video games

Nintendo 3DS holds bestselling title with highest single-month sales in 2013

Nintendo 3DS holds bestselling title with highest single-month sales in 2013

Nintendo's 3DS handheld gaming system has had a long run of sales-based success in the United States, having held the title of best-selling game system in the US for a solid six consecutive months now. The latest numbers from October sales are in, and with them come a new boasting right for the 3DS -- the highest sales among gaming systems in a single month thus far this year.

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Xbox One pre-order shows up early from Target

Xbox One pre-order shows up early from Target

Someone at Target pulled the trigger a little too early, and through a mishap or insert-conspiracy-theory-here, two Xbox One systems have shipped out more than two weeks before the console's scheduled launch date. One had a brief stint on Ebay, where the owner tried to hock it for a few grand, while the other has been unboxed in all its glory with a note that the day-one patch is already available.

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Xbox Music trial to be included with Xbox One, subscription still required

Xbox Music trial to be included with Xbox One, subscription still required

Earlier this week, Microsoft's head of Product Planning for the Xbox One, Albert Penello, got hopes up with a tweet stating that Microsoft would be making Xbox Music ad-supported, making it a Spotify competitor and nixing the subscription model. Unfortunately, that won't be the case after all, with the subscription model remaining, and Xbox One users getting a free trial.

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Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop introduced with 21mm thickness

Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop introduced with 21mm thickness

Maingear, maker of the Pulse 11 we reported on last year, is back with its latest machine, this one boasting the special designation of world's thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop. This machine packs many of the trimmings you'd expect from a gaming laptop, and clocks in with a weight of less than 6-pounds, something that makes it stand out among many gaming laptops in the same range.

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Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

Internet Archive’s new Historical Software Archive lets you interact with software as-it-was

The Internet Archive this weekend released a new addition to its growing collection of historical media, the Historical Software Collection. The collection lets you run old, outdated, and historically important software right inside the modern browser. This marks the first time a project of this kind has been taken on to such a large extent, and it is free to the public.

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ROCCAT RYOS MK mechanical gaming keyboard released with built-in processor

ROCCAT RYOS MK mechanical gaming keyboard released with built-in processor

The folks at ROCCAT have revealed release information at last for the keyboards it showed off earlier this year at CES 2013. Three models appear in this series, each of them with a "top of the line" quality - as marked by ROCCAT, of course, for the whole collection. There's a standard RYOS MK, another with full backlighting with the name RYOS MK GLOW, and a biggest-and-best model called RYOS MK PRO with all of the features of the other models paired with per-key lighting and its very own SDK for software development.

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