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  • Opinion: Sony Not Fazed by PlayStation Vita Japanese Sales Drop

    When life hands you lemons, you make...sure no one sees you pucker while you suck on one. That pretty much sums up Sony's position on sales of the PlayStation Vita in Japan, which have plummeted since the device launched in the Land of the Rising Sun on December 17, 2011.

  • Opinion: See, They Told Us So: Sony Confirms No PS4 at E3

    Sony just confirmed we won't see a new PlayStation at CES, at E3, or, I think it's safe to assume, any other point in 2012. That much was never really in doubt, though I'd like to know why some sites think it's cool to just drop-claim things are going to happen (sources, schmorses!).

  • Opinion: Hand-on With Project Fiona, the Razer PC Gaming Tablet

    Project Fiona is an odd proposition. PC gamers are a fickle bunch, and you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the obviously superior mouse and keyboard combination. But Razer’s tablet concept aims to do just that, bringing portable PC gaming to a new form-factor. I had a chance to get my hands on the device here at CES, and it’s in impressive shape.

  • Opinion: GameTime Table Is a Game Console Meant for Your Bar

    Darts? Too dangerous. Billiards? Too difficult. If Alcatel-Lucent's GameTime concept catches on, though, your next bar game might well be happening on a giant touchscreen table--and your smartphone or tablet.

  • Opinion: SteelSeries Announces Bluetooth Controller for Mobile Gamers; New Headsets, and Mice for PC Gamers

    The most unexpected new product in SteelSeries' 2012 line-up aimed at stalwart PC loyalists is undoubtedly the SteelSeries Ion Bluetooth controller, which promises not only to work with PCs but also Android smartphones and tablets.

  • Opinion: Razer's Project Fiona: A Tablet for PC Gamers

    Razer--generally known for its gaming peripherals--is working on a tablet called Project Fiona. Let's just file this under "wholly unexpected."

  • Opinion: Kinect for Windows Available February 1, but Overpriced at $249

    Say what you will about Steve Ballmer's swan song CES 2012 keynote (and the ridiculous, mostly made-up hype preceding it), at least we got a launch date and price for Kinect for Windows. It's about time, too: Microsoft released the Windows SDK beta, which works with any Xbox 360 Kinect sensor, last June.

  • Opinion: Free Online Casual Game Entanglement Will Ensnare You

    Don't let the spa-like music or the simple aesthetic of its game board fool you: Entanglement is downright maddening--and I mean that in the best possible way. This free online game, in which you rotate tiles on a game board in order to create the longest, most tangled path possible, seems very simple at first glance. But give it a try and you'll see just how challenging it can be.

  • Opinion: Sony PlayStation Vita Coming to AT&T February 22nd

    The Sony PlayStation Vita debuted in Japan earlier this year, but next month it is finally coming to U.S. shores for $300. It will be the first handheld gaming device available from a carrier. The Vita has done fairly well in Japan selling 325,00 units on the opening weekend.

  • Opinion: CES 2012: LG Wows with 55-inch OLED TV, 4G Android Phone, and Smart(er) TVs

    LG announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas a new 4G smartphone running on Verizon's network, as well as a sleeve of thin smart TVs, with 3D compatibility and Google TV on board.

  • Opinion: Huawei Announces Two Razor-Thin Android 4.0 Smartphones

    Huawei on Monday announced two new smartphones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, one of which the company claims is the "world's slimmest smartphone." "Every millimeter counts," the chairman of Huawei Device, Richard Yu, said when introducing the Ascend P1 S and the thicker Ascend P1. Yu noted that the Huawei brand already has cachet in the Japanese and Chinese markets, but this is the first "hero" or flagship product from Huawei to land in the U.S.

  • Opinion: PlayStation 4 at E3 Story is Bogus, Says Sony

    That out-of-nowhere, weirdly unsourced claim from British biz site MCV last week bluntly stating we'd see Microsoft's next Xbox and Sony's PS4 at E3 this summer? Baloney, says Sony (about the PS4, anyway).

  • Opinion: Fructels Gametel Controller Brings Physical Controls To Phones and Tablets

    As a mobile gamer, I know how frustrating touchscreen controls can be. They are often inaccurate and hard to use--and don’t even get me started on virtual joysticks and D-pads.

  • Opinion: Notch's Minicraft Now Ported to Android Devices

    A few weeks back, Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) created a micro spin-off of his popular Minecraft game called Minicraft for the 48-hour make-a-game-from-scratch Ludum Dare Competition. Now it seems that Minicraft has been unofficially ported by a developer with the addition of game saves and cheats.

  • Opinion: Why Freemium Is Right for 'Microsoft Flight'

    Yesterday Microsoft dropped an F-bomb (the 'F' in this instance stands for 'flight') when it announced its upcoming casual-friendly flight simulation game, Microsoft Flight, would be downloadable this spring gratis (for those who haven't seen Deadwood, that means free). The only catch: If you want more than just an aircraft or two and the island of Hawaii to wing around, you'll have to pay up. The F-word we use to describe that is "freemium."

  • Opinion: PlayStation Vita Hacked To Play Genesis Games

    In what seems like no time at all, the Playstation Vita has already been hacked!

  • Opinion: Microsoft To Give 'Microsoft Flight' Away for Free?

    It looks like Microsoft Flight, Microsoft's casual-friendly revamp of its Flight Sim series, will finally be available this spring — what's more, it'll be downloadable and won't cost a thing.

  • Opinion: Out of the Frying Pan? Nintendo 3DS Sells 4 Million Units in U.S.

    Welcome back to the land of happy press stories, Nintendo: The company says it's now sold four million 3DS game systems in the U.S., adding that its no-glasses 3D handheld has so far sold "more in its first nine months than the Wii did." Altogether, Nintendo sold 12 million total hardware units — Wii and 3DS sales combined — in the U.S. in 2011.

  • Opinion: Ten must-have iPhone games

    Scored an iPhone this holiday season? Or perhaps just delicious iTunes Store credit? We’ve assembled this list of the best iPhone games; if you’re a gamer, these are the must-have apps for your device. Loosen your thumbs, loosen your wallet, and start playing.

  • Opinion: MAME Runs In Google Chrome, Plays All Your Favorite Arcade Games

    Hey! Remember when Google announced that you could play console games in Google Chrome a few weeks ago? Now you can play classic arcade games in your web browser too, thanks to a few Google gamers who got the Linux version of the popular (and free) Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (or MAME) running on Google Chrome's Native Client in just four days. For those of you not familiar with the Google Chrome browser, Google’s Native Client (or just NaCl if you’re feeling funny) is basically a software sandbox to run native code in your web browser. The debut of Native Client makes it easier and safer to run complex apps from within the Google Chrome browser, and that means you can run and play games without having to bother installing them.

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