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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 combi...

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Creating alarmist press release for marketing purposes

GamePolitics was on the ball when they noticed this attention grabing headline about video games screaming, "First Violence, Then Sex, and Now Drugs in Video Games." The funny thing is that the headline, and accompanying text, is actually a marketing maneuver being implemented by sexually-themed MMO...

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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" W...

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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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NOA releases dates, engages in tomfoolery

There are plenty of high-caliber DS releases coming in the second half of this year. Nintendo of America seeks to whet our appetites, and so a recent press release bestows a convenient list of release dates upon us...that extremely informative list, reader, can be found here. What draws our attentio...

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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 peo...

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Need for Speed: Carbon hints at Wii launch date

The upcoming Need for Speed: Carbon is being released on just about every platform known to man. A few days ago, EA released a press statement stating that the game would be released on November 10th for the PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, PC, Nintendo DS, PSP, GBA, and PC. (The PS3 version will...

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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, b...

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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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