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Xbox One enters China on Sept 23rd – Costs $100 more than the US

Xbox One enters China on Sept 23rd – Costs $100 more than the US

When the Chinese government lifted ban of gaming consoles after having the restriction in place for almost 14 years, console makers have been gearing up for entries into potentially one of the world's largest gaming market. Microsoft says it will start selling the Xbox One in China starting Sept 23rd for a price tag of 3,699 Renminbi – round up about $599, making it more expensive than the one sold in the US.

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Nintendo posted $92m Q1 loss – Wii U sales up but didn’t help

Nintendo posted $92m Q1 loss – Wii U sales up but didn’t help

Nintendo Wii U was picking up some steam in the quarter by selling 510,000 units; three times more compared to the same period last year – however the spike did not help Nintendo to avoid operating loss of 9.47 billion yen (about $92.4 million). Nintendo's popular handheld 3DS, which has a cult like following has stumble down by 41% in sales from a year ago. 3DS games are also down by 22%.

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EA Access is Netflix for games on Xbox One

EA Access is Netflix for games on Xbox One

EA Games have made clear their intentions to launch an Xbox One-based subscription service to games for their burgeoning set on the platform. Starting with four games in what they call "The Vault": FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, EA will begin charging a monthly fee for "free" access to their collection.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review

Having cut its teeth on the still-successful NVIDIA SHIELD and their first tablet, the Tegra Note, NVIDIA brings the culmination of years of research and implementation to fruition in the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This device is being released this season with the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller and a magnetically-attaching SHIELD Cover, the whole collection of which we're having a peek at here.

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PS4 Update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray playback – still no DLNA support

PS4 Update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray playback – still no DLNA support

The console war between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft isn't only about putting powerful gaming machines in the market but pushing the focus at all-in-one entertainment system. While PS4 games are in Blu-ray format, it was unable to do 3D playback on the newest Sony console - to fix that Sony has made PS4 update 1.75 update available to gamers today. In this latest update, the most notable feature is 3D Blu-ray movie playback support.

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Best gaming keyboards of 2014 – so far

Best gaming keyboards of 2014 – so far

Investing in a keyboard made specifically for gamers could mean the difference between an okay gaming experience and an excellent one -- at least as far as accessories are concerned. Many keyboards are released with the claim that they're designed for gamers, but many fail to meet expectations, being little more than ordinary keyboards with flashy designs. Such isn't always the case, however, and we've pinpointed a few of the best gaming keyboards to roll out in 2014 thus far.

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Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

Atari: Game Over to tell the tale of a once mighty giant

What is one sure way to tell that you have a lasting legacy? The fact that they make a new documentary about you decades after your fall from grace. That is certainly the case with game maker Atari, whose history, failure, and legacy will be put under a microscope once more in a documentary video appropriately titled "Atari: Game Over".

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Watch: Rob Zombie’s French Revolution, for Assassin’s Creed

Watch: Rob Zombie’s French Revolution, for Assassin’s Creed

Teaming up with The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore, Rob Zombie and Ubisoft have created an animated short showing the brutality of the French Revolution. In support of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, of course, this film is being made. While Pirates are easy to understand, not everyone is up on their history - the significance of this time period must be made plain.

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LEGO Batman 3 brings Adam West as 60′s classic

LEGO Batman 3 brings Adam West as 60′s classic

This week we’re to understand - straight from the source - that the Batman 3 LEGO game will be rolling out with none other than Adam West. The original king of camp will be lending his voice to "Classic Batman" - though it’s not quite clear yet if Classic Batman is the same character as "1960’s Batman."

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