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iPad fastest growing games platform as consoles shrink to 40%

iPad fastest growing games platform as consoles shrink to 40%

The iPad is the fastest growing games platform, developers EA have suggested, with consoles now accounting for just 40-percent of the games industry. "Consoles used to be 80-percent of the industry as recently as 2000" CEO John Riccitiello told IndustryGamers. "Consoles today are 40% of the game industry, so what do we really have?" He argues that the rise in casual gaming has meant that the cyclical nature of the games industry is less of an issue.

 

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Mobile gaming will surpass consoles “within a very short time” says id co-founder

Mobile gaming will surpass consoles “within a very short time” says id co-founder

id Software co-founder John Carmack agrees that mobile gaming devices like cellphones will, in "a very short time," surpass the power that consoles offer, but still insists that traditional consoles will have a place in the market for some time to come. "It's unquestionable that within a very short time, we’re going to have portable cell phones that are more powerful than the current-gen consoles" Carmack told IndustryGamers, suggesting that while there will still be "hard core people who want to sit down all weekend and stay in a position where they can get 20 hours of gameplay in," for most people their smartphones and tablets will be "good enough."

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Blu-ray is a Must-Have Feature in Next-Gen Consoles

Blu-ray is a Must-Have Feature in Next-Gen Consoles

Nintendo made a surprising announcement recently that neither DVD nor Blu-ray will be making its way to the company’s upcoming Wii U console.

As expected, fans on both sides of the debate jumped on the story. Some said that Nintendo’s decision to nix Blu-ray in the Wii U proved that the company just didn’t know what it was doing in the gaming space any longer. Those who came out in defense of Nintendo said it makes perfect sense, since streaming is the future, and the console will likely support Netflix and other similar services.

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Microsoft email tips possible free replacement for older Xbox 360 consoles that can’t support new game format

Microsoft email tips possible free replacement for older Xbox 360 consoles that can’t support new game format

The Xbox 360 has been looking good over the last year or so. The console continues to sell in droves and its network has remained up while the PSN was down for so long. The only thing that may be an issue for users of the Xbox 360 that have older consoles is the pending update to a new game format by Microsoft and game studios. The update will allow for some new futures to be implemented on the consoles and is called XGD3.

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Adapteva supercomputer for Mobile phones could power future game consoles

Adapteva supercomputer for Mobile phones could power future game consoles

The processors and APUs inside our smartphones and other mobile devices are getting faster with each generation. The computing power in these small devices is far beyond what you could have in many computers when I was a kid. A company called Adapteva has pitched a new chip for smartphones and other devices that has many more cores inside than the two that processors in some smartphones in use today.

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Banned Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles getting a reprieve?

Banned Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles getting a reprieve?

If you have been around SlashGear for a few years, you might recall back in 2007 when we first started to talk about Microsoft banning Xbox 360 consoles from the Xbox Live network for violating the terms of service with hacks of all sorts. The owners of those consoles would boot their machines up and when trying to access the Xbox Live network they would get messages similar to the lovely you see in the image below.

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Sony Wins, LG To Return Seized PS3 Consoles And Pay Fine

Sony Wins, LG To Return Seized PS3 Consoles And Pay Fine

The battle between Sony and LG has taken another turn and this time to the relief of PS3 fans. Late last month we reported that LG had seized over 300,000 PS3s entering the Netherlands due to alleged patent infringements and earlier today reports suggested that LG could further seize PS3s already purchased. However, after the court hearing today, it seems Sony has won the initial proceedings and LG has been slapped with a fine.

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X-Arcade unveils new adapters for game consoles

X-Arcade unveils new adapters for game consoles

If you are a fan of arcade gaming or just a fan of joysticks for gaming on your modern console that will last forever and have retro arcade designs you may know the X-Arcade brand. The company makes massive joysticks that will work with all kinds of games that look like they could have been stripped out of an arcade game from 1980.

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New Consoles Will Make Game Prices Reach $100, Danny Bilson Says

New Consoles Will Make Game Prices Reach $100, Danny Bilson Says

Depending on where you live, you may already be paying $100, or slightly more, for videogames. And, if you're someone who always wants to get their hands on the "epic" or "limited" or "legendary" editions of games, then you're probably accustomed to paying (close to) $100 or more for a game. Of course, in that latter case, you're getting (usually) much more than just the game. But, according to THQ's EVP Core Games, Danny Bilson, if the likes of Sony and Microsoft were to announce new hardware any time soon, it would be horrible.

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