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Ban Removal Could Take PlayStation, Xbox And Wii To China

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Chinese authorities may be considering lifting a longstanding ban on games consoles. An official Chinese newspaper has stirred up much excitement today with the news that China may be about to lift a ban on games consoles it imposed in 2000. The original ban was said to be in...
Ban Removal Could Take PlayStation, Xbox And Wii To China
Ubisoft developer says Wii U GamePad response time is 'crazy' fast

Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

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Apple demoed Real Racing 3 on stage today with the help of games publisher EA. The new racing game, arriving later this year for the iPhone 5, showed off terrific new graphics that looked very much like they could hold their own next to console games. It’s also capable of...
Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall

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As we speculated more than four years ago, GameStop may be on its way out as more gamers are buying online rather than from brick-and-mortar shops. On Tuesday, the country’s largest video game retailer cut its fiscal fourth quarter 2012 sales estimates to between 4 and 7 percent down rather than a...
GameStop edges toward irrelevance as holiday sales fall
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

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It’s no secret that Bitcoin has hit a bit of a rough patch lately. The company experienced a lawsuit, major theft, and a major exchange rate collapse, all within the last six months. That’s why it’s all the more surprising that Draper Associates, the original wing of Silicon Valley...
CoinLab gets $500,000 in VC for bitcoin-related gaming startup

Going beyond Facebook, Zynga launches Zynga.com site

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Zynga.com just went live. Announced last week, the web site is a new destination for Zynga’s gamers, who have been largely confined to playing games on Facebook. The San Francisco social gaming giant says the site is aimed at making games more convenient and accessible for the mass market of...
Going beyond Facebook, Zynga launches Zynga.com site
Xbox Live Gold 'unlocked' this weekend: free multiplayer for select regions, Amazon Instant Video access for US

Wild, @OnLiveGames looks like they have something killer coming for gamers in June: http://www.onlive.com/ I'd love to interview them.

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Wild, @OnLiveGames looks like they have something killer coming for gamers in June: http://www.onlive.com/ I'd love to interview them.

Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

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I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve’s new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status. That means that you, Mr. or Mrs. Game Enthusiast, will be able...
Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100

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That was quick -- scarcely two hours after Best Buy spoiled the party, Nintendo is launching the Wii Mini. The console is a Canada-exclusive and cuts out both GameCube compatibility and, more importantly, internet access. Gamers in the Great White North can pick one up on December 7th for...
Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100
Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew developer defends his promotional iOS game

Sony promo lets PS Vita, PS3 hold hands for cross-platform play, because sharing is caring

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Need another reason to cough up for that PS Vita? Well, Sony's attempting to sweeten the pot for existing PS3 owners with the launch of a promotional lure that'll make a trio of titles available for cross-platform play. Yes, that portable-to-console bridge has been attempted before and though it's...
Sony promo lets PS Vita, PS3 hold hands for cross-platform play, because sharing is caring
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships
Connect the dots: Valve's Big Picture could be a Linux game console
By the numbers: in portable gaming, Nintendo's loss is Apple's gain

TinyCo shares 50 percent of affiliate revenue with mobile developers

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Mobile game publisher TinyCo is announcing a way for developers to make money by driving users to TinyCo’s games. They can do so by embedding ads within the content of their games, and they can keep 50 percent of the proceeds. The Tiny Partners affiliate marketing program is intended...
TinyCo shares 50 percent of affiliate revenue with mobile developers
An Afternoon With Bad Piggies, Rovio's Next Hit

Nvidia hopes Shield eventually overtakes Xbox, PS4

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Nvidia's Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the US$349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation. The Android gaming handheld has a 5-inch flip-up screen and a built-in controller with a range of buttons....
Nvidia hopes Shield eventually overtakes Xbox, PS4

Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

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Microsoft and Pizza Hut have created an app for the Xbox 360 that can be used to order pizza. Gamers in the US can download the app to the console, which allows for both controller and Kinect motion controls to place the order and customize the pizza itself, according to...
Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

Game industry spending stays flat in first quarter of 2013

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According to the latest data from research firm NPD, gamers spent a total of $3.5 billion during the first quarter of the year. [Read more]...
Game industry spending stays flat in first quarter of 2013

Steam opens its Linux beta to the public two months after its closed launch

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There’s good news for Linux-based gamers and further evidence that Steam’s Linux beta program is…gathering steam, after the project was opened to the public two months after its closed launch. It was back in September that the company announced plans to bring its hugely popular platform to Linux and, after...
Steam opens its Linux beta to the public two months after its closed launch
Why Sony's decision to stop pushing 3D gaming on its users is the right call

Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

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A 23-year old League of Legends player named Chen Rong-yu was found dead, sitting upright in his chair, in an Internet cafe in Taiwan. According to the report from Sky News, the young man could have been dead for up to 9 hours before anyone took notice. It’s far from the...
Taiwanese gamer dies while playing at Internet cafe, nobody notices for 9 hours

Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

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Das Keyboard promotes the sound of their peripheral more than anything--their tagline is "The Mechanical Keyboard That Clicks." Now they're going after the market that craves the sweet benefits of a mechanical keyboard but can't stand the constant commotion that comes with it. Meet the Professional Model S Quiet:...
Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

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Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCity Social was just announced at E3 today, bringing the heralded city-building...
SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

Green Throttle Games Atlas and Arena hands-on (video)

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Amid Nintendo's latest piece of kit and the buzz for the next generation of home consoles, a quiet voice is whispering in the consumer's ear: Android, it says. Between dual-analog gamepads, crowd funded hardware and hardcore gaming tablets, Google's mobile OS is gaining ground among gamers. It certainly has...
Green Throttle Games Atlas and Arena hands-on (video)

To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million

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Xfire, which operates an online community for gamers, has raised $3 million in new funding. The company previously secured $4 million in financing from Intel Capital in 2011, so this round brings its total of capital raised to $7 million. Likely, the investment round will be joined by additional backers...
To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million

Happy Action Theater: interview with Tim Schafer

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Genre-bending game designer Tim Schafer's second Kinect game is a virtual toy aimed at kids and (youthful) adultsBrutal Legend. Day of the Tentacle. Psychonauts. Costume Quest. The games of Tim Schafer and the fun-lovin' lot at Double Fine Productions in San Francisco are noted for the way they bend genres,...
Happy Action Theater: interview with Tim Schafer
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