Portable Game console

“Nintendo Land” Wii U bundle replaced with Mario bundle

“Nintendo Land” Wii U bundle replaced with Mario bundle

The Wii U is getting a packaging revamp in time for the holidays, but it may not be enough to save the unprofitable Wii successor in the long run. Starting Nov. 1, the $299 Wii U bundle with the Nintendo Land game will be replaced with a bundle that includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. The bundle price will not change.

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Archos GamePad 2 surfaces with quad-core processor and memory increase

Archos GamePad 2 surfaces with quad-core processor and memory increase

Following the original Archos GamePad we first got our hands on back at CES in January, specifications on the Archos GamePad 2 were revealed in a brief product posting on the retailer website HKTDC. Though the product has since been pulled, the details remain showing an increase in memory and a more powerful quad-core processor.

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Nintendo 2DS unveiled: 3DS compatible in a dual-screen slate form factor

Nintendo 2DS unveiled: 3DS compatible in a dual-screen slate form factor

Nintendo has unveiled the latest entry into the 3DS family of devices. This one will be arriving as the Nintendo 2DS and as the name would imply, this one is not 3D. The Nintendo 2DS will be available beginning on October 12 and those looking to make a purchase will be able to choose between red and blue.

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BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

OUYA is getting closer and closer to it's public launch next month, and Android emulation service BlueStacks is looking to shake things up at the same time with their new GamePop portable gaming console. It's a bit different than OUYA, as it uses a subscription for unlimited gameplay, but the price of the console itself is a bit more expensive than the OUYA.

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GameStick announces partnership with Pivos for XBMC integration

GameStick announces partnership with Pivos for XBMC integration

We already knew that the GameStick would be supporting XBMC, but PlayJam has announced that they're partnering up with Pivos to bring the XBMC integration to the portable gaming console. Pivos is an industry player in home entertainment and media products, and PlayJam says that the partnership is good news for both the GameStick and the gamers who will be using it.

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PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

PS Vita price cut results in sales quadrupling

It looks like Sony slashing the prices of its PS Vita systems have done it wonders. Sony had cut the price of its PS Vita down to 19,980 yen from 24,980 yen due to its struggling sales. It looked like the 30% price cut worked because Sony saw sales quadruple for the device compared to two weeks ago. The announcement was made by Hiroshi Kawano, President of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan, while he was doing a presentation for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2.

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GameStick kicks off pre-orders, reserve now for $79

GameStick kicks off pre-orders, reserve now for $79

The GameStick is getting ever so closer to getting into the hands of portable gamers around the world. PlayJam, the company behind the Android-powered portable gaming console, has announced that pre-orders for the GameStick are now live, and you can reserve your unit right now for only $79 on GameStick's website.

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OUYA to release new console every year

OUYA to release new console every year

It looks like the OUYA will see an upgrade each year. At the 2013 DICE Summit, OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman said that they want to follow a strategy similar to the mobile industry, where manufacturers release new phones each year. However, instead of releasing a brand-new console each year, the OUYA will get upgraded components at the same price of $99.

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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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GameStick Kickstarter campaign ends at $647,658

GameStick Kickstarter campaign ends at $647,658

After 31 days of campaigning on Kickstarter, PlayJam (the company behind GameStick) has finished its final day and ended up with a total of just under $650,000 in contributions. The project actually surpassed its $100,000 goal in just two days, and edged past the $500,000 mark with just three days to go. In total, the project ended up with $647,658, over six times the initial goal.

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GameStick adds new tier for indie game developers

GameStick adds new tier for indie game developers

The most recent success story on Kickstarter is GameStick, the portable gaming console that's looking to take on OUYA, the other Kickstarter success story. The folks behind GameStick are aggressively going after game developers in order to make the portable gaming console a success. Today, the company announced that they have added a new tier specifically for indie game developers.

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GameStick announces support for XBMC and DLNA

GameStick announces support for XBMC and DLNA

This morning, the team behind GameStick have announced support for XBMC and DLNA, two of the most sought after features in a product like this. While the company is shipping the GameStick as a dedicated gaming console, they have made sure that users will have the ability to hack the devices and install optional firmware.

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