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Microsoft trumpets strong October sales

Despite dropping back to third place in overall hardware sales for October, Microsoft isn't crying too much over the latest NPD sales report. Why not? Well, a press release issued by the company lists plenty of reasons, including: Higher overall sales ($354 million in hardware and software...

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Nintendo slip up points to Wii shortages? [update 1]

It's not every day that a major video game company tells you not to listen to what it says, but that's just what Nintendo did today. Yesterday, the company issued a press release trumpeting NPD sales figures that showed healthy Wii and DS sales. The release also promised "well more than a million"...

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Modded Xbox rehabs stroke victims

How many stroke victims did the PS2 rehabilitate this week?: Engineers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have modified a popular home video game system to assist stroke patients with hand exercises, producing a technology costing less than $600 that may one day rival systems 10 times...

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2 million and counting [Update 1]

Heads up, statisticians; we've got another Nintendo milestone for ya. At some undisclosed time on Thursday morning, the two millionth unique user logged into the Nintendo Wi-Fi system. Since Nintendo loves to put big numbers in perspective, their press release points out that this number is more...

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Nintendo DS: over 21 million served

Well, 21 million sold at least, because the DS is like a Pringle: who can have just one? In a press release yesterday, Nintendo announced that 21 million DS units had been sold in less than two years on the market. To us, of course, the numbers aren't really surprising -- since we tend to be the...

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Cheaper PS3 loses HDMI, slots, Wi-Fi, 40GB

As you can see above, there are a few things different between the two PS3 SKUs planned. (Hint: the obvious alterations concern high-def output and wireless connectivity -- though Bluetooth controllers should work just fine with both, with or without any chrome case highlighting.) So what's HDMI,...

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PS3 pad loses DualShock name and vibration but picks up Wii-esque motion detection and wireless connectivity

In a shocking turn of events, the PS3 controller has gone from banamerang to wireless DualShock 3, except without the DualShock name and vibration. If you take a good look at the back of the new control pad (see the close-up above), you'll notice that the DualShock 2 brand name imprinted on the old...

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E3 Marketplace Content Press Release

I feel pretty bad about not mentioning this press release when I first received it in my inbox (for the few who don't recieve Microsoft Press Releases). Here's the content headed to XBLM during E3: Playable game demos and/or trailers from highly anticipated titles like: Crackdown...

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Battlefield 2142 officially confirmed

Well, it looks like it's official... sorta. The BF2142 Team has updated EA's Battlefield 2 site with a note today confirming the ongoing development of Battlefield 2142 ("scheduled for release this Autumn"). The "official" corporate press release will arrive sometime later this week. So there...

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Technology advances in lighting promise more realism

Geometric algebra, an up-and-coming field of mathematics, has found its way into video games thanks to Geomerics, a British startup. Although the company has yet to release details of their products, they've recently published some information on technology advances made possible by geometric...

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