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New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding another Nintendo Direct livestream. These livestreams are usually worth watching for one reason or another, but if you're a Wii U owner, you'll definitely want to tune in tomorrow. That's because Satoru Iwata will apparently be announcing some new Wii U titles during the address, and if we're lucky, maybe he'll even announce some release dates.

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Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

Sony might not reveal PS4 until Microsoft has announced next Xbox

If you believe the hype, Sony and Microsoft will be announcing their new consoles this year. We think both will, along with many other gamers and analysts out there. With the next generation seemingly on our doorstep, the only question now is which console will come first. Speaking to The Times (as reported by IGN), Sony CEO Kaz Hirai may have just answered that question by suggesting his company will let Microsoft go first.

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Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

2013 definitely feels like the year of the next-gen console, with Microsoft and Sony both said to be prepping their next consoles for reveal (and possible release) this year. After spending some time at CES talking to game developers and distributors, analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research is ready to predict a price point for these incoming consoles, saying in a note to investors today that both should launch with a price tag of $350-$400 here in the US. That includes the next PlayStation, remember, which is a far cry from the $499 and $599 price points its predecessor launched at.

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NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA: We won’t be like greedy console companies with Project SHIELD

NVIDIA's Project SHIELD won't rely on premium games or locked-down ecosystems to offset hardware costs, unlike traditional consoles, with the company instead looking to free-to-play titles already proliferating on Android. "We'll make our money by selling the device to gamers" senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi said today, contrasting NVIDIA's approach with that of printer ink merchants.

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Fez coming to other platforms, Polytron announces

Fez coming to other platforms, Polytron announces

Polytron's Fez, despite being an indie title that's exclusive to the Xbox 360, was easily one of the best games of the year. It's no surprise, then, that fans are wondering when Polytron will begin porting the game to other platforms, if it ever does at all. We've heard whispers of such ports in the past, but nothing was ever made official... until today, that is.

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The Walking Dead retail release plagued with freezing issues on Xbox 360

The Walking Dead retail release plagued with freezing issues on Xbox 360

Those who received a physical copy of The Walking Dead on Xbox 360 for the holidays are experiencing some rather game-breaking issues. It appears that some players are having to deal with freezing and stuttering while playing the game. If you've ever played one of Telltale's titles, you know that most of them make good use of quick time events - those aren't very easy to complete if your game is stuttering or freezing entirely.

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Ouya game console gets 10 more games

Ouya game console gets 10 more games

If you don't already know, there's about to be a new gaming console out on the market. It's called the Ouya, and it's an Android-powered, $100 gaming console that stormed past its Kickstarter goal a few months ago. Both Ouya and third-party developers are working hard to get a large sum of games on the new console before it launches in March.

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Blizzard has working console builds of Diablo III, still no announcement

Blizzard has working console builds of Diablo III, still no announcement

It's been a little while since we've heard from Diablo III, but today the game is working its way back into the news. Blizzard executives and designers recently told Polygon that the studio has a console build of Diablo III "up and running," once again thrusting the oft-rumored console port into the spotlight. Even though the team has made it far enough to have a functioning console build, Blizzard still isn't ready to make an official announcement.

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