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Bonus Jimquisition gives Microsoft a telling off
The Xbox One was revealed this weak to thunderous applause. Oh wait, did we say applause? We meant, farts. Thunderous farts. Speaking of farts, here's a man who loves the smell of his, tearing Microsoft's unified entertainment philosophy to shreds and arguing how the Xbox One is basically a system for nobody but the privileged and demented. read feature

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AKA The Nextbox Durango Infinity 720
Hey! Today Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox, the Xbox One. So, we talked about some of the news that came out of that announcement. That's uh, all we talked about, because it's pretty big news. read feature

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Molyneux: Xbox 360 won this gen, now must beat Apple


22 Cans founder says wacky things
May 21
We all know Peter Molyneux lives in a gumdrop world of magic and make-believe, but perhaps none of us realized he was so far gone as to live in a world where Nintendo and Sony apparently don't exist. According to the 22 Cans ... read
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We answer The Question
Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21.  What are your hopes, dreams and expectations? read feature

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Console vs. PC

Console vs. PC: The line has been drawn!


Egoraptor channels Ren & Stimpy
May 03
Which is better!? WHICH IS BETTER!? C'mon! Make a decision! So here we've got another Flash cartoon by famed grump Egoraptor. The "console vs. PC" argument is by no means a new one, but that's not the real highlight of this ... read
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'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'


And other pearls of wisdom from the Battlelog community
Apr 26
It's an innocuous enough little blog post -- an article on Battlelog aiming to help Xbox 360 users save space on their hard-drives by deleting obsolete Battlefield 3 update files. Fair enough, right? Wrong!  The otherwis... read
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We answer The Question
Tepid sales of Wii U hardware and the slow drip of content being released for it have led some to suggest that perhaps it would be best if Nintendo just got out of the business of making game systems for the living room. Wit... read feature

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest edition of Office Chat, Dale North, Jordan Devore, and I discuss a waning interest in console gaming, but still want Nintendo to try. Plus, brief thoughts on newly announced Batman titles and Electronic Arts is the worst company in America, but only if the most important thing to you is how convenient and easy it is to play games. read feature

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Director spews bullshit about DRM-locked system
[Update: Microsoft has since apologized for Orth's statements. Deal with it.] Rumors that the Next Xbox will be restricted by the same always-online requirement that has crippled several major PC releases of late has not exac... read feature

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Epic: PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC


(Not without Surgeon Simulator it isn't)
Apr 04
Epic Games' Mark Rein does not view the PlayStation 4 as a mere console, oh no. Echoing similar sentiments to Avalanche Studios, Rein believes the PS4 is a gaming PC with a memory advantage over less dedicated computers. In f... read
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Next wave of mobile devices expected to outperform consoles
Nvidia's Senior vice president of content and technology, Tony Tamasi, expects the next crop of mobile devices to outperform current generation consoles, claiming the Xbox 360 and PS3 can barely hold an edge over today's... read feature

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American McGee

American McGee gives PlayStation 4 a 'meh' verdict


Cites lack of anything meaningful in the hardware
Mar 25
Alice creator American McGee is not stoked about Sony's PlayStation 4 unveiling, explaining the lack of innovation in the controller department as the big reason for his apathy. The PS4's conventional DualShock 4 design has e... read
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Steam box

Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console


'So Gabe, it's up to you. The ball is in your court'
Mar 12
Valve distanced themselves from Xi3's Piston via a public statement that came after an announcement that the Steam-ready console would cost $1,000. Now, Xi3's CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston and that Gabe Newell ... read
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RAM it home, Blow!
Cheerful game developer Jonathan Blow has been chatting up the PlayStation 4's potential, and like Avalanche Studios, is keen to tout the console's benefits over PC. According to the man behind The Witness, equivalent games w... read feature

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Avalanche: PS4 will 'out-power most PCs for years'


Only 'most' of them, though!
Mar 11
Avalanche Studios chief technical officer Linus Blomberg is one of the many developers getting horned up over the PlayStation 4, and believes Sony's system couldn't come at a better time. With gaming PCs outclassing current g... read
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The next generation PlayStation is flesh
Update: PS4 is slated to appear this holiday season, 2013! Sony's next generation has officially kickstarted! Live from New York City, Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4!  It will have 8GB of unified memory, a X... read feature

