portable gaming console

Sony, FTC settle issue on PS Vita ads; refunds coming

Sony, FTC settle issue on PS Vita ads; refunds coming

Sony is no stranger to over-the-top advertising. their recent ad had to be yanked for being a bit to risqué, and those PlayStation 9 commercials ahead of the PS2 launch were pretty impressive. When Sony released their PS Vita, a lot was promised, including the ability to play console games on the go. Today, the Federal Trade Commission and Sony have settled a claim that those ads were misleading, if not downright false. PS Vita consumers are also due a refund for the snafu.

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PlayStation 4 becomes a “laptop” in PlayBook 4 mod

PlayStation 4 becomes a “laptop” in PlayBook 4 mod

Tired of sitting around at home all day but don't really want to be separated from your favorite console game? That wouldn't be a problem if you were of the Xbox One gaming type and could a afford an "xbook". But now even PlayStation gamers can enjoy partial mobility, thanks to Ed Zarick and his latest innovation, the PlayBook 4, that gives you a portable PS4 in a laptop form. Well, not exactly a laptop and not completely portable, but "PS4 Luggage" is a less than marketable name.

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New study shows Nintendo needs to take mobile seriously

New study shows Nintendo needs to take mobile seriously

A recent study has shown a robust number of kids in the UK own tablets, and that metric increases all the time. Nearly half of kids aged 12 and under own a tablet of some kind. The study also showed that those tablets have eclipsed the Nintendo 3DS as the gaming platform of choice for youngsters.

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Nintendo 3DS designated best selling game system in US again

Nintendo 3DS designated best selling game system in US again

The Nintendo 3DS has had a good run in recent months, and this past month is no different. Says the company in a press release sent out on Thursday, the Nintendo 3DS has earned the title of best-selling video game system in the United States for its third month in a row. Such an accomplishment is being attributed to the game Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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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 final design and docking station unveiled

GameStick final design and docking station unveiled

The GameStick is the newest in a line of Kickstarter success stories, and the company is working overtime to get the design of the new portable Android-powered gaming console just right. And thanks to all of the backers who submitted feedback, the final design of the GameStick controller has been unveiled, as well as new docking station to go along with it.

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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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