bedevils consoles on September 3rd, heading to Xbox 360 as well

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Diablo 3 isn't a Sony console exclusive anymore, it seems, with Blizzard Entertainment today announcing it's heading to Xbox 360 as well on September 3rd. The game will arrive for the PlayStation 3 on the same day as the 360 version, with the PlayStation 4 version arriving at an...
Diablo 3 bedevils consoles on September 3rd, heading to Xbox 360 as well
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