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HBO Go Could Be the Next Netflix

HBO Go Could Be the Next Netflix

As a Time Warner Cable customer, I was one of the last cable subscribers out there to get access to HBO Go. For months now, many of you have probably been using the streaming service, and to see a column about it now might surprise you. But don’t hold it against me -- I was a victim of the oddly contentious relationship between Time Warner Cable and its former corporate overlord, Time Warner.

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Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

I’m often asked when Sony will launch its next PlayStation. Just about everyone is interested in finding out if the next console the consumer electronics giant offers up can be as appealing and popular as its predecessors. The push for Sony to launch a new PlayStation is also born out of the fact that Nintendo is launching a new console this year, called the Wii U. And if history is to be our guide for the future, most console makers launch their new devices around the same time.

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The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

I’m shocked that anyone wants to buy the Wii. But I’m even more shocked that so many people are doing it. Earlier this week, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter reported, based on his checks, that a little over 1 million Wii units were sold last month, putting the device slightly behind the Xbox 360 in overall sales during the period.

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What Console Could You Not Live Without?

What Console Could You Not Live Without?

Over the weekend, I was getting ready to play Gears of War 3 on my Xbox 360, and looked at my selection of game consoles, including the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, in addition to Microsoft’s hardware. After thinking about all the benefits of those devices, I asked myself a simple question: “which one of those could I simply not live without?”

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Why I’d Feel Fine Playing Mario & Zelda On the Xbox

Why I’d Feel Fine Playing Mario & Zelda On the Xbox

If you’ve followed my work here, you know that I’ve been a little tough on Nintendo as of late, saying that the game company is in deep trouble, and by the look of things, doesn’t have a strategy in place to turn things around so quickly.

Over the last several weeks, I’ve received some e-mails from folks about Nintendo and my comments on the company. Those folks say that Nintendo will always be a hardware-focused firm, and the very thought of playing its titles on other consoles is a joke.

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The $249 PS3 is now the Best Deal in the Business

The $249 PS3 is now the Best Deal in the Business

Sony could very well have made its best decision in years by dropping the price of its PlayStation 3 console $50 earlier this week. Now, consumers can get their hands on the 160GB model for $249 or the 320GB option for $299. And in the process, the company, which also announced a Europe-only PSP, called the E-1000 for £99, has put the onus on Microsoft to respond with a price cut of its own to match its chief competitor.

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It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

Each month, the NPD’s report on game sales disappoints. Sales are plummeting in both hardware and software, and many are wondering if it’s a result of the economy or something else. As far as I’m concerned, it’s about time we all admit that it’s something else. The economy might not be helping matters, but the way I see it, the real problem is that gaming habits are changing, and the products that we once bought just aren’t as valuable to us as they once were.

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