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Microsoft exec shoots down rumours of an Xbox One Mini

Microsoft's head of Xbox has said that rumours of an upcoming "Xbox One Mini" console are simply "not real," shooting down theories that have been circulating online in recent weeks.

Nintendo may be heading back towards the game cartridges of old

Nintendo has filed a patent for a games console that stores its content on memory cards, harking back to the days of the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 of 20 years ago. It's unclear whether the company intends to use the tech in its upcoming "NX" device.

After 15 years, game consoles are officially legal in China again

China has officially relaxed its formal ban on video game consoles which has been in place since 2000 and has prevented the sale of dedicated gaming devices. It was feared playing games could be detrimental to the development of children.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Xbox One May update brings new features including voice messages

Microsoft has released the May update for its Xbox One games console and media hub. It features several notable new features that have been often requested by the community including the ability to send voice messages and turn the console on remotely.

Nintendo has a new plan: Mobile games and new consoles

During a press conference today, Nintendo revealed that it is finally going to enter the mobile gaming market in partnership with DeNA, releasing games featuring Nintendo characters to smartphones. A new console, "Project NX", is also in the works.

Cool last-minute holiday deals: Xbox One bundles at $299

As the last few frantic hours of Christmas shopping for friends and family take hold, American retailers are slashing the prices of Xbox One console bundles to under $300, comparable to Black Friday.

Xbox One gets major system update for October

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting a system update today, continuing the monthly patches it has received since launch. This is one of the more major ones though and includes some major UI tweaks.

Microsoft files patent for touchscreen game control layout

Microsoft has filed a patent for a new control scheme for touchscreen mobile devices that resembles console controllers with two 'thumbsticks' at the bottom corners of the screen and what can only be called shoulder buttons at the top of the display.

Xbox One hitting store shelves November 22

Gamers have been waiting with bated breath to find out when the Microsoft Xbox One is finally going to be released. Now we finally know that we'll be able to get our hands on the console come November 22.

New Xbox One adds voice commands, gesture controls, Skype

Microsoft revealed the new gaming console Xbox One, featuring voice commands and gesture controls so you can access video games, TV, music and movies without a remote or controller. Also, you can make Skype calls while gaming, the company announced.

NVIDIA to launch handheld video game console with Project SHIELD

Not satisfied with Sony's Playstation Vita or the Nintendo? You don't have to worry for long because NVIDIA is joining the club with their own collection.

New book aiding suicide charity offers 'anything and everything' Special

The end of the holiday season may leave many with happy memories, but for others, it can be dark indeed. A new anthology of short Irish fiction is hoping to address the spectre of suicide, and help suicide charity Console at the same time.

Nintendo unveils Wii U games

Los Angeles - At the E3 video games show in Los Angeles, Nintendo have unveiled some of the new games for their anticipated new games consul - the Wii U.

Xbox 360's Kinect very intuitive, exciting but expect a workout Special

Toronto - In Toronto, Microsoft gave a sneak peek of its upcoming Kinect motion-sensor technology for the Xbox 360. tried out the unique games and spoke to an Xbox Canada rep to find out if Kinect is pushing video games to a new era.

Sony announces PS3 Slim, updated PS3 logo

Sony has announced a "slimmer" version of the PlayStation 3, dubbed the PS3 Slim, to be sold beginning September this year.

Japan: PSP outsells

Last week in Japan, the Sony PSP console outsold more units than the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS combined.

Why the Xbox 360 keeps breaking

Ever since the begining of the system, the console has been plagued with what we know as the Red Ring of Death. Symptoms are a useless Xbox 360 and out of luck. Microsoft is informing us on why the Red ring of death occurs and how they're fixing it.

Thanks to PlayStation and WII, More of Us Are Becoming Video Game Junkies

More and more US households with televisions, also own video game consoles, according to a recent Nielson Media study. The report marks the start of a new focus for Nielson research on video game usage in the United States.

New formats confirmed for Virtual Console

Nintendo to add NEO GEO and MSX support to the Virtual Console in Spring 2007.

Xbox 360 beats PS3 & PSP in Most Played Survey

Nintendo systems voted most played over holiday season.

Avalon, Vehicles. Guns. Online.What else could be better?

Just when you thought things couldn't get more intense.

Nintendo boss defends staying power of wizzy wand console

Are you one of those gamers that think Nintendo's Wii is nothing but a short-lived gimmick that will soon be gathering dust faster than a shelf full of UMD movies? Well, Nintendo's chief ass kicker, Reggie Fils-Aime, has hit back at cynical doubters.

Ten Requirements for a Successful Console Launch

The Ten Commandments of Gaming

Xbox 360 the least Noisy console of them all?

Console War:Round 2: Noise testing

The Virtual Console archive!

Save your Wii Points!

Playstation 4 in 2010 claims Sony.

"A PS4 will be launched by Sony but not until at least 2010 claims the Vice President of Technology for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe," Paul Holman.

What to do, what to do ... PS3, Wii or XBOX 360?

Is Wii the best choice right now?

Console Wars & The Ladies of eBay

Ebay sellers use sexy photos to boost PS3 sales...
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