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Xbox One will turn on faster than your TV while in stand-by mode

Xbox One is likely to turn on faster than your television when powered from its stand-by mode, according to Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello in a statement on Reddit.<p>Penello gives a clearer idea into how the new console functions, explaining the system's three power stages as "On is …

Moga’s new controllers aim to give you console-style gameplay on Android

PowerA’s Moga division is launching two new Android smartphone-and-tablet game controllers for the holidays.<p>The new controllers feature Moga Boost technology, which charges players phones while they play, allowing for longer sessions without running down battery life. Both new controllers feature …

Best Buy to offer two-year gaming discount membership for $120

Best Buy's new Unlocked Epic Gaming Package will offer participants 20 percent off of new video games for any console for two years, a representative for the retailer told Polygon.<p>Consumers can purchase a two-year Gamers Club Unlocked membership for $119.99 and begin receiving discounts Nov. 10, …

EA football monopoly lawsuit settlement checks being sent out

Participants in the class-action lawsuit alleging that Electronic Arts created a monopoly for football video games are finally starting to receive payouts from EA's settlement fund, according to reports from NeoGAF users.<p>EA came to an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiffs in Pecover v. …

iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

Apple may indeed have attracted a much broader audience of upgraders for its redesigned 9.7-inch iPad versus last year, according to new early data from mobile app analytics firms. The iPad Air enjoyed somewhere around five times the first weekend adoption of the fourth generation iPad, according …

GTA Online 'stimulus package' to drop this week

Rockstar is finally preparing to gift $500,000 of virtual cash to every player of its GTA Online mode – a promise the company made on 14 October, but has so far been unable to deliver. An online update issued on Friday informed gamers that another update to the online multiplayer servicer, which is …

Helium-filled hard drives balloon storage space

Nobody seems to much care about hard drives anymore. Whereas we previously waited anxiously for the next doubling in capacity, modern cloud storage and flash memory have turned the old trusty HDD into a neglected backup artist. And yet, all those photos and videos you upload to "the cloud" actually …

Nikon's new full-frame camera leaks out with glorious retro styling

The Alpha 7 cameras that Sony introduced last month were astounding because of their combination of compact size, a full-frame sensor, and interchangeable lenses. The only apparent problem they had was the lack of an established lens ecosystem — such as, for example, the one that Nikon has with its …

Only 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter (but they’re smart, young, and rich)

Only 16 percent of U.S. adults use Twitter, and only half of them get news via the short-message social network, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. That’s far fewer than Facebook, where 30 percent of American adults get their news.<p>The good news for Twitter?<p>Twitter users skew younger, …

EA CEO on shutting down online games: 'It's never an easy decision'

Electronic Arts has taken a lot of flak in recent years for shutting down online games, but the decision is always about prioritizing the ability to "provide a great game experience," said CEO Andrew Wilson in an interview with Polygon last week.<p>Earlier this year, EA closed three Facebook games …

Supreme Court notes “disconcerting” Facebook settlement, will eye future charity deals

When Facebook(s fb) gets sued over privacy, it has a novel way to make the issue go away: the company hands over a sum of money to lawyers and …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …