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Best video game consoles of 2014

The "next-generation" game consoles are here -- but until their game library hits critical mass, the

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Game console war heats up with Xbox, PlayStation updates

Microsoft and Sony announce new game console features, Alienware demos a PC that acts like a console, and the new Skylanders Trap Team game doesn't even require a console -- just a tablet.

By August 12, 2014

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Activision to break with past, release Skylanders for consoles, tablets

For the first time, the game giant will launch a top-tier console title on a tablet at the same time it's coming out for consoles made by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Skylanders toys will, of course, join the fray.

By August 12, 2014

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Game console war heats up with Xbox, PlayStation updates

Microsoft and Sony announce new game console features, Alienware demos a PC that acts like a console, and the new Skylanders Trap Team game doesn't even require a console -- just a tablet.

By August 12, 2014

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Why I don't play console games on my smartphone

(Commentary) Madden NFL? Need for Speed? BioShock? These games demand big screens and handheld controllers, dammit!

By August 5, 2014

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How PS2 became gaming's most popular console ever

Effortless cool, DVD powers and more -- CNET explains how Sony's second console became gaming's greatest sequel.

By July 28, 2014

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Samsung invests $13M in Android microgaming console GamePop

Samsung continues to float an interest in the largely-uncharted waters of Android games as it invests in BlueStacks' GamePop.

By July 23, 2014

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LeapTV, a tiny game console for little kids, coming this fall for $149 with a bold controller (hands-on)

LeapFrog aims for the little-kid console market with LeapTV, adding motion controls and active gaming to its educationally-targeted entertainment philosophy. We got to try it out for a few minutes.

By July 15, 2014

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Consoles expand beyond gaming

Where's the console market headed? CNET's Brian Cooley discusses the strategies of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo post E3.

By July 8, 2014

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Xbox 360 E console

The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.

August 1, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating August 1, 2013
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PlayStation Vita Slim

Two years in, the PlayStation Vita has come of age and become a refined piece of hardware and an excellent place to play a lot of games. You don't need one, but it's really fun and worth its price.

July 24, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating July 24, 2014