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Succeeding the Nintendo 3DS in a Smartphone World

Smartphones take the “pick-up” out of “pick-up and play.” We live in a society where peoples’ cameras, music-players, maps, e-mails, phones, and pretty much every other electronic task you can think of, are all functions of the one device: smartphones. With games for sale on their app-stores, Android and Apple iOS smartphones are even considered… Read more »

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Gamer’s Fascination With Console Colors

Though we often discuss the differences between game-consoles—why Microsoft added this, why Sony added that—one aspect remains the same across the board. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U are all black. If a variation is released, the best we can expect is usually white. In the past, designers haven’t been as strict. The… Read more »

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Nintendo Announces ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL’

Two brand-new 3DS models were revealed today by Iwata during Nintendo’s Japanese Direct.  The simply titled, ‘New 3DS’ and ‘New 3DS XL’ will launch in Japan on October 11 for the price of ¥16,000  (around $150) and ¥18,800 (around $180) respectively. Bigger screens, lengthened battery-life, added buttons and improved 3D effect are just some of the new… Read more »

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3 New Xbox One Bundles Announced

Microsft’s Gamescom 2014 press-conference has just ended, and within it, 3 new Xbox One Bundles were announced! Arguably the trio’s best, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will receive a 1 TB Xbox One Console with a custom livery. The controller will also be tricked out with a custom design and unique sound effect. Secondly, the previously leaked… Read more »

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Xbox Sales Doubled in June, but PS4 is Still #1

Many gaming fans breathed a sigh of relief last month, as Microsoft finally released a Kinect-less Xbox One model. Launching on June 9th, the new bundle now matches the price of its rival: Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft have since revealed that removing Kinect has caused a huge increase in sales, as figures have doubled from… Read more »

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Scalpers Cause Oculus Rift Suspension in China

Though the virtual reality headset has been improving, it is not yet ready for consumers. People who want to experience VR however, have been doing what they can to get Oculus Rift units, even if this means doing so in illegitimate ways. This is the case in China where Oculus has blocked all sales of… Read more »

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Super Nintendo themed GameBoy Advances on their Way

The people over at Rose Colored Gaming have a little treat in store for fans of Nintendo’s 16 bit console. The custom console creators have special GameBoy Advances’ in the works that are modeled after the color scheme of both the Super Nintendo and Super Famicom.