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Why the World Needs A Universal Game Console

Why the World Needs A Universal Game Console

The recent announcement of NPD’s game console numbers had me thinking about the industry and what it has become. Each month, we examine those figures to see where the market stands and fans of all three major consoles take up arms to explain why their product is best.

But all of that debate and all of the talk about the success or failure of devices like the Wii U make me question what the future looks like. We’re expected to see more game consoles hit the marketplace in the next year or so, and Steam is also planning to enter the fray. Add that to OUYA and the possibility of Apple gaming, and it becomes clear that the console market will only grow in the coming years.

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New Dual Shock Playstation 4 controller revealed

New Dual Shock Playstation 4 controller revealed

Sony has just unveiled its new controller at its press conference today. Thew new controller, dubbed the Dual Shock 4, gives players a much "tighter sense of control" in gaming interaction. It will give players the ability to have more in-depth control while they're playing video games on their Playstation 4. Its one of the PlayStation 4's newest features to make the system more personalized.

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Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision has announced that they will be moving away from the licensed games, meaning there will be fewer games from the James Bond, Transformers, Men in Black, and Spider-Man series. Rumor has it that James Bond will be seeing its end really soon. Activision is following the same move that Electronics Arts made back in 2008. EA Games president, Frank Gibeau, said at the time that "the days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur."

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PlayStation 4: your full pre-event guide

PlayStation 4: your full pre-event guide

Tonight is the big night for Sony, with a rather solid expectation of the PlayStation 4, a new set of controllers and functionality to with it, and a swath of new game announcements to boot. What we're going to do for you here and now is make it all real simple in a guide that'll get you pumped up and prepared for the event [6PM EST right here on SlashGear]. It all begins with what we're expecting the actual console to present - and yes, we are expecting a new console.

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Sony PlayStation 4 price slash strategy tipped amid console competition

Sony PlayStation 4 price slash strategy tipped amid console competition

Sony's PlayStation 4 will be more competitively priced out of the gate than its PS3 predecessor, insiders suggest, with the company reportedly aiming at knocking a quarter off the console's original selling price. Leaked internal documents supposedly obtained by The Times [subscription required] indicate the PS4 will be sold at around £300 when it launches, £100 less than demanded for the PS3 at its launch back in 2006.

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OUYA to be sold at retail stores starting in June

OUYA to be sold at retail stores starting in June

After OUYA's immense Kickstarter success, the company is looking to branch out and go mainstream. The portable Android-powered gaming console will begin selling in select retail stores starting in June. Best Buy, Target, and GameStop will sell the console for $99, the same price that Kickstarter backers have been paying for the device.

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Nintendo: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo has promised a new Zelda title, specially written for the Wii U, though eager gamers will have to wait until after the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has been released. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is due this fall, and will see all-new graphics thanks to the extra visual grunt the Wii U puts under your TV. However, it's the brand new Zelda game that has enthusiasts really keen.

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Xbox Live account migration tool nutshells the process

Xbox Live account migration tool nutshells the process

This week the folks at Microsoft have revealed a feature that should very well have been part of the ecosystem all along: the Xbox Live account migration tool. This process allows you to port your Xbox Live account from place to place with minimal hassle - that's country-to-country, mind you. The pieces of this puzzle you can always take with you are different from those that cannot move region to region - this being the reason why the tool has taken so long to develop.

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Sony PS4 teased for pre-E3 May reveal

Sony PS4 teased for pre-E3 May reveal

Sony will make a PlayStation 4 announcement at E3 2013 in June, "or even earlier in May," according to the company's vice president of Home Entertainment, potential beating Microsoft to the punch in detailing its next-gen console. The Japanese firm has so-far been coy on its future gaming plans, but Hiroshi Sakamoto confirmed to Emol that the "big secret" news was building to a focus at the annual gaming event, or potentially jumping the gun with details the month before.

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