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Ouya aims to rekindle consoles with Android Kickstarter

Ouya aims to rekindle consoles with Android Kickstarter

Console startup Ouya has launched its much-anticipated Kickstarter round, promising free-to-play gaming on a minimalistic and open-source Android box hoping to steal players from phones and tablets. Billed as "a new kind of video game console" and targeting $950,000 through the crowdfunding site, Ouya uses Google's Android OS with a custom controller designed, like the main unit itself, by Yves Behar, and has a target price of just $99.

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Ubisoft’s ZombiU might be ported to other consoles

Ubisoft’s ZombiU might be ported to other consoles

Even though ZombiU has a name that sounds like it has to be a Wii U exclusive, there is a chance that it might be turned into a cross-platform title. ZombiU was among the title that made the most waves among Nintendo's requisite lineup of Mario titles and mini-games on the Wii U. So to be exclusive would be a huge benefit to the platform.

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EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

EA Games CEO promises “mobile won’t kill consoles”

This week at CTIA in the second full day's Keynote series, John Riccitiello has been introduced as not only the current CEO of Electronic Arts, but as a frequent participant in CTIA and the whole mobile world as well. He began speaking on how Electronic Arts would be a proponent of innovation and change in the mobile industry with games, of course. Showing an intense series of images in rapid succession with maddeningly loud dance music, he showed essentially how EA games has not just a few, but an absolutely giant amount of games out at the moment with mobile potential.

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Why Next-Gen Gaming Consoles Will Let You Play Used Games

Why Next-Gen Gaming Consoles Will Let You Play Used Games

Whether some want to believe it or not, all next-generation video game consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, will allow you to play used games.

For those who haven’t been listening to the latest rumors surrounding the next-generation consoles, there’s talk of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 potentially coming with a feature that would block users from playing used games. The move, the reports’ sources say, could dramatically aid the industry in lessening the impact of used games.

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Bethesda Skyrim update hits consoles, finally fixes PS3 bug

Bethesda Skyrim update hits consoles, finally fixes PS3 bug

After months, the patch that will finally fix the game-crippling lag glitch on the PS3 version of Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has gone live. The new patch, which pushes the game to version 1.5, was released on both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, and adds a whole bunch of functionality, but it is PS3 players who stand to gain the most from the update. They have been faced with problems from day one.

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Alienware’s X51 puts Games Consoles on Notice

Alienware’s X51 puts Games Consoles on Notice

The Alienware X51 isn't the biggest gaming PC the Dell-owned company has ever unveiled, nor the fastest, but it's arguably the biggest challenge to traditional consoles to-date. Packing a full PC into a Xbox-scale chassis, the X51 promises to turn its hand to everything from the latest FPS, high-def multimedia playback and even mundane Office tasks. As the central hub for a smart home, that could be enough to edge it ahead of gaming heavyweights like the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

After Sony’s gaming leader Kaz Hirai said at the Consumer Electronics Show recently that his company would not be unveiling new hardware at the E3 Gaming Expo later this year, a slew of people took to the Web to wonder when it might finally offer up a new console. Some say it could happen next year, while others think it could be 2014. There are even some folks who say Sony won’t release its new console until 2015.

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Intel inks baked-in WiDi deal for smart TV, consoles and STBs

Intel inks baked-in WiDi deal for smart TV, consoles and STBs

Intel is giving its WiDi technology a shot in the arm, coaxing smart TV and STB chipset manufacturers to include native wireless display support in their chipsets so as to allow Intel-based computer users to squirt video directly across. The silicon company has announced collaborations with  Cavium, Mstar Semiconductor, Sigma Designs, Realtek, Wondermedia and others; you may not be familiar with the names, but there's a fair chance your connected TV, cable box or other home entertainment gadget might have one of their chips inside.

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