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Bringing the power of the sun to the DS Lite

Do you ever stop and think about the resources that power your electronic lifestyle? Sometimes we look around at the stack of consoles and the computers and think, well ... maybe someday we should cut back a little(yeah, right). Well, the folks at Tom's Hardware are looking for ways to incorporate s...

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Wii-ward

Must ... resist ... urge to use "Thwii" pun ... Now that we've sufficiently girded, here's the news: the PS2 Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is getting an enhanced port on the Wii, to be released in Japan on March 21st with the enhanced title Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI with Power-Up Kit. Alo...

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360 eats electricity. A lot of it

The crew at HCW decided to compare the power consumption of all three major consoles. Just for good measure, they threw in a mid-range PC as well. The overall conclusion, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 suck up almost as much juice as a PC. The Wii, on the other hand, sips lightly on its electricity like...

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News Alert: Syrian prez doesn't play video games

The controversy surrounding the positive and negative effects of modern video games has drawn commentary from luminaries ranging from the governor of California to the Pope. But among all this high-level pontificating, one question has loomed large: What does Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad think o...

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Researchers working on Cell processor supercomputer

For years, Sony and IBM have talked up the power of the Cell processor that's at the core of of every PS3. Now, some University of Illinois researchers are working on finally unlocking that power for the next generation of highly parallel supercomputers. The Illinois News-Gazette has a report on the...

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Smaller 360 CPU delayed until mid 2007

Microsoft has been planning on reducing the chip size of the 360's CPU since inception, but it looks like it's going to be a while longer before that actually happens. Digitimes reports that the large 90nm chip that's currently in the 360 will be shrunk down to a nicer 65nm, but not until mid 2007 b...

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Wii-chargable batt....no. No, never mind.

If you're like us, you've essentially forestalled any and all social responsibilities as of November 19th, 2006. That also means that, if you're like us, you've spent an additional bazillion dollars on those accursed double-A alkaline batteries. Where, Nintendo, are our rechargeables? Well, it seems...

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Pokemon: Diamond/Pearl confirmed for Spring! [update 1]

Pokemon: Diamond/Pearl is, beyond doubt, the most anticipated release in the American market for the wonderous and fancy DS. Despite runaway sales in Japan and critical success, however, Nintendo has remained extremely tight-lipped about its eventual release date, with nothing more than a "TBA 2007...

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Hacking the dead: Power Glove for the Wii

Ah, yes, the Power Glove. Many of us still remember the peripheral emerging onto the scene during our childhood, not to mention its prominent role in the spotlight of the movie The Wizard. Well, now that the Wii has released, a Japanese hacker has decided to incorporate the Wiimote and Power Glove ...

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Nintendo Power January issue details leaked

In getting all the news that's fit to print in the January issue of Nintendo Power, Codename Revolution has dropped several delicious morsels onto our plate. In an effort to save you the trouble of reading our paragraphs of text here, we'll just consolidate all of the important news into bullet poi...

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