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'Who the f*ck gives a sh*t about f*cking Xbox 360?'

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 otherwise unremarkable ...   read

 
 
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Should Nintendo stop making home consoles?

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. With their handhel...   read

 
 
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Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds

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 com...   read

 
 
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Next Xbox always online?

Microsoft man on always-online consoles: 'Deal with it'

[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 exactly been met wi...   read

 
 
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Epic: PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC

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 fact, he calls i...   read

 
 
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Mobile gaming graphics

Xbox 360, PS3, 'barely more powerful than mobile phones'

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 Tegra 4 powere...   read

 
 
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American McGee

American McGee gives PlayStation 4 a 'meh' verdict

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 earned a "meh" f...   read

 
 
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Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console

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 requested that ...   read

 
 
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PS4 faster than PCs?

Jon Blow: PS4 games to run faster than PC

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 will run faster ...   read

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

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 gen consoles, Bl...   read

 
 
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PS4 out Holiday 2013

Sony officially announces PlayStation 4 for holiday 2013!

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 X86 CPU, 8 CPU c...   read

 
 
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Bleszinski sees Nintendo quitting hardware in five years

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 statement was the sugge...   read

 
 
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Down the rabbit hole of fake PlayStation 4 crap

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? Videogames occu...   read

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

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 recover from, so...   read

 
 
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Crytek: It's impossible for next-gen consoles to beat PCs

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 to him, is pric...   read

 
 
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Pachter: Nintendo may not recover from Wii U mistake

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 from which Nin...   read

 
 
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Bungie on PC shooters

Bungie says 'nobody plays shooters the way they used to'

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's co-founder, ...   read

 
 
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Teenage Pokemon: Console Class Battle Royale

[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 culture". Sure, if a...   read

 
 
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Gamestick pre-orders are now open

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 before the global l...   read

 
 
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Microsoft + Sega

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

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 think this was...   read

 
 
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Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June

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.com blogs is ce...   read

 
 
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PlayStation 4 spec rumors and launch details are here

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 the time to ga...   read

 
 
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PS3 exceeds Xbox 360 in units shipped worldwide, says IDC

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 2012–2016 Fo...   read

 
 
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Analyst: Wii U software attach rate is 1.2 in US

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 two reasons for t...   read

 
 
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Xbox 360 dominates PS3/Wii U November sales in US

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 doing healthily.&n...   read

 
 
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