Gaming Consoles

Finding nostalgia in the pixelated video games of decades past

Every day, it seems, new ultra-high-resolution video games are released, syncing with players’ social media accounts and ready for virtual reality …

Retrogaming

Ohio man shot in argument over sale of video game console, police say

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot during an argument over the price of a video game console.<p>According to WCMH …

Crime

Sega CCO reflects on Super Monkey Ball, F-Zero GX, and why they 'lost the hardware war' to Nintendo

Although the GameCube is rapidly becoming Nintendo's second-lowest performing console (the Switch doesn't have much to sell before it eclipses it …

Retrogaming

Sony Releasing Limited Edition PS4 Pro to Celebrate 500 Million Consoles Sold

If you were a gamer in the early 90s, when (or if) you heard the term “console wars,” only Nintendo or Sega came to mind. You either had a Genesis or …

PS4 Pro

When did Luigi become a joke?

He’s Nintendo’s punching bag<p>Luigi is dead. Or he might as well be, since his creators don’t mind killing him for a joke.<p>In last week’s <i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i> Nintendo Direct, Luigi was included in the reveal that Simon and Richter Belmont are joining the game as playable characters. In the …

Nintendo Direct

Consumer Screen Time Increases; Screenless Smart Speakers Unfazed

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home are in one of the hottest IoT product categories in the market, but their ultimate role within the …

Google Home

'Jumanji' Heats Up Movie Night At Heart Of Soquel Park

Portable toilets are available and attendees are invited to bring a picnic and low-backed chairs.<p><b>From the County of Santa Cruz:</b> Supervisor John …

Santa Cruz

Modern PC Crammed Into an Original Xbox

When the original Microsoft Xbox was released in 2001, one of the most notable features of its design was that it used a number of off-the-shelf …

Xbox

Sony PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

Having outsold their nearest competitor (Xbox One) by nearly double, there’s no denying that the PlayStation 4 sits squarely at the top of the video …

PS4 Pro

Sony Hits 500 Million PlayStation Milestone

The company is marking the occasion with the release of a $500 PS4 Pro special edition, which goes on sale worldwide on Aug. 24.<p>Sales of 81 million …

PS4 Pro

Nerdist News: WTFriday #14: The Console Wars, Sony’s Spider-verse, and more!

What gaming system is best: Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo? We’ll be breaking down what you need to know in the world of video games. And how will …

Comics

There's a New Chinese Gaming Console, and It's Like the PlayStation 4 Pro

AMD Takes Another Tech Leap<p>It’s late in the console generation (where the west is concerned), but over in China, AMD has built something completely …

Computer Hardware

Bee Simulator, A Game About Being A Bee

Here is <i>Bee Simulator</i>, a video game that is coming to the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. You are a bee, and you fly around doing bee …

New York City

The most popular video game console around right now is one from 1983

Modern video game consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation aren’t just capable of playing games.<p>They’re fully-formed entertainment devices capable of …

Retrogaming

June's Best-Selling Video Game Console Was The NES Classic

The best-selling piece of video game hardware earlier this summer was not the surging Nintendo Switch nor the dominant PlayStation 4—it was a …

Retrogaming

Elon Musk wants to let people play video games on the dashboard screen of Tesla cars

Game developers: Elon Musk is looking to hire you for an unlikely project.<p>"If you're into video game development, consider applying to Tesla," Musk tweeted on Wednesday. "We want to make super fun games that integrate the center touch screen, phone & car [in real life]."<p>You may be wondering, like I …

Tesla

Vizio Launches Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Service

The television maker Vizio is launching a free, ad-supported streaming video service, WatchFree, which it created in conjunction with the streaming …

Media Industry

Another football World Cup starts this week... for the game FIFA 18

If you’re frustrated with how the World Cup went, or you’re craving more football, another World Cup is taking place in London starting this Thursday.<p>…

Technology (China)

PlayStation 4 Has Now Surpassed The PlayStation 3 In Sales

<b>PlayStation 4</b> sales have officially surpassed sales of the PlayStation 3. Sony's latest console is more popular than its predecessor and continues to …

PlayStation

Switch Reignites Video Game Console Market In Japan After 10-Year Slump

It appears the success of the Nintendo Switch in Japan has had an impact on the wider video game console market locally, with key statistics released …

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch Has Stopped a Ten Year Decline in the Japanese Video Game Market

The video game market in Japan has been in decline for a decade now. Following on from the mega-successes of the PS2, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS, …

Nintendo Switch

Arrest Made In Lowell Homicide: DA

The suspect had allegedly stolen a safe and video game console from the home where a 40-year-old man died Thursday.<p>LOWELL, MA – An arrest has been …

General Hospital

Man Charged With Armed Assault In Connection With Lowell Homicide

LOWELL (CBS) – A 41-year-old man was held without bail on an armed assault charge in connection with a homicide that occurred during a home invasion …

Home Invasion

Samundi Cobb accused of fatally assaulting Saro Mann in Lowell home invasion, stealing a video game console and safe, DA says

A 41-year-old Lowell man is being held without bail for an alleged assault during a home invasion that led to the death of Saro Mann, officials …

Crime

Order an NES Classic right now and you can get it for $59.99

Well, retro gaming fans, we have good news and bad news for you on Wednesday morning. The bad news is Amazon does not have the NES Classic Edition …

Retrogaming

Nintendo hits 'start' on media agency review

Nintendo could be looking to<p>switch up its media agency relationships. The gaming giant has launched a media review in the U.S., according to multiple …

Los Angeles

Sega To Publish The Former Sony Exclusive Crash Bandicoot On Nintendo Switch In Japan

Despite the fact that <b>Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy</b> has been available for a while now in western territories, and absolutely dominating the UK …

Nintendo Switch

Microsoft might make 2 new Xbox consoles — 1 will stream games from the cloud

We already knew Microsoft is hard at work on its Xbox One follow-up; head of Xbox Phil Spencer said as much at E3. As it turns out, his choice of …

Gaming

Commodore 64 Mini release date finally gets some good news

Last year, Retro Games announced that it was reviving the Commodore 64. Following in Nintendo’s footsteps with the NES and SNES Classic, the machine …

Retrogaming

Nintendo Switch Deal Includes Console And Your Choice Of Select Games

Walmart is running a deal right now that can save you $30 if you're in the market for a Nintendo Switch. The offer includes a Nintendo Switch console, with either gray or red-and-blue Joy-Cons, and one game from a selection of six, all for $330. That saves you up to $30, assuming the game you …

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