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Nvidia Shield has a new release date

Nvidia’s handheld streaming console, the Shield, was expected to debut at the end of June, but due to some minor delays it was put on hold with no real word of when it might be made available. Now though we know, and it’s just over a week away. The Shield …

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Here’s what you’ll get in the PS4 box

Sony might have detailed what we’ll likely find in the PS4 box when it’s released, but we’ve yet to get an official confirmation through something as hard hitting as a picture; until now. Snagged from an Amazon product listing, the following picture has the whole family of cables and accessories …

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A wild MadCatz Android console appears

As if the lacklustre selling Wii U, upcoming next-gen systems from Microsoft and Sony, a very competitive PC market, the Ouya, Nvidia Shield and Gamer Stick consoles weren’t enough, Mad Catz is set to debut its own Android console in the coming few days, at the E3 conference. Announced to …

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Next gen console prices predicted

While we don’t have any concrete pricing information on the next-gen consoles from Microsoft or Sony just yet, that doesn’t mean speculation isn’t abound. One analyst, by the name of Michael Pachter, has given a talk to investors in an E3 preview show and he thinks he’s got a handle …

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Ouya secures $15 million in new round of funding

The Ouya Android console has taken a bit of a beating recently. Early reviews of the developer hardware that went out were not good. People described it as being significantly underpowered and only offering something that most smartphones are capable of. Despite this, the company behind it have managed to secure another …

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APU13 in November will help you bridge platforms

While the advent of Quad HD TV might provide one of the biggest challenges to console gaming in the coming years, there seems little doubt that having a single code platform might be one of the biggest benefits for the development community in years. KitGuru eyes San Jose in November …

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First reviewers smash the Ouya

The Ouya looks like it might turn out to be the little android console that could not, as the first reviews of the system – that will apparently receive yearly hardware updates – are not good at all, with one reviewer giving it a 3/10. Complaints range from the controller …

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Microsoft employee berates fans for always on hate

Microsoft’s next console has been rumoured for some time to be an always online system, something fans haven’t been too happy about – in many instances, claiming that it means they would buy a PS4 instead. That’s even more likely now, after Adam Orth, a creative director at Microsoft, suggested …

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Wii U has worst US console sales in two generations


Despite Nintendo’s bosses putting a brave face on things, all is not well with Wii U sales numbers. According to a new report, in the US, only 64,000 units were sold throughout the whole of February. Considering the gamepad sporting console hasn’t even been out six months yet, this is …

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Xi3 admits Piston isn’t official Steam Box


Valve came out earlier this week and claimed there was no official relationship between it and mini-Piston PC creator, Xi3 and that ultimately the miniature machine wasn’t a Steam box. While initially taken aback by this announcement, Xi3 seems to have collected itself now and it has agreed, the Piston …

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Ouya shipping at end of month

The Ball

The Ouya is set to begin shipping to Kickstarter backers at the end of March (28th to be precise) meaning that gamers will get their first in-the-wild glimpse of the little Android console that could shake up an industry that has been dominated by the big three for the past …

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Could you distribute the Nvidia Shield in the UK?


Ok maybe not you on your lonesome, but if you run a big tech firm, maybe you could handle the distribution of Nvidia’s handheld gaming device. You know, the one that can stream AAA titles straight from your PC? The reason I’m speculating like this, is because Nvidia is currently …

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Ouya set for commercial release in June


The little console that set Kickstarter ablaze and began what seems to be a current trend of crowd funding little home consoles to rival the big boys, has had its final release date outed. Those that didn’t pre-order or get in on the ground floor, will be able to get …

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Microsoft gives warning to new console makers

Phil Harrison

We’ve talked a lot recently about all of the companies that are looking to get into the console market with small form factor, low cost gaming machines. Whether it’s the Ouya, the Game Stick, Nvidia’s Shield, Valve’s Steam Box, there’s plenty of new players in this game. Microsoft though has …

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First look at Valve’s “console”


It was only yesterday that we heard about Valve’s Linux box coming sometime this year, but it’s today that the world will gets it first official look at CES. However, the boys at Engadget managed to get an early peek at the system, known as “Piston.” Manufactured by Xi3 and …

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Linux Steam Box coming this year

Steam box

We might already have heard from Nvidia about its new Shield console and we certainly know that the Ouya is up and running, but Valve has been relatively quiet about its own console offerings. Now though, according to an engineer at the company, we know it’ll run Linux and that it’ll …

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Ouya unboxing video appears online

After several million in funding and months of waiting, fans of the tea cup sized, kick started console, Ouya, can now get their first look at what the development kit looks like. It’s not the final version that gamers will receive but the dev kit, so there are a few …

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German law responsible for Wii U watershed

ZombiU Block

Last week we reported on how Nintendo was restricting its Eshop in the EU, making it impossible for anyone to access information, purchase options or trailers of 18+ rated games, unless they visited between 11PM and 3AM. Now Nintendo has explained why and it’s because of a single German law. …

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Valve economist talks Steam machines and other hardware

Valve Economist

Valve’s ‘economist in residence’ Yanis Varoufakis, has opened up in a blog post translated by Neogaf user alexanderos, that gives us a little more information on Valve’s hardware developments, including the reasoning behind them. “At the time period between March till June I went back to Valve and we begun …

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Wii U dissected, innards pictured

Wii U Chip

With the Wii U now available in the US, we can finally get a look at its innards. Some of the details emerging confirm that it has 2GB of RAM in four separate 512MB chips, that the AMD GPU core is built on 40nm technology and the IBM CPU is based on …

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Every Wii U will need an external hard drive


Now that we know Nintendo’s basic Wii U save data allocation, user profiles and system data, will all add up to over 4GB, it’s looking like even those with the Premium console will need an external hard drive if they want to download more than a couple of games. Of …

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Are smartphones the consoles of the future?

Green Throttle

If you thought the Ouya was a cool little console concept, or that Microsoft’s Smartglass technology was involving smartphones more than ever before, then how about combining the two? That’s what Guitar Hero co-creator Charles Huang and electronics executive Matt Crowley, are hoping to do with the Green Throttle game …

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Ouya enters Engineering Verification Testing phase

Ouya PCB

CEO at Ouya, Julie Uhrman, has announced that the little Android console has now entered the Engineering Verification Testing (EVT) phase, which brings it one step closer to release. It also means we get a first look at the PCB that will be inside the Ouya and it’s impressively tiny. …

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Square Enix announces Ouya support

Ouya Controller

Square Enix has announced its intentions to support the Ouya console at launch, making the iPad and and DS version of Final Fantasy III available on the android powered home console at its debut. Currently still running through its Kickstarter campaign, the Ouya device is now approaching six times its …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “How Parents are Sabotaging the Mobile Gaming Space for their Children’s Use” Brennan Knotts, COO of KinderTown, said that …

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Valve’s ‘Steam Box’ could be on the horizon after all

Back in early March rumours arose that Valve were working on a ‘Steam Box’ gaming console to outclass the proprietary formats used currently by the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. These rumours were sadly shutdown a week later by Valve’s Doug Lombardi, but the embers kept glowing regardless. Recently …

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