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Battery life could be prohibiting rumble in Sixaxis

Sources close to Inner Bits reportedly tell them that Sony unsurprisingly has been working for the past few months on engineering the Sixaxis controller to shake and rattle (it already rolls). The problem currently lies with battery life. "Between the rumble and the wireless support, the batteries...

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Sony Blu-ray player drops to $500, now cheaper than PS3

The Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray player has been dropped $100 in price to $499, putting it below the price of the PlayStation 3. Sony, who once touted the PS3 as the cheapest Blu-ray player on the market, has appeared to have crossed off its own talking point. But if priced the same, the BDP-S300 would be...

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European Commisioner: MS has a week to explain Xbox 360 scratching disc issue

European Commissioner for Consumers Meglena Kuneva wants to get to the bottom of the Xbox 360 scratching disc issue and she wants answers from Microsoft within one week. In a visit to The Netherlands yesterday, Kuneva confirmed that she had written to Microsoft requesting information on how they...

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EA chief: 'biggest battle will be in Europe'

Forget United States or Japan, the fate of the console war will largely be determined by how well each console maker can conquer the European market, according to Electronic Arts' international publishing head Gerhard Florin. "I believe the biggest fight will be in Europe," said Florin, speaking at...

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Xbox 360 Elite uses HDMI 1.2; no support for Dolby TrueHD

For audiophiles, this may hurt. For everyone else, this may induce yawning. The Xbox 360 Elite will ship with HDMI version 1.2, as opposed to the latest version 1.3. What do you lose with such a monstrous degradation? HDMI 1.3 adds support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams; this can...

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Ben Heck explains how to make Wii laptop

Remember that crazy Wii laptop Engadget commissioned from mod extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn? Well, Ben Heck was kind enough to write up a thorough how-to guide so that we can emulate his work. The third and final part of his instructional guide has been posted onto Engadget so that you can now get...

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Aussies get 360 HD DVD March 29 for $249 AUD

In a short but sweet news post, Xbox Zone revealed new details on the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive it discovered from Xbox Australia. The most pertinent news is that Oz will get its chance to pick up the add-on peripheral on March 29 for $249 AUD, which translates to approximately the $200 price tag for...

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Rumor: Dell considers gaming handheld

Is Dell looking to take on the DS and PSP in the portable console front? Not likely, but it sounds like they might have found another option. Dell's Global Gaming Chief Abizar Vakharia, at a European Innovation event in Marbella, Spain, was quoted as saying "you know, [a future gaming handheld is]...

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Westinghouse and the blinking PS3: HDCP gone awry?

Some PlayStation 3 users who play on Westinghouse 1080p screens might have noticed a blinking problem when loading up their games, wherein no sound comes up and the screen's imagery blinks off and on. Popular Mechanics has been following the story and trying to deduce the culprit of this problem....

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Is Sega cutting off Dreamcast disc production?

According to sources speaking to Dreamcast-Scene, Sega may cease production of the GD-ROM disc format this February. The GD-ROM is the Dreamcast's only official format, so this revelation would essentially be Sega pulling the life support from its final console, which has managed to retain developer...

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