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8:30 PM on 08.09.2013

Looks like Target will have PS Vitas for $200 soon

A Target ad for the week of August 18 - 24 references a nice little deal on PlayStation Vitas, should you be in the market for the handheld. Both the standard Wi-Fi ($249.99) and 3G/Wi-Fi ($299.99) models are going to drop in...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 08.08.2013

KickBeat drops on September 3 for the PS3, PS Vita

Zen Studios is finally ready to unleash KickBeat! It'll be out on September 3 for the PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 3. Oh, yeah, it's also coming to the PlayStation 3! The game will be a cross-buy title, so you just need...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 08.07.2013

New PS Vita update lets you access cloud saves quicker

A new system update for the PlayStation Vita has added a number of new features. The biggest being the ability to quickly access PlayStation Network servers so you can now upload/download save data from the cloud, so long as...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 07.30.2013

Black 3DS XL comes out on August 11

Nintendo has finally confirmed that the Black 3DS XL is coming out on August 11, in the United States at least. It's been priced at $199.99, but some stores may have it for $179.99 through a promotion. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team also comes out on August 11. What a coincidence!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 07.24.2013

Chaos Rings now available on PS Vita, PS Mobile

The rather excellent, if originally pricey, phone/tablet RPG Chaos Rings has snuck its way onto the PlayStation Store, available for purchase on PS Mobile and PS Vita devices. Though only announced for Japan, it's already on ...

Jim Sterling

1:00 AM on 07.19.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500,000 units

Good news, everybody! Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units. More than 20% of the total sales came from the digital sales, in fact. Nintendo says that internal sales trackers...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





1:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Killzone: Mercenary pleases me in gameplay demo video

One of my biggest concerns with Killzone: Mercenary was that we'd be made to swipe across the touch screen for every melee attack. Breaking the way one holds a PS Vita for shooter games in order to drag a finger along the ce...

Jim Sterling

9:30 AM on 06.20.2013

Nvidia SHIELD out next week, now costs less

Nvidia has announced its SHIELD gaming handheld has a release date at last, and it's next week. The sudden date accompanies a price cut, with the system losing $50 off the MSRP to cost a slightly less egregious $299.  At...

Jim Sterling

7:18 AM on 06.12.2013

Michael Pachter declares PS Vita dead

Just before Sony's E3 press conference, analyst Michael "Frog Touch" Pachter predicted a practical no-show for the PS Vita. He wasn't too wrong about that, either. The analyst went further than that, however, declaring the sy...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 05.14.2013

Nvidia SHIELD pre-orders open, costs $349

Pre-orders for Nvidia's handheld SHIELD system have gone live today, and it'll set you back $349 to obtain one. The company says it'll be carried by Newegg, GameStop, Micro Center and Canada Computers. SHIELD, for those not k...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 05.13.2013

Hypocrisy: The Sun calls 3DS the greatest console ever

British tabloid The Sun came out strong against the 3DS when it first launched several years ago, going above and beyond the call of sleazy duty to try and prove it was harmful, disorienting, and unpleasant to use. Today? Tod...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 04.25.2013

Party it up at Club LOL in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Oh Animal Crossing, you have a special place in my gaming life. I lost six months to you when you came out originally on the GameCube. I swore I never would play another Animal Crossing after that, but Animal Crossing: New L...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 04.24.2013

Nintendo promises to continue selling the DS

In its fiscal year report released earlier today, Nintendo withheld a forecast for DS unit sales through March 31, 2014. Considering that even the Wii received a new yearly target, the logical assumption would be that Nintend...

Tony Ponce

8:30 AM on 04.18.2013

3DS XL Circle Pad Pro now available on ShopNintendo

Do you have a 3DS XL and one of the hundreds dozens several games that support the Circle Pad Pro, and have been wallowing in self-pity for months because it hasn't been available in the US? Wallow no more, because Ninte...

Darren Nakamura

10:56 AM on 04.17.2013

Nintendo Direct: Mario and Donkey Kong out on 3DS May 9

It appears that Mario and Donkey Kong are eschewing their adversarial past with the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, as the new Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move implies. We first heard about this new title earlier this y...

Darren Nakamura



Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds photo
Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds
by Conrad Zimmerman

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.

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