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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.

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Microsoft Patents Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Devices

Virtual reality could be the next big thing in gaming, as many multi-billion dollar companies are investing some serious resources into it. Oculus VR (now backed by Facebook) has Oculus Rift, Sony has Project Morpheus, and now Microsoft is looking to dabble in the tech as well. Four patents all dealing with virtual reality and… Read more »

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Over 2 Million Copies of Mario Kart 8 Sold

According to @NStyles, who is tweeting parts of the 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Mario Kart 8 has sold more than 2 million copies. This report has now been confirmed by IGN, which is a bit of good news for Nintendo. Increased software sales seems to be leading to more hardware sales, as also… Read more »

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Oculus VR Buys Team That Designed Xbox 360 Controller

The momentum keeps building up for Oculus VR. The company behind virtual reality device Oculus Rift has snatched up Doom creator John Carmack, the former heads of Steam and THQ, and others. Their most recent acquisition is Carbon Design Team, the people responsible for the creation of the Xbox 360 controller.