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E3 2013: Xbox One Will Launch For $499

In contrast to its big Xbox One unveiling, which focused on TV and sports, Microsoft’s E3 conference was packed full of games. In-between the constant trailers, however, was an important bit of information – the pricing info for the Xbox …

E3 2013: Microsoft Brings Games to its Xbox One Conference

Gamers were wary of Microsoft’s new console when the Xbox One announcement was filled with talk of TV, sports, and Kinect. Tensions on gaming forums were raised even more when the new console’s draconian DRM policies were confirmed last week. …

The Next Xbox Will Be Unveiled On May 21
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Earlier this month, rumors sprang up that Microsoft would be revealing the next Xbox on May 21. It turns out that those rumors were right on the money. Microsoft announced via its Facebook page and Major Nelson’s blog that the …

PlayStation 4 Unveiled: Watch the Full Presentation Here

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

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 Unveiled: The Next Generation of Gaming is Finally Here

Yesterday, at an incredibly hyped conference, Sony unveiled its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 4. Not all of the details about the system were unveiled, but its announced system specs suggest it will be comparable to a capable gaming …

PlayStation 4 Announcement Streaming Live Online; Here’s Where You Can Watch it
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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 …

PlayStation Cloud Domains Registered by Sony’s Gaikai
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It’s the eve of Sony‘s big PlayStation 4 announcement, and rumors are beginning to give way to leaks. The news broke today that multiple internet domains for the phrase “PlayStation Cloud” have been registered. The domains PlayStation-Cloud.com and PlayStation-Cloud.org, as …

PlayStation 4 Could Cost as Little as £300 [RUMOR]

With Sony‘s big announcement of its next-generation console just days away, rumors about the device are running rampant. Just this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that the PlayStation 4 (or whatever Sony ends up calling it) will offer backwards …

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 …

PlayStation 4 Could Abandon DualShock Controllers [RUMOR]

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’s IllumiRoom Takes Gaming Beyond the Edge of the TV Screen
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Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s department for experimental computer science projects, has unveiled the “IllumiRoom,” a projector system that extends the action in video games beyond the edge of the TV screen. What’s most impressive about it is that it doesn’t require …

Microsoft Buys R2 Studios, Begins Countdown to Big E3 Announcement

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 …

Next-Gen Xbox to Feature an “Innovative” Controller [RUMOR]
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Not much has been revealed about Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox console since the rumor back in September that the device might be delayed due to manufacturing difficulties. In fact, not much has been revealed about the console since the massive …

PlayStation 3 Sales Hit 70 Million, Catch Xbox 360

Coming right as this generation of console gaming is beginning to die, Sony today announced that sales of its PlayStation 3 console have reached 70 Million units worldwide. That matches the figure Microsoft cited last month as the number of …

PlayStation 4 Developer Kits Feature AMD A10 Processor [RUMOR]
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Rumors this week are flying about new “Orbis” development kits being shipped out to developers. Orbis is the codename for Sony’s next-generation console, which will undoubtedly be PlayStation branded. Not much has been leaked about the next generation of consoles …

Wii U Launch Date, Price Announced for U.S.
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Today Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime took to the stage in New York and officially announced the price and release date for the new Wii U console. The console was already officially announced in Japan hours ago, but the …

Rumored Wii U Specs Leaked Ahead of Announcement
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With the official announcement of the Wii U only days away, it might seem that leaked specs are unneeded. However, gamers in the age of the internet certainly want to know details as soon as possible. So, here is the …

Wii U Leak Shows November 11 Launch Date and $250 Starting Price

Details about Nintendo’s Wii U and its games have been abundant, but Nintendo has stayed tight-lipped on confirmation of when the console will be released and how much it will cost. As always, though, it’s hard to keep these sorts …

Next-Gen Xbox Dev Kit Sells On eBay For $20,000

Microsoft doesn’t want to acknowledge it, but we all know a new Xbox is coming soon. The only thing we know for certain is that its codename is Durango. Everything else at this point is purely conjecture. We might know …

Thief 4 Rumored to be a Next-Gen Release Title

Gamers salivating for another morsel of Thief 4 news will be happy to hear this latest rumor. OXM UK reports in the gossip section of its new issue that the game will be released in 2013 on next-generation consoles, including …