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Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Halo 5 Xbox One console announced alongside Halo Wars 2

Microsoft's Xbox One presentation at Gamescom 2015 continued its bombshell news announcements with the revelation of the Halo 5 Limited Edition Xbox One console bundle. Priced at $499, the package includes a 1TB model Xbox One with a special design echoing the game's aesthetic, along with a matching controller and a downloadable copy of the latest Halo game. But the Halo news didn't stop there, as Halo Wars 2 was given a world premiere with a teaser trailer.

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Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Wii U demise might come sooner, 5 mobile games scheduled

Perhaps there is very little doubt in anyone's mind that the Wii U is on its way out, especially after Nintendo confirmed the existence of its NX successor. But the ball might actually be rolling sooner than most of us have presumed. Considering Nintendo's notoriety as a slow moving dinosaur, it is almost unfathomable that Nintendo would be putting the axe to its somewhat failed attempt at a current gen console. According to WIRED, however, the signs are quite strong. And perhaps more importantly, rapid change might exactly be what the doctor prescribed.

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This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

This hybrid Sony-Nintendo PlayStation prototype began a war

As gaming collaborations go, Nintendo and Sony might seem unlikely bedfellows, but the discovery of one super-rare console proves it wasn't always that way. The Nintendo PlayStation was to be a grand coming-together of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and a CD component built by Sony for a new type of SNES CD game. The deal eventually soured, and Sony went its own way on the PlayStation project, but not before a small number of prototypes were constructed.

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Microsoft announces Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console

Microsoft announces Xbox One Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console

With Forza Motorsport 6, the latest entry in the in-depth racing game series for Xbox, approaching its September release date, Microsoft has just unveiling a limited edition Xbox One console to celebrate not only Forza 6, but the series' 10th anniversary. Fans of the Forza series, or racing games in general, are going to find a lot of loving attention and detail went into designing this special edition console. Not only does it feature a sports car-inspired design, but it even comes with special sound effects.

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Sony officially announces 1TB PS4

Sony officially announces 1TB PS4

Well, another year of E3 has come and gone, filling us with excitement over the big games coming out over the next 12 months. There turned out to be little news about new hardware; Microsoft used the week before the expo to announce a 1TB model Xbox One, and it was expected that Sony would have a similar announcement during its press conference. As they say, it's always better late than never. After a prior FCC filing tipped us off, Sony has now officially announced a 1TB PlayStation 4, coming soon to all regions.

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Starting today Xbox One Backwards Compatibility will begin to function, giving Xbox One users the ability to play Xbox 360 games natively. This release will begin with Xbox Preview members as of June 15th - this afternoon. For everyone else, this program will launch in the Fall of 2015. That's a few months away. Before we get there, there are a few things you're going to need to know. First - it's not every single Xbox 360 game in the history of Xbox 360 games that'll get this ability. Many, but not all.

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Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

Microsoft announces 1TB Xbox One, includes new controller

After several leaks, and just prior to E3, Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off a new Xbox One package featuring 1TB of storage. The 1TB model will include a revised controller which features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom edge, allowing any audio head set with a standard plug to be connected. Priced at $399, Microsoft says the 1TB Xbox One will be available starting June 16th, with the existing 500GB model remaining on sale for $349.

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Microsoft launches Xbox One Independent Developers bundle in Australia

Microsoft launches Xbox One Independent Developers bundle in Australia

It's always a good sign that a game console is hitting its stride when it starts becoming available in a number of bundles with pack-in games. Following the recent Xbox One Master Chief Collection Bundle, Microsoft has just announced an "Independent Developers Pack," going on sale first in Australia. The bundle comes with the standard 500GB console, plus seven games from independent developers. Even better, it is believed that the controller that comes inside will be one of the new models featuring an integrated 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Nintendo reportedly considering Android for ‘NX’ console

Very little is known about Nintendo's next console, currently codenamed the "NX," and it seems the company plans to keep it that way for a while, as they've already said they won't be revealing anything until sometime in 2016. However, the Japanese business newspaper Nikkei has reported that Nintendo is looking into using Android as the forthcoming system's operating system. This is still pure speculation at this point, and from the sounds of it Nintendo hasn't made a final decision on the matter, however it sounds like it may be part of a new effort to lure developers.

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Retro Freak can play old console games if you have cartridges

Retro Freak can play old console games if you have cartridges

There is no shortage of devices and software that will let you relive your youth's gaming days by letting you play that generation's console titles. But this retro console, appropriately named Retro Freak, is admittedly and curiously different. It makes a boast no other custom-made console has so far been able to make. It claims to be able to play any and all old console games, from Famicom all up to the more recent Game Boy Advance. That, however, seems only possible if you actually have the game cartridge at hand.

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