Consoles

Nvidia Shield
REVIEW

Nvidia Shield

While the Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops make it the most potent Android TV device yet, app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 28, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set
REVIEW

Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set

The Wii U has shaken off some of its initial growing pains to become a superior kid and family console, with a limited but excellent lineup of exclusive games you won't find anywhere else.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 21 votes
Sony PlayStation 4 Knack Bundle
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 4 Knack Bundle

The PlayStation 4's beautiful graphics, smart interface, blazing performance, near-perfect controller and better indie offerings give it a slight edge over the Xbox One as both consoles enter their second year.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2014

MSRP: $519.97

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim  LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham + The Sly Collection Bundle
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham + The Sly Collection Bundle ( 500GB)

While it will begin to cede its position to the PS4 in 2015, the PlayStation 3 still delivers impressively strong value for gaming and video entertainment.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
Sony PlayStation TV
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation TV

The PlayStation TV sounds great on paper, but out of the gate, it underwhelms as both a gaming and an entertainment box.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2014
1 star User rating out of 2 votes
Microsoft Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle

While the PS4 remains our overall preferred choice in the next-gen console race, the Xbox One's significant first-year course corrections -- including a welcome holiday price drop -- make it a better deal than ever, and a much better bargain than when it first debuted.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 22, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
REVIEW

Nintendo 3DS ( Aqua Blue)

The Nintendo 3DS successfully offers a glasses-free 3D experience that needs to be seen to be believed. A weak start out of the gate has been all but forgotten thanks to a bevy of compelling releases on online downloadables since launch.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 16, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Microsoft Xbox 360 S  Holiday Bundle
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox 360 S Holiday Bundle ( 250GB, Forza 4 & Skyrim)

Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2010
Microsoft Xbox 360 S
REVIEW

Microsoft Xbox 360 S ( 4GB, Refurbished)

Though the new Xbox 360 certainly addresses most of the concerns we've had with the versions before it, we don't think it warrants a purchase if you already own an Xbox 360 in working order with an HDMI-out port and a hard drive.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on June 24, 2010

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Nintendo DSi XL
REVIEW

Nintendo DSi XL ( Wine Red)

At the end of the day, the DSi XL is exactly the same as the DSi, so unless you're desperate for more touch-screen real estate, or your vision is impaired, we can't recommend a purchase over the original DSi.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 24, 2010

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