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Nintendo 3DS turning purple on May 20th, takes a bruising from the ugly stick

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Pink, red, aqua and black not good enough for you? Fine. Have a purple one -- if that's what you really want. On May 20th you can pick up this Grimace-hued Nintendo 3DS for the usual price of $169.99 alongside Mario Tennis Open. Hoping for something a bit more...
Nintendo 3DS turning purple on May 20th, takes a bruising from the ugly stick

Epic Mickey 2 controllers invoke the power of the brush, are made for you and me

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Do you like your M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E with a side of eXtreme? So do the developers at Junction Point, which is why a sequel to the mouse's first Epic is on its way. But the impending release of that title's not all grown-up Mouseketeers-cum-gamers have to look forward to, as...
Epic Mickey 2 controllers invoke the power of the brush, are made for you and me

NPD: Xbox 360 ruled a steadily declining video game empire in July

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Microsoft must sometimes feel like its lead in the game market is a Pyrrhic victory. The Xbox 360 once again topped the NPD Group's hardware charts in July, claiming a near-majority 49 percent market share of consoles -- but the 203,000 units sold were a steep drop from the...
NPD: Xbox 360 ruled a steadily declining video game empire in July

PS Vita 3G price drops to $199 at certain Sony outlets

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Just when we had gotten used to the idea that the PS Vita's price drop in Japan would not be followed by a similar one here, Joystiq reports many Sony stores are offering the 3G bundle at a discount. While not all the stores contacted had the lowered $199...
PS Vita 3G price drops to $199 at certain Sony outlets

Engadget's Sony PlayStation event wrap-up broadcast: live from New York City!

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The curtain has been opened, the kimono is off and everything has been revealed. Now it's time to break down all the news from Sony's PlayStation event and put it in context. Join Engadget's Tim Stevens and Joystiq's Ludwig Kietzmann in a live broadcast from New York City at...
Engadget's Sony PlayStation event wrap-up broadcast: live from New York City!
Call of Duty: Black Ops II limited editions unveiled, $180 'Care Package' includes aerial drone

GameStop confirms June 1 end to PlayStation 2 trade-ins, will continue selling used stock 'for several months'

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GameStop is shuttering its PlayStation 2 trade-in business as of June 1st, a company spokesperson confirmed to Engadget. "We can confirm that as of June 1st we will no longer be accepting the PS2 console or its related product for trades," the statement reads. Several of GameStop's retail locations...
GameStop confirms June 1 end to PlayStation 2 trade-ins, will continue selling used stock 'for several months'

Amazon Instant Video streaming is now live on the Xbox 360

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If Amazon's video store is going to compete with the other online sources like Hulu and Netflix, getting on as many platforms as possible is key and it made a major expansion today by launching on the Xbox 360. The app launched on the PS3 back in April, and...
Amazon Instant Video streaming is now live on the Xbox 360
AOL chief says TechCrunch and Engadget are not for sale

Joystiq: Your mother-in-law is going to love Angry Birds Space

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Rovio's furious fowl have fought menacing swine on traditional battlefields, foreign fronts and even through seasonal holidays -- outer space was obviously the next logical step. In case you somehow haven't heard, Angry Birds Space sees casual gaming's most perturbed feathered heroes escaping terra firma to, as always, reclaim...
Joystiq: Your mother-in-law is going to love Angry Birds Space

Engadget's Sony PlayStation pre-event broadcast: live from New York City!

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We don't know for sure that it's going to be the PS4, but Sony sure as heck has something PlayStation-related to show us tonight, and we can't wait to find out what it is. Join the editors of Engadget and Joystiq for a pre-event live video broadcast in which...
Engadget's Sony PlayStation pre-event broadcast: live from New York City!

Calling all web developers: Engadget is hiring!

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AOL Tech -- the team behind Engadget, TUAW, Joystiq, Massively and more -- is looking for a great front-end developer who can help us take Engadget and our other blogs to new levels. The job is a full-time remote worker position, so the ideal candidate has good time management...
Calling all web developers: Engadget is hiring!

Redesigned PlayStation Store now live in North America

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PS3 owners: do not adjust your TV sets, the PlayStation Store has received a makeover. Sony's new revamped media portal is now available in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. If you're experiencing a case of déjà vu, the update was originally set to hit back on October 23rd,...
Redesigned PlayStation Store now live in North America

GameFly's digital distribution client officially exits beta, celebrates with free copies of Bioshock

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After nearly a year of testing, GameFly is ready to pull the beta qualifier off of its PC game distribution client. The desktop software serves not only as a digital storefront for PC games, but also as a queue management program for subscribers to GameFly's game-by-mail service. Active members...
GameFly's digital distribution client officially exits beta, celebrates with free copies of Bioshock

We're live from Gamescom 2012, in Cologne, Germany!

