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Nintendo Will Never Ditch Buttons For A Full Touchscreen Controller

[credit provider=”DoNotLick via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/donotlick/4352288222/lightbox/”] Nintendo made it clear that while they’re open to touchscreens on portables like the 3DS and controllers on consoles, you can bet there will always be buttons on all future gadgets.Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s president, told a market analyst that although they embrace touchscreens on their […]
Nintendo Will Never Ditch Buttons For A Full Touchscreen Controller
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Latest Wii 2 rumour: A Six-Inch Touchscreen Controller

rumours about the Nintendo’s next video game console started swirling last week. Now we have a bit more juicy details.The Wii 2 (code-named “Project Café”) is said to have a controller with a six-inch touchscreen, two analogue sticks, and eight buttons. The new console should also support the current model […]
Latest Wii 2 rumour: A Six-Inch Touchscreen Controller
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Nintendo Will Announce The Wii 2 At E3 This June

Nintendo is expected to debut a new video game console to replace its ageing Wii next year. the Japanese company is expected to make that announcement at the E3 trade show in June, according to Game Informer.
Nintendo Will Announce The Wii 2 At E3 This June
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Nintendo Isn’t Building A Phone (And Here’s Why It’s Right)

Nintendo execs don’t want to build a phone and say they have no plans to, according to CNN.Plenty of people are clamoring for a Nintendo phone, however. And it seems to make sense, because after all the iPhone is a huge gaming device and the direction of the mobile gaming […]
Nintendo Isn’t Building A Phone (And Here’s Why It’s Right)
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The Nintendo 3DS: 3D Is Worth The Heavy Price Tag [REVIEW]

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach”] I haven’t played a console video game in over two years.Since Apple’s App Store launched, my gaming has been on the iPhone, playing simple, addicting games on the subway, or ports of classics that come alive on my touchscreen.
The Nintendo 3DS: 3D Is Worth The Heavy Price Tag [REVIEW]
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Nintendo 3DS Launch Expected To Be Massive This Weekend

[credit provider=”AP”] By James BrightmanThe 3DS launches this weekend in North America, and it’s looking to be a huge event. Following the news that pre-orders were soaring at Amazon in the U.K., GameStop said on its earnings call today that it’s trying just to keep up with the huge demand from consumers.
Nintendo 3DS Launch Expected To Be Massive This Weekend
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Nintendo Made Some Cool Announcements Today, Too

[credit provider=”Joystiq” url=”http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/02/nintendo-gdc-keynote/#continued”] You have to pity Nintendo a little bit: the company booked its keynote at GDC long before Apple decided to monopolize the world’s attention with the iPad 2 announcement on the same morning.But in fact, the company made a couple of pretty cool announcements about the 3DS […]
Nintendo Made Some Cool Announcements Today, Too
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Sony’s Next PlayStation Portable Will Have New Controls, Be For Hardcore Gamers

[credit provider=”AP”] Sony used to rule gaming. But its latest PlayStation, though it’s done well, has been overshadowed by Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 and (especially) Nintendo‘s Wii.And its mobile efforts have always foundered. Its first PlayStation Portable was a really high-powered (and expensive) device while Nintendo’s DS had innovative dual screen […]
Sony’s Next PlayStation Portable Will Have New Controls, Be For Hardcore Gamers
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Here’s The Awesome TV Box You Can’t Buy

Imagine you could plug a box to your TV and get the things you get out of all your boxes now. Broadband internet, countless TV channels and free unlimited phonecalls, of course. Internet-enabled TV, with a full browser. An app store for games that look better than Wii games, controlled […]
Here’s The Awesome TV Box You Can’t Buy
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Total Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Ready To Beat Xbox 360

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5565294/playstation-move-isnt-much-more-than-a-wii-hd”] Sony’s PlayStation 3 is on the cusp of outselling Microsoft’s Xbox 360, despite the fact that the PS3 launched about a year after the Xbox 360.According to Sony’s latest earnings report released last night, the company sold 3.2 million PlayStation 3 consoles during the quarter from June […]
Total Sony PlayStation 3 Sales Ready To Beat Xbox 360
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Nintendo 3DS Will “Sell Like Hotcakes,” Says EA Exec

Most would agree that Nintendo stole this year’s E3 show with its 3DS unveiling. Very few people had any bad things to say about the new handheld, which offers 3D gaming on the small screen without the need to wear special glasses.
Nintendo 3DS Will “Sell Like Hotcakes,” Says EA Exec
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New Xbox 360 Is Killing It, As The Rest Of The Gaming Industry Sags

