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Valve Considers Apple The Biggest Threat To The Console Market

Valve Considers Apple The Biggest Threat To The Console Market

Ever since Apple became the undisputed king of the mobile market with its iPhone and iPad offerings, the company has steadily gained share in the gaming arena. That is because users are increasingly using mobile devices to play their games. So it is not surprising when Valve’s co-founder, Gabe Newell, says that the biggest threat to the console market itself is Apple.

By On February 1, 2013 Respond
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China Considers Ending 12-Year Long Ban On Game Consoles, Sony And Nintendo Hopeful

China Considers Ending 12-Year Long Ban On Game Consoles, Sony And Nintendo Hopeful

Back in 2000, China had imposed a ban on the sale of video-game consoles. The ban was put in place to ‘save’ the young people from the harmful effects of indulging in a video games. Apparently, China is now considering uplifting the ban, a prospect which has left both Sony and Nintendo very hopeful.

By On January 28, 2013 Respond
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Temple Run 2 Downloaded 20 Million Times From iOS In 4 Days

Temple Run 2 Downloaded 20 Million Times From iOS In 4 Days

Game publisher Imangi Studios revealed that popular mobile game Temple Run was downloaded 2.5 million times on Christmas Day. Recently, we have come to know that the new version of the game, Temple Run 2, has followed a similar fate; it reached 20 million downloads just in 4 days!

By On January 22, 2013 Respond
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Download Angry Birds Rio For iPhone And iPad For Free Now

Download Angry Birds Rio For iPhone And iPad For Free Now

Angry birds franchise has achieved a phenomenal success across the mobile platform. Rovio, the developer company who created the game, has amassed immense fame and popularity, thanks to the franchise. Now, one of the Angry Birds releases, namely Angry Birds Rio, has been featured as the Free App of the Week on Apple App Store, so you can download it for iPhone or iPad without paying anything.

By On January 19, 2013 Respond
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President Obama Orders To Study Video Games For Gun Violence

President Obama Orders To Study Video Games For Gun Violence

The U.S. masses have been waiting for President Obama to finally divulge what he had in mind regarding gun control in the country. He finally made a rather long speech, detailing out what reforms he has proposed to that end. Among these was his advise to launch research into the effects ‘video games have on young minds.’

By On January 17, 2013 Respond
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Disney Announces Highly Interactive ‘Infinity’ Game For iOS Devices And Consoles

Disney Announces Highly Interactive ‘Infinity’ Game For iOS Devices And Consoles

Disney has been collaborating with a number of other entities to create a highly interactive game titled ‘Infinity.’ The game was originally developed by Avalanche Studios with help from both Disney Interactive and Pixar. The company has now announced that the game would be available on consoles as well as iOS devices.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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PlayStation 4 And Xbox 720 May Arrive In June, Priced Between $350-$400

PlayStation 4 And Xbox 720 May Arrive In June, Priced Between $350-$400

Gamers around the globe have been eagerly waiting for both Sony and Microsoft to come up with their next-generation game consoles. It has been a while since the two vendors launched their last consoles and a new release is rightly due. Rumors have it that Sony and Microsoft may announce PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 respectively in June this year.

By On January 16, 2013 Respond
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Video Game Disc And Console Sales Drop By 22% In 2012

Video Game Disc And Console Sales Drop By 22% In 2012

The gaming industry has undergone a rather radical change in recent years. Mobile gaming and social gaming has gained major portion of the market whereas the sales of regular consoles and standard video game discs have declined. In 2012 alone, the sales of video game discs and consoles fell by 22%.

By On January 14, 2013 Respond
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Sony Stopped PlayStation 2 Production After 12 Years

Sony Stopped PlayStation 2 Production After 12 Years

Back in 2000 when Sony launched PlayStation 2, the console was a wild success. Avid gamers were blown away by its design, by the fact that it packed a DVD player and because it had a huge repository of excellent games. However, flash forward 12 years and PS2 has finally come to the end. Sony has announced that it has stopped worldwide production of the console.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Nvidia Unveils Highly Ambitious ‘Project Shield’ At CES 2013

Nvidia Unveils Highly Ambitious ‘Project Shield’ At CES 2013

Nvidia has long been working hard on pouring all the best of its experiences into a single product that would blow off the gamers. This year, the company has apparently concluded the hard work and decided to unveil the highly ambitious ‘Project Shield’ at CES 2013.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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Mad Catz Unveils Lineup Of GameStart-Supported Gaming Peripherals

Mad Catz Unveils Lineup Of GameStart-Supported Gaming Peripherals

Mad Catz was able to pique the interest of gamers and developers alike last week when it announced its GameStart initiative. The initiative allows a number of GameStart products to work perfectly with a wide range of devices and machines. Now, the company has unveiled the lineup of gaming peripherals that are part of the initiative.

By On January 8, 2013 Respond
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GameStick Reaches Funding Goal Within 30 Hours On KickStarter

GameStick Reaches Funding Goal Within 30 Hours On KickStarter

We recently wrote a detailed piece on GameStick, a new ultra-portable TV game console that had launched a KickStarter crowd-funding campaign. The campaign sought out to gather $100,000 to start large-scale production of the device and now, it has met this funding goal within 30 hours!

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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GameStick: A Tiny, Ultra-Portable TV Games Console Launched On KickStarter

GameStick: A Tiny, Ultra-Portable TV Games Console Launched On KickStarter

With the success of Ouya, many had speculated that the funds crowdsourcing model may finally be ripe to disrupt the mainstream gaming industry. Ouya certainly has been a wild success and right on its heels, PlayJam has now launched GameStick, being touted as the tiniest and most portable TV games console.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Zynga Shuts Down 11 Social Games Including Mafia Wars 2

Zynga Shuts Down 11 Social Games Including Mafia Wars 2

Zynga, the company that rose to the epitome of success in the social gaming arena arm in arm with Facebook’s rise, has been in troubled waters for quite some time. Already with its stock touching the bottom and forced to lay off employees, Zynga has also shut down 11 of its social video games by now.

By On January 1, 2013 Respond
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Ouya Gaming Consoles Started Shipping To Developers

Ouya Gaming Consoles Started Shipping To Developers

It was promised that Ouya will arrive in late December. The good news is, Ouya gaming console has started to ship to developers.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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