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.
Five years after it shook up the Web with its unexpected debut, Chrome gambles again as it takes the Web offline with its new "packaged apps."
CNET's resident gaming expert delivers the top 11 best games of 2012.
Polygon's Russ Frushtick is back in the studio to tell us which game is causing him to lose sleep these days. We'll also hear what he thinks about "Dark Knight Rises" (no spoilers) and Apple filing a patent for its own NFC-powered gaming controller.
In the face of stiff competition from smart phone and tablet gaming, we were hoping for something more audacious from Sony's Vita revamp. The Vita Slim is still a powerful, portable games machine however -- just watch out for those pricey, proprietary memory cards. Owners of the original shouldn't worry about upgrading, but if there are Vita-specific titles you've been hankering to play for a while now, this is a good time to get involved.
Do you get a dedicated game device, or stick with your phone or tablet? Here are the best options out there, and what they do differently.
A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet.
The Acer Chromebook C720P manages to get better at all the key things, adding up to a little laptop alternative that's better than any budget Chromebook we've seen before.
Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.