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Nintendo to give 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro treatment

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Following the 3DS XL unveiling last week, a number of commentators were quick to criticize the console for omitting a second analog stick. A report emanating from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has confirmed that Nintendo will release a Circle Pad Pro for the larger console as it did for the...
Nintendo to give 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro treatment
Online gaming power Steam disses Windows 8, pushes Linux

GameStop Rolls Out Android Tablets With Pre-Loaded Games To 1,600 Stores

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Diversification is the key to longevity. With that likely in mind, GameStop just announced wide-spread availability of Android tablets throughout its chain of retail stores. This comes after a 200 store trial that started last October. These aren’t ordinary Android tablets, though. GameStop is preloading the Samsung, Asus, Acer, and...
GameStop Rolls Out Android Tablets With Pre-Loaded Games To 1,600 Stores

Ubisoft uPlay Launcher Exploit Strips DRM From All Publisher's Games

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Ubisoft's history of DRM use has been...interesting. One could nearly write an entire book on how to fail at DRM using nothing but examples from the company. DRM that allows hackers to take control of gamers' machines. DRM punishing only paying customers when Ubisoft decides to move their servers....
Ubisoft uPlay Launcher Exploit Strips DRM From All Publisher's Games

Microsoft reportedly set to debut Xbox TV next year

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Microsoft isn’t quite done turning the Xbox 360 into an entertainment hub for the living room. Tom Warren over at The Verge reported that multiple sources familiar with Microsoft said that the company plans to release a TV set-top box based on Windows 8 in early 2013. The “Xbox TV”...
Microsoft reportedly set to debut Xbox TV next year

VIDEO: The biggest new games of 2012

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Marc Cieslak manages to unearth some of the brand new gaming titles, along with all the big releases, for the rest of 2012....
VIDEO: The biggest new games of 2012

iPad Users More Likely To Buy Games Via Ads, But iPhone Users Still The Most Desirable Audience

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A new report from mobile ad network Chartboost suggests that while the iPad is the best platform in terms of getting return on advertising spend for mobile game developers, the iPhone is still seen as the marquee iOS platform for mobile games, since it commands an impressive 61 percent of all...
iPad Users More Likely To Buy Games Via Ads, But iPhone Users Still The Most Desirable Audience
Microsoft 'Xbox TV' device due in 2013 with casual gaming and streaming
BlueStacks steps into gaming with Gamepop -- a Netflix for mobile games

Japan's DeNA partners YahooKimo to bring its mobile social gaming platform to Taiwan

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA is stepping up its focus on Taiwan after it partnered with YahooKimo to provide localized versions of its gaming titles via the popular local Web portal, which is owned by Yahoo Inc. and sees 13 million unique monthly visitors. Visitors to the YahooKimo mobile...
Japan's DeNA partners YahooKimo to bring its mobile social gaming platform to Taiwan

Ouya will come to stores for $99 in June after Kickstarter, online pre-orders ship

www.engadget.com
Whether you missed out on the Ouya console's initial Kickstarter frenzy, (and still open pre-order window) or are just waiting around to see what kind of games are available on the Android box this spring, it should still be easy to find one very soon. The company has announced...
Ouya will come to stores for $99 in June after Kickstarter, online pre-orders ship

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam

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The latest version of Counter-Strike -- Valve's flagship series and one of the most popular PC gaming titles ever -- has arrived on the Mac via Steam. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the fourth title in the CS series, which has sold more than 27 million units in its lifetime. This...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arrives for Mac on Steam

Xbox Mini may be in works

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With the next generation of its Xbox gaming console, Microsoft may be thinking small and trying to muscle into the set-top box TV business with a new Xbox Mini, expected 2013. According to The Verge, which cites "multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plan" Microsoft is working on a set-top...
Xbox Mini may be in works

Microsoft to hold Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona on February 29th

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This just in: we have received an invite to an event in Barcelona, Span, on the 29th of February, which Microsoft is calling its “Windows Consumer Preview event.” We assume that at this event, the Consumer Preview will be demoed, and released to the general public. The date of the event, right before...
Microsoft to hold Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona on February 29th

