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T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

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Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from Fox News, the Associated Press, Campus Insiders and ACC Digital Network. Those looking to...
T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)

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Franklin & Bash We're not sure who decided putting Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer a legal comedy / drama was a good idea but we're kinda glad they did. Jared Franklin & Peter Bash bring a lighter take to what are usually very serious procedurals, a good match for...
Must See HDTV (June 4th - 10th)

Spike TV airing Microsoft's 'Xbox: Entertainment Evolved' from E3, also coming to Xbox Live

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Similar to last year's airing of Microsoft's E3 keynote, Spike TV's once again offering gamers who won't be making the trip to Los Angeles a quick way to enjoy a little bit of the show. The famed Major Nelson revealed the news that Spike TV will be showing the...
Spike TV airing Microsoft's 'Xbox: Entertainment Evolved' from E3, also coming to Xbox Live

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

Nintendo plans virtual wall of E3 coverage, wants no eyeball left behind

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With E3 2012 right around the corner, Reggie and co. want to make sure your oft-distracted eyes catch every drip drop of the impending Wii U news flood. Much like it did last year, Nintendo's yet again taking to media outlets old and new for coverage of its All-Access...
Nintendo plans virtual wall of E3 coverage, wants no eyeball left behind

Microsoft: Xbox event planned for May 21

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The gaming world is about to get more interesting. Microsoft said Tuesday that it will be revealing the next generation of its Xbox console in an afternoon event on May 21. In a company blog post, Microsoft director of programming Larry Hryb -- better known to the gaming community as...
Microsoft: Xbox event planned for May 21

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

Mobile social network MocoSpace hits 11M users

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MocoSpace, the social network designed specifically for mobile devices, announced today that it has reached a milestone of 11 million users — with 500,000 users forming new friendships every day. MocoSpace focuses on helping users expand their circle of friends. The service is accessible by any web-enabled mobile phone —...
Mobile social network MocoSpace hits 11M users

With Game Awards Ceremony, Xbox Users to Direct the Show

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Microsoft and Spike TV are making a push to make television interactive with the Video Game Awards, an annual ceremony that Xbox users will be able to shape themselves during its live broadcast. Xbox viewers will be able to respond to live polls and decide which spoof videos will be...
With Game Awards Ceremony, Xbox Users to Direct the Show

Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013

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I don’t normally expect much to come out of Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, but Kotaku managed to score a gem of an interview with Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell earlier this weekend. In his brief exchange, Newell said he expected to see several PC makers crafting...
Gabe Newell Foresees A Slew Of Living Room Gaming PCs (Including One From Valve?) In 2013

Portal 2, Battlefield 3 win big at BAFTA video game awards

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Valve's Portal 2 was awarded three of the top prizes at this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts video game awards Friday, with Battlefield 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 also receiving recognition in multiple categories. Portal 2 received awards for Best Story, Best Design, and the top prize...
Portal 2, Battlefield 3 win big at BAFTA video game awards

One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

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Hey, it’s progress. Whether it actually ignites the kind of momentum needed to ultimately propel TV Everywhere to live up to its ubiquitous promise remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Viacom finally reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable, enabling the pay TV service provider to stream the media conglomerate’s...
One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)
New revelations in The Final Hours of Mass Effect 3 app for the iPad

Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

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The Oscars were dominated this year by movies that hark back to the industry's history. Could the same happen with games?The key story at the Oscars on Sunday was a simple one. It had nothing to do with an unbearably lugubrious acceptance speech, a particularly ridiculous designer gown or a...
Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

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We’ve just received an invite from Microsoft to an event on May 21st where it will show off the next version of its Xbox console and media box. The next version of the company’s media play has been expected for a while, especially as Sony unveiled most of its PlayStation 4 at...
Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)

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We're finally ready to see the latest Batman flick on Blu-ray, and while a lack of pro hockey is leaving a hole in TV schedules, there a few other viewing options. Pixar is also sending out Finding Nemo and Up on Blu-ray 3D, while special events like the Victoria's...
Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)

