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How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

How Much Longer Will Consoles Be Around?

After Sony’s gaming leader Kaz Hirai said at the Consumer Electronics Show recently that his company would not be unveiling new hardware at the E3 Gaming Expo later this year, a slew of people took to the Web to wonder when it might finally offer up a new console. Some say it could happen next year, while others think it could be 2014. There are even some folks who say Sony won’t release its new console until 2015.

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DIY Robot Avatar pets cat through Kinect and Wiimote power

DIY Robot Avatar pets cat through Kinect and Wiimote power

Take one Nao robot, a Kinect sensor bar, a couple of Wiimotes, a treadmill and a head-mounted display - oh, and a patient cat - and you can do what software engineer Taylor Veltrop has achieved: use a remote robotic avatar to pet your kitty. In a new video demo, Veltrop shows how he can remotely control the 21-inch tall robot, walk it around his kitchen, grab a brush and groom his cat.

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Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo has sold four million 3DS consoles in the US, the company has announced, as well as hitting new sales records on three titles, Mario and Zelda, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. The milestone - which actually means the 3DS sold faster than the Wii did in its first nine months of launch, despite the glasses-free 3D handheld's pre-price-cut lull - put the 3DS in second place to the Wii in the US last year, with 4.5m of the motion-controlled consoles being sold.

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Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Nintendo North America president Reggie Fils-Aime has again dismissed speculation that the company will release versions of its titles for other platforms, including Facebook, though the chief exec does admit that Nintendo is experimenting with "other forms of monetization." Ever outspoken, Fils-Aime argues social gaming platforms like Zynga "deliver the same experience all the time"; "doing the same thing over and over again is no longer fine" he told AllThingsD.

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The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

I’m shocked that anyone wants to buy the Wii. But I’m even more shocked that so many people are doing it. Earlier this week, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter reported, based on his checks, that a little over 1 million Wii units were sold last month, putting the device slightly behind the Xbox 360 in overall sales during the period.

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Blue Wii hits Walmart for Black Friday

Blue Wii hits Walmart for Black Friday

Walmart will offer a limited edition blue version of the Nintendo Wii as part of its Black Friday sales promotion this year, it has been revealed, with the new color console priced at $99.96. Set to go on sale at 10pm on Thursday, November 24, according to details screen-grabbed from a CBS commercial and passed to Engadget, the blue Wii has already been offered elsewhere in the world, but this will be its first official debut in the US.

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Nintendo patent outlines Wii Remote touchpad accessory

Nintendo patent outlines Wii Remote touchpad accessory

I like it when patents surface from places like Apple, Nintendo and others that show off what we will probably see in the future from the country. The latest patent to surface is from Nintendo and it shows an accessory that appears to show a way to turn the Wii Remote into a touchpad. The patent app line art shows a device that slips onto the Remote.

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