E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, highlights the latest in interactive games.
CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, Bluetooth speakers, and full surround sound systems.
While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.
Three years in, the Nintendo 3DS handheld has become a seriously good game device -- especially for fans of Nintendo's classic gaming franchises -- and the XL is the one you should buy.
The Bose SoundTouch 20 is a likeable streaming speaker with capable performance and great sound, but it needs to support more music services.
Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.
At $130, the 2DS offers a huge array of compelling software and makes for a great entry-level gaming system to the uninitiated first-time gamer. Just be sure to buy a protective case along with it, too.
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
What do you get when you mix the "Game of Thrones" intro with Super Mario World? Something awesome, of course.
At E3 2014, Sony shows off new PlayStation hardware and services for streaming, and Nintendo demos Amiibo toy figurines that work with Wii U and 3DS games.
Sony sales surpassed Nintendo sales in fiscal 2013 thanks in part to the strength of the PS4, but also weaker sales of the Wii U.
Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state.