Xbox 720 to be revealed on 21 May

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Microsoft has finally announced the date on which its next generation games console will be unveiled. A launch event at the Xbox campus in May will be followed by more revelations at the E3 games conference in JuneMicrosoft will reveal the successor to its Xbox 360 video game console on...
Xbox 720 to be revealed on 21 May
Report: G4 network to turn away from 'geeks,' refocus on the 'modern male'

Microsoft announces Xbox event for May 21st

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What many suspected was coming has indeed happened: Microsoft just confirmed an upcoming Xbox event on May 21st, which we expect to be focused on the company's next-gen Xbox console (informally codenamed Durango). The company isn't diving into specifics at this stage, but the event is taking place on...
Microsoft announces Xbox event for May 21st
Nintendo Amazingly Gets Worse At Marketing Just In Time For Plummeting Wii U Sales

Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]

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The Sphero is a clever little gadget. It’s instantly addictive made possible by an incredibly intuitive control scheme. In short the little robotic ball is controlled by simply drawing on the connected smartphone’s screen. Users generally get the hang of it within seconds. Obama did. “…Excuse me, give me...
Can President Obama Drive A Sphero Robotic Ball? Yes He Can! [Video]

Nickelodeon now "droppable"? DirecTV balks at Viacom fee bump

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Another pillar of the pay TV business is showing fresh signs of vulnerability. Viacom’s cable channels are set to be pulled off of DirecTV, effective at midnight, with the media conglomerate unable to secure acceptable carriage-fee increases from the satellite TV service. The move would black out Nickelodeon, the No....
Nickelodeon now "droppable"? DirecTV balks at Viacom fee bump

EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

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Electronic Arts is hoping to hit the restart button this year on its Facebook strategy by bringing one of its biggest brands to the social network. “We have high aspirations and high hopes for this one,” said Jami Laes, VP of Global Studios for Playfish, EA’s social games studios. As...
EA Building Up Its Facebook Empire -- This Time With SimCity Social

Viacom and DirecTV end spat with new deal

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More than a week after 26 Viacom networks went dark on DirecTV, the programmer and the pay TV operator announced early Friday morning that they have a new deal. All the channels in the previous agreement are to be restored immediately. Here’s the press release from Viacom: Viacom today announced...
Viacom and DirecTV end spat with new deal

Zeebox adds Viacom to its repertoire of media partners, one week after US launch

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It was a long-time coming, but last week we reported that UK-based second-screen app Zeebox finally launched in the US, where it has teamed up with a slew of broadcasters – 30 in total, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, HBO & Cinemax. Now, however, it seems that media behemoth Viacom is...
Zeebox adds Viacom to its repertoire of media partners, one week after US launch

Valve's Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In "Three To Four Months"

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As it turns out, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell gets awfully chatty when he attends award ceremonies. His appearance at the (generally awful) Spike TV Video Game Awards got him ruminating about the future of living room PCs, and ahead of today’s BAFTA Games Awards he confirmed to the BBC that...
Valve's Steam Box Prototypes Are Being Prepped For Player Testing In "Three To Four Months"
DirecTV and Viacom settle differences, all channels now back on air

Peter Molyneux reveals first game from his new studio: Curiosity coming to iOS and PC

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Peter Molyneux has revealed what he's been up to since he left Lionhead. At E3, he paid a visit to Spike TV, bringing with him several screens from his upcoming title, Curiosity. He didn't give away much on what we can expect from 22 Cans' first effort, although we'd...
Peter Molyneux reveals first game from his new studio: Curiosity coming to iOS and PC

Head-scratcher: Nintendo touts Wii U by showing why it's better than the Wii

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Well, this is an odd advertising pitch from Nintendo. The video game company was handing out new tear-away charts at PAX East this weekend. First spotted by Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley, the flyers compared the Wii U and the Wii side-by-side to show just how much better Nintendo’s newest handheld console...
Head-scratcher: Nintendo touts Wii U by showing why it's better than the Wii

DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 24 others go dark at midnight

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The latest participants in the carriage dispute dance are DirecTV and Viacom, with the two companies attempting to reach a new agreement before their existing one expires tonight. If they don't, the network's 26 channels (MTV, BET, VH1, Spike TV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon etc.) could be cut off at...
DirecTV vs. Viacom squabble could see MTV, Comedy Central and 24 others go dark at midnight
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