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New PlayStation 3 model may be in the works, FCC filing suggests

A new filing on the FCC database shows what appears to be a new model of PlayStation 3. Most of the information is confidential by request, but a diagram showing the location of the FCC ID (above) suggests a hardware configuration that is shaped differently from the existing PS3 Slim – in fac...

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Fox Entertainment Group FCC filing points to new video service on consoles

According to some FCC documents that have surfaced online, yet another content streaming service could be headed to gaming consoles soon. A filing of an FCC call (PDF link) between the Fox Entertainment Group and a multichannel video programming distribution partner shows this partner's intent to...

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New PS3 models (2500 series) tested by FCC

As spotted by Engadget a few days ago, the FCC has tested new PS3 models, including a new debugging station. CECH-2501, as listed, undoubtedly features a few changes from the current Slim series: CECH-2100. Sony has tweaked the PS3 hardware over the years (with many minor changes unannounced to the...

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Rumor: Image of 3DS motherboard submitted to FCC leaked

A recent Federal Communications Commission filing made by Nintendo has been the source of no small amount of speculation over the past few days. The seemingly innocuous entry on the FCC's site was submitted to get the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi card approved for U.S. distribution -- however, the image submi...

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PlayStation Move sub-controller now called 'Navigation Controller'

Sony's PlayStation Move sub-controller had its naming day at the FCC and marched off proudly as the "Navigation Controller." Mazel tov. The Sony America website has been updated to reflect the change. Meanwhile, the Wii Nunchuk controller is sipping its scotch in the corner and laughing maniacall...

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Game developers speak with FCC about bandwidth concerns

Last month, a group of online game developers (from companies like Turbine and Vivox, and even a board candidate for the Independent Game Developers Association) met with the FCC to argue for Internet neutrality, and against Internet Service Providers offering premium access and bandwidth to paying...

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Sony: 250GB HDD + Uncharted 2 PS3 bundle 'complete fabrication' [update]

A PlayStation 3 Slim bundle containing a 250GB hard drive and Uncharted 2 was leaked by an anonymous tipster at Engadget. Though no price or release date info was provided, Engadget was able to independently confirm the bundle's legitimacy. We've reached out to Sony for comment and have yet to hear...

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Xbox 360 802.11n WiFi adapter reviewed by FCC

The IEEE recently standardized the 802.11n WiFi protocol, which has unofficially been appearing in consumer electronics products for over two years now. It seems that Microsoft is planning on keeping up with the times, as the Federal Communications Commission recently evaluated an "Xbox 360 Wireles...

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LGJ: You down with FCC?

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq ("LGJ"), a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: With its proposal for universal ratings, the FCC is in the news again. Yet, despite its filings having become a gold mine for breaking news, from bigger Slims to the s...

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FCC considering universal game ratings, ESA unimpressed

According to a Bloomberg report, the FCC will soon begin looking into the development of a universal rating system that would span television, games and mobile phone content. Unsurprisingly, the move comes in response to a Congressional call to see whether inappropriate content is harming children ...

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