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5563153/the-new-xbox-360-is-smaller-and-blacker-but-the-same-price”] The NPD Group has released its game sales data for the month of June, and as was forecast by most analysts, it wasn’t so pretty.Total sales fell 6% to $1.1 billion, while software dipped 15% to $531.3 million. Hardware sales actually grew 5% to $401.7 million, in […]
New Xbox 360 Is Killing It, As The Rest Of The Gaming Industry Sags
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Your Primer On The Industry’s Massive Investment In 3D

[credit provider=”AP”] Opinion is (sharply) divided on whether the surge of activity in 3D technology and media is just a fad, or the way of the future.We suspect the truth is somewhere in the boring middle: the current hysteria will die down a little, but the trend towards more 3D […]
Your Primer On The Industry’s Massive Investment In 3D
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PlayStation Move Isn’t Much More Than A Wii HD

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5565294/playstation-move-isnt-much-more-than-a-wii-hd”] I had high hopes for PlayStation Move since its announcement. Having played around with various titles for about an hour today, I have to say: if Sony’s technology is better, it isn’t showing in its first-gen software.Frankly, I’m not sure that it ever will.
PlayStation Move Isn’t Much More Than A Wii HD
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From Booth Babes To Cirque: The Best Photos From E3

[credit provider=”VentureBeat ” url=”http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/06/17/from-cirque-to-booth-babes-our-photo-gallery-of-marketing-games-at-e3/”] The E3 video game trade show ended yesterday after five days of events that drew more than 45,000 attendees.The show blends the traditional marketing of “booth babes” and “booth dudes” targeting young gamers as well as the nouveau style of marketing that Microsoft used with its […]
From Booth Babes To Cirque: The Best Photos From E3
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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

[credit provider=”Crunchies2009″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/crunchies2009/4259162754/”] Good morning! Here’s the news: iPhone 4 pre-orders were a total disaster. AT&T servers failed to process all the upgrades, and even exposed users accounts. Despite the screw ups, AT&T managed to sell out of pre-order iPhones, and Apple has too. We think Apple sells 2 million […]
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
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PSP 2 (rumoured) Specs Are Incredible

Gaming site VG247 has heard from multiple sources that Sony will not have its next generation handheld gaming device ready for the E3 conference, but that it is on the way, and it is going to be awesome.
PSP 2 (rumoured) Specs Are Incredible
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Nintendo: Almost 1 Million Wii Users Streaming Netflix

Netflix’s newish movie streaming service on the Nintendo Wii is off to a good start: Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime just said on CNBC that almost 1 million Wii users have “participated” in the Netflix streaming system so far, which Netflix debuted this spring.
Nintendo: Almost 1 Million Wii Users Streaming Netflix
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Here Comes ESPN To Xbox

Microsoft (MSFT) and Disney (DIS) are in talks to bring live-streaming sporting events to Xbox Live, according to Brian Stelter of the New York Times.
Here Comes ESPN To Xbox
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Nintendo Is Doing Great! But Not Like Last Year

Nintendo is going back to the basics with the release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. According to Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo is doing great during this holiday season, but there is obviously no chance of catching up to last year’s numbers.
Nintendo Is Doing Great! But Not Like Last Year
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Sony Stages A Huge Comeback In Japan

Enterbrain, the publisher of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, has released life-to-date sales figures for the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii and Sony (SNE) PlayStation 3 in Japan.
Sony Stages A Huge Comeback In Japan
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Nintendo: Chicks Dig Our Wii

The Wii’s market share might be sliding overall, but Nintendo says it has a iron lock on one part of the market — women.
Nintendo: Chicks Dig Our Wii
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I’m Bored With The Wii, And So Are A Lot Of My Friends

At Arc90, one of our meeting rooms is proudly called the Wii Room. It’s an informal meeting space with a whiteboard, projector and…a Nintendo Wii. When we first got the Wii a couple of years ago, it was a universal hit at Arc90. The bowling and golf games in the […]
I’m Bored With The Wii, And So Are A Lot Of My Friends
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Nintendo Planning A Big-Screen DSi, Says Japanese Paper

Nintendo (NTDOY) will release a new version of its DSi portable device with a 4-inch screen later this year, Japanese newspaper Nikkei Shimbun is reporting. That represents an improvement over the current models, which sport 3.25-inch screens.
Nintendo Planning A Big-Screen DSi, Says Japanese Paper
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Playstation 3 Now Outselling Xbox, Wii

Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3 surged ahead of the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii to lead home console sales in September, according to the recently released report from NPD.
Playstation 3 Now Outselling Xbox, Wii
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iDon’t Ad Is A Ripoff Of An Old Sega Campaign

The new commercial from Verizon and Google’s Android has generated a lot of buzz for attacking the iPhone. The real story here, however, is that the commercial is basically a rehash of a series of Sega ads highlighting the shortcomings of the original Nintendo Entertainment System in comparison to the […]
iDon’t Ad Is A Ripoff Of An Old Sega Campaign