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Rocksteady Studios to complete Batman: Arkham series on next-gen consoles

Developer responsible for "Arkham Asylum" and "Arkham City" to close out franchise with "Batman: Arkham Knight."

By Mar. 4, 2014

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PS4 outsold Xbox One in March while Titanfall led software sales

Despite a strong showing from Xbox One exclusive Titanfall -- which captured the top spot in March software sales -- Microsoft's system can't keep up with the PlayStation 4.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Sony PlayStation 4 passes 7 million in worldwide sales

The PlayStation 4 continues its steady sales climb, hitting another milestone nearly one month to the day after Sony announced its console had surpassed 6 million units sold.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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Xbox One update promises to fix Kinect sensor snafus

Rolling out as of Monday night, the latest update hosts improvements to game saves, video quality, and the Kinect.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV as game console: will it succeed where others failed?

Amazon's move into living-room gaming could be a big moment, or just an afterthought. Which path depends on whether Fire TV will dodge the mistakes of console alternatives of the past.

By Apr. 2, 2014

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Phil Spencer on Xbox One 'always-on' debacle: 'We could have been more clear'

On the final day of the Game Developers Conference, the head of Microsoft Studios opens up about the Xbox One's tumultuous road to launch and the company's indie game relationship.

By Mar. 21, 2014

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Microsoft Xbox One

Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.

By Nov. 19, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Nov. 19, 2013
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Nintendo Wii (original, Wii Sports bundle)

If you don't mind the dearth of HD graphics, the Nintendo Wii's combination of motion-sensitive controllers, included Wii Sports titles, and emphasis on fun gameplay make the ultra-affordable console hard to resist.

By Nov. 13, 2006

4 stars Editor's rating Nov. 13, 2006
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Does Google buying Green Throttle point to a set-top box?

With rumors hinting at an upcoming streaming device to incorporate more gaming, the Web giant buys the Atlas controller and Arena app-maker.

By Mar. 11, 2014

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Meet the new Kinect

Microsoft's new and powerful sensor brings even more functionality to the Xbox One. Here are some the coolest things you can do with it.

By Nov. 22, 2013