The Android-powered game controller that arrived to take on OUYA we mentioned last week, has apparently been pulled from the Kickstarter campaign. The project received some much deserved attention and reached the $100,000 goal in the first 30 hours, but now they're having a few setbacks.
Turtle Beach has made a big appearance here at CES 2013 by announcing several new headsets that are both wireless and wired. The company announced a new headset specifically for Xbox 360 gamers, as well as an exclusive option for PlayStation 3 gamers as well. They also announced the SEVEN series for consoles, PCs, and mobile platforms that include “tournament-grade” quality and functionality. We ended up stopping by the company's booth and getting some hands-on time with the new products.
Yesterday, we told you about a new portable gaming console called the GameStick. It's essentially a $79 HDMI dongle-esque gaming console that you plug into your HDTV to enjoy all the Android games you'd ever want, and in just two days, the company has reached its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter, with 28 days left to spare.
This afternoon we've not only seen none other than Major Nelson give a detail-less update on when the Xbox 720 would be revealed (with a countdown meter aiming at E3 2013), we've got a real live tip on chip production. This tip comes from the folks at SemiAccurate, a blog whose name playfully dismisses the fact that they're not always right with their own tips. The information they've got keeps with the possibility that the Xbox 720 will be revealed this year by noting chip production (processors, that is) as officially "taped out" for the console's innards.
It's not even CES 2013 yet and Microsoft is already counting the days until E3 2013 in June. Granted, the company backed out of CES indefinitely, but we're still taking one thing at a time at this point. Xbox Live head Larry Hyrb (a.k.a. Major Nelson) posted up a countdown to E3 2013 on his blog along with the phrase, "And it’s on..."
The OUYA seems like a pretty awesome gaming console, and the company finally started shipping out dev units a few days ago, but a new gaming console concept has hit Kickstarter in the form of just a mere flash drive. It's called the GameStick, and it consists of a tiny HDMI dongle-based game console and an accompanying controller that offers portability, and of course, a huge selection of 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.
The Ouya game console already has the distinction of being one of the most highly-funded Kickstarter projects of all time, and it aims to become an innovative gaming machine that will change the way people think about gaming consoles. It's still up in the air whether the latter is true, but we'll find out starting next month, with Ouya dev consoles shipping on December 28.
After too long spent with just adequate ESPN content on Xbox Live, users can now get the full deal with the WatchESPN app. The app provides coverage of all ESPN channels, as well as a variety of other offerings, including highlights and replays. This comes after it was originally announced this past summer.
It's time for the iFixit teardown of the Wii U, bringing on more details about this device than you could ever possibly want to know about. Starting with the basics, it's found that along with NFC and either 8GB or 32GB iterations for internal storage, this unit has USB hard drive support, AMD Radeon-based High Definition GPU action, and a fabulous IBM Power-based multi-core processor. All that we know about - that and the 6.2-inch 854 x 480 pixels LCD panel on the touchscreen controller as well as a disk slot, sync button, SD card slot, USB 2.0 x 4, HDMI, AV multi-out, and sensor bar connector on the main unit.