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Xbox One Proves A Huge Success For Microsoft

Xbox One Proves A Huge Success For Microsoft

By Rachel Kolman January 25, 2014

It’s been a great year for gaming. After sitting on the success of the Xbox 360 since 2005, Microsoft finally launched Xbox One back in November, selling more than 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours. The console, with …

China Ends Video Game Console Ban China Ends Video Game Console Ban

Back in July, a Chinese newspaper reported on a proposed policy that would lift the long-time Chinese ban of video game consoles. The plan reportedly had the backing of the Chinese Premier. This week, China officially announced that it has …

Console Launch Rumors: 10M PS4s, 7-9M Xbones Console Launch Rumors: 10M PS4s, 7-9M Xbones

It’s now less than three months until November, the month Microsoft has tied to the launch of its next-generation console, the Xbox One. Rumors have even begun to surface this week that Sony may launch its PlayStation 4 even earlier. …

Amazon Developing a Video Game Console [RUMOR] Amazon Developing a Video Game Console [RUMOR]

The success of video games on mobile devices has begun to drastically affect the video game industry. Free-to-play game pricing has begun to invade both PC gaming and console gaming, and nearly every large game publisher is now putting out …

Nintendo Has Sold A Lot of Stuff Nintendo Has Sold A Lot of Stuff
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Say what you will about Nintendo and its place in modern gaming. While the Xbox and PlayStation may be the dominant software when it comes to the news cycle, the fact that their handheld devices continue to dominate the hardware …

Nintendo to Release Black 3DS XL in August Nintendo to Release Black 3DS XL in August
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Though Nintendo’s Wii U console is struggling to sell, the company’s handheld 3DS console is gaining even more traction than ever. While the home console market release schedule has slow down in anticipation of next-gen consoles, already this year 3DS …

The Xbox Was Almost Named Something Seriously Dumb The Xbox Was Almost Named Something Seriously Dumb

Say what you want about the name Microsoft decided to give its groundbreaking gaming console back in 2001 – but “Xbox” sure beats “M-PAC” (Microsoft Play and Action Center). Today, we get confirmation that whatever you think about the name …

‘Pulp’ Launches as the First Xbox-Exclusive Movie ‘Pulp’ Launches as the First Xbox-Exclusive Movie

Pulp, a british indie “comedy about comics,” debuts today as the first-ever Xbox 360-exclusive film. As streaming and downloading options continue to expand, this is a first for the popular console. The film’s creators cite the growing cost of theatrical …

Ouya Consoles Begin Shipping on March 28 Ouya Consoles Begin Shipping on March 28
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The Ouya console has been quite the success story. The Google Android-powered game console began as a Kickstarter campaign asking for just under $1 million from people who would like to own a more open home video game console. The …

Wii Mini Coming to the U.K. on March 22 Wii Mini Coming to the U.K. on March 22

Sales of Nintendo‘s Wii U haven’t haven’t been quite as high as the company had been hoping. In January, fewer than 100,000 Wii U’s were sold worldwide and Nintendo recently revised down its quarterly sales estimates. So what’s Nintendo to …

PlayStation 4 Unveiled: Watch the Full Presentation PlayStation 4 Unveiled: Watch the Full Presentation

If you couldn’t catch Sony‘s big PlayStation 4 announcement last night (or you fell asleep before it was over), you’re in luck. The full presentation – all two hours and five minutes of it – is now online and can …

PS4 Controller Unveiled With Touchpad, Share Button PS4 Controller Unveiled With Touchpad, Share Button

Though Sony didn’t show off the look of its new console at last night’s big PlayStation 4 unveiling, the new controller for the console was heavily featured. The controller, named the “DualShock 4″ resembles Sony’s previous generation controllers, but with …

PlayStation 4 Announcement to be Streamed Live PlayStation 4 Announcement to be Streamed Live
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[UPDATE] Sony’s announcement can also be seen via the PlayStation channel on TwitchTV, or live on this very page: Live video from your iPhone using Ustream Mere hours remain until Sony is expected to unveil its next-generation video game console …

New PlayStation Could Offer Cloud Gaming [RUMOR] New PlayStation Could Offer Cloud Gaming [RUMOR]

Backwards compatibility is a popular feature for new game consoles. The ability to have one console under the TV that can play multiple generations of games is valuable for a certain kind of gamer. The rumored hardware architecture of Sony’s …

Nintendo Announces Virtual Console for the Wii U Nintendo Announces Virtual Console for the Wii U

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the game company announced that the Virtual Console will be coming to the Wii U. Not all games found on the Wii Virtual Console will be available at launch, but the selection will no doubt quickly …

PlayStation 4 Could Abandon DualShock Controllers PlayStation 4 Could Abandon DualShock Controllers

CVG is reporting that Sony may be abandoning the familiar DualShock design for the controllers accompanying its next-generation console. The report cites a “senior games studio source working on an upcoming Sony game” as saying that, of the designs he …

Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins E3 Countdown Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins E3 Countdown

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has purchased R2 Studios, a home automation technology startup. According to unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” the company will become part of Microsoft’s Xbox unit. The cost of the acquisition has …