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Nintendo on mobile ‘is an earthquake that will change the entire games industry’

Nintendo caved.<p>Early this morning, publisher made the surprise announcement that it is partnering with mobile gaming company DeNA to produce original apps for smartphones and tablets. These games will bring Nintendo brands and characters to new platforms. This is huge news, and it is already having …

Gaming Industry

TheTake Just Raised $2M So You Can Buy That Thing You Saw In That Movie

Have you ever watched a movie and thought to yourself either “I really want that” or “I really want to go there“? Well now you can really buy that (or something a lot like it) or find a way to go there, thanks to TheTake.<p>The New York-based startup has raised $2 million in its first round of venture …

Sony's first post-Chromecast Google TV device is a dongle, not a set-top box

We first got a whiff of Sony's NSZ-GU1 earlier this month from an FCC filing, and now the folks at GTVHacker point out those documents have been updated with more info and pictures. The first new Google TV hardware seen since the $35 Chromecast dongle launched, this device appears to be a blend of …

Apple trolls us with ‘iWatch’ tease in latest iPhone music ad

Here’s an amusing little image for your Friday: the screenshot above is a clip from Apple’s newest “Music Every Day” ad, which was posted on their YouTube channel last night.<p>If you pay attention at around 0:30 in the commercial, you’ll see what would almost appear to be someone wearing a large, …

Amazon reportedly plans to get into the set-top-box game this fall

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Google attempts at the set-top-box market, Amazon is planning to release a set-top-box, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>They say the box will plug into TVs and give users access to Amazon’s expanding video offerings. Those include its a la carte Video on Demand store, …

Microsoft’s next Xbox could take over your TV just like Google TV

With its Xbox 360 successor, Microsoft may just one-up Google for once.<p>The new Xbox will reportedly be able to control your television and cable/satellite box, similar to what Google (unsuccessfully) attempted with Google TV, reports the Verge.<p>The console would reportedly connect to your cable box …

Amazon Expands X-Ray Feature To TV Shows On Kindle Fire And Wii U With Data From IMDb

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video content. The entire Kindle Fire family will receive the feature and the Amazon Instant Video app …