AMD updates its FX processors: 8-core chip has 4GHz base clock, '15 percent' more oomph, $195 price tag

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If you get the impression that AMD is diverting its energy away from traditional CPUs and towards APUs and fresher PC form factors such as all-in-ones, then you're certainly right -- but you're also slightly ahead of the game. The company promises there's a still a good few years...
AMD updates its FX processors: 8-core chip has 4GHz base clock, '15 percent' more oomph, $195 price tag

Zynga goes buy over build with OMGPOP acquisition

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Zynga has acquired OMGPOP, adding Draw Something to its list of popular social and mobile gaming titles. Zynga reportedly paid OMGPOP for some $180 million, plus another $30 million in employee retention. That might seem like a lot, but Draw Something is a huge success: The app has more than...
Zynga goes buy over build with OMGPOP acquisition
OnLive To Ship On The OUYA Android Gaming Device
Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?

Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

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If you’ve been wondering how Valve’s digital game distribution service Steam for Mac will compare to its original Windows implementation, wait no longer. A video demonstrating Steam for the Mac has been leaked onto that provincial little backyard known as the internets, revealing an interface that’s much the same...
Gamers Get a Glimpse of Steam for Mac [VIDEO]

Kihon Games takes $1.5M in round led by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson

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Tuscon-based Kihon Games just picked up $1.5 million in a round led by one of mobile and social gaming’s most prolific angel investors, Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson. The funds will go toward Kihon’s second game, a physics-based title called Dojo Danger that will come out next quarter. It’s a strategy...
Kihon Games takes $1.5M in round led by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson
GamePop Subscription-Based Android Gaming Console To Cost $129, COM2US Joins Developer List

Amazon Needs To Buy Zynga (AMZN, ZNGA)

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If anyone is going to buy Zynga, it's Amazon. Not Yahoo. Not Facebook. Amazon. Zynga's continued struggles just make the case for the deal more urgent. Amazon wants to get into the games business. Just as Amazon didn't wait around for digital music and movies to kill its CD and...
Amazon Needs To Buy Zynga (AMZN, ZNGA)
iSwifter Reveals Itself As "Agawi," Announces Second Version Of Cloud Gaming Platform For Publishers

Microsoft to bring 'Age of Empires' to iOS, more titles may follow

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Microsoft is planning to bring a number of its PC gaming titles to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms, with "Age of Empires" already confirmed to be the first of a possible series of ports.    ...
Microsoft to bring 'Age of Empires' to iOS, more titles may follow

Labor Day deals: MacBook Air: $779, Pro: $1099 Camera connection Kit: $13, Apps, more

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From 9to5Toys.com: Today only until sold out, Woot! has the previous model MacBook Air for $779 – New.  That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this model which was replaced at WWDC a few months ago. However, Apple sells the same refurbished model for $30 less. Get $50 off current model at MacMall here....
Labor Day deals: MacBook Air: $779, Pro: $1099 Camera connection Kit: $13, Apps, more

Runa Capital injects $3 million into mobile browser games developer Playtox

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Runa Capital, the very active Russian venture capital firm, has invested $3 million in what it describes as a “very profitable” mobile browser games maker, called Playtox. The proceeds from the Series A round of financing will be used to introduce Playtox’s massively multiplayer online (MMO) mobile browser gaming titles...
Runa Capital injects $3 million into mobile browser games developer Playtox

Microsoft explains Xbox One's internet connection requirements, confirms support for game reselling

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Today Microsoft unleashed a wave of news relating to its coming Xbox One console, from its name to a slew of hardware specs and coming gaming titles. However, the hour-long event was more taste than meal, with many questions left unanswered. Microsoft, likely realizing that it had left more than a few...
Microsoft explains Xbox One's internet connection requirements, confirms support for game reselling
Sony VP admits strategic missteps with PlayStation Move
Sony courts developers by dropping PlayStation Mobile membership fees
Mozilla and Epic Games port Unreal Engine 3 to the browser, no plugins necessary
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