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China temporarily lifts ban on foreign consoles

China is allowing foreign firms to make game consoles in Shanghai's free trade zone and then sell them in the country, after the government temporarily suspended its 14-year-ban on foreign console sales. Both the BBC and Reuters report that the Chinese government issued a statement on Monday,...

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Ubisoft expects 'double the console installed base of previous generations'

Tony Key, senior VP of marketing and sales at Ubisoft, recently said the publisher's "feeling is the installed base of these machines will be much faster to take hold than previous generations" in regards to the PS4 and Xbox One an interview with Games Industry International. "In the first...

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Walmart still taking PS4 and Xbox One bundle pre-orders

GameStop isn't the only retailer with available next-gen consoles for pre-order, as Walmart still is still offering both stand-alone systems and value bundles. While Walmart doesn't have any standard Xbox One systems available for pre-order, it is still offering up PlayStation 4 consoles with free...

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Arrested Development commandeers game consoles in Netflix premiere

More than half of Xbox users watching Netflix this past Sunday were streaming the new season of Arrested Development, according to a report from bandwidth management firm Procera published by Mashable. The return of the long-awaited fan favorite not only claimed up to 36 percent of Netflix's...

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Battlefield 4 launching on October 29, both it and Destiny coming to Xbox One

Battlefield 4 has announced via its Facebook page that the game will launch on October 29 of this year. In addition to versions on the PC, Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, the team has also confirmed the game will be coming to Microsoft's newly announced Xbox One console. The Xbox...

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Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specs compared

Microsoft today announced the next generation of Xbox technology, called the Xbox One. Sony previously announced the PlayStation 4 back on February 20, so we now have a full look at just what both next-generation HD boxes will contain. After the break, we've assembled a chart comparing the two...

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Resident Evil: Revelations review: Any port in a storm

The 3DS is no graphical slouch. Aside from the glasses-free 3D feature, the system can kick out some impressive scenery, and it did so with last year's Resident Evil Revelations, a well-made little horror shooter in a series that's been looking for a lifeboat lately. After launching Resident Evil 6...

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Sony to begin manufacturing PlayStation 3 units in Brazil

Sony has announced plans to build PlayStation 3 systems locally in Brazil. The consoles will be manufactured in Manaus by Sony Brasil Ltda., with the 250 GB version costing 1,099 Reals. Major upcoming games The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 are getting localized releases in Brazilian...

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Report: China may end ban on game consoles

China Daily reports that the Chinese government is reviewing its current policy against game consoles. The ban was enacted in 2000 in order to protect children's development. Because of the ban, none of the current generation of consoles were able to officially launch in China. Nintendo did manage...

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Disney Infinity makers confirm annual rollout, future content on disc

Disney Infinity's executive producer John Vignocchi has told Videogamer.com that the new series (which uses physical toys to access digital content) is targeted for a yearly release schedule. The starter pack of the brand new "gaming platform" is due out this June, and Vignocchi says it will...

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