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Gabe Newell: Valve to build a gaming PC for the living room

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell While most of the next-generation console talk is about the future of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo products, there could be another player in the mix: the PC. That’s at least according to Valve’s Gabe Newell. Speaking to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier at Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, Newell...
Gabe Newell: Valve to build a gaming PC for the living room

Apple Reportedly Looking to Launch 'iPad Mini' Priced at $249-$299 in Q3

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Kotaku reports on claims [Google translation] from Chinese web portal NetEase regarding Apple's plans for the launch of a smaller "iPad mini" in the third quarter of this year. According to the report, Apple is planning to launch with six million units of the device at a price of either...
Apple Reportedly Looking to Launch 'iPad Mini' Priced at $249-$299 in Q3

Source: OnLive undergoing acquisition in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff

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After a lot of back and forth from the rumor mill and official OnLive channels, we now have what we believe to be a far clearer view of precisely what is happening right now at OnLive headquarters in Palo Alto. We've spoken with a (now former) employee of the...
Source: OnLive undergoing acquisition in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff
Jalopnik reboot hints at new era for Gawker where readers become writers

Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013

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While rumors about a planned Valve-powered PC/console hybrid "Steam Box" have been swirling for months, the company has been pretty coy about confirming anything. In the past, Valve has said it might release gaming hardware "some day," and the company was hiring hardware engineers and industrial designers to fill a "void...
Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013

Apple CEO’s visit to Valve? Turns out it didn’t happen

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A report that Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Bellevue headquarters of video game company Valve last week stirred up all sorts of speculation, as we reported at the time. But the report was incorrect, says Valve boss Gabe Newell in an excerpt from an interview made public today. Game site...
Apple CEO’s visit to Valve? Turns out it didn’t happen

Why Gawker Media Is Kicking Everyone's Ass

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Courtesy of Foster Kamer at the Village Voice, we get to read Nick Denton's monthly letter to his Gawker Media editorial corps. In it, Nick explains how to win in the brutally competive online news and content business.  (Gawker Media is big, profitable, and growing rapidly--the latter being a trait...
Why Gawker Media Is Kicking Everyone's Ass

If You Want Two-Thirds Of Americans To Agree That Violent Video Games Are More Dangerous Than Guns, All You Have To Do Is Ask The Right Americans

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If you need some handy numbers to argue that violent video games are more dangerous than guns, Public Policy Polling has just delivered a gift-wrapped poll result especially for you. In the middle of a long poll attempting to suss out potential front runners for the 2016 elections, PPP decided...
If You Want Two-Thirds Of Americans To Agree That Violent Video Games Are More Dangerous Than Guns, All You Have To Do Is Ask The Right Americans

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime: Wii U GamePad won't feature multi-touch

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The Wii U's 6.2-inch killer feature might look a whole lot like a tablet, but prospective buyers shouldn't expect it to function like one at all. In a recent interview with Kotaku, NOA prexy Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that multi-touch capabilities will indeed be purposefully absent from the upcoming GamePad....
Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime: Wii U GamePad won't feature multi-touch

Commodore founder Jack Tramiel passes away at age 83

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Terribly sad news from the family of Jack Tramiel today. The Polish-born businessman is perhaps best known in the technology universe for his founding of Commodore International, the company responsible for the Commodore 64, 128, Amiga, etc. Tramiel's story is an inspiring one; he was born into a Jewish family,...
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel passes away at age 83
Gawker, Buzzfeed down due flooding from Hurricane Sandy

Data shows Vita's missing backward compatibility could cost Sony sales

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Kotaku is reporting that Sony will not be bringing its Japanese UMD Passport program to North America, removing the only method for PlayStation Vita owners to play their collection of PlayStation Portable universal media discs (UMDs) on the new handheld (PSP games downloaded from the PlayStation Network will still...
Data shows Vita's missing backward compatibility could cost Sony sales
GameStop looks like it will start selling used MacBooks soon
After LucasArts closure, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy go open source

Disney halts game development at LucasArts, moves to licensed Star Wars titles

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If you're old enough to have played PC games for more than a decade, LucasArts (originally LucasFilm Games) likely has a permanent place in your heart after a string of legendary adventure and flight combat releases. You'll unfortunately have to put the company as you knew it squarely in...
Disney halts game development at LucasArts, moves to licensed Star Wars titles
THQ auction results: Sega buys Relic, Ubi gets THQ Montreal, more
Used Xboxes can be hacked for credit card information, researcher says

Charizard 3DS XL burns through Japan's Pokémon Centers in December, snag one if you're lucky

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Nintendo is notorious for releasing awesome limited edition hardware abroad, but here in the US of A, we tend to get the short end of the joystick. Case in point, the house that Mario Miyamoto built is releasing a Charizard-themed 3DS XL on December 15th in Japan for ¥18,900...
Charizard 3DS XL burns through Japan's Pokémon Centers in December, snag one if you're lucky
Nick Denton says Gawker's advertising future is affiliate links and "commerce journalism"

Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans

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There is a lot that can be said about being open and honest with your fans. Sure those fans can be pushy and complain a lot, but amongst all that, there is a real opportunity to connect with your fans and help them build up greater love and respect for...
Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans
10-year-old makes Quacky’s Quest audio game for his blind grandma

2K and Firaxis announces Xcom: Enemy Unknown for iOS

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Gaming giant 2K Games and game developer FIxaxis Games (known for the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise) today announced that strategy title XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS — iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch — by the summer. 2K and Firxais, which made the announcement at the 2013 Penny Arcade...
2K and Firaxis announces Xcom: Enemy Unknown for iOS

On the Verge Again: Vox Media Officially Launches Into Video Games Content Arena

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C. online media start-up that recently launched a new tech site called The Verge in the fall, is debuting an early version of its expected video games offering later today. The site, temporarily called Vox Games, will begin daily publishing today as a section on...
On the Verge Again: Vox Media Officially Launches Into Video Games Content Arena

PlayStation 4 to be called Orbis, launching winter 2013?

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PS4 rumour mill cranks into motion with intriguing details of AMD processors and possible measures against the pre-owned games marketJust in case you haven't seen it, the PlayStation 4 rumours have begun in earnest. US news site Kotaku has posted claims from a 'trusted source' that the next machine will...
PlayStation 4 to be called Orbis, launching winter 2013?

A lot of video games are dumb, but a lot of everything is dumb too

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Admitting most games have laughable storylines is fine as long as we don't believe that's all games are capable ofMost popular video games are dumb, and gamers shouldn't settle for it. That's the central thesis of Taylor Clark's Kotaku article, and it's a fine, well-argued point: most mainstream games have...
A lot of video games are dumb, but a lot of everything is dumb too

Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog

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The war for your living room is about to heat up. While Microsoft is still keeping its own next-generation console under lock and key, rival Sony is gearing up to take the stage in New York City and show off exactly what it’s been working on for the past few...
Here Comes The Next PlayStation! Join Us Live At 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific For The Sony Event Liveblog
PS3 successor "Orbis" rumored for late 2013, ties retail games to online accounts

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Here's how much games will cost on Microsoft's Xbox One

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Worried about Xbox One games hurting your wallet even more so than Xbox 360 titles already do? Here’s some relieving news for you. Microsoft’s first-party games (made by Microsoft Studios) for the Xbox One will sell for $60, the same price that new Xbox 360 games typically go for. This was...
Here's how much games will cost on Microsoft's Xbox One
Cancelled 'Star Wars 1313' video game would have starred Boba Fett
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