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Europe's premier gaming event starts today. In fact, Sony got the party started a little early, with its own press preview last night. The PlayStation maker is the only one of the Big Three to offer up a show here, but that shouldn't mean there's nothing else to see...
We're live from Gamescom 2012, in Cologne, Germany!
Microsoft says Xbox credit card hack 'seems unlikely'

PSA: Nintendo 3DS firmware update now live in North America

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If your 3DS' home screen is looking a little too cluttered, then today's your lucky day. Nintendo is rolling out the firmware update that adds folders to your folder (You've gotta fold the console closed, geddit?). The only other change evident so far is a redesigned eShop interface that...
PSA: Nintendo 3DS firmware update now live in North America

Halo 4 Passes Its First Crucial Test: Metacritic

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Microsoft Corp. has a lot riding on its new alien shooting videogame, Halo 4, which is part of the blockbuster Halo franchise and debuts Nov 6. But there’s one thing over which Halo 4′s creators can breathe a sigh of relief: The game’s review score from Metacritic.com. Metacritic, which aggregates...
Halo 4 Passes Its First Crucial Test: Metacritic

Sony updates PS Vita sales figures: 'over 1.2 million units worldwide', 2 million in software

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As of recently, the PS Vita has become available in the locales of America, Europe and PAL territories, and now Sony's updated sales figures are in. How does "over 1.2 million units worldwide" sound? Because that's how many systems were purchased as of February 26th. If you'll recall, just...
Sony updates PS Vita sales figures: 'over 1.2 million units worldwide', 2 million in software

New SimCity to be available outside of Origin, need 'Net connection to play

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For those of you who have an overwhelming hatred of EA's Origin digital ditribution service, I'll give the good news first: you'll be able to download the publisher's upcoming SimCity revamp on a variety of non-Origin download services. Now the bad news: you'll still need to be connected to...
New SimCity to be available outside of Origin, need 'Net connection to play

Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

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Despite the fact that Xbox Live has yet to officially arrive in mainland China, Microsoft has set up a stripped-down promotional page for the service to tease the upcoming launch of Windows 8, as noted by Joystiq. China is not currently listed as an available country for Xbox Live. Microsoft does operate the...
Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

Tokyo Game Show 2012 wrap-up: Sony's new PS3, 'Prototype-SR' and assorted gaming peripherals

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After a few humid and sweaty days in Tokyo, TGS 2012 is drawing to a close. While the public days continue through the weekend, us media types are headed back to our respective homelands until next September. The lasting impression from the week -- aside from eating massive amounts...
Tokyo Game Show 2012 wrap-up: Sony's new PS3, 'Prototype-SR' and assorted gaming peripherals

Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012

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Call us loco, but after this, the 281st edition of the Engadget Podcast, we're excited about a future where desktop operating systems, mobile gaming and telecommunications platforms, and hoverboard interfaces converge into one new distinct product category. We're not sure exactly where in the Walmart it will sit, but...
Engadget Podcast 281 - 02.17.2012

E3 loves LA, staying through 2015

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Video game journalists worried about not being able to make their annual trek to Amoeba Records and Secret Headquarters Comics can breathe a collective sigh of relief -- through 2015, at least. The Entertainment Software Association, the organization behind E3, announced today that it will be keeping the massive...
E3 loves LA, staying through 2015

Halo creators unveil 'Destiny,' an MMO-like first-person-shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

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When Halo creator Bungie managed to steal away from Microsoft back in 2007, Master Chief's forefathers were afforded a few years to go dark and head down on a brand new gaming universe. Today, Bungie and its new benefactor, Activision, revealed that new franchise as "Destiny," an online-required persistent...
Halo creators unveil 'Destiny,' an MMO-like first-person-shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

Engadget and Joystiq broadcasting live at E3 - Nintendo

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The last of the big three pre-show events, but far from the least. The liveblog is here, but as with Microsoft and Sony we're bringing you more. We'll be teaming up with our friends at Joystiq to broadcast live from E3 to tell you what to expect and let...
Engadget and Joystiq broadcasting live at E3 - Nintendo
Arrianna Huffington no longer in charge of all AOL content

Xbox 360 Gets USB Storage Support

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In documentation obtained by Joystiq and confirmed by two other sources, it appears that the Xbox 360 will get USB Mass Storage support in an upcoming 2010 update. In the document, a senior developer at Microsoft says, because of “increased market penetration of high-capacity, high throughput USB mass storage devices,...
Xbox 360 Gets USB Storage Support

AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget

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AOL has acquired gdgt, the gadget reviews media outlet announced today in a blog post. TechCrunch reports that AOL confirmed the deal, which could be “in the high seven figures” according to one of its sources. AOL’s tech media portfolio already included TechCrunch, Joystiq and TUAW, as well as Engadget,...
AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget

Live from Sony's 'see the future' of PlayStation event!

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We aren't live from Sony's big PlayStation event just yet -- we asked Sony for the big announcements early, but the company sadly declined our request. Shucks! Rest assured that we'll have all the news just as soon as it spills from the mouths of Sony execs right here...
Live from Sony's 'see the future' of PlayStation event!
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