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Sony takes jab at Microsoft, touts consistency in maintaining ‘fair’ policies

While Microsoft did a little flip-flopping with some of the Xbox One policies, Sony has remained steady with its rules for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House wanted to reiterate this fact and used his time on stage at the big GamesCom conference in Germany to do so on Tuesday. “While others have shifted their… Read More

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Xbox 360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Who won the console wars?

Sony’s earnings report yesterday provided some of the final pieces of data to answer a question that goes back to 2005: Will the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii prevail in the video-game console wars? Eight years later, it turns out the answer isn’t as clear as we might have hoped. Nintendo raced out… Read More

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Xbox One prices: Controller for $60, headset for $25

Microsoft today revealed the prices of some Xbox One accessories: Controllers will go for $59.99 and the wireless headsets sell for $24.99. Unfortunately for Xbox 360 gamers, your current headset and controllers will not work with the Xbox One, so this news is important if you plan on wanting a multiplayer experience. One Xbox One… Read More

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POLL: Microsoft just made big policy changes — now will you buy an Xbox One?

Earlier this afternoon, Microsoft surprised the tech world by reversing its stance on some Xbox One policies that had angered many gamers for the past few weeks and gave Sony firepower to poke fun at its rival. Now, you won’t need to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours like Microsoft originally planned. Nor will there be any restrictions… Read More

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Report: Xbox One to hit shelves in November 2013

It looks like you’ll be able to buy an Xbox One this November. That’s what Rare development director Danny Issac just said during an interview with Geoff Keighley on the GameTrailers’ E3 pre-show. I guess Xbox One launches in November! Guy from Rare just said it on the pre-show during Kinect Sports Rivals demo. #GTE3 —… Read More

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Xbox One and PS4 will battle for gamers at E3 today

It’s a big day for the video game industry down in Los Angeles, setting the stage for the next several years in the console business. Microsoft and Sony will be making dueling presentations at the E3 video-game convention, laying out their plans for their next-generation consoles, and trying to win over the traditional base of… Read More

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The next Xbox: What to expect from Microsoft’s new console

Well, we’re almost there. In less than 24 hours, the tech world will be listening and watching in anticipation as Microsoft officially unveils the next generation of the Xbox. The console market has been struggling, but Microsoft — which has led in the U.S. in console sales for 28 consecutive months — is aiming to shake things up… Read More

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Amazon inks deal with Sony to stream FX shows ‘Justified,’ and ‘The Shield’

Another day, another streaming deal for Amazon. The Seattle online giant just signed a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the rights to exclusively stream the popular FX show “Justified,” as well as the nonexclusive rights for “The Shield.” Episodes will be available online for Amazon Prime subscribers and others can watch episodes for $1.99 each…. Read More

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Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being “caught off guard” by Sony

It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling “caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting a one-off event in April… Read More

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Ouch: Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U’s in January, report says

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters last month that the sales of the Wii U, which debuted Nov. 18, were “not bad.” Well, new numbers show that it’s worse than that. CNET is reporting that Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U’s last month, barely 20 percent of what Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (281,000) sold during the same time frame. That’s also… Read More

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WildTangent adding games to Sony smartphones and tablets

For those that have Sony smartphones and tablets, playing WildTangent games just got easier. Redmond-based WildTangent is expanding its partnership with Sony Mobile Communications to allow owners of Sony’s new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, to have access to the WildTangent mobile games service via the Sony Select discovery gaming app. “Sony knows gamers better than anyone… Read More

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It’s official: PlayStation is back atop the console market

PlayStation is once again the king of the worldwide console market. Sony’s latest earnings report, issued Feb. 7, shows unit sales for the PlayStation home consoles (the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3) beating the competing machines from Nintendo and Microsoft for the title of best-selling home game console for the 2012 holiday shopping season. Combined… Read More