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Atari's 'Ataribox' will be a mini retro console with modern games

Atari has revealed the first details of its upcoming Ataribox console. The miniature device has a retro design that's clearly intended to replicate the success of Nintendo's Mini NES. It will be capable of running new and classic games on modern hardware.

Nintendo Switch gets its biggest software update yet

Nintendo is rolling out a major update to the Nintendo Switch's software. It includes improvements to the user interface, a streamlined way of adding friends from older Nintendo consoles and the ability to physically locate lost controllers.

Xbox One X unveiled – Microsoft's 4K-ready, $499 next-gen console

Microsoft has officially announced its next-generation Xbox games console, pitched as the most powerful console ever and designed for 4K gaming. It will launch later this year priced significantly higher than the Xbox One S and its PlayStation 4 rivals.

Nintendo fears 'customer tantrums,' to increase Switch production

Just two months after it reportedly doubled its output, Nintendo is said to be further increasing production of its new Switch games console. As sales remain far higher than anticipated, the company is preparing to stockpile units ahead of the holidays.

Microsoft brings Minecraft to the Nintendo Switch

Minecraft has officially launched on the Nintendo Switch, exposing one of the world's most popular games to even more players. The Switch Edition of the game comes with specially modified features from Minecraft's other console versions.

Microsoft bans game emulators from the Windows Store

Microsoft has banned game emulator apps from its Windows and Xbox stores. The company has notified developers of the popular class of apps that they're no longer allowed, preventing users from playing games originally built for archaic consoles.

Project Scorpio hardware revealed: 4K gaming at 60fps

Microsoft has publicly revealed the technology inside Project Scorpio, the next version of the Xbox One. The upcoming console will arrive this holiday season and includes support for 4K gaming. Microsoft is promising it'll be the fastest console ever.

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One update with built-in game streaming

Microsoft has commenced the roll out of a major Xbox One update including an array of new features to accompany the Windows 10 Creators Update. The company is debuting a refreshed look and feel for the console and integrated game streaming support.

Xbox One game streaming to Oculus Rift lets you play games in VR

Microsoft has announced it will enable Xbox One game streaming to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset in early December. Coming just in time for the holidays, it will let gamers experience console titles in a special virtual reality environment.

Xbox Holiday Update available now, brings new social features

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Holiday Update is available today across supported platforms. The social-themed release includes significant updates to the Xbox One and Xbox apps, including support for Clubs and improvements to Xbox's achievements.

Microsoft's new Xbox Insider Program is open to all players

Microsoft has rebranded its Xbox Preview Program as the Xbox Insider Program. It brings it in line with the Windows and Office Insider Programs. For the first time, any Xbox gamer will be able to join up and get access to pre-release software.

Your PlayStation 4 is getting an overhaul today

Sony has released a major system software update for the PlayStation 4, bringing the version number up to 4.00. Announced a month ago, the release includes a substantial refresh of the console's UI, new organisational features and HDR support.

Sony to launch two new PlayStation 4 consoles next month

Sony is planning to launch two new PlayStation 4 consoles at a September event, according to a report. While the company has already confirmed it is building a new high-end console, it is said to be planning an upgraded standard model to accompany it.

PlayStation 4 getting a UI refresh and folders with new update

Sony has announced a substantial software update for the PlayStation 4 that includes a refresh of the console's visual feel and improved library management features. Codenamed Shingen, the update carries the version number 4.00 and is in preview now.

Microsoft begins rolling out the Xbox One Summer Update

Microsoft has begun to roll out the Xbox One Summer Update, a few days ahead of its expected launch date. The launch marks the arrival of digital assistant Cortana on the console, allowing gamers to take control of features with their voice.

Ubisoft's CEO thinks the upcoming Nintendo NX is 'really great'

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has described the upcoming Nintendo NX games console as "really great." Guillemot has seen pre-release hardware for the anticipated device. He said it is focused on casual games and won't directly rival Microsoft and Sony.

Nintendo announces tiny 'NES Classic Edition' with 30 retro games

Nintendo has unveiled a tiny version of its classic NES games console. NES Classic Edition will launch in the fall and comes pre-installed with 30 of the most popular retro games. It provides an authentic NES experience using modern hardware and displays.

Nintendo now wants to build game controllers for smartphones

Struggling video game company Nintendo has announced another new idea that could turn its business around. Expanding on its recent entry into smartphone gaming, the company sees value in creating physical game controllers for mobile devices.

Sony agrees to pay compensation to people who ran Linux on a PS3

Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit by paying compensation to PlayStation 3 owners who installed the Linux operating system on their console. Sony later removed the built-in feature without warning, leaving many customers unhappy.

Microsoft introduces the 40 percent slimmer Xbox One S, $299

Microsoft has announced the Xbox One S, a slimmed-down version of the current Xbox One console that also features improved internals, a redesigned controller and support for HDR gaming. It will retail at $299 and launch in August.

Sony's upgraded PlayStation 4 is real, will play 4K games

Ahead of the E3 gaming conference, Sony has announced it is developing an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4 capable of running 4K games with enhanced graphics. The news confirms months of rumours and will give the PS4 a substantial mid-life refresh.

Sony profit boosted by PlayStation 4, sales may be double Xbox's

Sony Corp. posted a 33.5 percent jump in profit over the last quarter this week despite struggling to succeed in its smartphone and consumer electronics businesses. The PlayStation 4 led the sales as the console continues to prove popular.

Nintendo announces its first annual loss

The Japanese gaming company Nintendo has announced that it has made a loss over the past financial year. This is the first time that the company has made such a loss.

Sony's PSVita to launch in U.S. February 22

Sony is stepping up from their Playstation Portable handheld gaming system by releasing the PSVita, a new, multi-functional handheld system that features high definition touch screens and better Internet capability.

Nintendo outsells competitors by almost 2:1 during May

According to information released today Nintendo almost outsold all other gaming consoles on a 2:1 ratio, something that seems to be occuring on an almost monthly basis.

Report: 16 per cent of all Xbox 360 consoles fail

Warranty provider SquareTrade reports that at least 16.4 per cent of all Xbox 360 fail. Microsoft says it is a low number. But the failure rates of its competitors, Sony Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, is only 3 per cent.

PS2 2007, still alive and kicking.

Think current-gen gaming is dead? We deliver over a dozen reasons to keep your PS2 humming in 2007

Evolution of the Handheld Gaming Consoles

The evolution of hand held gaming dating back to 1978.

PS3 fans quit jos to wait in line.

Burbank (CA) - People are willing to go through hell to get the upcoming PS3 console and there are already lines forming for November 17th launch. We went to the Best Buy store in Burbank where people started lining up on Monday November 6th, 11 days.
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A booth showcasing the game consoles available for Netflix at the Toronto event.
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