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Imagines a software-only future for the Big N
Cliff Bleszinski has painted a grim portrait of the game console landscape in a recent GI interview, likening the "state of transition" to that experienced in the famous videogame market crash. His most controversial statemen... read feature

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Seems legit
Wherever there is public interest, there are con artists preying upon the susceptible. How many shoddily-built iPod rip-offs must one buy or mid-life-crisis-inducing timeshares must one occupy, before this lesson is learned? ... read feature

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Pach-Man

Pachter talks more about Nintendo's Wii U 'mistake'


Clarifies the company's not in danger, but its glory days may be over
Feb 19
Following yesterday's angry protests from Nintendo fans, industry analyst Michael "Fishy Sunday" Pachter took to NeoGAF to clarify his statements.There was uproar when Pachter said the Wii U was a mistake Nintendo may never r... read
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Crytek: It's impossible for next-gen consoles to beat PCs


PS4/Next Xbox just can't pack $2,000 of tech in one system
Feb 18
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli doesn't sound too impressed by the prospect of a new console generation -- in fact, he claims Crysis 3 running on a high-end PC is already ahead of future competition. The ruling factor here, according ... read
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Analyst declares system a costly error
Industry analyst Michael "Chewy Homunculus" Pachter has been saying for years that Nintendo missed the boat on an HD Wii followup, and now he believes his predictions have yielded fruit. Framing the Wii U launch as a disaster... read feature

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Are mouse & keyboards, control over saves, and health packs a thing of the past?
A lot of news on Bungie's new shooter Destiny has come out this morning, and while it looks like an interesting game, there hasn't been a PC version announced by the Halo developer. Something said by the studio... read feature

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New Teenage Pokemon every Sunday morning
[Teenage Pokemon is a cartoon show about Pokemon in their middle stage of evolution -- not a girl, not yet a women. New episodes every week.] When I was growing up, social classism wasn't really an issue in "gamer cultu... read feature

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Gamestick pre-orders

Gamestick pre-orders are now open


$79 for the privilege
Feb 15
Are you itching to get your hands on the newest Ouya-like console, the Gamestick? You can grab one now for $79.99, along with a few extras like a dock or a case. Basically, this allows you to get a Gamestick a few months befo... read
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Microsoft + Sega

Microsoft didn't acquire Sega because it lacked 'muscle'


Reportedly didn't have 'enough muscle to eventually stop Sony'
Feb 08
Former VP of Windows sales at Microsoft Joachim Kempin spoke with IGN about Microsoft's entrance into the videogame console market, prior to committing to the Xbox, saying: "There were three companies at that point in time, I... read
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OUYA

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June


Kickstarter funded console to be available at Amazon, GameStop and other retailers
Feb 05
The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ.... read
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Latest reports from around the web all in one place
Back in 2008, Destructoid created a tag for 'PS4'. It's about time we put it to good use. With Sony ostensibly planning to show off its new console by the end of the month and the rest of us salivating in anticipation, now is... read feature

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PS3 exceeds Xbox 360 in units shipped worldwide, says IDC


77 million to 76 million, reportedly
Jan 11
According to the International Data Corporation, the PlayStation 3 has surpassed the Xbox 360 in number of units shipped worldwide. The report, Worldwide Video Game and Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 201... read
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Analyst: Wii U software attach rate is 1.2 in US


One in every five owners bought a game at retail
Dec 10
Analyst James Hardiman claims the software attach rate for the Wii U since its November US launch is 1.2, with only one in five buyers considered to have bought a new game on top of packed-in software. Hardiman offers tw... read
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Xbox 360 dominates PS3/Wii U November sales in US


1.2 million 360s to 425,000 Wii Us
Dec 07
Microsoft is currently preening its feathers over another US victory, boasting an NPD victory over both the PS3 and newly released Wii U this November. Although figures overall are down, Microsoft's Xbox division is still doi... read
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Suck my hardware, you stupid STUPID
The Wii U has had a chance to settle in North America, and just recently hit shelves in Europe. The question on everybody's lips is, of course -- is the Wii U the best home console in the world, and should I throw away every ... read feature

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How Xbox Live is blatantly better than PSN, animated


Thomas Truong brings the brilliance once more
Nov 16
Thomas Truong, the man responsible for the excellent New Adventures of Podtoid, has been working on another project, and it's quite glorious. He's gone and taken a section of an old article I wrote, How Xbox Live is Blatantl... read






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